Update #2 Rap Credentials

I started to listen to hip hop records when I was 15. My friend Jason lent me a tape of Wu-Tang Clan’s 36 Chambers. I used to buy the HHC (Hip Hop Connection) magazine, it centred around the British Hip Hop scene. I had a drum machine I got on my birthday, and me and my bro started our own rap recorded on the four track mixer my brother owned. I remember the folder I kept. My brother later bought a QY20 sequencer. On that machine, you could take the beats on there to a studio and make a full hip hop track out of it.

Wu-Tang Clan were advertised in Newham Recorder, it was billed as the whole nine members, at the Ilford Island. Me and Jason turned up, the venue was filled with weed smoke. Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Prodigal Son turned up rapping off the DAT. ODB was swigging on a wine bottle.

At college I met DJ Excalibuh at the E block. He invited me on a track with a whole load of other emcees and characters. He came up with my rap name back then, ‘Guardian’. He invited me to the Stratford Theatre variety night , where I performed my track ‘The Elixir’. It was recorded on video by my folks., Backstage I met one of the line-up, Mr Hectic, who was passing out his contact details. I rang him up and went to see him in White City.

I went to see him every week, he was working on his Discovery EP, and I was working for his label Dig-A-Ble Records. I gave him a copy of the EP I had recorded at an engineer called Adrian Wyatt studio in his flat in WEst Hampsted. It was a mixture of samples from all over the place. I got inspiration from vinyl, on a record player my friend Vernon James sold to me for £15. I performed with Mr Hectic in Camden and did a collaboration on some songs we went to The Dairy to record.

I worked on an EP, and it wasmet with a response from a talent scout called Thembi, of Big Dada records, who expressed her response in the material. She put me in a studio awith her brother, an engineer, in Ham Park road, forest gate. I put together a second EP, and a few other tracks.

Tracks

1. The Roots
2. The Elixir
3. Lines from The Border
4. Hell
5. Tune IN, Tune Out
6. Someday
7. Thrill of the CHase
8. Agnieska
9. A Good Time
10. Old Days
11. Four Walls
12. Know This Name
13. World Is My Family
14. Dafa Hao

I met Ubik Heredia through Myspace my song Dafa Hao made it onto his mixtape called Red Sulphur.

Eaghams Update #1

Indie Background

I wrote my first song at 13 years of age. I bought my first guitar when I was 15.I went to college at NewVIC and hung out at the E block music department and collaborated with some musicians. We performed at the college and some secondary schools.

My brother (the folk artist Art Block) bought the NME back then it showcased a lot of emerging indie artists on independent labels. We shared the same CD collection, merging his and mine together underneath the hi-fi we had in the lounge. We had a diverse range of music from PInk Floyd, Radiohead, Cornershop, Puressence and lots of others. There was a total of 100 CDs between us.

I went to see Suede video set for their song ‘Film Star’. I never really checked to see if I can be seen in the video. I went to see Embrace live, and I got their autographs. My friends were into a few bands. My friend Paul got me into one of The Smiths albums The Queen is Dead. Jason had a CD of U2 Zooroopa, that he got me into. We tried to form a band along with Ali, but we went out separate ways. Jason to Ireland. Me and Ali in England.

I performed at The College, performing one of my numbers with a celloist, It went downa treat. One midde-aged gentleman came up to me at comment on enjoying the piece.

My friend Rasheed was an aspiring singer, who got me in touch with an A&R, who invited me to an event showcase at The Garage, that my friend Andy came to see. At university, my friend Phil Walker introduced me to Joseph Arthur.I reeled in drunk into his room listening to Big City Secrets, it sounded so good. I later to see him play an acoustic set in Camden. I got one of the other guys to take a picture of me and Joseph Arthur and he autographed one of his albums Our Shadows Will Remain. I recorded Fall of The Tyrants at Rubycue studios in Hackney, not too far from where I live. Nick Hunt, engineering credits include Placebo. He engineered the tracks Fall of The Tyrants and Withdraw. My song about the persecution of the peaceful tai chi type group Falun Gong group who adhere to the tenants of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. Yet the CCP regime has killed over 3,600 of it’s adherents. The Clash wrote a song about the same issue, in their song ‘Love to the Falun Gong.’

My track Prospect Calendar, I sent to CD Baby Derek Sivers complimented us with the comment ‘Wonderful!’.

