Is it Now Possible to Recreate the Las Vegas Experience at Home?

Las Vegas has long been known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, and it attracts nearly 50 million people every year. It may be best known for its casinos and gambling, but it also has a flourishing music scene. In recent years, though, the need for music and casino fans to make the long journey to the west of the USA may be waning. This is because there are various ways to get the same experience without having to hop on a plane.

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Learning The Piano During Lockdown

The piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world, and learning to play it can be a challenge but a rewarding one. 

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Cha:dy Releases ‘Lazy’, A Moving Song That Looks At Mental Health In Young People And Launches A Big Year For This Outstanding Talent

Cha:dy is a Parisian alt-jazz singer who, last week, released new single ‘Lazy’. Taken from a forthcoming EP, it shines a light on young people suffering with mental health. Having suffered herself, Cha:dy was able to tap into her innermost emotions to write a song that is as honest as it is moving. Steve Holley had the chance to speak with Cha:dy.

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How Musicians Can Make Money During the COVID Crisis

This year is a tough one to be a musician. Performances are still a major source of income for most of them, and with lockdowns making a comeback, many might be concerned about what to do next. The good news is that musical talent is a very valuable skill and one that is in much higher demand than you may imagine. It can also be monetised if you use the right methods. This could be a good time to start looking at additional streams of income. Let’s take a look at how musicians can make extra money during the COVID crisis.

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Louis Tomlinson Scores Biggest Male Solo Artist Live Stream Of 2020 With Saturday Night Concert

Louis Tomlinson’s livestream concert on Saturday night was the biggest male solo artist live stream of the year. Louis topped all other male solo artists in 2020 globally. His streamed…

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Cornbury Festival Announce They Will Go Ahead As A Fully Socially Distanced Festival In 2021.

Cornbury Festival have confirmed that they will go ahead as a socially distanced festival 9-11  July 2021, unless pandemic restrictions are eased, and the festival will adhere to all government guidelines to make the outdoor summer event Covid safe. Things that could be in place, include one way systems, seated audience viewing, masks, extra cleaning and hand sanitising stations, additional boutique dining and waiter(ess) service at bars and food concessions, along with clean camping and pre-booked camping plots within 2 metre spacing.

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Rising Star Katie Kittermaster Releases ‘ Every Breath You Take’ And Answers A Few Questions For Essentially Pop

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. 

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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 ACADEMIC SHARE COVER OF “LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS”

Irish indie rockers The Academic share their cover of Mud’s 1975 holiday single “Lonely This Christmas”. Today, the group also announced details of a livestreamed ticketed show from Mullingar, Ireland’s The Jealous Wall on December 1. Tickets are on sale today here.

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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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Amy Winehouse’s ‘You Know I’m No Good’ Receives The Zoe Scott Bossa Nova Treatment

International recording artist Zoe Scott has stepped into the world of Bossa Nova with her debut album ‘Shades Of Love’. Produced by Moogie Canazio who is known for his all analogue-recording style, Zoe Scott wanted to take songs that meant something personally to her whilst paying homage to the genre.

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JK JAM Releases Latest Single, ‘Alone’

Irish producer JK JAM, aka Jamie Keaveney, inspired by how he was feeling during lockdown, has released his latest single, ‘Alone’. The track focuses on the longing for interaction with other humans, with a stress on the physical distance that’s become an every day thing for us all brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, in this very strange year, 2020.

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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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So Fucking Lonely: Jedward’s John Grimes Makes Justin Bieber’s Song His Own

John Grimes of Jedward has tonight released an acoustic cover of ‘Lonely’, originally by Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco. Singing as he plays his acoustic guitar, John faces the camera directly, making the verses and choruses his own. Like Justin Bieber, John and his twin brother Edward, started their music careers as teenagers, and know only too well how it feels to be a household name, trapped, as it were, in a gilded cage, always watched, and not knowing who to turn to, who to trust.

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Out Now – Chris Difford’s Song Club Album Inspired By Frontline Photos Taken By NHS Nurse

An album of songs by award-winning songwriters – including Nick Heyward, Graham Gouldman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mark Nevin and more – that celebrate frontline nurses is released today. Curated by Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford, the Song Club album is inspired by photographs taken by Hannah Grace Deller, a nurse on the front line.

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Liv Austen Releases New Single ‘Why Don’t You’, Tomorrow

This Friday, the super talented Liv Austen will release a song that I think is very important to her in so many ways because it is born of this love. ‘Why Don’t You’ is a song that tells us we should be as generous to ourselves as we are with the outside world. It is a song that on first hearing sounds like advice but on repeated listening evolves into a mission statement from the singer to herself.

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Whispering Bob Harris OBE Launches A Very Special Cover Of ‘Stand By Me’ In Support Of Help Musicians

What happens when two genre defying forces of nature come together for a common cause? The answer is that, on 27th October, an incredible collaboration of talent will come to fruition when we see the release of ‘Stand By Me’ on Under The Apple Tree Records. It will be released in aid of something this pandemic can only have made more important. It will raise funds for ‘Help Musicians’, a 99 year old charity, that continues to provide vital support to thousands of music creators during this unprecedented time.

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Indie Electronic Artist RDI0 Releases Latest Single, ‘Love Can Also Spread’

Seattle based indie electronic artist RDIo shares his latest feel good 80s inspired dance track, ‘Love Can Also Spread’. The empowering song reminds us that we have the power to change the world through kindness.

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Smiling Sessions Kick Off Series 2 With KT Tunstall

Back in June we introduced you to The Smiling Sessions, a group run by a non profit organisation, who go into community centres for the elderly each week, where they host sing-a-longs for the residents and members. During the lockdown period, The Smiling Sessions certainly didn’t let their mates down, and instead went fully-virtual, with celebrities popping by to lead the sessions online.

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Jaco’s Latest Single ‘Weigh You’, From Upcoming Set ‘Dose’ Is A Breath Of Fresh Power-Pop Scented Air

Jake Waitzman, aka Jaco, gives us a breath of power-pop scented air as he drawls his way through ‘Weigh You’, his latest single, out now, taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Dose’. Set to come out on October 9, the album will be released via Cornelius Chapel Records.

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