Astar Studios to celebrate 5th birthday with anniversary album PLUS magnificent 7 new releases already in the works for 2013  . Route East support The Saturdays, Olly Murs and Scouting For Girls . ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’ - Rock legend Doogie White records @ Astar . 3 Tracks on GPunto album (Universal, Spain). Astar is looking forward to an exciting host of new projects and upcoming releases including the winners of the Exposure Music Awards ‘Indie’ category, Northampton 5 pce ‘The Arbitors’ who recorded their debut album with producer Andy Ross, NIKKI GARNETT (EP). The Manchester songstress signed to US management giant Azoff Music and now Rescue Records US opened the ‘December Sessions’ at London’s O2 Arena. STEPH WOODS (ALBUM – ‘Share My World’) - 20 year old Steph made judges houses on X-Factor at 14 and comes of age with this album co-written and produced by Andy Ross.  JACK TRAINER (ALBUM - ‘Knitting Club Every Monday Night’) a solo artist in the truest sense, Jack plays every instrument on his debut studio album, produced by Andy Ross. MIKKI REDHEAD (ALBUM – ‘14’) - 14 year old singer song-writing prodigy Mikki is a huge talent whose beautiful voice and songwriting belies her years and petite frame. Produced by Andy Ross. RAGING JUPITER (ALBUM – ‘Champagne Lifestyle, Lemonade Money’) fronted by rising actress Madeleine Clark, Raging Jupiter fuse rock with acoustic folk. Produced by Andy Ross. CITIES TO SATELLITES (EP – ‘When In Rome’) – 5* reviews for the outstanding debut by this Liverpool Indie Outfit.

A charity album for ‘Help the Heroes’ is receiving extensive regional airplay with an hour long feature on BBC Radio Merseyside. ‘Thank Heaven for Peter’ is dedicated to Lance Corporal Peter Eustace, 2nd. Battalion, TheRifles who was born 13th August 1986 and killed in action while serving in Afghanistan on 16th November 2011. The album features cover versions of 10 songs by young Liverpool artists involved in a fundraising extravaganza at Liverpool Arena’s Convention Centre to support the servicemen and women of our country.