Go to
Featured
Artist
  New Music  show
March 13, 2018

Go Back
  Full Album
 

Angus Powell

Angus Powell was born in England but grew up in Mid Wales, in an old derelict mill house (‘Tyr Felin’:Mill House) converted by his father in a small village called Pennant. With Mountains as a back garden and a river either side of the house, the sound and feel of nature was part of his formative life. Attending a Welsh bilingual school he sang in Eisteddfods both solo and in choirs and played Piano, violin and Saxophone from an early age.
Angus spent hours lost in parent’s record collections, sitting with their oversized headphones on, playing the same songs over and over again, obsessing with the artwork. Otis Reading, Beatles, Motown and the favourite–Jeff Wayne’s dark concept album ‘War of the Worlds’ had a huge affect on his taste in music. A BA in performing arts followed in Manchester but he spent most of his time in basement studios, later moving away from acting, joining bands and touring worldwide, while he found his own voice and honed his songwriting skills. He delved into pop along the way, learning more about recording and finally turning to learn the guitar, the next missing part of his musical puzzle.
Going on to do a course in music production and audio engineering and taking a year out to study Songwriting, he continued writing in a glorified squat in London with no money, finally moving back to Wales where he set up a small bedroom studio and spent the next few months recording and writing, waiting until the roads were quiet after 10pm and spending the nights playing and recording his music.
This is where his song Monsters came from, the first signal of his dark, emotional, yet fragile musical sound. When Angus writes, he does so: " ..with images in my head, pictures and colours, creating scenes for the emotions to live. I think this is why the tracks work with picture – despite some people’s interpretation I don’t ever write about Love. It’s all about timeless spaces and open emotions, fears and realizations..."
Sending his music out to anyone and everyone he could find, with pictures in mind, it lead him to getting the attention of LA based music sync agent Danny Benair:
"In the world of random emails with people asking you to listen to their music. I Listened…I loved his voice and his lyrics and the production. He sounds like a classic songwriter from another era and from 2017 and many years to come. I was blown away immediately as was the Film and TV community"
Danny sent out Angus's music to great reactions from Film and TV, and at the same time, Angus came to the attention of Halogen Music, a new London based, Sync/Hybrid company, who took Angus under their wing, making him their first key signing, finishing and releasing the "Monsters" EP worldwide. The title track from the EP soon became legendary US radio station KCRW's Top Tune of the Day and with Danny representing them for Sync in the US, his music was used in worldwide syndicated Television shows, including "Elementary", "Bones", "Kingdom" & "Finding Carter" and indie films like "Go North" (starring Jacob Lofland), 100 Streets (Starring Idris Elba) etc.
Over the past 18 months, Angus recorded his debut album, Before The Grey, with all three principals of Halogen taking roles on the record, Angus working closely with Halogen Producer Paul Moessl to create a lush sonic soundscape interwoven around his stunning songs. As Angus recounts:
“I recorded both in Mid Wales and Great Malvern, travelling back and forth. I always took the mountain road, leaving before the world woke up and returning after the day had retired. There is nothing more inspiring than those sunrises and no better way to reflect on the days work than with those sundowns..”
The result is the beautiful, sometimes dark debut album, Before The Grey, mastered by Pink Floyd Engineer Andy Jackson, with tracks including the brooding "Shiver", the epic sound of "Pulls Me Under", the beautiful contemporary hint of the Welsh hymn “Calon Lan" that leads into Powell’s honest “Turnaround” and the song possibly that started this musical journey, "Monsters".
Before The Grey is released Worldwide on Halogen Music September 29..
For more information contact:
Christian Ulf-Hansen, Halogen Music
Email: christianulf1@gmail.com Tel: +44 7768 156682


Notes for the artist:
This page will always be here under your name in "Featured Artists" You can always send us an updated Bio using 'CONTACT' on Menu at the top of page.

# (PST) Name length Rating Notes
1 10:00 Shiver 04:17 4
2 10:04 Pulls Me Under 04:21 4
3 10:08 Monsters 03:42 4
4 10:12 Passenger 03:14 4
5 10:15 Lines 03:36 4
6 10:19 Truth 05:06 4
7 10:24 Standing on Their Shoulders 03:39 4
8 10:28 Trenches 03:47 4
9 10:32 Locker 03:55 4
10 10:36 Hole in My Heart 02:53 4
11 10:39 Upside Down 03:45 4
12 10:43 Turnaround (Calon Lan) 05:01 4

Full album Featured Artist
 

Taking Names  

Taking Names is an alternative rock - pop composing/ recording duet from Charlottesville, Virginia. Our style is alternative retro 60's rock, with a combination of really fun dance numbers and the occasional song stating an opinion about...something.

