Monday, 29 May 2017

EP Review - Fugitive by Claudia Tripp

Fugitive by Claudia Tripp is a six track EP and was released online on 11th March 2017.

Listed on Google Play Music as being Pop, and on iTunes as being Country/Pop, I would say this EP is definitely more pop than country, in fact I might go as far to say it has a hint of soft rock about it.

If you like your music with a little more oomph, then this EP could be just up your street. The first track is the title track "Fugitive", and it starts off slow, but at 47 seconds, it really takes it up a notch.

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Alex O'Shaughnessy

Alex O'Shaughnessy is a singer, guitarist, pianist and drummer from Ireland.

Alex has been uploading short videos of herself singing and playing the guitar on Instagram for over two years, but has recently taken the step to posting on YouTube too.

With just two videos uploaded on YouTube so far, it still is very early days, but hopefully as time goes on this will change and we will have a lot more full covers sung by Alex to enjoy.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

EP Review - Me by Caroline Dare

Me by Caroline Dare is a six track EP and was released online on 14th April 2017.

Watching Caroline's videos on YouTube makes you quickly realise that Caroline has a beautifully soft and soothing voice, which is normally accompanied by her playing guitar, which results in some great acoustic music. So when you fire up this EP and hear her in her full glory, on fully produced tracks, there is no doubt that you will love what you hear.

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Ilah Watson

Ilah Watson is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Geelong, Australia.

Despite only having five videos up on YouTube, I decided to feature Ilah based on the beauty of the singing that I heard, hoping she does become a regular uploader. She has twelve songs on Soundcloud though, so if you want to hear more of her, then go there.

Album Review - Shell Marie by Shell Marie

Shell Marie by Shell Marie is a seven track album and was released online on 6th May 2017.

When I first started to play this album on Spotify, I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm not sure what I was expecting, I knew I'd like the album, but it was far better than I expected.

I've actually listened to it quite a few times since that first time because I do love it a lot, in fact I could quite easily listen to it on repeat when the last track has finished.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Anna Corley

Anna Corley is a singer and songwriter from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Not just confined to singing, Anna also plays the ukulele, piano and guitar.

On August 3rd 2015, Anna released a great ten track album, entitled "Fable Me", on all of the usual download/streaming platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music and so on.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

New Band Featured on YTA ~ Diamond Dixie

Diamond Dixie are sisters Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc and they are located in Orlando, Florida.

Gabriela is the oldest of the two and she plays guitar, mandolin and sings. When she isn't working on music, Gabriela can be found running or surfing.

Youngest sister Bianca sings and plays guitar. Besides her music, Bianca likes to fish, hike, surf and go snorkeling.

Little Texas, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Johnny Bullford, Lenny Cooper and Neal McCoy can be counted among the names of artists that the girls have been opening for locally lately.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Anna Pena

Anna Pena is a singer/songwriter, actress and model from Dallas, Texas.

Her repertoire incorporates contrasting musical styles from pop, rock, hiphop, to musical theatre and her inspirations include artists such as The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, and Cruel Youth.

Anna counts her biggest audition as when she auditioned on America's Got Talent season 9, where she got to sing for the celebrity judges Howie, Mel, Heidi & Howard.

She continues to train in piano, voice, stage presence, and songwriting.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Madison McWilliams

Madison McWilliams is a singer from Austin, Texas.

Madison's YouTube journey started on 23rd Oct 2015 when she uploaded a great cover of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good", and when I say great I mean great, I had to watch it twice.

This was followed up by an equally great original almost a year later called "Smell the Roses". Smell the Roses is a fast paced song accompanied by a fast paced Official Music Video and should definitely be checked out.

The next original to be uploaded was "We've Got Today", and just like Smell the Roses, it's a fast paced song with a superb Official Music Video.

It's evident that a lot of time and effort is being put into the production of Madison's music and videos, and that the end result is quality over quantity. Madison is putting music and videos out that can rival the best of the mainstream artists. If you want music that wakes you up in the morning then put Madison on!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Shay O'Sullivan

Shannon O'Sullivan is a singer from Hertfordshire in England, UK.

Her first upload to YouTube was over 2 years ago, but she has been most active within the last 10 months.

Shannon doesn't just upload videos of herself singing though, she also uploads make-up tutorials.