Here you will find all audio and video footage of Even Gardner, Ofelia and The Domino Collective, who all gave wonderful performances on Monday. If you want to hear the show in it’s entirety, be sure to tune in on Thursday 23rd at 8.30pm. Also be sure to join us next Monday in the Capital and help us #sharethelovefortheunsigned globally 🙂 x
This week we had the pleasure to broadcast the ever evolving Paul Stephen Edwards, the charismatic and gentle Owain L Whatley and the formidable five-piece that are known as Tendons. All gave exemplary performances for the loyal locals and online listeners which you can see below. And as ever a big thank you to IronHeart CS for the video, Cardiff AfterDark for sharing our events nationwide and the wonderful Gemma Collard Photography for wicked pics and reviews 🙂
Paul Stephen Edwards delivers his gritty, emotive songs with a mastery of his vocal range, delivered with acoustic guitar in a punchy, heartfelt way. Find Paul here: http://twitter.com/PSE_Music
Owain L Whatley‘s bluesy melodic folk makes you sit up and pay attention. He throws out a serious smoulder with his lyrics and quiet but edgy guitar. He tells big stories through big songs and a big voice. He even treated us to one he’d written on the day! Now that is the kind of exclusive we like at Big Scott Radio. Find Owain here: http://soundcloud.com/owain-l-whatley
The collective sounds of Tendons Music is really quite beautiful. Chilled out, acoustic melodies, five-part harmonies licked with double bass makes for a really intimate, special gig. Find Tendons here: http://on.fb.me/1LgMaz6
On Monday we were treated to surprise additions to John Adams (who was accompanied by Andy Morgan) and Owen Hackett (who was joined by the Bandoliers) before we had Wet Painttt rock the night away. As usual we say a big thank you to IronHeart CS for the teaser video and Gemma Collard Photography for great pics and reviews. Come join us next Monday and always remember to #sharethelovefortheunsigned to your social networks 🙂
Singer songwriter John Adams sings about love, pursuing dreams and happy times, supported by Andy Morgan on keys, his smooth and dreamy vocals really transport you. I LOVE his song ‘Silent Letters’… johnadamsmusic.co.uk/
Owen Hackett.‘s rock and roll sound consisted of trio vocals with The Bandoliers, with Owen on lead and plugged in acoustic, stomping drums and a truly old school tumbling bass line. Nicely retro! soundcloud.com/owenhackett
WETPAINTTT play some seriously dirty roc a rôl, as we like to say here in Wales. Their lead guitar drives through their songs, with edgy vocals, big bass and powerhouse drums. twitter.com/WETPAINTTT
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The line-up for Monday 29th June 2015 started with the amazing Nia Ann & Joe Marvelly, followed by Bella Collins & Gareth Evans. Then we took it uptempo with Curious Orange and to rock it out we had Commander BOOM! Read below for full reviews by Gemma Collard Photography and links to all involved in these wonderful weekly shows are in the footer of every page 🙂 Come join us next Monday and always remember to #sharethelovefortheunsigned to your social networks 🙂
Nia Ann – This woman’s command of her voice is impeccably controlled, she flutters and flies between high and low, it’s orgasmic! For one woman on a stage she certainly fills it. Her stage personality is blossoming each time I see her. I love her softer, quieter songs. That said ‘Not Just The Material Things’ from her new EP is fun and funky especially when partnered with some excellent percussion from Joe Marvelly. She will certainly be featuring at 2016’s Vale Jazz Weekend… Find Nia Ann right HERE
Bella Collins & Gareth Evans opened their set with one of my favourite songs of Bella’s – ‘Baby Got Me Talking’ in their standard, jazzy way. Gareth’s guitar transports you to faraway destinations and the flair to Bella’s vocals just flows. They will also be at #ValeJazz in 2016, for sure! Find Bella & Gareth right HERE
