DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS’ STRING VERSION AND DEMO AVAILABLE NOW

DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS’ STRING VERSION AND DEMO AVAILABLE NOW

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DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS' STRING VERSION AND DEMO AVAILABLE NOW

Thirty-six years after he originally recorded the track LET’S DANCE Nile Rodgers has produced a very special orchestrated version which is featured on the newly released album 80’s SYMPHONIC.
Speaking about this new version Nile commented “My work with David Bowie and specifically “Let’s Dance” is sacrosanct to me so when I was asked to add orchestration to the original recording I approached it with extreme trepidation. In fact my only concern was to protect David’s artistic vision and integrity. In the end I’m very grateful that we did this, as I believe anyone who loves the original will be excited by it. I’m certain David would approve from above”.

Also featured on the digital single is an alternate version of the original demo which was recorded on the 19th December, 1982 at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland. This version features a spoken intro from Bowie joking that if Nile or the band make any mistakes he’ll fine them just like James Brown would do to his band.

 

1. LET’S DANCE (Nile Rodgers’ String Version) (Radio Edit) (4.10)
(David Bowie)
Originally produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Original recording engineered by Bob Clearmountain for Fast Forward Productions.
Nile Rodgers’ String Version: Orchestrated, arranged and produced by Nile Rodgers
Associate Producer: Russell Graham
Engineered By Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
Mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent
2. LET’S DANCE (Demo) (Radio Edit) (4.30)
(David Bowie)
Produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Arranged by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Mixed by Nile Rodgers and Russell Graham at Le Crib Studios, November 2017
Recorded on 19th December, 1982 at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland by David Richards
Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Studios with thanks to Cicely Balston

LET’S DANCE is available now on Parlophone 

80’s SYMPHONIC is available now on Warner Music / Rhino Entertainment
BON IVER TO HEADLINE THE FINAL DAY OF  ALL POINTS EAST 2019

BON IVER TO HEADLINE THE FINAL DAY OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.

 

And after announcing The Chemical Brothers as the first headliner slot for Friday May 24th 2019, the festival makes its second big announcement for next year with more to follow.

 

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award winning music.

The latest headliner is the iconic Bon Iver, who will close out the second edition of All Points East on Sunday 2nd June – a performance that will be the band’s biggest ever headline show to date. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

 

Since the the cabin-in-the-woods isolation of 2007’s debut LP, For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver have established themselves as one of the most ambitious, creative and genre-defying bands around – with two Grammy Awards and several BRIT nominations to their name.

 

Each release has seen the group, spearheaded by Justin Vernon, reinvent their sound and style, most recently on 2016’s 22, A Million. The album received critical acclaim; frequently appearing on media’s ‘Best Of The Year’ lists, and proved for an equally riveting live performance – best highlighted via their epic eight-night residency at London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo.

 

Accompanying Bon Iver on the bill is Mac DeMarco, bringing his trademark ‘jizz-jazz’ and notorious stage antics to Victoria Park. Since his debut LP, Rock and Roll Night Club, the affable Canadian has seen a meteoric rise, releasing three further albums (2012’s 2, 2014’s Salad Days and 2017’s This Old Dog). APE can’t wait to welcome his sun-scorched, laid-back breeziness that conjures up the kind of atmosphere that can only be found in the never-ending days of summer

 

It’s easy to forget, given everything that’s followed, that it was a self-uploaded cover version of a Fleet Foxes song that set Sweden’s First Aid Kit on their way. Quickly eclipsing that YouTube fame, however, the sisterly duo have gone on to record and release four beautifully rich and elegant records in the decade since that initial emergence. A pair of voices as pure as the Nordic air which shaped them.

 

Since the release of his 2010 LP Queen Of Denmark, American singer-songwriter John Grant has rapidly built up a cult following. As well as previous chart success (Grey Tickles, Black Pressure went Top Five in the UK), he’s been nominated for the Best International Male Solo Artist at the 2014 BRITS alongside Eminem and Justin Timberlake and even sung live with Kylie Minogue. Riding a wave of praise from his latest album, the infectious ‘Love Is Magic’ released last month, expect a captivating, poetic and synth-heavy set from the musician.

 

Swedish singer Kristian Matsson AKA Tallest Man On Earth has been regularly compared to Bob Dylan, and it’s easy to hear why – with his passionate, husky vocals bearing a striking resemblance to the legend. But this substantial comparison has not inhibited Kristian, and his new tracks are some of his most compelling to date.

 

Julien Baker first gained attention through her 2015 LP, Sprained Ankle, an album praised for its tender, candid and captivating songwriting that continues to enchant people around the world. Her performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert demonstrated her wonderful live credentials too.

 

Another bright-young prospect on the bill is Matador signee Snail Mail, who Pitchfork described as “emotionally wise, musically clear, and encompasses the once and future sound of indie rock.” Her debut album Lush has cemented her as one of 2018’s breakout stars, with a near sell out UK tour highlighting the hype and excitement for the singer this side of the pond.

 

Congolese collective, KOKOKO! fuse their love of electronic music with African and Arabic sounds, utilising self-designed string instruments and other percussive inventions made from recycled scrap material to produce their high-energy style.

 

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

 

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.

 

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Tickets

On sale Friday 16th Nov 9am

Available from – https://Apefe.st/tix
GA: £62.95
VIP: £109.95


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Aled Jones and Russell Watson announce 2019 UK Tour

Aled Jones and Russell Watson announce 2019 UK Tour

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Aled Jones and Russell Watson will be taking the record on the road for their first ever joint UK and Ireland tour throughout September and October 2019, bringing their live experience to some of the country’s most beautiful venues including the London Palladium, Gateshead Sage and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Dates below.

Tickets go on general sale here at 9am on Friday 19th October

As two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled and Russell have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums – with over 10 million album sales and counting – and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’.

As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.

Despite humble beginnings, Russell’s exceptional voice has led him to become one of Britain’s most popular and biggest-selling classical stars – triumphing on both sides of the Atlantic, spending fifty-two consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK and the US classical charts at the same time. With over seven million albums sold, he has achieved six top ten albums and received four Classic BRIT Awards.

Like Aled, Russell has performed for some of the world’s most notable figures including the Royal Family, the Pope, former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, the Emperor of Japan and in front a of a worldwide audience of one billion at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Aled and Russell’s friendship began almost 20 years ago. Their instant camaraderie and professional mutual admiration made for the perfect pairing and, no doubt, to the delight of their hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, they are happy to announce their first album together, In Harmony – A testament to the popularity and talent of the UK’s finest classical voices, featuring a cherry-picked repertoire of personal favourites.

