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NARROW PLAINS

Narrow Plains are an acoustic-indie, trio based in London, consisting of Charlie Ferriday (guitar/vocals), Stuart Connick (drums/back-up vocals) and Roger Connick (bass/back-up vocals). They have performed at prestigious venues such as the 02 Academy Islington, 100 Club, Barfly and Cavern Club in Liverpool. They have also played at festivals like TWF, Redfest, Shoreditch, Yardlife, Lechlade and Amprocks.

Narrow Plains formed in early 2012 after self-recording and producing their debut EP “Somewhere In Between” at minimal cost but to some considerable critical acclaim – “the passion and fury that spawns this type of intense creation is evident in both the lyrics and sound” (Kei Hendrix, Bandmark).

The band has recently received international acclaim, being selected as Judges Pick 2014 by a prestigious panel of music experts in the USA-based Bands4Good online talent contest, winning a recording session with the legendary John Davenport in his North Carolina studio. They were also winning finalists in the 2014 Canadian “Live In Your City” contest of Uprise.FM and have just been selected for the live heats of the Hard Rock Rising competition.

The band has recently released another self-produced, double A single, “So Rewind”/ “Keep You Anyway”. “’So Rewind’ has just been picked as BBC Introducing South Track of the Day. They continue to write and perform a large number of original songs and have signed an album deal with Smart Indie Music. They hope to release their debut album in early summer 2015.

1.RUNNING TO YOUR DOOR   https://soundcloud.com/narrowplains/running-to-your-door

An uptempo Acoustic rocker which evokes an instant crowd-pleaser which would not sound out of place on the Main Stage at Glastonbury. Taken from the debut EP “Somewhere In Between” it has got “hit single” written all over it !! The self production is great too, nice punchy drums, driving acoustic guitar and tight yet fluid bass playing.A hell of a racket for a 3 piece !!!!! If you’re not “running to the door” before the end of this track then you need a checkup from the neck up !!

2.DREAMS     https://soundcloud.com/narrowplains/dreams

Very tasty acoustic guitar intro leads to another punchy tune with an infectious drum and bass groove.It’s impossible to keep still, listening to this song, another dead cert for a live favourite.When I listen to a band, the first thing I look for is does the singer have a commercial sounding voice. In other words, would I buy the records and would I want to see the band live after hearing the other musicians ? With Narrow Plains the answer is a resounding “YES”.They already sound like the finished article.

3.KEEP YOU ANYWAY   https://soundcloud.com/narrowplains/keep-you-anyway-1

Taken from the new single, you can hear maturity and musical progression in the sound and songwriting.

Another ridiculously catchy commercial song beginning with a beautiful guitar intro.Singer Charlie Ferriday is really coming to prominence vocally and Stuart Connick (drums) and Roger Connick (bass) continue to complement the songs impeccably !!

4.SO REWIND https://soundcloud.com/narrowplains/so-rewind-1

Nicely picked guitar intro kick-starts, in my opinion, Narrow Plains ‘ finest 3.38 minutes !!

Everything has come together on this song!! great sound, top lyrics, tight punch-groove playing and the best vocal performance of the lot, combining in the best song to date !!! If this song does not get NARROW PLAINS noticed in the music world then we might as well all give up !!!Wonderful stuff.

In an age when people like Kanye West have to try desperately  to be controversial  in order to cover up a lack of musical talent, it is so refreshing to hear a band like NARROW PLAINS who do genuinely possess talent doing their best to stick true to what’s real in this world.

CHECK THEM OUT NOW !!!!

ADE FISHER

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SARAH PEACOCK

The perfect marriage of Ann Wilson and Sheryl Crow, Sarah Peacock is a country-rock powerhouse! Peacock delivers intensity and passion, while her memorable melodies soar over heartfelt lyrics.Sarah’s song “Hurricane” won best song in the 2014 American Songwriting Awards. Her song, “Beautiful” was a winner in the 2014 Unsigned Only Competition. Sarah was also named The Listening Room Network’s Artist Of The Year,

In June she showcased at Nashville’s CMA Fest and is currently wrapping up a brand new project with Nashville producer Ken Coomer.

Albuquerque Sky (Feb, 2013) is the latest full-length studio release from Sarah Peacock. Peacock produced the entire album over 15 months, 70,000 miles, and 300 shows in various studios, homes, closets, cars, airplanes, and hotels across America in 46 different states. It was mixed and mastered in Nashville and has received critically acclaimed reviews. She released Live From The Red Clay Theatre in October 2013 with her band and continues to perform 250 dates a year worldwide. Her most notable performance last year was the CBS Morning Show in New York City (performing “Hurricane,” a tribute song to Hurricane Sandy victims).

HURRICANE   https://youtu.be/2EPFkHyAWZ4

Sarah Peacock is a rare talent these days ! Not often do you find a Singer/Songwriter who grabs you with a vocal the first few seconds you hear it, but she does it on HURRICANE. Her voice is crystal clear, articulate, but with a power and warmth of tone that can’t be taught !!! Sarah uses her voice as an instrument like  only true musicians do, and her beautiful tone never falters as she reaches falsetto highs or bassy lows. Incredible.!! She also thinks about her lyrics such as the wonderful lines

“Let your heart be thirsty ground …And I will be your rain”

HURRICANE is beautifully written and produced,a master song if ever there was one.

BEAUTIFUL    https://youtu.be/a1nqafHdueA

Nice coupling of Adorable with Ignorable in the opening verse, featuring beautiful instrumentation for the backing.

The chorus kicks into life with soaring vocals which make this such a good, commercial song.

Another great tune and vocal performance.

THE COOL KIDS   https://youtu.be/-sLaUL6ZW1o

Another great opening line “I am rubber, You are glue” !!! A heartfelt story of being excluded from the “In Crowd” or the Cool Kids. Such a great song of just voice and guitar portraying how cruel life can be sometimes to those seemingly marginalised kids, and yet kids can be cool in other ways outside of the spotlight.Awesome. !! And even cool kids can be bullied in other ways.

With a voice and talent like Sarah Peacock’s, she deserves to be a superstar.May the Man Upstairs look down on her and make things right by granting her wish !!

ADE FISHER

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