Curious Orange are a two guitar and bass trio with three massive vocal harmonies. They have bags of personality, brought a good following and are clearly enjoying playing on our big broadcast stage. Their love for it is pretty infectious. There’s angst, emotion and stories laced through these lyrics and they’re delivered with feeling. Check them out, a refreshing take on the local music scene. Find Curious Orange HERE
Commander Boom – I’ve been following these guys online for a while now, so I was pretty excited to get them live in my ears. My favourite song by them, ‘Light The Fuse’, lived up to everything I wanted it to be in the live version. Rocking! Stadium rock guitar shreds, bass slaps, female power on the drums and a quirky vocal, reminiscent of those nineties, Seattle sounds. Yes! You can find Commander BOOM right HERE
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The next Instalment from Ironheart CS showcasing the great music we experienced in Cardiff. Read below to find out more about Eve Rowlands, Michael Bush and Quincy, Tambo & Smalls, who filled the room with great vibes for a Monday night. Big thanks to Gemma Collard for photos and reviews 🙂
Eve May Rowlands’ summery folk songs build intrigue and drama. She starts tentatively and quietly, she then adds some punch, tempo and volume! Her songs are personal, written about memories and moments that obviously transport her back to happier moments. Her lyrics and command of her voice invite you to join her for the journey!
Find Eve here: http://evierowlands.co.uk/
Michael Bush’s songs are those you want to hear whilst you’ve got your head leant on someone’s shoulder. They move you. He sings with a controlled mastery, letting the guitar drive you through the song, with utter concentration and command. He played some new, upbeat songs today I hadn’t heard him play before. Good progress!
Find Michael here: http://michael-bush.wix.com/michaelbushmusic
Quincy, Tambo & Smalls! What can I say? I’ve been waiting to see these guys grace our big Broadcast stage for ages! I just love these gritty solo vocals, then the harmonising kicks in, which takes it to another level! Foot-stomping rock and roll, these boys play from the heart! Some seriously dirty rocky blues. Close your eyes and you’re not in Cardiff anymore. Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/QuincyandThemDeadBeats?fref=ts
Yet another fantastic night of great unsigned music from The James Clode Band, Bryony Seir and James Davies. We always love to #sharethelovefortheunsigned and especially on my pre-birthday bash! The team were on the ball as usual. Here’s a snapshot of what you missed and what to expect each and every Monday, ‘Live’ from the Capital.
James Davies stepped up at last-minute to play last night. He has a powerful voice and sings with soul. His song Gauranga was one of the best opening songs we’ve heard, feel good music. He was joined by friend Sheralynn to perform one of his most treasured songs and despite her nerves, their voices blended beautifully. Look out for his EP, coming soon! Find James here – https://www.facebook.com/jdavies90?fref=ts
The James Clode Band – JCB – what can be said about these guys and gals? They have energy by the bucket loads, they’re a tight group of friends which comes across in confidence and pure enjoyment to play. They’re a real party band, quality tunes you can’t help but move along with. They have a brand new album launching this Friday, treat your ears… Find the JCB here – http://www.thejamesclodeband.co.uk
tonight’s ‘Live’ broadcasts from the Brewhouse was an all female affair! Beautiful melodies, soulful harmonies and fun were the order of the night.
Amo Rex has the most beautifully chilled, dreamy voice. She sings of stolen moments, distant memories and with raw emotion. She writes, plays and sings the kind of songs that make you want to lean your head on a special someone’s shoulder. You can place yourself in each of her songs. I particularly felt this during ‘Echo of the Rain’. Beautiful tones, keep watching this talent emerge.
Ambergris‘ singer has a powerfully captivating voice, she sings with real clarity and is supported by two stunningly melodic guitars. Their song ‘Gold’ particularly stands out and is live in Big Scott’s playlist on Inspired by Unsigned now. They grab the audience’s attention, humbling and melancholy.
