‘J.J. Leone’, Ultimate DIY Musician Heading To Donnington Park For Septemberfest

 

J.J. Leone, a self funded, self taught, self promoted and self made artist is heading to this years Septemberfest in Donnington park, Where acts like Razorlight, Five and Nathan Dawe are set to perform this end of summer blowout.

J.J. Leone’s style derives from his loves of classic acts such as Prince, Stevie Wonder and Cody Chesnutt, as well as his life experiences to create a Pop/Soul style with R&B elements. J.J. has certainly paid his dues in terms of personally pushing himself as far as he can go with getting his music out there and heard. From touring Barcelona at the early of 15, he has managed to learn and create with only himself to give credit.

J.J.’s latest single ‘With You’ is a fresh and emotional addition to a back catalogue of songs that he has self recorded and released, with the help of Rise Records.

So be sure to catch J.J. Leone at Septemberfest on the 22nd-24th September. 

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/j-j-leone

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamjjleone

Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamjjleone

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/jjleone

Website: www.jjleone.com

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Steampunk Record Label Brings Victorian-Cyber Fest to UK

One of the biggest cross-genre movements of recent popular culture has been the Steampunk movement. Melding Victorian fashions and manners with futuristic design and machinery, it has tapped into literature, style and art – now it’s time for music to get the yesterday-tomorrow treatment.

Links

http://karaokenoir.wixsite.com/the-wattingers

https://vimeo.com/thewattingers

https://www.facebook.com/thewattingers/

Launched by the leader of the headliners, BB Blackdog, Steampunk Records was launched to give a suitable platform for artists who though musically diverse, held the fundamentals of the Steampunk scene closely to their entwined hearts.

Links

www.bbblackdog.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/BBBLACKDOG

https://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG

https://twitter.com/bbblackdog

The label is showcasing their roster in all its many-headed glory, from the Berlin two-piece, Feline and Strange to highly-tipped UK act The Wattingers and the ultra stylish magnificence of BB Blackdog themselves.

Links

https://soundcloud.com/felinelang

www.facebook.com/felineandstrange

https://twitter.com/felinelang

www.felineandstrange.com

To add to the mix is a dazzling light-show and compere supreme, Jezebel Steele, making for a spectacle that may spook the horses but will get the audiences, both experienced and newly-initiated blowing gaskets in the aisles.

Link

https://youtu.be/KhWKabyRHv0

Full Line-up Below:

Opening 3 Day event  Ogri Clubhouse Cirencester GL7 6BA , 15th 16th 17th Sept 

Strangelove

Sweet liquorice

BB BlackDog

The Big Fibbers

The Wattingers

Feline and strange

Automotone

Black Light Secret

Cage of Crows

The Medevil Biatches

Ichabod Steam

The Retro Clones

and Many More

The Black Market Warsop,  22nd Sept

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog

Return to Chaos

Feline and Strange

Cage of Crows

 

Snooty Fox (New One) Wakefield 23rd Sept

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog

Strangelove

Automotone

Feline and Strange

Return to Chaos

Lord Montague Jacques Fromage and the Steampunk Funk Bizarre

 

Doghouse Nottingham 29th Sept

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog,

The Wattingers

Feline and Strange

Cage of Crows

 

The Pavillion Llangollen 30th Sept

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

Professor Elemental

BB BlackDog

Feline and Strange

The Dark Design

 

The Lab Northampton 6th Oct

Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog

The Dark Design

Automotone

 

Musician Leicester 7th Oct

Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog

The Dark Design

The Wattingers

Feline and Strange

Automotone

 

The George Belper Derbyshire 13th Oct

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog

Feline and strange

Return to Chaos

 

MEN Heanor  Derbyshire 14th Oct

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

Automatone

Sweet liquorice

BB BlackDog

Sweet liquorice

 

The Roadhouse, Birmingham,  15th Oct

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

Cage of Crows

Sweet liquorice

BB BlackDog

Feline and strange

Automotone

 

Museum of Water and Power, Green Dragon Lane Brentford 20th Oct

Jezebel Steele Compare and Lights Projection from the ZenJen Lighting Experiment

BB BlackDog,

The Dark Design,

Feline and Strange

The Big Fibbers

The Albert Brighton, 22nd Oct

BB BlackDog

The Dark Design

Feline and Strange

The Big Fibbers

Dean Friedman Tour Dates

American recording artist Dean Friedman returns to the live music scene with a 40+ city tour of UK/Ireland/France to coincide with the release of his new album.

Friedman rose to fame in the late 1970’s with chart hit ‘Ariel’ in the States but may be most fondly remember in the UK for classics such as ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’.

His 40+ concert tour will begin on the 20th April at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield and take in venues such as Brighton Fringe Festival (6th May), Great York Fringe Festival (22nd July), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (10 thru 21 Aug – not 14,15) and including a 2-night run at The Pheasantry[Pizza Express], London (26, 27 May).

This also concurs with Friedman’s new  fan-funded album – his first in seven years. As of yet untitled, the projected release date is 15th July 2017 which Friedman himself says allows me to add color and shade and texture to those sonic portraits and aural landscapes.

