We are delighted to working with the winner of NBC’s The Voice season 17. We will be working on Jake’s promotional activity in the UK and Europe.


Whilst on The Voice he covered "La Bamba" before releasing the self-penned "I Would've Loved You" which he recorded with his coach from The Voice – Kelly Clarkson.

 

Jake’s powerful, passionate tenor voice will take you with him, wherever you chose to go, whether he is singing a love song - "Wherever Time Goes" which features his bride – Brittney (yes she can sing too!) or about a good night out with friends in "Night Left" Jake’s music will make you smile, sing along and dance!

 

*Fun fact – "Night Left" contains the lyric “Aight’ Bet” a phrase used by Jake’s nephew during a conversation they were having, Jake liked it so much, he put it in a song!*

 

Jake isn’t just a talented singer/songwriter he is quite the comedian too, check out his socials if you fancy a laugh (especially TikTok) – links below.

 

We are confident once you hear Jake’s music you’ll love him as much as we do and believe he will be a C2C star of the future!

Don’t let his larger-than-life presence fool you. Jake Hoot may stand 6’6”, but the Season 17 Champion of NBC’s The Voice is just as genuine and sweet natured as ever. The country crooner is gearing up to release a string of new singles with his producer and hit songwriter Danny Myrick at the helm. Proving to be a road warrior, Hoot is performing dates across the US every weekend including opening slots for Alabama, Darius Rucker, Jordan Davis, Big & Rich and Rodney Atkins. Currently amassing over 12 million streams, nearly 95K downloads and celebrating his 11th Grand Ole Opry performance, the future proves promising for this mega-talent with a heart of gold. Since the release of his smash duet with Kelly Clarkson “I Would’ve Loved You,” Hoot has appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show three times, TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and as a celebrity guest artist on The Voice. Hoot’s undeniable talent has led him to be profiled by CNN.com, People.com, USA Today, Taste Of Country, Billboard and Entertainment Tonight, to name a few.

 

Upon its 2021 release, Hoot’s debut EP Love Out Of Time reached No. 2 on both the iTunes All-Genre Albums and Country Albums chart while “I Would’ve Loved You” reached No. 3 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart. Hoot and Clarkson also unveiled a music video for the ‘majestic’ (Rolling Stone Country) “I Would’ve Loved You” duet which has accumulated more than 15 million views and is in broadcast rotation on CMT.

 

Following his record-breaking win on NBC’s The Voice, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart, debut single “Dangerous Thing,” special Father’s Day song, “Best Job I Ever Had,” heartwarming love song, “Nadine,” rowdy summer anthem “Night Left,” and most recently a duet with his wife, “Wherever Time Goes.” Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the Dominican Republic, Hoot released a cover of “La Bamba” from his debut EP which landed in the Top 10 on the iTunes Latin charts. Ringing in his favorite time of year, Hoot’s first original holiday track “When Christmas Has Come And Gone” featuring multi-platinum Canadian trio The Tenors, was released in late 2021.  

 

Much of Hoot’s sincere humility could be attributed to his unique and adventurous life growing up as the 2nd of 9 siblings to Missionary parents. Born in Texas, Hootled quite the gypsy childhood having lived in Oklahoma, Haiti, and an 11-year stint in the Dominican Republic where he first learned to play guitar. Fluent in Spanish, Hoot credits his diverse musical influence to his time on the island. The singer/songwriter relocated to Tennessee at 20-years-old where he began gigging and attended Tennessee Tech University as a walk-on football player.

www.jakehoot.com

With her unique sound and catchy hooks we are delighted welcome Taynee Lord and The Crookes to the Kiwi Bear family.


Among the clang of electric guitars Taynee Lord sits upon her vocal throne, producing a heady mix of anthemic hooks and commanding lyrics. Taynee claims to be “No queen bee” but prepare yourself for high octane country twang, walking bass and songs that tuck themselves into a bed of twisted pop. Taynee Lord & The Crookes give you music for sunsets and highways from Bristol to Nashville.


