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Donna Marie, a singer-songwriter hailing from the North-West of England in a town called Warrington. Her songwriting style mixes musical genres that have inspired her as a musician. Deeply routed in ‘story telling’ and melodies that stay with you.

Donna's most recently featured on GEORGE 'Jazzman' HOLLIDAY’S debut album 'MADE ON THE ROAD Volume 1' which was co-written on George's travelling studio bus back in 2019.

She created CLIMBING MOUNTAIN RECORDS so that she could release her own music. Her debut release ‘BROKEN LOVE’ EP (2015) hit the UK Country iTunes chart reaching number 5. Several singles later and her followers and streams are steadily growing.

‘ON THE ROAD’ was picked up by popular Spotify curator playlist ‘VERY NEARLY NASHVILLE’ already achieving over 112,000 plays. BBC introducing has also championed 'ON THE ROAD' as one of the shows producers picks. She's also been nominated for a number of awards including best musician and best country artist.

Before the pandemic hit Donna was a musician and vocalist as part of 'Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes' for the hit theatre show 'A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE' playing across the UK in some of the most prestigious venues.

During lockdown Donna released several singles including a rip, roaring duet with Patrick Jordan and her own fresh take on ‘Del Amitri’s NOTHING EVER HAPPENS and is currently working on a new body of work including being part of 'The Songs & Stories Collective' with Sarah Yeo & Tennessee Twin.

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Danny McMahon is known for his authentic and honest lyrical content, combined with a charming, infectious blend of classic country and accessible pop sounds. Since the release of his debut single 'What It's Like' and accompanying EP 'Making Memories' in 2017, Danny has been inspired to create a unique sound that will be relatable to and welcomed by a range of audiences. Danny became the first UK artist to attend and perform at Springboard Festival, CA and as a result, was invited to write and record with 5-time Grammy nominated and 27-dove nominated songwriter and producer Billy Smiley.

Danny's journey has continued with the release of 'Momentarily' [EP - 2018) and 'Boys Cry Too' [EP - 2019] which reached #2 in the UK Country iTunes Album chart and includes the #1 UK Country single 'When I See You'. Danny has been recognised with a plethora of awards and finished 2019 touring Sweden [Live at Heart], Italy [Voghera Country Festival], Nashville and the UK. Danny's latest single 'Lonely', described to 'capture the purity and sincerity surrounding the artists individual and charismatic vocal' reached #4 in the UK Country iTunes singles chart. The latest single has been featured on BBC Radio Wales A-list and has had regular play on Chris Country.

2020 saw Danny play in Berlin, Germany [Country Music Meeting], Harrisburg, PA [Millennium Music Conference]. He also later that year claimed the "Male Voclaist Of The Year" Award at the International Singer Songwriter Awards.

Danny's brand new single 'My Kinda City', co-written with Nashville's Tyler Bank reached #1 in the UK Country iTunes Chart and Top 100 in the all-genre charts. His latest single "Best Worst Habit" has already topped 70,000 streams on Spotify.

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Adam first picked up a guitar aged seven but until his early teens his interest was barely smouldering as a brief foray into classical guitar failed to provide the spark of inspiration he needed. Things began to change when at thirteen he started private tuition with Adrian John Loveridge, a veteran of the 1980’s Californian music scene who had just moved back to his hometown of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Guitar lessons suddenly got a lot cooler with tales of ‘life on the road’ in a far-off land, told in an American accent and Adrian’s gold record gleaming on the wall. The breakthrough came when Adam’s new mentor took him to see blues rock band The Hamsters at Lyme’s Marine Theatre. Adam left his first ever gig with Jimi Hendrix riffs ringing in his ears and by age fifteen he was gigging regularly on the local circuit recreating the music of his newfound guitar heroes. 

 

Since those early days of playing in numerous bands he has honed his craft and found his voice, and with well over 1,500 gigs under his belt is successfully carving out a solo career. 

His acclaimed debut album ‘Small Town Thinking’, recorded both in Devon and Nashville, was released at the start of 2014. The album steadily gathered praise with Adam’s “timeless” gift earning him rave reviews including a full 5-star rating and ‘Album of the Month’ award in Guitar Techniques Magazine

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Phoenix River Band's roots stretch back over 15 years comprising a large back catalogue of original and varied songs stretching over five albums. Playing fully electric or 'unplugged' sets and sometimes a mixture of the two, the band has performed with many classic artists including Wishbone Ash, 10cc, The Blockheads, Yardbirds, Focus and Walter Trout.

 Our most recent releases, the live album 'Under The All-Seeing Eye', the EP 'Lights' and the full length album 'Empty Road' are available in both physical (CD) and digital formats, either direct from us or from a variety of popular download sources.

