Don’t Rain on my Parade

Hey ya’ll.

So as you may have noticed, it has been quite some time since I last posted on my Blog “The Entertainment Fairy.” 

After choosing my last blog post to be one of musical background, I’ve decided to do so again, due to the great feedback and reception my previous one received.

So what fresh, vibrant, exciting new artist is hitting the musical sound-waves these days?…I hear you ask me.

Two Words… JESSICA AGOMBAR.

parade 4When I first heard Jessica display her incredible vocal talents, she was part of the amazing, British girl group Parade, who were a five piece band, signed to Asylum Records from 2010 to 2011. During their time together, they released 1 album and 3 singles, which were a sexy, polished blend of both pop, dance and ballads. Their single Louderdebuted in the Top 10 UK Charts in its very first week of release, and was a floor filler tune in every nightclub in 2011.

Click here to Watch the Official Video of LOUDER by Parade

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Sadly in early 2013, it was confirmed that Parade were going their separate ways and pursuing different paths. Upon hearing this, my heart sank. Where I was ever going to see these girls perform again, would I see their killer dance moves and was there any chance of solo music careers. Well, all my prayers were answered when one fifth of the girl group, Jessica Agombar, decided to emerge into the world of solo music and reveal to us what we have been missing for so long.

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Growing up in London E3, it is clear to see that the Capital has rubbed off on Jessica. With great style, unbelievable fashion, vocal brilliance and even acting experience, this girl is proof that London really does produce pure, unquestionable talent. But most of all, apart from the obvious, Jessica seems to have brought with her the vital values needed to succeed in the entertainment world; RespectTruth and Appreciation.  By following Jessica’s career over the years, it is clear to see that she truly respects the artists and musical colleagues she has met along the way, who all played a part in each others journey. Through ever-changing musical trends and genres, this lady has been able to mould herself with the aim of appealing to all types of music fans, but never forgetting to remain truthful  to her roots and personal interests. And most of all, she is the kind of artist who has never forgotten to remain appreciative and thankful to the fans. Whether these people became fans of Jessica via Parade or in the years that followed with her solo music, she has never hesitated in thanking them for the experience she has had so far; including the successes, the wishes of good luck and the positive reactions to her music.

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Since her solo career took off, she has has released 3 fantastic singles, including Bam Bam, Bam Bam: Part 2 and her recent masterpiece, Tuesday’s Love.

To download Jessica’s music, please click this link

Since hearing her newest creation, Tuesday’s Love, social media and music critics have been tweeting, blogging, face-booking, tagging and sharing her new music. And I cannot blame them for one second. It is both DAZZLING and ACCOMPLISHED. Very rarely have I heard a song that has had such an impact on me, and I, hand-on-heart believe that anyone who listens to the words, will be able to relate entirely to each lyric; in some way or form.

To Listen to Tuesday’s Love via SoundCloud, click here.

To watch the beautiful Video of Tuesday’s Love on Youtube, click here

So click above to have a listen, and let me know what you think. I’m sure you will agree with me when I say that 2015/2016 is going to be a lucky year for this young woman. With a voice so mesmerizing and a rare talent of being able to tell a story through her lyrics, Jessica is a gem within the music industry, who I am sure will soon get the recognition and success she deserves.

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With rumours going around the mill that a new EP and Album will be soon released… I, The Entertainment Fairy, will eagerly wait to get a listen to this piece of artistic perfection.

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Carrie Mac: Scotland’s New Musical Talent

imageFor many of you reading this blog, you currently may be wondering…Carrie WHO? Well, I can tell you now, that will be the last time you ask yourselves that question.

Carrie Mac hails from the picturesque, historical city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and even though she is only in her twenties, her voice is a timeless wonder. She first came to the attention of the music scene when she won Radio Forth’s One To Watch Award, after performing an acoustic arrangement in 2008.

When I first got introduced to this wonderful, Scottish talent, I was sitting at X Factor Winner Alexandra Burke’s Debut tour,  All Night Long. During this tour, Carrie got to showcase her talent to thousands of curious and eager fans over 35 dates from 14th January 2011 to 14th August 2011.

As I peered onto the Bord Gais Energy Theatre stage; in Dublin, the lights dimmed and from the darkness, a beautiful, soft, ethereal voice could be heard. Carrie greeted the crowd with great enthusiasm and respect, and immediately the concert goers embraced her, and warmed her lovable nature.

But how about the music? That’s what we were there for…right? Well, what can I say? As soon as she sang her opening track “Hello,” as a special introduction to her Irish audience, she had the concert goers entranced.

As the concert progressed, Carrie Mac showcased her incredible array of songs; blending both soft ballads and upbeat stylish songs into her set.

Not only does Carrie have an unforgettable voice…she has a fantastic, vibrant personality to match.

After I left the concert 4 years ago, I became a life-long fan of this girl’s breath-taking, musical abilities.

imageSince then, Carrie Mac has went on to release her first UK single “Til I See You Again,” which got people hooked the minute it hit the radio. She soon released her first album in January 2012, called “Believe,” which I must say is a personal favourite of mine. Every song on the album, you will fall in love with. It’s the perfect track list to sail down the road with the top down and sing at the top of your lungs, and at the same time, it has some beautiful ballads that is ideal for relaxing after a hard days work.

In 2012, 2014 and 2015 she released follow up EP’s named “Everywhere,” “Elsewhere Eyes,” and “Love Curse,” respectively. Each one of them showed us not only an extended glimpse of Carrie’s prowess, but a completely type of music genre each time. This quality can be quite hard to come by in today’s music and entertainment industry, which ultimately shows that she is the type artist that can put her hand to anything and successfully leave her mark upon a song; but most importantly, upon you.

Click HERE to listen to Carrie’s original song “Safe in My Arms.”

 

Although Carrie is known for writing all her own songs, she has proven herself to be quite the professional at bringing new life to songs by other artists, when performing covers like Erasure’s “A Little Respect” and the extremely popular “Everywhere”  by Fleetwood Mac.

Click here for a listen to Carrie’s Cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere.”

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After performing to the masses at The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for 5 shows in August of this year, who knows where you may see Carrie next? So if I have not convinced you so far, maybe you simply need to listen to her voice. You will know what I mean, when you do so.

imageBut until then, you can keep up to date with her music news and tour dates via her website : http://carriemacmusic.com

And if you like what you hear, remember to support new artists like Carrie by downloading her music…

Buy Carrie Mac Music HERE

Support New Artists and empower them to create, and keep creating the music you love.