Thursday, April 28, 2022

Champagne Dreads


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Artist: Champagne Dreads
Title: All About Me
Genre: Pop Reggae

"5/5 Top bouncer"
- DJ Dapper Dan Skanking Delights / Forest FM

- AlexDub Culture Dub Radio / Sound Poitiers France

"A super-smooth and spectral song, with a fine pop sensibility and deluxe production and dub sensibility."
- Clive Craske Radio Reverb - 97.2 FM Brighton, UK

The best things are worth waiting for. For years, UK- based performer and songwriter Octavia has been involved in music and has built up formidable experience.
You might not have heard of her, but more than likely you might have heard some of her work, even as a ghost-writer that didn’t get any of the limelight. Sometimes as the provider of incidental music for TV programs. Now Octavia is presenting her own project to unleash and indulge her inner diva.

Champagne Dreads is the project. Its time is right now, but its influences are intricate and deeply nuanced. Drawing together numerous and diverse elements into something effervescent and distinctive. The starting points are reggae, pop and even dance to create a hybrid, genre-bending sophisticated sound with crossover potential aplenty.

Octavia originally was pulling double-time. Working with music and as a London-based medical doctor, but now spends all her time developing Champagne Dreads. Exposure so far has just been via teasers, including airplay and interviews in Antigua with well-known DJ Sly J (a household name in the Caribbean) who’s very supportive of the project.

If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That’s how you get an enduring vintage. All the Champagne Dreads tracks are rich in detail with lush, polished, skilfully layered production thanks to super-talented key collaborator Tony White. Final mixes on all tracks are from LA-based Paul Lani, who’s client list is a veritable who’s who of some of the biggest music industry names. Paul’s another that loves the Champagne Dreads concept and sound and is involved because he just gets the music.

can get it too.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


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Robusta Records (via The Orchard)

Released: Out now
Underachiever - NOAHFINNCE

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NOAHFINNCE (sounding like No Offence) is the alter-ego of 20 year old transgender artist and influencer Noah Adams. Having amassed 450,000 YouTube subscribers and over 300,000 Instagram followers, Noah has built his own audience through his alternative and no-nonsense take on LGBTQ+ issues. In 2018, he dropped his debut track Asthma Attack as Noah Adams, which has so far clocked up an impressive 3.2m combined plays, and upon announcement of this coming-of-age follow up picked up 32k views and over 1,000 comments, plus a huge number of pre-saves. Released today (26 June) and evoking '90s era Green Day with a splash of Jamie T and SWMRS, Underachiever was immediately added to Spotify All New Rock editorial playlist. On Saturday at 9pm, he drops his music video premiere on YouTube, which will undoubtedly receive a ton of views from his dedicated fanbase. He is currently working on his debut EP produced by Jason Perry and Ratboy. With label offers already on the table, NOAHFINNCE is an artist with a message and a strong penchant for punk-filled anthems.  


Label: Self Release, Robusta Records via The Orchard
Publishing: Available
Radio: Available
Press & Online: Available
TV: Available
Live: Anna Bewers, Paradigm
Legal: Simon Jordan, Russells 
Management: Mark Walker, Free Focus
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Friday, May 22, 2020

John Jay

An R&B singer with a smooth voice and a clear message, Richmond, VA’s John Jay is a veteran of the music industry, having cultivated his talent while working as a singer and songwriter with some of the finest artists on the east coast.  His background in gospel accounts for his uplifting sound, while his individual voice is the product of a life spent absorbing the power of music.

John Jay arrived with a boom in 2011 with his debut album ‘The Secret To Life.’  Nominated for several awards, including three Rhythm of Gospel Awards and one Gospel Blue Mic Award, it quickly established him as a top talent.  As a prolific performer known for his charismatic and soulful stage presence, it was only fitting that he follow up with a live album recorded in his hometown.  Having cemented his status, he went on to release several more recordings, gradually shifting to the clean R&B and pop sound that he is known for today.

John’s newest album is scheduled for release April 24, 2020.  Titled ‘Emergency Exit,’ it is the sound of a confident young artist stepping into the spotlight and embracing a new sound.  In these difficult times, John Jay hopes his music can be a beacon in the darkness, bringing people together and inspiring them to live their best lives.

John Jay, The R&B Musician with the Smooth Voice Announces the Release of another Soulful Music Album - Emergency Exit.

April 23, 2020:  John Jay, an R&B singer is set to release a new album on 24th April 2020, titled Emergency Exit. This is where soul-refreshing music and clarity of purpose meet, the 11 tracklists album is a collection of soul uplifting songs with a clear message; to be a source of light, a beacon on the mountain amid these trying times.

In correspondence with John, he shares his vision and mission behind the album, in his words, “The Album, Emergency Exit, is a collection of personal stories about my past relationships that I set to music. I know many people will relate to the drama, quirky tales, and catchy lyrics’. 

 He is a virtuoso with numerous recordings across the board, John recorded his debut album 2011 titled “The Secret of Life” thrusting him into the limelight, with nominations for several awards. He was once awarded a Gospel Blue Mic Award and Three times Gospel Rhythm Awards.

John is known for his charismatic and lively performance on stage, for him, music is like a food of the soul, and he is passionate about bridging the gap and producing faith lifting sounds to the soul.

About John Jay

An R&B singer with long years of experience in the music industry, He has spent over a decade singing, writing songs, doing live performances for the Gospel music genre. He has spent a significant part of his life working with the finest artiste on the east coast. John's music style is; music for the soul and spirit.

For more information about Emergency Exit, and checkout numerous music channels it was released on, visit

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Continental Five aka Two Five- Wanksta 2.0

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Jerry Zucker