Jim Clements’ voice sounds to us like a cross between Donovan and Marc Bolan, with their lyrical abilities crossed with Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen. In the ultimate sense of the word, Clements is a songwriter’s songwriter – we’re not listening for his voice, which is still quite appealing – but we’re hanging onto his every word as it drops from his lips.
Scott Gray makes his home in Nashville Tennessee, but his jazz-pop songs emphasise narrative and echo New York voices, including the likes of Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro, Billy Joel, and Norah Jones. He also draws from the older New York too, such as musical theatre, film soundtracks, and the smokey after-hours sound of the speakeasy.
Legendary Film Director Tony Palmer was in his archive looking for something completely different when he discovered a box of archive film and sound recordings from Leonard Cohen’s famous 1972 tour, which formed the basis of the highly critically acclaimed, multi-prize winning and best-selling DVD ‘Bird On A Wire’.
Pete Gardiner is a rarity, a true songsmith, a poet who sets his stories to music. Pete writes about doomed, alcohol fuelled love affairs, our celebrity obsessed culture, vanity, greed, violence and lust with a style and passion inspired by his songwriting heroes Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen.
Nadia Kazmi’s music has been described as pulsing and melodic, with her lyrics based on personal experience; like letters from a friend they’re reassuring, insightful, and easy to cherish. Her latest single, ‘Like A Cat’ is both autobiographical and metaphorical and encourage the listener to contemplate, while revisiting again in their head.
Born in Newtownards in Northern Ireland, Peter Gardiner is slowly carving quite a following amongst those who love well crafted songs which tell the stories of everyday life with all its passions and pitfalls. Whether they are related to something in the news, personal circumstances, romances or general relationships, Pete is keen to put them in his songs and, in much the same way as his idols Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan, everyday life becomes something enthralling.