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Jefferson Starship – A Very Good Trip (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

by HorizonVU Music

Jefferson Starship with Paul Kantner, Cathy Richardson and David Freiberg, The Bataclan, Paris

Jefferson Starship with Paul Kantner, Cathy Richardson and David Freiberg, The Bataclan, Paris

Jefferson Starship rocked The Bataclan in Paris last night! Lead by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner and David Freiberg, a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service , Jefferson Starship lives on – for all ages. Starship lead singer Cathy Richardson’s driving vocals work perfectly standalone and with the three part harmonies so characteristic of the Airplane and Starship
Paul Kantner

Paul Kantner

(see our interview with Cathy http://blog.horizonvumusic.com/?p=7244). Jude Gold (The Macrodots) plays one mean lead guitar. Chris Smith (The Supremes) on keyboard and drummer Richard Newman let us know beyond a doubt that while they might be behind the front line, they’re not to be put back-of-mind by unleasing late-in-the-show solos.

Cathy Richardson

Cathy Richardson

The Starship blasted off with “Sunrise” followed by “Somebody To Love” and “Fresh Air” (Quicksilver Messenger Service). The show built momentum (crowd slow to start – reminiscent of the 60’s only in that we concert goers were often “docile”… for extended periods), but last night’s crowd did come alive as Starship moved on through “Cowboy on the Run” (Quicksilver Messenger Service), “Get Together” (Youngbloods), “Miracles” and “Wooden Ships” .

It seems only right that there was an interlude of sorts as Cathy and Jude Gold gave us a taste (and a good one) of The Macrodots and their new

Paul Kantner and Jude Gold

Paul Kantner and Jude Gold

release “the Other Side” http://www.themacrodots.com/.

Cathy Richardson and HorizonVU Musics Phil Cartwright

Cathy Richardson and HorizonVU Music's Phil Cartwright

The adrenaline flowed with “The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil” and the fireworks were exploding with Cathy Richardson leading the way with “White Rabbit”…”Volunteers” and to use Kantner’s intro line a “kick ass” finale of “The Other Side Of This Life” (Fred Neil). Talking to David Freiberg after the show, I couldn’t help but deeply admire his energy and spirit. A young fan standing next to me wished she “could have been there”. I don’t have an urge to re-run the 60’s and 70’s (unless it’s limited to the confines of my memory bank), but Jefferson Starship is still a trip!

Visit Jefferson Starship at http://www.jeffersonstarshipsf.com/

Maria001_smallMaria Zubova, Media Writer, Music

Maria Zubova and “Maria’s Sound Space…” is a regular column for HorizonVU Music. Maria has a passion for music and she likes to communicate about it. Maria is herself a trained musician. She is follows photography, arts, fashion, and travel. Of course, she frequently attends different concerts and rock festivals.

Attention! New star on the stage!

Let me present a band that totally conquered my heart – Tarah Who! It is a band that consists of French citizens but these people can for sure be called big travelers- they are making records in LA, USA and give concerts all around Europe and the U.S.

What kind of style do they prefer? Rock-pure and unbeaten! I have had a big pleasure to listen to their records, but to see them live – twice in March 2012. I also had a unique opportunity to talk to members of the band a for HorizonVU Music! But let’s go step-by-step.

To begin with, Tarah Who?’s albums sound very confident and attract the listeners’ attention from the first second. I’ve enjoyed both their old tracks and new ones. They have very melodic songs, highly-professional and well-balanced sound, but what is really catchy about them is the voice of Tarah G., the lead singer and guitarist. Tarah G. has a incredibly strong vocals, real passion and energy about everything that she’s doing.

The band has recently gone through some changes – welcoming some new members adding fresh blood to their music. Talking about their music more

Photo Credit: Laurence Gibson

Photo Credit: Laurence Gibson

specifically, I’m recommending some songs that I found really catchy and interesting, especially for new-listeners. As for me, most of them are even in the list of my top tracks for this spring!

The song “In my Mind” that starts the album “In a Rush” helps us to understand what to expect from it: great sound, many hits and catchy melodies, energy, strong vocals and half an hour of rock pleasure! It is one of the top listened songs of Tarah Who? Another great surprise of this album is “Unbalanced” – the song that has its own style and rhythm. It is rather easy to remember the lyrics and melody so you can become its fan very fast. The top song of Tarah Who? is “In a Rush” the album’s namesake. You can already feel its importance.”Our Story” stands out. It is something more personal, even private. It is written in the style of country mixed with calm classical rock. I’d for sure recommend the last song on “In a Rush” album called “Happy” – it shows off the character and strong soul of this band.

