No stranger to the spotlight, Lucy Spraggan is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented young, female singer songwriters today. Despite shooting to fame after only a short time on the primetime TV show X Factor, she found herself hitting the headlines and becoming a household name as a feisty, female champion for the LGBTQ community. However, Lucy has successfully retained respect from fans and critics alike as so much more than another reality celebrity. An accomplished musician, whose songs ooze with her personality and lyrical content full of humour, Lucy’s jaunty melodies will drop into your ears and bring a smile to your lips as you find yourself happily humming along at any hour of the day.
Pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – have released the official video for their brand-new single What The Future Holds. The impressive, futuristic video, which was filmed pre-lockdown and directed by Max and Dania, encompasses the soul of Steps and features another striking, iconic dance routine. Watch the video below:
It’s crazy to think that 2021 marks 35 years since Award-winning 80s pop icons Go West cracked the top 5 with their debut single, ‘We Close Our Eyes’. To commemorate the anniversary, Go West, along with very special guests Cutting Crew, will tour a string of UK live shows in May next year. The tour will also feature a full orchestra. Tickets are available now from here.
Three years after they staged the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, enduring pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their new album, ‘What The Future Holds’, to be released on November 27th 2020 and the sure-to-be epic, What The Future Holds 2021 Tour, starting in Sheffield on November 2nd 2021.
Following hot on the heels of beloved single and BBC Radio 2-playlisted, ‘Eleanor’, the world becomes a dancefloor in the hands of Liverpool six-piece Red Rum Club, as they release the second single, ‘Ballerino’ from their newly announced second album, ‘The Hollow of Humdrum’, which is set for release on 2 October.
Melanie C has today announced details of a UK and European headline tour for spring 2021. Sporty has also confirmed plans for four global live-streams to coincide with the release of her hugely anticipated self-titled album on October 2nd (with a full-band set and plenty of surprises to be revealed). Pre-sale to the 2021 headline shows begins on August 26th at 9AM BST, with general sale on August 28th via Gigs And Tours: tickets for the live streams are also available via her official website.
New Hope Club have just released a special extended version of their debut album, digitally. It features six additional songs which were included as bonus tracks on the physical release, and now as a treat for the fans, are available across streaming services. Just To Find Love, Remember, We Broke Up In A Dream, How To Say I Love You, Turning Red and Flight Away were all written by the band, so are very personal and close to their hearts. The self-titled LP came out earlier this year, and charted at number 5 in the Official UK Album Chart.
Following the release of their frantic new single ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’, and selling out their upcoming UK November ’20 headline tour, Sea Girls are absolutely on fire dropping their euphoric new track ‘Forever’ – the final taster from their debut album Open Up Your Head before its release next week on Friday August 14th via Polydor.
Emily Burns has released her brand new EP, ‘I Love You, You’re the Worst’, via Island Records and announced a very special live-streamed fundraiser show from the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The EP features the previously released vivacious pop anthems ‘Terrified’ and ‘Hello’, as well as the beautifully emotive ‘Curse’.
New Hope Club have recently announced that they will be rescheduling their UK tour – which means that they are no longer touring this coming August/September. Fear not though. All purchased tickets still remain valid and the band have even extended their tour by adding more dates – which means that it will be bigger and better. See the list of rescedueled (and extra) dates below:
Jedward star John Grimes last week released a stunning acoustic cover of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, dedicated to his best friend Tara Reid, who had told him it was her favourite song. The track, based on the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole arrangement, comes ahead of tomorrow’s release of the music video for Jedward’s song, ‘Taste The Heat’.
With no dates set yet for the re-opening of music venues in the U.K. due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, artists are having to reschedule concert dates and work around the health and safety regulations put in place by the U.K. government. Jedward are also affected by this, the Irish duo having to move their three show tour from August to February. It had originally been planned for May.
Jedward have kept their fans entertained during the COVID-19 quarantine, which they had been spending in Los Angeles, with best friend, actress Tara Reid, during which time they were interviewed on ITV’s ‘ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. Now back in Dublin, John has uploaded an acoustic guitar cover of The Police classic, ‘Every Breath You Take’.
Former X Factor singer songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who rose to fame through her debut top 20 hit ‘Last Night’ to which she sang at her 2012 audition on X Factor, has since released 5 albums, with her debut in at number 7 and 2 just shy of the top 10. With over half a million engaged social media followers and a planned tour in Autumn this year, Lucy speaks to Laurabeth about her incredible fitness journey, upcoming new album, ‘Choices’ and planned tour and who would play her in a movie.