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May
12

THE MONKEES ANNOUNCE RARE UK CONCERT

AT LONDON HAMMERSMITH EVENTIM APOLLO ON SEPTEMBER 4th

The Monkees featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, will perform their first concert in the UK since their sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.

The concert will take place at the London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 4th September 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday 15th May from the 24 hour box office 0844 871 8819 or 0844 249 4300 or by booking online from www.alt-tickets.co.uk or www.eventimapollo.com.

When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates 50 years later.

The Monkees’ cult runs deep in the UK, inspiring boy bands everywhere and racking up two more Top 20 albums in 1989 and 1997. Their last tour of the UK in 2011 climaxed with a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.  The forthcoming London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo concert on September 4th will be their first concert since that time and the untimely passing of Davy Jones in February 2012.

Now Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork carry on that tradition with a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor, including rare films and images from their series. Their new show features all of the Monkees hits, including Last Train To Clarkesville and Daydream Believer, plus an intimate acoustic set and selections from their cult classic, HEAD. This Evening With The Monkees is sure to be one to remember for fans on every level.

May
12

Tracy Morgan and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in  Accidental Love in cinimas  form the 19th of June

Tracy Morgan and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in Accidental Love in cinimas form the 19th of June

 

Arrow Films is pleased to announce the theatrical release of the star-studded, wacky romantic comedy

on Friday June 19th.

The film was originally directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), and stars Jessica Biel (Hitchcock), James Marsden (X-Men), Catherine Keener (The 40 Year-Old Virgin), and Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler).

The film follows Alice Eckle (Jessica Biel), a somewhat naïve roller-skating waitress who is about to get engaged to her trooper boyfriend, Scott (James Marsden) when she is accidentally shot in the head with a nail gun. Alice’s lack of health insurance leaves the nail lodged in her head, causing strange erratic behaviour, and her fiancé to have a change of heart. This leads Alice to travel to Washington D.C. to meet the charming but rather clueless Congressman Howard Birdwell (Jake Gyllenhaal) who has vowed to petition for introducing a health care bill. When the two meet sparks fly, and they realise that their love could interfere with what they stand for.

May
12

this year sees the return of one of British Pop’s most unique and colourful characters as singer/songwriter/rapper, Dappy announces a huge UK headline tour for October 2015. The six-date run will see him play at some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things off in Glasgow at O2 ABC on October 26th and will run through until November 1st at Oxford O2 Academy 2.

There are rebirths, and there is the spectacular transformation undergone by the artist formerly known as Costadinos Contostavlos, aka the five-million-selling, seven-Top-10-singles and three-platinum-albums-enjoying Dappy.  Yes, that Dappy: the diminutive rapper and self-described “hood-rat” of N-Dubz infamy. Forget that Dappy. This Dappy is quite different. Think serious songwriter with a blue-eyed (well, brown-eyed) soul voice worthy of comparison to George Michael.

Following his stint in the Big Brother house, Dappy started work on his second solo album, booking studio and co-writing sessions with long term collaborators Al and Flash, Emile Sande and Naughty Boy. In the lead single from the album, the self-penned piano ballad ‘Beautiful Me’, Dappy sings in a voice that will blow away non-believers. Produced by Mac & Phil (Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé), with assistance from Nathan Retro (Wiley, Katy B), the single showcases a more mature sound, all resounding piano chords and life-affirming chorus.  The lyrics reflect the turbulence of Dappy’s life with a candour that is disarming. It is an epic composition that posits Dappy as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of some breadth and depth, the equal of Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran and Labrinth. You can hear the song – and see Dappy playing it on piano and singing as though his life depends on it – on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9JsjcKJfW8).

Dappy’s return to live performance will be highly anticipated by his countless fans, and will feature new tracks from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Miracles’.

