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 […]

Pandora now owns Next Big Sound

Pandora has been busy in court attempting to fight off higher royalty rates. Meanwhile, they’ve had their eye on more than just small radio stations… Pandora has purchased music analytics service Next Big Sound. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. NBS says they will continue to operate as usual, but the service will be added to Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform. Pandora wants the AMP to be a leading tool for artists, labels, managers, publishers, and brands. Tim Westergren says Pandora is giving “talented working artists a shot at lifelong careers“. read more

Music Mirror hot rock gossip The Stones to play warm up shows in LA

The Rolling Stones have played a warm-up show at LA’s 1200 capacity Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.The Stones promised to play every song from the Sticky Fingers album and they did as well as a tribute to BB King with ‘Rock Me Baby’.‘We’re gonna do a bit of a tribute to BB King who was a hero of ours. He was a lovely guy & who was so influential on us,’ Mick Jagger said introducing the song.Two songs from Sticky Fingers, ‘Moonlight Mile’ and ‘Sister Morphine’ had not been played since the 90s. ‘You Gotta Move’, had not been played live by The Stones since 1976.‘This one is by Mississippi Fred McDowell, with a 12string & Keith’s gonna do the 12string tonight YOU GOTTA MOVE,’ Mick announced.Rolling Stones, May 20, Los Angeles setlistStart Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)When The Whip Comes Down (from Some Girls, 1978)All Down The Line (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)Sway (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 […]

Music Mirror looks forward to Kyla’s new single Beautiful U

An accomplished singer-songwriter and producer based in Sheffield called Kyla will release her latest single “Beautiful U” on KYPO Records on 29th June. DJs and producers including Liquid, Klubfiller, Andy Whitby, Andy Littlewood and Max Porcelli have used songs written by Kyla, who also provided the vocals. For Max Porcelli, she wrote and featured on Give Us Thunder, released on 12 inch vinyl and digitally by 989 Records. Kyla’s track Under Your Spell was on The Sound of Hardcore in 2009, which reached number 4 in the compilation chart. Amongst other writing and session work for other artists, Kyla wrote and featured on Klubfiller’s track On A Cloud, which featured on Clubland Extreme Hardcore and also Summer of Love for Fretman & Darwin, which featured on Hardcore Underground 4. She also features on Liquid Vs Billy Daniel Bunter and Sparky’s Movin’ To The Beat and Everything’s Alright, named on the track alongside Andy Whitby, Klubfiller and Cally Gage. Having travelled the world as a session musician and providing songs for other artists, Kyla’s own recordings are touching, melodic and uplifting, while sometimes edgy and dark. Kyla’s new single “Beautiful U” was produced by Glenn Boulton of Creative Studios and features […]

Music Mirror announces new release from Michael Push

Michael Push is a London based pop dance house DJ, producer and music artist who grew up in a small town in Sardinia, Italy. As a child, Michael took up singing and playing keyboards, which lead to him being accepted into Italy’s biggest music school. The release of “Freeze” featuring Moonfish on Restylers Records in 2012 saw Michael enter the mainstream. DJ Mag Italia featured Michael on their DJ’s Got Talent Page. Michael writes and produces his own music and is influenced by current pop and club music. His energetic tracks combine romantic lyrics and choruses with powerful beats in the pop-house, tech-house and minimal techno dance genres. “Freeze” reached number 3 in MTV’s Top 10 Dance Chart, between J.Lo and Madonna. The single was later licensed to the Disco Wax label in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Then his single “Above The Clouds” featuring X-Factor contestant Allie Phalc, was released by Restylers Records and licensed to the Spanish independent label, Roster Music. The latest single from Michael Push, “Falling Down” feat. Semih, will be released by White Lips on 1 June and will be available via digital music retail online including iTunes. Here is Falling Down on YouTube   […]

Music Mirror hot news – Gaurika to support Status Quo, Katrina and the Waves on 15th and 16th May ! Get tickets