This latest release features a charismatic uptempo country instrumental that reflects the sassy undertone behind the lyrical aspect of this engaging musical piece. - Fierce and Fabulous Revolution (Bet On You)


Taynee has a nice tone to her voice and her catchy lyrics really help to tell this age old story in what feels like a more light hearted way. - Forever British Country (Just Like The Midnight)

The 5 piece band quickly took shape in Bristol in late 2018 recording their debut EP 'If Only' in January 2019 in Somerset, U.K. On release day the band’s single ‘Blue Jeans’ made its first radio debut on BBC Radio Bristol on the Steve Yabsley show March 14th 2019 and ever since they have been a rising force amidst the burgeoning British Country Music Scene with their transmitting connection to the roots of Americana. The band were nominated for British Country AirPlay Artiste of The Year 2019 and made their television performance debut on Sky TV Showcase in December 2019 playing live on the UK Americana Bar Show.   

  

In early 2020 the band recorded their new music at producer Gareth Young’s Cube Recording Studios in Turo, Cornwall. With their single ‘No God Of Mine’ charting at Number 1 in the iTunes U.K. country music Charts & soaring to over 30,000 streams on Spotify. Resulting in the band getting the honour to perform for Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis at The Pilton Stage.   

  

2021 saw the band release their singles ‘Bet on You’ & ‘I Don’t Want Flowers’, where the corresponding music videos were shown on Sky TV’s Fresh Country Music Show. In the same year Taynee Lord & The Crookes made their debut appearance at Buckle & Boots Country Music Festival in Manchester, U.K.  

 

Their new 2022 single ‘Love Moves like a Train’ has been featured on BBC Introducing in the South & in the West. With their music continued to be played and supported by many regional radio shows around the country & featured on Country Line Radio (formerly Chris Country Radio). The band has also captured the attention of many radio stations in the USA & around the world.  

 

Taynee Lord & The Crookes have an exciting future ahead with upcoming new music releases & festival appearances for 2022 including The Godney Gathering Festival.  

www.tayneelord.com

Representing the solo work of the Chester based English musician Lee Wylding, The Far North formed in late 2019, offering a vehicle for the singer/songwriter’s more retrospective acoustic work.

Lee was previously the vocalist and songwriter in the UK Americana band The Fireflys.

Lee’s ethos is “To go back to a traditional way of crafting songs, where every lyric is wrought out, every drum beat and guitar line is played from the heart, in turn making the songs meaningful and of value. I wanted to make an album which can be played in full at once, rather than just cherry picking the best songs and releasing 10 singles. This approach isn’t something at the forefront of popular music in 2022, basically I wanted this album to sit comfortably next to Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac, sonically”.

To realise this vision The Far North hired revered UK producer Nigel Stonier, who is famed for his work with such luminaries as Lindisfarne, Joan Baez, Robert Plant and Martha Wainwright. Recorded at Manchester’s Airtight Studios, the debut album “Songs For Gentle Souls” was released through Red Lantern Records in November 2020 and reached #1 on the Apple Music and Amazon charts. The Far North were additionally supported on this journey by The Analog Music Fund.



 

Steeped in influences from the 1960’s and 70’s, The Far North are actively contributing to the burgeoning UK Americana scene and have already enjoyed airplay from radio stations in the UK and globally, including BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins), Regional BBC and Independent Local Radio. Lee’s debut gig was at Old Trafford Stadium in March 2020 just before lockdown but has since supported The Sunbirds, Bang Bang Romeo, IST IST and Merry Hell.

Wolf Moon is the band that grew out of singer-songwriter duo Lethbridge Owen and is fast becoming known as one of the UK’s most respected up-and-coming original artists.


Founded by Kelly Lethbridge & Jimmy Owen, the gifted duo has toured the UK and have already caught the eye of some the industry’s most prestigious folk with Guitarist Magazine saying, “Jimmy Owen is an incredible guitarist, absolutely fabulous playing!” and the likes of renowned music agent and journalist Pete Feenstra citing “Wolf Moon are what the Rumours line up of Fleetwood Mac could have been had they not imploded.”

