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Keep Roots Live Music Radio On Air

Original music Nottingham and Derby
  • Hello we need a little help to keep our station running.

Roots Live Music Radio is a Radio Station that only plays original music by the Independent musicians off Nottingham and Derbyshire it doesn’t generate any money of it’s own and has been funded buy myself Chris Barlow and with the current situation over the last few months Income has been a problem 

So we are looking to try raise some funds to catch up on some payments we are behind on in order to keep the radio playing 

If you cant help with a donation how about helping us share and join us to raise fund any help would be amazing

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Myles Knight New Track Reggae!Reggae? Funtime

Myles Knight has a new track out and we at Roots Live Music are pushing the idea that the best way to support our amazing original artists and help the music scene is to buy the tracks to download that way the artist get the cash to write more stuff.


For a mere £0.59 you can own some original art and bask in the knowledge you have supported and made a real difference and even if you only buy one track a week 4 or 5 tracks a month it’s still less then a coffee at Starbucks

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Myles Knight is a Nottingham born Singer/Songwriter, who has been described as a ‘Quick Witted’ and a ‘Stellar’ Songwriter with a ‘Distinctive Tone’. Myles Knight, occasionally accompanied by his band, provides a fusion of Indie Rock vibes with Blues undertones.

You can also Catch his songs and other local artists on Nottingham & Derby original music Radio station

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Roots Live Music Awards (PHASE 2)

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire

Roots Live Music Awards

PHASE 2

(NOMINEE VOTING)

We are excited to introduce the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Roots Live Music awards, voting is only available to local musicians and music industry influencer’s in the Nottingham Derby region

This is our very first attempt at an awards and know we might not get things 100% right at the 1st attempt but you have to start somewhere.

The first phase was public a free for all vote to get the nominations listed and give a chance for the public to have a say

Now its the Final phase in which the Nominated get to vote on their fellow musicians & Industry each will get 3 votes per category but cannot vote for themselves

Nominee’s Message Roots Live Music on Facebook with your 3 votes per category

ROOTS LIVE MUSIC RADIO

ROOTS LIVE MUSIC AWARDS

NOTTINGHAM & DERBY

Best songwriter
  • George Gadd* 8%, 21 vote
    21 vote 8%
    21 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Richard Jenkins* 7%, 19 votes
    19 votes 7%
    19 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Sam Jones* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Tash Bird* 6%, 17 votes
    17 votes 6%
    17 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Kelsey Shaw* 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Brad Dear* 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Warren Ireland* 5%, 14 votes
    14 votes 5%
    14 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Andy Whittle* 4%, 12 votes
    12 votes 4%
    12 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Joey Collins* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Ben Mark Smith* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Ben Haynes* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Scott Bugg* 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Jake Burns* 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Beau Presley* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Matt Turner* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Andrew Bart Hawkins* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Bill Kerry* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ellie Grice* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Tori sheard* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Joey Greener* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Molly may* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Sarah Hinds* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Pixie Stix* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Alice Lynn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Holly Fallon* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Emily Severn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Isaac Wlters* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Nansy Ferrett-Paine* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Scott Makepeace* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • aimee hansen* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Beans* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Desensitised* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Aimee Stones* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Danny Draycott* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Paul Hallam* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Matt Russell* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Claudine West* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Anthony Parsons* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Matt Hill* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dan Booth* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Lowrie* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Alex Cavan* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Matt peach* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Paige Morris* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jack Bell* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • KIRBY* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Luke Wall* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Mae .pneypenny* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Nathan hart* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joe Turner* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • emzae* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • MO Browser* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dorothy Ella* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Sophie Grace* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • James Earl* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • SHEARglass* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jacque Seviour* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Maxwell Jeffries* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 275
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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An individual you feel has the best songwriting abilities


Best original solo song
  • George Gadd - Shake A Ghost* 9%, 22 votes
    22 votes 9%
    22 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Miles Knight - Black & Blue* 9%, 21 vote
    21 vote 9%
    21 vote - 9% of all votes
  • Ellie Grice - Before* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Ben Mark Smith - Who’s the girl* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • KIRBY - Mess To You* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • See My Butterflies - Emma Buckley* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Fella - Mollie Ralph* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Richard Jenkins - Festival Haze* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Sophie Grace-Coffee* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Feet - Lucy Crisp* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Honey - Bill Kerry III* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Crazy-Warren Ireland* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Demons -Warren Ireland* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Paige Morris- Travelling Mystery Woman* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Holly Fallon - Back up Plan* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • California Bound - Jake Burns* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Joe Turner - Wide Awake* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Emily Severn - This Place* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Beautiful - Sarah Hinds* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Danny Draycott - Who likes Mondays* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Battered Hat - Phil Theharp* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Hollies Cafe - Cookie* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Puppet Show - Alice Lynn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joey Collins - Sertraline Dreams* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Deport Now and Hear Appeals Later* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Marvins Revenge - In your mind* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Stacey McMullen* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Over the line - Mike Hardy* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joe & Lily - San Francisco* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Scott Bugg and the Vital Few- violently sober* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • aimee hansen* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Summer Rain - Anthony Parsons* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ellie Grice* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joey Greener-Overflow* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ben Haynes - Only You Make This World Right* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Pete Drake - Oddly Excluded* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • MO Browser - All Across* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Soulm8s- Marmalade Shake* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Red Shoes - Luke Wall* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 245
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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whats the best written song by a solo artist


Best original band song
  • Pretty babs - Michaela* 9%, 23 votes
    23 votes 9%
    23 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Think of the Children- Dark Matter* 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Angel - Kelsey & The Embers* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Emily - Desensitised* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Fine Arts Society - Footprints* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Dreams are not worth waiting for - Chromestar* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Blind Eye - King of Rome* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Unknown Era - Read Between The Lines* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • My Confession - Left Hand Lane* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph-give it up* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Fighter Not a Lover - Eighty Eight Miles* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • The Outlines - Mind Trip* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Running in the dark scott Bugg and the Vital Few* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • This is the End of it All - Lawrence County* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Musidora - The Ferretts* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Reflekter - 75 Trips* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • "Virus" - The Small Town Boys* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Catch of the Day - Near Mrs* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Marty - fame* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Kaleido - Xenophobia* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Turn To Dust - MuddiBrooke* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • In Your Shadow- The Leylines* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Celestines - Die 4* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Baby, we all get lonely - Soft Girls And Boys Club* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • SHEARglass* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Stinking Rita - Little Kitten* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Distant Blue - whatever makes you feel safe* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Just do one good thing- Jacks got a Plan* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • SMS -Ferocious Dog* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Good Hustles - Run Out* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Noose - Julie Andrews* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dreams are not worth waiting for* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Shine On - These Wicked Rivers* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Love Me/Show Me - Eddie & The Wolves* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • All over again - breathe me in* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dreams are not worth waiting for chromestar* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • 22:22 - Soft Girls and Boys Club* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Borders - Average Man* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Anthony Parsons* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 247
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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that great band sounding song


