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New album "Another Bump in the Road" by Nigel Bennett - out now!

The second Zip album by London's Nigel Bennett was rushed out to coincide with the infamous "Rebellion Festival" in early August. After all, Nigel has been serving for decades as guitarist for "The Vibrators"  and his following has been underserved by new material for the past several years.  

"Another Bump in the Road" is the title of the new one and check out "The Punk Lounge" (25 July) interview with Nigel! If anyone is qualified to chronicle the life of a touring musician, Nigel is the one. The songs on "Another Bump...." reflect such musings and as Guitar Player Magazine in San Francisco knows all too well, this guy knows his way around a guitar.

But hey...it's all about the songs and the new album is packed with guitar based tracks that sound good in all life's situations.  Cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard or waiting for a train at Kings Cross, Bennett's songs reek with a sensitivity that may come as a pleasant surprise when compared with the assault of The Vibrators. 

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Duo Dulfer Directie - "If it sells like hotcakes it must be good".

The new album by Dutch jazz greats Hans Dulfer and Cyril Directie continues to wow audiences, listeners and critics. Click here to read JazzNu review and here to read Jazz Enzo review.

Dulfer and Directie meet up on occasion - their busy individual schedules are stacked against the chance to frequently share their "duo"   repertoire.  However, they have recently appeared on several Dutch radio shows as a duo and share the stage in other configurations as well.

Next up for duo Dulfer Directie is an instore at Amsterdam's famed "Concerto".  For anyone in the Netherlands area....it is 29 July (Sunday).  Other dates will be announced soon.  Listen to what the critics are lauding.

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"You, Me & the Sea " - Picking up where "Fickle Island" left off

First album "Fickle Island" was written and recorded in the Netherlands over four years ago. Since then Angela has been absorbing the Northern and Southern California culture.  She has brought a new take to a "proven formula"- beautiful, breezy, romantic songs that make the coffee taste finer and the sun seem brighter.  

You, Me & the Sea continues to attract the same appreciative Spotify attention that surrounded Angela's first album and has already hit 60k streams. Angela was also featured on Vogue NL - where they premiered her music video and interviewed Angela about her life in Hollywood, "big in Japan" and motherhood.

Read the interview here

Angela will be heading to the Netherlands late summer to promote her new music. On August 26th her "homecoming" show will be at the beach in Scheveningen at Colorado Charlie - rsvp here. Stay tuned for more shows!

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Signed, Sealed and they have Delivered - In record time.

Vintage Future & Mell

The ink was barely dry on the Zip Records/Vintage Future & Mell tie up and the initial single release "Alright"  shot up the Dutch charts. 

Whether coincidence or good timing,  VF & M are now in high demand at Radio 2 (debuted as the #1 on the Avond charts)  and appearances at other stations has become commonplace as well. 

Comprising of organ, drums and vocals, Vintage Future has one foot in the past and one foot on the future - Nico and Ton have the resumes and the experience.  Singer Mell Jonk has a voice that can melt butter and wake the neighbours.  

After one more summer show in mid August in Haarlem, Vintage Future and Mell will be gearing up for an October full length release and fall/winter tour. 

Official video "Alright"

Vintage Future & Mell - 'Call My Name' Live (North Sea Jazz 2018) | NPO Radio 2

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Angela Moyra's newest single "You, Me & the Sea" - out June 29th

Dutch transplant Angela Moyra's new single "You, Me, & the Sea" was recorded in Los Angeles and will be released worldwide on June 29.

Now living in Hollywood, Angela has teamed up with David Ott (Earth, Wind & Fire, Empire, Zee Avi) to give her signature sound added instrumental layers and a subtle R&B flavor. Moyra's style can still be characterised as singer/songwriter; however, her lyrics also now encompass impressions of her life in California. There is a distinct tropical feel to "You Me & the Sea" - similar to the stylings found in the numerous Dutch magazine features that Angela has recently found herself in (Vogue, L’Official, Happinez) .


Of further note, the legendary Motown drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Quincy Jones, D’Angelo) appears on You, Me & the Sea. The song's video was shot in Bali and was directed by the notable Dutch designer Monocrafft.

Growing up in the Netherlands, Angela was influenced by a unique mixture of classic artists like Louis Armstrong and Minnie Riperton. Add to this such contemporary voices like Corinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones and one discovers Moyra's worldly blended sound that coffee chain Starbucks featured on their playlist throughout 2016.

You, Me & the Sea is the first single of Angela Moyra's new full length album which will appear early 2019.

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Sabrina Starke's new single "Live & Learn"

Sabrina Starke has released her new single ‘Live & Learn’ to celebrate her 10th year anniversary.

It has been 10 years since Sabrina released her very first single ‘Do For Love’.
With her new song ‘Live & Learn’ Sabrina thinks about the lessons life taught her in the past few years. Her unique and familiar voice combined with Soul & Hip-hop from the 90’s makes this song perfect for the summer. Armed with her guitar and a social consciousness this creative singer-songwriter continues to share pieces of wisdom with the world.

‘Live & Learn’ is the first official single of Sabrina Starke’s upcoming album #UTS, which is scheduled for release in autumn 2018.

‘LIVE & LEARN‘ is now available on all streaming platforms.

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(source www.sabrinastarake.nl)

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