 

The album is now available to pre-order here

2019 UK Tour Dates

 

September

Tues 17- Llandudno Venue Cymru

Wed 18 – Blackpool Opera House

Fri 20 – Northampton Royal & Derngate

Sat 21- London Palladium

Mon 23 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Tues 24 – Eastbourne Congress Theatre

Thurs 26 – Cardiff St David’s Hall

Fri 27 – Oxford New Theatre

Sun 29 – Plymouth Pavilions

Mon 30 – Bournemouth Pavilion

 

October

Wed 2 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Tues 3 – Ipswich Regent

Sat 5 – Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 6 – Gateshead Sage

Tues 8 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Wed 9- York Barbican

Fri 11- Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall

Sat 12- Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mon 14 – Sheffield City Hall

Tues 15 – Warwick Arts Centre

Oct 17 – Belfast Waterfront Hall

Oct 18 – Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

 

Ticket Details

General sale Fri 19 Oct, 9am

https://InHarmony.lnk.to/TourPR

 

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FIRST FRIDAY HEADLINER ANNOUNCED FOR ALL POINTS EAST 2019

FIRST FRIDAY HEADLINER ANNOUNCED FOR ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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Chemical Brothers First Headliner Announced For All Points East 2019

All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.

 

Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

 

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award winning music.

 

This year will be kick started by The Chemical Brothers, one of the UK and the world’s biggest dance acts.  Following 2015’s number one album Born in the Echoes (a record sixth consecutive No.1 album for the band) and their recent sold-out weekend of acclaimed shows at Alexandra Palace, they have just released new single ‘FREE YOURSELF’. Already a live favourite, the duo’s first piece of new, original music for two years was also recently named Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record’ by Annie Mac.

 

The Chemical Brothers live shows have always been legendary and with huge hit singles ‘GO’, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ and expectation for even more new music soon, this is one not to be missed.

 

With their first festival announcement for 2019, Hot Chip were last seen celebrating the release of their acclaimed sixth studio album Why Make Sense in 2015, establishing the five piece at their creative peak, while taking their place as one of the UK’s best and most loved live acts. Known for their jubilant shows that sees a roll call of surprise guests join them on stage — including David Byrne, Caribou and Sinkane — their performance at next year’s All Points East is set to be a memorable one.

 

Joining the Chemical Brothers is Primal Scream a band that has demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current throughout their 30-year career, unlike many of their peers born out of that era. Their latest album, the mighty synth-pop laden Chaosmosis featured the likes of Sky Ferreira and Haim, while their live performances show no signs of slowing down either. Frontman Bobby Gillespie continues to wield a striking presence, leading his iconic band through their extensive back catalogue from the Mercury Prize winning Screamadelica and Vanishing Point to XTRMNTR and the David Holmes produced More Light.

 

Legendary space rockers Spiritualized returned this year with a new album, And Nothing Hurt, after a six year hiatus, shrouded in their usual air of mystery. The audacious and uncompromising band are revered for their transcendent live shows, with the ever enigmatic leader Jason Pierce’s performances at once poignant and defiant.

 

Swedish electronic adventurers Little Dragon have not only featured on some of the last decade’s best records from Gorillaz, Big Boi, De La Soul and SBTRKT, but are also highly recognised for their own work with 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband receiving a Grammy nomination.

 

All Points East is also thrilled to welcome esteemed hip hop ‘auteur’ Danny Brown to Friday’s line up, who counts Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt among his many collaborators and both appeared on his wildly acclaimed 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition. His cinematic approach to music makes for an intoxicating and atmospheric live show.

 

Tipped by Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z no less, the North London MC Little Simz self released her debut album in 2015. Regularly joined on stage by Kano and Stormzy, her All Points East set will be a hometown celebration.

 

And UK based collective described as “70s Nigerian highlife crossed with LCD Soundsystem”, Ibibio Sound Machine join Friday’s line up with a bang, bringing their diverse blend of electronic Afro-funk to Victoria Park.

 

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

 

Executive Vice President, Live Music at AEG Presents, Jim King comments:

“We are thrilled to be returning to Victoria Park for a second year with an artist bill as exciting as our first year.  We’re expanding our programme of free midweek entertainment and again working alongside some of the best local suppliers to produce an incredible ten days of entertainment with something for everyone.”

 

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.

 

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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

 

“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey

 

“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post

 

“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound

 

“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash

 

“Finally, London has its very own Coachella.” – NME

 

All Points East

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www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

Tickets

On sale Friday 9th Nov 9am

Available from – Apefe.st/tix

GA: £62.95

VIP: £109.95

 

Press Contacts

The Outside Organisation – chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk / jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk / anna.mears@outside-org.co.uk

TOP TALENT AGENT EMMA BANKS RECEIVES MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2018

TOP TALENT AGENT EMMA BANKS RECEIVES MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2018

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TOP TALENT AGENT EMMA BANKS RECEIVES MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2018

Emma Banks, Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) London, tonight became the 2018 recipient of the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award. Banks, one of the most successful and respected talent agents in the business, represents a host of major artists and has paved the way for women across the industry. 

With the award dinner hosted by BBC radio and television personality Alice Levine, the honour was presented to Emma by her long time client and close friend Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

During the evening, the audience enjoyed performances by Florence Welch, Beth Ditto and Texas – all artists who have worked with Emma over the years.

A unique tribute film, featuring contributions from such superstars as Tenacious D, Kylie, Florence Welch, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Mensch, Arcade Fire, Hozier, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, HAIM, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, Kraftwerk, Mike Greek (CAA), Norah Jones, proved the high regard that Emma is held in.

Attendees on the night included Beth Ditto, Bobby Gillespie, Florence Welch, Adrienne Warren, Apl De Ap and Taboo, Nadine Shah, Naughty Boy, Emma Hatton, Sharleen Spiteri, Alice Levine, Mary Portas and The Script. 

Emma follows last year’s honouree Rob Stringer and joins the ranks of previous recipients including Kylie Minogue OBESir Lucian GraingeAhmet ErtegunSimon Cowell, Michael Eavis CBE, and Annie Lennox OBE.
 
Celebrating its 27th year, the Music Industry Trusts Award is recognised as one of the true benchmarks of achievement in the UK music business, and continues to benefit hugely deserving causes year after year. The MITS Award supports two important charities, the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins, and is sponsored by Ingenious, PPL, SJM and Spotify.
 
Emma’s current roster of artists is second to none, including Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, Kylie Minogue, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lorde, among many others. Recent signings include Green DayMuseHAIM and Paramore, proving that even after nearly 30 years in the business, she is still a formidable force.
 
Beginning her career at Wasted Talent (later Helter Skelter), Emma and Mike Greek built the company into one of the premier music booking agencies in Europe, and she was subsequently named Managing Director.
 
On joining leading entertainment and sports agency CAA in 2006, Emma helped establish the agency’s London office and once again set about breaking exciting new talent.  One of Emma’s first signings at CAA was a young Florence Welch, who was playing small venues in London at the time, Florence + The Machine now regularly sell out festivals and arenas across the world.
 
Not content with breaking UK artists, Emma also represents US pop star Katy Perry. Working alongside Katy from her very first UK show at The Water Rats in London to global superstardom and beyond, Emma has played a pivotal role in building Katy’s extraordinary career.
 
In addition to her role at CAA, Emma is chair of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef committee.
 
Emma has received a number of accolades throughout her career, appearing on both Billboard’s Women In Music and International Power Players lists a number of times. She is a seven-time winner of Pollstar’s UK Agent of the Year AwardMusic Week’s Outstanding Contribution award in 2015, was honoured twice by the UK’s Woman of the Year Awards for the Music Industry and in 2015 received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the UK Women In Music Awards. 
 
