The Essential Advent Calendar: December 16

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 14 – ‘Alternative John Lewis Advert 2019’ From Ben Potts And Andy Green

Generating over 400,000 views since its arrival online in November, musicians Ben Potts and Andy Green from Sunderland and Newcastle are behind door number 14 of our Essential Advent Calendar, with their ‘Alternative John Lewis Advert 2019’.

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Brian May Joins Rock Act Five Finger Death Punch For New Country Single – ‘Blue On Black’

The multi-platinum rock group FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has teamed up with the legendary BRIAN MAY of QUEEN and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, BRANTLEY GILBERT and KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD to record a special version of the song ‘Blue On Black’ mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed). Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by Shepherd. Taking Country Rock to the next level, ‘Blue On Black’ is out now worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). The song is available HERE and the artists also premiered an official music video for ‘Blue On Black’ showing the creation of the song.

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‘England Get Better’ – Bognor Duo Raise Hopes For England World Cup As Well As Mental Health Awareness

With no official anthem for the English team at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Bognor musicians Dan Williams and Chris Woolley decided to get their own song together, while at the same time raising awareness and funds for mental health.

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‘Bear A Witness’ – Hip Hop And Nu Jazz Ed Accura Lends His Support To The Homeless Crisis

Hip Hop and Nu Jazz artist Ed Accura has released a charity single, ‘Bear A Witness’, with all profits going to Shelter. We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to speak to Ed about the single, as well as the very moving video which accompanies it.

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Simon Baum – ‘Nothing’

Back in July we introduced you to Simon Baum, and his charity single, ‘London’, released to raise funds for the London Bridge attack, and the Grenfell Tower disaster. Simon’s back with his new single, ‘Nothing’, as well as a beautiful video.

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#WeLoveManchester Single Released By Strapped For Cash (ft Lucy Smith) – ‘Even Jesus Wept’ (Song For Saffie)

Strapped For Cash, from Southampton, have recently released their new single, ‘Even Jesus Wept’ (Song For Saffie) with all proceeds going towards the #WeLoveManchester appeal.

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Simon Baum Releases Charity Single ‘London’ To Raise Funds For Recent Disasters

London singer songwriter Simon Baum’s latest track is written in response to the recent tragedies in his home town, the attacks at London Bridge, and the fire at Grenfell Tower.

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Essential Advent Calendar: The Lumineers – ‘Blue Christmas’

December 21 and it’s not long now until we reach the end of our Essential Advent Calendar. Today The Lumineers draw the spotlight on the rainforest charity, Cool Earth, by donating all the proceeds from their Christmas single, ‘Blue Christmas’.

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MATT TERRY IS CROWNED THE X FACTOR 2016 WINNER!

Matt Terry was crowned winner of The X Factor 2016 last night in front of 10,000 excited fans at Wembley Arena and a TV audience of millions at home.

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THE SCHEME GO JEAN FOR CHARITY

Pop Rockers The Scheme join a host of celebrities in support of Jeans for Genes Day 2016 and will donate all proceeds of their new single ‘Can’t Stop’ to help children with genetic disorders across the UK.

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‘Love Can Take Us There’ – Anne Steele Releases Heartfelt Response To Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

In response to the Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando Florida, where a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, New York singer Anne Steele has released the single, ‘Love Can Take Us There’.

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‘England For Glory’ – Daz Sims and Paul Hobbs Raising Money For Variety

Darren “Daz” Sims and Paul Hobbs, from Bristol, have joined forces to combine their love of football and their desire to help charity.

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