The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13 – BRISTOL DJ (and compiler of A Very Cherry Christmas) TO PLAY CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR 12 HOURS NON-STOP!

It’s Friday The 13th – unlucky for some, but not for Gareth Jones (a former DJ at Bristol’s Thekla and Bath’s Moles Club), who is behind our 13th door. Today Gareth shall be playing non-stop Christmas songs for 12 hours non-stop, at Bristol’s Stag & Hounds public house. The event aims to raise money for Save The Children, with people asked to donate via a text line, or wear a Christmas jumper to the event and pay £2.

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Telemonster – ‘For Someone Not So Old’

Telemonster has been around since 2010, created by cousins Ben VanderHart, on guitar and vocals, and Josh Barrett, on drums. They were then joined by bassist John-Michael Forman and pianist Dave Hess. The Chattanooga band released their album, ‘Introspecter, Pt. 1’, in January, and the latest single from the band, ‘For Someone Not So Old’, is out now.

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 12

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 12 – Ingrid Michaelson Is ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ With Grace VanderWaal)

Door number 12 and we open to a return from Ingrid Michaelson! This time she’s joined by Grace VanderWaal, singing ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’.

Giovanna Celebrates Recognition In The Worlds Of Music AND Film

Did we mention that our girl Giovanna has had success in more than just the music world?

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11 – Jon Patrick Walker Pays Homage To John Lennon With ‘Happy Xmas (In The Edge Times)’

Who’s behind door number 11 in the Essential Advent Calendar? Why it’s Jon Patrick Walker with his song, ‘Happy Xmas (In The Times)’, a seasonal tune which you can easily imagine being part of a Broadway musical.

Stephen Jones Babybird live at the 100 Club November 2019

GOOD GOOD NIGHT – Babybird Live And Hilarious At London’s 100 Club

A first proper album in 21 years, deserves a proper tour and so EP’s Matt Catchpole (Words) and Sam Wells (Pictures) find themselves in…

Cover Queen Allegra Reimagines Lewis Capaldi Classic ‘Someone You Loved’

Pop princess Allegra is back with another well-known cover track. This time the ‘All About Us’ hitmaker is taking on Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, with his absolute pop triumph of a track ‘Someone You Loved’.

Time To Add Furnace And The Fundamentals To Those Christmas Playlists

Time to shake up those playlists of Christmas classics! Furnace and the Fundamentals – with their holiday album ‘A Very Furnace Christmas’ out on the 13th December – are here to help you make your guests do double-takes at your speaker all the way through your Christmas party – ensuring yours is one they won’t forget this season!


Amy Bell spoke to UK three-piece Idolising Nova about their single, ‘Party Through The Night’ and plans for 2020.

Bond Girl Susie Vanner Releases Charity Christmas EP For Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Former Bond Girl Susie Vanner will release a special EP of Christmas classics, as a precursor to the release of her debut album next year.

FREE Tickets For Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee on George’s Quay Snapped Up // Extra FREE Tickets for Custom House Quay Due To Phenomenal Demand Available This Wednesday

New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) have announced extra tickets for their family friendly countdown spectacle – Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee – as tickets for George’s Quay are snapped up. Tickets for Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee on Custom House Quay will be available from Ticketmaster this Wednesday at 9am.


Off the back of a blistering tour including a headline performance at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, four-piece The Riptide Movement are flying high on the success of their latest EP ‘Something Special’, with current hits ‘I’ll Be There’ & ‘Something Special’ blasting out across national radio it’s a triumphant return to form for the Dublin Rockers, to date the EP has over 200,000 streams on Spotify.

Review: Jemma Michael Covers ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’

Jemma Michael is a singer/songwriter from London. In 2015, her friends got her up, when she was watching X Factor auditions, onto the stage at Wembley. The crowd loved her, and it spurred her on to do more singing/songwriting.

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 10

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 10 – Ingrid Michaelson Duets With Jason Mraz On ‘Christmas Valentine’

Door 10 of our Essential Advent Calendar this year opens on Ingrid Michaelson, who duets with Jason Mraz on her new holiday single, ‘Christmas Valentine’. The singer songwriter has nine albums under her belt, and loves making music that people connect with – so it’s no wonder she loves Christmas music!

Gabrielle Aplin Releases Multilingual ‘Like You Say You Do’ Lyric Video

Gabrielle Aplin has released a multilingual lyric video for her new single ‘Like You Say You Do’, taken from her forthcoming third album ‘Dear Happy’, which is out January 17th via AWAL, and her own label, Never Fade Records.

Rising London Duo TRXNTRPS Release Debut Single ‘SUREAL’

London based duo TRXNTRPS (Tricks and Traps) will be releasing their long awaited debut single, ‘Sureal’ on the 13th December. The song is available to pre-save now via Spotify.

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