Category Archives: dreamy

Billie Eilish

Are you ready to be blown away? Today we have a 15-year-old phenom, who hails from LA.
Meet Billie Eilish a very talented, even at her young age, singer songwriter. She was in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since she was 8. It was here with the choral stuff that helped her learn the proper way to sing. And once you hear her you can understand what a great grounding that was. Billie Eilish grew up in a household of actors and musicians, and was home-schooled along with her brother Finneas O’Connell (the Slightlys).

Even at her young age she has been featured on Billboard. I for one am sure she is destined to be a star, talent this good cannot be overlooked.

So, are we ready for some music. Let’s go.

Here’s her awesome new track, the video dropped just a few days ago. Enjoy.
Guitar intro has the feel of La Vie en Rose the Grace Jones version, then all comparisons end. This is all Billie Eilish, she is totally unique. And a great video, towing her little red cart in a yellow slicker outfit. Just too cool. And then the cops come.
Bellyache

Music video by Billie Eilish performing Bellyache.
(C) 2017 Darkroom/Interscope Records

What a beautiful sound, this Billie Eilish is some talent. Ethereal sound to take you away from the daily humdrum of life. Just kick back, relax and enjoy the vibe.
Ocean Eyes

Music video by Billie Eilish performing Ocean Eyes.
(C) 2016 Darkroom/Interscope Records

First of all let’s give a big thank you to Sofar for yet another sterling video, as always a perfect showcase of the artist. And what an artist is Billie Eilish, another beautiful song, beautifully sung. This young lady is a real find. A talent that is surely destined to go far.
Six Feet Under

Billie Eilish performing “Six Feet Under” at Sofar Los Angeles on August 8th, 2016
Filmed by: Teresa Chu, James Merryman, Nathan MacNabb & James Feimster
Edited by: Teresa Chu
Audio by: Mateo Barragan

📸 CC Weske

Wow, this one just dropped an hour ago. Purely audio but what audio it is. One thing for sure, despite it’s title I’m not bored at all with young Billie’s output. This is another beautifully crafted song and brilliantly sung by Ms Eilish. Enjoy, I feel this is going to be on the playlist for a while.
Bored

Music video by Billie Eilish performing Bored. (C) 2017 Interscope Records
3,869 views at this time, check back tomorrow.

📸 Jamie Luca

Gonna finish with a recent live appearance, and a performance of the song we started with. This is her new single, I think I forgot to mention that earlier. Billie Eilish delivered a memorable set at CRSSD Fest on March 4, 2017. The festival was in San Diego. Enjoy the performance.

Bellyache

CRSSD Fest 

Beatrix Players

The Beatrix Players are an amazing trio from London who make simply beautiful music, they hail from Stoke, Melbourne & Madrid.

As an intro let me borrow a bit from their official bio.
Beatrix Players are a London-based all-female trio who make florid, adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk, singer-songwriter acoustica, prog and quasi-classical baroque chamber pop. There is a light, translucent quality to the music, and yet when it is not being hushed and reverent, it has the attack and thrust, the surging dynamism, of rock. It can be soft and intimate, but it can also be fiery and intense, epic and immense. There are tempestuous passages in their music that you can imagine being delivered by traditional rock instrumentation but it is the very absence of guitars and drums that means that there is nobody out there quite like Beatrix Players

Beatrix Players are
Amanda Alvarez (cello) from Madrid, with an Australian mother
Jess Kennedy (piano, backing vocals) from Melbourne
Amy Birks (lead and backing vocals) hails from Stoke-on-Trent

They all met in London and created a masterpiece called the Beatrix Players. Yesterday they released a masterpiece, their new album Magnified.

So, shall be listen to some of their wonderful music, you know that’s why you came.

First up the brilliant first track from the album, this is an introverted ethereal awesome piece of music by any standard. So sit back and just let it flow over you. Also enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this beautiful video.
Rushlight

Rushlight by Beatrix Players
Music & Words by Jess Kennedy & Amy Birks
Filmed by Felipe Villar – DJI Phantom 4
Still Photography – Jim Fifield
Edited by Birks & Villar

So let’s jump to track three, and this time we have a beautiful live performance courtesy of the ever perfect Sofar productions, they always get the artist at their best, always perfectly filmed.
Never Again

Beatrix Players performing “Never Again” at Sofar London on the 5th of February, 2017
Filmed by: Pavel Radu and Xenia Onta
Edited by: Pavel Radu
Audio recorded and mixed by: Ben Nash

