Lush pop from Irish singer-songwriter Roberta Howett, ‘Broken Wings’ single due March 27th

Heartfelt piano driven ballad coming soon from former X Factor finalist.

Born in Dublin but now plying her trade in London, Roberta Howett is a double whammy of talent and beauty which comes along very rarely indeed. A finalist on X-Factor in 2004, she has worked since on developing a successful career as a musician and songwriter, and is now ready for a solo release.

Her superb vocal and songwriting style have been compared to the likes of Sarah Bareilles and Christina Perri, and the lush layering of vocals on her tracks are influenced by artists such as Enya. However, as you’ll hear on the single below, the sparse piano arrangement and incredible vocal are what helps her stand on her own.

The heartfelt lyrics come from a personal bugbear of Roberta, railing against those who judge people choosing to be single over entering relationships for the sake of it. You can hear it here:

Although Roberta Howett has not often stepped out on her own as solo artist, she is certainly not new to the music industry. As part of her band Fanfair, she supported The Wanted on a sold-out arena tour of the UK and Ireland. Her previous solo single ‘Beautiful Lies’, independently released in Ireland, saw her work with none other than Jake Gosling, and she has played Glastonbury with Sharon Corr and Oxegen Festival with Irish artist Bressie. You may have also caught a glimpse of her on your TV screens as the house band lead singer on Tonight with Craig Doyle – a Saturday night TV show which aired in Ireland, drawing huge audiences.

All of this experience is proof (if any were needed) that Roberta Howett is a force to be reckoned with, and has the potential to be one of 2015′s top new artists – watch this space.

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X Factor style auditions for Open Mic UK 2015

X Factor 2015 – Do you think you have the X Factor?

Do you have the X Factor? The national music competition Open Mic UK is now taking entries for your alternative to the X Factor 2015 auditions. If successful at the Open Mic UK auditions you will be invited to perform at a live showcase similar to the X Factor auditions, in front of music industry judges and a capacity crowd.

Check out the following link for more information on the Open Mic UK X Factor 2015 auditions: :

X Factor 2015 – Open Mic UK Auditions

Open Mic UK 2015 auditions are open to all ages and music genres. So if you think you have the X Factor, enter singing contest Open Mic UK now to secure your audition!

The Open Mic UK music competition attracts over 9,000 acts every year to audition as it travels across the UK in search for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists.

Auditions start this summer from August and are held at 15 regions across the country. Acts can perform either covers or original material and it’s open to all genres, so whether you’re into pop, RnB, acoustic or classical, Open Mic UK has it all!

The 2015 audition places are limited, so if you think you have the X Factor, enter singing contest Open Mic UK now to secure your audition!

Prizes at the Open Mic UK X Factor 2015 Auditions

The Open Mic UK competition’s main focus is to help unsigned artists develop their musical careers. At every stage of the competition acts are provided feedback from the industry judges, as well as having the opportunity to develop their live performance experience by performing on stage at some of the best venues in the UK.

In addition to this there is also thousands of pounds worth of prizes up for grabs including:

  • A £5,000 advance for the overall winner
  • Recording studio time
  • Singing lessons
  • Music development classes

Get heard by music industry judges at the X Factor 2015 Auditions

Open Mic UK gives unsigned artists the chance to perform live in front of music and entertainment industry judges, including A&R representatives from the three major record labels, national radios and press and BBC Introducing, with the judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

The industry judges will be seeking an act that has the potential to be successfully launched in the UK as a major recording artist today. Get your music heard by some of the most influential people in the music industry, view all the Open Mic UK judges here.

X Factor 2015 Auditions

For more information on the Open Mic UK X Factor 2015 auditions:


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Nina Jones Will ‘Never Let You Go’ With New Single

Next teenage sensation juggles brand new pop track release with A-level study!

At just 17 years old, Nina Jones is an extremely talented teenage vocalist with a big future ahead of her. Based in Newport, South Wales, her new single is the kind of accessible hit that can go a long way to establishing a new name in the music industry.

‘Never Let You Go’ is catchy, infectious and toe tappingly paced – soulful pop-funk made to shine thanks to a stellar, pure vocal performance from Nina. This has potential pop hit written all over it, and also follows the recent trend of chart hits peppered with retro 90s touches. It’s a song about asking somebody to trust you in love, to let go emotionally and to fall completely for you.

‘Never Let You Go’ is written by award winning songwriters Darren Parry, Dan Curtis and Laura Curtis. Darren has achieved UK Songwriting Contest Award wins (2004 winner ‘Pop’), USA ‘Song Of The Year’, USA ‘Billboard’ and USA ‘Unisong’ awards. Meanwhile, Dan and Laura Curtis have had songs recorded by Paul Potts, Broadway stars Ramin Karimloo & Lea Salonga and also wrote the successful, star studded charity track ‘A Miner’s Song’.

It makes for a heady combination of writing and vocal talent, and, with Darren Parry also on production duties, the track has already had national exposure on Nina’s home turf with BBC Radio Wales.

Not bad progress for a young lady who is also in the midst of her ‘A’ levels at school in Newport and performing with a fantastic 9 piece covers band at weddings, parties and corporate functions. Nina Jones obviously enjoys being busy, and with tracks like this it won’t be long before she’s even busier. Two of her musical heroes are Sam Smith and Adele, but those artists had better keep an eye out for this ambitious young performer from across the River Severn.

‘Never Let You Go’ will be released on April 6th!

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Interview with Palaye Royale

  • MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
    Introduce yourselves, what are your names and rolls in the band?

    • Palaye Royale: We are Palaye Royale. I’m Remington Leith and I am the lead singer of the band. Sebastian Danzig the lead guitar player. Emerson Barrett is the drummer.
  • MuzicNotez: How did you meet and form up? How long have you been together?
    • Palaye Royale: We have been playing music together since 2008. We formed Palaye Royale in late 2011.
  • MuzicNotez: How did you come up with the name Palaye Royale? What does it mean?
    • Palaye Royale: Palaye Royale is a sub-conscience state of existence where two souls very dear to our hearts meet.
  • MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the band you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
    • Palaye Royale: Our biggest influences that inspire us and our music are The Rolling Stones,The Small Faces, The Animals, The Velvet Underground, T-Rex, Iggy Pop, The Doors and 13th Floor Elevators.
  • MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
    • Palaye Royale: The best concert we’ve ever been to has got to be either The Black Crowes or Jet.


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New March Magazine Issue with Battles news and new music

MuzicNotez Rock Battle!

The battles are kicking off once again with the rock battle. Two weeks to vote, 10 times per day for your favorite to move on. Vote now >>

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