Super Talented Teen Shane Thomas Due to Release New Single Mrs Matisse 10th December

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Formerly dubbed ‘Britain’s Mozart’, Shane Thomas is quite possibly the most talented teenager across the British music industry.

New single, ‘Mrs Matisee’ is to be released 10th December, prior to the release of his debut album, ‘From Me To You’, due for release soon after.

‘Mrs Matisee’ showcases Shane’s incredible talent and beautifully demonstrates the amazing capabilities of this young composer. The tack in undeniably stunning and transpires audiences into the fascinating world of Shane Thomas.

Shane was inspired to write the track earlier this year when he saw a painting by Henri Matisse. He was so taken with the beauty of the painting that he decided to compose a piece of music about it. Shortly after writing the track Shane discovered that Debussy had been inspired by the very same painting and produced a well known piece of music called, Arabesque.

Shane began playing the piano at the tender age of seven and has since taken on the challenge of mastering the art of the cello and percussion.  Shane dreams up all of his music. He has never sat at a piano to compose anything. He does it all in his head, then later sits to play the piece. He can immediately play any melody or song he hears.

Aged ten, Shane was the youngest person in history to be signed to a music publisher, E.M.I. music.

Catch Shane in action here: http://4wallsmusic.co.uk/video/volcanic/

Peter Andre, Jamie Cullum, Bradley Walsh and Jason Mansford are all fans of the child star. The Royal Academy of Music and Yehudi Menuhin school both describe Shane as ,

‘’A complete one off’’

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaneThomasPiano?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShaneTOfficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FRq0ksbKNByrN0cgK1UAg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shanethomasmusic

‘Mini Mozart’ to become youngest record label boss in history with MusicRaiser

The World’s first crowd funded record label!

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Prodigious 10 year old pianist Curtis Elton ATCL (1st year of a university degree) and brand new crowd funding website Music Raiser are teaming up this month, aiming to make Elton the youngest record label boss in history.

Already a huge success in the EU, Musicraiser is a unique site designed to support musicians as the world’s first crowd funded record label. Launching in the UK, one of the first projects on their agenda will see ‘Mini Mozart’ Curtis Elton pledge to set up a record label to promote talented child musicians.

Curtis got the idea having been unceremoniously turned away from this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in spite of getting four ‘yes’ votes and rave reviews from the judges. The change of fortunes was especially surprising as producers had sought out the talented pianist to try again after booting him out at the same stage in 2011. Having been given assurances that the same would not happen this time, Elton was disappointed to learn that he would once again not make it to the live semi-finals.

But rather than resting on his laurels, Curtis is using the disappointment to come back fighting and make his own way in the music industry – as well as giving other talented youngsters the chance to do the same with the help of Musicraiser.*** FOR EXCLUSIVE SALE ***BYLINE: TOPSTARCONTACT: Jon Bushell - 07805 471922  jon@topstarpictures.com

With over €1 million raised in its first year on the EU mainland, Musicraiser has an existing community of 40,000 fundraisers looking for the best new music projects in the industry. UK artists will be able to call on this community for the first time – including Curtis Elton, the ‘Mini Mozart’ looking to blaze trails as the youngest label boss ever.

You can see Curtis Elton’s Musicraiser pledge video on The Music Raiser Website: https://www.musicraiser.com/projects/2347-create-a-recording-label-for-young-artists

 

Curtis Elton: http://www.hayleyelton.com/ / Twitter https://twitter.com/curtispiano

Debut single from electro-classical artist NEOLEKTRA

Album: Birth of a Heroine (3rd June, 2014)

Single: Immortals (20th May, 2014)

Although this may be Neolektra’s first ever solo release, she is hardly new to the world of music. She has already performed as herself (Naomi Tagg) with huge artists like Elton John, Celine Deon and John Legend, and has performed for Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel.  Her background is also in producing dramatic and emotional music for visuals, predominantly for advertisers. Her past clients include giants like BMW, Mercedes and Google, along with many more, so she certainly knows how to conjure emotions and capture an audience.

Listen to Immortals here: www.soundcloud.com/neolektra/immortals

From childhood Naomi has been immersed in musical variety. She grew up in Cape Town, South Africa with 5 siblings, all of whom played at least 3 instruments and a great great grandmother who played the harp for Queen Victoria! The fierce competition to learn and improve drove Naomi to excel at a young age.

She inevitably rose through the traditional ranks of classical music; playing in orchestras, learning how to assemble music professionally and eventually earning herself a scholarship to study music at the University of Cape Town. Neolektra’s real musical character came out of rebellion, however, as she decided to quit her degree before finishing. She hated the formality and structures surrounding the classical world and decided to create something fresh, something which really resonated with her own character and what she loved.

What came about in the following decade was her quest to create a new sound for the violin, to give it a new identity. Rather than stemming from any one particular inspiration, it has been an exploration of the modern violin, from jazz to rock, dance music and soundtrack. The result of which, after many years, is her album ‘Birth of a Heroine’.

Her classical music upbringing has allowed her to create an orchestrally rich album, diverse in genre and instrumentation. Her music is expansive and feels like it is exploring new parameters in traditional music classifications. Indeed, one of the aims of the song and album generally was to take the listener on a musical journey and hope that they come out the rabbit hole with a fresh perspective on music.

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https://soundcloud.com/neolektra