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Alex Hedley

Alex Hedley came about after leaving school and sleeping in the back of vans or hanging out in a caravan at an abandoned school with his good old band mates from the band 'Saturday Sun' which you might not have heard of... but you might!
After anything fails in this mortal conundrum you need to scrape yourself back up off the slimy pavement and try to do something else or risk getting washed down the drain by a motorized street cleaner. So that is what this is and it took a two month move to a remote island in Scotland, countless hours of recording, another two months of being unwell and going to hospital along with a lot of other boring mishaps filled with doom to be able to finally create the first EP under this new moniker which is also sort of his name... Add to that a large head-butt to the face resulting in breaking ones nose in ones local pub as a reward for finishing the EP in an unprovoked assault on the nostrils...
The most enjoyable moments over the past year have all been the musical bits that have gone into this first EP; the rest has been OK too.
The EP has been compiled over an autumn, a frozen Scottish winter and sounds like it too, mixed with hopeful waves that will coincide with its spring/summer landing. So it is safe to say that Alex is very much ready for this era; to be released to the people with a hope that they will enjoy this alternative folk rock wash of colours as much as he did painting it for your ears...
He cites Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd as some of his musical favourites... all things which you may hear seeping through the sounds created at the live shows with fast finger picking and orchestral wails...
Album: Crazy World
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# (PST) Name length Rating NextPlay Notes
1 9:00 What It Is 03:50 4 28-Sep-17
2 9:03 Shadow Lake 05:02 4 28-Sep-17
3 9:09 One Day 04:37 4 28-Sep-17
4 9:13 No Purity 04:59 4 28-Sep-17

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Ivory Tower Project
The phrase ‘Ivory Tower’ has long been a metaphor for a place of refuge from the rest of the world. For singer/songwriter Mark Regula of the critically acclaimed modern vintage rock band: Ivory Tower Project, this figurative ideal resonates deeply. The New York City-based band has functioned as a safe haven for its members to process and, ultimately, triumph over trying times.
The group’s greatest victory is its rousing and emotive latest album; ‘How Much More?’. It’s an album that bids farewell to a key collaborator, co-founder and dear friend while it also welcomes a new era as Ivory Tower Project gears up for more recordings and fresh creative partnerships.
“For me, the name Ivory Tower always conveyed a feeling of escapism,” reveals singer, songwriter, co-founder and multi instrumentalist: Mark Regula. “The music has been where my heart and mind can live when everything around me goes wrong.
It’s been my savior.” Ivory Tower Project specializes in the majestic power rock of the 1970s and early 1980s. The songs burst with stirring vocal melodies, soaring vocal harmonies, polished musicianship, heartfelt lyrics, and imaginative arrangements. The band is part of a new breed of classic rock purists preserving the traditions set forth by masters such as 1970s Styx, Queen, Foreigner and Boston. ITP has garnered praise from a variety of sources, including: The Entertainment Bank, The Ripple Effect, Mossip, Quirky NY Chick, and Boom Boom Chick, among others. The group’s debut: 2008’s ‘Red Hot’ (Guerilla Records), has received rave reviews and airplay on over 600 radio stations in 32 countries. As a result, tracks from that CD earned them nominations in a few categories in both the 2015 and 2016 Nashville Universe Awards.
Much like Boston and Steely Dan, and other purveyors of exquisite pop-rock, Ivory Tower Project is not so much a band as it is a collective of songwriters. Mark Regula and lyricist Johnny Jace have been the creative core since the 1980s. In 2003, Johnny passed away, and the lyrics on ‘How Much More?’ are some of the last he’s written. In 1983, original drummer Sal DiAngelo also passed away. And in 2009, Mark Regula survived a car accident that has since left him barely able to walk, and currently battling chronic pain. In the face of it all, Regula has valiantly upheld Ivory Tower Project.
In the wake of all the loss, longtime collaborator and, hotshot studio guitarist; Tony Novarro has emerged a central creative force. Currently, Ivory Tower Project is: Mark Regula on vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion, with Novarro functioning as recording engineer, guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter.