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GALANTIS DROPS CONTEMPLATIVE, POST-SUMMER BANGER: ‘EMOJI’

GALANTIS DROPS CONTEMPLATIVE, POST-SUMMER BANGER: ‘EMOJI’

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GALANTIS DROPS CONTEMPLATIVE, POST-SUMMER BANGER: ‘EMOJI’

Chart-smashing Swedish electronic music duo Galantis are continuing their mission to spread happiness around the world with the arrival of their new single: ‘Emoji’ (listen here). The contemplative, post-summer banger strips back Galantis’ mammoth festival-ready productions for something more intimate. Whispery vocals tip toe over soft-hued synthesised guitars and a nodding house beat that go with a fun official music video that is sure to change the way you look at emojis (watch here).

 

The internationally-acclaimed duo has clocked up over 3 billion streams and 42 platinum records in 18 countries. ‘Emoji’ is latest in a string of singles by Galantis this year, following ‘Satisfied’ (featuring MAX), ‘Mama Look At Me Now’ and ‘Spaceship’ featuring Uffie, which have attracted widespread praise and radio support worldwide. Metro UK praised the diversity of ‘Satisfied’ and ‘Mama Look At Me Now’ and described them as “summer anthems in their own right”. ‘Spaceship’ was hailed by CLASH as “an impactful, exciting return” and by MTV UK as “a relentless dance anthem that is bursting with euphoria”.

 

Galantis is currently working on a follow up to their 2017 album “The Aviary” (stream), which scaled the Top 10 in 23 countries and received widespread praise. Christian Karlsson (also of Bloodshy & Avant and Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye) are known for their energetic live performances. They show no signs of slowing down after another epic summer of shows around the world, which include Creamfields and SW4 in August, with more live dates added in North America. For touring information, visit wearegalantis.com

 

The Grammy-nominated duo is widely recognised as one of the most in-demand dance music acts on the planet, with Billboard ranking them at #25 on their Dance 100 Artists of 2018 list. Ever since their live debut at Coachella in 2014, Galantis have played some of the biggest music events in the world including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Creamfields, V Festival, SW4 and BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend. They have also performed sold-out headline shows across Europe, North and South America – including Brixton Academy in London.

Follow Galantis:

Twitter: @wearegalantis

Facebook: /wearegalantis

YouTube: /galantistv

Instagram: /wearegalantis

Snapchat: @wearegalantis

 

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David Lim – david.lim@outside-org.co.uk

New Exhibition Announced For Supersize Art

New Exhibition Announced For Supersize Art

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New Exhibition Announced For Supersize Art

Supersize Art aka Morgan Howell has announced a brand new solo show in London this winter.

The exhibition will take place at Mason’s Yard, St.James’s, London from November  19th until December 1, where there will be new works or sale. Morgani will also be on hand, live painting a new piece whilst listening to old vinyl on some fantastic gear from Audio Gold – Rock up and EXPERIENCE.

Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and in 2010 he was shortlisted and received display notices at The Royal Academy.

Morgan currently shows at Galleries in London and Manchester and his work hangs at BBC Radio 2 and at BBC Radio 6Music. His series of 45RPM paintings are unique, with each single only ever painted once. Many are now owned by the original artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond and Jerry Dammers as well as the music companies themselves.

BON JOVI  announce First UK tour in 6 years

BON JOVI announce First UK tour in 6 years

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BON JOVI announce First UK tour in 6 years

After thousands of sold out shows, it’s clear – Bon Jovi = One Wild Night.

 

One of the planet’s biggest rock bands, Bon Jovi announce their return to the UK, continuing a triumphant world tour that has visited the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile and will hit Japan and Australia later in 2018.  A huge year of 80 shows and counting has also seen them inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Their This House Is Not For Sale European Tour is set to be another blockbuster.

 

Bon Jovi will finish what they started by returning to Wembley Stadium in London, 19 years after they were the last band to play the old Wembley and 13 years since they almost became the first to play the new stadium – until overrunning building works put a stop to that.  ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home?’ as the Bon Jovi hit goes…….

 

Elsewhere in the UK, They will become among the first bands to play Liverpool’s legendary Anfield Stadium since 2008 in a city they last played during their seminal Slippery When Wet tour at the Royal Court Theatre in 1986.

 

They will end the tour at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, where the band performed in 2006 and 2008 to acclaim.

 

“Those huge shows, tens of thousands of people all together as one, that’s what we do,” says Jon Bon Jovi, “And we’ve got a few things to put right by playing Wembley Stadium.  We were so excited to be the first band to play that new Stadium, I would have helped build it myself to make it happen. So we have a new history to write there. We’ve had some great nights at the Ricoh too.

 

“Throw in Anfield as a new venue – OK that’s just us showing off!  We’re honoured to play there and the first thing I’m doing is getting that iconic picture under the ‘This Is Anfield’ sign.”

 

The success of latest album This House Is Not For Sale, which debuted at the top of charts around the world, was the culmination of a tempestuous period in the band’s 3 decade history. A defiant statement, launched in a series of intimate shows in 2016 (including a memorable night at London’s famous Palladium), the album became the jumping off point for a new era for Jon Bon Jovi and his band.

 

And that band has evolved since their last global trip. 2013’s Because We Can World Tour, was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously).

 

This will be their first UK tour since 2013 when the band played 3 epic hours to launch the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival and headlined the Isle Of Wight Festival.

 

They will be joined in all UK dates by special guests – Manic Street Preachers.

 

The band now features Bon Jovi originals David Bryan and Tico Torres alongside Jon, plus long time bassist Hugh McDonald, co-producer and co-songwriter John Shanks, multi-instrumentalist Everett Bradley and lead guitarist Phil X, who joined the band on that 2013 tour. All were on stage for an emotional set at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction to add to a momentous year.

 

“We’ve become a new, rejuvenated Bon Jovi,” says Jon, “A refreshed line up that kills every night. We sound better than ever and we’re enjoying every minute. We are out there as a band, feeding off each other and the fans, having the time of our lives all over again.”

 

This tour places the spotlight firmly on the music and the songs, the body of work that has propelled Bon Jovi to over 130 million record sales. The band is ready with a choice of around 95 songs that they can change up every night, but has also been playing all time classics like “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “It’s My Life”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, “Bad Medicine”, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, “Keep the Faith”,  “Always”, “Have A Nice Day” and of course, “Livin’ On A Prayer.”

