JazFreddy Royal releases new football related charity song

Mancunian songwriter JazFreddy Royal has produced a new club anthem “Samba! Samba!” to raise money for international children’s charity UNICEF themed on the 2014 World Cup being held in Rio. The “Foe We All Miss You” singer managed to persuade Benedict Farr and Steve Oliver, managers at the National Football Museum and the manager of That’s Entertainment to support the fundraising by selling his song through their outlets.  Farr says: “This is the second time, we have worked with JazFreddy, and we are impressed with his professionalism and dedication.” JazFreddy performed his single “Foe, We All Miss You” to a Manchester City Stadium packed with 48,000 fans and donated all proceeds to the late Marc Vivien Foe’s dream to build a school for young footballers in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital city. Community DJ As a result, local community Radio DJ Glenda Berg, in a campaign run by the Manchester Evening News, nominated JazFreddy a Manchester Hero. Freddy’s first love is Afro-European dance music although his song writing has included a pop song celebrating the marriage of Prince William to Kate to promote her anti-bullying charity work. The single “Samba Samba” is an electronic House track, which fuses European dance music with Samba, which is set to appeal to clubbers all over the world with lyrics in […]

John Legend adds tour dates due to demand

John Legend extends UK tour due to popularity More on this and other stories via PressParty John Legend has added a couple of dates to his UK tour as a result of demand. The singer recently announced that he would be travelling across the country in October on his All Of Me tour. The tickets went on sale today (May 30) but they have shifted quickly, with his London date selling out in minutes. Legend has now added another Manchester date at the O2 Apollo on October 15, as well as a second show at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on October 16. The full schedule is now as follows: Monday October 6       O2 Apollo Manchester Tuesday October 7      Newcastle City Hall Thursday October 9     Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Friday October 10        Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Sunday October 12       Birmingham NIA Monday October 13      London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Wednesday October 15 O2 Apollo Manchester Thursday October 16    London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Watch John Legend perform live below:

Hungary’s most hopeful promises a Perfect Night

Barbara Kiss releases her new single ” Perfect Night” taken from her album From Me to You Barbara Kiss’s musical journey to become Hungary’s first international pop star started in her teens when she took on a vocal coach, a well-respected jazz singer from her hometown. Input Barbara Kiss’ new album From Me To You contains Perfect Night her new single Two years later, music consultant MC-Input started working with Barbara and helped her get in contact with Italian producer Endrik Favero and recorded her first self-penned song, ‘Your smile’ in Montebelluna, Italy. This was supported by a photo shoot in Florence and she launched her website a few weeks later on her website. In 2010 Barbara went to see pundit Gingio Muehlbauer in Los Angeles and he introduced her to producers, songwriters, musicians and engineers. She was offered recording sessions and gained 6 songs in as many weeks working with Marcus Nand, Chris Wonzer (engineer for Linda Perry), Kristian Nord (producer for Tokio Hotel), Irene Peet, Boi and JD Salbego (Arthouse Entertainment). Back in Hungary she continued recording, performing, singing and dancing until she found Block Starz Music. They were seeking new female singing talent for a compilation, ‘She […]

The Gypsy Queens bring a bit of St Tropez bling to Blighty

The Gypsy Queens have announced details of their stunning new album ‘Lost In The Music’ released on June 23rd with new single ‘Do You St Tropez’ set for release on July 14th   LONDON, UK, May 29th 2014; The Gypsy Queens have announced details of their stunning new album ‘Lost In The Music’ released on June 23rd with new single ‘Do You St Tropez’ set for release on July 14th. Produced by Didier Casnati the new album includes guest appearances from the multi-platinum selling Hayley Westenra and the critically acclaimed singer songwriter Ben Taylor, and was recorded at the world famous RAK studios in London. Much needed summer feel The album features The Gypsy Queens genre-spanning repertoire of original and classic songs including ‘Losing Myself in the Music ’ written by the GRAMMY nominated Phil Thornalley, ‘Parole Parole’, ‘Sunny’, ‘Jamaica Farewell’ and the first single ‘Do You St Tropez’, giving the album a definite sunshine theme and bringing a much needed summer feel to the UK. The Gypsy Queens have hit the ground running since their debut release in 2012, with prime slots at both Glastonbury and The Isle of Wight Festival and by playing more than 200 ultra-exclusive private […]

Cold War Spy’s Pseudonym same as New Pop Dancehall’s Elena Miller’s Real Name

Elena Miller is a spicy singer-songwriter with a bright, fun and fresh sound. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica and now lives in the UK. She has been exposed to music her whole life, which gave her a passion for it and she started writing her own songs very young. This fun-loving Jamaican pop dancehall artist shares her full name with a former Russian spy who changed her name from Yelena Borisovna Olshanskaya to Elena Miller, who is believed to have started work in Canada in 1990, just before Gorbachev fell from power, bringing the Cold War to an end. Married in Jamaica in 2000 and now with three children, Elena is also completing her medical degree, while pursuing her music, as she says: “everything was a challenge, but anything in life that is worth your love is worth fighting for.” Her influences range from Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey with RnB rappers Jay Z, Tupac, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, producer and rapper Tımberland and reggae’s Elephant Man and Beenie Man. Bashment Ladies, Elena’s pop, reggae and RnB single was well received when released in US in 2013 and has already been aired all over the world and featured on […]

Shivali brings a new type of gospel to the mainstream – Hindu bhajans

Shivali was born and brought up in the City of London but was knew her shlokas from the age of 3. Before her record deal with Sony Music BMG, Shivali had graduated in economics and philosophy and worked as a summer analyst for investment bank Goldman Sachs. She also found time to write for the Finance Times and other prominent publications. DESIRED Shivali deeply desired to bring devotional music, known as bhajans, into the mainstream and thus set out to modernise them while retaining their soulful roots. An example of this is 2010’s The Bhajan Project, an album released through Sony Music India, which is devotional songs given a contemporary feel with guitar, cello, tabla, western drum kit, strings and sitar. This 9-track album was nominated for two Global Indian Music Awards, Best Debut and Best Fusion Album. London singer-songwriter Arjun Coomaraswamy, who has produced Shivali since she was 15, provided the acoustic guitar in Shivali’s sound. In 2012, Bollywood company Eros Music released her second album Urban Temple, in which Shivali and Arjun challenged themselves to push boundaries and experiment with sound. The album reached the top slot of the iTunes world chart. DEVOTIONAL DIVA According to Times of […]

El Deyma Likened by Music Buffs to Top Indie Rock Contemporaries

“Build our music as a storyboard”, declares El Deyma frontman Flo, “That’s how we compose, we share by fragment, it’s like a never-ending movement.” All three members of this London based rock band have an international background. Flo used to live in Paris, New York and Prague, and has worked with artists including Dan Deacon, Mick Quinn from Supergrass and Turner Harrison. Giulio comes from Treviso, Italy, and has toured on guitar across China, Bosnia and Austria alongside Giorgio Barbarotta. Dan Bogo built his own drum-kit aged 7, so no surprise he became a professional drummer. He recently recorded with The Afterwards at Abbey Road Studios with the participation of Bill Bailey. Before moving to the UK, El Deyma’s first single, UFO, was selected to appear on the “Le Son du Transilien” disc (100000 copies). El Deyma were elected best band at the Bus Palladium in Paris for the year 2012. Since their UK adventure started, they have played the ROX music festival, Forever Sun Festival and some famous London venues, such as Proud Camden, Vibe Bar, The Church, Lock17 and Camden Rock. The band signed with new London label HisStory Records in late 2013 and recorded their first UK […]