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Foy Vance - Joy Of Nothing

Foy Vance's 'Joy Of Nothing' from his forthcoming album, Joy Of Nothing, out Summer 2013.  What a great track!

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WITH thanks to Mike Watts for letting us know about this wonderful video and now we can enjoy the anticipation of Foy Vance's 'Joy of Nothing' album, out Summer 2013

 

 

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still terribly unsure ..about the tash! might be for a good cause ..but!

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Music for a London Life

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Music for this London Life will feature absolutely anything that appeals!

 

Music that features London ..music that played in London ..that's played in London ..music by those that live in London ..lived in London ..were born here ..visited here ..died here ... and music that has nothing whatsoever to do with London ..it simply makes my London Life happy!

 

Enjoy the mix!

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Hey London! What song are you listening to?

"Inspired by Tyler Cullen's project on the streets of New York, we wanted to see what beats were moving the streets of London."

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MFLL Music For The Weekend: Luke Jackson – This Family Tree

MFLL Music For The Weekend: Luke Jackson – This Family Tree | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
Luke Jackson's latest album 'This Family Tree' is short but perfectly formed, sharply and sympathetically observed and emotionally involving. Further evidence that Jackson is shaping up to become one of the enduring major figures in the world of contemporary folk.
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We have been watching Luke's trajectory for some time. He has such an enquiring approach to musical possibility. Always open-ended and with forceful lyrics.

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MFLL Midweek:Wretch 32 - 'When I See You, I See Me'

"When I See You, I See Me #Superstar @Tate @TateCollectives @adidasoriginals @adidasuk Wretch 32 in conjunction with Adidas have created a digital monologue .."...

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Wow. Just wow.

 

Ty @EmmaKMorgan for #Wretch32 When I See You, I See Me #Superstar @Tate @TateCollectives @adidasoriginals @adidasuk  http://sco.lt/89HQUD

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It's April! The April Maze - I've Seen The Rain

"I've Seen The Rain will feature on The April Maze Album 'Sleeping Storm' out Feb 2015. Single out now at www.theaprilmaze.com and iTunes. "

 

'Mayhew’s masterful guitar, Agam’s visceral, growling cello and her own dark twisted vocal…mean much of this is a series of inky-black fairy tales.'

Mojo Magazine (4 Star review)

 

“Indie alt-folk, much influenced by the sound (and fashions) of 70s San Francisco, Agam’s voice a rich cocktail of dark molasses and sweet honey.” Folking.com 

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Another exciting new discovery for MFLL . 

We love this Gower Coast video from Oxford/Melbourne based alt folk duo The April Maze and will definitely be checking out one of their live shows once they go on tour In 2015. They are also available for house concerts. Oh what a night that would be! 

 

www.theaprilmaze.com

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Sunday Afternoon Gig Choice: Tabarnak @ Green Note

Solo guitar arrangement of the Queen classic! For Tabs go here: http://darylkellie.spinshop.com/ This arrangement was inspired by the many amazing renditions...
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Daryl Kellie is performing this Sunday afternoon @ the lovely Green Note in Camden. Details here:: http://www.greennote.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2945

 

MFLL is looking forward to hearing this guitar man in a cosy, intimate space..

 

Sweetcorn Bread are also on the bill & should have us up and dancing http://youtu.be/0gO-3Qnn8Bk

 

Perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Falcon's Nest ~Best Albums of 2015 ~ Boz Scaggs ~ A Fool to Care

Falcon's Nest ~Best Albums of 2015 ~ Boz Scaggs ~ A Fool to Care | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

 

Boz Scaggs – A Fool to Care (Rating 4 out of 5)

 

If as a lot of music listeners of a certain age your Boz Scaggs listening experience is “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” and the rest of his disco-tinged hits from Silk Degrees, you are in for a treat. After the release of Memphis his recent foray into the blues, it seemed that the former Steely Dan member was staging himself for a major comeback, and with the release of A Fool to Care he may well be right there, full comeback mode accomplished.

 

The bluesiness is turned up to almost “Loan Me a Dime” levels throughout this excellent album that features guest spots by Lucinda Williams on “Whispering Pines” and Bonnie Raitt on “Hell to Pay,” and delivers a spot-on excellent cover of Huey Piano Smith’s “High Blood Pressure.”

 

A Fool to Care has a casual swing to it that will capture your ears from the first track and meander them for the rest of this fine album that could have been recorded 50 years ago, or just a few months ago, it is that vintagely fresh. One wouldn’t think that someone who has been in the business over 50 years could produce an album like this that sounds like he is in his absolute prime, but that is exactly what Boz Scaggs has done here.

 

For extra credit go back and listen to “Sail on White Moon” and “You Make it So Hard (To Say No)” from Slow Dancer and you will know exactly what I mean."

 

The Falcon's Nest

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After dark music?

Loved listening to this late last night.

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Music For A London Life Choice: KELLY OLIVER - Jericho

"Could this be the perfect marriage of musical styles as indicated in The Times' recent review of Kelly Oliver?


“There was a fine support set too from the promising young singer-guitarist Kelly Oliver, an artist who blends traditional values with hints of a bold, indie-pop sensibility”. 


Traditional elements drawn from Kelly’s Irish background and mesmerising voice, with imaginative fiddle and sonorous backing vocals from one of Folk’s award winning golden boys, Ciaran Algar combined with the ‘indie-pop’ sensibility of Nigel Stonier who has sailed many a song into the charts via BBC playlisting. Nigel’s co writing involvement and passionate production weaves a variety of well placed instrumental motifs into the fabric, with light and shade a plenty, resulting in an energising, positive and rousing modern anthem, projecting the 'tenacious talk' from the traditional biblical story of Jericho onto the current musical map. 


