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SOME LESS WELL-KNOWN MYSPACE ARTISTS THAT I LIKE:
Again, this list could be a mile long. I've been really enthralled by a lot of beautiful music on myspace over the last year or so. I'll try to keep adding to (or amending) this list, but it's like "top friends", it's impossible to truly represent my feelings! Tell you what, though - these artists are all well worth listening to so why don't you click on a few and tell them I sent you!
Don McGlashan (Former leader of the wonderful Mutton Birds and certified National Treasure in New Zealand - unquestionably a genius, and one of the best singers you'll ever hear)
The Desert Downtown and Marshmallow (One of the secret weapons of The Mutton Birds was their bass player/occasional songwriter and singer, Alan Gregg, and these are two of his projects, both achingly tuneful in nature)
Maxi Dunn (One of the few women on the Jellyfish Tribute album. She's just so good. I don't know what it is about her songs - I can't analyse why I like them so much. On the surface they sound a little 80s-ish for my taste, but I just want to play them over and over again, so she's doing something that moves me!)
Martin Okasili (He's from my hometown of Portadown, Northern Ireland, but I never met him. I read a rave review of him in Mojo once and eventually found him here on myspace, and, would you believe it, it turns out he is brilliant!)
The Electrolites (Don't miss them)
Darren Sheppard (Clever guy from England who still knows how to write and play songs like the British bands of the 60s - many try but few succeed)
The Taters (Actually, this band from Virginia do a pretty good job at capturing that 60s sound, too! And I've heard first hand that they're one of the greatest live acts on the planet!)
Steve Singh (Like the Beatles, but not like The Beatles. You know what I mean, even the Beatles were "like the Beatles, but not like the Beatles", in that they never did what anyone expected)
Linda Draper (I love this music deeply)
Tender Slider (Brilliant music from my good friend Achim Degen in Germany)
The Aloha Mountain Groove Band (The name says it all! Features Renn Tiki)
Mike Dees (Rootsy pop songs from Memphis)
Crab Bubbles (Infinitely enjoyable pure pop from Japan)
Peter Farnan (This guy from Melbourne is a treasure - spends a lot of time working in various projects but is working towards a solo album which I'm looking forward to)
Jane Bayley (Partner of Mr. Farnan and equally wonderful - check out her Blossom Dearie-esque "Lovely Wife")
Darren Keith (Amazing range and depth of material)
Jenny Queen (Americana, but don't let that put you off!)
Teri LaBrecque (Writes and records all her stuff at home by herself, just like myself, but she's a better singer and plays a more interesting range of instruments!)
Honest John (Sydney band - just got their new EP and it's as good as anything new I've heard this year!)
Marty Williams (Marty is kind of a perfect singer and a great supporter of local music round here on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, and he's also in this band with his brother...)
Cousin Leonard (You'll never see a happier crowd than those at their regular Sunday afternoon gigs at the Heritage in Balnarring!)
President Roots (Another excellent band from here on the Mornington Peninsula - their leader, Simon has a new song about Professor Longhair that I heard him play recently, and it's an instant classic.)
David Rice (Folksy yet Beatle-tinged and eclectic Swedish artist.)
themillionstars (I've just discovered this duo, Rose and Malcolm Moore and I fell in love instantly. They make tough music.)
Father Bloopy (Quite a few people have likened me to Ray Davies and the Kinks, but this band's singer deserves the comparison. Even better, the band have brilliantly strong songs and sound.)
Hugh Hamilton (Never mind his beautifully accomplished guitar playing and crafty songwriting, check out that wonderful Claptonesque voice of his!)
Ernie Dufour (This guy's singing really affects me - you know how singers used to be back in the good old days of the 60s and 70s?)
Richard Cummins (Richard lives very near where I used to live in Canada, but we never met each other back then. He's very accomplished and makes beautifully Beatlesque music in an effortless manner.)
Marjie Cardwell (Marjie is my wife and after a break of some years she has been doing some new recordings with me - on this page she has posted some covers that we have done live in our home studio, with Marjie and me on guitars, Samuel on bass and Chris Haylock on drums.)
The Good China (This band's from here in Melbourne, where there's a lot of good music made, but not much of it sounds like this. There are, like, nine people in it and they are a little like a slightly mellower New Pornographers. Nice visual style too!)
We All Want To (This band's also from Australia - and, like the band above, they also sound like a more human New Pornographers. This is my kinda thing!)
Victor Stranges (Victor is a Melbourne artist with a huge talent for songwriting and a big, expressive voice. If you like classic Elvis Costello you'll definitely like his songs and his sound. Check out his myspace and say hi - he's a nice guy too!)
