Sky-Rocket is delighted to feature selected song-writers we feel have something special and unique to offer.
If you have a project which requires songs written to your specification, then here you can find some very exciting talent.
More to be announced soon.
INTRODUCING CONSUELO SCIVOLETTO
Consuelo started out as a classical pianist in Milan. Moving to the UK in 1995, she graduated in BA (Hons) Popular Music & Recording at Salford University, specialising in composition.
Her classical background, as well as her love of pop and melodic rock, and coupled with her stunning voice, make for imaginative and atmospheric compositions, with hints of Tori Amos, Alanys Morisette and Bjork amongst others.
An as yet undiscovered talent. Exciting, original and enormously engaging.
INTRODUCING JAC DALTON
Australian Jac Dalton is universally accepted as being the modern day voice of AOR Melodic Rock and Blues with his two released albums literally flying off the shelves – quite a feat in current times. Reminiscent of classic rock bands and even having been compared to a younger David Coverdale, Dalton adds a modern twist to the classic sound without straying into ‘Indie’ territory. With his compliment of first class musicians Dalton is the ideal choice for all rock and blues vocal scores.
INTRODUCING COLIN FRASER
Colin Fraser is a 30 Year old songwriter from Inverness in Scotland. Having fronted & penned most of the songs for his last band 'Jyrojets' - (indie outfit signed to Songphonic records & had 3 top 30 indie chart singles, all written by Colin), he is now spending his time writing & recording for other artists/film/tv.
A multi-instrumentalist, he writes & records all his work from home. His work includes an ad for Berghaus , '20 cigarettes' - a big budget Russian film, 'Distant Light' - another big budget gangster flick', 'Jack Osbourne Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie' on ITV2, 'Jones Brothers Amazon Adventure' on Sky 1 & several short films. Colin’s songs have had regular airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio Scotland & many others including stations in the U.S. 'Jyrojets' music videos have also been on many music tv stations.
He has a youthful style and a talent for catchy Indie Pop songs.
INTRODUCING ANNA JAROSZ
Born and raised in Scotland, Anna K Jarosz's obtained her BA of music with honors from the University of Edinburgh. In 2007, while working at The Queens Hall in Edinburgh, Anna was discovered by Brad Albetta of Monkey Boy studios and invited her to move to New York to record with him and introduce her talent to the USA.
Anna's songs are complex and mesmerizing with strong, emotional and poetic lyrics and finds herself being compared to Sarah McLachlan and Regina Spektor, but regards herself as one between the singer-songwriter's of the folk world and the current crop of Parisian jazzy chanteuses emerging today.
Anna has recorded an album and an EP, both mastered in Memphis, TN and Wilmington, featuring her beautiful, clear and sweet voice with outstanding quirky yet commercial melodies.
INTRODUCING WILL FAEBER
David Allen of the BBC called Will Faeber’s 1997 release, NO SMALL COMFORT, “One of the best of the year”. Will and his band toured Europe for three years playing such well known venues as London’s Wembley Arena. Since returning to the States, Will’s songs have appeared in feature films and been covered in Nashville. In 2004 Will’s third CD, TRAVEL BY STARS was released world wide to critical acclaim. In 2006 Will released the sound track CD for his feature film comedy, CLOTHING OPTIONAL, which he wrote and directed. Will’s latest efforts with the group CATHOUSE THURSDAY, have also received rave reviews as have their live shows. TILL DEATH DO US PARTY and NASHVILLE BABY are the Cds they released last year. Will now lives in Encinitas, California, where he records and produces for Stone Soup Entertainment.
INTRODUCING BERNARD WRIGLEY
Bernard has been delighting folk club & concert audiences all over for 40 years now. With the nickname of "The Bolton Bullfrog" (given to him on the sleeve notes of his first LP on the Topic label) he's forged a reputation of meaty traditional pieces and some seriously daft songs and humorous monologues.
From his beginnings with "Dave & Bernard" he's become known as an actor as well as a singer and storyteller.
*From Emmerdale to Dinner Ladies, Phoenix Nights, and Coogan's Run on tv.