 

June 19 – Liverpool, Anfield Stadium

June 21 – London, Wembley Stadium

June 23 – Coventry, Ricoh Arena

 

Tickets: www.livenation.co.uk/artist/bon-jovi-tickets

 

 

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THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

May 2019

31 – Russia – Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium

 

June 2019

2 – Estonia – Tallinn, Song Festival Grounds

5 – Sweden – Stockholm, Tele2 Arena

8 – Norway – Stavanger, Viking Stadium

11 – Denmark – Sønderborg, Slagmarken

13 – Holland – Nijmegen, Goffertpark

19 – UK – Liverpool, Anfield

21 – UK – London, Wembley Stadium

23 – UK – Coventry, Ricoh Arena

 

July 2019

3 – Germany – Dusseldorf, Merkur Spiel-Arena

5 – Germany – Munich, Olympiastadion

7 – Spain – Madrid, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

10 – Switzerland – Zurich, Stadion Letzigrund

12 – Poland – Warsaw, PGE Narodowy

14 – Belgium – Werchter, TW Classic

17 – Austria – Vienna, Ernst-Happel Stadion

19 – Austria – Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadion

21 – Romania – Bucharest – Piata Constitutiei

TARA LEE DROPS SINISTER POP BANGER ‘DRIVE’ JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

TARA LEE DROPS SINISTER POP BANGER ‘DRIVE’ JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

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TARA LEE DROPS SINISTER POP BANGER 'DRIVE' JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

Noir-pop newcomer and actress Tara Lee returns with a sinister new single ‘Drive’(listen here). The blood-dripping music video – described by Idolator as “a visual feast for lovers of the macabre” – arrives just in time for Halloween. The video was directed by Tara herself and it was inspired by a graphic scene in Adam Wingard’s arthouse horror The Guest (watch now).

The pulsating electronic-pop track hears Tara’s atmospheric vocals soar over neon-lit synths that channelsLadytron and Depeche Mode. She wrote ‘Drive’ with Hurts and Kylie Minogue’s producer Jonas Quant in Gothenburg, Sweden, after managing to convince him over Twitter to collaborate with her.

Tara, 23, hails from a musical family (her father is a film composer and brother, a music producer). She started writing while she trained as a dancer at the Dublin Performing Arts College. It wasn’t until Tara met Jonas on her first writing trip that she found a way to channel her inner pop star.

She said: “I had been writing by myself on piano since I was 15, and although that is my little addiction, I was never able to express this other side of my musicality – the dancing, running wild side. Starting with a beat and some synths, it will bring out a melody or subject matter I didn’t even know I wanted to talk about. I guess co-writing makes you look at yourself more.”

The subject she didn’t expect to write about stemmed from her experience of being slut-shamed as a teenager. ‘Drive’ was conjured when Tara reminisced on all the ‘crazy stories’ she had heard about herself. Much of the feminist undertones in her writing are fuelled by her perspective as a young woman in showbusiness. At 16, Tara catapulted into the national spotlight when she landed a starring role on RTE’s popular series Raw, where she played Emma Kelly for two seasons. Almost overnight came scrutiny about her appearance and perceptions based on the way she dressed.

Tara said: “I remember feeling unfairly judged. Most of these people who were talking about me had never even asked me a question. I think I felt that for a few years, people never saw me beneath a surface layer. So I got in my car at 2am, and I drove through the empty country lanes blasting 80s music – Madonna, Tears For Fears, Whitney Houston – and I felt fucking good. ‘Drive’ is about embracing your demons, even the ones that aren’t real. It’s saying, ‘You think that’s bad? You have no idea’.”

The single follows hot in the steps of Tara’s debut ‘Boyz’, which arrived in August 2018 after she signed a publishing deal with BMG. In the same month, she was featured in Live Nation’s ‘Female Artists to Watch For in 2019’ showcase along with Alice and Maeve in London. ‘Boyz’ earned Tara a place onSpotify’s New Talent playlist and kudos from tastemaker press. A formidable live performer described by Dublin Concerts as “modern, with genuine pop star stage presence”, Tara opened for Hurts on tour last year and is set to support Stealth at St Pancras Old Church, London, on 7 November.

She is currently writing and recording with Justin Broad (Emeli Sandé, Martin Garrix), Blair MacKichan (Sia, Paloma Faith) and Jonas Quant. Tara cites David BowieMassive Attack, Blondie and Nick Caveas her main influences.

Further to her music, Tara is one to watch in the film and television world. She has starred alongside Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in the cult BBC drama The Fall and appeared in two critically-acclaimed films: Moon Dogs (which picked up a slew of international awards) and A Date for Mad Mary(IFTA Award for Best Picture). Tara also recently starred in a lead storyline on the popular BBC drama Eastenders, playing the mysterious newcomer Jessica.

TOTAL: from Joy Division to New Order to be released on vinyl

TOTAL: from Joy Division to New Order to be released on vinyl

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TOTAL: from Joy Division to New Order to be released on vinyl

New Order are proud to announce the release of TOTAL from Joy Division to New Order on vinyl.  Originally released in June 2011 on CD, TOTAL from Joy Division to New Order will be available on vinyl for the very first time on 30th November 2018.

 

Featuring single versions of tracks from both Joy Division and New Order mastered for vinyl by Frank Arkwright from his 2011 remasters. The iconic album cover was created by Howard Wakefield with art direction from Peter Saville.

 

TOTAL contains New Order’s UK Top 10 singles Blue Monday, True Faith, Regret and the Number 1 single World in Motion along with classic Joy Division tracks Love Will Tell Us Apart, Transmission, She’s Lost Control and Atmosphere.

 

TRACKLIST

Side One

Transmission

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Isolation

She’s Lost Control

Atmosphere

 

Side Two

Ceremony

Temptation

Blue Monday

 

Side Three

Thieves Like Us

The Perfect Kiss

Bizarre Love Triangle

True Faith

Fine Time

 

Side Four

World In Motion

Regret

Crystal

Krafty

Hellbent

 

 

New Order released the documentary film New Order: Decades last month on Sky Arts.  Broadcasting almost forty years to the day of Joy Division’s TV debut, “New Order: Decades” is part concert, part documentary, following the band’s preparations in the re-staging of their acclaimed collaboration So It Goes.. with the artist Liam Gillick and the 12-piece synthesiser orchestra that captured the headlines during Manchester International Festival 2017.

 

New Order head out on tour in November. Playing their only UK show of 2018 at London’s Alexandra Palace before dates in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

 

November

9th         London, UK, Alexandra Palace

18th       Mexico City, Mexico, Corona Capital 2018

21st      Santiago, Chile, Teatro Caupolican

23rd       Buenos Aires, Argentina, Estadio Obras Sanitarias

28th       Sao Paulo, Brazil, Espaco das Americas

30th       Uberlandia, Brazil, Sabiazinho Arena

December

2nd        Curitiba, Brazil, Live Curitiba

 

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ALED JONES & RUSSELL WATSON Announce their first collaboration IN HARMONY

ALED JONES & RUSSELL WATSON Announce their first collaboration IN HARMONY

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ALED JONES & RUSSELL WATSON Announce their first collaboration IN HARMONY

On November 9th 2018, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world’s greatest classical voices, come together to release their debut album In Harmony, out via BMG.  The pair will take to the stage together for their first joint UK and Ireland tour throughout September and October next year.

Having moved in the same circles for nearly 20 years and since becoming firm friends; Aled approached Russell to collaborate for his next big project. The album features a wealth of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs – ranging from stunning arrangements of “Ave Maria” – to more modern classics such as “You Raise Me Up”.Ian Tilley, who has worked with some of the biggest names in classical-crossover including Hayley Westenra, who has sold millions worldwide, platinum selling All Angels, The Choirboys and Libera, produced the record. Internationally renowned composer Sir Karl Jenkins wrote one of the tracks “Bright Horizons” especially for Aled and Russell.

