Music from Ireland – Hozier

Hozier, actually Hozier Andrew Byrne (born March 17, 1990 in Bray), is an Irish folk-rock musician.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the son of a blues musician and therefore grew up with music. At 15, he was a member of his first band. In 2012 Hozier then began a solo career and released a year later, his debut single Take Me to Church.

Music from Armenia – Authentic Light Orchestra

Authentic Light Orchestra was founded 2009 by multi instrumentalist Valeri Tolstov with an idea to combine world , Jazz Pop and amenian Folkmusic and classical music .

Here is their song ” Hov Arek”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTqe5IHjMFY

Music from the World – Santa Maradona F.C. // Electro

On their Facebook page Santa Maradona F.C. bescribe themselfs “an experiment… an anonymous collective of globe-trotting musicians and producers dabbling with genre meddling soundscapes and collaborations. Formed truly ‘on the road’ SMFC came together via chance encounters in bars, clubs, fairs and festivals… one a guitarist in a touring rock band, one an international dj/producer another a famed percussionist and others still from the creative arts, hairdressing and… the odd engineer”. Their first single “Give Me Sunshine” is absolute worth listening. Amazing!

Music from the UK – Whitesnake // Hard Rock

The british band Whitesnake, formed in 1978, are one of the most successful hard rock bands in history. With their song “Here I Go Again”, released on their Saints & Sinners album, they had a #1 hit in the US:

Music from the World – Band Aid // Pop

With their song “Do They Know It’s Christmas (2014)”, the project Band Aid 30 (formed the first time in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure for the fight against hunger in Ethiopia) started this proejct a fourth time for the fight against Ebola. The most popular musicians of Band Aid 30 are One Direction, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sinéad O’Connor, Bono (U2), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora and Bastille.

Music from Norway – Madrugada // Alternative rock

Madrugada was a Norwegian alternative rock band from Stokmarknes, formed in 1993. Madrugada is portuguese and spanish and means ‘early morning’. Have a listen to their great single “This old House”:

After discovering this band one month ago, they became one of my favourites this autumn!