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The Man, The Legend, The Musician , The Producer: Bubba McCarthy

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Delivering The Xfactor To Our Ears Every Week: Bubba McCarthy, The Musician and Music Producer That Makes All This Possible.

Bubba drums in the popular DJ Antics vs Drummers events which are a monumental part of The Antics Residency which is held at the Famous Koko Venue one of London’s biggest club nights. He has been nominated for a Brit Award.

Bubba performed with Jennifer Hudson, Cyndi Lauper and even arranged and programmed tracks for Simon Cowell’s girl group “The Girls”. The views for the songs that McCarthy has worked on have passed over 200 million views on Youtube.

Hi Bubba and Welcome to The Hear Up.”

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

I’ve had many highlights in my career but I would say playing with Jennifer Hudson has been amazing. She’s an Oscar winner and arguably has one of the best voices in the world.   I remember the first rehearsal with her was incredible. I was blown away by her talent.

Out of all the keyboard players in the world, she chose me, so it was humbling!

You’re a hugely successful musician, and producer, what is it like working for some of the top artists in the world?

It’s a huge honor and I have to pinch myself sometimes. No doubt, when I’m working with people of this caliber, it’s very high pressured, but the more you do it, the more you get used to it. The responsibility is huge working for some of these artists. The shows are big, the TV shows are high pressured, so you just have to be consistently at the top of your game.

You are constantly on TV. How does TV performances differ from normal gigs?  I’ve done a lot both of which have been very useful. I would say that TV gigs normally have more pressure on them. It’s life, so there is no room for error so everything, from your monitor mix to your instrument set-up has to be perfect. Nothing can go wrong on TV.  On a gig, there are techs who are there for any problems that might ensue. Experience does help.

You’re the Musical Director/keyboardist for Ivor Novello winner John Newman? What are the key attributes you need when working for A-list artists?

I would say the key to working with A-list artists is to: have done your homework and be a great communicator. Homework-wise, preparing the set and individual song arrangements are incredibly important. The artist, the band, the management team, the audience. Everyone relies on you to have put everything together. There is no room for error. I’ve played to shows in front of more 50,000 people. My responsibility for each project is very high.

How do you get the work that you do?

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names in the world, from Jennifer Hudson, Cyndi Lauper, and John Newman. My industry is one of the words of mouth so once an artist has seen you work with another big name then they are more likely to call you. My reputation is hugely important to me, and so every project demands my full attention and the best I have to offer.

You also worked as a music director for years while also a music producer. Do you find that those two jobs are very similar?

The two jobs are indeed similar and I think you need the same qualities. Your attention to detail has to be second to know and you have to be super-creative. Everyone is looking for something that helps them stand out, whether it be a track or a musical performance.

You’ve played on the MainStage at Glastonbury. How was that experience?

This was one of the craziest experiences of my life. I was playing drums and I had over 30,000 people watching, screaming and dancing. To be on one of the most iconic stages in the world performing was a humbling experience. A very small percentage of musicians in the world get to experience that, and I was one of them.

You have been the principal keyboard player for Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson. How was that experience?

That was a great experience. Jennifer is one of the biggest artists in the world. She is also one of the nicest humans in the world. She made my job easier. It was a great experience working for her.

Why do people keep coming back to you?

I believe you’re only as good and relevant as your last job, so I try my best to put in the work on every job and also maintain a high standard of excellence. The aim is that people keep calling me back, which amazingly most of my clients have done.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

I would say, number one is to become a master of your craft. Secondly, make sure you’re prepared for every job you get so you’re able to deliver a high level of musicianship to your client. Be creative, be a troubleshooter, and be humble.

Anything, in particular, you’re looking forward to in 2020?

I’m looking forward to a lot of stuff. I’ve got quite a few production projects booked. I’ll be working out of Neilaproduction studios with the producer Nico Farmakalidis and the artist Aika, which I am very excited about. I’ll be also working on albums with Alessia Cara, Tori Kelly, and Demi Lovato. Massive love to Milk & Honey for setting that up. I’ll also be working with the amazingly talented George Solonos on a cool instrumental project! It’s going to be a fun year!

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Syamsaein, A Young Artist And Music Sensation In The Entertainment Industry

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Syamsaein, A Young Artist And Music Sensation In The Entertainment Industry

The music streaming platforms have been experiencing a huge surge in new artists as the effect of the corona pandemic is slowly backing away. Syamsaein, a renowned social media marketing strategist has become the new icon among the newbies with his new music album, Let’s get it. The album has already created much waves among the music enthusiasts and is an audience favourite with its dope beats and a variation from the usual EDM music.

