In the spotlight: Nomden

Nomden, you say? Chances are you’ve never heard of him, despite the fact that he has played at festivals like Pinkpop, Lowlands, The Great Escape, SXSW and NXNE. That’s because he’s mainly served as a wingman to others. Nomden is Dutch singer-songwriter Diederik Nomden. I’ve been following Nomden’s career for the past 20 years, afterContinue reading “In the spotlight: Nomden”

In the spotlight: DrEw

DrEw is an unsigned, independent musician, originally from Manchester (UK). He now lives by the sea on the southeast coast, where he writes and records his music in his garden cabin-cum-studio. “I come to releasing music from a perhaps unusual place: I am 45 years old and have spent the last 20 years as anContinue reading “In the spotlight: DrEw”

In the spotlight: Rufusking

The four members of Dutch band Rufusking will prepare a fine musical meal for you with their special ingredients. They serve you rock songs with a pinch of indie, a flavour of blues and a taste of the rougher stuff. And they are ready to serve their music to the world! Rufusking are Jan (bass),Continue reading “In the spotlight: Rufusking”

In the spotlight: Fossway

Fossway are an alternative rock trio from Gateshead, near Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). The band is formed by Daniel Mason (vocals & guitar), John Lennox (bass & vocals) and Harry Lowery (drums), who all met at school and began rehearsing for a charity gig related to work in Ethiopia. On 27 October 2020 they releasedContinue reading “In the spotlight: Fossway”

In the spotlight: the Jobs

For this week’s spotlight I’m running away with the Jobs. The Jobs are a feel good indie alt rock band based in Cleveland (USA). Trevor (vocals, guitar) took me on a trip into the band’s history, their influences and the upcoming EP ‘Sailing Upon the Times’. Who are the Jobs? How and when did youContinue reading “In the spotlight: the Jobs”

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”