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Support New Folk/Pop Record by Award-Winning Songwriter Katey Laurel

Hello and thank you for checking out my Kickstarter here on TalentCast! I hope you'll join me for all the "behind-the-scenes."

I am currently offering thank you packages/pre-orders of my next record for a variety of levels of support starting from $1.

Thank you for considering helping an independent artist along on her journey!


Katey Laurel

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New voting rules and voting times, starting January 11

Johan Jongerius
On January the 11th the voting page will change. From that day you will not have to log in any more to cast your vote for your favourite artist.

We have two reasons to change the rules:

1. Artists who are new on TalentCast do not have equal chances to win the voting. Artists who have been already played for a long time more easily get votes from our members and too often the same artists win. Artists can now more easily encourage their fans to vote, because the rules are going to be very simple: Everybody can vote once per voting round and per IP address without logging in.

2. The number of votes was going down. We hope more listeners will now be willing to vote.

The voting times will also change:

Every voting round will start on Friday at 17:00 (CET)

Every voting round will end on Tuesday at 00:00 (

CD Update & Thanks for Voting

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to all who listened to TalentCast last week and voted for my song "I'm Without You". I was so busy in the studio (also with my job and family too) that I barely mentioned to anyone that my song was on the playlist. It was a surprise to me that it won but I want you all to know that I'm honoured and humbled... Thanks again.

For those of you who do not know the technical history of this song, it was my first attempt at multi-track recording. I recorded it simply as an experiment, long before I had any plans to sign up as an artist on SellaBand and before I knew about TalentCast. I realize now how how inferior that recording actually is, but once I got involved in SellaBand and TalentCast, it was the best I had to offer at that time.

I recorded it in my living room, over several months, using inexpensive stage mics and an RP-250 guitar processor for the effects. The recording system I used was Sony's Acid Music Studio-7 loaded into my PC. I learned how to use the program as I went. I played all the instruments, except for a portion of the bass guitar, some of which was played by Bill Patterson. Using Studio 7's built-in drum samples, I constructed the drum patterns, stroke by stroke so that it would not be a repetitive loop. I suppose the recording is acceptable, but the part that is a big negative, in my opinion, is the 'harsh" sounding midi-synthesized strings.

The storyline is based on true events in my own life. The person I am singing about is my wife. We were living in Halifax, Nova Scotia and I had to work over the Chrismas holidays, so my wife and 2 year old daughter decided to go 4000 miles away, home to British Columbia for 2 weeks, over the Christmas period. We were new to Nova Scotia and had no friends there yet, so it was not the most fun time for me. I decided to go out for dinner one night and the song was created that night. Now you know the story.

The good news technically is that this song is being re-recorded from scratch, by a professional producer; Rob Begg of Marpole Productions (Twitter: @MarpoleRecords). I am happy to say that Rob Begg has forgotten more about music and production than I will ever know, so the new "I'm Without You" should sound incredible. Then, I'll ask TalentCast to throw the old one away and spare your ears any strain.

On another note, the studio work is progressing at a very fast pace now. After a difficult year of several unrelated but serious set-backs, Rob Begg and I have been achieving a great deal. I am actually losing a little sleep now, simply because I can feel the excitement building.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to founding member and the voice of TalentCast; Johan Jongerius, for putting so much of his time, hard work and passion into this show and for being a stellar supporter of so many musicians and their fans. Thank-you Johan!

... and if you were wondering?... Yes, my wife and I are still marr

The Return Of The Space Turkeys

I have just uploaded my song "The Return of the Space Turkeys" and wonder what will happen next: Will there be a rush of people who want to buy my CD from CDBaby or maybe download some or all songs from it there? Or will I drown in a flood of music?

Anyway the melody of the song is played on a small version of the Finnish National Instrument, the 5-string kantele, and accompanied by a real cello played by Minna Väätänen, and drums sampled from a Roland TR-606 I once owned but sold after sampling it. The snare was sampled by miking my Fender guitar amp, so there's some spring reverb on it, and the bass drum was sampled by miking my Roland Bass Cube, putting a dynammic mic into the reflex tube...

The piano is a Yamaha FB-01

Hope you'll like the resu

Inqbator says hi...:)

Hello all TalentCasters, Visitors and Believers.

I'm a singer-songwriter from Poland.

I would like to invite you to listen to some of my songs.

Don't hesitate to write to me if you like or don't like what you hear. :)

Have a nice day!


European Tour OPHELIA SYNDROME ....

Tour Canadian band ...


13-8-2012 Amsterdam “Dwaze Zaken”

14-8-2012 Amsterdam “Skek”

15-8-2012 Almelo “Cafe Dr. Rock”

16-8-2012 Utrecht “Cafe Averechts”

17-8-2012 Bonn “St.Achel”

18-8-2012 Zutphen “Cafe La Bicyclette”

19-8-2012 Apeldoorn "Bluescafe

20-8-2012 Amsterdam “The Waterhole”

more info:

Ed the Cheesehead

Starting September 7, new, better and more broadcast times for TalentCast!