Best live solo performer
  • Paul Carbuncle* 9%, 23 votes
    23 votes 9%
    23 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Warren ireland* 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Dorothy Ella* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • George Gadd* 6%, 16 votes
    16 votes 6%
    16 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Spud* 6%, 16 votes
    16 votes 6%
    16 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Brad Dear* 6%, 16 votes
    16 votes 6%
    16 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Beau Presley* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • KIRBY* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Ellie grice* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Ben Mark Smith* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Shaman Erginer* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Hattie Hatstar* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Joey Collins* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Emily Severn* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Kate Auburn* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Myles Knight* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Holly Fallon* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bill Kerry III* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jake Burns* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Claudine West* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Grace Lee* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Clonk* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Richard Jenkins* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Annette Oakes* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Danny Draycott* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Bob Reed* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Henry John* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Tori Sheard* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ben Haynes* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Stacey McMullen* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Mae Moneypenny* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • emzae* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ayesha* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joey greener* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Luke Wall* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Molly may* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Rory cannon* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joe Turner* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Anthony Parsons* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 250
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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Who can own that stage all by themselves?


Best live band performer
  • Billy O’Dakins* 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Dark Matter* 7%, 19 votes
    19 votes 7%
    19 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Pretty Babs* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • UNKNOWN ERA* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Fericious Dog* 7%, 18 votes
    18 votes 7%
    18 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Scott Bugg and the Vital Few* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • The fine arts society* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Lawrence County* 5%, 14 votes
    14 votes 5%
    14 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Star Botherers* 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Eyre llew* 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Desensitised* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Marty* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Deja Vu* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Left Hand Lane* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Kaleido* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Kelsey and The Embers* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Brad Dear & The March* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Pocketful O’Nowt* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Small Town Boys* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Celestines* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Near Mrs* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • CLONK* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Stinking Rita* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Shanks Pony* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Molly may* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Reflekter* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Distant Blue* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • What's Left* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • NOOSE* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Goldleaf Duo* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Appleskins* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jacks Got A Plan* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Hot boxed* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Talking to frank* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Sarah Knight Band* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Soft Girls & Boys Club* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Billy o'dakins* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Infirm Of Purpose* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Good Hustles* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Eddie and the Wolves* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Matt peach* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Soulm8s* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Borders* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Lacey* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Sugar Tree* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • SHEARglass* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • MuddiBrooke* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • King of Rome* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 255
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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which band has that star quality on stage


Most positive musician
  • Josh leverton* 11%, 26 votes
    26 votes 11%
    26 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Paul Carbuncle* 10%, 23 votes
    23 votes 10%
    23 votes - 10% of all votes
  • beau presley* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Tori sheard* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Dorothy Ella* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Molly May* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Jack Bell* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Warren Ireland* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Desensitised* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Emily Severn* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • UNKNOWN ERA* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Holly Fallon* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Joey Collins* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Richard Jenkins* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Grace Lee* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • jiji lavolpe* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Kate Auburn* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Marty* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • sophie grace* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Chris Baldwin* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Mo Browser* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ken Bonsall* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Paris Alexander* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Rich 'Stan' Hallam* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Scott Bugg* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Alice Lynn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Matt Turner* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Danny Draycott* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Paul Hallam* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 240
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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Who can never be put down and and just love life being a musician


Best music venue
  • The chameleon* 10%, 23 votes
    23 votes 10%
    23 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Bodega* 10%, 23 votes
    23 votes 10%
    23 votes - 10% of all votes
  • The Rescue Rooms* 9%, 21 vote
    21 vote 9%
    21 vote - 9% of all votes
  • The Blacksmiths Lounge* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Running Horse* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Arkwrights real ale bar* 7%, 16 votes
    16 votes 7%
    16 votes - 7% of all votes
  • The Hairy Dog* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • The Flowerpot* 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Jam cafe* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Dog & Moon* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Rough Trade* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Metronome* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • The Black Market, Warsop* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Acoustic Rooms* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • The old salutation inn* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Nottingham contemporary* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Tap N Tumbler* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Fire Rock* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Dixies Arms Bagthorpe* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The olde wine vaults* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Castle Inn Castle Donington* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The loft* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • JT Soar* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Brown Cow* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ryan's Bar* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Wroot Rocks* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Queen Crafthouse and Kitchen* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Marlpool Ale House* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Billy Bootleggers* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Half Moon Inn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 238
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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whats the best place for music?


Best music festival
  • Hockley hustle* 11%, 26 votes
    26 votes 11%
    26 votes - 11% of all votes
  • D.H.Lawrence Festival* 9%, 22 votes
    22 votes 9%
    22 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Under the castle* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Kimberley Jam* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Beat The Streets* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Belper Goes Green* 7%, 16 votes
    16 votes 7%
    16 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Matlock Bath Music Festival* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Deerstock* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Stuff of Life* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival* 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Off the Tracks* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Dogfest* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Bearded Theory* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • wellowfest* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Nottstopping* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Bagfest* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Cricks Fest* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Ey up mi duck* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Dot to Dot* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Beauvale Priory* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bridgefest shardlow* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • exile fest* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • KT @ The Square Wheel* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Fishpond matlockbath* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Barking Mad* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Nah then* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 237
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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whats your favourite festival big or small


Best open mic
  • Acoustic Rooms* 11%, 25 votes
    25 votes 11%
    25 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Midlands Open Mic Online* 9%, 20 votes
    20 votes 9%
    20 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Molly May@The Fishpond* 9%, 19 votes
    19 votes 9%
    19 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Sunday Sessions hosted by Emma Buckley* 8%, 17 votes
    17 votes 8%
    17 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Paul Carbuncle’s Running Horse* 8%, 17 votes
    17 votes 8%
    17 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Six Barrels Tunesday* 8%, 17 votes
    17 votes 8%
    17 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Pepper rocks* 7%, 16 votes
    16 votes 7%
    16 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 7%, 15 votes
    15 votes 7%
    15 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Dead Cell Records at The Chameleon* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Ryan's Bar Jam Night by Luke Wall* 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Brown Cow* 5%, 10 votes
    10 votes 5%
    10 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Blacksmiths Lounge* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Sunday Old Salutation Inn* 4%, 8 votes
    8 votes 4%
    8 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Jam café* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Eternal Youth Club, Southwell* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Creaky Floorboard* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Staying Inn online Fleet Arts* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Queen Crafthouse and Kitchen* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Codnor Inn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • James Clark - The Royal Oak* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Anthony Parsons* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 221
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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Who organisers a great open mic night