Tracks from The Lyric Play:

1. Prospect Calendar

2. Fall of The Tyrants

3. Withdraw

4. Parallelogram Telegram

5. Age of Love and Friendship

6. Road Less Travelled

7. Sage Fire

8. Silence

These tracks are the official demo tracks from The Eaghams forthcoming album The Lyric Play.

Prospect Calendar

Recorded at Old Hastings Studio

Fall of The Tyrants

Recorded at Rubycue Studios by Nick Hunt, engineer to Placebo and Busta Rhymes.

Withdraw

Recorded at Rubycue Studios, engineered by Nick Hunt.

Falun Gong practiced by a 100 million in China
Before the persecution
Began in July 1999
Thousands have been killed for a belief
To be true, to be kind, to endure
The CCP will not be
So withdraw and withdraw and withdraw

Falun Gong is Good
I am telling you now clearly
Let truth be understood
The fabricated lies on TV
Thousands have been killed for a belief
To be true, to be kind, to endure
The CCP will not be
So withdraw and withdraw and withdraw

The Eaghams Music Update April 2017

13/4/17

Promoting Withdraw

We sent out our song Withdraw from the CCP to some Falun Gong practitioners around the world. Falun Gong is a peaceful tai chi type practice that abides by the central tenants of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. Here's the different areas, they include Florida and Chicago.
 1. Montgomery, USA: Mark Cnudde, ddzhangcnudde@yahoo.com

2. Jacksonville, USA: Ien, Ien@masonandco

3. Little Rock, USA: Miss Fengjuan, Fengjuan@comcast.net

4. Los Angeles County, USA, Cerritos FIZYPOP@aol.com

5. Denver, USA: info@falun-co.org

6. Santa Barbara County, USA: sb_site2004@yahoo.com

7. Florida, Kent, kent@falundafa-florida.org

8. Florida, Fort Lauderdale, USA: jada.derry@gmail.com

9. Florida, Gainesville, USA: Wade wade@falundafa-florida.org

10. Florida, Jacksonville, Yibo, yibo@falundafa-florida.org

11. Florida, Melbourne, Gary, gpansey@netzero.net

12. Florida, Miami Beach, Kerrie, kujayhawks44@gmail.com

13. Florida, Naples, Gina, gfinnegan9@yahoo.com

14. Florida, Orlando, Downtown,Mark, mark@falundafa-florida.org

15. Florida, Orlando East, Robin, robin@falundafa-florida.org

16. Florida, Ormond Beach, Roz, roslynne@falundafa.org

17. Florida, Panama, Adam, adam@gotothebeach.net

18. Florida, Tallahasse, Louise, lian_xi@lycos.com

19. Florida, Tampa, Jeff, jeffyeh90@yahoo.com

20. Florida, West Palm Beach, James, jianhu@epochtimes.com

21. Florida, Winter Haven, Chris quietmind@quietspring.com

22. Florida, Boise, Mike, falundafaBoise@gmail.com

23. Chicago, William billchicago@gmail.com

24. Indiana, Anderson, Ying Hua, Yinghua74@comcast.net

25. Indiana, Carmel, zcui@indy.rr.com

We are looking to network more of our songs, Rymans the Stationers have got a good deal for business cards. We have a Meetup.com profile where we frequent some groups on there promoting our thing.

I was reading about The Eagles (yes, both got Eagles in our name...) how David Geffen spent a royal fortune on his artists, and went out his way to look after his artists. That's the kind of music boss I should like to have someday. He signed the rap artist GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, so he's clued up into urban music as well, which I think is great.

I was reading about McGee who set up Creation Records who famously signed Oasis who as everyone knows are inspired by The Beatles. I think Creation Records was humane and had a truthful ethic at the heart of what they do.

I was reading a book about The Beatles that Noel Gallagher rated, and the book charted over one hundred songs - it's obvious to see why they were geniuses really, that many songs reminds me of Tagore, the Bengali poet who even wrote thousands of Bangla songs! The interesting thing about those guys were they were not too technically proficient and wrote more intuitively. It was simple and large scale, their musical accomplishments.

The Beatles were into Hinduism, etc. going to India to find themselves. George Harrison one of The Beatles was immersed in those things - were looking to buy one of his more recent LPs. He went to Bangladesh, home of Tagore, and used Indian instruments that went down a treat with the British public.

