Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The Gillies - A World in London


Mark 'Gilly' Evans
Susan Turner
Mark 'Gilly' Evans

6th February 2019
A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK

Worries Fold Up Their Wings with The Gillies on this A World in London! 
Acoustic Americana duo, The Gillies, nipped over to our studio en route to their gig in Blackheath, which by all accounts went rather well. It’s a sure bet that the audience down the road from us were equally impressed by what this amazing husband and wife team can do with a pair of guitars and Susan’s gorgeous, warm & unique voice. When you hear it, together with some beautiful finger-picking harmonies, your cares float away and the world seems just that little bit brighter. Behind the effortless, easy-listening sound conjured up by Susan & Gilly, there’s actually much hard work that goes into their songs. Their self-perception is still of themselves as art students and not professional musicians, so they strive, texture, multi-layer, and keep returning to each piece of work until it’s coloured and crafted exactly to sound carefree and ‘natural’. There’s a refreshing honesty and unpretentious approach to everything that they do, and this, plus the special chemistry only romantic couples share on stage is infused into their music-making with clever wordplay and harmonies of the sweetest kind. A third album is being processed by Gillies right now and it'll be dedicated to London, their adopted home after Norfolk, but meanwhile find their excellent other CDs now, and get yourself a whole heap of outstanding songwriting on Back Porch Recordings – ‘Worries Fold Up Their Wings’ and ‘No Hiding Place’. www.thegilliesmusic.com
Susan Turner
Production & pics by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen, and artist Alban Low. Also this week author/singer Vivi Lachs at SOAS Radio, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/awil-287-vivi-lachs/ Next week global music at SOAS Radio and Amira Kheir at Resonance. Download the AWIL Album Wonderland 2018 from #Spotify! Top 50 global CDs handpicked by #AWorldinLondon – Click here: https://open.spotify.com/…/34igi7n6p14p56303se0gtkyj/playli…
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Rad Orchestra - A World in London

Max André Rademacher

Amy Jane Hosken: Viola
Louise Gibbens: Violin
James Gavin: Violin, Mandolin , Guitar
Max André Rademacher: Vocals, Guitar, Ngoni

The Rad Orchestra joined us this week's at A World In London on Resonance 104.4fm. With two violins, viola, guitar and n'goni they treated us to a unique live set, combining harmonies, driving riffs and rhythms. They call their music “hypnotic tunes with strings” I'll add “folk soul”.

Amy Jane Hosken
Hear their studio session and interview with Norman Druker (sitting in for DJ Ritu): https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-23rd-january-2019/
James Gavin
The Rad Orchestra sing and play hypnotic tunes on guitar, ngoni, viola, violin, fiddle, bass and percussion. They take inspiration from time- honoured song writers,  minimalism, global Folk, Blues & Soul.  Amy Jane Hosken: Viola / Louise Gibbens: Violin / James Gavin: Violin, Mandolin , Guitar / Paul Greenstein: Guitar (via Australia) / Duncan Noble: Bass /Max André Rademacher: Vocals, Guitar, Ngoni / Renu: Percussion / Lawrence Hill: Percussion / Richie Stevens: Drums.

Max 
André
 Rademacher
 was
 born 
in 
Hamburg,
 German 
and 
has
 been 
living 
in 
London 
for 
over 
30
 years.
 He 
emerged
 from 
the
 70’s
 New
 Wave
 scene 
in
 Paris
 and 
New 
York 
and 
has 
worked 
in 
New
Orleans 
with
 legendary 
Funk
 and
 Soul
 producer
 Allen 
Toussaint. The ochestra 
band 
members 
have 
been
 playing 
in
 countless 
folk
 sessions
 and
 performed
 Handel’s 
Messiah 
in 
Addis 
Ababa 
and
Azerbaijani
 orchestral
 music 
in
 Baku 
and 
London.

