Ben Howard performs a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s track, Call Me Maybe in the Radio 1 Live Lounge.
I hadn’t heard of Ben before stumbling upon this one. A very interesting version and probably a good introduction to the style of this British songwriter.
Oh yeah: has an amazing voice… check it out for yourself. (Bonus points for the bass player for also playing drums. Or the other way around.)
In this cover of Ryan Adam’s version of Oasis’ hit “Wonderwall” local San Diego artist Megan Hope
really shines. This rendition brings out the best in her vocal sound while also showcasing her guitar playing abilities. I met her for the first time in 2009 when I played my very first solo show at a little church in Golden Hill, San Diego (a very cool&intimate venue called “The Marquee”, that unfortunately was short lived). She performed with a duo called “Novel Concept”
and already then her vocals were a highlight of the evening. Please listen and share, she deserves to be heard !
PS: when I run out of local artists to post about, I’ll add someone “famous”. But doesn’t seem it’s gonna happen soon :). Here is Megan on Reverbnation.
Stromae is a multi-award winning Belgian artist from Belgian-Rwandan origin. This song from 2009 was a number one hit throughout Europe. It accurately captures “l’ennui” of the anonymous working guy in a big city with mainly first-world problems to worry about. Being a dance song, this is definitely a bit different than the previous posts, but surely worth a listen !
This week an award winning video ! It got the “Silver Remi Award at the 2012 Worldfest – Houston International Film Festival”.
SO3 is a rock-trio founded by guitar maestro Mike Artamonov and bass player Serge Belongie, who alternatively take on the lead singing role. They can put up a great live show and make cool video’s too… Just see for yourself !
Probably biased a bit by the great looks of a bunch of sparsely-clad ladies, but I really like the way this video was done. Their drummer is one of the busiest people I know. It’s all her fault I’m posting this now…
Oh yeah, the song has a great chorus too… not just eye candy this is. And with 13k+ views in a month it’s not doing too bad either. So go ahead: click&enjoy !