ED TATTERSALL+ OLIVIA RAFFERTY + JESSIE REID + JESSIE DIPPER+ RUDI MACLOSKEY

Singer songwriter Ed Tattersall has unveiled the first music from his upcoming debut album – a 2 track digital single comprising of original track ‘Never Believe’ along with a cover of the Gorillaz hit single ‘Clint Eastwood’.

Both tracks have been created by Ed alongside hit songwriter/record producer Jamie Petrie (JP), who discovered his early tracks and approached Ed. After being invited to perform at one of JP’s legendary parties the two took a slightly inebriated stroll, and over a whiskey and a cigarette they began plans to develop Ed’s sound and begin writing what has become Ed’s first album.

“The first recording of ‘Never Believe’ had a distinctive Jonny Cash melancholic vibe to it,” explains Ed, “but this evolved over time, and we’ve finished with a punchy and upbeat tune which better reflects the story we’re telling. It is essentially a song about unbreakable love and human resilience.” 

Ed’s cover of ‘Clint Eastwood’ is a dramatic reinterpretation, bringing a whole new mood to the hugely familiar original.

“We worked on this adaptation for ages,” continues Ed. “I think JP actually spent 12 days tightening the piano part alone. We wanted to create a different landscape, with darker and more emotional undertones. For as long as I remember, Gorillaz have been on my personal playlists, ‘Clint Eastwood’ especially. It’s been an amazing process reworking this tune into my own style with JP, and growing it into something seriously different from the original.”

These two songs showcase what a striking new talent multi-instrumentalist Ed Tattersall is, with a rasping, soulful voice and a truly atmospheric approach to melody. He will be announcing live shows soon – stay tuned for further new music too.

Ed Tattersall Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Never Believe’ below:


Scottish singer-songwriter Olivia Rafferty paints with vivid vulnerability, through her writing and performances. Sharing blood with ‘Baker Street’ songwriter Gerry Rafferty, her heart is set on following his footsteps. Olivia’s songs marry lingering melody with lyrics that read like December diary entires, full of yearning, detail and raw emotion. She is currently recording her debut EP, taking influence from artists such as Anais Mitchell, Mountain Goats and Tallest Man on Earth.

Olivia Rafferty Links: Instagram | Twitter

 

 

Check out the video to ‘Hurricane’ here:


Shropshire born singer-songwriter Jessie Reid, weaves impressive fingerstyle guitar playing together with soulful, emotive vocal melodies. Having released two demo singles earlier this year, she caught the attention of music journalists and was subsequently shortlisted for the Glastonbury 2019 Emerging Talent competition. Her innovative, folk-influenced songwriting is said to enchant audiences, drawing comparisons with artists such as Ben Howard, Lucy Rose and fingerstyle guitarist Andy Mckee. Over the past year, Jessie has supported acts such as Seafret, Dan Owen, Ciaran Lavery, Bryde and Brooke Bentham whilst also enjoying regular Sofar Sound appearances across Europe and South America. Jessie’s demo singles received support from Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and on BBC Introducing. She has recently received a grant from the Alan Surtees Trust that will enable her to release her debut EP later this year. Jessie will be playing at a number of UK festivals this summer in preparation for the EP release.

Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music): “delicious grooving guitar and delicate textured vocals… we await news of further releases with bated breath” 

Jessie Reid Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Time Goes By’ below:


Award-nominated, emerging and unsigned indie singer-songwriter, Jessie Dipper, (currently Birmingham based) released her debut album ‘Audience of One’ in the spring of 2019. In a few short years, Jessie has successfully released two EPs, gigged up and down the UK and toured Melbourne (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand) in 2018 as well as included Uganda (2015), Sri Lanka (2016), Romania (2018) and The Netherlands (2018) in her performance repertoire. Showcasing her unique musicianship of with grit to falsetto vocal abilities and rock/jazz/funk-inspired acoustic and electric guitar capabilities, with a persona to captivate an audience with her quirky, and conversational demeanour and stage presence, complete with odd socks.

Her new album speaks of her story speckled with grief and joy, entwined with the wonder of all that life can become, in her communicate the more-ness of life through the music she makes. With the aim to facilitate the listener in sharing their own stories to spark the conversation of who we are and what life is to us.

Recorded in several different places around the country, this record echoes the twists and turns of living in so many environments, and what it has become to ‘belong’ in the world but not of it. It’s dynamic, acoustically rooted, alternative rock/jazz influences, give it an unconventional prowess, establishing Jessie’s zeal for what she does and who she is through both the perplexities and simplicities of this project.

Described as “a female version of Ed Sheeran”, “Bjork and Lily Allen on acid”, and “crossing the Mark Knofler line of rhythmic fingerpicking”. Alex Nobel from BBC WM introducing (having been featured on their show a number of times) has described her as “telling a story with every track, a genuine and honest person, really clever with how she makes (the messaging of her songs) work”. Industry professionals have recognised her tenacious guitar abilities, vocal ingenuity and songwriting artistry after 4 years of beginning this journey.

Having continued to take opportunities to seek out more people and their stories across the world, and travelled to Abuja, Nigeria in March of this year, as well as Dubai in April to work with teams based in the Middle East working in local communities, Jessie seeks to build the relationships formed across the world in working towards being an influence within the western world were she was originally born. In sharing the perplexities of joy and sorrows in life from the Nations to the Nation. Whilst being based in Birmingham to grow roots within her local fan base, and developing as an artist over the bridge of London to Brum (where connections have also blossomed).

Jessie Dipper Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Check out ‘Audience Of One’ Live Session here: