Mark Caplice is a multi award winning songwriter, producer and artist from County Wicklow in Ireland who first came to my attention when I heard the amazing work he did on Megan O’Neill’s stunning rendition of the Jim Croce classic ‘Time in a Bottle’. This was evidently just the tip of the iceberg of this man’s talent and this fact was amplified by last year’s partnership with the Recording Academy.
First listen of ‘American Avenue’, from Oberon Rose and you instinctively think of early Fleetwood Mac. This is for good reason, as the songwriting team, built around Tommy Oberon and Rebecca Rose, draw from influences which include the blues guitar playing of the recently departed Peter Green, who founded the band.
It feels as though it’s been the blink of an eye since we’ve written about Northern Irish band runabay, but we actually last featured them in November 2016. The six-piece band from the Glens Of Antrim are back however with theire new single, ‘Blink Of An Eye’, a remove from their previous sound, but nonetheless one we’re enjoying.