Tuesday, 24 December 2013

It's Christmas!

It's Christmas! Here's 10 Christmas songs to help you get into the Christmas spirit! (In no particular order...) Also, there's a Christmas present at the bottom for you! :)

1. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl

Released in 1987, 'Fairytale of New York' only peaked at #2 in the UK Singles Chart, being beaten by Pet Shop Boy's 'Always On My Mind'. Being re-released many times since, and being a classic Christmas sing-a-long tune, it's been chosen as the Greatest Christmas Song in many countdowns and polls.


2. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid

Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for the relief of 1983-1985 famine in Ethiopia. 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' peaked at #1 in the UK Singles Chart and included lots of well known artists of the time, from Spandau Ballet, U2, Duran Duran, Bananarama and loads more! 


3. Saviour's Day - Cliff Richard

Peaking at #1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1990, the second time that Cliff Richard had a Christmas number 1. It's been voted into lists of both the best and the most annoying Christmas songs... 

4. Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) - The Darkness

Released in 2003, and falling behind Gary Jules and Michael Andrews cover of 'Mad World' in the Christmas charts, peaking at #1. They were at #1 in the week running up to the Christmas Chart, but fell short on the last day.


5. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released in 197, the song reached #4. However, the song has appeared many times since in the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon's death in 1980. Originally a protest song about the Vietnam War, 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' has since become a Christmas standard. 


6. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens

A popular festive song by Shakin Stevens, released a year late, to avoid clashing with Band Aid's Christmas track, in 1985. It made it as Christmas #1 for that year and has re-entered the charts many times since. 

7. Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie

The song peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart in 1980, only being kept from #1 by two re-released tracks from John Lennon after his death. In an interview Lewie said how he'd never intended for 'Stop The Cavalry' to be a Christmas hit, it was a protest song. 


8. Stay Another Day - East 17

A pop song recorded by British boy band East 17. Released late in 1994 and beacme their only #1 in the UK Singles Chart, making it their biggest hit. It also took Christmas #1 spot for 1994. It also topped the charts in Sweden, Ireland and Denmark...

9. Last Christmas - Wham! 

Released in 1984, written and produced by George Michael, and has been covered by many artists since it's original release. The charts had a battle for Christmas Number 1 that year with, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and 'Power of Love' and both were beaten by 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. 

10. Lonely This Christmas - Frank Hamilton

Now, here's a cover of 'Lonely This Christmas' originally by Mud, which topped the UK Singles Chart in 1974. Frank Hamilton has done a heartwarming cover and has given it up for a free download along with his original Christmas song '(I Wish This Was) A Christmas Song' from last year's One Song A Week. Enjoy! 

Hope you have a very merry xmas and see you in the new year! 

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Feature: Lianne Kaye (17/12/13)


Lianne is an 18 year old rock/pop singer-songwriter from England. She has been uploading videos to Youtube for the past three years and has a new EP now available to pre-order and is also going on a headline tour next February.








General Questions...

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how? 
I started singing when I was about 7 and just realised it was something I had a passion for and loved doing, I got involved at school with anything music based and then when I was 13 I picked up a guitar and started songwriting.

2. What is the most inspiring gig/concert/festival you've been to? 
I think all the gigs I've been to have been inspiring in different ways as no artist or band is the same. Though when I saw Ed Sheeran I was pretty blown away, he's an incredible talent and very inspiring.

3. What have you been listening to lately? 
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Kelly Clarkson, she rocks haha but I'm liking a lot of acoustic stuff too. I like a real mixture of music.

3 Questions for Lianne...

1. You've uploaded a lot of successful videos on Youtube, but what are your top 3 favourites? 
Thank you very much, I've enjoyed them all but I think for me 'My Heart' by Paramore was one I really loved to sing. 'Sex On Fire' was cool cos I liked changing it up, and obviously 'We Found Love' was great and the reaction was so unexpected, but I've loved them all :)

2. You have a new EP coming very soon, what track are you most excited about and why?
Honestly I'm so happy with all of them, their exactly the sound and style that I'd love to pursue. There's a song on there though called 'All That You Have To Say' that I'm excited for people to hear, it's a little rocky so will be great to hear what people think.

