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What’s up with Mark Daghorn and Rising Records?

Mark Daghorn Barbados Music

Editor’s Note: The following is only one of many letters and complaints we’ve had in the last while concerning Mark Daghorn (photo above) and Rising Records.

We remind BFP readers that this was sent anonymously to BFP – an anonymous blog and should be taken with a big dose of salt.

We offer Mr. Daghorn or anyone the space to reply to these accusations publicly, in the same space and to the same audience.

Without further delay, here is one of the anonymous emails sent to BFP…

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF BARBADOS

FROM: http://www.facebook.com/MarkDaghornInfo

Mark Daghorn is/was known as the owner/director of Rising Records.  The UK based record label had a roster of over 40 bands and specialised in Heavy Metal, Hardcore, Death Metal, Black Metal & Grindcore.

http://www.metal-archives.com/labels/Rising_Records/260

Warning to bands about shady record label
November 29th, 2011, 02:29 PM

On Nov 29th 2011 a comment was posted to a music website by user Men With Ven claiming Rising Records was a front for a scam.  Within hours the story went viral and over the next few days various people who had dealt with Daghorn posted their own stories of dodgy dealings with him, corroborating the original posters ac­cusations.

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/musicians-discussion/735127-warning-bands-about-shady-record-lab.html

Daghorn claimed the post was the working of a disgruntled band.  He responded to these accusations with intermittent threats of legal action whilst fleeing the UK for Barbados. He never followed through with any legal action as he threatened.

Daghorn then proceeded to establish himself in Barbados and people he owed money to in the UK were ignored, fired or offered more work which never materialised.  Continue reading

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Friday night Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay all over the world

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NexCyx wins Ryan Seacrest’s contest!

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest compiled a list from YouTube of his favourite Maroon 5 covers for his “best Maroon 5 cover” contest. It turns out that NexCyx from little Barbados won the contest with 60% of the popular vote.

Well done! (An we hope BFP’s article sent them a few votes. Cliverton – can you tell us how many we sent?)

NexCyx WINS!

“Nexcited!”

It’s the only way to describe how local band Nexcyx feels after officially being announced as the winners of the RyanSeacrest.com March Music Madness contest for their version of Maroon 5′s Moves Like Jagger.

When online polls for the final had closed, NexCyx had earned more than 60 per cent of the vote. They beat four other artists and groups to take the top spot.

… full story at Barbados Today

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Vote for NexCyx at Ryan Seacrest’s website!

UPDATED: April 4, 2013

NexCyx WINS!

“Nexcited!”

It’s the only way to describe how local band Nexcyx feels after officially being announced as the winners of the RyanSeacrest.com March Music Madness contest for their version of Maroon 5′s Moves Like Jagger.

When online polls for the final had closed, NexCyx had earned more than 60 per cent of the vote. They beat four other artists and groups to take the top spot.

… full story at Barbados Today

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest compiled a list from YouTube of his favourite Maroon 5 covers for his “best Maroon 5 cover” contest. It turns out that NexCyx from little Barbados was selected and made it to Round 2.

Barbados, help your own win this GLOBAL contest…

Visit this link and vote NexCyx!

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Looking for Lisle of “My little island home”

Dear BFP

I was wondering if you had any information on a man who called himself “Lisle”. I met him in 1979 in Barbados. He recorded a record called “My Little Island Home”. I was just thinking about him and wondered if he was still kicking it?

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, “B”

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Bajan Pied Piper teaches music online, has thousands of students from around the world!

How David Gittens taught Shona to sing jazz and play the blues

“Where did you learn that!” was all I could say the other day when I caught Shona singing in the shower like I’d never heard before. She laughed, a little embarrassed – but it sounded good, different. It turns out she’s had a secret boyfriend for a couple of weeks and he taught her how to scat sing like Ella Fitzgerald.

I’m not too worried about the boyfriend though, because he’s David Gittens (“DeeGee” to his friends) and Shona learned from his Bajan Pied Piper website and the videos he’s posted on YouTube. Shona also showed me some simple blues progressions and riffs she learned too. Not bad at all.

It’s amazing what a little inspiration and somebody showing you a few tricks can do to raise your music to another level. Continue reading

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