The first single, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes”, is a timely tribute celebrating the centenary of the end of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the NHS – to the men and woman who inspired a generation.

Aled says, “We loved the idea of honouring service men and women through our music – as well as our everyday heroes such as doctors and nurses.”

In Harmony is the end product from two artists born with a predestined compatibility. Here, both Aled and Russell have embraced the spirit of collaboration and friendship, whilst each bringing their own sky-high level of talent to the table to create this beautiful record.

Of the album, Russell says, “What I particularly like is the way that it is not just a collaboration as such where I sing a verse, Aled sings a verse and everybody joins in on the chorus. It’s been really cleverly written and arranged so that our voices blend really well.”

Aled adds, “This album has created a real excitement for me – singing songs I don’t normally perform on my own. Recording ‘Volare’ with Russell was a hoot!”

Their instinctive understanding of one another is easy to hear. From the grandiose “Volare”a creative rendition of Dean Martin’s jazzy number, to closer “Silent Night”, the album’s heartfelt closer combining ethereal tones of the flute with the rich baritone vocals of Aled and tenor vocals of Russell – the pair’s natural chemistry exudes throughout, complimented by force and grandeur of the orchestra.

In Harmony will be released November 9th via BMG.

Also announced, Aled and Russell will be taking the record on the road for their first ever joint UK and Ireland tour throughout September and October 2019, bringing their live experience to some of the country’s most beautiful venues including the London Palladium, Gateshead Sage and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Dates below.

Tickets go on general sale here at 9am on Friday 19th October

As two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled and Russell have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums – with over 10 million album sales and counting – and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’.

As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.

Despite humble beginnings, Russell’s exceptional voice has led him to become one of Britain’s most popular and biggest-selling classical stars – triumphing on both sides of the Atlantic, spending fifty-two consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK and the US classical charts at the same time. With over seven million albums sold, he has achieved six top ten albums and received four Classic BRIT Awards.

Like Aled, Russell has performed for some of the world’s most notable figures including the Royal Family, the Pope, former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, the Emperor of Japan and in front a of a worldwide audience of one billion at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Aled and Russell’s friendship began almost 20 years ago. Their instant camaraderie and professional mutual admiration made for the perfect pairing and, no doubt, to the delight of their hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, they are happy to announce their first album together, In Harmony- A testament to the popularity and talent of the UK’s finest classical voices, featuring a cherry-picked repertoire of personal favourites.

The album is now available to pre-order here.

Track List

1.      How Great Thou Art
2.      Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes
3.      Cinema Paradiso
4.      May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
5.      Ave Maria
6.      Where Should This Music Be? (Nimrod)
7.      A Hymn Medley (I Vow To Thee My Country/Abide With Me/Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer)
8.      You Raise Me Up
9.      Mattinata
10.   In Christ Alone
11.   Bright Horizons
12.   Cilfan Y Coed
13.   Volare
14.   Silent Night

2019 UK Tour Dates

September
Tues 17- Llandudno Venue Cymru
Wed 18 – Blackpool Opera House
Fri 20 – Northampton Royal & Derngate
Sat 21- London Palladium
Mon 23 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tues 24 – Eastbourne Congress Theatre
Thurs 26 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
Fri 27 – Oxford New Theatre
Sun 29 – Plymouth Pavilions
Mon 30 – Bournemouth Pavilion

October
Wed 2 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tues 3 – Ipswich Regent
Sat 5 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun 6 – Gateshead Sage
Tues 8 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wed 9- York Barbican
Fri 11- Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
Sat 12- Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mon 14 – Sheffield City Hall
Tues 15 – Warwick Arts Centre
Oct 17 – Belfast Waterfront Hall
Oct 18 – Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Ticket Details
General sale Fri 19 Oct,9am
https://InHarmony.lnk.to/TourPR

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ALFIE BOE  Announces UK Tour

ALFIE BOE Announces UK Tour

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ALFIE BOE Announces UK Tour

One of the world’s greatest classical singers Alfie Boe brings it back to the UK, announcing a 2019 tour in what is becoming another landmark year for the much loved tenor. Last month, Alfie revealed his return to the solo spotlight with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By.

The record will be released on 23rd November, and celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked – sandwiched as it is between the roaring twenties and rock ‘n’ roll.

Alfie is one of the best-loved vocalists of his generation and a hugely successful, multi-platinum selling artist. He has triumphed on theatre stages and in concert halls around the world and has two recent UK #1 albums under his belt for albums ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’, made with his great friend Michael Ball. The duo also won two Classic BRIT Awards earlier this year for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Group of the Year’.

“I’m excited to get back on the road, especially with a new record that I’m so proud of. These songs are at their best when performed live!” says Alfie

He adds, “We’ll be enjoying some of great songs from my previous records, but I more than anything want to bring back to life an era when British audiences discovered a brand new kind of American music, full of energy, optimism and romance. I’d like to transport people to a time in their lives, a moment or even a style. I hope you all enjoy being transported there as much as I do!”

The tour will take place March and April next year, kicking off in Cardiff on 18th March, followed by a series of shows in some of the UK’s most stunning venues including the Liverpool Philharmonic, Brighton Dome and before coming to a close at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 17th April.

Tickets go on general sale 10am on Friday 19th October. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 17th October and can be accessed by pre-ordering Alfie’s new album ‘As Time Goes By’ from www.HMV.com by 11.59pm on Monday 15th October.

 

Ticket Details:

General sale Fri 19 Oct, 10am

Available here: Alfie-boe.com

Pre-sale Wed 17 Oct, 10am

Pre-sale here: www.HMV.com

 

VIP packages available at sjm-vip.com including Ultimate Meet & Greet VIP and Up Close VIP.

 

2019 UK Tour Dates:

 

Mon 18 Mar 19         Cardiff St David’s Hall

Wed 20 Mar 19         Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre

Fri 22 Mar 19            Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 23 Mar 19           Blackpool Opera House

Mon 25 Mar 19         Gateshead Sage

Thu 28 Mar 19          Edinburgh Usher Hall

Sat 30 Mar 19           Sheffield City Hall

Sun 31 Mar 19          Liverpool Philharmonic

 

Tue 02 Apr 19          Birmingham Symphony Hall

Wed 03 Apr 19         Birmingham Symphony Hall

Fri 05 Apr 19            Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Sat 06 Apr 19           Harrogate IC

Mon 08 Apr 19         Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Wed 10 Apr 19         Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Thu 11 Apr 19          Leicester De Montfort Hall

Sat 13 Apr 19           Bournemouth IC

Sun 14 Apr 19          Southampton Mayflower

Tue 16 Apr 19          Brighton Dome

Wed 17 Apr 19         London Royal Albert Hall

 

To see the latest updates please go to:

alfie-boe.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

For press enquiries contact The Outside Organisation
Chris Goodman chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk
Suzannah Fellows suzannah.fellows@outside-org.co.uk

CHRYSALIS RECORDS REPORTS HUGE GROWTH SINCE BLUE RAINCOAT ACQUISTION

CHRYSALIS RECORDS REPORTS HUGE GROWTH SINCE BLUE RAINCOAT ACQUISTION

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CHRYSALIS RECORDS REPORTS HUGE GROWTH SINCE BLUE RAINCOAT ACQUISTION

Chrysalis Records, acquired just over two years ago from Warner Music by Blue Raincoat Music, today announces major growth since the label came back into independent ownership. Blue Raincoat was formed and is led by Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar.