The current band members are:

 Chris Melhuish      Guitar and Vocals

Andy Allpass          Keyboards and Backing Vocals

Dave Dunster        Drums and Backing Vocals

Jo Melhuish            Vocals and Backing Vocals

Shelley Dunster     Backing Vocals

Mike Pitt                 Bass

Syd Riley                 Guitars

 

PRB and via its earlier incarnation as 'AFGM' have had the pleasure of some fine musicians over the years. Take a peek at the gallery photos for some past faces.

 The  last AFGM album, ‘The River’, released in 2009, received ★★★★★ critical acclaim on  iTunes. “This is a wonderful album with tracks as varied as ‘The River’ with a passing nod to Pink Floyd, to ‘Picture’ with a hint of country rock. A joy.” A number of songs have made it through to the PBB set all be it with some 'updating' by the current line-up.

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Bob Fitzgerald is a modern Country Music singer-songwriter based in South Wales, UK. Awards include U.K.C.M.A Male Country Singer of the Year 2021.

Bob’s own blend of classic country fused with a rock & pop edge guarantees big hooks, big riffs and even bigger choruses. From good-time drinking songs to songs of love, loss, and tales of daring to chase the dream, Bob’s heartfelt, real world stories celebrate all aspects of the human condition.

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Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer and songwriter. His integration of pop and rock elements into the country genre has earned him popularity, particularly in the United States with success on the country music single and album charts, multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while also crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

Brooks is the only artist in music history to have released nine albums that achieved diamond status in the United States (surpassing the Beatles' former record of six); those albums are Garth Brooks (diamond), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind (14× platinum), The Chase (diamond), In Pieces (diamond), The Hits (diamond), Sevens (diamond), Double Live (21× platinum), and The Ultimate Hits (diamond).

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Kiefer Sutherland will be instantly recognisable to most as the award-winning star of the hit series 24, as well as the star of countless indellible big screen hits such as Flatliners, Young Guns, Stand By Me and The Lost Boys.

It was while starring as the perpetually imperiled Jack Bauer in Fox’s ground-breaking 24 that Sutherland made his first foray into the music business. Alongside friend Jude Cole (formerly of British power pop greats The Records), Sutherland founded the Ironworks label, soon to be home to Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith and US alt-rockers Lifehouse.

Bitten by the music bug, Sutherland followed in the very similar boot tracks of contemporaries Kevin Costner and Jeff Bridges and started making his own wholly American music with the Kiefer Sutherland Band. The outfit released their twangy debut Down In A Hole – produced by Cole – in 2016 and toured around small venues in the US.

His second album, Reckless & Me, came out in 2019 and found Sutherland refining his dusty, heartland sound with a well-honed set of broken-hearted ballads and countrified rockers.

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Genre-blending country music superstar

Tennessean Kane Brown has developed a knack for smashing country music’s boundaries. He first began attracting attention in 2013 when he auditioned for The X Factor USA, choosing to leave the show after being asked to join a boy band. He then took his career into his own hands and began uploading covers on Facebook, leading to his own song ‘Don’t Go City On Me’ going viral in 2014.

Brown released the single ‘One Mississippi’ in late 2021, followed by ‘Whiskey Sour’ and ‘Like I Love Country Music’ in 2022. His third full-length is set for later in 2022.

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Drake White grew up singing in his church’s youth choir in Alabama before becoming one of Country music’s most spirited innovators, earning four Top 40 hits and traveling the country on multiple nationwide tours. His 2013 debut single “Simple Life” introduced his brand of Country Soul, which he cemented with 2016 debut album SPARK followed by the EPs ‘Pieces’ and ‘Stars.’ In August 2019, he collapsed on stage due to a hemorrhagic stroke, and doctors told him he might never perform again. After undergoing a series of operations to repair his Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and months of physiotherapy, White has proved them wrong, returning to the road to spread his incredible positivity to his fans. He’s currently on tour with Whiskey Myers and will return to his headline THE OPTIMYSTIC TOUR in Spring 2022. He just released his new album, THE OPTIMYSTIC, an inspiring glimpse into the journey he has taken over the past few years. White has received accolades including Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need to Know, The Grammy’s Artist of Tomorrow and the British CMA Awards’ International Song of the Year and has shared the bill with Country music superstars like Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band.

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Christopher Alan "Chris" Young (born June 12, 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. After winning, he was signed to RCA Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album that year. It produced two chart singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me". A second album, The Man I Want to Be, was released September 1, 2009. It includes the singles "Voices", "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)", and "The Man I Want to Be"; all three have reached Number One on the country singles chart. To date Chris has scored four straight number one hits including most recently "Tomorrow" off his Neon album.

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