Johan Jongerius
After our summer break we get better broadcast times from our parter radio station Ede FM.

On Monday we are even during prime time on FM and cable radio!

This will be our new broadcast times:

Friday evening: 23:00-00:00 (new edition)

Sunday night: 00:00-01:00 (repetition)

Monday afternoon: 17:00-18:00 (repetition)

The times of our weekly voting rounds will also change because of the new broadcast ti


I don't say it often enough, but here is a big thank you to all the folks at TalentCast. It's a wonderful thing you do and I appreciate it very much. Every week I scan eagerly through the playlist and am frequently delighted to see not one familiar name. Why am I delighted? Because I have an hour of discoveries ahead; often delightful and, yes, sometimes irritating. But this is how we learn and grow, yes? Have a marvelous summer. I'll miss you until September - just not the German death metal.

Video interview with Sarah's Blue Dress

The music site Labtones interviewed the band Sarah's Blue Dress at the release show of their debut full album Monsters In My Head. The album was funded by the fans of Sarah's Blue Dress on Sellaband and was released on 18th January.

The video of the interview (with English subtitles) has just been posted on YouTube, and you can watch it here: [url][/

Clive Barratt Debut CD Update

Hi there believers and followers of Clive Barratt (that would be me). I would like to give you an update here on TalentCast's message board in case you have missed my recent updates elsewhere.

I left the studio yesterday (May 30th), after finishing another exciting session with producer Robb Begg of Marpole Productions. Yesterday we worked on a new song called "Don't Be A Stranger", which I wrote in April 2012 and decided to add to the SellaBand CD. Feedback from those who have heard it is that they like it. I think you'll like it too. It's uptempo at 120 bpm and has an addictive bass guitar line. Robb tells me it has a strong Brit-pop-rock feel to it. I guess it doesn't matter where I live, whether in Canada or Britain, it seems you can take Clive out of England but can't take England out of Clive.

Prior to taking this song to the studio, I made a fair quality demo recording at home, playing every instrument myself, except for drums. I don't consider myself a player of bass guitar, but I think I'll reconsider that after having fun creating the bass line riffs for this song. Don't worry; the studio version will have mostly professional musicians. To give you a sneak preview, I am tempted to upload the demo version to my profile and possibly into TalentenCast as well. What would you, my Believers like me to do?

So, we are on a roll (busy) in the studio. Several songs are in various stages of development. I can promise variety of moods on my debut CD, so there should be a few tracks that I am hoping will get stuck in your head.

So far, I am planning to have all recording finished by September and hopefully have the packaging of the CD done by then too. I have a graphic artist 4000 KM away in Toronto putting her mind to that problem.

September is my target completion date; however, please keep in mind that unanticipated life events can creep up on us in unexpected ways, changing our well intentioned plans. I'll do my best to keep my believers and new fans informed and happy.

You can catch my tweets at @clivebarratt. If you're collecting followers, I'll follow back. If you would like to follow Rob Begg on Twitter, he's at @ROBB999. Robb is a great producer but falls flat when it comes to Twitter. I convinced him to use his Twitter account more effectively, so he said he'll follow you back....!!

Until next time.


cd release party Canadian .... OPHELIA SYNDROME ...

Tonight .... april 20 .... OPHELIA SYNDROME ...

Cd Release Party for "All Things Forgotten".​artbar/

With Special Guest: Kori Pop:

Show starts at 8:00 pm. $10. All A
Ed the Cheesehead

Many Many thanks to everyone

My name is

Singsation I've only been on this

site for a short time and I love it

I just want to give back to artist's who

might be in the u.s. Philadelphia area

if you are at artist and need a place to

perform I usually have a show once a year

for cancer research there is ofcourse no cost

to perform you eat for free and meet some great

people. This year the show is on july 14th 1pm

in phila pa The Arts Parlor

this is the link with all the info:

Oh if you are just a fan and want to hear some

live music we are giving away 1 free ticket a week

for just buying a download at


Listen to Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society "Everything" at the latest TalentCast! Podcast (U.K.) You are also invited to vote for this track at the TalentCast! main page. Check out the attached link. Have a great weekend!

Hello & THAAANX...

Alphakraft Communications
A Big THX for playing us in the 200th edition of TalentCast !!!

Iz always Cool & Honourus for us !!!

Sorry that we weren´t online for that...but,u know, lot of time goes out for Producing...finding new special sounz etc.



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Vote for / Stem op > Gabriel Scar

Gabriel Scar very nice pop/rock from Willebroek, Flanders, Belgium

You can help Gabriel Scar by voting & share on facebook and twitter to give him extra points on GumTV:

If you not logged in you can vote by email, fill in name and email, the person receidve an email with link. Clik on the link in the email so Gariel Scar received 3 extra points

Or on his audition at SonicAngel:

Personal website:


GumTV is a special contest of SonicAngel

Many thanks in advance,

Freger65 + Gabriel