Chris Malinchak Announces UK Shows

chris malinchak

New Jersey DJ and producer Chris Malinchak is to make his return to the UK this October 2014 with three highly anticipated shows across the country. [Read more…]

Music for All Survey 2014

music for all

The recent survey1 undertaken by charity, Music for All (MfA) reveals the importance people place on the provision of music lessons and opportunities in schools. Over 90% of respondents believed it was ‘very or quite important’ that the Government continues to financially support this. It is clear they recognise the countless benefits music brings to a child’s creativity, intellectual development and social skills such as listening and teamwork. [Read more…]

Barbican celebrates string quartets

kronos quartet

In April and May, the Barbican celebrates the 40th anniversaries of two of the most adventurous string quartets of our time. The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young (26 April) explores the ensemble’s four decades of pushing the boundaries of new music and comprises three sessions in one day, featuring world premieres of works by Harrison Birtwistle, Brice Pauset, James Clarke and Hilda Paredes. [Read more…]

Get Off the Sofa and Sing

Opera

How to Get Off the Sofa and Sing Like a Professional (Opera) Singer is by the author, broadcaster and singer Robert Little.
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Derek Ryan Ireland’s answer

Derek Ryan

The Irish country legend Daniel O’Donnell has claimed that Derek Ryan is set for stardom in the UK having already gained massive success in Ireland.  O’Donnell said that Ryan’s “confidence, boyish charm, charisma and stage presence” make him “very appealing to all age groups in the same way that Michael Buble has been”. [Read more…]

12 Years A Slave Music

12 Years A Slave

Columbia Records will release the soundtrack to the year’s most anticipated new film, 12 Years A Slave. The soundtrack, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY 12 YEARS A SLAVE, will be released in the UK on 6 January 2014. [Read more…]

Download Named Best Major Festival

Download Festival

Download named big winner at the UK Festival Awards last night. The festival beat the likes of Glastonbury, Creamfields and T in the Park in a public vote. [Read more…]

Ben Watt Announces UK Tour

Ben Watt

He may have been an in-demand DJ and respected record label boss of late, but until last month it had been thirteen years since Ben Watt last sang and played live with a simple microphone and guitar – not since he and partner Tracey Thorn parked their band Everything But The Girl in 2000. As for solo gigs, you have to go back even further. Thirty years, in fact. As far back as 1983 to the days when he was making left-field folk-jazz recordings like ‘Summer Into Winter’ and ‘North Marine Drive’ as a precocious 19 year-old for London indie label, Cherry Red, with stellar collaborators like Robert Wyatt and Kevin Coyne. [Read more…]

Lissie Announces October UK Tour

Lissie

Lissie

As the countdown continues to the release of her highly anticipated second album, ‘Back To Forever’, on 14thOctober, Lissie announces that she’ll be taking her much-lauded, high-octane, Tequila swigging live show on the road for an October 2013 UK tour. [Read more…]

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One Way or Another

Blondie and Debbie Harry

Blondie and Debbie Harry

Blondiefest: One Way or Another at the ICA will survey and celebrate the cultural legacy of Blondie and their iconic front-woman Debbie Harry. [Read more…]