3. What process did you go through whilst writing the title track of the new EP, Vacancy? 
It's weird because sometimes certain songs just kinda almost write themselves and Vacancy was one of those songs. I was sitting in my room jamming these chords that I really loved and was thinking about how I always end up liking someone and having no idea if they feel the same way so I sung 'I wanna know what you think about me...' and that was it.

Random Questions...

Favourite music video? 
Ahhh so many good ones! I love the video for 'Breathe' by Michelle Branch, I'm a big fan. 

Reviews of 'Everything To Me' by Lianne Kaye:

1. Lucy: 4/5 - lovely song with great lyrics and a raw voice with beautiful tones.

2. Sophie: 4/5 - love it! Beautiful voice!

3: Philippa: 5/5 - love her voice & really cute video, especially with that alpaca...

4: Tracy: 5/5 - if not more - instant love it!


Lianne's Links:

Twitter: @LianneKayeMusic

Check It Out! (full of covers this week!)

Chart: Skyscraper - Sam Bailey

Skyscraper, originally by American artist Demi Lovato, covered by Sam Bailey, is currently sat at Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. It has also been announced that she will support Beyonce on her UK leg of her next tour... Not a bad year to win the X Factor then?


Live Performance: Anna Sun - Kina Grannis & Hoodie Allen

Kina Grannis, an American guitarist and singer/songwriter performing live here with American singer/rapper Hoodie Allen. Anna Sun, originally by Walk The Moon, is covered live by Hoodie and Kina into a stunning song. 


Cover: No More I Love You's - Lauren Aquilina

As part of her Twelve Days of Christmas, Lauren released this cover as a free download, it is a sensational cover, that shows her vocal range flawlessly. Considering it was a well-known Annie Lennox song (that was originally by The Lover Speaks) I was worried that she wouldn't do it justice, but I'd say she's definitely done really well with it! (It also has some sneaky Fools vibes in there too!)


Classic: Music & Lights - Imagination

'Music and Lights' a single released by British trio Imagination in 1982, is a well know hit with many people, without them knowing it. It peaked at Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart when it was released and was well received. 


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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Feature: Delve (10/12/13)

Delve

Alternative acoustic duo, Delve have been described as 'ones to watch' and I'd agree! Jack and Andy, originally from Dorset and Wiltshire, have quit their jobs and gone on tour. They are attempting to as many gigs as they can within 250 days, whether that be in a pub, studio, venue or just busking.
They've also released a debut EP, which includes three tracks for a name your price deal, which is also worth a listen!




General Questions...

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how? 
We both started playing music from an early age and were in various bands before we started Delve. Andy first took up the drums in Primary School, then moving on to guitar and Jack taught himself guitar from about the age of 16.


2. What is the most inspiring gig/concert/festival you've been to? 
For me (Andy) it was Brand New at the Round House in Camden a couple of years ago. A band I absolutely love and the show was amazing. It made me want to go straight home and pick up a guitar and play. Bon Iver at Wembley Arena was pretty special too.


3. What have you been lsitening to lately? 
As we have been touring the UK in our van we have a good CD collection with us. A lot of Hall and Oates and Simon and Garfunkel has been played along with some new albums we recently bought such as Ghostpoet, St. Vincent and Sufjan Stevens.


3 Questions for Delve...

1. What is your usual songwriting process? 
Jack will usually come up with a chord sequence or a set of lyrics and we will work from that point. We have a tendency to get happy with a song but not happy enough that we think it's finished so we will sometimes rip it apart and start all over again to see if we can create something better.


2. Where did you gain inspiration for your song 'Together'? 
Together is about friendships, ambition and recognising the best in close friends.


3. How did the idea of doing 250 gigs in 250 days form and has it gone as you expected? 
Jack came up with the idea of the tour. We wanted to do something different to other bands that just go on tour so we said lets challenge ourselves, be really ambitious and play any type of gig we can. This was so we could become better musicians, meet people, get our name out there as much as possible and also see the country that we live in! We didn't really know what to expect but have been to some awesome places and met some great people!


Random Q...


