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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 14 December 2020
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Martin Paul Cuthew

Hi there,

My name is Martin Paul Cuthew, an independent solo artist based in South-East England, UK.

I recently released my debut single, Stand Tall, and would very much appreciate you listening to and considering it for airplay on BBS Radio.

Stand Tall is a life affirming pop-rock anthem for these challenging and uncertain times. Recorded, mixed and mastered during lockdown, I was motivated to release this song now as it resonates with the current global situation and provides a positive and hopeful message. Many people have been negatively impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and feedback from my listeners is that this is exactly the kind of upbeat song they want to be hearing right now.

'"With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." The line from the poem Desiderata encapsulates the philosophy of singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Martin Paul Cuthew. Cathartic and introspective meditations on love, hope and longing are set against a backdrop of bold colours and warm, rich tones ... a foundation of acoustic-rock vocal and guitar is enriched with lush synths and electronic rhythms to generate gutsy pop-rock songs.

Martin played keyboards from an early age before moving onto guitar in his teens. Early influences were Pink Floyd, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead alongside electronic acts Orbital and The Prodigy. However, it was British rock band Oasis that first really inspired him to write songs and take music more seriously. Since then, he has been writing and recording music, further influenced by Coldplay, Muse, M83 and Biffy Clyro.

Martin has performed all over South-East England - including The Cage Bar in Reigate, Kingston's Ram Jam Club and Scratchers (Three Lions) in Farncombe - but it is appearances at the international Greenbelt Festival and at legendary London venues, the Half Moon Putney and Dublin Castle in Camden, that really stand out.'

For further info and content, please check out my EPK, Website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

I hope the track is to your liking and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks and Regards

Martin