In the latest Q2 figures, Chrysalis reports a turnover topping £3.675m for the year to June 2018. This is in marked contrast to the legendary label’s performance in the nine months pre the June 2016 sale, with a turnover of just £205,000.

Artists on the Chrysalis roster include The Specials, Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, Ten Years After, Grant Lee Buffalo, Lucinda Williams, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Steve Harley, Fun Boy Three, Ultravox and the Two Tone label.

Prior to Blue Raincoat buying the label, streaming stood at around 250,000 streams per day. In line with their proposed strategy to ensure Chrysalis was fit for the digital world the streams are currently hitting the 1 million per day mark – a staggering 100% year on year rise across two years. These numbers have outstripped market performance by over 3 to 1, even in a landscape that has seen the massive growth of streaming in recent years.

 

Earlier this month at the AIM Awards the Blue Raincoat artist roster received seven nominations, making it the independent company with the most nominations this year. On the night there were wins for Phoebe Bridgers as International Breakthrough Act and Let’s Eat Grandma as Best Sophomore Album. In addition, Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl, who signed a long-term global licensing agreement with Chrysalis Records in 2017, was recognised for her Outstanding Contribution to Music.

 

Jeremy Lascelles, CEO Blue Raincoat Music and Chrysalis Records said,

 

“From day one, we set out to create an integrated music company, combining a high quality catalogue with the contemporary acts we manage or sign to our publishing arm. This model is reflected in the success we are now having across such a diverse array of talent. When we acquired Chrysalis Records, it had had three different owners over the previous five years, so perhaps had been slightly neglected. We knew that it would require a lot of love and attention to get it into shape. It’s therefore very pleasing that the hard work is now really starting to pay off which is a tribute to all the team here at Blue Raincoat.”

KIM PETRAS TREATS FANS TO HALLOWEEN MIXTAPE: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT VOL. 1”

KIM PETRAS TREATS FANS TO HALLOWEEN MIXTAPE: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT VOL. 1”

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KIM PETRAS TREATS FANS TO HALLOWEEN MIXTAPE: "TURN OFF THE LIGHT VOL. 1"

Rising pop sensation Kim Petras treated fans today with the release of her Halloween-themed mixtape: “Turn Off The Light Vol. 1” (listen here). The eight-track set is the perfect party primer for the ghoulish season, with cherry-glossed pop melodies smeared on sinister synths and blood-thirsty beats.

The ‘Heart to Break’ singer, who is currently supporting Troye Sivan on The Bloom Tour in North America, teased this project with a series of spooky portraits on her Twitter. Highlights of “Turn Off The Light Vol. 1” include ‘Close Your Eyes’ and the title track, featuring Elvira.

“Kim’s new mixtape is so good it’s SCARY! I’m thrilled to be a part of it!” – Elvira.
 

TRACKLIST
  1. o m e n
  2. Close Your Eyes
  3. TRANSylvania
  4. Turn Off The Light (feat. Elvira)
  5. Tell Me It’s A Nightmare
  6. i don’t wanna die
  7. In the Next Life
  8. Boo! Bitch!

Listen here : http://po.st/YbWBrL

Since her debut last summer, Kim Petras has rapidly emerged as one of pop’s most promising new talents, racking up over 50 million streams to date. Hailed by Charli XCX as “the future of pop”, Kim is quickly proving herself to be a must-see live performer with a growing catalogue of bangers. In the past year, she has released a string of singles independently: ‘I Don’t Want It At All’, ‘Faded’ (featuring Lil Aaron), ‘Heart to Break’, ‘Hillside Boys’, ‘Slow It Down’, ‘Hills’ featuring Baby E, ‘Can’t Do Better’, and ‘All The Time’. Kim also featured on Charli XCX’s POP2 track ‘Unlock It’ with Jay Park.Born in a small town outside Cologne, Germany, Kim grew up obsessed with music icons Britney Spears, Freddie Mercury and Madonna, which had a profound influence on her song writing finesse. Kim has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by the likes of The Guardian, Noisey, NME, FADER, Music Week, i-D, Dork, Gay Times, The New York Times, and many more.
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Lost In America

Lost In America

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LOST IN AMERICA: A documentary film on youth homelessness in the United States

Visiting over 30 cities and over 50 local and national organizations, what began as a small exposé about the issue has become an all-encompassing look at youth homelessness in our country today. Thanks to the help of public figures in our film like Jewel, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, Jon Bon Jovi, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, Miley Cyrus, and others, we feel like the timing couldn’t be better to share this film with the world.

How does a child become homeless? How many youth are really living on the streets of America each year? Why has this epidemic grown worse and worse, under different presidents, with millions of dollars being spent and no foreseeable end in sight? Our film creates a dialogue about these and more questions that surround this issue.

Why do we feel so passionately about telling the stories of these youth? Well for one, our director was homeless. At 19 years of age, he lived under a bridge, sometimes not knowing where his next meal would come from. After years of trying to bury his past, he was forced to not only face it, but to reopen old wounds in search of answers. In our film, Grammy-winning artist Jewel talks about how she used to wash her hair in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Halle Berry talks about her time in a battered women’s shelter. And 30+ youth open up and share stories of overcoming challenges and surviving events that many have only seen in their nightmares.

These are the stories that we feel the world needs to see. It has been four years since we began making this film, and have truly been impacted by this journey – from seeing some of the youth make their ways off the streets, to hearing about one of our youth being crushed to death while sleeping on a train.

More than just a film — We have created a 501(c)3 that will launch a national campaign later this year, to raise awareness about the real number of youth on the streets, and to show America that it is absolutely an issue that can be solved in this country.

In our film, we discuss the need for a National Study on the number of youth living on the streets. When we were filming, the HIGHEST estimates were 1.3-2.8 million youth. In February of this year, the results of the first ever national count were released…. 4.3 million youth, homeless in our country.

5,000 youth die every single year on the streets. That’s 13 youth dying on the streets every day. It doesn’t have to be that way. With awareness comes change. Please help us in our fight to create that change. We would love your involvement in making that change.

With gratitude,

Mike C. Manning Producer

Catch Lost In America next week;

VUE Picadilly cinema (SW1Y 4LR)
4th October @ 15:15
6th October @ 20:00

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 5LP VINYL BOX SET

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 5LP VINYL BOX SET

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 5LP VINYL BOX SET

Following the success of UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, which reached the #1 spot in the UK Compilations Chart, Andrew Lloyd Webber continues his 70thbirthday celebrations with release of the collection as a five LP box set on September 28th.

The box set features recently recorded songs from renowned artists Nicole Scherzinger (“Memory”, Cats), Gregory Porter (“Light at the End of the Tunnel”, Starlight Express) and Lana Del Rey (“You Must Love Me”, Evita).