Favourite thing to see in the audience of one of your gigs? 
Attention being paid. It's always great to silence a noisy room with our music and get people listening, there's something quite special about being able to do that with music, especially if you're playing it!


Reviews of 'Together' by Delve:

1. Lailana: 4/5 - The harmonies gave me chills! Beautiful song:')

2. Tracy: 4/5 - Great harmonies & loved the lyrics - WOW re live performance!

3. Rowena: 4/5 - beautiful lyrics, reminds me of Snow Patrol.


Delve's Links:
FB: http://www.facebook.com/delveband
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/delveband
Tour Blog: http://www.foodandfueltour.wordpress.com

Check It Out! 

Chart: Happy - Pharrell Williams

'Happy' from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack is written, produced and performed by Pharrell Williams. It has gained attention because of it's title as 'the world's first 24-hour music video'. It's nice to see a neo-soul in the charts amongst pop tracks and it's just a general feel good track. 



Live Performance: Thunder - Jessie J (Royal Variety Performance 2013)

Jessie J took to the London Palladium's stage to perform 'Thunder' to a full house and Prince Charles and Camilla. It was a pretty flawless peformance that allowed her to show off her vocals and her third song from her second album. It echoes one of her songs 'Laserlight', but is still a good song and a solid performance. 



Cover: Fall Out Boy & Alicia Keys - Mike Tompkins & Christina Grimmie

Tompkins & Grimmie, both well known on Youtube, collab to create a catchy mash up of two great songs. Mixing 'My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark' and 'Girl On Fire' to create this showcase of both talents creates a pretty insane cover. It shows their musicality but also makes it impossible to not sing along. 



Youtube: I See Fire - Ed Sheeran (Kygo Remix) on La Belle Musique Channel

This is more a suggestion of a channel, for people that like remixes, mixed chill and lighter 'dance' music. I've discovered a few channels on Youtube that share a variety of remixes by a variety of different people, it's a good mix and it's a good way for them to get heard. However, I heard this remix recently and have fallen in love, Kygo has done some great remixes but this one really stands out to me, it's a great one to chill out to! 



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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Feature: Shaun Colwill (03/12/13)


Shaun is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter, he began uploading videos to Youtube over a year ago, which have been a mix of originals and covers. He's played for Lewis Watson and his most popular video has had just under 5,000 views.

General Questions...

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how? 
I've always done music, from the age of 4 to 12 at stage school but I got involved with music as an artist from the age of 15.


2. What was the most inspiring gig/concert/festival you've been to? 
I don't erally have an inspiring gig that I've been to but one of the first gigs that I went to which I really enjoyed was seeing Lewis Watson last year in London.


3. What have you been listening to lately?
The 1975, MKTO and Mike Dignam.


3 Questions for Shaun...

1. How do you choose which songs to cover? 
It's usually a song I like or a recent song I heard come out.


2. If you could duet with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose?
There's so many!!! My top five in order would be Ed Sheeran, Lewis Watson, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.


3. What process did you go through whilst writing 'It's You'? 
I first had the guitar piece and then I started with the lyrics and gradually worked out the guitar piece to fit with the lyrics whilst writing it. The song took around 15 minutes to write which is very good for me haha.

Random Q from a Reader...

What's your favourite song that you've written and why? (from Maria)
Probably 'It's You' because it's my most recent and I've realised the more songs I write, the better the songs get.


Reviews of 'It's You' by Shaun Colwill:

1. Lailana: 4/5 - sucha sweet song :') would L O V E to hear it with a full band <3

2. Tracy: 4/5 - needed 2nd listen to, to be convinced but then liked it - lyrics good & voice BUT agree would be GREAT to hear what can be done with full band.

3. Lucy: 3/5 - sweet song and a nice voice, but bordering on generic.


Shaun's Links: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shaunmusic_ (@shaunmusic_)

Check It Out!

Chart:Of The Night - Bastille

'Of The Night', originally by Italian band, Corona, in 1993. This track has recieved many covers and remixes, but none as succesful as Bastille's medley of 'The Rhythm of the Night' and 'Rhythm is a Dancer'. It's appeared on their mixtape 'Other People's Heartache' and has now been released as a single, peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Chart. 


