Fast rising pop prodigy Jamie Hannah has been busy working with Boy George on several songs and today releases his new single ‘House of Truth’. The duet with George received a premiere by PEOPLE magazine yesterday, who hailed it a “summer smash”.
‘House of Truth’ is a truly unique and infectious song; beginning with a soulful refrain and driving beat. Jamie and George take turns with the early verses which in turn build to a gospel infused crescendo. The full breadth and range of Jamie’s 4-octave spanning vocals are showcased as the duo are joined by a joyous gospel choir. “I am very lucky to have Boy George as a mentor. The whole process of making and recording the song and video with such an icon has been very surreal” says Hannah. Equal adoration beams from Boy George as he exclaims “Jamie is a Natural!”
Jamie Hannah is a 22 year old British singer-songwriter with an extraordinary voice. His incredible vocal capabilities were honed at the Royal College of Music, where he trained in opera. Fusing this training with a variety of genres results in pop music with true passion, unlike anything else you’re likely to hear right now. His huge range and soaring falsetto makes ‘House of Truth’ one of the most affirming hits of the summer.
‘House of Truth’ follows this year’s earlier release ‘Sound of My Youth’, which was produced by notorious producer Benny D (Stormzy, Kylie Minogue). Since its release, Jamie has been gathering support from media the world over, as well as from some big celebrity stars including Oscar winner Dame Emma Thomson and Entertainment Presenter India Willoughby. Whilst supporting the track, Jamie has also been performing live throughout the country, most recently supporting Heather Small on the Voice of the M People Tour.
Dutch singer-songwriter Amber Arcades drops new song, "Goodnight Europe" and part one of a video trilogy, plus UK live dates
Amber Arcades, the alias of Annelotte De Graaf, today shares a brand new track entitled “Goodnight Europe”, which is available now via Heavenly Recordings. This is the first music since the Dutch-born musician released her critically debut album Fading Lines in 2016 followed by the Cannonball EP last June. The track is available to stream and share via Spotify HERE. Annelotte said the following about the track:
"I guess about half of it is me actually being worried about the current state of the Union. The other half is me kind of messing around with, and making fun of, this archetype of the tiresome existentialist academic in me."
Also shared today is a short film directed by Elliott Arndt (http://www.elliottarndt.com/) starring Annelotte, which hints at upcoming news of a second album. This video is part 1 of 3 and features Amber Arcades’ new single, “Goodnight Europe”.
Director Elliott Arndt says of the film:
"A lot of the themes Annelotte wrote about for her record struck very close to home. What I found especially poignant in her lyrics is how it’s mostly through a study of herself and a nonchalant look outside her window that Annelotte makes us get a sense of the political turmoil that’s affecting her. In that respect, I was interested in trying to represent this sense of “banality” in a young adult couple in 2018, who are not only the fruit of a vibrant European Union, but also perhaps the ones most directly affected by its dismantling. I wanted to depict a static, homesick, glitchy romance. And here it is, trying all it can to grow against, amongst and beyond the constricting geographical barriers surrounding it.”
Watch and share the short film HERE.
Amber Arcades will also be performing live in the UK and Europe this summer with a London show at Omeara on June 7th 2018. Full live dates are as follows with UK shows in bold:
June 4 – 7: Beaches Brew Festival, Marina Di Ravenna, Italy
June 6: Le Pop-Up Du Label, Paris, France
June 7: Omeara, London, UK
June 13: Kantine am Bergain, Berlin, Germany
June 14: EKKO, Utrecht, Netherlands
July 21: Bluedot Festival, Macclesfield, UK
August 17: Green Man Festival, Crickhowell, UK
September 7: Festival No. 6, Minffordd, UK
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 21 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below.The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 19th at LiveNation.com and all usual outlets. On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).
Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II stadium tour and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For performances going on sale on Monday, March 19th in the US and Europe, Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning Wednesday March 14th at noon through Saturday, March 17th at 5pm (Citi pre-sale in Paris ends Friday, March 16th at 6pm). For concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Poland, Citi cardmembers may access tickets starting Monday, March 19th at noon through Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm prior to the general on-sale on Friday, March 23rd. For complete pre-sale details visit: citiprivatepass.com.
Beginning Wednesday, March 14th at 9am in North America and 10am in the UK and Europe (all times local), members of the Beyhive and TIDAL subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for all dates. To join the Beyhive and get access to tour pre-sales, go to Beyonce.com. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.
Watch the tour trailer now on TIDAL. Embed code available here: http://tdl.sh/OTRII.
In the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed six weeks of sold out stadium dates across North America with their highly anticipated 'On The Run' tour. The tour closed with two international dates in Paris, France that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.
OTR II UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
June 06 Cardiff, UK Principality Stadium On sale March 23
June 09 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park On sale March 23
June 13 Manchester, UK Etihad Stadium On sale March 23
June 15 London, UK London Stadium On sale March 23
June 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Arena On sale March 19
June 23 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium On sale March 19
June 25 Stockholm, SW Friends Arena On sale March 23
June 28 Berlin, DE Olympiastadion On sale March 19
June 30 Warsaw, PL Stadion Narodowy On sale March 23
July 03 Cologne, DE RheinEnergieStadion On sale March 19
July 06 Milan, IT San Siro On sale March 19
July 08 Rome, IT Stadio Olimpico On sale March 19
July 11 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium On sale March 19
July 14 Paris, FR Stade de France On sale March 19
July 17 Nice, FR Allianz Riviera On sale March 19
OTR II NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium On sale March 19
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field On sale March 19
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field On sale March 19
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field On sale March 19
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field On sale March 19
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field On sale March 19
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome On sale March 19
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl On sale March 19
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi's Stadium On sale March 19
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place On sale March 19
For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com, www.beyonce.com & www.rocnation.com.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Woodland Echoes’, Nick Heyward will release a new single ‘Perfect Sunday Sun’ on 17th November via his own label Gladsome Hawk.