Best recording studio
  • Ben marshall productions* 12%, 28 votes
    28 votes 12%
    28 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Electric Bear* 9%, 21 vote
    21 vote 9%
    21 vote - 9% of all votes
  • JT Soar* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Mount Street Studios* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Dubrek* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • RatCat Studios* 7%, 16 votes
    16 votes 7%
    16 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Sound hub* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Paperstone* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • ROFL* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Phoenix Sound* 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Unit 5 Studio* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • the hive , belper* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • The Hut* 4%, 8 votes
    8 votes 4%
    8 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Snug Studios* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Kinema Audio (Paperstone)* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • 7hz Audio* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Curly Lead Recording Studios* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Mousehouse* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Mountstreet* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Saffell Records* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Abbey Lane studio* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Studio 5* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 227
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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Who makes you sound good


Best music equipment store
  • PMT* 17%, 26 votes
    26 votes 17%
    26 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Music Gear Nottingham* 16%, 24 votes
    24 votes 16%
    24 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Music Inn* 15%, 22 votes
    22 votes 15%
    22 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Rattle and Drum. Derby* 12%, 18 votes
    18 votes 12%
    18 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Sherwood Phoenix - Mansfield* 11%, 17 votes
    17 votes 11%
    17 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Palfremans chesterfield* 10%, 15 votes
    15 votes 10%
    15 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Drum and Guitar Centre* 9%, 14 votes
    14 votes 9%
    14 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Anthony parsons* 9%, 13 votes
    13 votes 9%
    13 votes - 9% of all votes
Total Votes: 149
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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where do you buy your equipment or get things fixed


Best promoter
  • Chris barlow* 10%, 22 votes
    22 votes 10%
    22 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Ben smith* 10%, 21 vote
    21 vote 10%
    21 vote - 10% of all votes
  • William Robinson INFL* 10%, 21 vote
    21 vote 10%
    21 vote - 10% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 8%, 17 votes
    17 votes 8%
    17 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Emma Bladon Jones 7%, 15 votes
    15 votes 7%
    15 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Vanquish Music (Formerly JBX Promotions)* 7%, 14 votes
    14 votes 7%
    14 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Nansy Ferrett-Paine* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • IKE Productions* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Fan club* 6%, 12 votes
    12 votes 6%
    12 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Both Eyes Open* 5%, 10 votes
    10 votes 5%
    10 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Chris Guy* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • RAW Promotions* 4%, 8 votes
    8 votes 4%
    8 votes - 4% of all votes
  • mollie ralph* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Molly may* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Kayla Bell* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Reggae Takeover* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Sam Heaton* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Acoustickle* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • John Baccoli* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bubble Talent* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Steve Oliver* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Revolution Sounds* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Rory James* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 210
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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who organised the great gigs or just did things right


Best radio station for original music
  • Roots live music* 20%, 27 votes
    27 votes 20%
    27 votes - 20% of all votes
  • The Beat BBC Introducing Nottingham* 17%, 22 votes
    22 votes 17%
    22 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Ultimate Radio* 14%, 19 votes
    19 votes 14%
    19 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Acacia Radio* 14%, 18 votes
    18 votes 14%
    18 votes - 14% of all votes
  • BBC Radio Derby’s The Top Floor* 14%, 18 votes
    18 votes 14%
    18 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Sine FM* 11%, 15 votes
    15 votes 11%
    15 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Fmb radio* 11%, 14 votes
    14 votes 11%
    14 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 133
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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Who makes a real difference to highlighting original songs


Most supportive musician
  • Ben Smith* 11%, 26 votes
    26 votes 11%
    26 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Josh Leverton* 10%, 23 votes
    23 votes 10%
    23 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Warren Ireland* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Chris Guy* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp* 7%, 15 votes
    15 votes 7%
    15 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Dorothy Ella* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • George Gadd* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Luke Wall* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Tash bird* 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Annette Oakes* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Emily Severn* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • mollie ralph* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Cookie* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Ian Clegg* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Robert Too Tall Bachelor* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Pixie Styx* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Molly may* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Grace Lee* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Benji Ryder* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Billy Kennedy* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joey Collins* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Beau Presley* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Alan.s.Robinson* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Marty* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 230
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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That artist that probably promotes other artists more then themselves


Most hard working musician
  • Ben mark smith* 11%, 25 votes
    25 votes 11%
    25 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Joey Collins* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Beau Presley* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Emma Buckley* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Warren Ireland* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Desensitised* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Paul Carbuncle* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Chris Guy* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • George Gadd* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Emily Severn* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Dorothy Ella* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Holly Fallon* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Luke wall* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Maxwell Jeffries* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Grace Lee* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Marty* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ola Wilson* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Isaac Walters* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Lewis Brade - Concrete Rose* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Robert Too Tall Bachelor* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Pixie Styx* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jimbo* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • paul tabor* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dan Booth* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Scott Doonican* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jordy Baines* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Danny Small* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Rich Smith* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Molly may* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 236
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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That artist that just gets everywhere and works like a horse


Best new artist
  • Jack chapman* 11%, 27 votes
    27 votes 11%
    27 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Beau Presley* 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • mollie ralph* 8%, 20 votes
    20 votes 8%
    20 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Mae Monypenny* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Billy O’Dakins* 7%, 16 votes
    16 votes 7%
    16 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Pixie Styx* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Ellie Grice* 6%, 15 votes
    15 votes 6%
    15 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Dark Matter* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Sophie Grace* 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Aimée Hansen* 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Leah Wilcox* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Jess silk* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Holly Fallon* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Paige Morris* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
    6 votes - 3% of all votes
  • MuddiBrooke* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Sam Tucker* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Torin Aitken* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Molly may* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Stinking Rita* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Marty* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Luke Wall* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Sam Barrs* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ayesha* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Jack Brett* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Appleskins* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Harpa* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joey Greener* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Soulm8s* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • San Tucker* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Joe & Lily* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Chloe Rodgers* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Zoom Unit* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 238
July 2, 2020 - July 19, 2020
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Who has caught your eye new to the scene