The title of ITP’s latest CD; ‘How Much More?’ references the band’s own challenging journey.“In life, you sometimes find yourself waiting for a good thing to happen or a bad thing to end.” Regula says. “It’s like; ‘how much more can we take?’ That sentiment resonated with me and Johnny [former songwriting collaborator].” He continues: “The struggle can be tough, but it can also be important in that, if you don’t give up, you learn something.”
‘How Much More?’ posits a query and provides a comforting prescription of answers in song. The album manages to be soothing, seething, and stirring. The title track unfolds from a boldly vulnerable piano ballad with smoldering emotionality to an anthemic climax with burly classic rock guitars. “That’s a song about being frustrated with a friend. In it, I ask, ‘How many times must I be a victim of your lies?’ The feeling is how much more can I take or should I take,” Regula says.
On "The Ides of March (Et tu Brute)" ITP manage to create their own niche of Shakespearian rock through melding classic texts with classic rock in the grand theatrical tradition of Queen. Guitarist Tony Novarro turns in the touching soulful rock gem, “Please Tell Me,” a tribute to a long lost friend, original drummer: Sal DiAngelo. The tracks “Ring Around Rosie” and “Way Too Late” are visceral and uplifting. “Ring Around Rosie” is a stately love song overflowing with amorous vibes and lush production touches. The invigorating “Way Too Late” is a hard driving pop-rock song with galloping guitars that evoke 1970s Styx, Billy Idol and Heart.
Up next, Ivory Tower Project is working on new music. Reflecting back on ITP’s journey thus far, Regula says: “Music is what has kept us going. It’s been our light during the darkness of loss. This album is a memorial to those no longer here with us. I hope this music is as healing and cathartic for others as it has been for us. I hope it gives people a chance to escape their pain and fears, and feel hope.”

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# (PST) Artist Name length Rating NextPlay Notes
5 9:18 Ivory Tower Project You Can See It In My Eyes (Remix) 04:15 4 18-Aug-17
6 9:23 Ivory Tower Project Please Tell Me (Alternate Version) 03:54 4 28-Sep-17
7 9:27 Ivory Tower Project Way Too Late 03:54 3 12-Dec-17
8 9:31 No Good Sons Coming Home 05:03 4 6-Sep-17 New song
9 9:36 AirCrash Detectives Creating Little Monsters 03:21 4 18-Aug-17
10 9:39 Andrew Kavadas Red Silk Fan 03:40 4 18-Aug-17
11 9:43 DVR Low 03:30 4 18-Aug-17
12 9:47 Fool's Paradise I Know, I Know 04:56 4 18-Aug-17 New song
13 9:52 Forge The Rubicon Spirits Of The Night 03:52 4 18-Aug-17
14 9:55 Jonathan Cavier Blue Room 03:24 4 18-Aug-17 New song
15 9:59 King Baba James A woman love 04:22 4 18-Aug-17 New song
16 10:03 Love Ghost Forgive Me 06:07 5 18-Aug-17
17 10:10 Mark Alexander Carroll These Words Remind 04:05 4 17-Aug-17
18 10:14 Mark Alexander Carroll You're The Disease 04:01 4 18-Aug-17
19 10:18 Maureen & The Mercury 5 The Keepin' Kind 03:03 4 18-Aug-17 New song
