Duran Duran are the final headliners for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. One of the most iconic and ground-breaking bands to come out of the UK in the past four decades, Duran Duran will close this year’s BST Hyde Park in London’s greatest outdoor venue on Sunday 12th July. They are a group that defined a generation and continue to prove themselves timeless, always innovating and reinventing, while remaining ahead of the curve.
Is this a 10cc reunion? Well, sort of…. Former band member and legendary director Kevin Godley has created 2 new videos for Graham Gouldman’s touring version of 10cc. This is not the first time the two founding band members have collaborated. Godley and Gouldman created some fascinating new music back in 2006 under the guise GG/06, in which the track used for one of the videos “Son of Man” was created.
Birmingham alternative indie band Miccoli continue to break new ground. Known for their beautifully blended harmonies, ethereal tones, and striking visual artistry, these rising stars are set to take the stage with legendary band Boyzone, as the latter undertake their farewell ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ UK arena tour, which starts 20 January 2019.
Seattle based brother-sister duo, The Native Sibling, are comprised of Ryan and Kaylee Williams. Growing up playing music in different places, the pair started writing and singing together after years apart, after singing informally in a pub in Ireland. That night showed them that their individual musical desires were at a crossroads, and that what they really wanted – and needed – to do was play together.
With their futuristic sound and frontman Mike Score’s outlandish haircut, A Flock of Seagulls were as synonymous with the eighties as yuppies, ET and DeLorean cars.
They achieved rapid fame – perhaps too rapid in retrospect – and burned brightly but briefly – the original quartet releasing just two albums. before imploding in a whirl of breakdowns and inter-band rivalries.
Imagine you found your one true love. You vow to stay together until the end of time, there’s not a doubt in each of your minds. But one night – without warning – your lover leaves never to return. What do you do? Break down in despair? Or rise like a phoenix, grow stronger, and forgive? ‘Thinkin Bout You’, the new single form LA electronic pop artists Beauty In The Breakdown, get its inspiration from a dream by front woman Chastity Ashley, and is paired with a video as powerfully emotive as the song itself.
With a library of hundreds of original compositions, and over a million streams on Spotify, 23 year old New Jersey native Jared Dylan has certainly been making a name for himself in his home country. He’s expanding his horizons further this year, with a move to Ireland where he will work with Irish musicians and producers, while at the same time releasing music and touring the island.
Jared’s first Irish release, ‘Can’t Stop’, is out this Friday, March 16, ahead of his EP, due this summer.
Born in London and raised in Newcastle, singer songwriter anna Ross has been known primarily as Duran Duran’s backing vocalist since 2005, where she has sung to tens of thousands of people in sold-out arena tours around the world. Anna is on stage throughout the show, and duets on ‘Come Undone’, ‘Pressure Off’, and ‘Last Night In The City’ with lead singer Simon Le Bon’, and is now taking centre stage as a solo artist in her own right, with her new single and music video, ‘Karman Line’, the follow up to her first release, ‘First Day’.