Jessie J prolonged illness

Jessie J recently let fans know that she would be taking a few days off from updating her social media accounts as she recovered from an undisclosed surgery. But according to a recent Instagram post, it looks like her hiatus may last a little longer than first expected. According to the caption she wrote beneath a photo on Instagram, she’s not doing great post-surgery. She wrote, “I am not ok… I am in a lot of pain. But I’m working on it with the doctors. We all have our moments and one of mine is now.” She followed that photo up with another post from earlier today (June 29), where she wrote beneath a video, “Little update for those asking. Just had a second surgery, so I won’t be posting as much still. I’m not any better but everyday working towards it. I love and trust the people around me enough to face my fears of operations even if I need a little push sometimes.” She reiterated that she would not disclose the nature of the surgery, saying, “As I said before I don’t want to and won’t be talking about what’s wrong and what’s happened. It’s personal.” Jessie apologized […]

The Rolling Stones have released a live version of the ‘Sticky Fingers’

The Rolling Stones have released a live version of the ‘Sticky Fingers’ album recorded just weeks ago in Los Angeles and without notice to fans.On May 20 The Stones played the smallest show of the current tour at LA’s 1200 capacity Fonda Theatre, a warm-up show at the start of the 2015 Zipcode tour, where they performed the entire ‘Sticky Fingers’ album for the first time ever.Two of those songs ‘Sister Morphine’ and ‘You Gotta Move’ had no been played live by The Stones since in a long time. ‘Sister Morphine’ since 1998 and ‘You Gotta Move’ since 1976.The Sticky Fingers Live album features only the songs from the classic 1971 album performed that night and not the six other tracks the band performed.The sequence was the album starting at track two ‘Sway’ with the original opening track ‘Brown Sugar’ moved to the end.Sticky Fingers Live May 20 2015 at The FondaSway (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)Dead Flowers (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)Wild Horses (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)Sister Morphine (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)You Gotta Move (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)Bitch (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)I Got The Blues (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)Moonlight Mile (from Sticky Fingers, […]

Music Mirror reflects on Savannah’s new EP and single

Savannah are an emerging Britrock band from Telford, Shropshire, who quickly established a strong local following and are now releasing their first EP. The Savannah line-up is Liam Ball on vocals, Jason Lewis playing guitar, Tom Jones on bass and drummer, Harry Neat. ‘Rockin the gaff’ is Savannah’s game since they formed in 2013 and played venues including 02 Academy in Birmingham, The Shed in Leicester and The Robin 2 in Bilston. Savannah have also played various festivals including Farmer Phil’s and Oakfest and supported bands such as The Troggs, Bad Manners, Big Country and members of The Jam. In two years the band have created a wealth of original material with just a few of these songs featuring on their self-titled Savannah EP. The Savannah EP was produced by Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios, Wolverhampton. Previously, Savannah released their first official single “Move” at the Town Hall in Telford. The music video for Move features the band recreating a top of the pops feel by using vintage 80’s cameras and hiring a bus for their fans. Savannah are reviving the spirit of rock and roll by taking one pub, venue or festival at a time. The “Savannah E.P” […]

Music Mirror reflects on Come Alive, EP and single by Coracle

Coracle is a project by Leeds based producer and professional pianist and keyboard player Jonathan Doherty. He has written and performed for various original bands and played for tribute acts and theatre shows across the UK. He is currently playing summer festivals with folk / hip-hop band The Demon Barbers. He is also a composer and has recently completed his first feature length soundtrack for Australian thriller Vital Signs. Coracle is Doherty’s first solo project. “Come Alive” is the debut EP from Coracle. This 5 track E.P is Coracle’s first official release and follow up to his first song also called ‘Come Alive, which became a Record of the Week on Amazing Radio and won a competition to be on the Summertime Compilation by Paris label So French Records. Come Alive was supported by Tom Robinson on BBC6 and playlisted by various Radio stations including Mixx FM in Charleroi, Belgium. Subsequently, Coracle’s track Everything to Live For was given an exclusive first play during an interview with BBC Radio Lancashire’s Glen Hunt. Another track “Running” also received similar blog attention and radio support and was released on So French Records’ Wintertime Compilation earlier this year. The EP includes also includes […]

Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr is to rockaway on the beach report Music Mirror

Rockaway Beach, a brand new eclectic music festival, has confirmed the first wave of acts appearing at the three-day indoor event.These include former Smiths man Johnny Marr, space rock icons Spiritualized, Liverpool legends Echo & The Bunnymen and a Mercury Prize winning band to be confirmed shortly.The Fall and The Monochrome Set are among the many legendary rockers appearing at the hotly anticipated festival, while stellar new talent will come in the form of GhostPoet, Public Service Broadcasting and James Holden (Live).Rockaway Beach is set to become a destination festival for those who truly love new music, and want to discover the legendary musicians of the future.Taking place from 9-12 October at Butlin’s Bognor Regis, the event will give festival- lovers the chance to feed their love of music outside of the summer festival season and allow them to forget the usual mud and tents. Each set will take place in fantastic indoor venues that boast exceptional sound quality and the resort will give guests the best possible festival experience with great accommodation and food and drink choices close to the music.‘Of course, many festival-goers are buying tickets because of the legends playing. Johnny Marr is a god-like genius in […]

Music Mirror checks out new duo Alchemia’s forthcoming releases

A brother and sister from Mauritius formed a band called Alchemia in 2014 and they are Summer on lead vocals and her younger brother Yahska on vocals, synths, Djembe, drums and guitar. Alchemia took their name from alchemy, the science of aiming to achieve perfection. Alchemy was a practice by occult scientists to transmute base metals into noble metals such as gold or silver and develop an elixir of life to give longevity. In this spirit, Alchemia want to create a perfect blend of vibes and sounds to be elixir to listeners’ ears. Their influences and inspirations come from French acoustic trance band Hilight Tribe, Swedish reggae band Kultiration, Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar and British Indian musician Susheela Raman. The album “Mandala” features guest musicians Yantra on guitar, Yatsa on guitar and vocals, Tyaga playing synth, Dholak, shaker, Mantra on Tabla, Djembe and vocals and Raaga providing synths, guitar and vocals. Alchemia have recently featured in magazines including Le Matinal, Kozé, Air Mauritius’ inflight magazine Islander, UK Music Times and Lifestyle magazine. Alchemia have been on Radio One (Mauritius), Music FM, Radio Plus, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation’s Music FM “Culture Box” and on MBC TV such as their “Morning Show” plus […]

Music Mirror reflects on Aleisha Lee’s latest musical offerings

A new singer-songwriter with a gritty and soulful hip-hop edge has sprung up from London’s East End in the form of Aleisha Lee, or A.L. Last year, Aleisha’s releases won national and regional radio play and a decent amount of other press coverage. Her latest single TBYB was premiered by Ace on BBC 1XTra on 30th April 2015. Having worked with artists such as Ghetts, Lethal B and Scratcha DVA, Aleisha has earned peer respect as well a growing legion of fans. Performed Aleisha has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena and The Jazz Cafe and also in Austria, Istanbul and Barcelona. American singer-songwriter, dancer and actor Ginuwine, plus Calvin Richardson and Jesse Boykins III are among current top acts who have enjoyed Aleisha’s support in recordings and live performances. Fans anywhere can expect Aleisha’s confident, charismatic and outgoing style coupled with her energetic and enchanting performances. Infuse After the success of the release of A.L vs J. Dilla – The LB EP, Aleisha has released her latest body of work titled ‘Two 0 1 5’, which will infuse energy into UK sound and place Aleisha amongst the UK’s leading female artists. ‘Two 0 1 5’ is an […]