Posts Tagged ‘Jewels & Stone’

Charley says GUEST BLOG! Jess Russo from Daruso

July 30, 2010

Yesterday I told you about ‘Since You Been Gone‘, the great new single from Daruso which is out right now on iTunes.

For today I asked Jess Russo, lead singer of this Jewels & Stone project, to do a guest blog for Charley says POP!

Below, Jess tells you all about five music acts she loves and that inspire her!

1) Etta James/Ella Fitzgerald – 2 incredibly powerful singers with amazing stories to tell – I grew up listening and performing their music and so they have always been an inspiration. Etta’s song ‘At Last’ is one of my all time favourites.
2) Christina Aguilera – because who else can belt out classic songs with so much sass and attitude? Brilliant!
3) Alison Krauss – another artist I grew up listening to. Her ability to write such great songs and deliver them with so much emotion is inspiring. I listen to her album ‘Forget About It’ whenever I really need to chill out before a gig.
4) Newton Faulkner – simply because to date he is still the best musician I have ever seen live. He has such a natural voice and his whole performance seemed effortless – such a nice, down to earth guy too.
5) Paloma Faith – her album is the most played on my iPod at the moment! Such a unique voice with brilliantly written songs to match. The whole album is great but I think ‘Upside Down’ and ‘Stargazer’ are my favourite tracks.
Download ‘Since You Been Gone’: iTunes
See also: Charley says VIDEO! Daruso – Since You Been Gone
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Charley says VIDEO! Daruso – Since You Been Gone

July 29, 2010

You may have heard about this song before, but as it’s out right now I urge you to check it out again and get yourself a copy on iTunes!

“The new Cascada” would be a lazy comparison, but is correct in that Daruso consists of a singer in front of and producers behind the scenes.

The lovely Jess Russo provides the vocals, while Julian Gingell and Barry Stone are on production duties. You may know these two gentlemen as Jewels & Stone, the remix and production duo who brought us remixes of Stephanie McIntosh’s ‘Mistake‘ and ‘Watch This Space‘ from Britannia High.

Since You Been Gone‘ is a proper little dance gem, which I sincerely hope a lot of people will buy. Wouldn’t it be a waste not to get to hear what Daruso still has in store for us?

If you still find yourself in doubt, check out the Twilight Mix and let Jess’s voice do the convincing. Despite the Radio Edit being pretty damn perfect as is, the digital bundle also includes remixes from the likes Buzz Junkies.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Jess from Daruso’s exclusive guest blog on Charley says POP!