20 10:21 The Nigel Purcell Trio Summers gone Revisited 03:22 4 18-Aug-17
21 10:24 Pete Falloon On A Foreign Tide 04:41 4 18-Aug-17 New song
22 10:29 The Pieces of Mind Walking In The Shadow Of Today 04:47 4 18-Aug-17
23 10:34 Riff Reign Night Train 03:39 4 18-Aug-17 New song
24 10:38 Rob Woolf Dark Matter 05:44 4 18-Aug-17
25 10:44 TolbertToz Riverside 04:08 4 18-Aug-17
26 10:48 Wirehead Histrionics 02:38 4 18-Aug-17
27 10:51 Wirehead Gold, Oil, Drugs 04:07 4 18-Aug-17
28 10:55 Christopher Galen The Master Plan 05:40 4 28-Sep-17
29 11:01 Four Skulls Holding On 04:32 4 28-Sep-17
30 11:05 Neon Dolls My Baby 05:11 4 28-Sep-17
31 11:10 The Missing Persians At the Local A&E 05:16 4 28-Sep-17
32 11:16 The Dangerhounds Nobody Gets Hurt 03:29 4 28-Sep-17
33 11:19 Disconnected Genius About Nothing 05:00 4 28-Sep-17
34 11:24 Eric Taylor Escudero The Endless Sound Of Greatness 02:51 4 28-Sep-17
35 11:27 Jason Cudmore 20 Years Ago  02:34 4 28-Sep-17
36 11:30 Korupter My Revolution 04:34 4 28-Sep-17
37 11:35 Kosi Since I Laid My Burden Down 03:55 4 28-Sep-17
38 11:39 Nova Neon Stone To A Balloon 04:28 4 28-Sep-17
39 11:43 Randy Moore Refuge 04:23 4 28-Sep-17
40 11:48 RedLight This World 04:18 4 28-Sep-17
41 11:52 Ross Seddon You Go Your Way 04:19 4 28-Sep-17
42 11:56 Rugby Road give it away 06:14 4 28-Sep-17
43 12:03 Samson The Soul You Can Be 03:15 4 28-Sep-17
44 12:06 Saving Oliver FIVEMOREMINUTES 03:06 4 28-Sep-17
45 12:09 Sirens Harbor Two Souls 03:57 4 28-Sep-17
46 12:13 Stephanie Grace Scared 03:25 4 28-Sep-17
47 12:17 Swamp Music Players Crowd Pleaser 03:56 4 28-Sep-17
48 12:21 11DEAD Blind (radio edit) 05:44 4 28-Sep-17
49 12:27 Barefoot Modern TV Screen 02:41 4 28-Sep-17
50 12:29 BLOOZE R.I.P. 03:56 4 28-Sep-17
51 12:33 Bud Collins Trio I Dont Understand 03:39 4 28-Sep-17
52 12:37 The Condriacs When You're Gone 03:13 4
53 12:40 Flowers in Syrup Song about Peaches and Mars 03:40 4 28-Sep-17
54 12:44 G William Boyd Rolling The Dice 03:30 4 28-Sep-17
55 12:48 George Mallas I'm Gone 03:32 4 28-Sep-17
56 12:51 Kill For Eden Army Of Ants 04:13 4 28-Sep-17
57 12:56 The Last Thing You Remember Dream Girl Got My Tongue 03:24 4 28-Sep-17
58 12:59 Gail Everett Quite Like You 03:44 4 18-Aug-17
59 1:03 Our House, in The Woods, MN Life Never Fading 03:58 3 18-Aug-17
60 1:07 A Halo Called Fred Gravy Biscuits Dipped in Gravy 02:37 3 12-Dec-17
61 1:10 Randy Moore Highway 59 Revisited 04:36 3 12-Dec-17
62 1:14 John Thomas Goin' Back 03:47 3 12-Dec-17
63 1:18 Les Paul's (The Paul's) You Just Kiss And Tell 06:23 3
64 1:25 Randy Moore Goin' Back to Texas, 03:55 3 12-Dec-17
65 1:29 Tomas Fornstedt Those Were The Days 04:04 3 12-Dec-17
66 1:33 David Van Dyke Evil Knievel Never Died 03:41 3 12-Dec-17
67 1:37 Glyn Bailey and the Many Splendid things Temptation 05:22 3 12-Dec-17
68 1:42 John Lars Zwerenz You Make Me Whole 02:21 3 12-Dec-17
69 1:45 Liquid Lunch Can't Live There 03:53 3 12-Dec-17
70 1:49 Chandrika Tandon Beginnings 04:00 2 18-Aug-17 New song
71 1:53 Hanz Krypt Not Your Sacrifice 03:36 2 New song
72 1:56 Katherine Moller Sunshower 03:11 2 New song