Introducing Ewood | Interview

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I’M OFFICIALLY MISSING YOU – Officially missing you

Ewood is a London Based singer-songwriter drawing inspiration from iconic artists such as Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, his music can be described as both organic and authentic and has cultivated a loyal fanbase over the years. I discovered Ewoods music a few months ago when I saw him take the stage at The Bedroom Bar in London. Absolutely loved his Human Nature Cover! His passion for music and dancing is evident in his live performances and his songs tell stories of real life issues which most people can relate to. (Watch the “London Through The Eyes Of Ewood”  Documentary for more). He’s humble and hardworking and I personally feel like those two attributes in an artist are what makes them great. Within the last few months Ewood has taken his music on tour and travelled around Europe and the U.K at sold out Venues. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Ewood, Check out the full interview below.

HH: Tell us a little bit about your back story and how you got started in music?

EW: I remember being very young and watching Michael Jackson on TV, it was during the Bad Tour and I was like “Mum this is what I want to do”. I started music at the age of 8 years old, then studied music, drama and how to put a show together from the lights to the sound at the conservatory. I studied different styles of dance at a dancing school in Paris and London and I never stopped since. I’ve been on The Voice in France and I was the opening act of a very Popular French singer Axel Tony. I just finished my first tour “ The Truth Or Dare Experience” where I presented songs of my future album “Truth Or Dare”. 

HH: Who are your music inspirations? Do you have a favourite artist of all time?

EW: Bruno Mars, Miguel, Sade, Seal, Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, Janet Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, Aeromsmith, Craig David, Jamiroquai, George Michael, Michael Bublé, Tamia, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Maroon 5, R.E.M, No doubt, P!nk, Phil Collins, Mariah Carey, Usher and Rihanna, etc. My favourite artist of all time is Michael Jackson. Continue reading “Introducing Ewood | Interview”

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An Interview With Marga Lane | Artist Spotlight

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 “SAFE TO SAY I’M ALL YOURS” – Thinking about you

Thinking about you’ is the breathtakingly stunning single from LA based Soulful-Pop Singer Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Marga Lane. Lane has performed at some incredibly notable venues across the US and recently caught the attention of Lance Bass who featured her on his Dirty Pop show on SiriusXM. Being a fellow N’sync fangirl I squealed with excitement when I heard. (🙌🏽 Paws up if N’ Sync was your life back in the day!) It’s definitely one to see and you can watch it by clicking the link here.

A rhythmic beauty; ‘Thinking about you’ is the opening track to Marga Lane’s forthcoming album ‘Undressed’. I don’t use this word lightly but believe me when I say that this upbeat yet seamlessly chilled acoustic song is pure ‘Perfection’. It’s the perfect blend of layered harmonies, a catchy melody, ad libs and silk like vocals. It’s the kind of song that will put a pep in your step and one you’ll want to have looped on repeat all day long. Easy listening Gold for sure. ‘Forgiven’ is the follow-up single to Thinking about you and Marga’s ability to tug at your heart-strings in the most sincere and mesmerising way doesn’t falter. Her artistry is second to none. With a distinctive voice and always authentic at the heart, her light radiates through her heartfelt, honest and relatable lyrics. Singing songs about love and loss in a very raw and real way makes Lane’s music easy to identify with, with each song acting as a reassuring reminder that there is someone out there that knows what you’re going through or has been there before. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Marga Lane. I double dare you not to fall in love with her and her music by the end of this article. Marga Lane is truly an amazing artist.

HH: Tell us a little bit about yourself – What’s your background and how did you get started in music?

ML: I started playing piano at 6 and from there I fell in love with music and performing. A few years after piano, I started taking voice lessons and going to musical theater summer camps. Honestly, I have my parents to thank for putting me in all of these activities. My mom played the piano so I think it was only natural for her to get me started at such a young age. I also played the flute in band for 8 years and picked up playing guitar and drums in high school. It’s strange because I don’t really remember being drawn to anything else as a kid. I used to figure skate, but other than that music and dance were 24/7 for me. Continue reading “An Interview With Marga Lane | Artist Spotlight”

New Music: ‘Rise Up’ by Liz Loughrey #RiseUpMovement

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“Rise Up! is more than a song, it’s a movement” – Liz Loughrey

‘Rise Up’ by Toronto-based Soul/Pop artist Liz Loughrey is the most empowering song I’ve heard all year.

“Greatly influenced by Etta James and Sade, Loughrey is a genuinely old soul who creates a brand of pop that speaks to the past and signals a bright future”

‘Rise Up’ is an uplifting and bold song full of courage and undoubtably an anthem to inspire. It’s not just Liz’s soulful voice and the lyrical content of the song that astounds me it’s the impactful imagery featured in the music video too. Visually it’s very inspiring and if you’re anything like me you’ll get goosebumps and feel an urge to spread the strong and purposeful message. The first time I watched the music video, it felt like I had traveled around the world in 4 minutes and educated along the way. It’s packed full of empowerment and on such a huge scale. I love that Liz uses her talent and platform to both inspire and encourage change.

“When you gonna Rise Up? Everybody stand up”

It’s a powerful call for a positive change in the world. It truly is refreshing to hear a song like this at a time like this and I’m sure we can all agree that this is the movement and direction that the world needs to be headed in. It’s so important to share our stories and continue to strive for a better life, a better world and greatness. Being kind to each other and resilient in the face of adversity is what I believe in and what The Rise Up Movement does and that’s why I’m so pleased to be able to share this amazing song with you today.

“It is a call to action that says it’s time to stop living a life of complacency or in the words of the song, it’s time for us to ‘take less and give a little more’ “

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“It’s a beautiful wasteland but I can barely see”

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