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Thea Gilmore - Ghosts and Graffiti

Thea Gilmore - Ghosts and Graffiti | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

" In her notes on the album, she writes that listening back to the old songs was like being haunted by the ghosts of her past. Rather than exorcise them, she’s given them new life while continuing to graffiti the wall of the music industry with music that matters, music with a heart and a mind rather than a corporate game plan. Long may she be 'the girl that went and bucked their little trend.' "

 

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Read the rest of Mike Davis' review for Folk Radio

 

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/05/thea-gilmore-ghosts-and-graffiti/

 

Thea Gilmore is on tour. More information here

 

http://www.theagilmore.net/

 

 

Tour finishes @ Cadogan Hall on May 27 .

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Music For A London Sunday: Your Correspondent - The Violin Trees

" Your Correspondent performing 'The Violin Trees' live at Bowerman Studios, 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 hintsof 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).


Jericho is released by Folkstock Records on 11th May 2015.

 

 

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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 day off to a rousing start.

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Gitta de Ridder - "Come Find Me"

Gitta de Ridder - Come Find Me Title track of debut EP released 15th of January 2015. Get the EP here; https://gittaderidder.bandcamp.com/album/come-find-me-...
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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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MFLL Music For The Weekend: Hattie Whitehead - Worse Than Me - 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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September 2015 Update

 

Hattie will be supporting Beth Rowley @ St Pancras Old Church on Friday, September 25, 2015 8:00pm to 9:00pm


This show has now sold out so if you haven't got a ticket, don't despair, listen to Hattie on YouTube or better still buy her music by visiting her website.


March 2015

 

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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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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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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May 2017

No Longer available.

The way it goes.



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

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Oh

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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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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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