Valentine’s Day Argentinian Highland Inspired Celtic Folk Heavy Metal event

Valentine’s Day Argentinian Highland Inspired Celtic Folk Heavy Metal event 

That thing called ‘Valentine’s Day’ is fast approaching. You might be sickeningly in love, single and miserable, single and glad of it or you might think it’s all a sham.

We’re offering you the alternative Valentine’s Day. Did somebody say ‘Argentinian Highland Inspired Celtic Folk Heavy Metal’? Yes. Yes, we did. We did that.
This Valentine’s day rather than being basic consider an alternative night out at 229 with SKILTRON!
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Dream Job Alert: The Piano Works in Farringdon and the West End is hiring for a Master of Requests.​

Are you looking for a job where you’re the centre of attention? The Master of Requests is a unique role in London, which embodies everything that The Piano Works stands for: Dance, Song requests and Non-stop live music.

The Master of Requests will become a key part of the late night venues floor team and will be the point of contact between musicians and guests.

Drew Baker Creative Director says “We employ 70 musicians and we now need a big personality to act as the messenger between our guests and the stage. Each night our band we will play 90 songs and receive over 400 requests we need someone with a huge musical knowledge to curate the repertoire. This role truly is every music fans dream job.”

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TV, Film and Theatre star Hannah Waddingham joins the cast of The Pirate Queen a West End Gala Concert

Star of Game of Thrones and Netflix Sex Education Hannah Waddingham is the latest principal cast member to be annouced for a star-studded charity gala performance of Boublil And Schönberg’s The Pirate Queen at The London Coliseum on Sunday 23 February, 2020.

Hannah Waddingham

Waddinghams 20-year theatre highlights include Kiss Me Kate, A Little Night Music, Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Wizard of Oz). She will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth I and will join the previously announced Rachel Tucker (Olivier nominee for Come From Away, Wicked), Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall and Matthew Pagan from Collabro.

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MQA and Bluesound Team Up with British Music Tastemakers to Present ‘The Master Sessions’

LONDON / TORONTO, 7 JANUARY 2020 – Bluesound, the premium audio brand and MQA, the pioneering music technology company, are teaming up with two influential music organisations, Jazz re:freshed and British Underground, to present “The Master Sessions.” The Master Sessions is a series of live concerts, streamed in real time using MQA sound, to over 100 audio retailers around the world through Bluesound’s premium hi-res audio players. Music fans will be invited to share in a live audio experience like no other, featuring some of the UK’s leading jazz acts performing from renowned studio locations. To mark the campaign launch, a dedicated microsite has been published with full details on the participants and activities.


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Irish singer/songwriter Majella launches stunning single Dixie Road and EP “Majella” out on Dillon Records

Majella Yorston is delighted to announce the release of her long-awaited new EP Majella featuring a selection of her personal favourite Country music songs. Favourites such as Dixie Road, Majella’s first single release, written by Don Goodman, Mary Ann Kennedy and Pam Rose. Recorded by Lee Greenwood. It went to number 1 in America in 1985; You’re My Best Friend written by Wayland Holyfield and recorded by American country music star Don Williams. The song was the second No 1 hit for Don Williams on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart reaching No 1 in 1975 and also reaching the UK Top 40; and Half of My Mistakes written by Radney Foster and Bobby Houck. The song was inspired by the words of Benjamin Disraeli the British Prime Minister 1868 and 1874.

“I’m inspired by songs which tell stories and the best songs for this have roots in Country and Folk music” Majella said. “Most of them are already familiar to many and I hope that by introducing them to a new, younger demographic, they’ll find new fans too.”

Majella is that rare breed of talent that was born into an Irish family, with roots in County Derry, Northern Ireland where music was an important part of family life. The family formed a band and subsequently performed under the name of Majella and the Derry Airs.


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Eddie ‘Tan-Tan’ Thornton releases his Fur Elise (Single)

14 February 2020 – Eddie ‘Tan-Tan’ Thornton releases his Fur Elise (single), one of Beethoven’s popular pieces, taken from the forthcoming “The Reggae & Ska Nostalgia Album” on Handspun Records. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.

Fur Elise (Single) taken from The Reggae & Ska Nostalgia Album

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New single Equaliza from Angus Munro out on 8th November

“This is therapy rock!” wrote Gavin Docherty in the Scottish Daily Express. He was reviewing the track Equaliza on Angus Munro’s debut EP Mirror Man, now the third single release by the Scottish based chamber pop-star.

Like many other young people dealing with mental health issues Angus spoke of his experience: “When I was diagnosed with severe depression by my therapist, I was given a list of tasks and roles to tackle in order to overcome it. Exercises, repetitive writing analysis and meditation alongside many others were a chore to undertake. I would get more frustrated with the lack of results I seemed to not be generating. Around this time, I was also going through a rough break up of a relationship.

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Sixth Single from Douglas MacGregor Grasping the Wind 

Musician Douglas McGregor

London-based musician and composer using the power of music to process grief releases sixth single in a series of seven.

Douglas MacGregor, award-winning composer and guitarist, was 7 years old when he lost his mother to cancer.

Twenty-five years later, having been anchored only by music throughout his teens and twenties, MacGregor finally succumbed to grief; the result of which is Songs of Loss and Healing, a seven-part instrumental series, with accompanying music videos, which takes the listener on MacGregor’s personal journey of delayed grief.

The sixth instalment, Grasping the Wind, is released on 23 September and is about remembering someone departed. Listen to the instrumental here

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Firestone putting musicians on a Road to the Main Stage

Firestone is once again giving unsigned music acts a chance to shine in front of huge new audiences – including a top UK festival slot – courtesy of its Road to the Main Stage competition which is back for another year.

The iconic tyre brand will be putting musicians on a journey quite unlike any other, with the winning act not only earning the right to play on the biggest stage of their lives, but also winning a VW Transporter van for a year, in-store credit at a Professional Music Technology store, brand new gear from Orange Amplification and a contribution towards the creation of an EP.

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The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition 2019


The Engine Room is pleased to announce its third international sound art competition for emerging sound artists. This year’s competition and events are organised in collaboration with IKLECTIK to celebrate their 5th anniversary.

The competition invites the submission of new sound art – including audio and audio-visual pieces, interactive works and performances, installations, sound sculptures and graphic scores – by 15 September 2019.

Submitted entries will be judged by a panel of experts including award winning composers and sound artists Robin Rimbaud (Scanner), Kate Carr, and Eduard Solaz (Iklectik Art Lab).

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