Celebrated international Irish artist Ronan Keating has defined more than two decades of pop music. Now he has hand-picked twelve songs of his homeland that he was born to sing.

Covers, Reinventing The Music, And The Rule of Wesley

Steve Holley examines what makes the perfect cover, and the Rule Of Wesley.

2017 The Voice UK Finalist Michelle John Releases Latest Album ‘Diva Songbook – Through the Storm’

‘Diva Songbook – Through The Storm’, is the new album from Michelle John, who rose to fame in 2017 when she was a finalist on The Voice UK.

Allegra Speaks About Her Decision To Record Covers

Allegra, star of recent reworking of Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’, has taken to Instagram to discuss her decision to release mostly cover versions since her breakout single, ‘All About Us’. 

Jedward And James Newman To Perform In Upcoming Eurovision Home Concerts

With the Eurovision Song Contest called off this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, Eurovision has been doing their very best to keep fans happy by providing plenty of content. In fact, there’s been so much incredible content that it could be hoped this will continue to be on offer once things go back to normal.


Essentially Pop had the pleasure of speaking to Sam Callahan about his new album, ‘Covers’. Best known for his time on The X Factor…

Dan Says – Week Eleven

Not gonna lie; its been quite a low key week for me. I’ve currently saving super hard for my trip to Baltimore next month among other exciting things but it really has got me thinking about things happening. I realised that unless the occasion involves alcohol I’m often not partial to attendance. I spent Thursday & Friday drinking away at the local pub; drinking the night away with colleagues and smoking just a little too much. We’ll look back on these occasions with such fondness, even if they do end with myself jumping into the back of a cab enroute to a hook up I 100% should not be pursuing.

The Future Of Metal – 13 Year Old Li-sa-X Releases LP ‘Will’

Imagine being a viral video sensation from producing masterful guitar covers by the age of thirteen? Yeah, neither can I.

Marc Almond’s new album ‘Shadows And Reflections’ Out September Ahead Of UK Tour

‘Shadows And Reflections’ is the new album by Marc Almond released by BMG on 22nd September 2017. Featuring sumptuous orchestral arrangements of iconic torch…

Patent Pending – ‘Other People’s Greatest Hits’: Set For Release 26 May

Patent Pending have announced their new LP, ‘Other People’s Greatest Hits’, will be released through Rude Records on 26 May. The New York party punks have, in tandem with their Spring Break Tour across the UK, been unveiling streams of some of these tributes: ‘Spice Up Your Life’, ‘Wasted/Wake Me Up’, and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

Six Quick Questions for Chase Gassaway

Texas native Chase Gassaway released his charitable covers album, ‘A Fly Can’t Bird’, on February 24. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will be donated to Help One Now/Help One Classroom.

Alison Krauss Just Blew In From The ‘Windy City’ With First Album In Seventeen Years

With her first solo album in nearly eighteen years, bluegrass-country artist Alison Krauss is back with ‘Windy City’, which was released on March 3 through Decca/Capitol.