Month: June 2017

Joyous Jacksons conquer Cardiff

by Rob Jones After a successful Saturday slot at Glastonbury – the most renowned brothers in music arrived at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. Ladies and gents – this band of brethren may be minus their most famous member Michael but the other four siblings minus Randy are present. That means Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito – and, of course we are talking The Jacksons on their 50th anniversary tour. The Welsh capital was set for a spectacle and this meant that some sensational, soulful, summer, Sunday sounds supersede. Superb! The material offered is gleaned from a variety of sources all connected to this famous family i.e. The Jacksons, The Jackson 5,...

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The Musicals Album.

THE VERY BEST SONGS FROM THE GREATEST MUSICALS OF ALL TIME   THE MUSICALS ALBUM is a 3CD extravaganza bringing you the glitz, glamour and excitement of Broadway and The West End. Released on 2nd June on Universal Music on Demand, the album features tracks from the greatest musicals of all time including The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Cats, Evita and many more, sung by the biggest stars of the genre: Michael Ball, Michael Crawford, Elaine Paige, Sarah Brightman and other stage heroes, past and present. Highlights include: ·        ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ (Evita) ·        ‘Somewhere’ (West Side Story) ·        ‘My Favourite Things’ (Sound of Music) ·        ‘I Know Him So Well’ (Chess) ·        ‘The Music of the Night’ (The Phantom of the Opera) ·        ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Les Misérables) The set begins with a performance from two English singing stars, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, with their rendition of ‘Somewhere’, the classic Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim penned song from West Side Story. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s recent album ‘Together’ was the breakthrough success of Christmas 2016, hitting No. 1 in the UK Chart. Kicking off CD2 is Don’t Cry for Me Argentina: the most famous song of all musicals? Originally sung by Julie Covington, the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice penned song topped the charts in 7 countries...

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GOGOL BORDELLO.

READY TO UNLEASH  ‘SEEKERS AND FINDERS’ ON AUGUST 25TH VIA COOKING VINYL PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE NOW, INCLUDING IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO FIRST TRACK ‘SABOTEUR BLUES’  + UK TOUR DATES COINCIDE NEXT MONTH “Seekers and Finders is just a very magical and playful record for us,” says frontman Eugene Hütz of renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO about their new album, the seventh in their wide-ranging oeuvre which comes out August 25 , 2017 via Cooking Vinyl. “It just feels quite complete in capturing the Gogol familia transcontinental lifestyle, every side of it… the Good, The Bad, and the Snugly.” Written over an extended time on three different continents, Seekers and Finders finds the nine-piece multi-cultural band in top form...

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MEADOWLARK.

NEW SINGLE ‘BODY LOSE‘ NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER     Meadowlark have today shared a brand new single from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Postcards’ which is out on June 30th. The infectious new track, ‘Body Lose’ is another perfect slice of mellow pop from boy-girl duo (Kate McGill on keys & vocals and Dan Broadley on guitars & production). Lead by Kate’s crystalline vocals, ‘Body Lose’ swells into a summery haze and offers a promising glimpse of thee band’s debut album to come. Listen to ‘Body Lose’ on Soundcloud HERE. As of today,...

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JAWS

EXTEND SIMPLICITY TOUR DATES INTO WINTER 2017     Revelling in the jubilant reception to their sophomore record – JAWS – are delighted to announce a fresh run of UK dates that will extend their Simplicity Tour into the Winter months of 2017. Lining up 12 new shows for later this year, the dreamy indie pop trio will embark on a succession of live dates kicking off at Reading’s Sub 89 on Friday 17th November, taking in the likes of Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield and more, before rounding off proceedings with a huge homecoming show at The Birmingham Institute on...

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