Downtown Artists is an artist development agency based in Soho, London. Downtown Artists provide new unsigned artists of all genres the chance to make their first big step as professional musicians. We believe there’s an enormous amount of talent out there, and once we see it in front of us, we do our best to capture it on quality recording and introduce it to what could be its audience, and of course to the music industry. As the industry is changing before our eyes, we watch carefully and adapt to it by constantly coming up with new ideas and ways to achieve our objectives, keeping in mind our main goal – bringing great new music to the world.
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Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist and instrumentalist, with a three-octave vocal range. Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla subsidiary of Motown Records. After a year as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.
Due to solo hits including "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", "Ain't That Peculiar", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, he was crowned "The Prince of Motown" and "The Prince of Soul".
Notable for fighting the hit-making but restrictive Motown process in which performers and songwriters and producers were kept separate, Gaye proved with albums like his 1971 What's Going On and his 1973 Let's Get It On that he was able to produce music without relying on the system, inspiring fellow Motown artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to do the same.
His mid-1970s work including the Let's Get It On and I Want You albums helped influence the quiet storm, urban adult contemporary and slow jam genres. After a self-imposed European exile in the late seventies, Gaye returned on the 1982 Grammy-winning hit, "Sexual Healing" and the Midnight Love album before his death at the hands of his father on April 1, 1984. He was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Dennis Lambert, was raised in Brooklyn NY, and is now a Boca Raton real estate agent in his 60s, but as a young man in Los Angeles during the 1970s was a very successful songwriter who wrote or co-wrote over 75 Billboard Hot 100 hits. As a solo artist he released a sole album called Bags and Things in 1972. His life was recently documented in a new film that premiered at SXSW 2008 and followed him on a 2007 comeback to tour in the Phillipines where he is still revered for his popular song Of All The Things.
On his own and with his partner Brian Potter in the 1970s he wrote numerous radio ready pop, soul and yacht rock classics during a stint at ABC/Dunhill such as and The Four Tops hit classic Aint No Woman (Like The One Ive Got), and The Grass Roots top 20 hit Two Divided by Love. Other top tunes he was behind include #1 R&B single for Tavares It Only Takes a Minute, Glen Campbells crossover smash Rhinestone Cowboy , Hall & Oates Shes Gone, Covens One Tin Soldier, and British group Freddie & The Dreamers, novelty hit Do The Freddie.
In the 1980s Lambert penned the embarrassingly catchy career saving monster Starship hit We Built This City and the touching The Commodores hit Nightshift, a tribute to black music legends Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye. Lambert was also behind The Righteous Brothers hit Rock And Roll Heaven, which did a similar service to other lost rockers a decade earlier like Janis Joplin and Bobby Darin. ..pls enjoy!!!
Celebrating the launch of one of the most celebrity packed TV adverts in history, adidas and Estelle are hosting their very own exclusive House Party. Artists and celebrities will be heading to the adidas 'Celebrate Originality' Post Brits House Party in celebration of Original British Talent.
BRIT Award nominee and closing act Estelle will continue the celebration by performing exclusively at the adidas House Party. Topping the UK singles charts in March 2008 with ‘American Boy’, Estelle is hoping to add to her collection of urban awards with nominations in two categories at this year's BRIT Awards. These include: British Female Solo Artist and British Single for ‘American Boy’, featuring Kanye West.
The party will replicate the iconic adidas House Party advertising campaign Celebrating Originality and “60 Years of Soles and Stripes” which has seen people from the world of music, fashion and sport come together on screen - including Brit Nominee Katy Perry, Estelle, Young Jeezy, Brit Nominees the Ting Tings, DMC-Daryl McDaniels, Method Man, Redman, Afra, Ryukyudisko, Russell Simmons and Missy Elliott, athletes Kevin Garnett, David Beckham, Ilie Nastase and Mark Gonzales, and designers Kazuki and Jeremy Scott.
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William Everett "Billy" Preston (September 2, 1946 June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his successful, Grammy-winning career as a solo artist, Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Eric Burdon, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, King Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Richie Sambora, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He played the Fender Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond organ on the Get Back sessions in 1969. Preston is the only non-Beatle to receiving billing as an artist alongside the Beatles (as distinct from receiving credit as a session musician on album packaging) on an official Beatles record release. The label of the Get Back single credits the artists on the record as "The Beatles with Billy Preston". ....pls enjoy!!!
Carl Verheyen(Guitar) is Supertramp, Studio Musician and Solo Artist, Chad Wacker Man(Drums) and Doug Lunn(Bass)
Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins (born January 7, 1948 in Everett, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. Originally a part of the duo Loggins and Messina, he has also recorded as a solo artist and written hit songs for other artists...pls enjoy!!!
Jennifer Batten Guitarist , Solo Artist, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson
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Remy playing "Winter Turned To Spring" at The Zodiac Sessions singer / songwriter night held in Bruxelles bar of Dublin, every Wednesday night.