DAPPY LIVE DATES:

Monday          26        October          Glasgow          O2 ABC 2

Tuesday         27        October          Manchester    Academy 3

Wednesday    28        October          Newcastle       O2 Academy 2

Friday             30        October          London           O2 Islington Academy

Saturday         31        October          Birmingham   O2 Academy 2

Sunday           01        November      Oxford            O2 Academy 2

Tickets go on general sale Friday 08 April 2015 @ 9.00am

Available at www.gigsandtours.com 24 hr cc hotline 0844 811 0051

Apr
08

IN HEARTS WAKE RELEASE LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘SKYDANCER’

With new album ‘Skydancer’ a few short weeks away, In Hearts Wake have struck fear in the eyes of their competition by releasing a brutal live video for the title track from the forthcoming album.
Check it out here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-wlSMb7_gU
Filmed at the inaugural UNIFY Gathering in January, where the band headlined to an adoring crowd of 3.5million, the video shows the band at the height of their powers.
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice frontman Jake Taylor stalking the stage like a lion, metaphorically ripping the throats out of the supine crowd, who were as powerless as a newborn gazelle in the face of such awesome power.
Of the performance, Taylor says: “Roar.”
Scientists have claimed we should all just give up and go home because music has peaked.
‘Skydancer’ is (genuinely) due for release May 5th in the UK. 

https://www.facebook.com/inheartswake

Apr
08

Eaves

 

Reveals video to single, Pylons, watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EplthGATqCQ

Glacially beautiful folk-rock from the brilliant Leeds singer, with lyrics like daggers Sunday Times

Shot on the beautiful Dorset coast and directed by James Alexandrou, Eaves reveals the video to his forthcoming single, Pylons.

Pylons will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday April 27th 2015. Produced by Cam Blackwood, it is the opening track on What Green Feels Like, his debut album which is released on the same day.

A breathtaking four-minute arrangement, literally from a whisper to a scream, Pylons commands the listeners attention leaving you in no doubt that this kid is special.

Joe Lyons aka Eaves explains the video filming process: “It was a cold couple of days but beautiful. Me and Susanne had come up with a loose idea pertaining to the soundscapes and pace of the song rather than following any direct sentiment. It was my first time working with film photography and was an experiment to see in what ways we could add something visual to the sound. I feel we’ve delivered something we’re really happy with”.

Having previously toured alongside Nick Mulvey, Boy & Bear, Slow Club, Philip Selway and most recently Rhodes, Eaves has announced details of his own headline tour, featuring the full-band line-up, in May.

Full list of dates is as follows:

MAY

5th                                 Glasgow                                  Berkeley Suite

6th                                 Leeds                                       Belgrave Music Hall

7th                                 Manchester                             The Castle Hotel

8th                                 Nottingham                             Chameleon

9th                                 Bristol                                       Louisiana

11th                               Brighton                                   Prince Albert

12th                               London                                    Sebright Arms

 

Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com (London, Brighton, Leeds and Manchester), www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Nottingham and Bristol) and www.gigsinscotland.com (Glasgow).

Apr
08

AUTOMATIC
NEW ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 7th 

‘WHAT YOU DO TO ME’
AVAILABLE AS INSTANT GRAT WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDER

Don Broco are proud to announce their new album Automatic will be released on August 7th through Epic Records. The 10-track album is available to pre-order now with brand new track ‘What You Do To Me’ available as an instant grat track exclusively from the band’s website. You can also listen to that song HERE.

Automatic – produced by the Grammy Award winning Jason Perry – is the follow-up to Don Broco’s 2012 debut album Priorities. That album saw the band rise rapidly from cult heroes to a major force in British rock music, selling out headline shows at London’s Roundhouse and The Forum. They followed the album with the ‘You Wanna Know’ EP in 2013, scoring their first Top 40 hit with the lead track.

Now Don Broco return as an even more formidable force with Automatic, a huge crossover release that sees the band incorporating a vast range of influences into their musical melting pot – pop, funk, dance, rock and a healthy dose of 1980s New Romanticism.

The album will see the band winning over legions of new followers – while keeping current fans ecstatic – with their distinctive blend of incendiary rock power and pure pop sensibilities, all topped off with lead singer Rob Damiani’s unique vocals.

Album opener ‘Superlove’ sets the precedent, its huge harmonised choruses and sunshine swagger making it a sure-fire summer hit. The same is true for the title track, which is a mighty anthem-in-the-making, rich in feel-good harmony yet writhing with the band’s signature party-starting personality.

