Friday, 14 October 2016

Amongst Fresh Music

Here at CONTROLRadioUK we bring you a lot of fab articles. Be it our wonderful 5 picks, Throwback Thursday Specials & TV Reviews. But we also like to focus every now and then on the awesome Artists we playlist. So below you can check out the Fresh Music from some of the Artists on CONTROLRadioUK

Paul Varney

Paul's career in music has spanned over 20 years, working both sides of the glass as an artist, songwriter, producer & session musician.

His first musical TV appearance was in the 1980's when his school formed band 'Second Nature' performed on the popular BBC Saturday morning program Saturday Superstore after reaching the finals of the Search for a Superstar competition & performing 'Astro Collision', one of Paul's earliest compositions, however this wasn't his first TV appearance having already starred in a series of TV adverts as 'The Milky Bar Kid'.

Throughout his teenage years Paul continued to perform with bands whilst funding the building of his first home recording studio with the proceeds from his successful acting career, starring in numerous West End theater productions & TV shows including ITV's Children's Ward Series.

At the age of 18 Paul was introduced to Simon Cowell who paired him with Daniel James to create the Pop duo 'Yell!' Yell's debut single 'Instant Replay' reached No.10 on the UK charts in January 1990. Although this was to be their only top 40 UK single, their debut album 'Let's Go' (recorded in London & Los Angeles) was successfully released in Japan before the band split in 1991.

Paul continued to record & release records throughout the 90's including 'If Only I Knew' & 'So Proud Of You' (PWL Records) 'Open The Door To Your Heart' (Jive Records) 'You're The Only One' (Edel Records), but he was also enjoying success as a songwriter & producer, In May 1999 'Say It Again' written by Paul & performed by girl band 'Precious' represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest & gained a top 10 UK chart position.

Paul's love of recording & production led him to set up recording studios in London & Berlin where he continued to write & produce records for acts including Bell, Book & Candle (SPV Records), Sita (Jive Records), Ryan Ferrada (NZ Records), James Sampson (Sony), as well as working with music for TV & Film plus providing backing vocals for acts including Boyzone.

Today, Paul lives in Surrey with his wife & 2 children. Kiss And Make up features remixes from Andy Sikorski, Macca D and Tony King.

Bruno Alexander - Vampire Bites

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, but raised between Portugal, Spain and the U.S., Bruno Alexander considers himself “a citizen of the world” — and the singer/songwriter’s musical influences are no less diverse. Drawn to American Pop/RNB sounds as well Eurodance, he doesn't fit into any one genre, nor does he want to.

Rather, his goal is to create his own style by daring to be different.

His big break came when he was chosen as the featured vocalist on producer Jake’s club hit, “In Love We Trust.” After that, Bruno was featured on The Record Maka’s jam, “Meteors,” dropped his own debut single, the sexy “Nothing But the Music On” (which UK music blog My Fizzy Pop!! called so hot, “it should come with a warning!”), follow-up “Puppet” and the can-do anthem “Fearless,” (which was later remixed by Ricardo Autobahn of the Cuban Boys and Spray).

His new single, "Vampire Bites," was produced by Ricardo Autobahn, and written by Mark Smith and Halloween nut Charlie Mason, who also co-wrote the amazing Eurovison Winner “Rise Like A Phoenix”. Vampire Bites is accompanied by dark and gory video that will appeal to fan of Buffy and The Vampire Diaries!

This release on Energise, features the ultimate mix for Halloween, delivered by Europop maestro “Matt Pop”, in which every Halloween effect is stirred into the mix to great effect and gives the record a huge sense of fun. The original mix is altogether darker in tone, and made for clubs of 2016.

Sean Smith Turn Me On

September 23rd sees the release of X Factor Superstar Sean Smiths debut single “Turn Me On” and its tipped to top the charts! With a sizzling club beat, catchy lyrics and a steamy video to accompany the song, Sean shows the world he has matured into a sexy solo artist with much more to come!

Alongside sister Sarah, Same Difference were the darlings of the massive ITV show, wowing the crowds with feet tapping numbers that fans young and old embraced, resulting in two successful albums.

The duo’s popularity has endured, but now Sean steps out on his own with his forthcoming new track.

Simon Cowell’s X Factor protégé Sean has made sure his hot new sound matches a hot new physique, spending as much time hitting the weights as hitting the studio, and is in the best shape of his life.

Already planning the release of his second single through Energise Records, a British Independent Label established in 1993, who also represent and have recorded with such musical heavyweights as Hazell Dean, The Three Degrees, Rozalla, and Sinitta, Sean’s new sound will be a hit with not only the fans he gleaned during his time on the X factor but a much wider fan base.

With his album well underway, hot new image and many more exciting ventures in the pipeline, Sean makes going from bubblegum to bubbleYUM look easy!