Doug Andrews – Man on Wire

Doug Andrews

Doug Andrews

If you want a new easy listening artist to add to your playlist then check out Doug Andrews.

Born in Wyoming, America Doug Andrews, is a singer/songwriter with a beautiful bluesy/country style sound. He is a gifted musician with the type of voice that is soothing yet evocative that makes you believe he means every word he sings.

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Andrea Mcewan

I actually discovered this artist back in 2009 at a concert. She was the support act for Katie Melua and if you like her you will love Andrea. She is an Australian singer that until last year was living in London, she is currently living in Berlin working on her music. I cannot stop listening to her album, and if you like female acoustic singers you should definitely take a listen to this artist. There is no news as to whether she is planning on coming to England again anytime soon but you can download her album “Rental Property” on itunes, or through the wonderful world that is ebay. The songs you should definitely hear are love suit, and Mr London Town.

The best thing about her lyrics is the metaphors she uses such as making London into a lover, and giving it a human form. She has got a really sweet, melodic voice and you can hear a few samples of her songs on her facebook page here

She also has written a very interesting blog about her travels in Berlin, so if you are into reading blogs check it out here

Review of New Music!

As I have written quite a few posts already on new music I thought I would reflect on how the blog is going and what effect it has had on my awareness of different genres.

Overall, it has been a reasonably easy task to find new music which is not mainstream. This is due to sites such as MySpace and Imgifted which are both easy to access and offers a wide range of genres to listen to.

But, this hasn’t only been a general experiment but also became a personal discovery. The main genre I tend to listen to is pop, and in particular indie pop, for example; The Hoosiers and Scouting for girls.

However, this blog has made me look and listen to different genres and I have discovered songs and bands which I would not directly go out of my way to listen to normally, but found I enjoyed listening to.

Two such genres that have come to my attention, that I realise I enjoy listening to are Jazz and Easy Listening. However, on the whole, most of the bands and singers I have listened to I have enjoyed, and not because I purposely chose them.

The reason is, that the majority of the bands/artists are ones that I chose randomly or got recommended from different friends with different music tastes to me! Thus, this experiment has opened my eyes to new genres and extended my knowledge on music. As well as this it has made me realise just how much new music there is out there to be discovered by not only me and the general public but also by the music industry.

The site I found since I started this blog, was imgifted.com. This site has been very helpful in helping me discover unsigned bands and artists and is very easy to use due to the site being split into genres, and then displaying the singers. Even when (and if) I stop this blog I feel I would continue to look on this site if I was bored and wanted to find someone new to listen to!

 

Overall, the amount of new music there is to discover on the net is astounding and I recommend people randomly searching new music as you never know what you may find!

Unclecon

This time I thought I would find new music from a different source on the internet. So, I typed in “Undiscovered Music” into google and the first site that came up is imgifted.com which is a site where unsigned bands and singers promote themselves and their music. The genre I chose to review is easy listening, a change from the previous pop singer I reviewed.

The first easy listening singer I found was a guy who calls himself Unclecon. He is from Glasgow and at the moment only tours pubs and venues around Glasgow. The songs which are featured on the site are acoustic and the sound quality isn’t great but it is good enough to show the quality of his voice and the slight scottish accent he uses whilst singing which adds more life to the songs and adds to the personal level which these songs are!

Check him out and decide what you think of him by clicking here