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Robert Brown

Editor of Chordblossom. Local music aficionado. Amateur League Footballer. Long Distance Runner

music mind matters

Help Musicians Launch Support Helpline

In 2016 the Music and Depression campaign revealed their recent study showed that people working in the music industry are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health related problems. Music charity Help Musicians are…

December 11, 2017

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Watch: Lost Avenue – Audrey

Lost Avenue are nearing elder statesman status in the Northern Irish music scene with their brand of alternative rock floating around Derry since 2010. Like a fine wine, the band have matured with age and their latest release marks the…

December 10, 2017

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Watch: Rosborough – Burn Blue

After success in bands like Kharma 45 and Intermission and a great track record in nurturing young musicians in the Nerve Centre, it is time for Glen Rosborough to take some of the limelight for himself. Stepping out from the…

November 13, 2017

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Joshua Burnside Wins Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017

The 2017 iteration of the Northern Ireland Music Prize offered up some quality albums and at a ceremony in the Mandela Hall on Saturday night the winner was announced. Walking away with the prize was EPHRATA, the debut album from…

November 12, 2017

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Other Voices Belfast

Other Voices has rightly grown into one of the key events in the calendar of the music industry as musicians, managers, press, labels, A&R and of course fans pile into the small town of Dingle for one merry weekend of…

November 2, 2017

Other Voices Belfast 2017

Other Voices Visits Belfast

If you examine the bucket list of many Irish music fans and musicians, you would be sure to find the opportunity to play at Other Voices right near the top. Each December sees the best artists from Ireland along with…

October 20, 2017

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Sound Of Belfast Returns For 4th Outing

The Sound of Belfast festival returns for its fourth year aimed at showcasing the great local talent on offer in Northern Ireland. The programme for 2017 shows that we have an abundance of musical talent on our shores, that deserves…

October 17, 2017

PeterO

Introducing: #93 – PeterO

Name: PeterO Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Rock /Singer-Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist name In my first job there were three different people called Peter, including me. Since my second name is ‘O’Callaghan’, I soon…

October 13, 2017

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Introducing: #92 – The Fugues

Name: The Fugues Formed: 2015 – ish Hometown: Belfast Genre: Indie Rock Line-up: Peter Murphy | Kaelan Power | Paddy Cartwright | Kevin Doherty ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Originally it came about on…

September 28, 2017

James Bradley

Introducing: #91 – James Bradley

Name: James Bradley Formed: 2013 Hometown: Maghera Genre: Singer Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Really it says it all! It’s me, one Guitar, a PA and my set list. Less people to…

September 21, 2017

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Introducing: #90 – Waking Android

Name: Waking Android Formed: October 2016 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Hip-Hop Line-up: dsgrace & Kronus ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name Kronus: I got the name Waking Android from my best mate he had been using…

September 14, 2017

Sonja Sleator

Studio Diary: Sonja Sleator At Millbank Studios

Ahead of the release of her second EP, Sonja Sleator discusses the challenges of achieving a full band recording as a solo artist. The hope was that working with Michael Mormecha in Millbank Studios would bring out the best in…

September 12, 2017

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Forestside Announce Young Songwriter Competition

Forestside Shopping Centre have launched a Young Singer Songwriter Competition with a grand prize of £500, a studio recording session and the chance to have your song played on Cool FM. The competition is looking for songwriters who pen, perform…

September 3, 2017

Patrick Mc Eleney Singer Songwriter

Introducing: #89 – Patrick Mc Eleney

Name: Patrick Mc Eleney Hometown: Ballyliffin, Co Donegal Genre: Contemporary Singer-Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name I have a strange mind and it is a pretty odd name so apologies if this still…

August 31, 2017

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A Plastic Rose Return To Headline Spectrum

Returning for its fifth year, Spectrum Music Festival have achieved what many thought was unthinkable, tempting A Plastic Rose out of retirement. The four piece alt rock outfit were always a favourite of the live scene in Belfast and it…

August 28, 2017