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  • DC Cardwell - songs from "Some Hope" Play all

    Songs from DC Cardwell's acclaimed album "Some Hope", available from www.dccardwell.com and also on iTunes, Amazon etc.

    "Respected 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 Finn - 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 recently sealed his credentials by taking out BOTH top prizes in the national Australian Catapult Song Contest."

    "DC Cardwell creates a heart felt 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 ("The Quiet Ages") are like magical combinations of both Paul Simon and McCartney."
    Aaron Kupferberg, Powerpopaholic Review of Some Hope

    "From down under, DC Cardwell helps to prove my theory that the closer you get to Antarctica, the happier your songs sound. Okay, maybe that is a bit out there, but everyone from Crowded House to Emily Maguire to Midnight Oil, seems to have a knack for sweet melodies; and DC is no exception. DC's style is very American Folk, but the melodies and some nice arrangements give it a little something extra."
    Bruce Greenberg "The Promise Live" , Review of Some Hope

    "An album filled with publishable songs and potential television soundtracks perhaps for the likes of shows like 'Friends' or 'That 70's Show'."
    Donna Greene, Global Thunda Network (Australian music blog), Review of Some Hope

    "Melbourne's DC Cardwell is a singer-songwriter that should appeal to fans of Neil Finn and David Grahame, and he has the ability to excel on both the slower, acoustic numbers as well as the up-tempo pop gems. You'll only need to go a few tracks into Some Hope to realize this as the beautiful, gentle opener "I Am Still the Same" and the lovely, spare "Birthday Present" are followed by the catchy power pop of "Peace and Love". Aside from these three, there are plenty of instant classics to go around like the breezy "Way With Words", the harmonica and handclaps of "A Minute of Your Time", and the jangly "Tom is Everybody's Friend". 16 tracks in all here, so it's quality and quantity. Review of Some Hope"
    Absolute Powerpop Blog/Website

    "I recommend you have a listen to this album by DC Cardwell. He manages to do wry and pathos at once; imagine if Neil Young was gene spliced to George Harrison and the Beatles backed him up."
    Pete Farnan, member of Boom Crash Opera (Australian band)

    "He writes from the heart in the same way as Neil Young and applies similar poetic humour to Ray Davies. There ain't a bad song on this album... [It] is overflowing with damn good songs that Cardwell could publish and earn a good income from."
    Toxic Pete Brown

    Exceptionally fine songs, DC. Who knew that depression, bitter irony, loneliness and mistrust could be so much fun? I'm not saying that sarcastically. You dig deep with such gentle and humorous resignation it's impossible not to enjoy the bitter truths you unearth. I can't pick a favorite song. They're all my favorites."
    Christopher Morse, Songwriter

    "Now it's time for the world to discover his [DC's] exceptional songwriting/performing gifts."
    Paul Freeman Palo Alto Daily News (US) , Newspaper review

    "This guy is a blast, simple hooks with a powerpop touch that embeds humor catchy turnarounds and a sense of the 60′s with a bit of the 80′s. This is a fun guy you should check out."
    Loren Weisman, Blogger/Producer/Author

    "DC has a fantastic voice and beautiful approach"
    Michael Letho, Producer/Mixer of Underbelly etc, Audio Director 'Rockwiz'
    MMF Battle Of The Hits panel Feb 2011
    Songs from DC Cardwell's acclaimed album "Some Hope", available from www.dccardwell.bandcamp.com and also on iTunes, Amazon etc.

    "Respected 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 Finn - 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 recently sealed his credentials by taking out BOTH top prizes in the national Australian Catapult Song Contest."

    "DC Cardwell creates a heart felt 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
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  • DC Cardwell - covers Play all

    DC Cardwell covering other artists' songs.
    Includes songs by The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney & George Harrison songs), Crowded House, Neil Young, The Kinks, The BeeGees, Larry Norman, Sam Phillips and plenty more to come!
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  • Marjorie Cardwell's songs Play all

    Brilliant original songs by a person very close to me, Marjorie Cardwell!

    SHORT BIO:

    Prompted by the diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2012, Irish born, Melbourne based artist Marjorie Cardwell created 'In Another World', an album which showcases her unique songwriting and singing talents. Kiwi legend, Don McGlashan, (Mutton Birds, Front Lawn) and award-winning singer/songwriter, DC Cardwell are featured on this eclectic collection of her own songs. The collection has a retro vibe, with Marjorie's songs ranging from 60s R&B to Beatlesque jangle-pop to exquisite ballads, all displaying her distinctively soulful and acclaimed vocals.

    During her recovery (happily, the tumour was benign), Marjorie worked with DC to produce the eleven songs on 'In Another World', drawing on friends and family to supplement their own musical skills. These included their good friend, drummer Chris Haylock, who sadly passed away from cancer before the album's release.

    The songs have been described as having a 60s and 70s feel, but because of Marjorie's unique, clear vocals, never fall into the category of 'pastiche'. They are reflections on her sudden illness (Hole in My Head), relationships of all kinds and stages (In My Eyes, Not On Your Own) and on personal and even global conflict (I Want Joy, All Over The World) - all done with a lightness of touch and deftness of wordplay that avoids navel-gazing or self-indulgence. This album is, at its core, entertaining.

    One song, 'Dans Un Autre Monde' was written and performed in French. Another, 'Birthday Present', is the only non-original song on the album, being a cover of a DC Cardwell track from his celebrated album 'Some Hope'.
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    Marjorie's music has always been influenced by the risk taking approach of The Beatles, and other influences include: Crowded House/Neil Finn, Sam Phillips, The Kinks, The Mutton Birds, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Rockpile, Ella Fitzgerald, Jacques Prévert, Arthur Rimbaud, William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, The New Pornographers, The Strokes, Jonathan Richman, Harpo Marx.
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    "The voice of an angel" - Todd Fancey.
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  • Birthday Songs! Play all

    All two of them!
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