Formerly known to the world as Richard Martin, Remy is a Dublin solo artist. He began his career at a young age busking in the Summer months on Grafton St, playing in local bands & singing for anyone who would listen. In late 2002 he made the decision to look upon music as a potential career. This brought about the release of his debut EP "Late Night Songs"in April 2003. The EP gained moderate success receiving airplay on a National & some regional radio stations. "Late Night Songs" was to act as a gateway into the Irish Music Scene landing him with his first Headlining shows in Whelans. After almost a year & half of shows & steady profile building Richard decided to release his debut double A side single "Don't Take Your Eyes/Holding On". The single received wide acclaim in the media gaining Nationwide airplay & Top 20 playlist status on South East Radio station Beat FM. Hotpress referred to it as an "impressive start to a promising career for this Dublin songwriter", described by Campus.ie as "a superb debut" & "a young songwriter not to be missed"- Event Guide. The single led to numerous nationwide headlining shows along with support slots with Eleanor MCEvoy, Mundy, Albert Niland & also a headline appearance alongside Mary Coughlan & Shane McGowan at Le Cheile festival Co Meath. Now after more than a two year wait in the wings Remy is now ready to pick up where he had left off. He is currently rehearsing & recording material for his debut album. Influenced by artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams & Bob Dylan, his music can be described as a solid mix of alt country, folk & pop coupled with emotional melodies & a powerful, ambitious voice. The "Quiet Revolution" has begun, don't miss it!!
The first original song from Kevin, a MyStudio exclusive. Kevin Casenhiser, (KC Blues), was born on December 5th 1992, in Mesa, Arizona. He has been playing the guitar since he was six years old and has been playing live since he was eleven. Kevin is now 16, and some of his musical influences include Stevie-Ray Vaughan, Walter Becker, Billy Gibbons, Freddie King, Oscar Peterson and his personal favorite, Eric Clapton. His favorite band of all time is Steely Dan. Kevin describes his music as a "Bluesy-Jazzy Funk-Rock that goes to "11"! Kevin performs solo or with his 5 member band, which consists of drums, bass, keys, sax, and Kevin on the guitar. As a solo artist, and with his band, Kevin has performed over 100 shows and festivals throughout Arizona, Minnesota, Florida and Colorado, and has done numerous benefits. He has also won numerous awards. In January of 2006, 13-year-old Kevin won 2nd place in the “Chandler Center for the Arts Teen Competition”. In November of 2006, Kevin made it to the finals with the KC Blues Band in the “Arizona Blues Showdown”, at the famous Rhythm Room in Phoenix. In December of 2006, Kevin won Alice Coopers annual "Proof is in the Pudding" solo contest, and as a result he was invited to do a solo performance at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ in front of 6,000 people. The KC Blues Band was named “Performer of the Year” for 2008 at the Phoenix Music Awards. And most recently, Kevin was declared the winner of the 2008 “Arizona Drug Free Super Star Search Competition”, sponsored by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Kevin continues to improve musically and lives by the motto "The Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits". The KC Blues band also released their debut album “Perfectly Toasted Blues” in early 2008. The sky is the limit for this promising young artist. Distributed by Tubemogul.
"Everything I Own" is a popular song written by David Gates. Originally recorded by Gates's band Bread for their 1972 album Baby, I'm a Want You the song quickly became a popular standard recorded by (among others) The Connells, Jack Jones, Ken Boothe, Olivia Newton-John, Georgie Fame, Boy George, *NSYNC, Jude, Rod Stewart, Nicole Scherzinger, Chrissie Hynde, Greg London, Hernaldo Zuniga, among others. Although the song is frequently interpreted as a romantic love song, Gates actually wrote the song as a tribute to his late father. The original hit number five on the American Billboard Hot 100. The version by Ken Boothe reached number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in October 1974. The version by Boy George reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in March 1987 becoming his first hit as a solo artist. Owing more to the Ken Boothe version, the sweet reggae style was reminiscent of his earlier debut hit with Culture Club, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?". Coming at the time of his arrest for possession of heroin it provided a major boost to his career. A cover version of this song was recorded by The Remingtons, a band which comprised former Bread member Jimmy Griffin, on their 1993 album Aim for the Heart. In 2006, Chrissie Hynde covered the song for the soundtrack to the film "Happy Feet". This recording was produced by John Powell and Gavin Greenaway. On the soundtrack album "Happy Feet: Music from the Motion Picture", the song is mashed up with "The Joker", recorded by Jason Mraz...pls. enjoy!!!
As an accomplished bassist, solo artist, band leader, producer and Artistic Director, Christian has collaborated with artists across all musical genres. To celebrate this milestone, Christian will release two unique projects this year.
A great song for a beautiful friendship requested by sweetlysofie....pls. enjoy!!!
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Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English pop/R&B singer. Lewis rose to fame in 2006 as the winner of the third series of the television series The X Factor.
Lewis has become a multi-platinum selling artist and three time Grammy Award nominee. She has released one album to date, Spirit, in 2007. It became the fastest-selling debut album and the biggest seller of 2007 in both the UK and Republic of Ireland, and made Lewis the first British solo artist to top the Billboard 200 with a debut album.
Lewis's debut single "A Moment Like This", became the fastest selling UK single after being downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release. Her second single, "Bleeding Love", reached number one positions in over thirty singles charts around the world. In November 2008 she set a record in the UK for the fastest selling download-only release with her cover version of the Snow Patrol song "Run" which sold 69,244 in two days.