Thursday, 8 March 2018

Helena Mace to officially release her album CHASING DREAMS on March 12th


Album Launch on March 15th
Available to buy now on CD and Pre-Order on iTunes  
 on iTunes for * Limited Time * for £2.49! 

The cover art photo was shot in Hamworthy, Poole Dorset
Credit: Photography & Design by Grant James Mace
HELENA MACE’S ALBUM LAUNCH
WHEN: Thurs 15 March 2018
WHERE: The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown (Website; Pennys Walk, Bournemouth Dorset BH22 9TH)
TICKETS: £5 Event  All proceeds go to the Theatre to help its running costs.
SIGNED CD COPY: £10 incl p@p available to order now with signed pics at www.helenamace.com
BARGAIN: For a limited time before its official release the 10-Track album is available to Pre-Order on iTunes for just £2.49!

Lovely Bournemouth based artiste Helena Mace will be releasing her 10-track album CHASING DREAMS album on 12 March.
She again turned to Matt Black (Hangover Hill Recording Studio; Website) based in Bournemouth to produce this fresh project.
This is her follow up to the November 2016 released album WASH AWAY THE YEARS, which drew received rave reviews from radio presenters, fans and the Industry.
The politely well-spoken Helena has written the complete album less one score “Gothic Lullaby” which was penned by her father.
Previously released singles have carried forward but given renewed remastering treatment for the album.
Her music has featured on SKY TV via the Keep it Country TV channel and local BBC as well as numerous Inde Radio stations and programmes.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

"As soon as I heard Helena's single, I considered it a must play" - Keith Greentree BBC Radio Norfolk

"If you're going to play one album to relax to, do yourself a favour and BUY this one" - Bob Angel (aka Wilson) Simply Country Show (Facebook) Ridge Radio (Community Radio Station; serving 22 towns and villages of Tandridge and broadcasting to the wider world)



















My brilliant Record of the Month by Helena Mace from her new to be released album Chasing Dreams” – Russ Evans Ridge Radio

"Doing very well on the British scene' - Roger Peck British Country Music Show CMR Nashville spin

Strangers that’s stunning” - Jim Duncan 101.8 WCRfm



Regarding her album launch all proceeds will go to the Barrington Theatre to help its running costs.
Helena shares: The musicians, Si GenaroMatt BlackTom Leary and Matt Griffiths are amazing and I can’t wait to play you my new tracks”
CD production Nick Curtis | Photography and design by Grant James Mace at Silvermace Studios (Facebook | Instagram)

The bookend track “Beautiful Mess” is something a little different for Helena. She shares that song story relates to “bullying and standing up and being proud of who you are regardless of what others say”. The pianist is Matt Black (Facebook; aka Piano Man)

Published on Mar 3, 2018 listen to the audio for:



RADIO PROMOTION
Helens has been working hard to get her music in front of people, grow a fanbase and get some decent radio exposure.

Curator of British Country Music Hall of Fame and inductee Jim Duncan (Former Wolvestock Festival promoter; radio presenter on Wolverhampton’s 101.8 WCRfm “The station for Wolverhampton”) spoke with Helena in a phone interview on Thurs December 14th. She introduced herself to listeners and talked about her song writing experience, exposure to the country scene and what attracted her to the genre. 
Please Listen back below:



Helena dropped by studio at 93.7 Express FM ("Passionately Portsmouth", broadcasting across Portsmouth and the South Coast) on Sunday 25th February to do a lovely live session for Russell Hill's Country Music Show (Facebook Page; broadcast on FM every Sunday 12pm-3pm). 
Helena spoke about her album, the launch and performed a few songs (including “Someone Else's Heartache”) live on air. Russell gave a shout out to Ken Meakin who he described as “one of the finest promoters in the country”, who was helped to promote Mace’s music and her social media presence.

(PHOTO LEFT) Helena Mace's LIVE session on Express FM | Credit: Russell Hill Facebook Photos - Post


Listen back at 1 Hour 8 mins:
Russell Hill Published on Feb 25, 2018 watch her live studio performance of “Someone Else's Heartache”:  



Listen to her “get to know Helena Mace” archive 2017 interview on Graham Barnes Country Belles show first broadcast on Internet Station Belter Radio (“Because every hit..counts!). She spoke about the recording process, song stories and the creativity process.  Listen back at 1 Hour 14:



Roger Peck on the British Country Music Show spoke to Helena on the phone on snowy March 1st. It was first broadcast on CMR Nashville (“Europe’s #1 Country Station”) on Thursday March 8. The show is also relayed on Edinburgh Country Music Radio Website Thursday 8pm to 10pm repeated Saturday 12am to 2am. Rogers aim is to help promote modern British artists.
Find out more: Radio Waves: Radio Presenter Spotlight - Roger Peck  Listen back to the edited interview here:




Going for ADDS at BBC Radio 2! 

