Magne Furuholmen - photo credit Nina Djærff

“A-Ha Was Not A Stage For Pushing Politics” – Eiken Bruhn Shares Interview With A-ha’s Magne Furuholmen

November, 16th, a windowless dressing room in the catacombs of the Bremen concert hall ÖVB Arena, where everything seems to be coloured in beige, the faux leather couches and even the bizarre table-arrangement of a plastic agave. Next door Morten Harket is practising scales; A-ha will appear on stage in this sold out arena in one and a half hours. Keyboarder and co-songwriter Magne Furuholmen (57) is using the occasion to promote his current solo record “White X-Mas Lies”. It’s near the end of the first part of A-ha’s ongoing world tour and he seems a bit tired, but answers all questions with a friendly attentiveness.

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THE BEST POP-R’N’B DEMOS THAT YOU NEVER HEARD…UNTIL NOW

Guest writer Ross Stebbing gives us his definitive R’n’B tracks which should have been hits but were never given a chance.

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Six Years Of Jay James’ Album, ‘Play It By Heart’

Guest writer Helen Gray reflects on six years since Jay James released his debut album, ‘Play It By Heart’.

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Musicians and the Mental Health Crisis

Dublin’s Robert O’Connor is a singer/songwriter and occasional journalist, whose new single, ‘You Found Me’, is out now. Robert has written a guest post for us about musicians and mental health. His new single “You Found Me” is out now. You can find out more about Robert O’Connor and his music from his official website.

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Guest Writers Orfila Get To The Bottom Of What Exactly Is Country Music

The UK’s love affair with country music at this moment in time is apparent and, as a country artist myself, it is a very exciting time for both fans and musicians.

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‘I Have A Dream’ – Owen Paul Guest Writes For Essentially Pop

Best known for his 1986 number 3 hit, ‘My Favourite Waste Of Time’, which he co-wrote, Scottish singer Owen Paul released ‘The One’, in January 2014, his first official single in the UK since 1987, and followed it with his album, ‘About Time II’ in the autumn that year. He continues to perform extensively, both as a solo artist and with his full band Live 80s show, and as lead vocalist for XSM (Ex Simple Mind). He played all three Rewind Festivals last year as part of the British Electric Foundation.
Owen’s latest single, ‘Amazing’, released in November 2017 is a remix by Stonebridge, and spent three weeks in the Music Week Club Charts.
Owen is our guest writer today.

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TOP 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPOTIFY

Guest writer Maddy McClennan gives us the top 4 things we need to know about Spotify.

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Sergey Lazarev at UdK Konzertsaal, Berlin – Thursday 1 June 2017

You may recall Sergey Lazarev as the wall-climbing, big voiced, banger-of-a-song, Russian entrant from Eurovision 2016.  The guy who took the most televotes from viewers.

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Quite Great Tips For New Bands Hoping To Make It In The Industry

Our friends at Quite Great Communications are back, this time with some quite great tips for new bands hoping to expand their presence and make it in the music industry. Just like their previous guest post about Social Media, their tips are definitely worth taking on board.

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Born In The Ambiguous Way – Callum Morgan, Morganway

Callum Morgan, from Norfolk band Morganway, writes about ambiguity in music. Morganway’s latest EP, ‘Hurricane’, is available now.

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Quite Great Tips for Musicians: – 5 MISTAKES your band is making on SOCIAL MEDIA

Our friends at Quite Great Communications have come up with this, well, Quite Great, list of tips for musicians! If you’re an up and coming musician, or even if you’ve been in the business for a while now, there’s sure to be something worth checking out in these!

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‘Conscious’ – Singer Songwriter Sian Cross Guest Writes For EP

London-based singer songwriter Sian Cross guest writes for us. She has recently released her new EP, ‘Conscious’.

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Hanson: 20 Years from Nowhere to Everywhere

Guest writer Chris Easom has been a fan of Hanson since 2000, and is one half of Mmmboptastic, a UK-based Hanson fan site.

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TANYA G DISCUSSES GARAGE, ONE DANCE, GOING SOLO AND MUSIC COLLABORATIONS

We heard about Tanya G not too long ago after the release of her debut single ‘Can’t Feel Your Love’. Since then rumour has it that Tanya has been working on some new releases to not only spice up the music scene but also let her fans know what’s up!

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