Best music video
  • Pretty babs - when the morning comes around* 11%, 26 votes
    26 votes 11%
    26 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Tori Sheard - Strangers* 9%, 21 vote
    21 vote 9%
    21 vote - 9% of all votes
  • Lucy Crisp - Feet* 8%, 19 votes
    19 votes 8%
    19 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Desensitised - Emily* 8%, 18 votes
    18 votes 8%
    18 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Unknown Era - Misfit* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • KIRBY - So Cool* 7%, 15 votes
    15 votes 7%
    15 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Emily Severn - Where Do We Belong?* 6%, 14 votes
    14 votes 6%
    14 votes - 6% of all votes
  • They’re All There - Lawrence County* 6%, 13 votes
    13 votes 6%
    13 votes - 6% of all votes
  • The Outlines - Mind Trip* 5%, 12 votes
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    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • mollie ralph give it up* 5%, 11 votes
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    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Reflekter - Wired* 5%, 11 votes
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    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Marty - Fame* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph fella* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Buenos Treehouse - Low* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • The small town boys- virus* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Replica Jesus - Professional Liar* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • In Your Mind - Marvins Revenge* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Good Hustles* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Good Hustles - Make A Move* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Steve Chase CoronaVirus Blues* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Distant Blue- whatever makes you feel safe* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Ben Haynes - Only You Make This World Right* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Infirm of purpose - Broken Industry* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Emily Severn* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph - Traitor* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 229
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Who has made that amazing video to go with their original song


Best local label
  • Phlexx Records* 17%, 24 votes
    24 votes 17%
    24 votes - 17% of all votes
  • I'm Not From London* 16%, 23 votes
    23 votes 16%
    23 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Dead Cell Records* 15%, 21 vote
    21 vote 15%
    21 vote - 15% of all votes
  • VMG* 12%, 17 votes
    17 votes 12%
    17 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Saffell Records* 11%, 16 votes
    16 votes 11%
    16 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Denizen* 10%, 15 votes
    15 votes 10%
    15 votes - 10% of all votes
  • WDFD Records* 10%, 14 votes
    14 votes 10%
    14 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Monstrosity Recordings* 9%, 13 votes
    13 votes 9%
    13 votes - 9% of all votes
Total Votes: 143
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Who's your choice that has that edge to push your talants


Best busking musician
  • Jaque Seviour* 13%, 24 votes
    24 votes 13%
    24 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Warren Ireland* 13%, 24 votes
    24 votes 13%
    24 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Shaman Erginer* 12%, 22 votes
    22 votes 12%
    22 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Markus Ferrett-Paine* 9%, 17 votes
    17 votes 9%
    17 votes - 9% of all votes
  • mollie ralph* 9%, 17 votes
    17 votes 9%
    17 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Kevin Bradley* 8%, 16 votes
    16 votes 8%
    16 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Mollie Ralph & Chloe Rodgers* 7%, 14 votes
    14 votes 7%
    14 votes - 7% of all votes
  • James Earl* 7%, 13 votes
    13 votes 7%
    13 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Lowri-ffion* 6%, 12 votes
    12 votes 6%
    12 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Adam Peter-Smith* 6%, 11 votes
    11 votes 6%
    11 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Andy k* 5%, 10 votes
    10 votes 5%
    10 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Joe bates* 5%, 9 votes
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    9 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 189
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your favourite busking musician


Local music unsung hero
  • Tina Sherwoos* 11%, 25 votes
    25 votes 11%
    25 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Chris Barlow* 9%, 21 vote
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  • Steve Oliver* 9%, 21 vote
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  • Emma Buckley* 9%, 20 votes
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  • Loz Shaw* 8%, 18 votes
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  • Chris Guy* 7%, 16 votes
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  • Ellie Grice* 6%, 14 votes
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  • Ian Clegg* 6%, 13 votes
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  • Mollie ralph* 6%, 13 votes
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  • Tina sherwood* 5%, 11 votes
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  • Chris Baldwin* 4%, 10 votes
    10 votes 4%
    10 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Tricia Gardiner* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
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  • Molly may* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
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  • Joey Collins* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
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  • Mark and Katy Howarth* 3%, 6 votes
    6 votes 3%
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  • Darren Blair - Music Business Management* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Bainey Bain* 2%, 4 votes
    4 votes 2%
    4 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Andy Cooper* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
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  • Doggen Foster* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Laurie Illingworth* 0%, 1 vote
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  • Rob Gibson* 0%, 1 vote
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  • Eagle spitz* 0%, 1 vote
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  • Dave Drury - (Black Market Venue)* 0%, 1 vote
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  • Keith Lamley* 0%, 1 vote
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  • Rich Smith* 0%, 1 vote
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  • Emzae* 0%, 1 vote
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Lawrence County The Frailty of Humans

Lawrence County

“The Frailty of Humans – Lawrence County This is the first album release under the new band name from who once were DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show.

This album takes a big shift in the musical direction of this bunch of guys and gals from the Bagthorpe Delta. There’s not a washboard in sight! Instead, the band have gone for a earthy, true-grit Americana sound with electric guitar an full tremolo mode and plenty of mountain-style fiddle.

The songs are carried with great care by drum (Bob Carlisle) and bass (Pete Heron) who provide a secure and gripping rhythm in every track.

Although obviously inspired by the Americana and alt-country sound, Lawrence County write songs about England (except for Bye Bye Americae which is definitely about America!).

They use Americana as a vehicle for telling stories about North Nottinghamshire, and the album is rich with local folklore.

12 of the 13 songs are original, with traditional English folk song Lucy Wan receiving a complete Lawrence County make-over – hard core folkies will no doubt be upset with this! The rest of the songs take us on a journey full of highs and lows, mixing rocking country tracks (They’re All There, I Don’t Sing County Anymore), with lonesome, pitiful ballads (Lights Go Out, By The Briar).

The fiddle and accordion are delivered skilfully by talented multi-instrumentalist Martin Gallimore. Lawrence County frontmen and songwriters Al Rate and Bill Kerry III are joined by local lasses Charlotte Pynegar and Marianne ‘Maz’ Clarke, who provide a contrast of backing vocals ranging from sweet and pure to proper gritty country. Lawrence County were lucky enough to have some incredible session players contribute to this album, namely Kristen Horner on cello, and George French on Trumpet.

These really add to the class of the tracks that they play on. Local music has never been so rich with talent, and this album is a ‘must listen’ to give us even more love for what the best of Nottingham has to offer.”

Lawrence County feature often on our radio station pushing Original music

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Original music Nottingham and Derby

Over the last 5 years Roots Live Music have been promoting original music in and around Nottingham and Derby in a few different ways, such as weekly open mics & weekend festivals and even created our own radio station that only plays original songs by our local artists from the two great cities…. To run a station is no easy thing it takes a great deal of time and indeed Money.

