Rag'n'Bone Man has released the video for his new single 'Skin'. You can watch the video here.
Rag’n’Bone Man, AKA Rory Graham, releases his new single Skin, out now on Best Laid Plans / Columbia Records. Taken from his debut album Human which was released on February 10 to mass critical acclaim, the album was immediately certified gold and swiftly certified platinum just 3 weeks later having spent 2 consecutive weeks at the number 1 spot in the UK charts.
The phenomenal success of Human has resonated around the globe on an equally outstanding scale, with the album surpassing an amazing 1 million sales worldwide and hitting the number 1 spot on iTunes in over 30 countries. A hugely successful recent trip to the US saw Rory make his second US TV performance (following a recent appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and play a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Rory also made his SXSW debut last week where he played a plethora of packed shows across Austin, Texas.
Having won two BRIT Awards - making Rory the first BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner to win Best British Breakthrough Act in the same year - Rory is now back on the road performing and doing what he loves best. Currently on tour playing sold out shows across Europe, Rory arrives back in the UK from April 18 onwards where he will play a series of further sold out dates, including two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. His summer festival schedule is also booking up fast where he’ll perform at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, Wildlife, Parklife, Live At Leeds, Isle Of Wight, TRNSMT, Bestival, plus many more.
Following appearances on Later with Jools Holland (where he featured on two separate shows) and The Graham Norton Show, Rory will perform his new single Skin on Comic Relief tonight on BBC 1. The debut album Human from Rag’n’Bone Man has now sold an incredible 360K copies in the UK alone.
He heads out on tour this month, visiting cities across the UK. Dates below:
18-Apr-17 Bristol O2 Academy
19-Apr-17 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
20-Apr-17 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
22-Apr-17 Manchester O2 Ritz
23-Apr-17 Glasgow O2 ABC
24-Apr-17 Birmingham O2 Institute
Actress and singer Lea Michele has launched the preorder for her upcoming album Places. The 11 track album, which is set to release on April 28, features the previously released “Love Is Alive” and new song “Anything’s Possible,” which USA TODAY says is an “anthem that’s ready to inspire.” Lea performed “Love Is Alive” on The Late Late Show with James Corden yesterday and will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, March 16.
“When it came time to name my album, I settled on ‘Places’ because this album for me represents a return to form, a return to the stage, and a return to the place I belong,” Lea says. “When you perform on Broadway the word “Places” is the last thing you hear over the loudspeaker before a show is about to begin. “Places” I thought was the perfect title for this music and how it reflects who I am as an artist today and where I come from.”
Lea is set to release her second album ‘Places’ on April 28.
Calling the track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!”
Hey Violet will perform “Guys My Age” on US TV show, Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently working on their debut album, which will be out later this year via Virgin EMI. In the meantime, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are currently on a sold out US tour. UK fan will get the chance to see the band live this spring, dates below;
UK TOUR DATES IN MAY
8TH – LONDON, THE GARAGE
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
10TH – MANCHESTER, SOUND CONTROL
“Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age”, which was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. The video for the single also racked up over 10 million views. The band are currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.”
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The official ESC YouTube channel has released the song 'My Turn' that will represent the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.- view it here:- https://youtu.be/ZlwKm-_jvQk
Martina Bárta is a young, ambitious, and talented singer – a new discovery on the jazz scene, endlessly travelling between Prague and Berlin, a combination of respect for the classics and a love of everything modern and innovative. With her song, "My Turn," Bárta brings immense enthusiasm, positive energy, and an exceptional style of expression to Eurovision. She captured the attention of the ESC Czech Team's management both with her strong and captivating voice as well as with her energy and musical sensitivity.
Czech fans know Martina from her performances with the legendary Felix Slováček Big Band as well as from the successful project, Sinatrology. She also often performs with her older sister, Kristina, who is a successful jazz pianist and composer. Together they have won such awards as the "2016 Best Jazz Composition" at Bohemia Jazz Fest. However, she truly came into the limelight thanks to her win in the television casting show, " Robin Hood – cesta ke slávě" ("Robin Hood – The Path to Fame"), which offered her the opportunity to play the leading female role of "Maid Marion" in the musical Robin Hood by Ondřej Soukup and Gábina Osvaldová in Prague's Divadlo Kalich Threatre.
It is in Germany, however, that Martina has experienced her most significant success and popularity. She performs regularly with various musical projects, has appeared at many jazz festivals, works on her own project, "Scotch and Soda," and makes guest appearances with the band of German rock legend, Henning Protzmann, famed member of the bands Karat and Panta Rhei. Her artistic activity abroad has earned her the privilege to meet and collaborate with global musical leaders such as the Roy Hargrove Quintet and American percussionist, Gregory Hutchinson. Last year, she had her first opportunity to travel to the United States of America, when she participated in the Jazz in Port Townsend workshop under the leadership of American contrabassist and Grammy Award-winning arranger John Clayton.
A large share of the brilliance of her expression can be attributed to her studies in classical music and French horn performance at the Gymnázium Jana Nerudy grammar school, popular vocal performance at the Prague Conservatoire, and, most importantly, her studies with leaders in their field at the prestigious Jazz Institut Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Australian singer-songwriter Gretta Ray today releases her brand new single 'Drive' in the UK. The finely crafted, hook-laden track was co-produced with Nashville based Australian Josh Barber (Goyte, Archie Roach) and award winning composer Jonathan Dreyfus. Gretta won triple j's 'Unearthed High' competition in 2016 and subsequently saw 'Drive' reach #27 in triple j's 'Hottest 100' last year - the highest debut by any 'Unearthed High' artist in history. You can listen to 'Drive' HERE.
Described by Beat Magazine (AUS) as 'the new face of Australian songwriting', Gretta displays a talent far beyond her years, influenced in part by growing up on a musical diet of artists such as James Taylor & Joni Mitchell. Aside from her success with triple j, 'Drive' also won the 18-year-old the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition at the tail end of last year - an amazing feat considering Gretta only released her debut EP 'Elsewhere' at the beginning of 2016.
You can find Gretta Ray online here;
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