Andrea Bocelli Breaks Multiple Records With Biggest Live-Streamed Classical Event Of All Time

On Easter Sunday (April 12), in a moment that made the world stand still, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli broke multiple records with an emotionally-charged solo performance, streamed exclusively live via YouTube from the Duomo in Milan.

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Exclusive Interview With Kris James As He Gears Up To Release ‘Naive’

Fresh off the back of ‘Get Back to Love’, Kris James is now working his way towards releasing his next track, ‘Naive’ – we caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to in quarantine!

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Rufus Wainwright Leads Announcement for RAH’s Royal Albert Home Sessions, Performing Live From His Living Room On 9th April

Rufus Wainwright, whose highly-anticipated new pop album ‘UNFOLLOW THE RULES’ is out on July 10th, has today announced he will open the brand-new Royal Albert Home sessions with Royal Albert Hall. Royal Albert Home is a programme of free, nightly streamed shows, direct from artists’ living rooms and designed to keep the spirit of the venue alive while we’re closed. The season begins with Rufus Wainwright tomorrow evening, other acts confirmed to take part include Baxter Dury, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Roddy Woomble, with more to be announced.

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Producer Zaab Releases Topical Single, ‘Wake Up Everybody’

Manchester-born, but now Australian based producer, Zaab, is set to release a very topical new single, this coming Saturday, 11 April. ‘Wake Up Everybody’ has taken its inspiration from the political events of the past five years, and is just as relevant in today’s uncertain times.

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Let’s Get Physical…Global Artists Help Get Fans Moving

Deezer’s new ‘Workout with…’ series offers commented fitness playlists by J Balvin, YungBlud, Zara Larsson, Steve Aoki, Ally Brooke and Five Finger Death Punch.

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Jack Savoretti Co-Writes #CharitySingle ‘Andrà Tutto Bene’ With Italian Fans In Lockdown Via Instagram

In an act of solidarity and in collaboration with his Italian fans, Jack Savoretti releases his very first Italian track ‘Andrà Tutto Bene’, out now. All proceeds will be donated to one of the worst affected hospitals in Northern Italy, San Martino di Genova.

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In Conjunction With Release Of New Single, ‘Holding On’, We Speak With NATIIVE And KTJ & Carly

‘Holding On’, the new single from NATIIVE and KTJ & CARLY is out today. We caught up with the producer/artist and sister duo and asked them about the song, their collaboration, and their inspirations.

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One Song Made For Chilling…Five Reasons You Should Be Listening To Giulia’s ‘Trippin’ During Lockdown

If anything is going to get us through the next few weeks (/months…) it’s going to be music. Here are five reasons why Giulia’s ‘Trippin’ should make it onto your quarantine playlist!

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Matt Lucas To Release ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ As A Single For #FeedNHS #CharitySingle

Actor, comedian and writer Matt Lucas will release a reworked version of his famous ‘Baked Potato Song’ as a single, ‘Thank You Baked Potato’, with all proceeds going to #FeedNHS.

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#Jedward Reschedule #VoiceOfARebel U.K. Tour Dates Because Of #COVID_19

It’s only March and already it’s been a tough year for all live performers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No less so than Jedward, who back in January announced their Voice Of A Rebel U.K. tour dates, to originally take place in May. Fast forward to just a few weeks later and the duo have had to reschedule. Today they announced the new dates for their tour.

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King Ropes Shine A Light On The Current World Situation With Cover Of Classic Ray Charles Song, ‘The Danger Zone’

Back in July last year we brought King Ropes to the attention of EP readers. The group, who describe themselves as a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band” (what a mouthful!) will be releasing their latest album, ‘Go Back Where They Came From’, on May 22. The album comprises 12 songs, all tracks by legendary artists, some well known, others less so. The first single from the record is the Ray Charles track, ‘The Danger Zone’ – a timely song if ever there was one.

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Tears Getting Sober: Bulgaria’s 2020 Eurovision Entry Victoria Speaks To EP Ahead Of Live Stream Gig On 28 March

Bulgaria’s 2020 Eurovision act VICTORIA recently released her entry for the 2020 competition. ‘Tears Getting Sober’ – out now – is a beautifully produced piece of orchestral pop, full of magical strings reminiscent of a show-stopping Disney ballad. Ahead of the event, we asked Victoria some questions about Eurovision, her music, and her upcoming livestream.

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‘It Goes By’ – Peter Cloud Releases New Single To Help With Social Distancing Due To COVID-19

‘It Goes By’ is the latest release from Peter Cloud, who has teamed up with Filthy Sundays to make a track to help others deal with social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eurovision 2020 Cancelled

Today, after weeks of speculation, perhaps the inevitable occurred – Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam has been cancelled.

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Sea Girls Host Netflix Streaming Party With Fans Tonight

UK indie-rockers Sea Girls will host a Netflix streaming party tonight (18th March). Fans able to vote on which film to watch together from the list below and interact with the band throughout the film. Lead singer Henry said ‘we love films, so want to watch one tonight, hang with as many of our fans as possible, have a convo and a good time together’.

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Editorial: Our Stance On Live Music During The Current Pandemic

If there’s one thing we really love here at Essentially Pop, it’s going out to see live performances, to take photos (especially if we’re in the press pit) and relive the experience, by writing it down and sharing it with our readers.

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Cooking In The Time Of COVID-19: Making Do With What We Have

So you’re in self-isolation because of COVID-19. Or maybe you’re just wanting to do a bit of social distancing and are staying in rather than eating out. Perhaps you’re like me you might have discovered that because of panic buying, you’re unable to get any food into the house, so you have to make do with what you have on hand.

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YUNGBLUD Announces Live Stream Concert Set For Monday, March 16 At 7am PDT On YouTube

YUNGBLUD will perform a concert in Los Angeles that will be live streamed on his YouTube channel on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 AM PDT. “Shit’s Weird Keep Calm and Carry On” will feature YUNGBLUD performing with his full band. In between songs, he’ll field questions from fans living in countries where he has had to postpone shows due to precautions being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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