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WHO IS DC CARDWELL?DC CARDWELL is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland, now based in Melbourne, Australia. He released his first album, "Some Hope" in 2010 and shortly afterwards was invited to Los Angeles by noted film/TV composer and producer Jaymee Carpenter (The Fighter, That 70's Show) to record some of his songs for an upcoming movie produced and directed by two of the top names in Hollywood. His song "I Am Still The Same" won two prizes at the 2011 Catapult Song Contest - the Judges' Award and the Overall Prize!
“DC Cardwell creates a heartfelt acoustic gem here, full of wonderful melodic hooks and a Ray Davies styled vocal. The gentle minor chords and harmonies that open “I Am Still The Same” are both brilliant and poignant. “Birthday Present” is another example of solid composition and a revelatory Harrison styled guitar break. Some of the mid-tempo ballads are like magical combinations of both Paul Simon and McCartney. ” - Aaron Kupferberg
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WHO PLAYS WHAT?
I do almost everything on my album Some Hope - guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, tambourines, shakers, handclaps, ukuleles, all vocals, all writing, recording and mastering. Occasionally I'm helped out by Samuel Cardwell on drums. The following people often play with me both live and in recordings: Marjorie Cardwell (my wife) - Guitar, vocals, ukulele, percussion. Samuel Cardwell (my son) - Bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals. Joel Cardwell (my son) - Bass, guitar. Victor Stranges - Guitar, vocals
However, you can see me play with other people on many of my video clips here, on Facebook and on YouTube
SOME MUSICIANS THAT I LOVE AND THAT HAVE INFLUENCED ME IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER:
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The Beatles, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Martin,
T Bone Burnett,
The Alpha Band,
The Clark Sisters,
The Staple Singers,
The Mutton Birds,
Elvis Presley and his brilliant collaborators,
Wild Man Fischer,
Toots & The Maytals,
The Beach Boys,
Buddy & Julie Miller,
Loudon Wainwright III,
Ace Of Base,
Billie Holiday & Lester Young,
Kate & Anna McGarrigle,
The Rolling Stones,
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy,
The Beach Boys,
The Modern Jazz Quartet,
The Everly Brothers,
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers,
Frank Black and, of course,
his Fabulous Pixies,
The Mills Brothers,
Booker T & The MGs,
Marc Bolan and T Rex,
The Dixie Hummingbirds,
Let's face it, there are too many great artists, writers and producers to list but I especially like to listen to a lot of soul music including music from the Stax and Atlantic labels, Motown, 70s soul, doo-wop, be-bop, early rock and roll, ska, reggae and New Orleans R&B. Listen to my favourite radio program, Mohair Slim 's "Blue Juice" on Melbourne's PBS 106.7 FM (www.pbsfm.org.au) and you'll get a pretty good idea!
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WHAT DO I READ?
Well, some of you are probably looking at my bookcase in the video and thinking, what a pretentious git, I bet he hasn't read half of them. And you'd be right! But I do read a fair bit, and here is some stuff that as influenced me greatly over the years:
The Beano, The Dandy, Mojo Magazine, 4-4-2 Magazine, any Chesterton (but a good place to start is "The Bodley Head G.K. Chesterton"), Isaac Asimov, Charles Dickens, Ogden Nash, "The Beatles Recording Sessions", "The Expert Encyclopedia Of Recording by Rick Clark", "How To Lie With Statistics", P.G. Wodehouse, Log Tables, C.S. Lewis' fiction and non-fiction, "One, Two Three, Infinity" by George Gamow, Delia Smith's "Complete Cookery Course" (the old one), Russian Literature (in English) especially Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, "Written In My Soul: Conversations With Rock's Great Songwriters" by Bill Flanagan, "Theory & Practice Of Histological Techniques"... and then there's that old classic, The Bible
AND HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE GROOVY RADIO SHOWS THAT PLAY MY MUSIC!
"Snap, Crackle, Pop!" on KWVA, Oregon
"Pop Garden Radio" on WMEL, Florida
"Goffus Rock Experience" on WEBR, Pennsylvania
"Hidden Treasures Of Rock'n'Roll" on UIC Radio, Chicago
"Downunda Thunda Radio"
THESE ARE PEOPLE I'D LIKE TO SOUND LIKE. BUT I DON'T:Neil Young, The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Kinks, Al Green, Crowded House, Neil Finn, T-Bone Burnett, Sam Phillips, Iron And Wine, Dave Dobbyn, Alpha Band, Richard Thompson, Kelley Stoltz, Edwyn Collins, The Mutton Birds, The Rolling Stones The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, Jonathan Richman, Abba, David Bowie, Elliott Smith, Nick Lowe, Johnny Cash, Ron Sexsmith, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, World Party, Glenn Tilbrook, Sonic Youth..
