JOE CHESTER RELEASES LOST ALBUM "SHE DARKS ME"

Coming 25 Jan 2019, She Darks Me is Joe’s “lost” album by Joe Chester, virtually unheard since it’s original recording. Written during stolen moments in between collaborations in L.A with Gemma Hayes and touring with The Waterboys, this collection is among Joe’s most melodic and liberating work. Fewer overdubs and making courageous use of first takes where possible informed Joe’s renowned signature production style from that point on. A stellar range of musicians participated where opportunities to record could be grabbed, whether on the road with Steve Wickham and Trevor Hutchinson or on Willie Nelson’s tour bus with Mickey Raphael (Harmonica - Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris). The recordings have been recovered from the archives and given a masterful updated sheen by Joe from his self-built studio near his home in the south of France.

“She Darks Me is elegant, measured and all the better for it. High time the listening public caught up with Joe Chester. She Darks Me has all the makings of a sleeper hit.” - Hot Press Magazine

“Several tracks bear his hallmark attention to observant detail. Musically, it’s Chester’s usual mix of innate melody and carefully prepared arrangements.” - The Irish Times

“In short, this is elegant music. Josh Rouse and the Avalanches would kill for these hooks. A Dylan cover (“Most Of The Time”) almost slips past unnoticed, so strong are the tracks that surround it.” - groovelovesmelody.com

Listen to a radio edit of “Anything In The Long Run” below. Recently added to the RTE Radio 1 playlist.

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BOHCD2009 - Joe Chester - She Darks Me

ANOTHER HIT FOR WRITER JAMES CRAMER OF TUPELO

Hugely popular reality TV show Hello Goodbye will feature the upcoming Tupelo single The Shriven Dust. It's another high profile placement for writer James Cramer, his second on the hit Canadian series. The song is taken from Tupelo's new album The Heart's Bloodline.

Stream & Download "THE SHRIVEN DUST"

PROGRAMME: HELLO GOODBYE [CANADA]

NETWORK: CBC TELEVISION

WITH THANKS TO VAPOR MUSIC

FROM THE VAULTS... THE GALWAY GIRL BY SHARON SHANNON

Written by Steve Earle and originally released on his 2000 album Transcendental Blues, The Galway Girl featured the flawless musicianship of Irish national treasure Sharon Shannon. The song has become somewhat of an alternative national anthem and is as recognisably Irish as Guinness and Aran Sweaters. The track was re-recorded by Shannon and Mundy reaching number 1 in the Irish charts for 5 weeks in 2008. It became the highest selling single of the year.

Featured in 2007 Hollywood movie P.S. I Love You starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.

Featured in a Magners/Bulmers Cider advertising campaign.

Featured in Treme S2E9.

The Galway Girl - Sharon Shannon & Steve Earle(c) 2000 The Daisy Label

The Galway Girl - Sharon Shannon & Mundy(c) 2008 The Daisy Label

Master recording license contact alan@bohemiarecords.ie

Written by Steve Earle / Published by BMG Rights Management-Primary Wave (Contact licensing@primarywave.com)

FROM THE VAULTS... DEARG DOOM BY HORSLIPS FEATURED IN MCDONALDS AD

Consistently voted one of the greatest Irish songs of all time, Horslips' Dearg Doom was released April 1973. Johnny Fean's guitar riff, inspired by the old Irish trad tune Chief O'Neill's March, is instantly recognisable. A short clip of it features in this advert for the McMór by McDonalds which aired in 2014.

Horslips - Dearg Doom

Written by Carr/Devlin/Fean/Lockhart/O'Connor

Published by Crashed Music

Client: McDonalds

Agency: Cawlea Nea/TBWA

With thanks to Paul Ellis @ Brilliant Productions

Horslips - The Táin

FROM THE VAULTS... NA FILí FEATURED IN BOARDWALK EMPIRE S2 EP9

This vibrant traditional Irish tune by Na Filí was featured in the primetime hit show from HBO Boardwalk Empire. In S2 EP9 Nucky goes to Belfast and offers to trade the IRA machine guns for whiskey, Waxy Gordon plans revenge against Manny Horvitz, and Jimmy enjoys his new status as AC boss. In this scene on the docks of Belfast city Nucky tells Owen he doesn't like secrets and a telegram from Margaret him of Emily's polio.

PROGRAMME: BOARDWALK EMPIRE [USA]

NETWORK: HOME BOX OFFICE INC.

LICENSEE: NEOPHONIC / HBO

TRAD. ARR. TOMÁS Ó CANAINN / MATT CRANITCH / TOM BARRY
PUBLISHED BY FILICEOIL

JOE CHESTER SIGNS TO BOHEMIA RECORDS FOR NEW ALBUM

Joe Chester - Photo by Julie Bienvenu

Bohemia Records are delighted to announce the signing of critically acclaimed, multi-talented musician and producer, Joe Chester.

We will be working closely with Joe on the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album, The Easter Vigil, early in 2017 and also representing Joe's captivating back catalogue for distribution and sync licensing. Joe has been nominated for a Choice Award and a Meteor Award and his debut album, A Murder of Crows, has been included in 101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Tony Clayton-Lea and Dan Hegarty's recently published Buried Treasure: Volume 2.

Joe also has an impressive history of credits in his role as one of Ireland's most in demand producers having worked with Gemma Hayes, Hozier, Mundy, The Coronas, Ryan Sheridan,
Shane McGowan, Camille O'Sullivan, The Hedge Schools.

http://www.joechester.com/

"SAIL AWAY" BY DARLING FEATURED IN HODSON BAY HOTEL CAMPAIGN

The epic, soaring rock anthem by Dublin based pop-rock-electro duo Darling was placed in the Hodson Bay Hotel radio and online campaign in Summer 2016. The song's inspirational melody and motivational lyrics were a perfect fit for this joyous and uplifting series of radio and online commercials.

Darling - Sail Away

Written by Gary Harding / James McGuire, Published by Rapture Music Limited

Licensee Hodson Bay Hotel , Licensed by Darling / Faction Records

With thanks to Paul Ellis @ Brilliant Productions

"MY WORLD AGAIN" TO FEATURE ON CANADIAN TV SHOW

James Cramer's debut single My World Again will feature in Canadian reality TV series Hello Goodbye (S02 EP02). The show takes place in Toronto's Pearson International Airport and airs October 21, 2016. On the same day James' follow up single "Broken" will be released on all digital platforms.

Stream & Download "MY WORLD AGAIN"

PROGRAMME: HELLO GOODBYE [CANADA]

NETWORK: CBC TELEVISION

WITH THANKS TO VAPOR MUSIC