The Gift that keeps giving
I first met Paul through an instrumental he posted which would later become a single, released as part of his 'ORGANIZED BLUES' series and since the debut limited 7" single 'TELL ME TELL ME' sold out in under a week it's been sell out after crazy sell out with that first single selling for up to £100 now!
Two albums ('BLOWING YOUR MIND AWAY' and 'SMUT'), countless singles, instrumental sides and of course the mighty SHOOTS all show what a talented songwriter / producer / singer / frontman / multi-instrumentalist Mr Orwell is.
Plenty more in store with the 'ACID GOTH' album near completion for a mid 2020 release
Big Boss British Beat
Many bands profess to have 'rhythm'.
Many bands profess to have 'the blues'.
Few can combine both as authentically as THE SHOOTS!
Featuring the songwriting / production skills of Paul Orwell and the vocal extrordinaire Kevin 'Lord' Essien the band conjur up musical images of The Animals, Pretty Things, Stones and hundreds of other mid '60s British beat bands who strove to make the American R&B sound their own.
Two 7"s, one album and EP on the way..
When this band shoot, you stand in the way!
NINE BELOW ZERO
They told you once, twice, three times now that's enough
When you talk about British blues legends, the name Nine Below Zero will be on most lips.
Formed in 1979 the band have become the #1 R&B band in the UK, mixing a love of blues classics and with a back catalogue that stretches across many albums and singles the band returned late in 2019 to celebrate 40 years together with a tour and a new album 'AVALANCHE'.
Heavy Soul! Records was more than happy to assist the band with getting the vinyl version out
THE DEEP SIX
A little bit of Rhythm with a lot of Soul
How's this for a bit of pedigree:
Take half of '80s Mod legends MAKIN' TIME, add a THREAD and a bass player supreme and you have the melting pot of genius that is THE DEEP SIX.
MARK 'SYD' McGOUNDEN wrote, sang and played guitar on many of the Black Country's Makin' Time's classic tracks that appeared on ace LPs like 'RHYTHM & SOUL' and 'NO LUMPS OF FAT OR GRISTLE GUARANTEED', all kept in time by NEIL CLITHEROE'S impeccable timing on the drums, whilst over in Lincolnshire PAUL HOOPER-KEELEY was writing tracks for another much-loved Mod band of the '80s THE THREADS.
These three combined with NIALL KEOHANE on bass provide a powerhouse of 60s pop mixed with Psyche and Beat that make the band one of the most popular on the live circuit today
The sound of youth today!
Does this sound familiar?
A young, driven three-piece, managed by enthusiastic parent. Gigging constantly whilst composing and recording music that reflects their youth whilst looking at the bigger picture?
Ring any bells?
SUBCULTURE come from the Nottingham / Derby area and have been steadily developing an energetic following who now come to every gig the 17 year olds put on. Inspired by Mod and all that encompasses the future is looking very (English) Rosey for the band.
The band have three singles out already with lots more planned for 2020.
Constantly gigging, expect to hear lots more from the band in 2020
**NEW SINGLE "BREAK ME FREE" OUT NOW**