Ashley Lanzoni – ‘Lips Are Movin’

Moving with her family to from Boston to New York City to pursue her dreams, 12 year old Ashley Lanzoni is probably far more career focused than most adults. Having worked on the stage and in commercials, as well as being a host for Walden TV, and appearing in feature films, Ashley is also involved in community service and fundraising. Her star is certainly rising.

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Light It Up Releases Must-Hear Cover Of Halsey’s ‘Eyes Closed’

New England alternative rock band Light It Up shows off the power of transformation in their newest release, an edgy version of Halsey’s ‘Eyes Closed’.

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Electric 5 – ‘Crazy’ (Gnarls Barkley Cover)

Chicago based Electric 5 are a classical crossover electric string quintet, performing unique and choreographed string interpretations of popular music. Their rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ is simply breathtaking, and has a video to match.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Matthew Shepherd – ‘Fairytale Of New York’

We open the third door of our Essential Advent Calendar and Matthew Shepherd is behind it with his beautiful cover of, ‘Fairytale Of New York’.

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Essential Covers: This Human Condition – ‘Holiday’ (Madonna Cover)

This Human Condition have shared with us their take on the Madonna classic, ‘Holiday’ for our Essential Covers.

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Essential Covers: John Grimes – ‘Dancing On My Own’ (Calum Scott Cover)

Check out John Grimes from Jedward, with his cover of ‘Dancing On My Own’. Originally by Swedish singer Robyn, John’s version is essentially a cover of a cover by Calum Scott.

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Essential Covers: Carolyn Miller & Mikel James – ‘Wildest Dreams’/’What Do You Mean’ (Taylor Swift/Justin Bieber Mashup Cover)

We were contacted by Carolyn Miller the other day telling us about the cover she’d made with Mikel James. It’s a beautiful acoustic mashup of Taylor Swift’s song, ‘Wildest Dreams’, sung by Carolyn, and Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ (sung by Mikel), while standing on a New York street. The duo are accompanied by Alex Desalvo on guitar, and Justin Scheidling, on Cajon box drum.

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Essential Covers: Gary Quinn – ‘How I Learned To Pray’ (Charlie Worsham Cover)

British country artist, Gary Quinn, shares with us his Essential Cover of Charlie Worsham’s song, ‘How I Learned To Pray’. Gary’s new single, ‘Shame’, is out on the 22nd of July and can be pre-ordered via iTunes.

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Essential Covers: Roni – ‘Hard Times’ (Steve Young Cover)

Our Essential Cover this week comes from Roni, who covers ‘Hard Times’, by Steve Young, who himself has featured in our Essential Covers.

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Essential Covers: Sasha McVeigh – ‘I’ll Be The Moon’ (Dierks Bentley Cover)

Sasha McVeigh exclusively covers Dierks Bentley’s track, ‘I’ll Be The Moon’, from his latest album, ‘Black’, as part of our Essential Covers feature.

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‘Thoughts, Fears And Beers’ Feature Strongly In a Big Year For The Tailormade

The Tailormade have had a big 2016 so far, with the release of their debut EP, ‘Thoughts, Fears And Beers’, and last night, supporting CeeLo Green at the Lowther Pavilion.

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Steve Young – More Than a Troubadour

We introduced Steve Young to readers of Essentially Pop a few weeks back with his moving tribute to Prince. Now we’ve caught up with him about his forthcoming debut album, ‘Troubadour’ (watch out for our review as well).

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Essential Covers : Steve Young – ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ (Prince Cover)

British Country singer songwriter Steve Young covers Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in honour of the singer’s death yesterday.

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Essential Covers: Luke & Mel – ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’ (Merle Haggard Cover)

In honour of country legend Merle Haggard, who died on his birthday, April 6, comes our Essential Cover this week. Luke & Mel, an award-winning country duo from Manchester, sing their tribute to Haggard: ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’.

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Essential Covers: The Rising – ‘Take It To The Limit’ (The Eagles Cover)

The Rising cover the classic Eagles song, ‘Take It To The Limit’ in our Essential Covers feature this week.

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Essential Covers: Lights That Change – ‘Song To The Siren’ (Tim Buckley Cover)

Our Essential Cover this week is ‘Song To The Siren’, an ethereal dreampop cover of Tim Buckley’s song, by Welsh trio, Lights That Change.

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Essential Covers: Harry Harris – ‘Superbass’

Our Essential Cover this week is from Harry Harris, a Welsh born, London based, storytelling songwriter.

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Honey Ryder Does Jedward!

Honey Ryder take up our suggestion for their Acoustic Challenge!

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End of Ever – ‘Four Five Seconds’

Check out this great cover of the Rihanna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney song, ‘Four Five Seconds’! By LA band, End of Ever!

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Jedward – A Sky Full of Stars

Jedward have covered “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay. What do you think? We love it!

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