They are co-directors of Broadsided Productions, LLC.
© 2018 Taking Names, Broadsided Productions LLC

more at http://broadsided55.com/


Notes for the artistt
: This page will always be here under your name in "Featured Artists". You can always send us an updated Bio using 'CONTACT' on Menu at the top of page..

# (PST) Artist Name length Rating Notes
13 10:48 Taking Names Run With Me 03:06 4
14 10:51 AirCrash Detectives Time's Up 04:34 4
15 10:56 Damson Blaze All Locked Up Inside 05:27 4
16 11:01 Fitzroy & The Professor Rock Concert Medley #7 03:21 4
17 11:05 Keith Morris Thousand Mile Stairs 04:23 4
18 11:09 Kyle Johnson By The River 03:03 4
19 11:12 The PondHawks Future In Our Hands 03:49 4
20 11:16 Riff Reign I Keep Movin' 03:43 4 New song
21 11:20 The Scene Stealers Home 03:08 4 New song
22 11:23 THee Holy Brothers Woman Need Man (Man Need Woman) 02:09 4 New song
23 11:25 TolbertToz Always 04:37 4
24 11:30 W. Dire Wolff Sweet and Painful 05:32 4 New song
25 11:36 Zialand Shelter 03:46 4 New song
26 11:39 Rowland Jones God's Busy Changing Strings 03:55 4
27 11:43 Surreal Nation Spirit is Silent 04:09 4
28 11:48 Mike McCleary Roulette 02:45 4
29 11:51 Dual fuzz Little Devil 03:49 4
30 11:54 The Apparells Touchdown 04:47 4
31 11:59 Indus Rush Annapurna 04:22 4
32 12:04 Jordan Kirk Crazy 02:39 4
33 12:07 Guy Leroux Even Elvis Got The Blues 03:41 4
34 12:10 James B Don't Drink My Wine 04:01 4
35 12:14 Jimmy Lee Morris My Old Scene 01:57 4
36 12:16 Joon Wolfsberg Movies 03:57 4
37 12:20 Louise Steel Can't Be Cool 03:43 4
38 12:24 Mack Meadows Cigarette 03:38 4
39 12:28 Psy of the Dead Hollow Vessel 06:40 4
40 12:35 Ricci Valice Girl in Black 03:40 5
41 12:38 Riff Reign Just Another Day 03:52 4
42 12:42 Rusty Shipp Tip Of My Tongue 03:25 4
43 12:46 Second Hand Arms Dealer Political Puppets 03:43 4
44 12:50 Söur Bruthers Sinkin' Down 05:04 4
45 12:55 Virock Dying Stage 02:15 4
46 12:57 W. Dire Wolff Cheyenne Wind 02:58 4
47 1:00 Alan Fish Four Truths 03:02 4
48 1:03 Alessandro Bagagli Shake Me Up! 04:25 4
49 1:08 Alison Reynolds Piece of the Pie 03:38 4
50 1:12 Allen and Douglas Mirrors and Smoke 03:48 4
51 1:15 BK Gray Silver Moon (the legend of Alice) 04:01 4
52 1:20 Black Water Daughters of The Moon 05:52 4
53 1:26 Brian Scavullo Perfect 03:27 4
54 1:29 Bristol Kids The Clues 03:46 4
55 1:33 Charlotte & Magon We Are The Thunder 04:28 4
56 1:37 Cold California Mr. E 02:53 4
57 1:40 Darby Picnic Rhythm Of The Times 04:06 4
58 1:45 Dead Harvest Leave It Alone 04:11 4
59 1:49 Disconnected Genius One Fine Day 05:55 4
60 1:55 Guy Paul Thibault Saturday Night 03:41 4
61 1:59 James B Be With Me 04:35 4
62 2:03 Jimmy Coburn Outside My Window 03:44 4
63 2:07 KDX Super Human  04:32 4
64 2:12 Mack Meadows Time Off 04:03 4
65 2:16 Robbie Ansley Dreams 03:57 4
66 2:20 Truth in Advertising DMV 04:23 4
67 2:24 Ugochill Beloved 06:14 3
68 2:31 Angie Aparo Sylvia Plath 03:24 3 New song
69 2:34 Billy James Brady American Hero's 03:29 3
70 2:38 Michelle Murray This Life 03:14 3
71 2:41 Dunn wiv Whiskey Stand With Angels 02:40 3
72 2:44 Coaching For Sara Show  02:46 3
73 2:47 Robert Watson People Want To See A Change In The World 05:07 3
74 2:52 Giuseppe Brai Elena 03:39 3
75 2:56 Garry Moore The Cross 03:56 2 New song