Record Label:Madcar Records
- Jan 21, 2011 9:14 AM New DC Cardwell album "Some Hope" now available! Also movie news...
- Apr 14, 2010 1:45 PM My new video: Birthday Present (song by DC Cardwell)
- Apr 7, 2010 1:48 PM New song up - "Birthday Present"
- Dec 21, 2009 12:01 PM FACEBOOK is where it's at... or where I'm at, anyway!
- Sep 30, 2009 1:05 PM Check out my video: I Am Still The Same (by DC Cardwell)
Genre: Classic Rock / Indie / Powerpop
Location ex N. Ireland and Canada - now Melbourne, Au
Profile Views: 159562
Last Login: 5/3/2013
Member Since 12/12/2005
Record Label Madcar Records
Type of Label Indie
BioRespected by both fans and peers across the globe and often referred to as a blend of music icons such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Ron Sexsmith, Neil Young & Neil Finn – Melbourne late bloomer DC Cardwell has only just begun his foray into the world of music. A "triple threat" singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (not to mention producer!) he sealed his credentials by taking out TWO of the top prizes at the Australian Catapult Song Contest in 2011. DC's distinctive and affecting voice is perfect for his songs which take an honest and often wry look at life, peppered with positivity and redemptive possibility. Combine that with his maddeningly catchy hooks, pop-smart arrangements and melodic lead guitar breaks and you have Beatlesque songs that you will want to hear again and again. Some Hope DC's self-produced debut album"Some Hope" was released in 2010, licensed to US label Gladyce Records, and met with glowing reviews internationally. Of the record, Aaron Kupferberg from Aaron Kupferberg wrote, "DC Cardwell creates a heartfelt acoustic gem here, full of wonderful melodic hooks and a Ray Davies styled vocal. The gentle minor chords and harmonies that open "I Am Still The Same" are both brilliant and poignant. "Birthday Present" is another example of solid composition and a revelatory Harrison styled guitar break. Some of the mid-tempo ballads are like magical combinations of both Paul Simon and McCartney. " The success of the album also paved the way for other opportunities abroad. DC flew to LA in 2010 to perform 5 special recordings at the invitation of noted Music Supervisor Jaymee Carpenter (The Fighter, Crime After Crime) for an upcoming US documentary directed by two of the top names in Hollywood. Northern Ireland Growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles shaped DC's formative years. In 1988 he emigrated to Vancouver with his wife, gifted singer-songwriter Marjorie Cardwell, and their first-born son where they lived until moving to Australia in the late 90's with their second son. While DC had played guitar for Marjorie for many years, soon after arriving in Australia she retired temporarily from music to pursue university studies. So it wasn't until 2003 as his two boys were growing up and beginning to create their own relationship with music that DC began to sing and write his own songs. Catapult Song Contest "I Am Still The Same" (from DC's debut album) was selected from over 3000 original song entries Australia wide to win both the Overall Prize and the Judges' Favourite award in the prestigious Catapult Song Contest 2011. It's an emotionally affecting piece with a fascinating back-story, and has a startling video which was an official selection of the 2012 SoCal Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA. You can see it here on the "VIDEOS" tab. This remarkable film has garnered much attention and been selected for use by a major charity and also by the Campfire film foundation providing thoughtful short films for schools and universities. Of the song, Australia's esteemed Music Director John Foreman, Music Director – Australian Idol, Carols By Candlelight, Young Talent Time (Catapult Song Contest 2011 Judge Comments) noted that it has:"fantastic evocative vocal tone and great lyrics. Together with the clip it's a very moving song." Music Styles DC's delicately crafted melodies, coupled with a blend of poignant and witty lyrics, conjure subtle reminders of 60s and 70s rock fused with DC's own infectious hooks and heart-warming style. DC has always had an eclectic taste in music, with The Beatles as his 'gold-standard', but he also credits classic influences such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, The Kinks & The Band and has a deep love for a wide range of genres including soul, early R&B, early jazz, bebop, reggae, country, folk, indie, punk… In fact he draws from so many wells that likes to use a term coined by one of his favourite artists, cult female singer-songwriter Sam Phillips, to describe his own music: OMNIPOP! With a lifetime of experience to sing about, DC Cardwell has no intention of slowing down. He's only just getting started.
MembersAlmost all of the instruments on "Some Hope" are played by me, but the following people often play with me both live and in recordings: Marjorie Cardwell (my wife) - Guitar, vocals, ukulele, percussion. Samuel Cardwell - Bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals Joel Cardwell - Bass, guitar Victor Stranges - Guitar, vocals
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