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Pop essentials and a little bit more.

EP Does Guilfest!

It was the highlight of the summer so far for Essentially Pop when we headed down to Guildford, Surrey to Guilfest. Although the forecast had been for heavy downpours in the early afternoon (and travelling to Guildford it certainly looked … Continue reading

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Jedward Concert Dates!

The Royal Theatre Castlebar tweeted yesterday that John and Edward will be performing there on October 27, in a concert to promote their forthcoming album – due out later this summer.  This is very exciting news for fans of the … Continue reading

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The Scintillas

Hailing from Epsom in the Surrey Downs, The Scintillas are a quartet you wouldn’t expect to find in leafy suburbia.  But they’re anything but ordinary. Influenced by such artists as The Kinks, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Police and The … Continue reading

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One Direction – or Every Direction?

With Niall Horan and Harry Styles both setting up companies under Irish accountant, Alan McEvoy, speculation is mounting that the You & I stars might be going in separate directions. Social media went haywire at the news that Horan has … Continue reading

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Jedward Drop Music Video After Dramatic Coastal Rescue!

The music video for Jedward’s latest single, Free Spirit has been released today – but not without a bit of drama first! Jedward fans woke up to the story that the Dublin twins had been rescued by helicopter in the … Continue reading

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Midfield Workhorse

Named for their favourite footballers (“the no-flair, 110% for 90 minutes kinda guys”), Midfield Workhorse are anything but average.  Hailing from Kingston, Del, Dave, Rick and Andy are heavy on the guitars and strong on the vocals – not a … Continue reading

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Bobby Womack – Dead at 70

Legendary soul singer, Bobby Womack, has died, aged 70. Womack’s song, “It’s All Over Now” was recorded by The Rolling Stones, and gave them their first UK number one. Born the third of five brothers in a musical family, Womack … Continue reading

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Union J Set To Shock!

Union J say their new album, due to be released later this year, will shock people. Speaking to Digital Spy at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, Jaymi Hensley said: “We’ve taken a lot of time out but it was to … Continue reading

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Ed Sheeran Turns the Top Ten Green

Ed Sheeran is a clever man.  Dropping a single a day for the past week, he’s ensured that he’s turned the download charts a very lovely shade of green. In his native UK, Sheeran has five songs in the iTunes … Continue reading

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A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay (Jedward cover)

Jedward have covered “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay. What do you think? We love it!

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