Jericho is Kelly Oliver's first single off her second album (album is due for release in the Summer).


Expected release for Jericho is 11th May 2015.

 

Jericho will be released on Folkstock Records, who have achieved BBC Radio 2 play for their last three releases."

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MFLL was introduced to Kelly Oliver a year ago  http://sco.lt/5sFELB  and she just keeps on rising!  If you love the idea of trad folk with a suggestion of indie-pop,have a listen.It's certainly got our week off to a rousing start.

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Hattie Whitehead - Worse Than Me (Live) - Alchemea Sessions

Hattie Whitehead - Worse Than Me (Live) - Alchemea Sessions Hattie Whitehead was born and raised in South West London constantly surrounded by music and word...
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With thanks to Mike Watts @DrFizzy for the introduction

New  EP. recently launched at St Pamcras Old Church. An impressive  and very professional  performance by all accounts.

For more information about this rising star from SW London

 

http://hattiewhitehead.com/

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So wise and so true: Strange Things Happen Every Day...

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Kick Start! Roundtable Rival - Lindsey Stirling

My new album Shatter Me featuring "Roundtable Rival" is now available! Get it on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ShatterMe or exclusive deluxe version at Target: ...
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The one and only .. #LindseyStirling

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Music For A London Irish Life: WALLIS BIRD - To My Bones

This is the new Single/Clip of the beautiful Artist WALLIS BIRD http://www.wallisbird.com http://www.myspace.com/wallisbird http://bildundtonfabrik.de http:/...
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Happy ..feel goody ..Music 

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Lost In The Cosmos from Sons Of Bill

'Sons of Bill perform "Lost In The Cosmos" off their new album "Love and Logic" at the Bent Creek Warehouse. '

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2015 !

Sounding Good!

 

The Sons Of Bill are embarking on a European tour and are coming to London at the end of February. Well worth seeking out. Book before those tickets fly out the door.

 

 http://hoxtonsquarebar.com/search/Sons+of+bill

 

tour details  http://sonsofbill.com/tour/

 

http://sonsofbill.com/bio/

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Londoners! What song are you listening to?

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Bit dated now, but still fun

begs the question

 

WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO ??? 

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner - Layers Of Ages - Interview

Gigspanner talk us through their upcoming studio album - Layers Of Ages - and music video. Gigspanner's new studio album 'Layers of Ages' released on the 11th May. Pre-order now via their website http://www.gigspanner.com/

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Always insightful to hear musicians at the top of their game talk about the inspiration behind their latest album. 

 

MFLL has had a listen. Favourite track so far?  Difficult one. Here's three. She Moved Through The Fair ( sung at my wedding so I guess I have always loved it and this arrangement is special) Bows of London (Justice is delivered  by the banks of the Thames via a rather unusual violin) and the intriguing Death And The Lady . This is traditional music at its most intelligent, instinctively innovative, masterfully crafted.

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MFLL Weekend Music : Louisville Leopard Percussionists - Crazy Train

"The Louisville Leopard Percussionists is a non-profit organization offering extracurricular music opportunities to local children at little or no cost. "

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Everything about this music project is brilliant! Enjoy! 

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MFLL Wet Thursday Music: Helium Heart

Helium Heart I'm From Barcelona ℗ 2015 Telegram Records A Warner Music Group Company Released on: 2015-03-25 Writer: Emanuel Lundgren Auto-generated by YouTube.
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With thanks to London In Stereo for the introduction to I'm From Barcelona ..just what we need to kickstart a soggy city day! 

 

http://www.londoninstereo.com/im-from-barcelona-growing-up-is-for-trees-album-review/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

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Happy Weekend! Pearl Jam and Robert Plant - Going to California - revealed - For B!

same video as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gau5QLXC_nc , only synched to a better audio, thanks locolion3
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Start the weekend as you mean to go on!

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Music For A London Life Choice: You Are Wolf - Oh Ruin

Oh Ruin is the first single from You Are Wolf's debut album, Hawk to the Hunting Gone, released on Stone Tape Recordings in May 2014. Find out more and order...
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Catch You are Wolf  live @ Heath Street Church this Tuesday 

deatalis here http://sco.lt/6quXMf

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Anne Garner Live @Silencio

3 track album
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Great opening set from Anne Garner , another magical, musical evening from Silencio @ Heath Street church in Hampstead. Please come back soon!

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A Blast From The Past: Nina Simone-Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

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I spent yesterday afternoon  listening to Nina Simone on replay and marvelling anew at her musical muscle , her dignity., her seriousness.Truly aura-inspiring.  What a great way to forget you  are actually doing mundane household chores  as you listen intently. You have no other choice, when this lady sings. She gives each performance her heart and her soul and all we have to do in return , wherever we are' whatever we are doing, is stop for a few minutes, listen and applaud.

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MFLL Tuesday Music Choice: YETI LOVE 'Dear John (We're Human)

Images by Russell JD Photography Music by YETI LOVE Purchase their debut album here:
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All the way from South London! Thanks guys.Good start to our day.

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Salwa Azar ~ Black Feather Wooden Chair

ethereal fairy stories, anthems, simple ditties and folk musings wrapped up in a small but exotic package.

Live, its just me and my ukulele and Shruthi but I can silence a room with my wistful voice
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With thanks to Mike Watts @DoctorFizzy 

for the introduction

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First Aid Kit - Master Pretender

“Stay Gold", the new album from First Aid Kit, Out Now. First Aid Kit Store: http://smarturl.it/FAK_StayGoldStore iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FAK_StayGold ;

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It's A Classic! The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Live 1973)

"London Songs at the BBC 1973 Lanzada en Mayo de 1967 Álbum : Something Else by The Kinks 1967 "

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