It also contains recordings by world-class performers such as Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Michael Ball, and released for the first time, Beyonce singing “Learn To Be Lonely” from the 2005 Academy Awards with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano.

The Orchestral Suites proved such a highlight of the 4CD version of UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, that Andrew requested a special selection of them were gathered together for the exclusive fifth record of the vinyl box set. This will be the first time many of the tracks have ever been released on LP, making this set truly unique. “I particularly love the new tracks and of course I love the orchestral suites”, says Lloyd Webber. “There’s nothing a composer likes more than hearing their melodies played by a cracking orchestra”.

The collection is personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber, and is half-speed mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell, also containing a 20-page booklet with specially written tributes from Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close, Michael Crawford and Tim Rice among others.

Of the release, Lloyd Webber says, “I owe everyone involved in putting this compilation together a huge thank you. A vast amount of thought has evidently gone into selecting tracks from my almost fifty-year-old career.”

It has been a memorable 70thbirthday for Andrew Lloyd Webber, who as well as releasing #1 album UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, marked the year by publishing his new autobiography UNMASKED offering a fascinating insight into his remarkable rise as one of the nation’s most prestigious composers. Additionally, he renamed the New London Theatre, currently home to School Of Rock, after the late legendary West End choreographer Gillian Lyne – the first time a West End theatre has been named after a woman.

Lloyd Webber’s unparalleled contribution towards theatre has been recognised across the year’s biggest events, including the Classic BRIT Awards – where he received the Special Recognition Award for Musical Theatre & Education, the Grammy Awards – Patti LuPone performed the iconic “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (from Evita) as a tribute to Lloyd Webber, the musical that earned him his first Grammy award in 1980, and the Tony Awards – where he received the award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

As the most successful composer of musicals in history, Lloyd Webber’s productions have sold more than 330 million tickets worldwide. The Phantom of the Operais the second longest-running show in West End history. Catsand The Phantom of the Operaare two of Broadway’s four highest grossing shows. In addition to his worldwide sales and audiences, Lloyd Webber has been recognised by critics and peers with numerous accolades and awards including seven Oliviers, seven Tonys, three Grammys, one Golden Globe and an Oscar.

UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION VINYL TRACK-LISTING 5 LP:

LP 1
SIDE 1
01 SUPERSTAR • MURRAY HEAD & THE TRINIDAD SINGERS
02 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & MICHAEL CRAWFORD
03 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA • JULIE COVINGTON
04 STICK IT TO THE MAN • ALEX BRIGHTMAN & THE BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
05 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING • MICHAEL BALL

SIDE 2
01 WITH ONE LOOK • BARBRA STREISAND
02 MEMORY* • NICOLE SCHERZINGER
03 NO MATTER WHAT • BOYZONE
04 BUENOS AIRES • GLEE CAST
05 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE • MARTI WEBB

LP 2 
SIDE 1 
01 LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL* • GREGORY PORTER
02 THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
03 PIE JESU • ANNA NETREBKO
04 GETHSEMANE (I ONLY WANT TO SAY) • IAN GILLAN

SIDE 2 
01 ANY DREAM WILL DO • DONNY OSMOND
02 SUNSET BOULEVARD • KEVIN ANDERSON
03 AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE • SARAH BRIGHTMAN & JOSÉ CARRERAS
04 MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT • WENDY EDMEAD & DONNA KING
05 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM • YVONNE ELLIMAN

LP 3 
SIDE 1 
01 AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE • GLENN CLOSE
02 THEME AND VARIATIONS 1-4 • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
03 UNEXPECTED SONG • SARAH BRIGHTMAN
04 YOU MUST LOVE ME* • LANA DEL REY
05 EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT • YVONNE ELLIMAN, IAN GILLAN & MURRAY HEAD

SIDE 2
01 ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL • MADONNA
02 THE VAULTS OF HEAVEN • TOM JONES & SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
03 YOU’RE IN THE BAND • BROADWAY CAST OF SCHOOL OF ROCK
04 ’TIL I HEAR YOU SING • RAMIN KARIMLOO
05 IT’S EASY FOR YOU • ELVIS PRESLEY

LP 4 
SIDE 1
01 COLD • THE EVERLY BROTHERS
02 COME BACK WITH THE SAME LOOK IN YOUR EYES • DENISE VAN OUTEN 3:28
03 LOVE NEVER DIES • SIERRA BOGGESS
04 MR MISTOFFELEES • PAUL NICHOLAS
05 I AM THE STARLIGHT* • MICA PARIS & GEORGE URE

SIDE 2 
01 ALL I ASK OF YOU • CLIFF RICHARD & SARAH BRIGHTMAN
02 RAINBOW HIGH • ELAINE PAIGE
03 TELL ME ON A SUNDAY • MICHAEL CRAWFORD
04 WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN (LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL) • SIERRA
05 LEARN TO BE LONELY* (LIVE AT THE OSCARS) • BEYONCÉ & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

LP 5 – BONUS VINYL 
SIDE 1 
01 PHANTOM PHANTASY† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA
02 LOVE NEVER DIES ORCHESTRAL SUITE† • ORIGINAL LONDON ORCHESTRA
03 THE BEAUTY UNDERNEATH*• BEN LEWIS, CASEY LYONS 04 VARIATIONS ON VARIATIONS† • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

SIDE 2
01 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR OVERTURE • ORIGINAL JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ORCHESTRA
02 OVERTURE AND THE BEAUTIFUL GAME† • ORIGINAL CAST AND ORCHESTRA
03 SUNSET SUITE† • ORIGINAL BROADWAY ORCHESTRA
04 ASPECTS OF ASPECTS • ORCHESTER DER VEREINIGTEN BUEHNEN WIEN
05 ANYTHING BUT LONELY • SARAH BRIGHTMAN

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BRISTOL BASED OPUS TALENT SOLUTIONS LAUNCH _NOLOGY CAMPAIGN

BRISTOL BASED OPUS TALENT SOLUTIONS LAUNCH _NOLOGY CAMPAIGN

BRISTOL BASED OPUS TALENT SOULUTIONS LAUNCH _NOLOGY CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS THE UK’S TECH SKILLS GAP CRISIS

Opus Talent Solutions, a leading end-to-end talent consultancy and recruitment firm today announced the launch of the _nology programme – www.nology.io – a campaign that aims to fix the tech skills shortage.

The scheme will do this through training as well as busting the myth that careers in tech are only for STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) specialists, engaging a broader audience and addressing the lack of diversity in tech – with only 15% of tech specialists being female and 1% black.

The problem is at epic proportions and the government last year estimated that the shortfall costs the economy £63bn a year. Deloitte’s Digital Disruption Index says just 12% of executives think school leavers and graduates have the right digital skills.

