Monday, January 27, 2014

CD Review: A Couple Of New Music Stars Look To Make An Impact In The U.S.

From Europe comes a couple of new artists looking to find success in the U.S. with new albums. One is from rock's newest U.K. singer/songwriter Dmarco and the other is from rising Irish country sensation Derek Ryan.

Dmarco's debut album entitled "Hollywood Crush" will see the light of day in March. Dmarco is not a stranger to the music industry, having been around musicians most of his life, including his step dad who was a member of The Human League. The music bug caught a hold of Dmarco and he recently released his first single from the album, "Hollywood Crush." The song carries a contagious rock beat with pop lyrics that should catch the attention of radio listeners. Other songs from the album like "Those 3 Words" have a bigger rock sound, similar to Coldplay, while "Annabelle" has a more classic Journey rock feel. The song "Into The Sea" showcases the diversity in his performance with a more acoustic-pop appeal.

To find out more about Dmarco and his soon to be released debut album, please visit


European country star Derek Ryan has already found multi-platinum success in his home country of Ireland and has hit the top of the charts in Japan. Now with a new album ("County Soul") available, Derek Ryan is looking to make an impact in the U.S.

His latest single, "100 Numbers" has a very welcoming, care-free, fun country-pop sound that could make his hugh fan base grow even larger. His songwriting and performance of "Leave A Light On For Me" has a very mature feel, while "Better Times A Coming" carries that classic "back porch" country sound. Derek pours his heart into his performance of the Aerosmith's hit single "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" and shows little bit of his Irish side on "The Long Way Home" as his accent gives the song its authenticity.

To find out more about Derek Ryan and his latest release "Country Soul," please visit

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