Katie Kittermaster is a singer songwriter from Kent who has recently been making real waves. This year would have been a very busy one with live dates a plenty in her own right and as a supporting act for some substantiated names in the industry. She toured with a recent interviewee of mine, Lucy Spraggan, and is about to release her new single, a cover of the classic ‘Every Breath You Take’. I was lucky enough to be able to ask her a few questions about what she’s been up to, the single and the sumptuous backdrop of the video to accompany it. Katie’s version of the song comes from a different place to the original and works beautifully.
Always known as a musical explorer, pioneering genre-bending sounds and collaborations, 17-time Grammy Award winner STING will release a new album, entitled Duets, on November 27. The vinyl LP edition will also be available worldwide on December 18. Fans can pre-order this special collection here now.
Annielle grew up in a small town in Southern Sweden, and started making her own variety of Americana-vibed pop-folk at an early age, with inspiration from the likes of Björk, Sting, and Norah Jones. She had her breakthrough in 2010, with the single, ‘Summer Love’, receiving heavy rotation in Sweden. She followed this by winning the Svensktoppen Nästa radio chart competition in 2011, as well as tours of Sweden, Norway, and the USA.
Available for the first time on YouTube, iconic musicians Sting and Shaggy come together for an intimate conversation offering an insightful look at their creative process, musical inspirations, artistic common ground and mutual appreciation and respect for each other’s work on a very special episode of Speakeasy. On Tuesday, September 18, the program can be streamed on Sting’s YouTube page, Cherrytree Music Company’s YouTube, and SpeakEasy’s website.
Les Stroud is probably best known to people from his hit TV show, ‘Survivorman’, which aired on Discovery Channel, and Science Channel. His love for the environment is never in doubt on his show, and he takes this commitment to his music as well, in his latest single, ‘How Long’. The song is accompanied by a video which, assisted by filmmaker, painter, and illustrator Matt Mahurin, sees Stroud issue a challenge to viewers to wake up and take action, before it’s too late.
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’.