In the spotlight – Pepe and the Bandits

On this festive Christmas day we are visiting Joe Miller a.k.a. Pepe (UK). Joe lives in a very quaint village on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border about 10 miles from Peterborough, which is about 45 mins on the train into London. He has always been interested in music from an early age and doesn’t go anywhere withoutContinue reading “In the spotlight – Pepe and the Bandits”

In the spotlight – Sugar Parks

Marisa Parks, better known as Sugar Parks, is a Los Angeles (USA) based singer/songwriter. She’s originally from a small town in Southern California called Newbury Park. She always loved music and would sing and play around on a keyboard, but her family couldn’t afford lessons. She went up to San Francisco for college, studied PsychologyContinue reading “In the spotlight – Sugar Parks”

In the spotlight: Sophie Dorsten

Sophie Dorsten (USA) is our Cool Top 20 sweetheart; she’s always supportive of other artists. She’s also the girl with the incredible powerful voice of an angel, and she has star potential. At just 18 years old, Sophie is a singer-songwriter talented beyond her years. Since the age of 13 Sophie has released several EP’s and singles.Continue reading “In the spotlight: Sophie Dorsten”

In the spotlight: The Unknown Brothers

The Unknown Brothers are songwriting duo Andrew Harper and Ciaran Ryan from Swansea (UK). Andrew is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist. Andrew’s vocal influences include The Manics, The Beatles and The Kinks. Ciaran is all about the guitars. He taught himself to play guitar. His influences include Pink Floyd, The Manics and Arcade Fire.Continue reading “In the spotlight: The Unknown Brothers”

In the spotlight – Skylar Nevaeh

For this week’s spotlight I interviewed a fellow Dutchie, Skylar Nevaeh. She is a young and upcoming female music producer. She started producing music on her computer at a young age. She finds inspiration in jazz, R&B, lofi and pop music. Her own music style contains ambient, jazz, R&B and downtempo vibes.  Skylar Nevaeh isn’tContinue reading “In the spotlight – Skylar Nevaeh”

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”