Singer-Songwriter & Acoustic Guitarist Saul Behan-Dunne Emerges with New Single “You Keep Me Warm”

Saul Behan-DunnThere are a few styles of music that encapsulate the spirit of love and the joie de vivire that humans often experience through intersecting paths. Acoustic music however, is one of the most natural forms by which singers and songwriters fuse the human experience with sound in a completely authentic and unrefined manner. Acoustic artists have a way of expressing certain truth through sound, free from inhibitions, and void of technical saturation. Because of this, listeners are able to take more away from the listening experience, appreciating the artistry, and relating lyrical substance.

The latest release  “You Keep Me Warm” from Melbourne acoustic guitarist Chris McKenna who goes by the moniker Saul Behan-Dunne (pronounced “it’s all been done”), is a spirited gust of melodic guitar rhythms combined with an exuberant vocal and lyrical performance. The production yields a genuine love song that will echo with fans who enjoy ingenuous lyrics and uncut music. In a frank tone, he expresses raw emotion against rolling waves of guitar chords and energetic dashes of trumpet play. The tone of song bears a resemblance to the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” beckoning fans to sing along.

Saul’s vocals are burly but also charming as they are delivered with a youthful tone and carefree approach. Although his vocal performance has the vibrancy of an emerging artist, it is more than evident by the overall musicality of the song, that he has indeed been there and done that and his journey has taken him far beyond the status quo. As a songwriter, his use of metaphorical phrases effectively conveys the theme of the song to fans in a lighthearted and jovial manner. “You Keep Me Warm” is an amiable and fun-loving track that will have star-crossed lovers of all ages walking hand in hand.

Saul Behan-Dunne, known for his work with The Sigh Company has now embarked on his journey as a solo artist. Delivering a pure uncooked acoustic sound, his music is a fearless expression of emotion and life’s various shades. His sounds are manifold consisting of pop, rock, folk, and acoustic styles. Keep an eye out for the video release of “You Keep Me Warm”. In the meantime, see what’s new with Saul on Triple J Unearthed Radio.

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Singer-Songwriter Blessing Tangban Tops The Charts With Her Latest Release “Harrison”

Blessing TangbanRecently there has been an organic movement toward producing music in its most natural form. Independent artists are successfully drawing from earlier styles while using contemporary contexts to deliver forward-thinking compositions. The step away from overproduced tracks is a welcome experience for music listeners across the globe.  The single most crucial component that seems to be lacking across the current music scene is depth in lyrical content.  Indie artists, now more than ever, are poised and ready to respond to this current situation in more ways than one. The new indie artist creates their own lane many times composing their own music, writing their own songs, and producing their own albums. The advent of new media has enabled us to find these exceptional artists with the greatest of ease as they truly stand out among the weeds.

A beautiful rose that has emerged from the massive musical terrain is Blessing Tangban, an acoustic singer-songwriter based in the spicy city of New Orleans. A native of Nigeria, Blessing Tangban just released the latest single from her album ‘Nowhere Girl’ called “Harrison”, a beautiful acoustic track that is not only artistic, but emotionally stirring.

“Harrison” is not only a relevant piece of work, but it also conveys exquisite songwriting skill, unsurpassed vocals, and rarely seen musical prowess. Through this most recent release, Tangban reinforces the fact that she is indeed a triple threat; as a singer, songwriter, and musician, an undertaking that requires both innate abilities, professional training, and a serious dedication to one’s craft.

Blessing’s vocals throughout the song are melodic and soothing. She utilizes dynamic vocal changes throughout the piece which work effectively to express the emotion behind the musical work.  Often compared to artists such as Dido, Blessing performs at a higher octave adding to the youthful breadth of the song. Her notes are delivered with absolute precision and convey beautifully alongside the guitar accompaniment.

In regards to the lyrical component of “Harrison”, Blessing’s songwriting is not only poetic, but consists of vivid imagery illustrated through her words. The song is composed in such a way that it tells a story that is relevant and easy to relate to especially in the realm of love songs. Tangban delivers a very strong and catchy chorus that is not only appealing to the listener but inspirational for anyone that experiences painful revelations.

It is evident that Blessing Tangban is the whole package and her latest single is just a glimpse into what this stunning artist can do. “Harrison” encompasses all of the qualities of a natural folk artist with unprocessed talent. Tangban successfully inspires fans through her use of carefully composed lyrics and meticulously designed musical accompaniment. Although the song explores the themes of love, pain, and loss, it manages to provide a traceable framework by which fans can connect with the lyrical content and the depth of the artist known as Blessing Tangban.

