Well..here we go… blog no 2!
What a crazy few weeks it’s been, so much happening on a personal note music-wise.
Gotta start with the launch of the new Corrugated Tunnel Album, Minor Obsessions. Album written and produced by Edwin James. Described as ‘an insanely talented tunesmith’ by E. McFee of HotPress Magazine, I was delighted and pretty honoured that Edwin asked me to collaborate with him on no less than two tracks for the album. The album was released on 11th October.
The launch party for Minor Obsessions took place on Saturday last in The Grand Social in Dublin. I performed live versions of my two tracks ‘Remedy for my Soul’ and ‘The Rejection’. Was great to perform them live and in the company of such talent. A shout out to Liam Dunne (I’m now his no 1 fan… loved his set) , Donnacha Costello, Tenth PlanetMusic and Process Recordings. A big shout out too to my vocal partner in crime on the night Miss Deborah Kelly.
If you wanna show the love and purchase the album you can do so on all digital download stores or on the Process Recordings website. And if you don’t believe me about how good the album is check out the external reviews I’ve pasted at the end of the blog :))
On a separate note I’m working on some cool new tracks and must say am pretty excited by these two. Next Monday I’m off to Paris, France to record a dance music track with a legendary Brazilian House music maestro (who I can’t currently name at the moment). However, this guy has produced remixes for the likes of Shakira and The Bee Gees and is pretty much legendary in House music circles.
So with all the goings on with the original music is there any time for Antoinette church singer or Antoinette, wedding singer? ABSOLUTELY. I did the wedding of the beautiful Tricia (and Will of course) in Naas last Friday and am in Dublin this coming Friday at the wedding of Mandy and Brian.
On top of that I’ve been extremely busy with administration for bookings for next year (as well as bookings for 2012!)- the diary is filling up pretty heavily. If you want a wedding singer for next year my advice is get in early to book your preferred singer (particularly for the summer months) as most wedding singers or church singers worth their salt will be booked months in advance.
OK, gonna leave it there, Thanks for reading.Until the next time!
PS Don’t forget to check out the feedback below for ‘Minor Obsessions’ !
PRAISE FOR ‘MINOR OBSESSIONS’ AND ‘REMEDY FOR MY SOUL’
I know they say don’t believe your own hype… but the hype is good, so we’re gonna take it while it’s going! So here goes with a sample of some of the feedback we’ve received:
‘It’s not the standardized dance album of say, David Guetta. No, it’s better than that’ Pete M, review of Minor Obsessions for HarderFaster.
‘The overall atmosphere is deep and dark..except the vocals… Antoinette is the sunshine that takes you along the trip’ Erik Buis in reviewing the Rennie Foster remix of Remedy For My Soul
Remedy For my Soul referred to as ‘obvious standout’ and also voted the ‘key track’ of the album Minor Obsessions by HotPress Magazine
“Great track! Reminds me of The Gossip” – DJ Tronic (DanceFloor Mayhem)
“Great track, nice for a backroom set” – Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)
“Good song, catchy vocal and music. It’s a hit!” – Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep)
“21st Century Synth Pop, love it :)” – Mitch Davis (Electric Sheep)
“I love the Italo-disco connections!” – Chelonis R Jones
“Remedy For My Soul is master.” – Theo Ploeg (OOR)
“Best Album to date from Edwin. I am pleasantly surprised by the variation and also the vocals are a welcoming change especially Antoinette is touching the senses here. Good work and deserves more and better things for Mr James!” – Orlando Voorn