Louise Gibbens







Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Native Sun - A Friday Tonic



Mohammed Yahya
Native Sun
Mohammed Yahya
Sarina Leah

11th January 2019
The Friday Tonic, Southbank, London, UK

Native Sun are a London based duo consisting of bilingual rapper Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique , South East Africa and singer-song writer Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots. Joining forces in 2010 Native Sun was born fusing Hip Hop and African rhythms with the aim of promoting a positive message of Universal Peace, Equality, Social Justice and Environmental Change.

Both artists over the years have received a great deal of publicity through collaborations on a variety of compilation CDs, Albums, International Tours across Europe, Africa and U.S, features of on a wide range of publications as well as TV appearances from UK based TV Channels such as BBC and ITV to Channels across Europe. Now together, Native Sun's sweet melodies fuse addictive head bouncing Hip Hop undertones, conscious bilingual lyrics and catchy hooks perfect for a climate in need of an uplifting message.

Sarina Leah
The Friday Tonic series showcases performances from emerging artists in London and around the world. Presenting an eclectic mix of jazz, world, folk and classical music (and with a bit of spoken word thrown in for good measure), these early evening shows are designed to introduce you to sounds you might not have heard before, all for free.

Nadine Benjamin - A World in London

Nadine Benjamin

9th January 2019
A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK

A higher voice – superb soprano Nadine Benjamin on this A World in London! 

Nadine Benjamin’s New Year has begun with a flying start as she performs in Tosca at St James Church, Piccadilly on January 18th, before playing Musetta in La Boheme with the ENO in February! As if two mammoth lead opera roles in less than a month were not enough, Nadine is also the producer of Everybody Can’s version of Tosca, boasting a cast & crew of fellow stars, and swapping Puccini’s Rome setting for London. Conversely, in real life, Brixton-born Nadine graces stages in Italy (and globally) with her magnificent voice and boundless charisma. As one of the most gifted lyric sopranos in the world, her January diary is simply a snapshot of her annual schedule, befitting an ultra-talented artist with a voracious capacity for life, and that lives/breathes/sleeps opera. Throughout her conversation with us on AWIL and in everything she does, Nadine’s passion for her craft, and infinite skill as a communicator – with or without song – shines powerfully. Whether she sings, or speaks, she moves people, and can make anyone fall in love with opera. Each second of her every day is filled with an action for good & for growth, egging herself on and inspiring others because her gifts are to be shared. Carpe Diem comes to mind when you consider the massive range of projects Nadine’s been involved in since October – Women of Windrush instigated by composer Shirley Thompson OBE, her own debut album of opera solos called ‘Love & Prayer’, as well as performing in La Boheme, running her mentoring organisation Everybody Can, crowdfunding & producing Tosca, not to mention rehearsals, role prep and memorising lyrics. Phew! But it’s not just Nadine’s whirlwind of activity & achievements that strike you, but her authenticity and heartfelt trailblazing. As a woman of colour in the opera world she’s a rarity, and entering it was not an everyday choice, so there are challenges, new paths to be forged, and bolted doors to be knocked down. Not Everybody Can, only the bold and brave can do this, and only the very best voices. Nadine Benjamin has that voice. Hear her at St. James Piccadilly in London on January 18th! More about Nadine: https://nadinebenjamin.com/soprano-bio/

9/12/19 – AWIL 192 Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/a-world-in-london-9th-january-2…/ Production & pics by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen, and artist Alban Low. Also this week New Music for the New Year at SOAS Radio, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/SO…/awil-283-new-year-global-music/ Next week Jenny Bliss Trio & Arsen Petrosyan at SOAS Radio and Amaraterra at Resonance. Download the AWIL Album Wonderland 2018 from #Spotify! Top 50 global CDs handpicked by #AWorldinLondon – Click here: https://open.spotify.com/…/34igi7n6p14p56303se0gtkyj/playli…
#TheSoundofDiverseLondon #ConnectingCulturesThroughMusic – thirteen years - #DJRitu. Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 https://www.resonancefm.com/ & 4pm SOAS Radio https://soasradio.org/ Online worldwide at #Mixcloud http://www.djritu.com
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