Further highlights such as the emotionally charged ‘Nerve’ and the afore-mentioned ‘What You Do To Me’, with its funky, carnal groove, demonstrate just how wide-reaching Don Broco’s ambitions have become. Alongside the brightly danceable pop elements, the band keep their rock hearts beating fiercely with heavy guitars and kick-in-the-face drum moments like the explosive ‘Fire’ and throbbing punch of ‘I Got Sick’.

Automatic sees the band at their most accomplished and honest. “This record is a lot more personal than the last one,” says Damiani. “Some of it is quite raw: we wanted to bare all, while still making a fun and exciting record.

And the fun and excitement will be on full display as Don Broco hit the road this summer, kicking off with their hotly anticipated Slam Dunk festival set in May. More touring information will follow shortly and the full Automatic track listing can be found below.

Don Broco are Rob Damiani (vocals), Simon Delaney (guitar), Matt Donnelly (drums) and Tom Doyle (bass).

AUTOMATIC TRACK LISTING 

1.    Superlove
2.    Automatic
3.    What You Do To Me
4.    Fire
5.    Nerve
6.    Let You Get Away
7.    I Got Sick
8.    Keep On Pushing
9.    Tough On You
10.  Further

Mar
06

JENSON BUTTON HEADS CELEBRITY FIELD FOR 2015 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

Formula 1 star Jenson Button heads a list of stars from television, film, music, radio and sport lining up for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April to raise funds for their chosen charities.

The 35-year-old former world champion and keen runner will be making his Virgin Money London Marathon debut in April and is hoping to beat his marathon personal best time of 2:58. Button is running for Charity of the Year Cancer Research UK and has set a fundraising target of £5,000.

Joining Button in the Cancer Research UK team is British fashion designer Henry Holland, who is raising money for the charity after several of his close family and friends were affected by cancer. Scottish television presenter and radio DJ Jenni Falconer will also be raising money for Cancer Research UK in her fourth London Marathon.

Several sports stars and presenters will compete with Button to be the quickest celebrity of 2015, all attempting to beat the current celebrity best times set by former professional cyclist Chris Newton (2:45:10) and model Nell McAndrew (2:54:39).

1968 Olympic 400m hurdles gold medallist David Hemery CBE, now 70, has been persuaded to run his first marathon for 39 years by former race director Dave Bedford. Hemery will be running with his son Peter and weightlifter Michaela Breeze to raise funds for his charity 21st Century Legacy. Breeze represented Great Britain at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and won six medals for Wales over four Commonwealth Games.

Olympic champion rowers James Cracknell (running for Headway, the brain injury association) and Zac Purchase (running for SportsAid) line up alongside Welsh rugby union star Shane Williams (running for the World Wide Fund for Nature).

Sky Sports’ Sarah-Jane Mee will make her London Marathon debut, raising money for the children’s charity Sparks, whilst veteran marathon runner and fellow presenter Charlie Webster will run for the fourth time to raise funds for Centre Point.

Juliet Aubrey, Helen George and Dervla Kirwan are three of the famous faces from the world of television drama taking on the London Marathon for the first time this year.

Aubrey, ambassador for the charity Women for Women International, is most famous for her roles in ITV’s Primeval, and the BBC’s The White Queen and The Village. George meanwhile is best-known for her role as Trixie in the hugely successful BBC series Call the Midwife and is running for Macmillan.

Star of stage and screen, Kirwan found fame playing Assumpta Fitzgerald in household favourite Ballykissangel. She is running for the charity ActionAid.

Reality television stars Hugo Taylor and Oliver Proudlock will put aside the dramas of Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea to run in aid of Malaria No More and The Rainbow Trust, and the British Heart Foundation respectively. Whilst April will be Proudlock’s first experience of the London Marathon, Taylor completed the 2014 race in a time of 4:17:51.

Greg James, BBC Radio One DJ and television presenter, will make his marathon debut in London, raising funds for The Lords Taverner’s.

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research will have a strong representation from the world of television including stars of Welsh drama Hinterland Hannah Daniel and Richard Harrington, Doc Martin’s Jessica Ransom, Casualty’s George Rainsford and Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley and Tony Audenshaw.

