Songstress’s Voice Wows BBC Radio and Releases First Single

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Samantha Durnan from the North East of England releases her first single, already praised by BBC Introducing and Radio 1 for her voice, acoustic and alternative rock band arrangements. Samantha worked on her self-titled EP containing her forthcoming single Who Would Have Thought, while on tour supporting Ed Sheeran, Kate Nash, the Hooziers and Beverley Knight.

Samantha-Durnan-artworkwebSamantha Durnan, living in the UK’s North East, started writing and playing her own songs on guitar before she knew about eye-liner.


Although she works with a backing band, Samantha is one of those people who accomplished all the instruments she wanted in her songs, which she has been writing and performing as much as she can from the earliest age.

Encouraged to work hard by responses to her talent, Samantha was praised by Jen and Ally from Radio One who gave her airplay and commented “Wow, what a voice”.

Inspired by current and classic alternative rock artists alike including Stevie Nicks, KT Tunstall and Michelle Branch, Samantha is moving to London to further progress her burgeoning music career. In 2013 she quit her day job to focus on music full time.


Samantha has performed extensively across venues in the North East and supported Ed Sheeran for two years. While on the road, she kept working on her forthcoming EP.

She’s also shared stages with Beverly Knight, Kate Nash, Amelia Lily, Cover Drive, The Hoosiers as the support act and was invited to attend Abbey Road/Maida Vale Studios to receive a musicians’ masterclass alongside established and emerging artists selected by the BBC.

Following the fast and positive response she has received so far, Samantha has tours booked in Australia, Texas and Dubai to coincide with her forthcoming album.


Bob Fischer of BBC Introducing says: “As soon as I heard the songs from Samantha’s EP I was knocked out – very powerful and emotional stuff, and she’s got a fabulous voice.”

More reviews:


”Her music kept the audience up-beat and set the tone for female independence… ”

The Circuit:

”She has the promise of a beautiful voice along with a great talent for song writing.”


”Samantha Durnan went down a storm at Stockton Fringe Festival, big voice, big future.”

Amazing Radio: ‘

“If you took this girls vocals, and stuck her on something like a rudimental track, I think she would absolutely nail it and it would bring a really nice sound to a modern day track”.


“Voice of an angel”… “A truly talented young Middlesbrough Songstress”.

Samantha Durnan releases a self-titled EP with a single “Who Would Have Thought” to be released on 24th November 2014.

Additionally to acoustic songs in her set, Samantha on vocals and guitar, is accompanied by Steph Hooton, bass, Chris Groom, piano, Dave Rutherford, guitar, and Craig Lewis on drums.

Here is Who Would Have Thought on YouTube:

Music Star Emerges from Musicals to Release Soul Rock Pop Single

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Raised in London’s East End, making it through the BRIT school with Jessie J, then featuring in high profile musicals and theatre productions; Donna HineZ releases a soul, rock and pop album with her first single Ice Cream out in November.

Donna-HineZ-imageDonna HineZ, 26, was the born in Greenwich, south east London, the youngest of 3 sisters to Jamaican parents and raised nearby in Catford.

In between ballet, tap and jazz classes, Donna got her singing practice in early by recording herself on a tape recorder and the sounds of RnB, soul, jazz, pop and reggae emanated from the family living room.


Surrounded by music and inspired by it, Donna cottoned-on early to the importance of stage presence and learned to have fun while singing by pretending to be on stage. This led to regular showcases for friends and relatives, performing with her two older sisters.

Also important in the formation of a future music star were Donna’s rebellious teenage years at school when faced with the ravages of peer pressure. Music again was her escape as she started writing songs and producing them in the music rooms at her secondary school.

Donna says: “It felt like home to me. I could express myself and not get into trouble with the so-called bad crowd.”


The BRIT School of Performing Arts accepted Donna onto their course, where a classmate was Jessie J. This led to a place at London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT).

With this training, Donna toured the UK in various professional theatre productions alongside David Hasslehoff, Louie Spence, Jerry Springer, Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who), Sue Jenkins (Brookside), Clare Buckfield (2.4 Children), Clive Rowe (Tracy Beaker), Alex Ferns (EastEnders) and Henry Winkler (The Fonz).

She has appeared in renowned musicals such as Motown’s Dancing in the Streets, The Blues Brothers Revival, Little Shop of Horrors and Hair. Most recently she played Gloria Jones, the female lead in the successful production of the glam rock musical 20th Century Boy.


Inspired by life, Donna says she is “truly blessed” to have travelled and gained experience as a performer in these shows and now feels ready to express this appreciation with her own music.

Donna plays acoustic guitar and has taught herself music production to arrange her own songs with software on her laptop, already creating herself as a contemporary solo-artist, songwriter, arranger and producer as many of our chart-toppers are today.

Donna HineZ is also the name of her soul, rock and pop album, which contains a love song “Couple a Pandas” and her upbeat, raw and provocative single, “Ice Cream”, which she releases on 24 November 2014.







