Here at Essentially Pop we don’t do a lot of tooting our own trumpets, rather we just get on with it, writing about all your faves and highlighting a lot of artists that you might never have otherwise come across. But from time to time, something amazing happens that makes us really very very proud, and today is the occasion of one of those things.Continue reading »
Born in Pakistan, Faisal Shafique moved to the US at the age of 15 with his parents, and even though he couldn’t at that point speak English, he didn’t let that stop him, and instead through hard work and study developed the communication skills which have allowed him to get where he is today.Continue reading »
Two years ago we were celebrating David Bowie’s 69th birthday, for the most part blissfully unaware that he had only days to live. Bowie’s 25th album, the increasingly poignant ‘Blackstar’, was released that day, and declared a critical success – a return to his glory days – while a whispered hope ran through his fans – “tours? Could there be tours! Please let there be tours!”Continue reading »
Best known for his 1986 number 3 hit, ‘My Favourite Waste Of Time’, which he co-wrote, Scottish singer Owen Paul released ‘The One’, in January 2014, his first official single in the UK since 1987, and followed it with his album, ‘About Time II’ in the autumn that year. He continues to perform extensively, both as a solo artist and with his full band Live 80s show, and as lead vocalist for XSM (Ex Simple Mind). He played all three Rewind Festivals last year as part of the British Electric Foundation.
Owen’s latest single, ‘Amazing’, released in November 2017 is a remix by Stonebridge, and spent three weeks in the Music Week Club Charts.
Owen is our guest writer today.
Nathassia Devine describes herself as a conscious electronic music artist, prophetic songwriter, and apprentice goddess, who is blessed with lovely fans all over the world. In an exclusive for Essentially Pop, she writes about the evolution of the female artist, as well as feminism in music.Continue reading »
Guest writer Maddy McClennan gives us the top 4 things we need to know about Spotify.Continue reading »
We’ve never hidden our love for Jedward here on Essentially Pop. The Irish duo continue to impress us with their talent and imagination, and they are for us – and should be for everyone – an example of what can be achieved if you refuse to give in and believe what others say about you.Continue reading »
We’ve been profoundly affected by the events last night in Manchester. Lisa and Laurabeth share their feelings about it.Continue reading »
Our friends at Quite Great Communications are back, this time with some quite great tips for new bands hoping to expand their presence and make it in the music industry. Just like their previous guest post about Social Media, their tips are definitely worth taking on board.Continue reading »
Callum Morgan, from Norfolk band Morganway, writes about ambiguity in music. Morganway’s latest EP, ‘Hurricane’, is available now.Continue reading »
With Eurovision fast approaching, two-time contenders Jedward have given us a tongue in cheek reminder on their Snapchat today of why the Irish entry should be chosen by the public.Continue reading »
Our friends at Quite Great Communications have come up with this, well, Quite Great, list of tips for musicians! If you’re an up and coming musician, or even if you’ve been in the business for a while now, there’s sure to be something worth checking out in these!Continue reading »
JedSheeran is indeed a thing and and it’s here to stay.Continue reading »
We were very saddened by the news of the death of George Michael and hope our obituary serves him justice.Continue reading »
The nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were revealed earlier this month, with some old faithfuls, and a few new surprises among the nods for the music industry’s most sought after gongs.Continue reading »
Three out of four of Louis Walsh’s existing companies are ruled as Fair Trade Risks, with credit scores dropping to under 70%.Continue reading »