INTRODUCING - ACT OF LOVE

 

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Act of Love are a band from Brighton UK who've recently released their 'Looking for the Light' single and album on the USA label, Creative & Dreams Music.

The (UK daily national) Daily Mirror's end of year music review gushed in December - "A dashing & eclectic mission statement from the stylish Brighton-based outfit, the gorgeous title track ably contrasted by the emotive 'Ships on the Ocean' - Illumination guaranteed!"... 

Stepping out of the studio to play festivals & interesting venues & blow away the cobwebs, Act of Love have been regularly interviewed & live in session on radio recently (both here & in the USA) & things are growing quickly (currently number 1 WORLDWIDE in electronica on the ReverbNation chart). The band go out live as anything between a 3 piece & full 8 member extravaganza (male & female vocals, various guitars, cello, percussion & electronics), depending on circumstance. But we generally have a core of 5...

 

'Looking for the Light' is our 'introduction' tune on a few different levels. It's a handshake & a hug on meeting, to draw you all in to the more complex & varied delights of Act of Love's 'Cosmic Soul Music' (one reviewer's term!). 

The live set begins & ends with contrasting quiet & 'bigger' versions of the song. Looking for the Light is simply about falling (or 'dreaming') in love out of the blue, from nowhere & with no choice & the dreamlike feel of the song is a deliberate attempt to take the listener on that journey!.. 

An extended instrumental version of the song has already been used in a short film for the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, with voice over by Steve Coogan 

 

We don't allow streaming audio access to our album tunes at present (although it was available for a limited time at release), as we'd rather people bought it! 

 

Links to buy are here... http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/actoflove 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/looking-for-the-light-ep/id1063526487 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018SWI3M8?ie=UTF8&keywords=act+of+love+looking+for+the+light&qid=1449145839&ref_=sr_1_4&sr=8-4 

 

Who is in the band?

Simon - vocals, guitar

Joel - guitar, bass, keys, vocals

Tony - cello

Emily - vocals

Johnny - drums, various percussion

When you formed/started playing music?

The present Act of Love has been together a year or so

Where you’re based 

Brighton

Details of releases so far

'Looking for the Light' album & single. On the American 'Creative & Dreams' label 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-TAGSJ6TMI   

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/actoflove 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/looking-for-the-light-ep/id1063526487 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018SWI3M8?ie=UTF8&keywords=act+of+love+looking+for+the+light&qid=1449145839&ref_=sr_1_4&sr=8-4   

Influences – Many & various! Bowie, Air, Faithless, Prince, Sly&FamilyStone, Simple Minds, Underworld, Jeff & Tim Buckley, Patti Smith, Juno Reactor 

Stand-out achievements – see reviews & press, particularly Daily Mirror, I guess. Every gig is an achievement! We give you everything we have. A local ex-promoter came out of retirement, inspired by stumbling across us live, by chance. "Painting pictures with music" - Chris Difford-Squeeze  

Do you have an interesting back-story? From a mix of musical backgrounds, 3 of us have extensive experience in music - live & for TV/film, 1 mostly classical, 1 very new but very, very good! The first time most of the band met was at the first gig

 


Introducing - The Fabulous Micky C & The Wasted Playboys

PLAYING in December 2017

 


BIOGRAPHY

The Fabulous Micky C and his old school friend and bass supremo, Jay Henry Tauben, have been joined by Vic Lennard on guitar to create a hybrid of Crosby Stills & Nash and The Clash! Yeah go figure!

Timeless songs, great picking and soaring harmonies….The Fabulous Micky C & The Wasted Playboys is A Band Out of Time…..always on the beat but somehow in the wrong decade!

Based in North London and with an abiding love of The Fiddlers Elbow……in a parallel universe where people still go to gigs on a regular basis TFMC & The WPs would be the house band at The Fiddlers.

 

Who is in the band

The Fabulous Micky C - guitar, vocals, and songwriter

Jay Henry Tauben - bass guitar, backing vocals and a shoulder to lean on

Vic Lennard - guitars, vocals, mathematics and science

When you formed/started playing music

TFMC has been plying his musical trade for 15 years as a lone troubadour. Famous in Brazil and Germany he had been playing his songs to whoever will listen for many years until fate brought Vic Lennard and his guitars along. TFMC then asked his old pal and musical collaborator to help out on bass and the rest is history.

