From the spacey sounds of seventies David Bowie, to the seminal solo work of John Lennon, to the gritty resurgence of punk pioneers the New York Dolls, Earl Slick has had two hands in shaping the sounds that have come to define legends. Slick got his start in the club scene of his hometown, New York City, where he quickly gained a reputation as a unique and talented guitarist. In 1974, friend and lm composer Michael Kamen recommend Slick to David Bowie as Mick Ronson’s replacement on the Diamond Dogs tour.
Although Bowie supplied most of the guitar work on Diamond Dogs, Slick managed to duplicate and expand on the tracks
while injecting his own style into the live show, resulting in one of the greatest live rock guitar albums of all time, David Live, recorded at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia in 1974.
Slick remained with Bowie for his next two studio albums, which saw the singer transform into his “Thin White Duke” persona, resulting in the classic Young Americans (1975) and the more experimental Station to Station (1976). It was around this time that Slick met John Lennon, who would ask Slick to join him in the studio a few years later on what would turn out to be Lennon’s nal studio album, Double Fantasy.
During this time, Slick launched his solo career, resulting in the records Razor Sharp (1976) and Earl Slick Band (1976). Slick’s collaborative effort - Phantom, Rocker & Slick - formed with ex-Stray Cats Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker, also made a solid mark on the rock charts, releasing their selftitled debut in 1985, and it’s follow up Cover Girl, in 1986.
In the following years, Slick would continue to record and tour with some of the world’s most in uential artists. In 2000, Slick accepted an offer to rejoin Bowie full-time, touring steadily and appearing on Bowie’s 2002 studio effort, Heathen, and 2003’s Reality. “Earl is a legendary guitar star and a musician of great feeling,” says Bowie. “His playing is earthy, timeless and never less than stellar.” In 2003, Bowie, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Robert Smith (The Cure), and other notables joined Slick for his solo release, Zig Zag.
In April 2016, Slick was joined by Rolling Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler for the Station to Station Revisited tour in the UK and Japan. Early 2017, Slick joined Bowie alumni for the "Celebrating David Bowie" world tour and collaborated with Francis Whatley & BBC to create "Rock n Roll Guns For Hire: The Story of the Sidemen " released July '17 in the UK.
Now Slick joins PRL directly for Performer Rights administration after many years as a CRI client ( CRI's roster now being admin'd by PRL since 2015).
Paul Whalley has spent many years on the road as an active touring session musician with many artists including Mumford and Sons and Ellie Goulding. Classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Paul holds a masters degree in composition from the prestigious Guildhall School Of Music.
Having traded in touring life for music production and songwriting, he has found great success working with artists such as NAO, Wretch 32 and Nina Nesbitt to name a few. Paul has also featured as an instrumentalist on numerous high charting recordings around the world.
Currently based at London's Tileyard Studios , Paul is currently working on projects for many of the UK's major record labels & writing with some of the country's top writers & producers. In addition he is taking on artist development projects and commissioned remix duties , and as we are delighted to announce has just joined PRL as a Performer Rights client!
Patrick Prins is one of the most influential and successful Dutch House Music originators.
"La Luna ( To The Beat Of The Drum)", "Bits & Pieces" "La Voie Le Soleil" and "Peppermint Lounge" are just a few of the killer releases from the 1990's, alongside numerous releases on the Movin' Melodies label, Patrick's own imprint.
After the hits of the 1990's Patrick left the business for a while settling in Spain, but now in 2017 he returns, with interest in the classic hits as strong as ever!
Expect reworks of the hits imminently,a host of new material, and a big "Hello" from us at PRL as Patrick joins the roster for Performer Rights Admin!
PRL welcomes Dominique as a direct signing to the roster migrating from her deal with CRI,
She first featured on the UK Top 5 single by DJ Fresh & Diplo "Earthquake" closly followed by Le Youth's "Dance With Me" and her debut "Throw It Down".
With a debut album slated for release watch out for this super hot rap sensation! Welcome Dominique!
Backed by BBC Introducing, and runner up of MTVʼs Unsigned, Reece Pullinger has already accumulated writing credits and features with the likes of Shaggy, Sean Paul and Holly Johnson and reached #1 in MTVʼs Official Video Chart in America with his summer smash,ʻYour Loveʼ.
Having clocked up over 250 performances across the world in addition to writing the single for the global launch of Pumaʼs new fragrance campaign in 15 different countries, Reece has recently been labelled the “One To Watch” by the Daily Mirror and Orange Mobile Music.
Reece is currently writing for several major artists and his brand (now also established in Germany) has opened doors leading him to a residency at Berlinʼs Fashion Week and an official sponsorship deal with Wesc clothing.
Reece is also the owner of Bangers & Anthems studio complex located in East London and now PRL welcomes him to our roster of Performer Rights clients!
Born in Jordan to a Czech-Bulgarian mum and Jordanian dad,
Ayah was exposed from an early age to a myriad of musical styles and moved to the UK in the mid-90s to study music at Warwick University,
Whilst working at Uptown Records in London's Soho district Ayah landed herself a residency at Club Herbal in the heart of Shoreditch, holding court in one of London's hippest nightlife neighbourhoods.Adding guest vocals to tracks on Hospital Records and the Metalheadz label and touring as an MC Ayah launched herself into the UK DnB scene. Ayah’s first big break as a writer came in 2003 with Loxy & Ink's ‘Dance Child’,which she co-wrote and sang.
Collaborations with numerous other artists followed including DJ Fresh & Toddla T amoungst others, however most notably with Calvin Harris with whom she enjoyed incredible success with his global hit single single, ‘Thinking of You’.
Other collaborations include Camo & Krooked (‘Cross The Line’ &‘Unstoppable’), P Money (‘Alive’) and a host of underground producers who recognised in Ayah a genuine passion not only for dance music but for music in general.
Ayah won Best Female Artist at the 2013 DnB Awards cementing her reputation even further as the ‘Queen of Bass’.
Now after years with CRI ( adminstered by PRL since 2015) Ayah joins PRL direct for her global Performer Rights administration!