I was listening to Jay-Z interview on a BBC radio podcast and how he set up shop. As you know, The Eaghams is urban London music, and urban encompasses the rap in America which is huge over there. There's some British-Asian artists such as myself, like Riz MC, who have blown up stateside, with his brand of hip hop and an actor of some repute. Kate Tempest a hip hop artist is a novelist and playwright. So writing, acting, and music has been brought together by these artists in this country.

We read about Revolver records, how the guy who founded that label set up shop, he had a real passion for music, including collectible B-sides and all genres of music and was unashamedly multicultural like this city, London. Anyway, we liked his individuality and his being nonetheless true to himself.

Derek Sivers of CD Baby remarked 'Wonderful' on sending him Prospect Calendar (my song by The Eaghams, found on this blog). I have since used that positive feeback as a recommendation. Anyway, elsewhere, he was saying the music industry is like a doughnut, what he means I think is that the commercial sell out stuff seems to be vacuous and in the advent of social media and all these media tools we all have at out disposal can promote own stuff, at least, initially.

Music is an on-going thing that people find their way through in different ways, in their own ways, it's all good, that's what I have been trying to do in my own subjective way.

It was interesting to read Amanda Palmer's book I got to read a bit of it, I took away something positive from that book, for sure. She has been wildly successful with her crowdfunding page, I will give you the details of my crowdfunding page later at some point.

Source: www.history.com

Source: wikipedia  Picture: Charlemagne

I was curious about this whole Charlemagne thing after hearing a track from Blossoms, I bought their album which is pretty good. Apparently, he was of the Roman Empire, which tells me it's not too good, because they were persecuting the Christians back then, and they fell at the hands of persecuting the Christians!

We recently found out how Factory Records was founded by a man who was a CCP supporter, it's the home of the groups Joy Division and New Order, the evil Chinese Communist Party is a sinister regime that persecutes good people namely, those of Falun Gong the peaceful tai chi type practice that abides by Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance. You can check out my song about Falun Gong on the main blog page, it's called Withdraw From The CCP.

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WRITER BIO: Zubyre Parvez (BA hons) studied English Literature at Hertfordshire University. He writes song lyrics, poetry, short stories, reviews, and articles for The Eaghams Blog. His poetry won runners up in a competition judged by Simon Armitage and Margaret Atwood. His poetry has been published in Kobita. His articles have appeared in The Epoch Times as a journalist for the newspaper. He has worked for New Tang Dynasty Television as a journalist. You can catch up with his tweets @TheEaghams



ARTIST BIO:The Eaghams aka Zubyre Parvez is an Urban Indie singer songwriter from London. His song The Roots was played on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Excalibuh. He has collaborated with artists such as Mr Hectic and Jason Air formerly of Island records. He has played at The Garage, and various open mics.

CHECK OUT OUR SONGS I PROSPECT CALENDAR II FALL OF THE TYRANTS III WITHDRAW

The Eaghams
THE EAGHAMS AKA ZUBYRE PARVEZ IS A SINGER SONGWRITER FROM LONDON

ARTIST BIO:The Eaghams aka Zubyre Parvez is an Urban Indie singer songwriter from London. His song The Roots was played on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Excalibuh. He has collaborated with artists such as Mr Hectic and Jason Air (formerly of Island records). He has played at The Garage, and various open mics in the capital. Being a British-Asian exposed to rock and hip hop music, he cites Wu-Tang Clan as an influence, he began producing rap tracks. Artists such as Radiohead played a role, he decided to work on alternative rock songs – he applied what he knew to the alternative rock songs from hip hop he self produced, to create his own unique brand of songwriting and production values. His lyrics draw on influences from hip hop, and poetry. Through creating a fusion of these styles, he discovered his own authentic and one of a kind style, his debut album is entitled The Lyric Play.

Praise for The Eaghams track Prospect Calendar:

'Wonderful'  Derek Sivers of CD Baby

You can find here the three tracks from our current demo. If you like what you hear, share our music and spread the word! You can vote us up on Soundcloud, subscribe to our blog, and get your free downloads now of Prospect Calendar, Fall of The Tyrants and Withdraw from the up and coming LP The Lyric Play.
THE EAGHAMS, 2017.