 

Where you’re based

London

 

Details of releases so far

Albums:

TFMC - Fallen From Grace 2009

TFMC - Rock 'N' Roll Teeth 2012

TFMC - Pickin' The Bones - double album to be released August 2017

 

Influences – 

Dylan, Costello, Beethoven, John Martyn, Todd Rundgren, Billy the Horse, Ronnie Lane…..and Dylan

 

Stand-out achievements –

The songs of TFMC are well known in Brazil and Southern Germany where they are performed by his old chums and ex band mates.  

 

Do you have an interesting back-story? 

TFMC writes the best songs north of the Mississippi. He and The Wasteds are the country's best kept musical secret. With a catalogue of over 200 songs and musicianship fine tuned by years playing in bars from Nashville Tennessee to Nottingham you have to catch these boys!

 


INTRODUCING - HEART OF ORION

 

  BIOGRAPHY The San Francisco-based band known as "Heart of Orion", originated out of a melting pot of musical influences, emotions, love and collaborations. The band is comprised of singer & songwriter Danielle Kerley and composer/ arranger & keyboardist Ty Oz. Heart of Orion, which seeks to create enchanting & magical music, describes their sound as an, eclectic blend of Electronica, New Wave and Alternative and Revolutionary Pop music. Heart of Orion has created a unique style of music all their own. THEN, just use the template below and fill your answers in-between the questions and then email the whole thing back to me. Who is in the band Singer & Songwriter Danielle Kerley Composer & Keyboards- Ty Oz When you formed/started playing music We originated out of San Francisco as Heart Of Orion in 2010.  Where you’re based:  San Francisco with a high on-line geographic in Europe Details of releases so far – We released 2 singles within the last year Hit Me, Freaky Witch & Good News with Italia Disco Star Kristian Conde Influences –- David Bowie, Gary Neuman, Blonde, Berlin, John Lennon, Bob Marley,Italio/Disco, Synth-Pop, Stand-out achievements – PopChips - Our song Let’s Get Loud got best newcomer electro pop. Street Protests- Heart Of Orion has been coined “A Revolution You Can Dance To” Also, we have been featured in many San Francisco political demonstrations. Online- youtube, blog posts, Our song FREE MARISSA NOW- was featured in blog posts for many website including Radical Woman/Freedom Socialist Party & PSL.  Press Coverage- Heart Of Orion received news coverage for a fundraiser they did for Marissa Alexander in San Francisco Background on Marissa Alexander:  Who is Marissa Alexander & why was she threatened with 60 years in prison? Marissa Alexander is a proud African American mother of three, a loving daughter and sister, she has earned an MBA, she’s a woman of faith, and she’s a survivor of domestic violence. In 2012, Marissa was sentenced to twenty years in the Florida criminal correctional system for defending herself from her abusive estranged husband.   Nine days after giving birth to a premature daughter, she fired a single warning shot upwards into a wall to halt her abusive partner during a life-threatening beating.  Despite the fact that Marissa caused no injuries and has no previous criminal record, and despite the fact that Florida’s self-defense law includes the right to “Stand Your Ground,” she was arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated.   Her sentence was set at 20 years in part due to the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Marissa successfully appealed the trial, overturning the guilty verdict on 9/26/13.  On 11/26/13,  Marissa was finally released on bond and is currently under house arrest.  Her new trial was scheduled for 12/8/14, but she accepted a plea on 11/24/14, which includes time served and 65 additional days in Duval County Jail and 2 years of probation and house detention. Reverbnation-Electronica Charts- Heart Of Orion has hit #1 Global & National consecutive times.  Do you have an interesting back-story?  Ty and Danielle met in a music studio that was originally a temporary morgue for San Francisco. Danielle had just gotten back from residing in Europe for 5 years and had a bunch of songs she wanted to record. Ty heard her songs and wanted to arrange. He added such an eclectic sound to what she had created and as he composed she wrote and the relationship grew into the gorgeous bond it is now which is Heart Of Orion. Good quotes from reviewers & links to coverage With electronica, I am always hesitant due to the immense amount of music out there, it’s not my forte genre but it is Heart Of Orion’s. With hints of 80s genres mixed in there, the keyboard really finds a home with their music at large. The duo just released their full-length album called How Far in JulyIf you’d like to dance to some music, here’s one that might get you moving called Get Into The Dance ” - The Infinite Pet   www.reverbnation.com/heartoforion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK8Be9UViZo https://www.reverbnation.com/heartoforion/videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY23saLw0bw