Wolf Moon invoke the untamed panoramas of the West Coast, shifting seamlessly from classic rock beats to sultry blues to acoustic ethereal folk and back again.

The songs were rewarded with glowing critical acclaim for its ambitious pan-genre patchwork of styles and sounds and striking ecelcticism, with frequent parallels drawn to Buckingham-Nicks. The band leads us through luminous sonic landscapes, through light and shade, with Jimmy's wild and expansive soloing style balanced perfectly by Kelly's silky expressive tone and impressive range. Wolf Moon invoke the untamed panoramas of the West Coast, shifting seamlessly from classic rock beats to sultry blues to acoustic ethereal folk and back again. There is always something new to find in Jimmy and Kelly’s restless harmonies and haunting, poetic lyrics, which will also take centre stage in their forthcoming second album, set for release in 2022. Guitar lovers will also be drawn to Jimmy’s obsession with tone, working with often rare vintage gear such as ‘70s echo plex and ‘60s Marshall plexi which together with the band’s rich vocal harmonies gives Wolf Moon its distinctive big panoramic sound. Beautifully summed up by John Dryland of Cargo Records, “Wolf Moon’s always immaculate vocals, subtle and mature songwriting combined with stellar performances all round and with Jimmy Owen’s fantastic tone and incredible guitar playing make this band a must-see. Wolf Moon really is one to watch out for.”


‘Re-Inspire’ is the debut single from the British duo which is from the recently released ‘Mind Over Matter Vol: 1’ and ‘All We Have is Hope’ is the debut single from ‘Mind Over Matter Vol: 2’, released 25th Feb. Both Ep's out now. 


Wolf Moon's favourite artists and biggest influences include Fleetwood Mac, Sting, John Mayer, Heart, Eric Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Ryan Adams, Big Wreck – and many more.

www.wolfmoonband.co.uk

Why-Not-Now are a Country Rock band based in North West England. The band is comprised of songwriters and musicians Steve Argyle, Paul Henley, Graham Done and Mark Hoxley.

With the success of their last two singles ‘Rise’ and ‘Bound To Collide’ which reached the Top 10 in the itunes country chart, the band are making a surge in the country scene for 2022 and are soon to be hitting the road on tour.

New music is due out in Spring, with a new album due in the Autumn.

Jessica Ridley has always known what she wanted in life. And she’s never been afraid to go out and get it. Growing up in a small town, Jessica has always had a soft spot for old fashioned manners and ethics. But don’t let that “older-than-her-years” mentality fool you. There’s a lot more to this girl than meets the eye!!

Being a mother to her four children is Jessica’s passion but being on stage is a close second. In addition, she is equally comfortable writing songs in pop and country genres and Jessica has already attained international status as a songwriter with an Asian market release in 2013.

A number of years ago, Jessica was given an opportunity to record her debut project and this was a dream come true for the Canadian starlet. Adopting the mantra of “only the very best”, Jess and her production team began work on crafting a very special record – one that transcends musical boundaries – touching down on the runways of pop, folk and bluegrass while taking off into the country marketplace. The album is saturated with the strongest set of songs seen on a debut album in some time. No surprise – given that the compositional contributors included the likes of Bill Champlin (former Chicago frontman), James Dean Hicks (Kenny Chesney, Jessica Simpson), Billy Simon (Mark Wills), Jeff Silvey (George Strait) and Bob Carlisle (Butterfly Kisses). The production values shine with a timeless essence, that truly makes repeated listenings a tireless joy. And it doesn’t stop there…

She has an impressive set of credentials that include winning an ABC reality show called “The Big Time” in 2012 – giving her the opportunity to open the 2nd night of the iHeartRadio Festival in front of 17,000 people at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the release of her debut project “Fit To Be Tied” to glowing reviews, singles that have charted around the world, and opening for Luke Bryan at the Berrien County Youth Fair. Add it all up and the stage is set for this Nashville based songstress to step out and up to the next level as she works on her sophomore project.

Her heroes include George Strait, Shania Twain and Sheryl Crow, and she grew up exercising her vocal pipes in a local church context before stepping out into the big time. The last few years have been a bittersweet combination of highs and lows that have left this expressive entertainer more focused than ever as she looks into the future.

