Aces & Eights
Aces And Eights Saloon Bar, 156-158 Fortess Rd, Tufnell Park, NW5 2HP
£5.00 adv. (STBF)
Thurs 23 June 2015
“I don’t think I ever realized how potent of a combination the two instruments were together until I listened to August by Peter Levics.” – Matt Jensen from The Even Grounds
Peter Levics is violin and guitar duet of brothers Maris and Juris Peterlevics from Latvia, now living in London (UK). As classical music education was strong part of their childhood, they were involved in all kinds of musical activities and projects since very young age. And this is the latest one, they have got themselves into. Combining classical and folk elements with alternative/indie approach duo gets their specific mood through compositionally minimalistic expositions with overflowing catchy violin lines.
Peter Levics debut EP “Proletariat sonatas” was released in 2012, from which Proletariat sonata Nr. 3 have been included in compilation LP Odyssey of Rapture vol 2 released by Mythical records (USA) in 2014.
In the fall of last year german label Unperceived records released Peter Levics compilation album “12 months suites cycle Pt.I”, which contains three EP named by autumn months. ”12 Months Suites” by Peter Levics could most accurately be described as musical diary, in which musicians assemble their inspiration and emotion throughout the year.
“Each month in the cycle has a slightly different feel and each has its own charms at times bearing favorable comparison to Dirty Three (quite a compliment).”
(Stationary Travels – 2015 in review: Memorable Journeys in Acoustic, Folk, &Pop)
Shantell Ogden has a gift for crafting songs with real conviction and emotion. Her gift, combined with a work ethic gained from growing up on a farm, is paying dividends. Shantell’s songs have received airplay on more than 500 country and Americana radio stations internationally, reaching Top 3 chart positions both in the U.S. and Europe. Her songs have also appeared on the CW’s popular TV series Hart of Dixie and in several feature films.
As a performing Americana artist, Shantell and her albums have been covered by Maverick Magazine (UK), Performer Magazine, Music News Nashville and other media. She’s released three acclaimed independent albums, including Better at Goodbye, which won Americana Album of the Year in the 2014 IMEA Awards. Shantell tours internationally from her home in Nashville, Tennessee. When at home, she’s known for keeping her front door open and a song drifting down the street.