Mar 7, 2006
A mix of musical styles from Brazil, New York, London and Virginia plus a special feature on Lowestoft based singer/songwriter John Ward.
Firstly for the delay in posing this show. The good people at Libsyn who web-host Suffolk 'n' Cool have had some awful technical problems recently which has caused some disruption. However, they assure me that new kit has been installed and that service will be better than ever very soon which is good news for everyone.
Secondly, for the state of my voice and somewhat disjointed sound on the show - a cold /cough brought with it a need for lots of editing to spare you some of the more unsavory moments!
Luis Claudio Santos - Os Guerreiros Da Noite
I can't really tell you a great deal about this Brazilian artist since the website is entirely (and quite reasonably) in Portuguese. However I would just suggest that the sound has something in common with the French rap outfit Iam Just on the off-chance that you are (or know) Portuguese, here's what the website has to say:
Formada por musicos de Niteroi, amigos acostumados a gravar com artistas conhecidos e anonimos alem de se encontrarem pelas noites de Niteroi e Sao Goncalo sempre na batalha musical, tocando em diversos eventos, OS GUERREIROS DA NOITE apresentam o seu som latino brasileiro, Reggaetons,( um ritmo moldado nas ruas de Porto Rico e que vem incendiando as pistas latinas, americanas, europeias e ate japonesas).
Mesmo ao fazer o Reggaeton, esta banda tem como marca registrada a forte influencia da musica brasileira nao so na poesia como nas melodias. A integracao musical sul americana surgiu do encontro do vocalista e compositor Luis Caudio com Art Serrano, um colombiano que mora na California que, estando de ferias no Brasil, conheceu o musico e comecaram a compor as musicas que hoje sao parte do repertorio da banda e do CD que esta pronto para ser lancado.
A banda e formada por: Luis Claudio (vocal e violao) Rodrigo Barcellos (baixo) Dado Barcellos (Guitarra e vocal) e tem as participacoes especiais de Ricardo Massa (teclados) e Kink (bateria e percussao) alem de Eugenio nos sopros.
Vale a pena conferir este som diferente e cheio de latinidade e brasilidade Alem dos Reggaetons, o CD traz outras misturas de ritmos bem dancantes.
Luis Claudio Santos
Enterprise names in Diss. Just for starters how about a deli called Diss ... tasteful or a even a stairlift supplier called Diss ... inclined. Yes, I know they are awful. Send your much better suggestions by email to suffolkandcool
Cheryl B Engelhardt - Talk, talk, talk
New York based Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a singer/songwriter/pianist who puts on a high-energy, heartfelt and entertaining show, whether solo or with her band featureing Cheryl B. Engelhardt: Piano, vocals. Michael Calabrese/Josh Dion: drums, vocals, percussion. Geoff Kraly: Bass and Oscar Rodriguez: Guitar/vocals
Cheryl's pop/rock/jazz songs are complete with original arrangements, accessible lyrics and killer melodies.
Cheryl was voted Keyboard magazine's Unsigned Artist of the Month in January 2006 and cannot remember a time when she wasn't playing the piano. She has been writing piano pieces since age 5, involved in vocal groups since high school, and formally studying music since her entry to Cornell University, where she received her degree.
Her self-produced, debut album, Shoes Off And Run is available from her website (link below).
If you're in New York this month, Cheryl can be found singing at Cafe Vivaldi or Keenan's Piano Lounge on Mondays, Real's Lounge on Tuesdays and Spark Cafe on Saturdays at 3pm.
Cheryl B Engelhardt
Having played a song of John's last week it was great to see him perform with the formidable Mario Price in Aldeburgh, here in Suffolk last weekend.
The two songs featured are on John's fouth album Common Ground along with 13 other strong tracks.
The White Hart is a friendly, real music venue with little
compromise to the gentrification of pubs which seems to be almost
unstoppable. Perhaps the biggest gesture to the White Hart becoming
a gastro-pub is the fact that you can usually buy a cheese roll at
Chris (the landlord) is passionate about his music and promotes live artists pretty much every Saturday night all year round and some other nights as the spring and summer get going.
The interview with John Ward included in the show covers all the important stuff and the link to John's site is still johnward.org.uk
Hey Gravity! - Inside Out
Back by popular demand are high energy Hey Gravity! who I heard had a great gig at the Barfly in Camden recently. Look out for them in London on 11 and 29 March at Bloomsbury Bowling Club and Death Disco, Notting Hill Arts Club.
Da Vinci's Notebook - Enormous Penis
Sadly just a sample from the one song they've posted on the Podsafe Music Network but well worth the listen.
The group's website describes their story:
Da Vinci's Notebook made their debut at the 1994 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes and came away with 3rd place. Rejoicing followed, ending quickly when Jay moved to Scotland a month later seeking adventure, personal growth, and chicks who spoke with accents. Down to one tenor and three flexible baritones, the foursome rearranged their three songs up a couple steps and promptly won an open mike contest in Arlington. They were then promptly signed to perform a month later and fill three hours of music. One of the area's most unique musical endeavors, plus a strict rehearsal schedule, was born.
Since then, the group has blossomed in Washington's vibrant local music scene and beyond. A win at the 1996 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes landed them prominently on the pages of the Washington Post (which described them as "exuberance...crashing off the walls!"), then on a feature on NBC's Today Show, and finally as Artists-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Since then, the guys have been featured in specials on Comedy Central and PBS, and spent time as the "house band" on Washington radio's WBIG-FM. They are regular guests on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, which has introduced them to fantastic numbers of wacky people across the country. Their website tells even more at www.davincisnotebook.com
Do me a Squeeze - Launch night
Don't forget - our good friends at Do me a Squeeze are holding their launch night at Ember (Turnmills Street, Farringdon, London EC1) this Friday (10th March). Here's the deal:
"With guests every week joining resident DJ Matt Masters, we aim to please with the latest funky/electro house that we can find.
Our launch night is Friday 10th March 8pm - 2am then every 2nd Friday of the month thereafter (14 April, 12th May...)
Launch Night Guest DJ - Si Mac with resident Matt Masters."