At the end of the day, it’s always been about connecting with people for Jessica. Professionally and personally she successfully bridges the gap between friends and strangers – familiar fans and musical tire kickers alike – in her concert performances. No matter where her travels take her in the years to come, one thing is certain. She is, and always will remain, a genuine authentic individual, who believes that she can actually brighten someone else’s day with something as simple as a smile and a song.

Make no mistake about it – this girl is ready to roll into your town and leave a permanent mark on your heart! Ready or not – here she comes!!


www.jessicaridley.com

SWEET & SPICY COCKTAIL OF MUSIC


The Jess Zimmerman Band is a Country Rock Band formed in 2015 and based in southeastern PA. Jess's love for country music combined with rock influences of band members, Joe Barszowski, John Knobler and Joe Mattis creates a band and music with a force of it’s own. With influences from musicians/artists like Halestorm, Underwood, Van Halen, Benatar, and McBride, The Jess Zimmerman Band is a sweet cocktail of country and rock music that is rising in the live music scene today! 


The band haswritten and recorded three records at OmniSound Studios, Nashville with more to come! Their first, self titled EP, The Jess Zimmerman Bandwasrecorded in 2016, with hit tracks “No Different” and “No Easy Way”.Red - The Jess Zimmerman Band, wasthesecond “hot off the press” EP the band produced/released in 2018 andnow in 2021 their newest full length album entitled "Breathe".ALL AVAILABLE to download, save and stream where ever you listen to music!

You can find this rocking country blend of original music from The Jess Zimmerman Band on Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, iTunes and Apple Music or just ask Alexa to play The Jess Zimmerman Band.

 

Jess Zimmerman was nominated and won the 2019 “Best Female Vocalist” in the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame Awards. Kicking off 2020, Jess was once again nominated for “Best Female Vocalist” as well as the JZ Band for “Best Country Band”. 

 

The Jess Zimmerman Band won the 1st Citadel Palooza Rising Star Contest and has been playing the Citadel Country Spirit USA Festival every year. The band has opened shows and shared the stage with a non-stop list of monumental artists such as Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Toby Keith and Trace Atkins to name a few. 

 

 The JZ Band also works with BOB 94.9 FM iHeart Country Radio and has kicked off shows for Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, High Valley, and Drew Baldridge. The band tours nationally and has performed at multiple NASCAR Tracks for race fans while also honoring veterans and first responders along the way. Recent stops have been Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Watkin-Glen, Bristol Motor Speedway and many other festivals and events. 

 

Jess and the band has worked at helping to keep LIVE Country Music Alive with WITF, PBS Kids and The American Music Theatre. The band performed and showcased in presenting, “Country Music” a Film by Ken Burns hosted at the American Music Theatre in 2019. 


www.jzband.org/

Andrew Jones is a singer/songwriter from the heart of the UK on the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire border.

Taking inspiration from a number of different genres has helped him write songs that people can relate to no matter what their relationship is with Country music. He draws on sights and sounds from 70’s and 80’s rock, Old School Southern Rock and newer Country Music to write meaningful songs that audiences respond to.

“For me, it doesn’t really matter what genre a song is, if you like it then you like it. I listen to all sorts of music really and that helps come up with different ideas when writing.”

The songs he writes showcase the Country music scene in the UK and in some cases draw a parody against some of the subjects which the American writers create songs about. “Ain’t Quite a Truck” is a great example of this, basically stating you don’t need a truck to have a great time here on our Great British Isles.

“I’ve never been much of a slow song kind of guy, not to write anyway, but going out on my own has allowed me to write from the heart a bit more as the message is coming from me rather than a band. I hope my new music entertains our previous fans but also attracts some new followers.”

Andrew has been playing on the Country Music scene in the UK for over 10 years following a successful career with his former Country Rock band Journey Home (previously Acoustic Journey), who were nominated for a number of awards at the British Country Music Association Awards and UK Country Radio Awards.


www.andrewjonesmusic.uk