The Essential Advent Calendar: December 15

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 16 – Katie Melua Featuring Gori Women’s Choir ‘What A Wonderful World’

Door number 16 reveals ‘What A Wonderful World’ by the multi-award-winning artist Katie Melua, taken from her new limited edition ‘Live In Concert’ double album. Having previously topped the charts with her recording of the song with Eva Cassidy, on this ”magnificent and emotional” live version Katie is joined by the extraordinary voices of the Gori Women’s Choir.

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Hafdís Huld – ‘Variations’

Icelandic singer songwriter Hafdís Huld has an international fanbase in over 65 countries, which has seen her songs garner over 11.5 million streams on Spotify alone.

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Katie Melua’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ Is Everything You Expect And Then Some

‘Ultimate Collection’ commemorates the 15 years since Katie Melua released her debut album, ‘Call Off The Search’, which topped the charts and set her on course to become the best selling female artist in the UK and Europe of 2006. The album contains 30 songs from her 7 studio albums, as well as her cover of ‘Fields Of Gold’, which she recorded in 2017 as the Children In Need single, and two brand new recordings – ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, synonymous with Shirley Bassey and James Bond; and the Simon and Garfunkel classic, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Katie Melua – ‘O Holy Night’

We’re getting to the tail end of our Essential Advent Calendar and opening the 18th door we find Katie Melua, and her gorgeous version of…

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Katie Melua Releases Ukrainian Carol ‘The Little Swallow’ From Her Critically Acclaimed Album ‘In Winter’

Performed in Ukrainian, a language that Katie Melua and the members of Gori Women’s Choir had to learn, ‘The Little Swallow’ – or ‘Shchedryk’ – is a Ukrainian carol originally arranged by Mykola Leontovych in 1916 and later adapted as ‘Carol Of The Bells’.

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Katie Melua Releases Video for ‘Dreams On Fire’, First Single From Album ‘In Winter’

‘Dreams On Fire’, the first single from Katie Melua’s new album, ‘In Winter’, was co-written by Katie and Don Black, and the accompanying video features Katie and members of Gori Women’s Choir, performing in the historic Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tbilisi, in Georgia.

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Charlie Hole Tells Us His ‘Dirty Little Secret’ With EP Launch

Charlie Hole is set to launch his new EP, ‘Dirty Little Secret’, on March 1 at The Garage, London. This will be followed by a UK tour with Callaghan.

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