The station itself doesn’t generate an income so we have over the years funded it from the revenue of the open mics we hosted, but due to us currently not running a night we decided to start a new venture to help us fund it which found us making badges that musicians & Bands use to promote themselves this has been a great way for us to still keep the radio running

The Badges at the moment are two different sizes 25mm and 32mm we offer free Delivery on all orders so for £23 you can get 100 badges delivered to your door all in the knowledge its helping independent original music

We also do Stickers they are 60mm round which are £12.99 for 100

We have lots of plans to develop the station and promotion of original independent music so hopefully this can give us the funds that are so important to our mission

Roots Live Music Radio

Welcome to our Radio station roots live music radio (Original music Nottingham and Derby),
We are based in Nottingham as Roots Live Music and play original music by local artists & we also produce some merchandise in the form of Badges and Stickers to help support all this as Roots Badges .. All songs are by independent artists in and around Nottingham and Derby.
Please help us support this amazing array of talent our area has to offer and try listen as often as possible.

over the next few months we will be creating musician profiles introducing you to new and established artists who create their own original songs at a fantastic quality, you just have to look at the likes of Jake Bugg who before signed was on the open mic circuit in Nottingham who knows who will be the next artist to break out of the City Original music Nottingham and Derby is huge at the moment.

we also have an app you can download free for your mobile device all this really does come at a cost and at the moment it does not generate any income so improvements take time so bear with us we have loads of ideas for the future of the station so any help feel free to contact us.

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Warren Ireland…a whole new level!

Demons
Warren Ireland

Warren Ireland is the embodiment of a modern-day troubadour. A young singer/songwriter from Nottinghamshire, you can catch him at festivals and gigs all over the country and busking in towns throughout the north of his home county.

His latest single, Demons, sees him up his game to a whole new level, utilising his signature pedal looping technique and calling on some of North Nottinghamshire’s most versatile and talented session players to augment the arrangement.

Ireland’s vocal dexterity is working at the max for the duration of the whole track, tripping out words with great skill. There’s also a catchy refrain which adds a singalong element to this song.

Demons is performed with considerable passion, building to some beautifully engineered vocal layers and outstanding instrumental breaks from Zosia on sax and Scott Makepeace on electric lead who bring the piece to a massive crescendo before breaking back down to its original raw form in contrast to finish. Add a one-take percussion track from Isaac Walters and some steady bass riffs from Luke Yates, highly production values from Mansfield’s Electric-Bear Productions, Demons is all set to be a winner for Warren Ireland, deserving as much air play as possible.

Download or stream from tomorrow, 27th September, on all quality digital music platforms. This is a track not to be missed and will surely be included on this month’s Rock Shotz Recommends within the next few days.

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At last…it’s The Fine Art Society!

Footprints
The Fine Art Society

There’s a painful beauty in both the lyrics and musical arrangement of The Fine Art Society’s new release: ‘Footprints.’

Rock Shotz’ previous experience of TFAS material is upbeat and ‘laddish’ (considering the debut single, ‘Waiting For The Summer To Arrive’!) ‘Footprints’ is more introspective, emotional and, we suspect, is an indicator of the musical versatility of Messrs. Turner, Marshall and Leedall.

In stark contrast to the ballad-style verses, when Matt Turner almost wails:
‘I’ll take the stars from the night sky
So you can wear them in your eyes…’
a most magnificent, passionate, (almost haunting) chorus, you can almost sense the song’s narrative on a personal level! It’s one of those choruses that brings the hair up on the back of your neck!
Citing influences from artists such as Frank Turner & Mumford & Sons, the boys from The Fine Art Society are aiming high and, in Rock Shotz’ opinion, they’re getting it right!
In less than three weeks’ time, you can decide for yourselves from any of the major quality digital music platforms. ‘Footprints’ will be sure to find a place in your heart (for the song and for The Fine Art Society!)

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Isaac Walters…Solo Release

Drunk Again
Isaac Walters

Recently, Rock Shotz has made mention of Nottinghamshire singer/songwriter and all-round versatile muso, Isaac Walters, as a session musician. We have also featured the work of his band Take 96; however, this week the spotlight is on his work as a solo artist.

Drunk Again is a plaintive, modern love song which, on it’s release, will additionally employ a video to add to the atmosphere of the melody.

Not only is Walters a writer and arranger, but on this track he plays ALL the instruments AND sings! This is surely deserving of being labelled a ‘virtuoso’ piece!

In the Rock Shotz office, it has taken some time to warm to Drunk Again, but after a number of plays, the tune is being hummed with ease, which is suggestive that this is a more catchy song than you may first believe.

Drunk Again is a ‘gentler’ composition than Rock Shotz is used to hearing from Isaac Walters, but it is a song we are warming to with each spin.

Give it a shot for yourselves on all major digital music platforms from this Thursday, 03/10/19. This young man has real talent!

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Crown of Thorns: Omen Machine

Omen Machine is new young 5-piece band on the East Midlands Metal scene and in Crown of Thorns, their first single, they are setting the bar mighty high. They describe themselves as an ‘Alternative Metal’ band and within the first few bars of the introduction, a whole wave of major influences can be heard, justifying their claim.

I make no apology for making comparisons with major names such as Rage Against The Machine and Faith No More, whose work has obviously flavoured the band’s approach. What these guys are delivering is outstanding! Once Matt Nathan opens up on his lead vocals and the track gets underway, you could so easily be forgiven for believing this is an established band with a credible history!

Instrumentally, Omen Machine are smashing it! Fred Bettis’ drums and Ross Walters’ bass line create a bedrock of power, depth and drive, while guitarists, Callum Parkin and Oliver Nelson display incredible versatility from the melodic introduction to thrashing choruses and intricate noodling solos.

If this is their first offering, then, on my recommendation, Omen Machine is destined to be ‘a name’ of the future!

Pre-order Crown of Thorns in time for release on all major digital platforms from 4th August.

Remember, you were there at the first!

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Alex Cavan…A Man on a Mission

All For You
Alex Cavan 
https://www.facebook.com/cavanmusic/

Life can be so tough and music is such a great method for people to express the way they cope with the challenges that come along.

All For You is a heart-on-the-sleeve love song from talented musician , Alex Cavan. The East Midlands-based singer/songwriter has a beautiful wife and tiny daughter far away in South Africa and his song is an open dedication to them as he tries to make a life for them over here.

The production on this track is excellent. It enhances Cavan’s rich, sonorous voice and increases our empathy with his wishes to be reunited with his family as soon as possible. Lyrically, the words are crystal clear and the listener is left in no doubt as to the sentiment expressed here. Musically, All Of You is a charmingly melodic, gentle rock style.

This is a song you can listen to over and over again. There is also a beautifully shot video on YouTube which is worth catching. Alex Cavan’s delivery is so impassioned and genuine, you can’t help but want his wishes to come true quickly. In order to do that you can help towards realising that dream by streaming/downloading All Of You on all major digital platforms now.

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Jack Ryan – The kids are alright…

How do folks? You find me in the midst of a rather manic day before a holiday. My car needs packing, there’s mixes to mix and I have other exciting things occurring that I’m dying to share in good time! Today’s blog however, focuses on a young chap called Jack Ryan.