 

BIOGRAPHY


The San Francisco-based band known as "Heart of Orion", originated out of a melting pot of musical influences, emotions, love and collaborations. The band is comprised of singer & songwriter Danielle Kerley and composer/ arranger & keyboardist Ty Oz. Heart of Orion, which seeks to create enchanting & magical music, describes their sound as an, eclectic blend of Electronica, New Wave and Alternative and Revolutionary Pop music.

Heart of Orion has created a unique style of music all their own.

THEN, just use the template below and fill your answers in-between the questions and then email the whole thing back to me.

Who is in the band

Singer & Songwriter Danielle Kerley
Composer & Keyboards- Ty Oz



When you formed/started playing music We originated out of San Francisco as Heart Of Orion in 2010. 

Where you’re based:  San Francisco with a high on-line geographic in Europe

Details of releases so far – We released 2 singles within the last year Hit Me,
Freaky Witch & Good News with Italia Disco Star Kristian Conde


Influences –- David Bowie, Gary Neuman, Blonde, Berlin, John Lennon, Bob Marley,Italio/Disco, Synth-Pop,

Stand-out achievements –

PopChips - Our song Let’s Get Loud got best newcomer electro pop.

Street Protests- Heart Of Orion has been coined “A Revolution You Can Dance To” Also, we have been featured in many San Francisco political demonstrations.

Online- youtube, blog posts,
Our song FREE MARISSA NOW- was featured in blog posts for many website including Radical Woman/Freedom Socialist Party & PSL. 

Press Coverage- Heart Of Orion received news coverage for a fundraiser they did for Marissa Alexander in San Francisco

Background on Marissa Alexander: 

Who is Marissa Alexander & why was she threatened with 60 years in prison?

Marissa Alexander is a proud African American mother of three, a loving daughter and sister, she has earned an MBA, she’s a woman of faith, and she’s a survivor of domestic violence. In 2012, Marissa was sentenced to twenty years in the Florida criminal correctional system for defending herself from her abusive estranged husband.  


Nine days after giving birth to a premature daughter, she fired a single warning shot upwards into a wall to halt her abusive partner during a life-threatening beating.  Despite the fact that Marissa caused no injuries and has no previous criminal record, and despite the fact that Florida’s self-defense law includes the right to “Stand Your Ground,” she was arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated.

  Her sentence was set at 20 years in part due to the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Marissa successfully appealed the trial, overturning the guilty verdict on 9/26/13.  On 11/26/13, 

Marissa was finally released on bond and is currently under house arrest.  Her new trial was scheduled for 12/8/14, but she accepted a plea on 11/24/14, which includes time served and 65 additional days in Duval County Jail and 2 years of probation and house detention.


Reverbnation-Electronica Charts- Heart Of Orion has hit #1 Global & National consecutive times. 


Do you have an interesting back-story? 

Ty and Danielle met in a music studio that was originally a temporary morgue for San Francisco. Danielle had just gotten back from residing in Europe for 5 years and had a bunch of songs she wanted to record. Ty heard her songs and wanted to arrange. He added such an eclectic sound to what she had created and as he composed she wrote and the relationship grew into the gorgeous bond it is now which is Heart Of Orion.

Good quotes from reviewers & links to coverage

With electronica, I am always hesitant due to the immense amount of music out there, it’s not my forte genre but it is Heart Of Orion’s. With hints of 80s genres mixed in there, the keyboard really finds a home with their music at large. The duo just released their full-length album called How Far in JulyIf you’d like to dance to some music, here’s one that might get you moving called Get Into The Dance ”

- The Infinite Pet

 

www.reverbnation.com/heartoforion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK8Be9UViZo
https://www.reverbnation.com/heartoforion/videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY23saLw0bw