Introducing, The Light Chasers and ‘Intimate Moments’


Intimate Moments is the new soft instrumental release from The Light Chasers. The Light Chasers are the commercial interface of an English, electronic music duo featuring Vincent Rees and Pete Smith. The duo are from West Sussex, and formed their long term partnership after working in a music shop together. The duo have since released 11 studio albums under the guise of the Red Planet Orchestra as well as contributing music to TV and Film.

You can download, ‘Intimate Moments’ here at FFM.

Sample, ‘Cherish’

Sample, ‘Ambient’

Sample, ‘Beach’

Sample, ‘Club’

Download the album, ‘Intimate Moments’ for just £4.99

Click to download, ‘Intimate Moments’



Introducing – Spudgun Assassins



Spudgun Assassins based in Chichester, West Sussex, England were formed in May 2008. The members are Tex Nash (lead vocals), Steve Swatton (bass and backing vocals), Graham Hutchason, aka Hutch (guitars and keys) and Graham Linn (drums)

The band have achieved their own style of melodic/mainstream rock.
Initially, the intention was to concentrate on creating a live set of cover tracks in order to start playing live, however the band were immediately drawn into writing their own material. Although collectively, their influences are varied, a natural writing chemistry was obvious from the start and the ‘Spudgun Assassins’ sound was formed.

With an emphasis on strong melodies and hooks, all songs are written, recorded and produced by the band. The ‘Spudgun Assassins’ 6 track EP is the band’s first release and is available to download  here at FFM as well as all major sites and as a CD from their website. Plans are already in place for future recordings as well as getting out and playing more live gigs.
Their influences are quite varied from The Beatles to Rush and they love the big produced sound that you get from bands like the Eagles and Boston.
Spudgun Assassins are looking to play local festivals next year and would love to support a major band.

Sample, ‘Blind’

Sample, ‘Fool When You Need Me’

Sample, ‘Let’s Do It Again’

Sample, ‘Watch Me Fall’

Sample, ‘What Do You Wish For’

Sample, ‘Believe in Me’

Download all six tracks for just £4.99

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New from Bill Madison – ‘Only a Dream’ and ‘Trying To Be A Friend’.



FFM Records are proud to bring to you the latest releases from Bill Madison. You can download Bill’s latest directly from FFM. 

Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

Sample, Trying To Be A Friend.

Trying to be a friend
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Sample, Only A Dream.

Only A Dream
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The latest track from folk artist, Ren Faye – ‘A Pretty Penny’



When I first heard Ren Faye’s voice, I was immediately reminded, dare I say, of the great Sandy Denny . Her folk influenced style and vocal timbre coupled with a Northern authenticity provide a new and exciting  addition to this genre. Please enjoy, ‘A Pretty Penny’.

Ren Faye
Ren Faye



Introducing Vakablak from Germiston, South Africa



Discovering and introducing new artists from around the world is what we love the most at Freedom for Musicians. You cannot get more authentic and raw than Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, Vakablak. Hailing from Germiston, a small city in the East Rand region of Gauteng, South Africa, Vakablak combines the regional sounds of his home with traditional rap. Yes, it is raw and involves strong, controversial themes but this is a young man reflecting life in his art. Please enjoy these debut tracks from Vakablak.




Latest releases from Bill Madison – ‘Penance’ and ‘All She Wanted’



FFM Records are proud to bring to you the latest releases from Bill Madison. You can download Bill’s latest directly from FFM. 

Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

Sample ‘Penance’

Penance
Click to download Penance

Sample ‘All She Wanted’

All she wanted
Click to download ‘All She Wanted’



 

Raag Bhairav – The latest release from Ankur Biplav

Raag Bhairav is a morning raag and the performance of this raag is solemnly serious. The raag comes across as a musical entity with mood of meditation, philosophical depth and emotional richness.

Sample of Raag Bhairav by Ankur Biplav

Download Raag Bhairav by Ankur Biplav

Raag Bhairav by Ankur Biplav
Raag Bhairav by Ankur Biplav

Indian classical music is a genre of South Asian music.It has two major traditions: the North Indian classical music tradition is called Hindustani, while the South Indian expression is called Carnatic.

Raag Puriya Dhanashree-Ankur Biplav

Raag Puriya Dhanashree
Download Raag Puriya Dhanashree here

Preview Raag Puriya Dhanashree

Indian classical music has two foundational elements, raga and tala. The raga forms the fabric of a melodic structure, while the tala measures the time cycle.

The raga gives the artist a palette to build the melody from sounds, while the tala provides them with a creative framework for rhythmic improvisation using time.

There is no concept of harmony in Indian classical music. 

Ankur Biplav has been singing and learning Hindustani classical music for the last 14 years. He is studying with Guru Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan. Ankur comes from Agra Gharana and currently he is learning music under him. He came from a small town, Purnea which is situated in the state  of Bihar. He started learning music at the age of 4 from Shri Amarnath Jha. Shri Amarnath is the disciple of the late Rajkumar Shaymanand Singh who is also his maternal Grandfather.

Ankur performs regularly and writes about Indian Classical music and dance. You can read Ankur’s work here. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science-Mass Communication degree at Xavier University Bhubaneswar.

Ankur Biplav



Freedom for Musicians on Youtube



Did you know that Freedom for Musicians has a new Youtube channel? We have set this up so that our members, around the world, can share and promote their music with FFM. We can also live stream via our channel and on this website in the Live Lounge.

Please spread the love by sharing and subscribing to the Freedom for Musicians Youtube Channel.

For more about FFM, check out the ‘About Us’ page




Introducing, Lemonade Gang – Coming to you from Soweto, South Africa



Lemonade Gang is a new group based in Meadowlands Soweto, South Africa. They  consist of four members who go by the names of Tlotliso Lephoto (SpeedyGoSlow), Tshiamo Sengwatsi (Slxmm Ravenous), Tebogo Sengwatsi (Quan) and Thapelo Kgama (Cheps Chenko). Spread the love by sharing and subscribing and enjoying their tracks on soundcloud.

Lemonade Gang
Lemonade Gang



Bill Madison, a man who puts his stuff out there! – ‘If I Had The Time’



By Merle Burke

In Bill Madison’s latest album, “If I Had The Time,” you’ll find some solid musicianship, some, quite good, in fact. You’ll also find lyrics that connect brilliantly with life, not all primroses but, mostly challenged by love and hard living and journeys that maybe should have been taken or, maybe not. It’s somewhat folksy, somewhat Americana, this latest album, offering a compilation of songs that are so uniquely Bill in their style and composition.

We’re talking about a special breed of entertainer here – a man who puts his stuff out there, with apologies to no one. In this day of fake this and fake that, there is something to be said about one who, after so many years in the music business, still brings it. I’ve been a fan of Bill’s for many years and, I wasn’t disappointed with his latest work. Buy it. It’s a gem…

Merle Burke,
music reviews, Life, Music & Everyday Stuff
merleburke.blogspot.com

Here is a gem from Bill Madison, Steve Young’s hauntingly beautiful ‘Seven Bridges Road’

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