Live Performance: Tennis Court - Lorde

'Tennis Court', by 17-year-old, New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde. This track is the second single from her debut studio album, 'Pure Heroine'. Lorde's popularity grew after her single 'Royals' became very well-known and succesful. Herre she is performing live on Letterman. 


Cover: The Monster/Best Song Ever - Rudimental

'The Monster', originally by Eminem and Rihanna, mashed with One Direction's 'Story of my Life' makes a great cover from Rudimental. Both songs did well in the charts and they've been brought together to create a soulful, funky tune. 


Classic: Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

'Brown Eyed Girl', Van Morrison's debut single, written and recorded in 1967 is an all-round well-known song. It's been covered by hundreds of bands over the years and has earned many awards, such as being included in the Grammy Hall of Fame and when it was listed as one of The 365 Top Selling Songs of the 20th Century. 


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Lianne Kaye, Nick Brewer, Izyy Bizu, Aiden Grimshaw and The Boexettes (Under The Bridge, 28/11/13)

Thursday, I had the opportunity to go to a gig run by Radar, MusicConnex and ILuvLive at Under The Bridge in London.

First to take to the stage was Lianne Kaye, an 18-year-old rock/pop singer, she introduced the evening well, and setting the bar high! Her acoustic guitar and vocals, complimented her songwriting and lyrics. Her sound was very similar to Christina Grimmie, but Lianne managed to still sound unique. Kaye also echoed the likes of Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato at times. Her originals were enjoyable and the cover of John Newman's 'Love Me Again' was a unique acousitc twist, showing Lianne's vocal range and strength, with pace as well as a chilled vibe.



Next up was Nick Brewer, a 24-year-old rapper from Essex. He's worked with George the Poet, and his words echo Devlin, as well as his style and tracks. It was also nice to see versatility amongst his tracks, he gave upbeat head-tapping tunes, and presented an acoustically backed song called 'Close', which was still upbeat, but had that different tone to it. Also, credit to Naomi Scott, who gave backing vocals to the set as well, she proved that backing vocalists can be as good as solo artists making it in the industry.


Third was Izzy Bizu, 20-year-old singer/songwriter from South West London. I struggled to describe her sound into a genre on the night, so I took to her website to see how her music was described... 'a fusion of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Pop'. Perfect. She performed some originals, all great, one that stood out was 'White Tiger', it was clearly the crowd's favourite, I've had it on repeat since! Izzy also performed two covers, both unique to the originals and current to her genre(s), 'Hit The Road Jack' and 'Say My Name'. Bizu showcased an insane vocal range and a variety in songs, all presented really well.


After Izzy, Aiden Grimshaw took to the stage for an intense set. The 21-year-old made it to the X factor finals in 2010 and was a well recieved artist. His set on Thursday, showed off his vocal range, dramatic side and a mystic bass and drum backing. His music echoed Gary Numan and Depeche Mode, with what seemed like a large 80s influence. A good set, however one negative was to me, they almost seemed a bit samey, and he didn't perform 'Is This Love' or 'Curtain Call' both great songs.



Last was The Boxettes. They definitely saved the best til last! I think it's fair to say all the acts were insane, but The Boxettes stole the show as they gave a unique set, that's different to anything I've heard in recent years. The first comment I made in my notes when they came on stage was 'vocal female Rudimental',  half way through their set they did a cover of 'Waiting All Night'. It was true to the original but had harmonising vocals and Bellatrix, world's female beatbox champion.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

What I'm Listening To... (26/11/13)

A new series of blogs... What I'm listening to, is a playlist and blog featuring ten songs I've been loving and listening to recently, I'll probably do a blog entry for this series every couple of months...Enjoy!

Dilute - Wolf Choir

I have had this song on repeat since it was released for download. It's a popular choice amongst my friends and family at the minute too, which is always a good sign. The song has so many layers and is probably my favourite off their debut EP, 'Mountains and Other Nice Things'. However, Bichon Frise is also a song that stands out. If you haven't heard these guys yet, please check them out and I really recommend downloading their EP (for a name-your-own-price) if this is their debut EP after only a few months of being a group, I'm really excited about their future.
(I've attached a bedroom session they did, but the recorded version is on the YouTube playlist). 


