Tawny K Releases Festive Single, ‘New Way To Be’

Australian singer, songwriter, and multi-talented musician, Tawny K, wants us to take a step away from the vibe that 2020 has had, and remember that there’s always a positive angle to everything. Her new single, ‘New Way To Be’ is a real Christmas treat, and is out now.

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Essential Advent Calendar: December 2 – The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas To Support Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Day 2 of the Essential Advent Calendar, and we commemorate this most wonderful time of the year by remembering the valuable contribution music plays in our lives, not just during this time of global crisis, but every year. Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity is delighted to be hosting ‘The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas’ on Tuesday 15th December, a star studded evening of Christmas carols, festive messages and spectacular musical performances streamed on their website.

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‘Carnival Of The Animals’ – The Kanneh-Masons Breathe New Life Into Saint-Saëns’ Zoological Classic With Help From Michael Morpurgo And Olivia Colman

I have to admit something – I’d never heard of The Kanneh-Masons before being given the opportunity to review this album, released via Decca. But I *had* heard, and heard OF ‘Carnival Of The Animals’. And I’d heard of Michael Morpurgo, and Olivia Colman.

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Essential Advent Calendar: December 1 – Drew Seely ‘Stowin’ Away (In Santa’s Sleigh)’

We find it hard to say this – but welcome to December! Any other year we’d ask, “where has this year gone?” but quite frankly, we’re glad to be seeing the back of it – and hopefully next year will bring some brighter days.

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KODALINE Share The Festive Official Music Video For New Single ‘This Music Be Christmas’

After the storming success of their recently released studio album ‘One Day At A Time’, which has now been streamed more than 84 million times and seen them garner another 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, Kodaline have now unveiled the official video for their festive offering ‘This Must Be Christmas’.

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Andrea Corr Releases Seasonal ‘Christmas Songs EP’

Last Christmas Andrea Corr visited Dublin’s Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross and sang a selection of her personal Christmas favourites. It was an incredibly moving experience that inspired her to record the songs this year.

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Got A Difficult Person To Buy For? Jedward Have The Christmas Present For You!

Somehow it’s already November, and if you’re like me, you’ve left it late to organise your Christmas presents. It’s been a hard year, and even if you can get out to the shops to buy gifts, the general vibe of 2020 has been one of not feeling up to it, motivated, or having the energy to think of what to get.

Thankfully, Jedward have it all under control! The acknowledged saviours of 2020 with their life affirming tweets, positive music, and random good vibes DMs, have come up with not just one, but TWO fantastic ways to spread the Christmas joy this year, at two different price points, so you can choose how much you want to spend (or if you’re like me, you’ve bought both for yourself!).

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The Stencil Pencils Release ‘It’s Christmas!’

In just over a week it’s going to be December in this crazy year we’ve been having, and Christmas is racing towards us at headlong speed! But never fear, The Stencil Pencils, with their second release, ‘It’s Christmas!’ are set to cheer up both us and everyone else in their strong effort to take the Festive Number 1 chart position.

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for KING & COUNTRY’s ‘Little Drummer Boy’ is the 2020 Christmas anthem

You may think you’ve heard this Christmas favourite before, but you’ve not heard it like this. 

As re-imagined by country superstars for KING & COUNTRY (over one and a half billion global streams and an airplay audience of more than five billion can’t be wrong!), Little Drummer Boy takes on a dramatic, epic quality all its own.

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Tealand Smith – ‘Christmas Day In America’

Tealand Smith, from Atlanta, Georgia, shows us the warmth and soul of his home state with his new single, ‘Christmas Day In America’.

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Grey DeLisle – ‘O Holy Night’

It’s wild to think that this crazy year 2020 is nearly over, and Christmas is a month away, but it’s not escaped the notice of Grammy Award winning artist, Grey DeLisle, who’s latest single, ‘O Holy Night’ will have you reaching for your warmest and most snuggly festive jumper.

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LIL NAS X SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘HOLIDAY’

Following the epic trailer that took the internet by storm on Monday, Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Nas X has made his highly awaited return with his new single “HOLIDAY”.

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ARKELLS GET FESTIVE WITH THEIR FIRST-EVER HOLIDAY ORIGINAL SONG PUB CRAWL

Arkells release their first-ever penned holiday original song Pub Crawl, an Amazon Original via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. A celebration about an annual festive pilgrimage, the track takes listeners on a bit of journey – just like a proper pub crawl.

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Kajagoogoo Star Limahl Releases ‘One Wish For Christmas’

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, Selfridge’s for shopping, cocktails in Mayfair, the chimes of Big Ben from a boat trip on the Thames, a West End show, a midnight spin on the London Eye, passing out in front of The Holiday after three bottles of Baileys…this is Christmas, Limahl-style. (OK, one of those may not be true.)

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Green Elf Trees Provides Opportunities For Out Of Work Musicians While Offering Sustainable Options For Christmas And Helping Charities

No artist should have to retrain; they’ve spent their lives honing their craft. But they do need money to live, and so Green Elf Trees offers an opportunity of employment for the artists of London, who ordinarily would have steady work in the lead up to, and right through the festive season.

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Marianas Trench Bassist Mike Ayley Teams Up With Wife Emily On Adorable Christmas Single ‘The World Needs Christmas’ – Out November 6

Mike Ayley, bassist from Canadian double-platinum selling band Marianas Trench, and his wife Emily, are set to release a Christmas single, ‘The World Needs Christmas’, on November 6th, via 604 Records and all streaming services. The single marks Mike’s first project outside of Marianas Trench, and Emily’s singing debut – although you wouldn’t know it, with their charming harmonies and clear vocal chemistry, the couple sounds like they’ve been recording together for years.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 25

The Essential Advent Calendar: Merry Christmas! Jedward Inspire Us To ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ As We Go Into The New Year And Decade

We’ve had The Essential Advent Calendar for a few years now and usually when it comes to December 25 we summarise the songs we’ve featured over advent. This year is going to be different. It’s the end of the decade. When we go back to reality after the Christmas/New Year period, and work out how to remember how to write the date, it’s no longer going to be the 20-teens, we’ll have entered the 2020s. And ultimately, it’s up to us to decide whether it’s going to be a time of prosperity and positivity or not: will we have a Roaring 2020s, or will we just go along with whatever is given to us, accepting it as our lot in life, no matter how miserable it makes us feel?

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 24

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 24 – Christmas Party Memories

It’s our second last door on the Essential Advent Calendar, and today we have some musical artists talking about their favourite Christmas party memories.

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Giselle Torres – ‘Navidad en la Playa’

Mexican-American actress, singer, songwriter, composer, and dancer, Giselle Torres, started her entertainment career at 2 years old. Unsurprisingly when you realise that the mother of the Miami-raised artist had a theatre company. At the age of 10, Giselle was one of the top 6 finalists on the X Factor, and from then she has garnered more than 900 million views – and more than 2 million subscribers – on her YouTube channel.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 22

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 22 – LA Pop/Rock Songstress Alexa Villa Releases ‘Silent Night’ In Time For The Holidays

We’re racing towards the end of the Essential Advent Calendar for 2019 and door number 22 is concealing the new single from Los Angeles pop/rock singer, Alexa Villa, ‘Silent Night’.

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