I met Jack around 10 years ago when me and his Dad Mark played in an outrageous prog band together. I’ve performed with Mark in loads of guises throughout the years, and without going off topic I will quickly note that he’s an amazing drummer who has an unrivalled passion for JUST PLAYING MUSIC.

Though it may not seem immediately relevant, Mark played an important role in my journey as a producer when he asked if I would like to rent a residential rehearsal space with him. Whilst this seemed like a cracking idea, my 17-year-old self lacked the funds for such a luxury and my band at the time did too. After scraping together all my pennies and inviting Matt to join the band because he had a JOB and a VOLKSWAGEN POLO (sellout…), we still couldn’t quite meet the figure needed. Faced with this information most people would just drop the idea, but Mark isn’t most people. He was so passionate about music (both supporting it and playing it) that he agreed to front far more than his fair share of rent so we could get the space and commit serious time into playing and developing as musicians. Having that creative space and the time to use it led to me finding my passion for recording and the rest, as they say, is history.

(His wife Jo also deserves an honourable mention here for always encouraging me, Mark and Jack in our musical endeavours – nice one Jo!x)

With this background, I was more than happy to help when Mark got in touch asking if I could record his son Jack and capture some songs he’d written. Whilst I knew Jack was really creative after hearing about his infinite list of hobbies, I was chuffed to hear that at the age of 15 he’d sat down at a piano and written his very own batch of his songs. In a time where there’s a million distractions for kids and adults alike, it’s always great to hear about someone you know finding a way to channel some much needed creativity into the world.

You never really know how people will perform when they first enter a studio (particularly at such a young age!) but Jack honestly blew me away with his tunes and really natural performances. So on one sunny Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago we found the time to get Jack in for a video. Aided by the legend that is Rich Wosik on acoustic guitar (Crazy 66, Maffa Kings….Himself), Jack performed his song ‘Why Can’t You See’.

(Rich is another unsung hero who has helped me no end in my musical endeavours…I’ll give him a cheeky blog one day too!)

It’s an awesome little ballad, and whilst it was never intended to be a Pin-up Session, it struck me that releasing it as one might give Jack a little leg up when setting up his artist pages and beginning his journey as a musician. Though I know Jack loves Billie Eilish (who doesn’t?), his first batch of tunes put me more in mind of Adelle/Sam Smith and the likes. The recipe of simple raw songs sung with tonnes of passion is certainly one I can get behind. Take a look at the Roots sneak peak of his session below!

ROOTS SNEAK PEAK ( Not a bad first performance in front of a camera ey?! )

Stay tuned for the full video on Friday (assuming I have signal at my campsite!) and give Jack’s brand spanking new instagram a follow at @jackryanofficial_music_page. You’ll no doubt watch him go from strength to strength over the next few years.

As always, a quick reminder to subscribe to my channel to check out the likes of Pretty Babs, Scribble Victory, Reqs, MYOK, Them Are They, Myles Knight, Crazy66, Clonk, Olly Hensby and Boats on the Ocean doing some amazing live sessions.

Ta,

Ben x

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Olly Hensby: Finding an undiscovered gem down a Facebook wormhole

When I began pulling together artists for the latest series of The Pin-up Sessions I decided it was time to indulge my ears a bit and find an amazing bluesy/jazzy guitarist. I started my quest on Facebook and more specifically on some posts from Myles Knight who happens to run some of the finest open mic nights in Nottingham. I stumbled across a post mentioning Olly performing so I thought I’d better investigate a little further and go down the rabbit hole of clicking various links and profiles. To my disappointment I couldn’t find too much of him online, but what I did find was a homemade video of Olly playing John Mayer’s ‘Neon’ perfectly – which is literally ‘well hard’ for those of you who don’t know it! This was enough for me to ask Myles ‘Is this Olly lad much of a jazzy/bluesy guitarist?’ and when he replied with ‘Yeah man he’s awesome’ the deal was sealed.

You can also discover some awesome talent at one of Myles’ nights which you can find links of here and on his personal profile. Plugs are easy when they’re completely true! Oh go on you can watch his session here too if you want…

When Olly arrived at the studio it became apparent he was a very likeable chap and me and the Pin-up squad immediately hit it off with him. As resident guitar nerd, me and Olly had a chat about all things John Mayer, and after a brief introduction to the works of the amazing Joey Landreth we got to business.

Olly ended up performing a brand new song which didn’t even have a name yet (later to be dubbed ‘Midnight’). We love it when people do this as it allows us to capture a song in its early stages and get the undiluted essence of what makes it tick. After stating ‘I might mess this up’ Olly proceeded to smash out an effortlessly cool performance first time round. You can view a little secret roots snippet of the session below (the full thing is out on Friday so be sure to subscribe to my channel to catch it !)

To me, the track brings to mind all of the best bits from Maroon Fives ‘Songs About Jane’. Mixed in with Olly’s quite frankly GAWJUS voice, the result is a song that’s been going around my head for the last few weeks and making me subconsciously do that slow forward head bob thing like this…

‘Midnighttttt’

Stumbling across Olly online highlights the unique situation the music industry and artists find themselves in today. How a man with his talent can remain largely hidden is mystifying, but the fact he can be found within a few clicks of a Facebook stalking session gives hope to all of us trying to get our music found. Hopefully this video and The Pin-up Sessions can play a small role in helping people discover some of the amazing talent that’s on our doorstep. With that in mind, make sure you follow Olly’s Facebook and Instagram, and if you’re interested in catching him as part of an amazing line-up, be sure to go to Tori Sheard’s headline gig at The Bodega on the 22nd July which also features our next amazing Pin-up Session artist Kelsey and The Embers.

I’ll end with a little reminder that you can watch Olly’s full Pin-up Session on Friday by SUBSCRIBING TO MY CHANNEL and also check out the likes of Pretty Babs, Scribble Victory, Reqs, MYOK, Them Are They, Myles Knight, Crazy66, Clonk and Boats on the Ocean while you’re at it. More artist sessions coming very soon!

Benjy x

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Benjamin…Concrete Rose

When you look at the musical calibre of this new band, it just oozes quality! With connections to Unknown Era, Ferocious Dog and Idle Nova, you know you’re in for something really special.

Of everything queued up before me today, Concrete Rose’s debut track, Benjamin has the ear worm. I challenge you not to have the refrain in your head for the rest of the day after the first chorus!

This is a sunshine song. You feel as though you should be watching the cricket with a picnic and a long, cool lager as it plays.

With marimba sounds from the keys, rim shots and traditional second beat drop, this is reggae as it was meant to be played. With Philip Wilbraham’s expertise on production, this is a class track.