_nology have initially partnered with the Southwest’s biggest universities as well as Bristol City Council with further expansion planned. The scheme is the brainchild of Opus Talent Solutions CEO Amy Golding, the youngest female CEO of a $100,000,000 turn over company. Opus have their head office in Bristol and others in London, Europe and the US

_nology will have its first candidate intake in October in their quest to create the next generation of tech talent. By taking candidates through a 12-month development scheme it will help companies find the most suitable raw talent and enable career conversions for those from any background. As part of this the three month Tech Conversion scheme – unique to _nology  – teaches the basics and builds on them over the course. Just as a law conversation course is now seen as standard, _nology will do the same for tech.

Across the remaining year, candidates will learn broader tech and business skills, gaining proper experience delivering tech projects before they start work. There is a guaranteed role at the end of it and the programme ensures people are armed with the tech skills that are currently lacking.

Amy Golding said “ We work with over 2000 clients from Uber through to Burberry finding the right people for tech roles but we know there is still a huge tech skills gap and so we want to do something more radical about it.  That’s why we’re launching _nology. To create the next generation of tech specialists we need to go beyond the current talent pool and the stark statistics show this needs to happen now.”

PIXIE LOTT INVITES HER FANS AND MELODYVR TO SIT IN ON THE CREATION OF A BRAND NEW SONG

PIXIE LOTT INVITES HER FANS AND MELODYVR TO SIT IN ON THE CREATION OF A BRAND NEW SONG

PIXIE LOTT INVITES HER FANS AND MELODYVR TO SIT IN ON THE CREATION OF A BRAND NEW SONG

 

It’s not often you can stand next to a major pop star as they write a brand new and never before heard song. But that’s exactly what Pixie Lott and MelodyVR have teamed up to do in an exclusive Virtual Reality session available for free on the MelodyVR app.

Join Pixie for an intimate writing session as she collaborates with her producer through the composition of a brand new track – Rhythm of the Rain. Featuring just Pixie and her producer at the piano, the session gives a behind the scenes look at the creative song writing process and the chance to witness the song in its very earliest stages.

Pixie said; “It’s so amazing as an artist to give my fans the experience of joining me on the journey I go through when i’m writing my music! MelodyVR can get fans closer than ever before to the artists they love and I can’t wait for them to try it!”

The full experience is available free on Oculus Go and Samsung GearVR. Previews are available at MelodyVR.com or via the iOs app.

Virtual Reality platform MelodyVR offers people access to the world’s largest library of immersive and interactive virtual reality music experiences from the world’s biggest artists such as Imagine Dragons, Rag N Bone Man,Wiz Khalifa, Fall Out Boy, Niall Horan and The Chainsmokers.

MelodyVR delivers a unique and world-class set of original experiences, captured from multiple points-of-view from on stage with the lead singer to in the middle of the crowd It’s better than the best seats in the house.

An Evening With Eric Cantona

An Evening With Eric Cantona

An Evening With Eric Cantona

One of the most influential footballers of all time takes to the stage in October for a handful of selected UK dates.

From October 24th to November 2nd Eric Cantona plays ten dates only in London, Nottingham, Birmingham , Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin and Salford.

Eric Cantona is known not just for his skilful footwork and adept acting skills but also his timely utterances. He always has something to say – and he never disappoints.

Indeed, his reputation for the enigmatic bon mot has merely added to the lustre of the man that Manchester United supporters still call The King. (They even have their own Cantona song to regale him with whenever he visits the ground – and still regularly sing it when he doesn’t.)

To expect the evening to revolve round football and the inside stories from the clubs he’s played for will be par for the course.  Eric will discuss his favourite players and why, the reason he retired at the peak of his career and what it was about Manchester that he loved. He’ll talk about what it was like making the Ken Loach movie, Looking For Eric.

But Eric Cantona promises to deliver much more. He’ll spill the beans (he’s just not sure yet which ones) and then some. As the man himself says:

“I am really looking forward to coming to the UK to talk onstage. I have lots of stories to tell about my days at the greatest club of all, my beloved Manchester United with the best fans in the world.

 

You can expect a look back at my United career with a replaying of a few of my goals on the big screen and I’ll be sharing what they meant to me at the time.

 

I’ve also got a lot to say about my favorite manager Sir Alex and the five years we spent together, hard to believe it’s over 20 years ago.”

Generally considered to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s master signing, Eric Cantona is thought to be the missing link that transformed Manchester United into the best team of the premier league to date. He became the most popular United player of all time .

Many of his old football friends are expected to attend the shows – and Cantona says he can’t wait.

 

I hope to see many of my old friends while I’m there. And one thing I promise, every night will be a bit different – even I don’t know exactly what I will say.  It’s going to be fun.” 

 

It took five years for promoters A1 Sporting Speakers to persuade Eric to do some shows in February 2017. But now the star says he feels the time is right to return because he enjoyed last year so much.

 

Promoter Terry Baker of A1 explains “We tried to get Eric to do this for years and we were absolutely thrilled when he finally agreed last year. His career has been truly remarkable and we’re delighted to be able to bring him back to Britain this year and give fans the opportunity to spend time with the man himself. It will be a unique insight into one of the greatest players the game has ever known.”

 

With every performance taking the form of an hour’s informal interview each date promises to be informative, revealing and compellingly original – a must for football fans everywhere.

 

Tickets are available at various prices and on sale from all venues, details and standard ticket prices are as follows. (All tickets subject to admin fee.)

 

For all shows there is also a special VIP ticket available for £200 (giving a seat in the front few rows and the chance to have a photo with Eric) and a few very special VVIP experiences for £500. (Providing a front row seat, a champagne reception with Eric and a large professionally taken photo with him, signed and framed.)

 VIP and VVIP tickets are available from www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk and 07973 387294

The Proposition Original Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

The Proposition Original Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

 

The Proposition Original Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Released on vinyl for first time

 

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ soundtrack for 2005 film The Proposition will receive a first vinyl release on November 2nd.

The now modern classic ‘western’, written by Nick Cave and directed by John Hillcoat, starred Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and John Hurt in a violent epic set in the arid outback, based on bushrangers – the outlaws of nineteenth century Australia.

The score was the first collaboration for film between Cave and Ellis, a member of The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, as well the frontman of instrumental rock trio The Dirty Three.  They have since created soundtracks to ‘The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, ‘Dias de Gracia’, ‘Lawless’ ‘Loin des Hommes’, ‘Hell Or High Water’, ‘Wind River’ and ‘Kings’.

The soundtrack features Ellis’ violin to the fore, evoking the folk sound of the film’s 1880s setting, plus fragments of church hymns and abstract avant-folk drones, haunting ballads, soft chamber pieces, whispered laments.  There are also more traditional songs including ‘The Rider Song’ and ‘Clean Hands, Dirty Hands’ which lend a note of healing musical balm to the film’s bittersweet, blood-spattered finale.

With music intimate and epic, stark and rich, it is a score that works both as a standalone record and evocative sonic landscape to a screen gem.

“I always heard it musically, and I guess it’s written rhythmically as well,” Cave explained in 2005, “It’s very similar to the way my band operates.  There are moments of intense violence and there are also moments of long, lyrical, quiet sadness.”

The Proposition OST will be released on special gold vinyl in a gatefold sleeve via Mute / BMG.

Available to pre-order: https://nickcaveandwarrenellis.lnk.to/ThePropositionLP

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