Feb
17

TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE “HOLY WAR”

http://youtu.be/-fufU6fyZAo

Available Today Along With “Orphan”

When You Pre Order TOTO XIV

The second single from TOTO XIV “Holy War” is available to view now on YouTube: Frontiers Music Srl at: http://youtu.be/-fufU6fyZAo.

TOTO  have announced a March 20 release date for their new studio album TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23, and North America on March 24. Fans can now listen to the second single, “Holy War”. The song is available along with the first single, “Orphan”, as an instant grat track on iTunes when you pre-order TOTO XIV from this link: http://geni.us/TotoXIViTunes.  Listen to the song here: http://youtu.be/-fufU6fyZAoOfficial UK press release: http://bit.ly/1AucNwh

The new album will be released on CD, with a Deluxe Edition available featuring a “Making Of” documentary on DVD, expanded booklet that includes an in-depth story and interview about the new album alongside exclusive pictures in ecol-book packaging. Toto XIV will also be available as a 2LP vinyl set, and a Super Deluxe limited edition which includes the Deluxe CD/DVD edition, 2LP vinyl, an exclusive poster, t-shirt, and lithograph.

TOTO XIV – TRACK LISTING

  1. Running Out Of Time
  2. Burn
  3. Holy War
  4. 21st Century Blues
  5. Orphan
  6. Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)
  7. The Little Things
  8. Chinatown
  9. All The Tears That Shine
  10. Fortune
  11. Great Expectations
Feb
06

TOTO DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR “ORPHAN” SINGLE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrnQORhbCWE 

 

Available Today When You Pre Order TOTO XIV

The first single from TOTO XIV “Orphan” is available to view now on YouTube: Frontiers Music Srl at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrnQORhbCWE.

TOTO announced a March 20 release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23, and North America on March 24. “Orphan” is available as an instant grat track on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order TOTO XIV from this link: http://geni.us/TotoXIViTunes.

The album will be released on CD, with a Deluxe Edition available featuring a “Making Of” documentary on DVD, expanded booklet that includes an in depth story and interview about the new album alongside exclusive pictures in ecol-book packaging. Additionally Toto XIV will be available as a 2LP vinyl set, and a Super Deluxe limited edition which includes the Deluxe CD/DVD edition, 2LP vinyl, an exclusive poster, t-shirt (large size only), and lithograph.

TOTO XIV TRACK LISTING

  1. Running Out Of Time
  2. Burn
  3. Holy War
  4. 21st Century Blues
  5. Orphan
  6. Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)
  7. The Little Things
  8. Chinatown
  9. All The Tears That Shine
  10. Fortune
  11. Great Expectations
Feb
04

Madame Tussauds London  announced a new multi-million pound Star Wars experience in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, and revealed the first wax figure from one of 11 immersive walk-in sets to be featured.click  here  to see  all  our photos  http://celebrityphotosuk.photoshelter.com/gallery-listYoda in his swamp as Madame Tussauds London announce a new multi-million pound Star Wars experience

The recently completed, amazingly realistic wax figure of Jedi Master Yoda was brought to a studio in London for designers to plan the final set, which brings to life the hostile swamps of Dagobah as featured in “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back”.

Yoda’s swamp will feature mossy tree trunks, twisted roots and branches, decaying foliage and swirling fog to perfectly recreate his Dagobah habitat. The scene is one of 11 that will recreate iconic moments from Star Wars Episodes I-VI that feature 16 favourite heroes and villains, including Yoda on Dagobah, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader on the Death Star and Princess Leia in ’s Throne Room, among others.

Although only 66cm tall, Yoda’s figure took a team of 10 artists four months to finish and was recreated using detailed measurements and reference pictures from one of the original models used in the films. His distinctive green skin tone has been achieved with layers of carefully applied oil paint and his wispy grey hairs have been inserted individually by hand.

Work is now underway to bring the rest of the experience to life for a mid-May opening when fans will be able to co-star in some of the most famous scenes in film. Fans can sign up at www.madametussauds.com/london to be the first to know when tickets go on sale and to find all the latest news and updates.

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