Benjamin is a happy song from a band who like to keep it happy. It’s bright, it’s cheerful and it will make you smile every single time you hear it.

Available to stream or download from all good music platforms now.

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Code Blue…Jack Chapman

Nottingham is a city awash with young singer/songwriter talent and Jack Chapman fits the bill. Having decided to go solo at the end of last year, he is carving out quite a local following! He plays a cool guitar and has a delicious voice.

Code Blue is a passionate love song. The lyrics are emotional and Chapman’s delivery lives up to that. It’s not sweet and sentimental, but a modern love song sitting comfortably in today’s Indie airwaves.

Instrumentally, the guitar playing is spot on and the balance with the vocals in production make this easy on the ears.

This is my introduction to Jack Chapman and if Code Blue is characteristic of his work, then I will be pleased to hear more. He has my recommendation as One To Watch!

Search Code Blue on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Deezer to stream or download.

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Four artists, one day and an abrupt, heavy sound of impact…

So after a few months away from Pin-up Session activity, the 12th of May went off with a bang. Or a clonk to be precise.

Learning from all our shoots to date, the Pin-up squad* have come to the realisation that we can minimise our costs and boost productivity by getting a number of sessions done in a single day. It’s difficult, to the wire and couldn’t be done without the grim sweaty sweat of all four of us pulling in the same direction. What it does mean however, is that we can get an awesome adrenaline boost of different music through the day.

*more on this team of heroes to come in a future blog!

With this new found game plan, I decided that what we should be doing is showcasing as wider range of music as possible within the sphere of people we know and want to get to know. I’m endeavouring to make sure there’s a mix of genres and backgrounds and hopefully we can keep growing The Pin-up Sessions to properly showcase the awesome music we churn out around these parts.

Every artist we feature does have one thing in common though; the fact that they’ve ‘wowed’ me at some point and have the ability to do an amazing live performance without any additional production aids like clicks or backing tracks. So how better to start the day than with Clonk: an obnoxiously raucous 4-piece from Nottingham.

Side note – whilst I can truly appreciate the time and energy put in by artists who perform with full productions and backing tracks (and sweet DJ’s for that matter) I think it’s nice to shout about the freedom of unscripted and uncontrolled performance in my own little corner of the world – a world full of glorious little imperfections and loud things!

I came across Clonk after hearing good things about them from my band mate and partner in audio crime(s) Rob. He’d seen them at a battle of the bands and couldn’t stop raving about how massive they sounded and how professionally and seriously they went about their work. It turns out Rob wasn’t the only one digging this band, and I kept bumping into people with the same impression.

My first encounter (of the rock kind) came when I was in University putting the final touches to a mix for the lovely and supremely talented Ben Haynes (which you can watch here). Whilst being in the zone, I’d noticed some earth shattering screams coming from the virtually noise proof studios next door – some feat! This required further investigation…as I popped my head in the door I was greeted with the sight of Clonk doing some live demos. It sounded massive and unique and after I’d picked myself off the floor and recovered from the jealousy of not engineering the session, I thought I better get them in.

I’ve never been much good at accurately comparing bands with an encyclopaedic list of musical references, but to me Clonk seem to embody the raw vocal power of a Gallows era Frank Carter mixed with the musical complexity of bands like Queens of the Stone Age. Throw in a nice dose of unique sounding evil epicness and I think it’s a pretty delicious recipe for people who are in to such things. Just don’t expect your granny to like it…

The boys, consisting of George (vocals/bass), Troy (drums) and Fraser and Ed (shred wizards) didn’t disappoint at Pin-up HQ. They were awesome lads and smashed through several takes with precision before identifying ‘the one’. They were sweaty, we were sweaty, even the cameras were SWEATY (really need to get some aircon init?), but  a thoroughly good time was had by all. Whilst you can view a little snippet of their upcoming Pin-up Session below, I implore you to check these guys out live and give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram. Bands with their level of talent, commitment, and infuriatingly young age (how do the kids get so good?) have all the tools to go on and do great things with a little support. You can catch their full session on Friday by SUBSCRIBING TO MY CHANNEL and also check out the likes of Pretty Babs, Scribble Victory, Reqs, MYOK, Myles Knight, Crazy66 and Boats on the Ocean while you’re at it. More artist sessions coming very soon!

Ta

Ben x

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Post Remedy…new sounds

New release: Enemy

4-piece Alt/Rock band from Nottingham. I don’t know what else they do, but I’ve been listening to this track on repeat for around 20 minutes now and it’s so chilled!

The band are fronted by Jess, who’s vocals are a major feature of this song. To give you an idea, her voice is an amalgam of some of the most best rock/blues females I can think of: hints of Amy Winehouse; Cerys Matthews of Katatonia and the incredible Anastasia Walker, (Stars) of Bang Bang Romeo! It smoky, sultry and beautifully emotional.

Add to that a tight, rocky backing from the band and this sets the bar high for people like me for whom Enemy is an introduction to their work.

Enemy is the perfect late night chillax sound!

Give them a listen: https://youtu.be/R2xJu75qd_Y

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/postremedy/

Catch them live on 25th June, (before The Maze closes its doors forever).

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#upthebabs

Pretty Babs haven’t been slouching since they released their debut album, Graffiti Lights, back in 2017 (I had to check then, in my head it was only last year!) – with an ever-growing gig schedule they’ve released a new EP, #upthebabs – building on their debut by adding Craig to the ranks to beef up their guitar sound. 

For a bunch of fellas so young they have a mature gritty rock sound – the kind of thing Sam’s powerful voice has been literally crying out for since I first used to go see his acoustic evenings up at the Brown Cow in Mansfield. Coupled with the clear bond of friendship the four of them have, it makes for a really engaging live show.

Most recently I caught them at the always awesome Ey Up Mi Duck festival last month, and have subsequently been procrastinating about writing this review having acquired their EP there (thanks Andrew!). Oftentimes I find that my favourite live bands don’t always translate to recording – not that I don’t enjoy them, but it can lose the buzz you get from a live performance.

Not so here – clearly the band are careful to work with producers who aren’t going to smooth the edges too much when they hit the studio. Guitars snarl, bass thumps and drums crash across these five tracks, paces change and they give the perfect backing to counterpoint Sam’s voice.

The Fall opens gently before the main guitar riff kicks in joined by bass and drums, as the vocals join the guitar slows right up. There’s pace-changes in the pre-chorus leading into the chorus too before a treat of a guitar solo – the lyrics talk of lighting beacons and I suspect echoes of the horrendous political turmoil we find ourselves in at the moment. It’s a strong start! 

