In the spotlight: Fendahlene

Fendahlene was formed in Sydney in late 1994 by Paul Whiteley, Ashley Hurst and Ben Felton. After a long run as a live act round Sydney, with two albums and two EPs under their belt, Fendahlene relocated to Europe in 2006 and both Paul and Ashley ended up living in England. After a break theyContinue reading “In the spotlight: Fendahlene”

In the spotlight: Just Leo

Leo Düzey aka Just Leo (NL) released his self titled debut album in February 2021. The album was as written in a short period between 10th October 2019 and 9th December 2019. Signature sound on his album is an Irish Bouzouki. Leo grew up in Zutphen. He wrote his song ‘I Am Home’ about hisContinue reading “In the spotlight: Just Leo”

In the spotlight: Portraits of Sawyer

Portraits of Sawyer is a two-man rock band consisting of Ben Wiggins (lead vocals, keys, guitar) and Adam Garcia (guitars, vocals, percussion). Adam and Ben started the band in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in 2008. They’ve both been hailing from Vermont since 2017. How did you meet and how did your collaboration come about? AHG: “WeContinue reading “In the spotlight: Portraits of Sawyer”

In the spotlight: Dean Dovey

Dean Dovey is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham (UK). He didn’t pick up a guitar until his early 30’s. Dean writes songs about everyday life that reflect his emotions and feelings at the time of writing and recording them.  “I grew up in a Birmingham suburb, Great Barr, about a 25 minute bus ride from theContinue reading “In the spotlight: Dean Dovey”

In the spotlight: Fedbysound

Fedbysound is Mark Grider, a multi-istrumentalist from Southern California. He began his musical journey at 15, when he first picked up guitar. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? “For starters, I think too much. I consider myself an outcast, but not the kind of outcast that begs to be noticed. I preferContinue reading “In the spotlight: Fedbysound”

In the spotlight: Interstate Drive

Interstate Drive are a Southampton and Portsmouth (UK) based Indie-Rock band. Frontman Cameron Davidson grew up playing guitar and violin, and working in a studio as an assistant. He used to write and record songs in the spare time there, finally forming a band and eventually touring. Bandmembers Andrew Syson and Paul Irwin went toContinue reading “In the spotlight: Interstate Drive”

In the spotlight: Sugartown Slim

Sugartown Slim are a modern Country Rock duo hailing from the South of England, consisting of Andrew ‘Windy’ Mills (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals) & Andrew ‘Billy’ Giddings (other sounds, backing vocals, production). Windy & Billy have been musicians and friends since the ’80s. In 2019 they joined forces to produce a catalogue of originalContinue reading “In the spotlight: Sugartown Slim”

In the spotlight: Colm O’ Mahoney and The Hot Touches

Colm O’Mahony & The Hot Touches (Ireland) released their self-titled debut album last year, which features the single ‘Preacher’s Daughter’. I spoke to frontman Colm about their debut album and how Bruce Springsteen played a significant role in his musical career. Colm is a full-time musician playing acoustic covers in Killarney, a town in County Kerry,Continue reading “In the spotlight: Colm O’ Mahoney and The Hot Touches”

In the spotlight: Anchor Detail

They describe themselves as “Charlotte’s favorite sons”, Anchor Detail is a quartet composed of Jeff Tatu (vocals & songwriter), Travis Brown (guitar & production), Christian Loebs (drums & samples) and Seth Telles (bass). Their sound blends the riffy swagger of grunge with the austerity of post-punk. Learn more about the history of the band andContinue reading “In the spotlight: Anchor Detail”