Photo Credit: Maria Zubova

Photo Credit: Maria Zubova

As was mentioned before, I had managed to be present at two their recent concerts. The first one was at “L’OPA” Bastille where Tarah Who? played on the same stage with The Kennedys and Hannah Judson. It was a great performance with sound on max, so all listeners could enjoy the pure rock songs of this band. At the same time, a bit later, I was surprised at the other other concert where Tarah and Pilal (drummer in Tarah Who) played the same songs but in the unplugged version. I can say that both concerts were of the highest quality and totally satisfied my demans for music. I strongly believe, that both the electric and the acoustic versions are worthy of attention. The face and sense change according to the performance.

The interview that I made before one of the concerts was really very exciting: all members of the band are very pleasant, openhearted and open-minded. Each member already has years of experience, but still they are are kind and eager to communicate. I found out that the band is closely connected to another band called “So Was The Sun”-they share a guitarist (Palem). Tarah G. likes pure and old school rock like Foo Fighters. Today the members of the band are working to adapt as musicians to each other. They have rather different musical tastes, but they all share the objective of generating energetic, rock, “ I want us to have fun and our fans to party with us!”. It’s an interesting direction to go and one of their latest songs “Rainy Days” a great example of the unique collaboration of talented people and their ideas. Check out the vid.

At the end of the interview I asked each member of the band two words: one that they like and other they hate. Here’s the response that I got:
Tarah: 1.music/karma
2. impossible
Pilal: 1. Sun
2. Duty
Palem: 1. Sonic
2. Weakness
Sam: 1.Defeat
2. Particularly

I’m really pleased to announce to all fans of Tarah Who? as well as those who would like to explore this band are welcome to join the band in concert “In The Mood(‘s) for Rock” on 11th May! It will be a unique event with many bands to participate so I’d strongly encourage and recommend everyone to be there!!!

Maria Zubova

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We welcome comment on Maria’s Sound Space! Comment on the blog or contact Maria at maria@horizonvumusic.com

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Maura and Pete Kennedy

Maura and Pete Kennedy

Pete and Maura Kennedy have been writing and recording new material for their next album, due to be released in the spring of 2012. In the meantime, you can hear The Kennedys perform several of their new songs in concert. Tour dates in 2012 include a handful of shows on the east coast, and then a month-long tour of the UK and Ireland starting late february and lasting until the end of March.

The Kennedys have been writing, recording, producing and touring with long-time friend, mentor and collaborator, Nanci Griffith, and will be touring with her throughout 2012, both as her support act and as her bandmates. Dates include a month-long tour of the UK and Ireland to coincide with the European release (february 2012) of her new album, “Intersection”, as well as a U.S. tour in support of that same album, which is set for an April 2012 release in the states. For an inside preview of Nanci’s upcoming CD, as well as an account of how it was recorded, visit: http://www.nancigriffith.com/about/biography/

The Kennedys http://www.kennedysmusic.com will be performing at OPA Paris/Bastille on 24 March joined by Hannah Judson http://www.hannahjudson.com/and Tarah Who? http://www.tarahwho.com/!!!

Tarah Who?

Tarah Who?

If you were to combine bands , and let’s call it the Musician Potluck , Tarah Who? Would be the main Dish .

Tarah Who ? Is a mix of :  singer,songwriter,multi-instrumentalist Tarah G . ( Author , composer , Lead Vocals and Guitar of Ex ML & Band ) ,
So was the Sun ’s Lead Singer and guitarist Palem ( also Lead singer of The Bree Van de Kamp’s ) ,
Le Banc’ s Drummer and The Bree Van de Kamp ’s Guitarist Pilal (who plays the drums in Tarah Who ? )
And Staircase wisp ’s Bassist , Sam ,also guitarist of Elias(e) and Tarah Who’s new bass player .

Tarah Who ? ? Like you may have understood , was not born yesterday … Tarah G . Has been around for about a decade writing , singing, gigging all around the place and the world , as a solo , acoustic sometimes electric, female artist . Started her career in Los Angeles in small , yet renowned venues such as The Cat Club , The Derby , The Mint , The Viper Room , Trip club etc …
It is when and only she has met Palem , and joined his band So Was The Sun , as the bassist , That Tarah G . joined the conspiracy . Little did she know at this time , that she

Tarah G.

Tarah G.

was going to meet the very talented Pilal , who, one day suggested to work together on a few of her tracks . Their enthusiasm won over , and yet have they asked Palem to join the party . In desperate need of a bassist , Pilal asked his band mate from another project ( Staircase wisp ) Sam , whether he had some extra time , to Rock ….and Roll ….

And this is how Tarah Who ? ’s journey began …
Concerts, Ep on the road . Tarah Who ? Is going to fill you up with rocking vibes like you haven’t heard in a little while …
90’s Rock is BACK ! Untie your hair,or let it grow , get yourself back in shape for head banging , crowd surfing and mosh pitting because that’s all Tarah Who ? is Out and About !

Discover Tarah Who ? Now at www.tarahwho.com
EP soon available .
All concerts information on website .
Support and Follow Tarah Who ? On Twitter , Facebook , Noomiz, Reverbnation .
Spread The Word!