Tumbleweed comes with an accompanying video (well, okay, it’s more of an image!) – after initial guitar it’s very percussion led with some overlaid guitar intracies. Almost hypnotic verses are pretty much driven by Brad’s drumming with building guitar and bass input before a rousing chorus kicks in. There’s a nice instrumental bridge here too showcasing pretty much everyone before the backing almost drops out but for subtle guitar and vocals – then everything’s back for a final rousing chorus. More referencing to lighting of fires too!

Blue kicks right in with vocals and guitar strums and occasional stabs, then some drum fills kick in to the full track. If there’s an underpinning of political influences in the previous tracks then here it becomes much more overt “It’s such a pity she’s a Tory girl”is the lament throughout but this is a real barnstormer of a track – you could get a good sweat on having a dance to it.

Roadrunner kicks straight in after a cymbal count in – I do think they missed a trick to have a “meep meep” in there, but maybe it’s not about a cartoon bird trying to constantly foil a not-so-wily coyote! But on listening, perhaps not the right mood to set – we have heavy chugging guitar here and empassioned vocals – definitely much heavier, with an unfeasibly catchy riff following through most of the song.

Then finishing up with with the quieter lament of Death of the Free Man, starting with deliciously intricate finger picking and heartfelt vocals, which you can sample a live rendering of below. I’d half expected it to kick in with the full band – but even as Sam’s vocals lift for the chorus the guitar picking is all that accompanies him, and I think that’s the right call for this song – and rounds off nicely the multi-facets that Pretty Babs bring to the party.

Of all the unsigned bands on the circuit I’ve grown to know and love over the last few years, I’ve said before and I’ll say again that in Pretty Babs they’re the one that I could imagine crossing over to become more mainstream – and I certainly don’t mean that as an insult, but they have such an accomplished style that you could see landing well with a more mainstream audience.

You can catch Pretty Babs at The Bodega in Nottingham on 15th June with a glittering array of amazing support acts too for the sum of just ten English pounds. It promises to be a really awesome night – I for one am looking forward to it very much. You can avail yourself of a copy of #upthebabs from the band at a gig – and presumably digital releases will follow. 

Originally posted on FerociousBlog

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The Last Netflix Show

The Last Netflix Show May 2019 

Everything comes to an end, Betamax lost out in the battle to  Video which became  subsumed by DVD which is becoming slowly taken  over by boxed sets stored on TV hard drives.

( Believe it or not I have just discovered the last Blockbuster video store exists in Bend Oregon and is still going strong)

I’m old enough to remember the 78 record the crackle and hiss of plastic discs which eventually gave birth to the 45 in tandem with  the 33 LP ( for those too young to remember plastic discs the number refers to the RPM, revolutions per minute, that your chosen disc would play at, was when placed on your turntable )

There are strong parallels  between film and music here. I don’t watch much television probably a couple of hours a month, preferring to listen to music or play and sing it at Acoustic nights.

There is a great joy and release in singing and playing, for myself and some of the people I play music with its the simple pleasure in the singing of the song but equally important is the community of singing and the discovery of new singers as they haul out their battered instruments and sing.

On many occasions  I’m at  a music night and the most unlikely of singers turn up and play and quite often are stunning and we all look at each other and say where have they been all these years. 

I recall seeing Steve Cartwright the well known  folk musician from Leicester at Wymeswold acoustic night some 18 months or two years ago. His songs were entrancing, fluid and resonant, he sounded as though he had been writing for centuries and was still looking for that elusive song. His dark dark song “Its Very Nice” is my favourite. Last nigh at the Guildhall Leicester he was in fine form.

I listen to his music on CD and in the car but nothing can beat the sheer joy of listening live to Steve and many others who make the  live music scene in the East Midlands so joyous. It’s sounds good on CD\record but to me listening live with other people  is the killer.

And so, for me so it is with film. I personally don’t think you can beat going to a cinema and seeing a film in the company of others and enjoying/hating  the film with them and then afterwards in the bar or coffee shop dissecting the whole thing, the bits you liked hated and so on. For me  its not the same as watching it in the quiet of your own living room.

Eventually Netflix will give way to some other format that you can watch films on, but it made me think that it would be incredibly ironic if the last film ever showed on Netflix before it closed was the wonderfully sad  and elegiac Peter Bogdanovich film The Last Picture Show. 

This is a synopsis for you

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed and co-written by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry.

Set in a small town in north Texas from November 1951 to October 1952, it is about the coming of age of Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and his friend Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). The cast also includes Cybill Shepherd in her film debut, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, and Cloris Leachman, and features Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, and Randy Quaid. For aesthetic reasons, it was shot in black and white, which was unusual for the time. The film features many songs of Hank Williams Sr. and other recording artists. 

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Faust…Infernal Symphony

‘Dissonance!’ In musical terms it means a general lack of harmony which, in Western music, our ears are unused to. In layman’s terms: think of the sound created when a cat walks up and down a piano keyboard! Got it? You need to know this in order to understand the context of this review and to appreciate that this is a serious piece of work.

Infernal Symphony is the moniker of Derby musician, Dom Bishop. Within this sphere, he is a one-man band, producer, artist, engineer, songwriter, instrumentalist working on a solo project as a challenge away from his previous work. Looking at the Facebook page, this is definitely a cross-genre sound, with influences as broad and Gothic as: Megadeath, Sepultura, Rob Zombie, Opeth, Slayer, Mastadon, Dream Theater and Iron Maiden. The narrative is taken from classical German literature; the tale of Faust selling his soul to the devil in exchange for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.

I guess by now that you are getting the idea of where this is leading…

Infernal Symphony wants to bring his music into ‘The deepest, darkest depths of your soul’ and in my opinion, he is successful. However, it certainly isn’t for me,then neither is the work of composers such as Philip Glass, Alexander Scriabin, Arnold Schoenberg, Thelonius Monk, John Cage, Jimi Hendrix and Pierre Boulez! I have always been challenged by dissonant music and this album does not change my mind.

This is an opus of truly epic proportions, taking an epic theme and drawing up an epic electronic orchestral chronical to accompany it. The work consists of a whopping 20 tracks with titles such as: Yearning for Burning, Seductive Decay and ending with, inevitably, Irrevocable Damnation, leaving the listener in no doubt as to the fate of the character.

This is not an album to listen to if you want sweet, memorable tunes, it is dark and disturbing; but there are people out there who are really into this kind of Gothic doom. Infernal Symphony has a clear demographic in mind. If you are even slightly put off by the artwork, track titles, general Satanic vibe, go no further; but if you like a challenge, give it a go!

Good luck, travellers!

Check out Infernal Symphony on FB: https://www.facebook.com/InfernalSymphonyUK/

You can purchase a digital copy from: https://infernalsymphonyuk.bandcamp.com/