Flying Fish and Entertainment Film Distributors have announced that principal photography has commenced in Cornwall on FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS 2. The film reunites the original’s creative team, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft, as they co-direct from their screenplay co-written with Piers Ashworth. The film is the sequel to the UK box-office smash hit FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS based on the heart- warming true story about the sea-shanty singing group. The film sees Irish singer songwriter Imelda May in her cinematic acting debut.
Imelda May is surely one of our best songwriters. Having been born and raised in Dublin, she began her career at 16 performing locally. Now, on the eve of releasing her sixth studio album ‘11 Past the Hour’, she is known worldwide and critically acclaimed. She has worked with some of the world’s greatest producers and artists and when releasing the debut single from this new album was able to call upon friends Noel Gallagher and Ronnie Wood to collaborate. She really is that rare thing of being an artist’s artist.
It’s four years since we heard new music from Imelda May and so today has been an eagerly awaited release date. Imelda May is a globally revered Irish artist who brings it all. Jazz, rockabilly, blues and rock’n’roll are the musical DNA of an artist who started singing blues inspired by Nina Simone and Billie Holiday and then as she developed into one of our best songwriters seemed to be influenced by the honesty and emotion of writers like Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith and, of course, the legend that is Phil Lynott. When these influences are thrown into a musical cauldron and mixed with a voice that oozes raw emotion, the results are pure witchcraft.
This Friday, on the eve of their first ever UK live show, Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum, and his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, celebrated hitting the top spot of the UK Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart with their debut album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The album was released on November 9.
Not content to merely be a Hollywood superstar, style icon, man of the moment, and absolute legend, Jeff Goldblum, celebrated his 66th birthday at the InStyle Magazine awards at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, where he was honoured as this year’s “Man Of Style”. The award comes ahead of the release of his debut jazz album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’, which he recorded earlier this year with his long term band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. ‘The Capitol Studio Sessions’ is out today November 9 through Decca Records.