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19 Mar

The Secret Showcase Presents receive a lot of mail and tweets about so many amazing acts that we absolute love and want to share with the world. So without further hesitation I would like to introduce to you all to four songs from four acts that I have heard over the last few months that I have had on repeat and not grown tired of!

This stuff is HOT! Enjoy.

HNTR

U.R.I

Of Rust & Bone

Tarq Bowen

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Introducing… Ephemerals

18 Sep

Ephemerals Stairs Straight At Camera SquareRemember last year when I wrote about the momentous album Hill Of Feathers by Hannah Williams and the Taste Makers? I actually can’t believe it was almost a year ago. It’s funny how things work out sometimes, If I hadn’t have been told by a friend about HW&TT I wouldn’t have written the blog post and I wouldn’t have met Nic or Jimmy Needles or known about Funkology and more to the point I wouldn’t have know that Nic was the composer of said momentous album or anything about his new music project ‘Ephemerals

Having got to know Nic over the last year it has become very clear that he doesn’t like to sit still. He’s always got several projects on the go and I don’t think he would have it any other way. So not being one to rest on his laurels or bask in the success of past projects, while HW&TT were on break for Hannah to Give birth to a beautiful boy (Congratulations Hannah) Nic set upon several new projects, one being writing a new soul album with a particular singer in mind. Nic met Wolfgang Valbrun when his band ‘Marvelous’ supported HW&TT on tour and since Nic was leaving the band to pursue further challenges and find another singer for his next half written soul album, This was the moment Nic he realised he didn’t have to look much further.

Nic set to work on finishing the album which was recorded at ‘Cow Shed Studio‘ and features an all-star soul cast of musicians from bands including Keke Mokoro, Gene Dudley Group, Dakhla, Kalakuta Millionaires, Marvelous & Bombs, and a strings session featuring the Cordicella’s who played on his tracks “Tell Me Something” and the breakout “Work It Out” as well as a session to record the lush backing vocals of Hannah Curtain of HWT.  Add to this blend Wolfgang’s effortless vocal delivery that glides and grits both simultaneously and you have quite a fantastically soulful sound to content with.

There is not a confirmed release date for the album as yet, but I for one am very excited to be able to witness the growth and development of this project from the off! Which brings me the the main point of this post. Ephemerals have hit the road to play there first tour and I am inviting you to be a part of the hype and join the wonderful community of musicians that I am blessed to be a part of. Bloggers, Press and Radio, Watch out because Ephemerals are about to launch!

Ephemerals Tour

The Secret Showcase Presents will be catching up with Nic and Wolfgang to talk about the début album to be titled ‘Nothin’ Is Easy’ prior to release so stay tuned, In the mean time Follow Ephemerals on Facebook.

Jake Emlyn

29 Apr

This Is Jake Emlyn

He is my house mate, So if I wanted I could go into all sorts of unnecessary detail. But I wont, all you need to know is this…

I met Jake when I started my studies at the British Academy of New music. It quickly became clear that Jake was a quietly eccentric character with a very hard working and focused attitude towards his music. He is an incredibly understanding human which has been to his detriment at times when working with people who shared his musical aspirations but perhaps not his sensible and honest business mind. But justice prevails for good people and Jake is back with his own style which borrows characteristics from of all of his musical adventures, misdemeanour’s and idols.

To see Jake live, you really start to understand what a breath of fresh air he is for the music industry.

His witty and up to date topical raps, with his flirtatious out bursts and marriage proposals to celebrities, his deadpan humour, mixed with his serious and sensitive ballads and philosophies, really do have you laughing and questioning yourself and Jake with irony throughout the whole set.

He will be playing at the Re-launch of The Secret Showcase Presents… at the Victoria in Dalston on the 15th of May. This will be a one of show while he takes a break from performing to record his EP to be released later this year.

Get to know Jake personally and join his mailing list at his Blog

Another Blog post about Jake by Yeti In The Basement.

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