Bleeding Love (cover) - The Woman's Hour

I discovered this after one of their other songs was shared on Facebook. I personally, really don't like the original but this cover is a much better version. It's chilled and the simplicity really adds to that, as well as the flawless harmonising vocals. If you like Daughter or Vintage Moon, you'd probably like The Woman's Hour!


Young Blood - Saint Raymond

Every time I've been on the computer to do work/logged into Youtube, I've headed to this song first. This track has been listed as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record and is released as the title track from Young Blood EP out on 5th Jan 2014. If you like HAIM and Lewis Watson, I'm pretty sure you'd like this song! His EP 'Escapade' has also been on repeat on my ipod for the past few months. (skip video to 0.22)


Flaws and Ceilings - Frank Hamilton & Lauren Aquilina

Two amazing artists came together and created a song that I always go back to! Their voices compliment each other so well and again it's another chilled song, and one that I can never stop myself singing along to. 


Know About Me - Ryan Keen

When I came back from Kenya, 'Room For Light' was the first CD I listened to the whole way through (I still like to listen to music the old-fashioned way quite often). I really enjoyed the whole album, however this song has stood out as my favourite every time I've listened to it, if you like singer/songwriters, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Frank Hamilton and good music, this album is the one for you! It's so chilled and a good one to listen to in any mood. 


Animal Keeper - George Barnett

I love most of George's tracks, but this one stands out the most. It's a head-nodding and foot-tapping tune. His new EP that came out just over a week ago is pretty insane too, that's been on repeat. Although, I specifically like the remix of this song on it, more of an instrumental version to start with. I also caught up with him for a feature recently, if you want to find out more about him and his music: http://musicintimeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/feature-george-barnett-051113.html 


Say My Name/Cry Me A River - The Neighbourhood

I came across this group a few days ago and loved them, typical me went and found a cover that they'd done... Yet another chilled track but another one that's been on repeat every time I log onto Youtube. 


Your Love Hurts - Billy Lockett

Another artist I came across supporting another artist. I have all his EPs and all of them are played over and over again. This is his new title track from his new EP and it's another good one! His voice is one that can be listened to all day and his songs are like that too.


Somewhere Only We Know (cover) - Lily Allen

I usually enjoy the John Lewis Christmas adverts, but this one has beaten all the others for me. Power of Love last year covered by Gabrielle Aplin was top of my list until I heard this. It's breaking me into the christmas spirit slowly... I really loved the original but I think this cover from Lily really beats it. As a big Lily Allen fan, it's nice to hear something new from her too! 


Gun - CHVRCHES

I've really enjoyed listening to this band recently. Another band with their music in Zane Lowe's Hottest Record Top 100... These guys are good for listening to whilst getting things done, their beats and electronic twist on music gets you on your feet. 


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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Feature: Adam Double (19/11/13)


Adam, a 24 year-old singer songwriter from Ipswich, Suffolk. He has been performing as a session bassist/keys player for a while now and more recently started writing his own material. His first experience playing as a session musician happened when he joined a blues trio with Mark Flanagan (guitarist in Jools' Holland's rhythm and blues orchestra). During this time, they supported Jools Holland and recorded sessions for Radio 2. Adam has since started playing bass and keys for Lewis Watson, and they've supported acts like Kodaline and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, along with completing two headline UK tours so far this year. As well as being grateful for meeting Lewis and the rest of the gang, Adam has had the pleasure to work with them and other talented artists including Saint Raymond, Kimberly Anne, Orla Gartland, Shannon Saunders and Frank Hamilton. Recently, Frank gave Adam the opportunity to support him on his headline tour at the Boileroom in Guildford, playing some of his own stuff. Right now, Adam is on tour again with Lewis, but this time including European shows.

General Questions... 

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how? 
I started playing drums when I was about 13/14 and later moved onto play bass in a few bands at school. I didn't really take music too seriously until I was about 16, when I started a band with my cousin called 'Strip Jack Naked'. It was so much fun being in that band, and that was when I started to enjoy writing and playing songs of my own.

