270,639 hours of new music have recently been added to the most popular resource on the NEN.
The ever popular Audio Network database has been upgraded with 10,000 new audio tracks covering a wide range of different styles and genres.
The following has been added:
192 new albums
1300 new mix 1 tracks
12699 new tracks (mix 1 + other mixes)
270.639 hours of new music
New music includes:
Audio Network Undiscovered is an exciting new initiative showcasing some of Audio Network’s brightest new music talent.
Perfectly placed among the current worldwide Electro Swing movement, Little Violet is fresh and exciting; paying great respect to the Jazz era, while bringing infectious hooky beats to the fore. Little Violet enters the electro-swing arena at the perfect time. Influenced by jazz diva Ella Fitzgerald and songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, her voice is laced with retro tones.
She has an impressive and authoritative control of the subtle nuances of jazz delivery, both live and in the studio and always brings fun and energy to her music – Little Violet’s sound is quite unlike anything else.
She has already attracted the attention of Electro Swing giant Gramophonedzie and numbers Electro Swing pioneer Nick Hollywood among her fans – Hollywood gave ‘Don’t Stop’ its debut play on his radio show, Freshly Squeezed, followed by a spectacular show to a sold out crowd at the legendary White Mink Black Cotton night in Brighton.
Cissie Redgwick is the alter-ego of talented singer Rosie Doonan, whose own grandmother was the original ‘Cissie’. Brought up in a musical household, her dad and granddad were successful folk artists, the young Rosie was immersed in music. It was her grandmother however, that introduced her to the swing of the Andrew Sisters and the boogie sound of 3 part harmonies.
Originally destined to be an actress, Rosie couldn’t escape her musical heritage and at college discovered her voice. She teamed up with 3 girls to form ‘The Sweet Nothings’, based on that Andrew Sisters swing. Keeping the other foot in the folk camp, she also teamed up with fellow musician Ben Murray and after only 6 months they were nominated for the Horizon Award for best folk newcomers.
With appearances on Radio 2 and at the Royal Albert Hall behind her, it didn’t take long for the mighty voice of Peter Gabriel to come calling and Rosie found herself on tour with him and also, she has toured with the fantastically talented Birdy.
But the musical influences of her grandmother were never far away and teaming up with Cuckoo Records, Cissie Redgwick was born.
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