The Floral Wham Trams – WOW! A young band, full of fun and summer funk. Their sound is filled with fiddle, banjo, bass, guitar, ukulele, tambourine, a strong drum line and three female vocals. They’re a band of best friends, you can see they’re having fun and it’s infectious. They make you tap your toes, shimmy down with a real festival feel. They create an atmosphere and are REALLY exciting to watch. Catch them soon!
Bank Holiday fun with Big Scott Radio broadcasting ‘Live’ from Brewhouse, Cardiff. Our big Brewhouse family brought VJ Lucifer to the venue for our end of month special, always a pleasure and the visuals backdrop get more mesmerizing. IronHeart CS filmed & Edited this film. Live shots and set reviews by Gemma Collard Photography.
Rhys Thomas John’s bluesy sound is full and fresh. He’s loaded with personality and plucky, rhythmic guitar. I looked around the room and everyone was rapping along. There were times he transported me to the Deep South in my head, I’m keen to hear this powerhouse voice with a full band. Fortunately, he’s part of Bigfeat so perhaps that could happen in the near future. www.facebook.com/RhysThomasJohn
Wayne Brennan Music – I can’t ever get enough of hearing and seeing the musicianship here. Wayne masters his guitar and makes the most dreamy instrumental sounds. His vocals are strong and he’s passionate about everything he sings. It helps that he is just one of the most friendly people in the business. You should check out his album…it’s stunning! https://twitter.com/waynebrennan
Kinky Boots Band – wow these are exciting to watch! From dreamy, soulful keyboard, thundering bass and fast, powerful drums, it’s a roller coaster ride from start to finish! I want to hear more!! Find Kinky Boots here: facebook.com/kinkybootsband
Jack Ellis Music are a four piece packed full of rock rhythms with an incredibly fast and funky bass line, demanding and powerful drums. They make a BIG sound with strongbow vocals and impressive tempo changes. They move with every beat, feel every word and chord and it’s infectious. They KNOW how to rock. www.twitter.com/jackellismusic
We are proud to share our second installment of the wonderful videos being created to present unsigned geniuses to a greater audience. Performing in this video we have Tobias Robertson from Newport, Harri Davies (Cardiff) and to close out the night we had Leighton Jones & The Soul Tip from Grangetown. In collaboration with Stewart from IronHeart CS and Gemma Collard Photography who is also our wonderful resident Reviewer/Promoter, we strive to fine tune and create a unique and professional platform for us to #sharethelovefortheunsigned we discover every week. Feel free to have a read of the great reviews and check us all out using the links below. We hope you enjoy watching and look forward to seeing you at the next broadcast x
Tobias writes about those near misses we all encounter in love. He gets passionately involved with both the music and the lyrics; his vocals and fretwork are testament to that. Find Tobias Robertson here –http://on.fb.me/1JV3o4E
Harri makes his guitar produce a crisp, clean, and everlasting sound. You can see how much he’s moved by what he’s singing about; while his feet tap away to the rhythm, I can’t help but want to hear it amplified. Find Harri Davies here – http://on.fb.me/1LeWub
Leighton Jones & The Soul Tip are a six piece seduction of soul. They produce a full sound, strong percussion, velvet bass, funky guitars, bright keyboard rhythms and a beautiful marriage between the two vocals. Watching them is infectious, you’ve just got to move to the music. Find The Soul Tip here –http://on.fb.me/1Ah7TGp
Raw footage of the full sets of each artist available here
I am proud to announce that Iron Heart CS are joining the ever growing team to help us on our mission to #sharethelovefortheunsigned in a completely professional way. All the Brewhouse nights will now be filmed using a 3 man crew with awesome kit. Each video will give you a snapshot of what you are missing every week! The video above is the inaugural video of Gareth Howatson, Kyle Taylor & Matt John Band. If you want to book Iron Heart CS for your event/promo video then please be sure to visit their website and let them know that Big Scott sent you 🙂 x
For full raw footage of each set from this night click here –> Brewhouse Live