*the "Mark & Lard" programme on BBC Radio 1, and then the Mark Radcliffe prog on Radio 2.
*the 17 CDs he's issued.
*the books of daft poetry & many monologues he's written.
INTRODUCING DEVON MCCLIVE
Devon McClive and Sons are an Americana indie folk band from the San Francisco Bay area. They released their debut album, Humankind, in May 2011. In a quirky-pop way, the songwriting captures a wide array of emotions, from love lost, to vulnerability, to the contemplation of the outcome of our own humankind. The sound is a marriage of soft, yet powerful vocals with soaring cello and viola melodies, accompanied by the open breathy quality of a vintage drum set, sassy siren trumpet calls, nostalgic spaghetti-western guitar riffs and bar-room style piano.
They have a hard time fitting into any one genre, but are often described as gypsy, folk and americana.
They have toured the US and in 2011, Ball Canning Company used Devon’s song, Shine Through, in a national television commercial which aired on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel in the US. Devon writes music for her full band for a lively sound and she also writes more intimate, solo material as demonstrated on her first EP, Quiet Bravery, released in 2009.
Hailing from the South of France, the 4-piece band Voodoo have shown their skills in a highly original blend of genres and production sounds. Using a basis of traditional blues and blues/funk with Niko's lazy vocal, the band complements a retro style with gentle acoustics, heavy rock choruses, funky riffs to get any foot tapping, along with African rythms, sitars and interesting and varied production ideas to create something altogether unique.
INTRODUCING WOLF RICHARDS
Germany based songwriter and guitar-player Wolf Richards studied on GIT Los Angeles and has
written about 400 songs and instrumentals in many different styles from Rock to Bossa Nova.
To date he has published 5 solo CDs ( 2 Easy Listening Jazz/ Chillout and 3 Electro/House CDs) and
composed 4 songs for the american casting show 'Vertival Pole Challenge'.
His song 'Take me to the place' has been voted No 1 in the peoplesound soul charts and the mp3.de charts (All + Black) and No 2 in the demo-check of 'soundcheck' magazine, and 'You will never know' was No 1 in the mp3.de charts (Black).
His style has a very Euro-pop and commercial flavour.
INTRODUCING CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
Citing his main musical influences as the Holy Trinity of Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, and Bert Jansch, London born, Belgian based singer-songwriter Christopher Brennan started his musical career in the indie band Autumn Stone in the mid-1990s. After attracting the interest of several major labels, most notably Virgin Records, the band promptly imploded and went their separate ways! Re-locating to Belgium in 2004, he started up the band This Machine & Me which gigged countrywide and recorded until 2010. He is currently busy recording his first solo album with his longtime musical collaborator Olaf Janssens. Mixing traditional English folk music with other genres and soundscapes, the songs cover such diverse themes as ecology and comic-strip folklore, with the more traditional ones of heartache, longing, and loss.
INTRODUCING DREW SKINNER AKA VENEM S
Born in Takoma Park, MD Venem s began rapping at age 10. Venem s was first influenced by east coast rappers of the late 80's and early 90's. Artists such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and LL Cool J. But even with these early influences Venem s credits his lyrical delivery, story telling, punchlines and metaphors to the rise of underground Hip Hop in the mid 90's. With artists like Common, Talib Kweli, and Mos Def using clever metaphors and poignant story telling Venem s decided to always remain true to the essence of Hip Hop. By focusing on being a lyricist and strong song writer. In 2003, Venem s decided to no longer write his lyrics down on paper. The change allowed him to focus more on the moment and brought about an anthemic style that illustrates his view of the world and his life.
INTRODUCING DORIS BRENDEL
Daughter of the famous classical pianist Alfred Brendel, Doris was signed to Sony in 1990 with band The Violet Hour. She has been involved in many projects including further deals with Virgin and London Records with various dance records.
Doris is a prolific and diverse song-writer. For herself she primarily writes alternative Rock songs to suit her unique raunchy voice, but also writes funk, soul and pop songs. She is currently working on her 9th album, but has also written songs for films and charities.