In the spotlight – Dusty Grant

Dusty Grant is a 39 year old singer-songwriter from Wichita (USA), who plays dark acoustic rock music. His full name is Dustin, but he’s been called Dusty for as long as he can remember. He grew up in the suburbs of Omaha. “My mom and older sister listened to a lot of music while IContinue reading “In the spotlight – Dusty Grant”

In the spotlight: Umbrellabirds

I have a confession to make. I like, no, I love, the Umbrellabirds. They make well crafted timeless folk songs, with sublime lyrics. Sometimes fragile, sometimes quite dark. Most songs are growers, just the way I like it. Umbrellabirds is the musical project of Sam Blickhan, Lewis Daly, and Alex Hunt. Their debut album ‘Umbrellabirds‘ was releasedContinue reading “In the spotlight: Umbrellabirds”

In the spotlight: Harry J. Hart

Harry J. Hart is an 18 year old musician from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Gold Coast is Australia’s main holiday destination with golden beaches and ancient rain forests in less than an hour’s drive. Despite living fairly close to the ocean, Harry was more interested in music than the beach. As a kid heContinue reading “In the spotlight: Harry J. Hart”

In the spotlight: Daniel Tidwell

For this week’s spotlight I’m breaking my own rules, as I’ve chosen someone who hasn’t made it into the Cool Top 20 chart (yet). However, he has been a passionate supporter of indie music and the Cool 20. So, to thank Daniel for his support, I decided to feature him in our spotlight. Most ofContinue reading “In the spotlight: Daniel Tidwell”

In the spotlight – Diddie Hair

Diddie is a singer-songwriter from Hull (UK), who just turned 20. When he was 2 years old, he watched Elton John videos on YouTube with his dad. “I don’t remember all that well, but apparently I used to sit on his knee watching them and then clap my hands and get him to put itContinue reading “In the spotlight – Diddie Hair”

In the Spotlight – The Postindustrial Poets

The Postindustrial Poets are Brits living in Luxembourg. They spent years playing covers and blues before recording their own material in 2019. I spoke to their main poet about music and lyrics. But first, some facts about the Poets. They sing songs that tell stories and always use four note chords. They follow the songsContinue reading “In the Spotlight – The Postindustrial Poets”

In the spotlight – Bryan Robinson

According to the bio on his website, Bryan Robinson (UK), would never win the lottery. Simply, because he doesn’t buy lottery tickets. However, he is a lucky winner after all, because he has earned this week’s spotlight! So purely hypothetical, if he did win € 10.000 in a lottery to spend on anything music-related. HowContinue reading “In the spotlight – Bryan Robinson”

In the spotlight – GHST MDRN

GHST MDRN is an instrumental cinematic/post-rock project of North Vancouver (Canada) based Jordan Irwin. “My home is nestled between the mountains and the ocean. Small town vibe, but about a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. It’s pretty laid back here and that’s definitely how I am as well.” Jordan grew up in a veryContinue reading “In the spotlight – GHST MDRN”

In the spotlight – Rogue Proxy

Rogue Proxy is a two-man team, childhood friends from Canada with years of music experience, reunited to work on a studio production focused music project. Their goal? To blend vintage tones and styles with modern production techniques to produce a new rocking and grooving sound… A new flavour of rock! Who is Rogue Proxy? IsContinue reading “In the spotlight – Rogue Proxy”

In the spotlight – Alameda Ash

This week we dive into the world of Alameda Ash. On his Spotify profile he is described “as a six-string slinger who conjures up otherworldly West Coast cowpunk with gritty vocals backed by raw, shock inducing sounds erupting from his SG”. Alameda Ash is Ash Khajvandi. He teamed up with Greg G. Felix and AudyContinue reading “In the spotlight – Alameda Ash”