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Hungarian multi-instrumentalist ViO is at his best with the instrumental gem ‘Chapter Five’

Equanimity - A Futuristic Jazz Tale by ViO

Taken off his much-awaited first studio album ‘Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale‘, ViO sends us into a better place with his quality shining through to magnetic levels of enjoyment on ‘Chapter Five‘.

The world-renowned Viktor Haraszti aka ViO is a no-fixed-format Hungarian-born Netherlands-based indie jazz sax player, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound engineer.

This is what I love about being an artist. I can improve my style, mix my influences, deal with new technology and produce something unexpected.” ~ ViO

Sending us a really insightful track that will have you in a much better mood than before, ViO sizzles with a truly mesmerizing performance of the very highest standard possible. There are no vocals needed as we hear a true master who is intrinsically connected with his chosen craft, as he gives the world an instrumental single to be at one with while there is so much unnecessary destruction on the television.

Hitting his first notes behind the piano as a seven-year-old, he later picked up the clarinet at age 11. Seven years later, he
got his first diploma at the famous Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest.” ~ ViO

Chapter Five‘ from Netherlands-based indie jazz sax player and multi-instrumentalist ViO, is a stunning experience that will have you closing your eyes and tapping your feet to the sounds of a true great at work. This is the tranquil piece of art that we all needed to hear – as we lather our senses into a world that is so much safer and calming – to inject an Eastern-like vibe into our lives that have struggled to thrive recently.

Hear this smooth new single on Bandcamp and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Get lost in the twilight of jazz fusionist Ikechi Onyenaka’s latest single, City Dreams.

Jazz and Blues fusionist Ikechi Onyenaka’s latest extended instrumental soundscape, City Dreams, eases you into the twilight grooves gently before the rhythms pick up funk around the smoky jazz timbre. With the next progression, City Dreams moves towards a stormy sax blues riff that rivals the jazz-punk frontman Pete Wareham’s pipes.

In the latter half of City Dreams, psych blues tendencies start to accumulate in the single, in a way that there was no anticipating. The ambience from the intro allows the volatile expressionism to leave you broadsided by the sheer ingenuity. Is there any better feeling than that?

City Dreams is now available to stream on SoundCloud and all other major streaming platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Get Outside Again: Milton Keynes indie rock artist Alex Dennis encouragingly urges us to not be ‘Prisoners’

Taken off his new terrific new five-track ‘Robotland‘ EP, Alex Dennis gazes calmly at the stream of life and wonders why we are all television spinning wheel ‘Prisoners‘.

Alex Dennis is a multi-skilled Bedfordshire-born, Milton Keynes, UK-based indie rock musician who can play the sax, keys and piano.

From 2014-2017, Alex Dennis studied at the London College of Creative Media in which he gained a BMus degree in Music Performance and Production.” ~ Alex Dennis

This is the keep-a-close-eye-on-your-life message that should wake us up from that covid-induced habit of staying indoors, as he sings with such heartfelt enthusiasm. This lively rock track is briskly sung with supremely enjoyment – from an underground artist who clearly loves what he does – as he speaks from the heart and plays which such passionate vigor.

Prisoners‘ from the Milton Keynes, UK-based indie rock singer-songwriter, keys player, saxophonist and pianist Alex Dennis, is a true story all about not letting the beautiful world pass you by. Being glued to the screen will only get you so far, as being outside sometimes will help your heart feel so much better than before. Alex performs with a truthful outlook and sings with a stirring edge, that gives you the urge to get outside and see the world for all its undiscovered beauty.

The time to explore is now – as you get sucked into the greedy couch and into that silly show – you probably don’t need to watch anyway.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Appreciating each other: Jonny Tarr’s ‘If I Didn’t Need You’ (ft. Licha) is a true love story to calm the mind

Taken off his latest 11-track album called ‘Tough Stuff‘, Jonny Tarr impresses with his wide range of incredible skills on ‘If I Didn’t Need You‘ (ft. Licha).

Jonny Tarr is a multi-talented Wales-born, Southern California-based singer-songwriter, Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts graduate, saxophone player and more. Here is a man that can loop sax, guitar, keyboard, flute, harmony, and beat-box tracks to fuse a song together like a true master.

A true musician, he can’t wait until covid is over so he can play with his band again and thrill audiences with his array of mind-blowing music experiences.

This is the story of how you so deeply appreciate her as you need her so much to provide support and by just being there, she has done more than most. When nobody else gave you a shot, she did and you care about her so much due to her sweet nature and authenticity. The kind and true genuine energy in this song between the two singers, is a touching reminder that love can be simple if you want it to be.

With vibrant vocals that are never over the top, this is a peaceful song full of hope and appreciation between two humans that just want things to be as they are and never change.

If I Didn’t Need You‘ (ft. Licha) from the supremely skilled music maestro Jonny Tarr is a magnitude of sounds and layers that consume your mind when you listen closely, and you know really early that this is truly special.

With a world that feels like it is breaking sometimes, this is a welcome reminder of true love that conquers all.

Stream this excellent new single on Spotify and see what he gets up to when gigs come back on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A heartfelt song to get that true love back: Averto shows regret for past mistakes on ‘Cry’

A sensually pleasing voice that meshes with a beat that is quite sumptuously classy, we are let in the door by a duo that tell the true story of a love that is so strong but needs to heal in order to truly blossom. Averto bring us a song to listen deeply to on the Indie-Pop single ‘Cry‘.

Taken off the brand new 4-track EP called ‘1304‘, this is a sexy-sad song that is loaded with regret and also an honest take on how they are deep inside.

Featuring a sax-filled chorus that makes you take notice, you can’t help but enjoy this new single that is hugely relevant in modern day society. With Social Media clouding our morals and values, some elements of short bursts of silly selfishness seeps through into us all sometimes, even if we don’t want it to be this way.

Jahlisa Jade and Zack form together tightly as Averto and this team are rather tremendous here on ‘Cry‘. This is a relevant story for all of us that have been with such a beautiful soul, that somehow seems to hurt us again and again, even if they don’t mean to. Its a lesson into how strong the love really is, if it can be rebuilt with true communication then the chances of survival are greater but this needs lots of compassion and honesty. Only then, can our souls be reconnected into that meaningful love, without constant and traumatic tears.

Hear this regret-filled single on Spotify and find out about future shows on their Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen