• Tim Downes Hall & The Roving Crows

    Tim Downes Hall & The Roving Crows

    Some great news in from Team PR's Tim Downes Hall of the incredible Roving Crows.  

    Celtic folk fusion’s Roving Crows have just been announced as International Artist of the Year at the Australian Music Awards:

    ‘Great party music – I love this band’ - Paul O’Grady, BBC Radio 2

    ‘Really individual Celtic folk rock group’ - Mike Harding

    ‘The next folk supergroup in waiting’ -

    The band are delighted to announce that as well as receiving the prestigious international award they have also been invited to next year’s awards in Australia as honoured guests. This, on top of a plethora of fantastic reviews following the release of their album ‘Bury me Naked’ last month.

  • Cassell The Beatmaker launches "In The Making"

    Cassell The Beatmaker launches "In The Making"

    Team Protection Racket’s Ivor Novello award winning music producer, song writer & drummer Cassell The Beatmaker has launched ‘In The Making’, an artist development scheme designed to help unsigned musicians take control of their career.

    Cassell and his experienced team will be offering support and guidance on all aspects of the music industry designed to further develop the prospects and career of the artist whilst guiding them to greater success.

    The ITM scheme includes song writing sessions, music production, recordings, branding, image consultancy, social media management, promotional videos and funding campaigns.

    Two artists who have already benefited from ITM are Deacon and Josh Barry. Both artists are part of the scheme and recently entered an emerging talent competition hosted by Glastonbury Festival. Out of 5,000 entrants, both artists reached the final of nine acts, with Josh Barry declared the winner by a panel of judges, going on to receive a cheque of £5,000 as well as receiving a slot on one of Glastonbury's main stages this coming June.


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  • Steve Barney new Anastacia Album

    Steve Barney new Anastacia Album

    Anastacia 's live album, "A4App" is OUT NOW! - featuring Protection Racket endorsee, Steve Barney on drums 

    Steve says: "Playing live has always felt like "home" & Protection Racket cases are an essential part of transporting my drums from city to city/country to country. I'm super proud to have contributed to Anastacia's 2016 tour & this live album" 

     Barney's tour essentials:

    • Protection Racket drum cases 

    • Protection Racket deluxe jumbo stick case 

    • Protection Racket cabin trolley case

    • Protection Racket AAA 80 ltr suitcase 

    • Protection Racket wash bag 

    Recorded during 2016 's 'Ultimate Collection Tour' - the album features songs fans voted for at each show (via the Anastacia app) giving them an opportunity to choose from an alternative list of songs - album tracks, B sides & rarities (many of which "A" had never performed live before).

    While the tour set list was predominantly a "Greatest Hits" celebration, the songs on this album reflect a special part of the show & direct connection with her audience. 


  • Bailey Cassell (The School Of Rock) Protection Rackets newest & youngest artist!

    Bailey Cassell (The School Of Rock) Protection Rackets newest & youngest artist!

    Bailey is part of the cast of young musicians in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new West End musical 'School of Rock'. Already receiving rave reviews at the New London Theatre, Bailey is one of three teams of drummers to play the part of Freddie over the next six months.

    Also known as CassellBeats, Bailey is the son of Team Protection Racket’s Richard Cassell, aka Cassell The Beatmaker.  Cass is one the of the UK’s most accomplished and in demand drummers & producers.  Known for his work with Plan B, The Streets & Akala to name but 3.  Cass has an Ivor Novello award for his work with Plan B.

    Keep an eye on Bailey; surely it is only a matter of time before this extremely talented musician/actor has one of his own, or maybe an Oscar even!

    Welcome to the Family Bailey.

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