DJs Remix Queen Unleashes Own R&B Pop Single to Anticipated Hit Success

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DevynRoseheadshotDevyn Rose, previously known as Tanya T6 for her remixes, which earned her the nickname the Remix Queen from various top DJs, unleashes her eccentric, new generation mix of pop, R&B, hip hop and island fusions, with a single entitled Falling 4 U.


Having first sung as a child for her church choir, at the age of 16, Devyn Rose moved downstate from Mount Vernon to New York City to master various forms of dance at Broadway Dance Center.

As a result of a performance at a BMI Open Mic, Devyn was discovered by multi-platinum producer Dame Grease.

As Tanya T6, Devyn had released a mixtape for her fanbase entitled “Move Over Paris Hilton, There’s a New It Girl in Town”, which was hosted by New York’s POWER 105.1 radio station’s DJ Suss One. Then she released “Work My Body” which premiered on the DJ Wrexx show on WZMX Hartford’s Hot 93.7 and its popularity spread from there.

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This year, Falling 4 U is featured as a give-away in the 5th Annual Emmy Awards Pre-Party Bash Gift Bag and the track has just been accepted amongst 50 selected artists and tracks to appear on the Next Big Thing In Music website at is in association with Milk Music, powered by Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind, Universal Music Group & Samsung.

Encouraged by this immediate success, Devyn started remixing popular songs and emailing them each week to international major DJs. The popular response to this won her the nickname: “The Remix Queen”.


To see more of Devyn, keep an eye out for BET Centric Networks who are now circulating the video for Falling 4 U and she will be appearing on Network TV shortly. Already a darling of media giants, became an official sponsor of Devyn’s movement, as well as fashion and style brands, Endorfina Jeans and Frostwire among quite a few more.

Devyn Rose’s latest R&B pop single “Falling 4 U”, released by Pink Staircase Entertainment, is now available on iTunes.


Chris Martin dons sumo suit for new video

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Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 16.04.20Coldplay have unveiled their video for new single, ‘True Love’. TThe video sees frontman, Chris Martin, turn into a sumo wrester and overweight janitor.

‘True Love’ is the band’s 3rd single from the album, ‘Ghost Stories’, and was released on August 14.

he new video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund (who also directed the clip for Magic). It was shot in LA and centres around a tale of two ballet-loving outsiders, played by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Canadian actress Jessica Lucas.

‘True Love’ follows the album’s first two singles, ‘Magic’ and ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’, both of which were UK Top 10 hits. The track is available everywhere now.

Ghost Stories cover artist Mila Fürstová has created the artwork for the single.

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Watch the videos for Coldplay’s ‘True Love’, ‘Sky Full of Stars’, and ‘Magic’ below:

New Producer Introduced debut track on BBC Introducing

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Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 15.28.56After experimenting with different sounds and genres, Bradley James has found his musical home in House music where he is already gaining the kudos of his peers.

Within a year after starting to produce his own music, in 2013, Bradley James began working with record labels such as Treatment.


Despite his musical genre being a very crowded arena, music industry heads already believe he will make his mark and he has performed his tracks live on BBC Introducing on radio in the West Midlands.

Bradley James is based near Birmingham in Staffordshire in the UK where he started out as a mobile DJ. His influences include Deadmau5, Michael Woods, Nicky Romero and elements of electro house from Afrojack.

“Charger” is Bradley’s breakthrough debut single, a minimal but powerful electro house dance track.


“Charger” comes out on Matchbox Recordings on 28 July 2014 and has already been featured on BBC Introducing.

The single was recorded at Estoril Studios and mastered by The Fat Mastering (Pete Tong, Radio One, Armin Van Buurun, Timo Mass).

Charger is on YouTube:

Llve on BBC Introducing West Midlands:

A previous track Pure also live on BBC Introducing on radio in the West Midlands:


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Break Free – Ariana Grande ft. Zedd

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Female vocalist teams up with top 10 MC and DJ duo for single

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Emotions Final“Emotions” is the new single by Kayla and her first collaboration with MC Neat. The song was produced by The Next Room and re-mixed by Andy Whitmore with lyrics by Dominic Daniel.

MC Neat is from London with two decades in the music industry behind him. He won a MOBO Award for their song “With a little bit of luck” with DJ Luck. The Garage and House pair have had a string of top 10 hits including “With a Little Bit of Luck”, below:

MC Neat tours the UK and at international music destinations including Ayia Napa, Malia, Zante, Kos, Falaraki and Cyprus. MC Neat and DJ Luck will be performing some of their greatest hits at Wembley Arena on May 31st 2014.

Kayla is a singer-songwriter originally from Swansea, South Wales who now lives in London.

“Emotions” will be released on the Matchbox Recordings record label in the U.K on 30 June 2014 and comes bundled with both a drum and bass and a pop remix.

Hear Emotions here on Soundcloud