Blessing cites John Mayer as one of her biggest musical influences. Her style is often compared to artists such as Jewel and Dido and her music falls into the genre of folk. Currently holding down the Top 3 spot of Reverbnation, fans can listen to more music from Blessing directly on the site. Born in Nigeria and now based in the US, Blessing Tangban is positioned to be one of the greatest folk artists of our generation.

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Acclaimed Guitarist & Vocalist Robert Valdes is Back with New Album ‘Return of The Rock’ -Pre-Order on iTunes


Master of Musical Design

There are artists who sing well, and there are artists who are capable of moving fans. The difference, is that the artist who moves fans is able to artistically create an individual style that is driven by an infectious sound and rooted in stimulating lyrical content. While this master of musical design may meet the traditional conventions of a specific genre, they are always experimenting with new sounds, staying ahead of the trends, and constantly evolving as an artist. Musicians of this caliber are rare and come along once ever so often. If you are lucky enough to come across one, it is certain that their songs will leave a lasting impression. Their projects often eclipse the lines of time; creating their own evolution one song at a time.

An artist that has mastered the challenge of creating timeless music is Robert Valdes, a rock vocalist and guitarist based in San Francisco, California. Having just released his long-awaited album ‘Return of The Rock’ on iTunes, Robert is positioned to be one of the greatest acts of our time. His critically acclaimed single “Over” is an emotional journey embarked upon with absolute abandon. The song provides a gripping look into relationships in the wake of difficult decisions. Valdes delivers a powerful vocal performance intertwined within an epic music arrangement. Reminiscent of artists such as Bryan Adams, Valdes hits chords that are absolutely out of this world, further intensifying the effect of the song’s message.

The Musical Journey

As an accomplished guitarist, Valdes shares with fans his longstanding relationship with music through “Over”. In addition to romantically composed piano chords, Valdes’ guitar performance rips throughout the song with a fervor, including a solo midway through the track. It is impossible not to be moved by the emotionally charged composition blending lead and background vocals into the vivacious accompaniment. Not only does the musical score bring fans into Valdes’ distinctive sound but the songwriting in “Over” reveals an artist that has created his own movement within the progressive rock domain.

Look for the upcoming worldwide release of Robert Valdes’ album ‘Return of The Rock’ scheduled for release on March 24th, 2014. Pre-Order your copy of ‘Return of the Rock’ on iTunes.

The critically acclaimed first single, ‘Over’ is available as the instant Grat Track and can be downloaded immediately. Pre-order your copy today! For more details visit Robert’s Official Website.

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Single “It Ain’t Easy” from Singer-Songwriter J.P. Kallio’s Upcoming Album ‘Northern Boy’

J.P. Kallio It Ain't EasyWe are excited to announce that Finnish born singer-songwriter, and master guitarist J.P. Kallio unleashed his first single “It Ain’t Easy” from his debut solo album Northern Boy which is due to be released on March 25th 2014. Kallio who has been songwriting and playing music since he was very young is known for playing with bands Silotar and Boneyard Bastards. His recent project however, highlights the exceptional musical gifts that J.P. Kallio is known for.

“It Ain’t Easy” blends with great care the folk, country, and acoustic rock genres into a synergistic work of heartfelt expression. Kallio’s guitar performance compliments his unique and extraordinary vocal skill. It is evident that J.P. Kallio is not only an outstanding vocalist and instrumentalist but a skilled songwriter as well. As an indie artist, he has mastered the perfect combination necessary to deliver a fantastic performance.

J.P. Kallio successfully navigates through the hills and valleys of storytelling in “It Ain’t Easy” with blunt realism. If there has never been a wake up call heard ‘round the world, Kallio has just made one….so fans take note. Although a bittersweet dose of real-life, the track is mysteriously loveable. It is most fascinating because of the perspective from which the story of dying love is told. There are plenty of surprises but, we can’t give away all the secrets so you’ll have to take a listen.  Although the lyrics rouse feelings of sadness and pain, they are in actuality quite empowering for anyone facing difficult decisions in a relationship. Fans will appreciate the connection between the lyrics, storytelling, and their personal experiences through the scope of the artist. There is nothing more powerful than an artist’s ability to connect with their fans on a deeper level and of course to create meaningful content that provokes and inspires; J.P. Kallio has done just that.

J.P. Kallio who is based in Dublin, has performed at numerous venues and with several bands throughout his musical career. With the upcoming release of his debut album, Kallio continues to write more songs than he can count, often times capturing a single moment, unrehearsed, and unplugged. We are just so pleased that he has chosen to share these moments with his fans. If you are eagerly anticipating the release of J.P. Kallio’s debut album, like we are, mark your calendar for March 25, 2014. In the meantime, take a listen to his latest single “It Ain’t Easy” on SoundCloud. If you haven’t jumped on this talented artist’s fanwagon, join him as  fan on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @jpkalliomusic.

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