Tag Archives: singer/songwriter

Yoav – “Yellowbrite Smile” [VIDEO]



South African native Yoav has traveled the world with his guitar, loop petal and soulful voice.  Eastern scales and rhythms fuse with a dance club groove that creates his unique sound.  For his most recent album, a Foolproof Escape Plan, he worked with artists from around the world as well as the outstanding American producer and drummer Joey Waronker (who has worked with Thom Yorke, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, and R.E.M.).  From the US, to Europe and now back to South Africa this talented artist is a must see, and will be playing at the Assembly in Cape Town August 13, 2011 – mark your calendars now!



By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC




Ard Matthews – Fire Within [MUSIC]

Ard Matthews

Durban born, Ard Matthews is an extremely talented acoustic rock singer/songwriter.  Influenced by classic jazz musicians such as Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong, Matthews began playing music as a teenager, after winning a singing contest at the age of twelve. His talent has brought him all over the world, including living abroad in the United States and England.  Although Matthews in currently concentrating on his solo work, he is famous in South Africa for being the lead singer of Just Jinjer.  Recently, Matthews performed at the independent TED conference in Cape Town and is now touring around South Africa.  Listen to Fire Within and check out the work in progress section of his blog.



By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Stacy Clark Live at The Walnut Room, Denver, CO [Photos] [Video]

Stacy Clark Live at The Walnut Room, Denver, CO

Jimmy Iles Beat-Play Stacy Clark

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Currently Stacy is on tour promoting her album “Connect The Dots”, check to see if she’s coming to your area and show her some love!!!!

Check Her Out!!!!!!

Photography By: Jimmy Iles | Director of Operations | @JimmyMWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

Lou McMahon – Delicate Dancer EP [NEW MUSIC]

Lou McMahon is a Clare born Singer/Songwriter. She has recently finished recording her debut EP Delicate Dancer, produced by and featuring the legendary Terry Woods. In the run up to releasing Delicate Dancer, Lou has been on a National tour, performing as a support act to critically acclaimed artists such as; Mundy, Jack
L, Mary Coughlan, David Kitt and many more. Lou’s Folk/Rock style is most commonly compared to that of Kate Bush and her passionate, quirky performances make her highly endearing to watch live.

Photograph taken by Des Canon. Live @ Whelan's, Dublin.

Track 1 : A River

Track 2 : The Hourglass

Track 3 : Wide Eyed Lady

Track 4 : Sabai

Track 5 : The Dying Tree

Track 6 : Pockets Of Change

Find out more @ Lou’s Myspace or Facebook

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Farryl Purkiss – “A Million Grains of Sand” [VIDEO]

Farryl Purkiss is a singer-songwriter based in Cape Town.  After learning to play the guitar at 15 he began writing songs shortly after his 16th birthday.  In 2005 he released a self financed EP which caught the attention of 2feet Music.  Purkiss  began touring in South Africa and abroad to promote his first full-length album, which was released in 2007.  Following the success of his first album, Purkiss has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, the United States and South Africa.  His music has also been featured in commercials,  television shows and movies.  His most recent album, “Fruitbats & Crows” released in 2009 was nominated for multiple South African Music Awards in 2010.


By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC


Laurie Levine – “Kites” [VIDEO]

Laurie Levine has a soulful jazzy voice that is reinventing the folk music scene throughout South Africa.  Based in Johannesburg, she has played at venues across South Africa, and has started touring internationally.  In 2010 she was nominated for a South African Music Award and is steadily growing a larger fan base.  Expect great things from this artist in the future, check out “Kites” a beautiful song from her  most recent album, Living Room.


By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Branden Sipes – “That Side of Me” [VIDEO]

Branden Sipes is an up-and-coming artist from Colorado. This singer-songwriter, who also is a classically trained guitarist, just recently released a new album entitled “That Side of Me,” which he’s been promoting since. Stay posted for a full review, but in the meantime, check out the title track to Branden’s latest creation:

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Mat McHugh – “Love Come Save Me Now” [Video]

Mat McHugh of The Beautiful Girls sings a song inspired by and dedicated to his late friend Andy Irons. The song, “Love Come Save Me Now”, is one of a handful that Mat has written for his new solo album that will see the light of day later this year. Check it out and let us know what you think.

For more on Mat McHugh, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mat-McHugh/183964434976552

Also there’s FREE music from The Beautiful Girls available on their website

Much thanks to Silverback Music – Controlled Substance Soundlabs

Posted by: Dante Cullari – CEO  Beat-Play

The Often Not Found Playlist #8

Got another awesome indie playlist for you. The music in here this week is really incredible. It deserves to be heard, so if you like it, pass it on! Peace~

1. The Movement – The Moon and Back

2. Future Rock – Rock Kit

3. Zalinski – God

4. The New Deal – Self Orbit

5. Sonreal – One of Them Days

6. Mike TV – Extra-Terrestrial

7. Phantods – Wolf

8. The Hamster Alliance – Solarphage

9. The New Soviet – Used to Be

10. Blue Scholars & Common Market – Loyalty

11. Silvercord – Her Nightmare in Limbo

12. Ariel Abshire – Exclamation Love

13. Vincent Parrish – The Distant Beacon

14. Nicolay & Kay – Gunshot feat. Chip Fu

15. Nude – PI