Helena has sent her new CD to BBC Radio 2 legend Bob Harris (OBE). It kept him company in his snowbound Oxfordshire home on March 1st. Fans should REQUEST to hear tracks using the BBC contact details or Tweet at @BHarrisCountry or @WhisperingBob  



ABOUT HELENA MACE:
Genre: Covers, rock, pop, jazz Mystic, chill out, dance and original country tinged scores
A Singer/songwriter/country/pop and a photographer based in Bournemouth
Studied Diploma in Professional Photography at Image Academy.


Helena Mace CHASING DREAMS shoot | Credit: Photo Gallery Picture
































She released her debut rock album ENLIGHTENED (iTunes | Spotify) worldwide which received fantastic reviews and accolades as well as worldwide airplay. Working on new music a dance single ‘Promise’ (28 Nov 2011, Ispirato Music YouTubeSpotify) emerged which reached the official Irish chart as well as the iTunes chart.

Her 10-track self released Country/ Pop album WASH AWAY THE YEARS dropped 1 Nov 2016 ( Amazon UK | iTunes ) it  featured Tom Leary on Fiddle (Lindisfarne/Feast of Fiddles) and was produced by Matt Black at Hangover Hill Recording Studios.



On Aug 4, 2017 she dropped single “Breakin' up Ain't Easy” (Amazon UK - UK iTunes) which debuted on UK Country iTunes Singles Chart Debut #130 and steadily climbed to #44 during it 2 day exposure on the top 200.
Additionally, it reached No.1 on Q108 Canadian Inde chart (Website), No 25 on the unsigned chart and received rave reviews from the critics and the public.

On Sept 29, 2017 she self-released the single “I Chose You” (Amazon UK UK iTunes) on October 17 it reached #52 on UK Country iTunes.



On Dec 15, 2017 Helena officially issued her Country/ Indie & Alternative release, "Strangers" (writer: Helena Mace; Guitar – Helena Mace; Keys and Production – Matt Black), which was the 3rd single and track 2 on the new album CHASING DREAMS. Strangers is a Winter Country/Folk style ballad which was released for the busy Christmas market.
The new album is a Country themed album which will have a release date of early 2018 in time for her launch show in March.

Her last album, WASH AWAY THE YEARS, received rave reviews from the Industry as well as the general public and she will still continue to promote the album.  Her music has featured on SKY TV and the BBC as well as a large amount of Radio stations worldwide.
"As soon as I heard Helena's single, I considered it a must play for my Radio Show" - Keith Greentree BBC Radio Norfolk

“I am very impressed by Helena’s music and particularly her voice which is excellent. I strongly recommend you listen to her album and new single” - Roger Peck CMR Nashville (British Country Music Show)

Helena has managed to get her music played on well over 100 radio stations on 5 continents. The local UK country shows and inde stations have been particularly supportive  
She shares: “The country fans have completely welcomed me with open arms and I am over the moon to be part of the community”.

STATS:
Total Fans; 5,100
Facebook: 4,000 Followers | Twitter: 728 Followers | Spotify: 20 Monthly Listeners

Helena will be performing songs from her current album and will be appearing at events across the country in 2018 to promote her music:

Forthcoming Gigs 
Thurs 11 March 2018:
Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth Dorset (27-31 Knyveton Rd, BH1 3QQ) Cover songs gig Multi genre from 60s plus * For Hotel Guests

Thurs 15 March 2018:
The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown (Pennys Walk, Bournemouth  Dorset BH22 9TH) 
Album Launch Featuring: Helena Mace, Tom Leary, Matt Black, Si Genaro, Matt Griffith £5 Event

Sunday 15th July 2018 - Welshpool Country Music Festival (Showcase Stage at 13:10 – 13:50)

Past 2018 Dates:
Saturday 24 February 2018 - Wolverhampton County Nights, Bantock House (Bantock House Museum, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9LQ)
Tues 27 February 2018 - Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth Dorset (27-31 Knyveton Rd, BH1 3QQ) Cover songs gig Multi genre from 60s plus * For Hotel Guests
Sunday 4 March 2018 - Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth Dorset (27-31 Knyveton Rd, BH1 3QQ) Cover songs gig Multi genre from 60s plus * For Hotel Guests

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