Tracy Cupitt… Look To Your Ways Press Release… 3.4.15.

3.4.15. Poi Records release of Tracy Cupitt's debut single Look To Your Ways... PR002s Tracy Cupitt... Look To Your Ways... This is the debut single by singer songwriter Tracy Cuppitt from Glossop in Derbyshire, England. It's a cover version of a tune written by Pete Cheetham, multi-instrumentalist composer, from whose progressive classical rock composition it derives. I first heard Tracy sing a Gillian Welch tune on YouTube sometime last year. I played that tune continuously all thru the night and over the next couple of days. I was enchanted by the soft tones and colours in her voice. I met Tracy and asked her if she'd do me the great honour of recording in the Poi Spayce Ark studio. I identified with this song because of its soulful and loving sentiments and asked Tracy to come up with an arrangement that would make this song her own. She went away for a couple of months, tweaked it a little, changed the tempo and shifted the feel of the song. We recorded this in the Autumn of 2014. Simple set up. Three microphones, a guitar and Tracy singing and playing. I was sitting there with tears rolling down my face. Tracy touched me with her voice as her delivery was simple, straight up, genuine and honest. This version is the second take. I generally go with the first take of any tune I record because therein lies the magic, the Eternal Moment. So I'll revisit the first take for our future album cut. And here it is... 'Look To Your Ways' performed by Tracy Cupitt... Enjoy. Geo, March 2015.tc ltyw front tc ltyw back   Tracy Cupitt Biography I am an artist and singer songwriter based in Glossop, Derbyshire – Living amongst the natural beauty of the Peak District landscape, in the north west of England. I’d enrolled on a course in Wales because I wanted to be surrounded by nature. I began playing guitar in college, I was meant to be studying art but I think I spent more time walking in the welsh woods, teaching myself to play and discovering that I really love to sing. Someone in my art class lent me a tape of Nick Drake, and as I listened to the opening bars of Pink Moon I almost cried, I’d found something wonderful. That was many years ago now and I still find myself drawn to what I call ‘music with space’, space to relax, to breathe, to savour. In my artwork I am constantly seeking inspiration for my work; from the views around Glossop, the little town where I live, to travelling to far away places. I love the intricate shapes of leaves and plants, the vibrant colour of flowers, the delicacy of wildflowers, earl grey tea, cats, books, yoga and cheese! I was lucky enough to spend a year in Japan teaching English in 2008 and I continue to draw inspiration from my time there, you will often find cherry blossom in my artwork as I love it so much!   .........   HybridVigor... Stop Man! Press Release... 3-3-15 3•3•15• Poi Records launches with the release of it's first single... Stop Man! by HybridVigor featuring Basil Clarke on vocals... This upbeat groove will get your head nodding and your feet tapping. Bouncing bassline, hot horns and a positive talking blues vocal. "It's gotsta go!" Carl Adesile... Composer/arranger/producer, keys, breaks and beats. With over 30 years experience in music working with a host of gifted musicians over the years. Mixing and mastering for Poi Records and managing Poi Legacy. Geo... Composer/arranger, electric bass, guitars and tweaks. 25 years creating music and now composing and producing for Poi Records. Poi Paint & Print and Poi Words manager. Artistic Director of the organisation. Carl and Geo have been collaborating on tunes since 1990 and have built a strong foundation and mutual understanding when creating tunes from the ground bass up. Stop Man! (Featuring vocals from Basil Clarke) front man of seminal Manchester band Yargo, who's tune The Other Side of Midnight was used as the title track on Tony Wilson's music programme on Granada TV.hybridVigor... Stop Man!   HV SM instru mix

Whyrl… Elementz of Poi…

Elementz of Poi... PR000s "Modulating between the keys of B and A flat, keys of B and A flat... And resolving itself in E!" Louis Balfour, Jazz Club host... A piano being pushed out of a window, a cacophony of sounds clashing and then into a smoother groove... A bumble bee floating on the winds of change... A 3-note double bass and squashed beats... Elementz of Poi was recorded in Lower Broughton round the turn of the Millennium by Carl, Cassian and myself... We had serious fun creating it...   The art isn't what we produce... The painting, music, film or words created are simply an echo of life, capturing this, The Eternal Moment in which we exist. The real art IS that moment that we share together. The real art is you and me... This ain't a release, a top ten single or a one hit wonder... It's a statement, it's a view into the world of our creativity... I used to send this tune to A&R folks at record labels and mostly got ignored, occasionally I'd get a reply saying "It's not our kinda thing..." Or "It'd be difficult to 'monetise' this..." Ok-ok, I get it and maybe running a label now I can see the reasoning behind those points... But that's my point, we just make tunes and get them out there... Free to be what they are, little moments of time that we experience... I started Poi because I wanted to be in a position to release tunes that I and others have composed, tunes that wouldn't see the light of day otherwise... So, there's no fanfare here, no big launch... You'll get to hear a tune we made recently that is, let's say, 'easier on the ear'... The Purpose Of Instinct is survival... Expressing ourselves through creativity helps us to survive and enables us to share and live in and through the Eternal Moment... Geo, Manchester February 2015...Elementz of Poi