Lyrics

Wash out...in the year of milling around/ The lyrical lounge/
  No band just a wavelength/Broadcast of life's rogues in the town
  In the town/Missing the days when I was younger/Analogue days/
  We played arcades/We used to play marbles on the drain tops

You and I/In the momentum/Of the crescendo fathom/
  Work my way out/Work my way out/On prospect calendar

Getting past the old nights/To a day job/It's simple after it's hard
  It takes time to move from/Slow to fast always be steadfast/
  These are the years we've been waiting for...oh oh oh...

You and I in the momentum/Of the crescendo fathom/Work my way out
  Work my way out/On Prospect Calendar

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Lyrics

The fall of the tyrants/The chair collapses broken legs and disarmed words dispatched/A small ship of an iron on the navy blue/Buttoned shirt that he mans/Hard pressed to shake hands/Crooked like a walking stick/The same crook be humble today/Oh understand oh understand/Ohh ohh/The fall of the tyrants/The fall of the tyrants 

The debts settled/The score now written/The music composed/The money laundering/It all balances out/In the ordering/Shark fin blazer eats the kipper tie/Big fish little fish/All the scams and the lies will be exposed/No surprise. 

Ohh ohh the fall of the tyrants 

It's the fall of the tyrants/It's the fall of the tyrants 

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Lyrics

Falun Gong practiced by a 100 million people in China, Before the persecution in July of 1999 oh/Thousands have been killed for a belief/To be true/To Be kind/To endure/The CCP will not be/So withdraw, withdraw and withdraw

Falun Gong is good, I am telling you now clearly, let truth be understood, the fabricated lies on TV, thousands have been killed for a belief/To be true /To be kind/To endure/The CCP will not be/So withdraw/And Withdraw/And Withdraw

© Zubyre Parvez 2017 All Rights Reserved

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Music and Writings Update 2017

Source: http://www.alleycatbar.co.uk

I was at The Alleycat bar in Oxford Circus, where The Kinks have recorded. I was watching the open mic there. There was an American guy who looked like an economist on stage. His choruses were strong, but he looked a geek! The band that followed were a three piece outfit: one of the guitarists looked like Tim Buckley, a very lanky very, the bassist looked like the guy from The Mission, he was drinking a large glass of wine prior to their set, whilst the drummer looked like Jimmy Somerville. Last but not least, the singer looked like Syd Barrett, he was dressed in that whole retro 70s chic look, with the necktie cravat and swirly patterns. They put on a good performance, but they were a bit shabby in their nostalgia. We thought the following artist in the runnings, had stage presence, but he didn’t play much, before he come off stage and went over to the bar to order a drink and chat.

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The EaghamsWRITER BIO: Zubyre Parvez (BA hons) studied English Literature at Hertfordshire University. He writes song lyrics, poetry, short stories, reviews, and articles for The Eaghams Blog.  His poetry won runners up in a competition judged by Simon Armitage and Margaret Atwood. His poetry has been published in Kobita. His articles have appeared in The Epoch Times as a journalist for the newspaper. He has worked for New Tang Dynasty Television as a journalist. You can catch up with his tweets @TheEaghams

ARTIST BIO:The Eaghams aka Zubyre Parvez is an Urban Indie singer songwriter from London. His song The Roots was played on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Excalibuh. He has collaborated with artists such as Mr Hectic and Jason Air formerly of Island records. He has played at The Garage, and various open mic

Tour De Force 2017: Open Mic at The Elephants Head

om-elephants-head

We played at The Elephants Head to our first crowd this year of around 50 punters with our opening song Parallelogram Telegram, from the up and coming Eaghams album The Lyric Play. The engineer was sound: he played a couple of songs to launch the evening, and added accompaniment to the artist performances. I played out my song second in the line up. It was a cool crowd, and the fellow line up were quite cool. One fellow artist come on stage after a few drinks, leisurely she tapped out the rhythms on her glass as she sang, asking the crowd to chorus with her.

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Source: http://www.coolplaces.co.uk/places/uk/england/london/camden/2209-the-elephants-head

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ARTIST BIO:The Eaghams aka Zubyre Parvez is an Urban Indie singer songwriter from London. His song The Roots was played on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Excalibuh. He has collaborated with artists such as Mr Hectic and Jason Air formerly of Island records. He has played at The Garage, and various open mics.