Who is Helefonix?
Updated: Mar 28
A 'sonic rocket', ball of energy who has spent ten years on the business and promotion side of music who, through a glitch in the matrix ended up on garageband. Helefonix is better known as Helen Meissner in the independent music scene.
"Lockdown restrictions necessitated that I taught myself production to finish off my creations, with a little help from my friends. Well ok, one, my daughter Charlie Deakin Davies.
And voila! Liberation was released on 14th August 2020 on all usual platforms. Which then went on to close my debut EP MidLifeMix. Also under my initial artist moniker, which was MidLifeMix when I started out.
The wrong side of 50 but the right side of life, a little bit left of centre and wide of the mark, I'm having the time of my life creating music for the first time. And it seems people like it! what a bonus! I was very proud of a quote from Clash Magazine 'left field electronic jammer'.
Both Midlifemix ep and follow up ep Orchestral Manoeuvres were recognised as winners in the Clouzine Magazine awards in 'Fall 2020' and 'Spring 2021'. Which was a tremendous honour.
The quote from Clash Magazine was in relation to my fun track with a serious message release with Jackie Weaver (she of Handforth Parish Council zoom meeting chaos), Jackie Weaver's Kicked Him Out, which was featured on national and regional TV, radio and press.
I am very grateful to Mike Naylor at BBC Three Counties Radio for featuring both eps on his show with a thorough discussion and clips from each track in each of his 20 minute features. Local press particularly Alan Davies from Archant and the lovely bloggers and radio presenters who are mentioned elsewhere in this website.
The icing on the cake now is that I've been asked to perform live in May for Neil March's Vanishing Point experimental electronic events (6th May, find out more here) and also by Tim Willett for his New Music Generator awards ceremony on 10th September where I will be inducted into the Hall of Fame following 20 weeks in their Unsigned chart for Cambridge 105. Hugely grateful for all the votes, week in, week out, which kept Joyride at #1 spot for 13 of those weeks and which broke all records for the chart, with 6843 votes for one track in one week! And a special mention for Terry Love Radio who galvanised his Stoke on Trent facebook groups into action. The track was referred to as both a jugganaut and the anthem of lockdown by Tim Willett. It's also used by Mike Naylor on his BBC Three counties weekend shows as 'voice over music' and Slava and Trev use the track at the start of every show on SG1 Radio. You can hear it here.
Thank you to everyone who is supporting me on my journey!"
Thanks to the following for their generous words
Chris Hawkins 'really unexpected and impressive, good luck with it'
Edward Adoo 'great news'
Chris West, The Phoenix.Net ‘This is power, protest, EDM, wall thumping ecstacy’
"Your tracks are more than just great, they're very unique and uplifting. Love them!!" Russ from Pure Beat Radio
'I have just listened to Liberation. It is ACE. Always great to connect with a new artist' Fonz Tramontano
'I've just had a listen. I love it! I want more!' Gemma Milburn, Vocal coach