There has been a recent trend in the use of electronic music and rap incorporated videos in the industry. Syamsaein has been a keen creator in terms of beats and EDM with power induced music in the background that can make anyone dance on their feet. It has always been his motto to make people groove to his music and wanted to create bests that the listeners could take refuge in when they wanted to escape from the reality.

Most of his songs revolve around creating a fantasy space in the musical world for people to gain another level of listening pleasure. His other albums, “Internet” and “Mayoness” also focuses on the different treatment of music by incorporating human emotions into it.

“My kind of music has always been a medium of experimentation with sounds, with musical textures and combinations with forms and structures. It represents an inner peace or a feeling of comfort of people as an individual. This kind of creations tend to encourage you to be yourself, and to not be ashamed of who you are. I want to emphasise on the strength of music to change the moods and influence a person”, says Syamsaein.

This promising entrepreneur and digital marketing consultant has an album “Planet”, that is yet to release soon on Spotify. With more songs that carries the soul of Lo-Fi music, Syamsaein looks forward to creating revolutions in the music industry with his experiments.

Being a digital marketing strategist in Syamsaein, he has worked with several celebrities, brands and companies via his company Chumbucket Overdrive. In the last five years, he has also carved up a name for himself in the digital media space and helped many businesses recover from their losses over the pandemic.

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Marco Angelo : the guitarist launches a special album in Japan

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Marco Angelo : the guitarist launches a special album in Japan

Guitarist Marco Angelo has just released in Japan “The Best Of Hooded Guitar”, in collaboration with “Force Energy Records”.

It’s a collection of the hooded guitarist’s best tracks, with lots of extra content and unreleased tracks.

The album is heavily featured by the presence of a Japanese narrator who will tell the story of the hooded guitarist between the flow of the tracks.

“The Best Of Hooded Guitar” is currently available for the Japanese market in a special
CD version.

Marco Angelo is an award-winning virtuoso guitarist from Italy and nicknamed the “Hooded
Guitar” for his mysterious cowled appearance. Well known for his solo instrument project
where his driving guitar riffs are the showcase of his compositions.

Marco Angelo has toured all over the world , playing with international artists such as Paul
Gilbert (MR.BIG), Jennifer Batten (MICHAEL JACKSON), Dennis Stratton (IRON MAIDEN), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRYCHE), LA GUNS (USA) and many more.

Official website
www.marcoangelomusic.com
Facebook page
facebook.com/marcoangelomusic
Instagram Page
instagram.com/marcoangelomusic
Twitter Page
twitter.com/thehoodedguitar
Youtube Page
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrw8qVjU0k7wGdx_Jrk7fuw

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In Conversation with Dima Yavorskyy, the 22-Year-Old Multicultural Artist

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In Conversation with Dima Yavorskyy, the 22-Year-Old Multicultural Artist

The young Dima Yavorskyy comes from a multicultural American-Ukrainian background. Born in Western Ukraine where musical expression is in people’s DNA, the artist was influenced by various genres. Although his lyrical delivery today is in English, there is still a distinct style that the artist performs in which is a reflection of his upbringing.

Starting his musical journey at a young age, Dima Yavorskyy grew up to be one of the most influential artists today. Attributing his success to his artistic integrity, Dima is able to continue evolving in a highly competitive industry. He says that collaboration is one of the most important factors in making music. “I value collaboration because it opens up the opportunity to share ideas and increase productivity,” says Dima Yavorskyy. Although most of his singles have been solo thus far, the artist is talking about the team behind his projects that makes it all possible.

One of the most prominent features of Dima’s music is his songwriting ability. Tapping into topics that his audience can resonate with, Dima Yavorskyy has a performance structure in which he is able to tell stories through addictive singing hooks. His multicultural upbringing is evident through unique vocal enunciation in singles such as Intentions. Despite the difference in music styles, the artist still impresses American listeners by incorporating rap into his verses. “Being influenced by different cultures and genres allows me to express myself as an artist,” says Dima Yavorskyy. “My mission is to give listeners all over the world a taste of something they’ve never heard before and bring something new to music.”

Dima’s releases are available on all streaming platforms including Spotify. For updates, follow him on Instagram @dimayavorskyy

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