Gaurika will be performing live for 2 nights supporting legends Status Quo and Katrina and the Waves at the Blue Bell in Bridlington on the 15th and 16th May. Get tickets here: http://bluebellhotel.net/index.php/status-quo-tickets  Gaurika Hayer is a London based pop-rock singer-songwriter, most similar to Pink, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. Michael Jackson, Madonna and Elton John are also inspirations. Gaurika has worked with some of the music industry’s leading producers such as David Frangioni, known for his work with Santana, Rolling Stones and Elton John among others, and Pete Wallace whose production roster includes Pink, Jessica Simpson and Julio Iglesias. Respected musicians have also played alongside Gaurika such as Mark Hudson (Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Boyzone and Leann Rimes) and Rudy Perez (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Il Divo, Michael Bolton). Solo artist Jon Secada provided backing vocals on Gaurika’s song “Stronger”. London gigs include Madam Jojo’s cabaret club in Soho, the Roundhouse in Camden, the Cedar Room in London’s Islington, plus private gigs at Kensington Hotel and St James’ Hotel, Jermyn Street, London. Gaurika managed to secure herself a showcase at Selfridges during December, a previously unheard of accomplishment for a new independent artist. Gaurika has […]

Music Mirror sad to hear about Hot Chocolate legend Errol Brown passing away

Errol Brown has passed away at the age of 71. The musician is best known as the frontman of British soul band Hot Chocolate, which produced hits such as You Sexy Thing, So You Win Again and Brother Louie. Errol battled liver cancer and perished from the disease at his home, his manager Phil Dale informed BBC News. “Errol Brown MBE passed away in The Bahamas this morning with his wife Ginette and daughters Colette and Leonie by his side of liver cancer,” Phil informed the outlet. “Errol was a lover of life and obviously ‘music!’ I never went into his home, car or a hotel room without music playing. “Errol was a ‘Gentle Man’ and was a personal friend of mine who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. His greatest legacy is that his music will live on!” Since Hot Chocolate’s inception in 1969, the group has climbed the charts in over 50 countries with their singles. Errol was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but he moved to the United Kingdom when he was just 12 years old. His band Hot Chocolate took off after John Lennon gave the group a huge break by allowing them to […]

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones team up with Nick Mason of Pink Floyd to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims.

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has teamed with Nick Mason of Pink Floyd for the song ‘Listen Into Your Heart’ to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims.The lead vocal for the song is soul singer Beverly Knight with Mick and Ronnie on backing vocals. The song was produced by Matt Clifford, produced by Nick Mason and recorded at Abbey Road Studios. In a statement Beverly Knight said, ‘The terrible events in Nepal show just how vulnerable our fellow man can be in the face of nature. My hope is that the proceeds of this song will go some way to help raise urgently needed funds to repair homes and restore lives.’Proceeds from ‘Listen Into Your Heart’ will go to Save The Children’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The Rolling Stones website has appealed to fans to buy the song. ‘Save the Children is scaling up its response to meet the urgent needs of children in Nepal, many of whom are injured, without shelter and basic items. A UK government-funded emergency medical team, managed Save the Children, is assessing needs and supporting local medical staff by providing surgery to those who need it most and our teams are delivering […]

Bad Boy Ace launches official single on Music MIrror

Real names Adedoyin Adekoya, was born on July 26th 1992 in Lagos, but originally a native of ogun state. Badboy Ace fell in love with music at a very tender age of 11, Listening to King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina peters & Fela Kuti in his early days increased his passion & love for music. But professionally started his music career 3 years ago with Difference Entertainment playing as hype man & performing back up’s for Pop singing sensation Sean Tizzle. Badboy Ace is out with his 1st official singles Titled Polongo & Gimme Dat songs produced by Award winning producer Dtunes. Download, Listen & Share:- Gimme Dat – http://hu.lk/uxkj3vm1h3pc Polongo – http://hu.lk/v7ky6gxaderk

Music Mirror celebrity news – Jessie J reduces followers !

Jessie J doesn’t think being unfollowed is a ‘battle to fight’.The Domino singer decided to have a Twitter cull on Tuesday, reducing the number of people she follows by half, down to just 400. Her decision was met with uproar by a number of her supporters, but the 27-year-old doesn’t understand why they have taken it so personally.‘I find it insane that some people take being unfollowed like a personal attack,’ she wrote in a now deleted tweet. ‘If I punched you in the face fair enough. But I didn’t… Meh. Pick your battles in life. Being unfollowed by anyone is not a battle to fight. Or feel any way about. It’s Twitter (sic)’.But her fans on the receiving end of the cull didn’t agree. One called the singer ‘rude’ and ‘ungrateful’, while another said it was a bad thing to do because her fanbase helped her get where she is today. However, never one to be afraid of speaking her mind, Jessie was quick to respond.‘Stop making me out to be something I’m not,’ she wrote. ‘My emotions made me the artist I am today. And the artist I am today is emotional.(sic)’The star then seemed to head off […]