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Urban Soul "Two"


The horns of Lindeborg/Andersson have been heard on recordings and on tour with an extensive list of Swedish and international artists. While touring with Björn Skifs (Hooked on a feeling) the idea was born to pay tribute to the genre that had always been closest to their hearts. The dream was to take their favorite players/singers to a studio and make an album which Lindeborg describes as a heartfelt, energetic smooth jazz record featuring all of our favorite friends from Sweden and abroad.

The groups first release received critical praise, and now the follow-up album, Two (featuring Bill Champlin, Michael Landau, David Hugues, Sara Nordenberg, Johann Asmundsson, Jonathan Fritzen) is sure to garner the same respect.

The Mike Bella Project «ONE»


Michele Della Bella (a.k.a. Mike Della Bella), approached music in 1977 when he was given a guitar at the age of 12; by then he formed his first band with some teen friends discovering himself as a talented songwriter. In 1986, after writing many good songs and performing some brilliant shows in Rome, he decided it was time to rise to the next level, founding his first quasi-pro band, the Joint Stock Company, challenged and supported by Faber Farina whom he had met 7 years before and is his biggest fan and main biographer since then. Faber introduced Mike to the world of music recording so the new band released an album in 1987 titled ‘Something New’.

Jazzed by the result, Mike left playing guitar and learned to play keyboards, then renewed the band releasing a new album in 1989 titled ‘Challenge the Sky’.
The album confirmed Mike’s talent in songwriting thus in early ’90 he decided to quit working with bandmates by starting a new life as songwriter. After having set up his private recording studio he started writing songs over songs, many of these remained unperformed, due to the lack of a band; many others found their place in a new project called Stamina which released an album in 1994 titled “Affinity of Tribal Love and Perpetual Hate”. That CD had a very good impact and reviews in the States and the single “Gifts Of Life” obtained an Honorable Mention in a Songwriters’ competition held by the acclaimed magazine “Billboard”.

After that Mike stopped writing music due to his professional career which was always more demanding in working time. But in 2015 Faber secretly went over the tape cassettes he and Mike recorded in the early 90’s and collected all the songs which still were unreleased, thus compiling a brand new album titled “Unreleased Gems” and gave it to Mike. Listening again to all his old songs that he kept buried somewhere in his mind, challenged Mike to release a real record not only for his personal satisfaction but for the world-wide audience. The Mike Della Bella Project began …”


Trembles of Fortune "Sucker In The Promised Land"


Trembles of Fortune is the solo project of Geoff Thevenot, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Chicago area. Trembles of Fortune's sound brings together classic 70s west coast studio rock and early 80s cerebral pop, providing a sophisticated and soulful backdrop for stories and observations of all-too-human frailties and indecision.

The lush arrangements and smooth, insistent grooves often belie the world-weary edge underneath, but there's hope and spirit here as well. Trembles of Fortune's self-titled debut was released in 2018, and the second full-length album, Sucker In The Promised Land, will be released early in 2020.