The “idyllic” track, as described by Uncut magazine, focuses on “my interpretation of indecision, idealism and havering - a kind of trilogy, like Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ‘Three Colours’ film series,” explains Nick. Its college rock choruses part away from the bucolic pop of the rest of the album, making the single into the perfect soundtrack of an endless English summer’s afternoon.
Prior to his hugely successful and prolific solo career, Nick came to prominence as the frontman of percolating pop-funk new wave group Haircut 100, a foundational part of the 80s-pop explosion. They released four UK Top 10 hit singles, with their debut album ‘Pelican West’ reaching no. 2 in the UK album charts, no. 31 in USA’s Billboard 200, and ending up being certified platinum by BPI, with Nick gracing the cover of pacesetting style magazine The Face.
Entering as the highest new entry at No. 4 in the Official Independent UK Albums chart, ‘Woodland Echoes’ has seen support across the board with positive reviews from the most credible music publications including; The Observer, Sunday Times Culture, Mojo, Uncut, Classic Pop and Record Collector, while previous singles have been supported by Sarah Cox and Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2, Gary Crowley on BBC London - who made ‘Baby Blue Sky’ his ‘Record of the Week’ – as well as Loose Ends on BBC Radio 4 and BBC London’s Robert Elms. Having already appeared on TV shows including Lorraine, London Live and BBC Red Button, Nick will perform for BBC 1 Children in Need at Wembley Arena in November, and is co-starring in an upcoming Channel 5 show which will see the singer songwriter tour the UK in a camper van in a show called ‘Celebrity Motor Homes’ alongside celebrities such as Lesley Joseph, Melvin Hayes and Cleo Rocos.
With his recent solo set at this year’s Great Escape Festival praised by Drowned In Sound as “one of the finest we heard all weekend, his second coming is imminent” and his recent full band headline show at 229 received rave reviews by the likes of Metro, Nick is set to return to the live circuit with a full UK tour in Spring 2018.
His first record in 18 years “can't be called a return to form for Heyward because he never lost his form; it just went unheard for years,” as written by All Music within the full star’s review. “Call it a welcome return instead, because the world of pop music always needs music this smart, tuneful, and unabashedly romantic.” Nick Heyward – as perfectly described by Louder Than War is still “a songwriter of the highest order.”
UK TOUR 2018
Thurs 24th BRIGHTON - Concorde 2
Fri 25th LONDON - O2 Academy Islington
Fri 1st BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy
Sat 2nd LIVERPOOL - O2 Academy
Thurs 7th GLASGOW - Òran Mór
Fri 8th SHEFFIELD - O2 Academy
Fri 15th OXFORD - O2 Academy
Thurs 21st CARDIFF - The Globe
Fri 22nd STURMINSTER NEWTON - The Exchange
Thurs 28th BATH – Komedia
Fri 29th EASTLEIGH - Concorde Club
Fri 6th MILTON KEYNES - The Stables
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Anton Du Beke will release his much-anticipated debut album From The Top on November 24th through Polydor. One of the nation's best-loved stars and most well-known as the celebrated ballroom dancer of Strictly Come Dancing, Anton was a key player in the phenomenon that brought dancing not only back in favour, but onto prime time ratings-topping television, entertaining 11 million+ audiences since 2004. From The Top will feature the classic songs which have inspired him throughout his illustrious career. “I’ve been singing for almost as long as I’ve been dancing," says Anton. "I’ve sung at my dance shows and I’ve sung on Strictly but I never believed I would finally get the chance to make an album."
From The Top sees Anton backed by the successful vocal harmony quintet The Overtones and Lance Ellington from the Strictly Come Dancing band. The album is a joyful celebration of pure old school swing. From The Top is a tribute to both his beloved wife Hannah and his close friend, the late Bruce Forsyth. “Bruce was always a huge hero of mine and I was lucky enough to call him a friend. We’d play golf, we’d have a laugh and we both loved all the old stars like Fred Astaire and Sammy Davis Jnr. He was so supportive. When I did a tiny show at the Hippodrome in London, he did me the greatest honour by coming down and singing with me.”
One of the songs they sang – Me And My Shadow – is featured on the album alongside other crooning greats including Putting On The Ritz, It Had To Be You, Fly Me To The Moon and Something Stupid. “All these songs are hugely emotional to me,” says Anton. The album also includes an inspired reworking of the Arctic Monkeys hit I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and an original composition Nothing But Love.
Grammy award-winning producer, Brian Rawlings (Tina Turner, Enrique Inglesias and One Direction) collaborated with Anton to create a unique big band sound. For Anton, the album is a lifelong dream come true. “I spent my twenties and thirties penniless with just a lot of dreams. This album is for everyone who loves swing, who loves romance and who believes dreams come true.”
Album pre-order link - https://antondubeke.lnk.to/FromTheTop
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