Cloudy Galvez

FRESH: ‘Outlook’ – Cloudy Galvez

Cloudy Galvez has an “Outlook”.

by Christopher Smith

Cloudy Galvez is an up-and-coming London artist pioneering the introduction of a new sound: progressive soul with a touch of pop. Whether accompanied by drums and bass, or solo, Cloudy delivers one thing that other artists don’t: the non-stop set. The songs flow from one to the other through beautiful improvised transitional sections, allowing the music to breathe and do the talking for itself. It truly is a captivating continuous mix of original material, packed with push-and-pull, catchy hooks and beautiful melodies inspired by her Colombian heritage, designed to catch your attention and stay in your head for days.

Cloudy’s music is influenced by Estas Tonne, Tom Misch, The Skints and KT Tunstall, and has received attention from BBC Introducing London, All Star FM, The Huffington Post, GIGsoup, Music of the Future, Pure Magazine and Vents Magazine so far. She has performed nationwide this summer supporting Dodgy, The Hoosiers and Toploader during the Foodies Festival national tour. However, she is also active in her local community, performing at numerous London venues including Omeara, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, Notting Hill Arts Club and The Garage, and it was at one of these shows that she was scouted for a songwriting scholarship at Berklee College of Music.

She is now signed with Talent Banq, a brand new live agency with an ethos she shares: music is about collaboration, not competition. Cloudy is proudly endorsed by G7th Capos. She says of her new single, “Outlook”: “I wrote Outlook about the feeling of thinking I was too inadequate to keep up with the music industry. It’s easy to get lost in jealousy when your friends are doing great things, and this song is about getting over that and focusing on being happy, proud, and in awe of the amazing musicians I’m lucky enough to know”.

For more about Cloudy, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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