Press Release 001… 3•3•15•

Our primary objective is to make and deliver the best music and art that we love and are creating new and inspiring ways of running a Record Label based upon our shared philosophies. POI is an organisation that has no owners. We will generate income and secure funding to cover our operating costs. We have chosen a not-for-profit organisational structure that encapsulates the fundamental Poi philosophy. We are fair with our valued artists who will receive the majority of the profits for the work they create. We're already on this mission creating together, working with artist's of all genre's to do what they do best; make music and art and reach a wider audience. The real art IS that moment that we share together. The real art is you and me. We will release at least 2 singles per month and 9 albums in the first year on magickal and auspicious times and dates. We are people with real human experience that is shared. We are the change that we want to see, through Love and Light. ••••••••• Poi Foundations Poi Records is a sound recording, multi media and live performance community. Based in Manchester, England and delivering music and arts right around the world... Poi branches off into Poi Paint & Print offering T-shirts, limited artwork prints and digital content. Poi Words, publishing poetry, books and producing spoken word podcasts. Poi live, touring label artists and DJ's. Poi Broadcast, incorporating radio, video and short features and documentaries. And Poi People. A counselling and pastoral service, a unique aspect of our organisation. Over the coming months we will be launching the various satellites of Poi. ••••••••• First Release On The 3•3•15• Poi Records will launch with the release of it's first single... Stop Man! by HybridVigor featuring Basil Clarke on vocals... This upbeat groove will get your head nodding and your feet tapping. Bouncing bassline, hot horns and a positive talking blues vocal. "It's gotsta go!" Carl Adesile... Composer/arranger/producer, keys, breaks and beats. With over 30 years experience in music working with a host of gifted musicians over the years. Mixing and mastering for Poi Records and managing Poi Legacy. Geo... Composer/arranger, electric bass, guitars and tweaks. 25 years creating music and now composing and producing for Poi Records. Poi Paint & Print and Poi Words manager. Artistic Director of the organisation. Carl and Geo have been collaborating on tunes since 1990 and have built a strong foundation and mutual understanding when creating tunes from the ground bass up. Stop Man! (Featuring Basil Clarke) front man of seminal Manchester band Yargo, who's tune The Other Side of Midnight was used as the title track on Tony Wilson's music programme on Granada TV. ••••••••• Poi Mission Statement and Philosophy The Poi People have been working in music for decades and have founded the Poi Community as creative, talented specialists who have come together to create great arts, collaborating with amazing and gifted artists. Every person that we have on board has come along through mutual respect and friendship, they have expertise in all areas of the arts and will be working with people all around the world. Mindfulness, kindness, honesty, support and creativity are fundamental foundations at Poi. The art isn't what we produce... The painting, music, film or words created are simply an echo of life, capturing this, The Eternal Moment in which we exist. The real art IS that moment that we share together. The real art is you and me...   Poi is enabling people to make a real and significant difference in their lives through using arts to create and express themselves. We are the change that we want to see, through Love & Light. ••••••••• Poi People   Carl Adesile... Producer, Mixdown & Mastering, Post Production, Poi Legacy Manager... Sean Adrian... Musician, artist, Poi Broadcast Manager... Geo... Producer/Arranger, Artistic Director... Poi Paint & Print, Poi Words Manager... ••••••••• Poi Social Media Web Links poirecords.com ••••••••• https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxADPyIY0gIAi-SSW9AV6jg ••••••••• https://twitter.com/PoiRecords?lang=en-gb ••••••••• https://www.facebook.com/groups/251469425055213/?fref=ts ••••••••• https://soundcloud.com/poi-records-1 ••••••••• https://www.facebook.com/poirecordsdemo •••••••••