Playlist of December 25 2015

Playlist of December 25 2015
Christmas time again (I'll be good next year)
SPiN is a 4-piece alternative pop, rock, powerpop band from Philadelphia, US. They record at their studio inside a 150 year old funeral home. The band: E (lead vocals/guitar), Jim (vocals/synths/piano), Lou (drums/percussion) and Hank (guitar/vocals)
North-Going Zax is from Boston, US. This is the 2-person indie rock project of Matthew Otto on vocals and rhythm guitar, and Jeff Poliseno on bass. The project was formed in the beginning of 2013. They have released one 4-track EP.
Cold enough to snow
Kane & Sun is a duo from New Zealand. In 2010 they released their album "Three Little Words". In 2012 Kane Sole moved to Melbourne, Australia and formed the 4-piece band "Sons of May".
Mannequin boy
Cathy Shannon is a Saudi Arabian born, half Irish and half Indonesian singer-songwriter, now based in the Netherlands. She has been writing songs since she was 6 and her folk songs tell true and fictional stories.
Hurricane (Cities at night) (long remix)
Katey Laurel is a folk/pop singer-songwriter from Denver, US, who writes hopeful, romantic and introspective songs about our common humanity. She has released 3 albums, "From Here", "Periscope" and "Periscope - The remix project".
Gisel de Marco is originally from Argentina, nowadays she lives in Switzerland. At the age of 7 she got a toy piano and at the age of 10 she had made her first home-recorded album "Blue Bay". In 2010 she released a studio album "All The Way".
Merry Christmas again
Aryn Michelle is a singer-songwriter from Dallas. As a teenager she taught herself piano and guitar. She also began writing songs. She pursued that passion and earned musical degrees from both Southwestern University and the Berklee College of Music.
I'm telling you no
Song of the Week
Julie Lamb is a (70's vibed) rock-based singer-songwriter from Wellington, New Zealand. She usually records and plays with her band. So far she has released 3 albums "Most and Least" (2008), "Trippin' the Light" (2012) and "When We Hang Out" (2014).
Chanson pour toi
CyLu is a singer-songwriter, poet, guitarist and composer. He comes from France and nowadays he lives in the Netherlands. In 2013 he released his debut album "Chansons Mineures".
Radaid is a fusion music group from Mexico, formed in 1998. They merge music and instruments from different parts of the world, for example India, China, Middle East, Mexico, Africa and the Balkans. So far they have released 4 albums.
Vegas Dragons
Christmas day
Vegas Dragons is a 5-piece hard-rock/metal band from Sydney, Australia, formed in 2005 by Brian Taylor. They released their debut fan-funded album "Lovingly Cruel" in 2008.
New life
Teleport Magic is a 5-piece atmospheric band from Poland, started in 2009. They explain that they are seeking the essence of alternative pop. The trained voice of the singer, combined with experimental ideas of the instrumentalists, create the style.
Inner peace fix
Kalika is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool in the UK. She released her 9-track debut album "And a Little Bit of Chutney" in spring 2014. She describes her genre as "jazzy-good conscience-rhythmical folk".
Velvet shoes
JoosTVD stands for Joos(t) The Vanished Dutchman. He started as a drummer, then played in several bands. Nowadays he has his own project and has released 10 albums so far. Genres: pop, jazz, funk, R&B, latin, blues and humor.
Christmas angel's song
Catself is remembered by her audiences for her unusual but catchy melodies, poetic and clever lyrics and the fairytale atmosphere she creates. Her songs move both between genres and between moods and themes.

This is a special Christmas edition of TalentCast and our last program for 2015.

We are not only playing Christmas songs today, but the music will be relaxed, suitable to listen to while enjoying your Christmas dinner with your family and friends. I also won't talk much today. I will only introduce our last newcomer for 2015 a bit more extensively.

Previous years I ended the last program of the year with a rock song and a lot of fireworks over it. The last song for 2015 is a Christmas song by my dear friend Catself.

We wish you a nice Christmas, happy New Year, happy holidays and hope to meet you again in 2016!

TalentCast - Edition 359
Song of the Week
I'm Telling You No
Julie Lamb
Julie Lamb is a rock-based singer-songwriter from New Zealand. Music-making is the essence of her life. She says:

Writing, arranging and performing music are some of the most incredible buzzes in my world. I want to be doing this stuff when I'm 90...

I love it! - It's like a little spark sets up and won't go out... little bits in my journals that turn into full blown songs... often in response to a rhythm that sets up just outside of consciousness... and sits until the song writes all over my pages. And there is nothing more astounding than actually getting to play the works with great musicians to a fabulous audience. WOW!

On October 2014 Julie Lamb released her third album, When We Hang Out. You can get her albums on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Currently Julie Lamb is writing songs for her fourth album. She expects to release her new album at the end of 2016!

Website of Julie Lamb