Some past gigs :
Paris ( Le sentier des Halles, Le Zebre de Belleville , La Scene Bastille , OPA Bastille etc…)Dijon , Lyon , Berlin , Ho Chi Minh City ….

Booking contact : royalorchidee@gmail.com

By Angélique Joly, Marketing Manager, HorizonVU Music

Music is an integral part of the lives of children. With an aim for creating awareness of and providing support for The Association Christina Noble http://www.asso-christina-noble.fr , the humanitarian organization that provides aid and comfort to underprivileged children in Vietnam and Mongolia, a concert  is planned for 30 June 2011, 20h00.

The show which will take place at La Pomme d’Eve , 1 rue Laplace, 75005 Paris, admission 5€, features rising pop artist LYNETTE with Max Jean-Louis, Pierre-Yann Bellego and Fabrice Hoarau performing their latest original material and popular covers which have earned them recognition.

The Association Christina Noble is a humanitarian organization that provides aid and comfort to underprivileged children in Vietnam and Mongolia. It represents, in France, “Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.

The Association Christina Noble is completely independent of any political affiliation and / or religious and  acts  for:

  • The protection of children against exploitation
  • Education and employability
  • Medical Care
  • Accommodation

The Association’s  work is not limited to these areas. It also trying to bring warmth and happy experiences that constitute a real childhood and its

Marie-Charlotte Lanniée and Caroline Faraud, Association Christina Noble

Marie-Charlotte Lanniée and Caroline Faraud, Association Christina Noble

work is in the context of family and community whenever possible.  Efforts are  focused  on respecting the dignity of each individual child.

Lynette sings with the confidence and clarity of a woman who really knows her own voice. Which makes sense, since she says she’s been singing for as long as she can remember. Writing her first song at the tender age of seven, Lynette knew music would always be a big part of her life. She began classical voice training at the age of eleven.

Since having graduated from Princeton University, Lynette has had the opportunities to do some

Rachel Minor, Association Christina Noble

Rachel Minor, Association Christina Noble

songwriting and recording at various studios in Nashville. Her studies, extensive travels, life experiences and the friends she’s made along the way have helped to significantly shape her musical tastes and writing and performance styles.

Lynette’s lyrics have a poetic quality and bring to bear the power and multiplicity of words. Her music attempts to express and illuminate the power of common, shared experiences: life, love and hope. Lynette is currently working on an EP.

HorizonVU Music is about the coming together of hopes and dreams – a dynamic, changing view toward the future which

Phil Cartwright, CEO, HorizonVU Music

Phil Cartwright, CEO, HorizonVU Music

can be attained – with the love of music.  HorizonVU Music focuses on the developing careers of emerging artists in rock, alternative and folk. HorizonVU Music CEO, and Promoter, Phil Cartwright said earlier today, “It’s a privilege to be a part of something so special. It’s a great chance for us to help kids that need us so very much.”

For information contact angelique@horizonvumusic.com or info@asso-christina-noble.fr

Thanks to great friends at Cultural Behavior, Friday and Saturday brought us two nights of fantastic entertainment, cool

Adèle Bauville, Director and Founder, Culture Behavior

Adèle Bauville, Director and Founder, Cultural Behavior

people and just great fun. Cultural Behavior  was founded and is directed by Adéle Bauville and works in partnership with My Tour Manager www.mytourmanager.com under the direction of Laure Decailly. Unfortunately, we couldn’t take it all in (bad planning on our part), but Friday brought us the photography of Nicolas Brunet www.nicolasbrunet.fr. Accustomed to concert halls, moving mainly in the music world and more particularly rock ‘n’ roll, he particularly appreciates the diversity and does not hesitate to leave his area of ​​expertise to deliver various and varied stories. Very active in the web world ( le-hiboo.com then joined Discordance.fr in 2008 with a stint at Agendeo.fr particular), his photographic work is also managed by the agency slab . By night’s end at least 400 people were at the famed Paris venue La Bellevilloise.

Laure Decaillly, Director and Founder, My Tour Manager

Laure Decaillly, Director and Founder, My Tour Manager

Saturday we were able to tune into folk artist Maia Vidal http://www.myspace.com/maiavidal followed by The Niro http://www.myspace.com/theniro. The Niro is a singer songwriter hails from Italy, a place he left to travel and play from the small and smokey clubs in Tucson to the bohemienne Paris and Wien. He’s a gifted singer and songwriter, and despite evocations of folk/acoustic music’s long history, the truth is there are no referencepoints in his music. He shared the stage with important artists like Sondre Lerche, Isobel Campbel, Deep Purple, The Zephyrs, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Lou Barlow, Amy Winehouse, and in 2006 he has been chosen by Radiohead’s manager Chris Hufford to sing in a new One Little Indian label project called Anti Atlas.

Created in late September 2010 by and for cultural operators, the association Cultural Behavior is an autonomous, animated by a revitalization strategy based on partnership with local people in the art. It aims to promote all forms of art, accompanying the different cultural actors in various areas.

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