Another awesome live performance, this time the trio is augmented by some friends [?] who between them produce a powerful piece. Every song I hear just blows me away a little bit more, I think maybe Beatrix Players are fast on their way to becoming one of my favorite groups.
Roses

Live Music Video from Dark Classical Pop Band – Beatrix Players
Filmed and edited by Jon Barker and Kyle Jones – MidTea

I think this one was their first single from the album. A beautifully crafted song, that swirling piano driving the whole piece. Warning if you find clown puppets scary watch/listen with your eyes closed.
Molehill

Official Music Video – Molehill – from the Debut Album, Magnified by Beatrix Players.
Created by Chloe Rodham Animation 
Stop motion techniques and After Effects animation. Armature construction. Plastercine sculpting. Mould making and silicon casting
Music by Beatrix Players. Words & Music by Amy Birks & Jessica Kennedy.
Music genre: Dark, classical pop.
Management & Bookings: Ian Blackaby – Ardent Music
UK Press Officer: Lizzie Evans – Evans Above PR

Sadly we must finish this magical musical tour, this is our final track for today.
Another beautiful track, with another awesome stop-motion video.
An amazing track full of darkly etherial beauty.
Lady of the Lake

Official Music Video – Lady of the Lake – from the Debut Album, Magnified by Beatrix Players.
Created by Chloe Rodham Animation
Words & Music by Amy Birks & Jessica Kennedy
Performances: Jess Kennedy – Piano, Backing Vocals & All extra parts and soundscape; Amy Birks – Lead & Backing Vocals; Amanda Alvarez – Cello
Recorded at Snap Studios, London
Engineered & edited by Ben Mclusky
Mixed by Jim Moray 
Mastered by Nick Robbins, Sound Mastering, London
Management & Bookings: Ian Blackaby – Ardent Music
UK Press Officer: Lizzie Evans – Evans Above PR

OK, ok, you got me, I wasn’t finished yet.
You have to check out the album, better yet order your own copy.
Magnified

Debut album from Beatrix Players.

released March 31, 2017

All Music & Lyrics by Jess Kennedy & Amy Birks
All tracks produced by Beatrix Players

Performances: Jess Kennedy – Piano, Flute, Backing Vocals, All extra parts and soundscape; Amy Birks – Lead & Backing Vocals; Amanda Alvarez – Cello; Robyn Hemmings – Double Bass (Walk Away, Roses); Anna Jenkins – Violin (Never Again, Mole Hill & Obey Me) & Viola (Mole Hill)

Miccoli

Here’s a wonderful treat for you today a few tracks from a great sounding group from the UK.  Welcome Miccoli.
Miccoli, their name taken from the sibling trio’s surname, formed in 2010 after spending most of their childhood studying and making music. Growing up in Birmingham, England, they were brought up listening to Simon and Garfunkel, Don Mclean, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and the sounds of Motown, to name just a few of their diverse musical influences.
Twin brothers Adriano (vocal and acoustic/electric guitar) Alessandro (piano, vocal and acoustic guitar) and their younger sister Francesca (vocal, piano and harmonica) have toured extensively, giving the band the opportunity to explore their musical identity and fine tune their live set – a compelling blend of haunting, melodic and eclectic sounds, interlaced with breathtaking harmonies.
So, do we want to hear some music?  You betcha.
First up their awesome beautiful new single, Idle Stranger, a true gem from the opening chords.  The harmonies are gentle and sublime, the backing instrumentation is so good it’s surreal.  Chill inducing sounds all through this track.  Beautifully filmed in Venice, Italy this is a video to savour. This track has the promise to become a number one hit.
Idle Stranger

More photos from Venice

I do like to hear new bands cover other artists songs, and I always say if you are going to do it, pick a great song and do it well.  Miccoli more than do that, they take this Fleetwood Mac classic and totally own it.  They impart a very different feel into this beautiful track. I just love it.
Rhiannon

Here’s another great song, beautifully sung by Miccoli. Their harmonies as always sublime. This young group really deserve to go far if they keep producing awesome music like this.
All My Life

All My Life Video by Concepts Communications

One last cover, this is the Tracy Chapman classic re-imagined Miccoli style.  I remember when Tracy Chapman first released this song, we were all astounded by such a great song from a new young talent.  It blew up the charts.  And this version gives the same impression, a worthy do over for a classic song.
Fast Car

Finally today a bitter-sweet (too short) teaser for their forthcoming album to be released later this year.