A London based artist who is already making waves in the capital’s independent scene, Lucan Mills is a rapper who offers a unique style of hip-hop designed to thrive with a live band. His burgeoning career has already seen him rap with Ed Sheeran as well as supporting huge names in the genre such as Tinie Tempah, G Unit, Skepta and JME. He’s even shared Ibiza stages with Chipmunk and N Dubz.
His upward momentum makes this the perfect time to release his debut EP, titled ‘Level 1’. The title, chosen to reflect that Lucan is starting at ‘Level 1’ before working his way up, reflects on the fact that this hard working artist has his feet on the ground while harbouring big ambitions. And with his well-produced, accessible brand of urban song writing, those ambitions could be fulfilled sooner than later.
For a taste of his sound, here’s EP track ‘It’s Just Rap’:
Swiss native Bassman has returned with an electric new single entitled ‘Jamaican Grind’. This hard hitting urban pop song brings together a variety of different genres to create something bespoke and personal to Bassman. Bassman is a dynamic performer with an impressive back catalog. He is also an aspiring jeweler, fashion designer and graphics designer.
Watch the video for ‘Jamaican Grind’ Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCx32MIoECA
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This week new music education center Echo Factory launched. Formerly BCME, Echo Factory has gone under some re branding and has emerged as a fully fledged 360 company offering quality teaching in areas such as music industry and performance. Echo Factory is unique because it is solely focused on getting it’s students into the music industry whether that be from a management position, technical or live angle.
Echo Factory are currently taking applications for 2016.
Check out the website for more information: http://www.echofactory.co.uk/
Patti LaBelle, Soul II Soul, The Whispers, The S.O.S Band, Loose Ends, Gwen Dickey and Meli’sa Morgan join together for a show of a life time. Playing Manchester Birmingham and London, the merry troupe will entertain revelers young and old and party like its 1984. Go grab tickets below!!!
O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester – Fri 13 Nov 2015
SSE Arena, Wembley – 15th November 2015
02 Academy Birmingham – Mon 16 November 2015
“A Dozen Summers”, an independently-produced low-budget children’s comedy, has been selected to screen at the 38th edition of the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California.
The festival, which opens with a screening of Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and closes with a screening of “Suffragette” directed by Sarah Gavron, is considered an important date in the film festival calendar, and has an enviable track record for selecting Academy Award-winning films.
“A Dozen Summers” is a British children’s comedy, written and directed by Kenton Hall and produced by Alexzandra Jackson, has been selected to screen as part of its “Children’s Filmfest”. It is also part of the festival’s “Mind the Gap” stream which celebrates films written, directed or produced by women, and which tell strong female-led stories.
The film stars, amongst others, former Doctor Who star Colin Baker and British comedy actor Ewen MacIntosh (The Office) alongside a cast of up-and-coming young actors, led by Scarlet and Hero Hall.
It tells the story of 12-year-old twin sisters Maisie and Daisy who hijack a traditional children’s film to tell their own story, using all of the film and TV references at their disposal.
Director Kenton Hall: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected for Mill Valley Film Festival. For a small film like ours to be screening amongst some of the greatest films from around the world is just mind-blowingly. I could not be more proud of the entire cast & crew who worked tirelessly on an incredibly low budget to deliver what we hope is something which speaks to children and adults alike.”
A Dozen Summers screens at Mill Valley on October 10th and October 18th.
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. He has achieved 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries.
Blues songstress REBECCA DOWNES has announced UK tour dates with blues rockers KING KING in Oct/Nov his year in support of her critically acclaimed new album ‘Back To The Start’
Aug 29 – Aber Jazz & Blues Festival, Fishguard
Aug 31 – Great British RNB Festival, Colne
Oct 16 – Sunderland Blues Club, Sunderland
Oct 17 – The Sage, Gateshead
Oct 27 – Old Fire Station, Carlisle (w/ King King)
Oct 29 – Picturedrome, Holmfirth (w/ King King)
Oct 30 – The Grand, Clitheroe (w/ King King)
Oct 31 – Rothes Hall, Glenrothes (w/ King King)
Nov 01 – Fibbers, York (w/ King King)
Nov 03 – Real Time, Chesterfield (w/ King King)
Nov 04 – Hull Fruit, Hull (w/ King King)
Nov 06 – Cheese & Grain, Frome (w/ King King)
Nov 07 – Ropetackle, Shoreham (w/ King King)
Nov 15 – Ilfracombe Blues Festival
Nov 27 – Sedgefield Blues Club, Sedgefield
Dec 02 – Vonnies Blues CLub, Cheltenham
Dec 21 – The Robiin 2, Bilston