2. What is the most inspiring gig/concert/festival you've been to? 
One of the most inspiring gigs I've been to was to see Scott Matthews play at the Waterfront in Norwich. I haven't seen someone silence a room with their voice in the same way that he did since. It was so nice to be at a gig where no one was talking over the music or on their phone videoing or tweeting about the gig, all just taking in how stunning it was.

3. What have you been listening to lately? 
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Half Moon Run. Their tunes are just great. Also I have been listening to The 1975 quite a bit. 'Girls' is an absolute banger!

3 Questions for Adam...

1. You've had so many great musical experiences but what has been your highlight and why?
The whole of this year has been one massive highlight really. Playing for Lewis Watson has just been such an incredible experience, and has given me the opportunity to play shows and festivals that I never thought I would play. Playing Glastonbury was a huge highlight. It's such a good festival, and it was great to hang out with friends and see good bands all weekend.

2. Out of the instruments you play, which do you enjoy playing the most and why? 
I love playing any instrument really. But I guess I enjoy playing bass the most, mainly because it's the instrument I feel most comfortable playing. It just feels right!

3. What songwriting process did you go through with 'Weight of Your Love'? 
I actually went back to my parents home in Suffolk to finish writing that song. I find that I can often be my most creative when I'm on my own, and really felt that 'Weight of Your Love' could be something special, so I kind of locked myself away in a room for a few days, and what you hear is the result of that. 

Random Q from a Reader...

I loved your set at Boileroom in October. You're very young but have a very mature sound, what and who influences you when you write your tracks? (from Francesca)
Thank you very much! Really glad you enjoyed it. I suppose I'm just not very good at being young, or at least singing about it. I like to try and write music that I feel has some depth or meaning to it. I get influenced by artists like John Mayer, Bon Iver, James Blake etc. but I think the artists that influence me most are often the ones I play with. Mark Flanagan is an incredible songwriter and writes wonderful lyrics that are really honest and inspiring. My friend Tommy Asby (CHECK HIM OUT) is another great influence of mine. He writes beautiful music with lyrics that'll break your heart. I think that's really what I'm trying to achieve; music that's honest and beautiful.

(Adam's links can be found underneath the reviews and video!)

Reviews of 'Weight of Your Love' by Adam Double:

1. Tracy: 5/5 - Love it! Mellow & with strings! :) Although, I may be biased as this has been one of the many on repeat on my iPod.

2. Francesca: 5/5 - very mellow. Adam has a great voice, coupled with the seep lyrics (for one so young), & many layers of musical genius - love it.

3. Evie: 5/5 - I think I'm in love :O


Adam's Links: 

All Adam's music is free to download from: http://adamdouble.bandcamp.com/

See all his videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/adamdoublemusic

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Check It Out! 

Chart: How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

This song was originally by Scottish rock band, The Waterboys, released in 1990. Recently, Ellie Goulding covered the track and released it as the second single from the repackaged edition of her second studio album, Halcyon days. It has also been used as the official song for BBC Children In Need 2013 and is now sat at #3 in the UK Singles Chart.


Live Performance: Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus, the focus of most media stories in recent months, gave a powerful performance on X Factor at the weekend. 'Wrecking Ball' got to number 1 in the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. In this performance, Miley shows the emotional side to the song, considering she was ill, I think she did a pretty good job!


Cover: Billie Jean - Michael Henry & Justin Robinett

This song originally by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is effortlessly covered here by Michael and Justin. The video has his over 2 million views. They started uploading videos to Youtube 4 years ago, and have grown their viewer count as well as their music. Enjoy this one! 


Youtube: Minimal Beat - Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey is one of the most unique and individual musicians I can think of right now, playing a classical instrument to upbeat and futuristic beats and tunes. She started uploading regular videos to Youtube 2 years ago and her song 'Crystallize' was the eighth most-viewed video on Youtube last year, gaining over an incredible 63 million views. She has uploaded a mix of originals and covers, that are all amazing. I recommend you check out her Youtube page as well as just this one song, which is her latest original. Enjoy! 



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