Tour dates below:

April
20 Wakefield Theatre Royal ON SALE
21 Birmingham Pizza Express – Birmingham ON SALE
22 Otley Korks ON SALE
23 Manchester Matt and Phreds ON SALE
26 Eastleigh   Concorde                    Call  023 8061 3989 to book tickets CALL to BOOK
27 Teddington Landmark Arts Centre ON SALE
28 Maidstone Pizza Express – Maidstone ON SALE
29 Poole Lighthouse ON SALE
30 Bristol Bristol Folk House ON SALE
May
2 Henley-on-Thames Crooked Billet ON SALE
3 Henley-on-Thames Crooked Billet ON SALE
5 Farnham Farnham Maltings ON SALE
6 Brighton Fringe   Sweet St Andrew’s ON SALE
7 Eastbourne The Birley Centre @ Eastbourne College [presented by Printers Playhouse] ON SALE
9 Hastings White Rock Theatre      ON SALE
10 East Hagbourne Fleur de Lys ON SALE
11 TBA TBA    TBA
12 Pontardawe Pontardawe Arts Centre ON SALE
13 Vale of Glamorgan St Donats Arts Centre (nr Cardiff) ON SALE
14 Narberth The Queens Hall ON SALE 
16 House Concert House Concert TBA
17 Wolverhampton The Robin ON SALE
18 Nottingham Poppy & Pint ON SALE
19 Runcorn The Brindley ON SALE
20 Settle Settle Victoria Hall ON SALE
21 Newcastle The Stand ON SALE
24 Harpenden Harpenden Public Halls ON SALE
25 Bilsington The White Horse ON SALE
26 London Pheasantry – Pizza Express ON SALE
27 London Pheasantry – Pizza Express ON SALE
28 TBA TBA TBA
July
14 Belfast Crumlin Road Gaol                                   JUST ADDED! ON SALE
15 Dublin Arthur’s Pub ON SALE
19 House Concert House Concert TBA
20 Sheffield Lantern Theatre ON SALE
21 Liverpool Liverpool Philharmonic / Music Room ON SALE
22 York Great Yorkshire Fringe ON SALE SOON
23 TBA TBA TBA
28 Carcassonne, FRANCE Songwriting Seminar at the French House Party SOLD OUT
29 Carcassonne, FRANCE Songwriting Seminar SOLD OUT / Concert Tickets Available Concert Tix
30 Carcassonne, FRANCE Songwriting Seminar at the French House Party SOLD OUT
31 Carcassonne, FRANCE Songwriting Seminar at the French House Party SOLD OUT
August
4 Inverness OneTouch Theatre / Eden Court ON SALE
5 Glasgow Websters Theatre ON SALE
9 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
10 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
11 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
12 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
13 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
15 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite – Dean’s Songwriting Masterclass ON SALE SOON
16 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
17 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
18 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
19 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE
20 Edinburgh Fringe Sweet / Apex Suite     Songs for Grownups        JUST ADDED! ON SALE

Wiyaala Releases New Video For Kandibanye + Has Set Up Brand New World Music Festival

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Wiyaala, the superstar Ghanaian songstress, often compared to Angelique Kidjo and Grace Jones, has taken a brave step by creating a new annual music festival in the remote town of Wa in the Upper West Region set to take place on the 23rd of December.

Watch the stunning new video for Kandibanye (Had I Known) which was shot in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tac3I23eBNk

Known as the Djimba World Music Festival, the singer aka, the “Young Lioness of Africa” says: “I grew up in the region and it is very under represented. By starting the festival, I hope to shine a light on the music and art that exists in this part of Africa.  The north has a wealth of talent which is just not getting seen or heard. The festival is one of a number of steps I’m taking to encourage our musicians to showcase their talent to the world and to attract visitors to come and experience our unique way of life”

The effervescent singer, who will release her second album next year, added she was inspired to start the festival after performing at festivals in Europe including the world famous WOMAD Arts festival. “Glastonbury started with an audience of just 1500 people and I don’t see why we can’t manage at least that number and grow in years to come”

This year, Wiyaala will headline the maiden edition festival along with the Djimba World Band. Other acts appearing include, the traditional musician Stevo Atimbre in the style of the renowned King Ayisoba from the Upper East of Ghana. Reggie artist Jah Bone, local rap acts Samson B and Ghally are amongst the names also on the bill.

The festival takes place on the 23rd December at the Community Centre, Wa, in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Tickets are GHS 10 (£2) VIP (£4).

More info: https://web.facebook.com/DjimbaWorldMusicFestival/

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/wiyaala

https://soundcloud.com/wiyaala

https://twitter.com/Wiyaala

Not In This Lifetime Tour – Guns N Roses

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Catch Guns N’ Roses live at the following next year:

May

27 Dublin Slane Castle
30 Bilbao San Mames Stadium

June

2 Lisbon Passeio Martimo De Alges
4 Madrid Vincente Calderon Stadium
7 Zurich Letzigrund
10 Imola Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrrari
13 Munich Olympiastadion
16 London Stadium
17 London Stadium
20 Gdansk Stadion Energa Gdansk
22 Hannover Messe
24 Werchter Classic
27 Copenhagen Telia Parken
29 Stockholm Friends Arena

July

1 Hämeenlinna Kantolan tapahtumapuisto
4 Prague Letnany Airport
7 Paris Stade de France
10 Vienna Ernst Happel Stadion
12 Nijmegen Goffert Park
15 Tel Aviv Hayarkon Park

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man Announces Headline Tour

rag-n-bone-man-huck“A surely unstoppable star in waiting” – Evening Standard

 

“Brighton’s tattooed future-soul-star channels D’Angelo’s R&B sensuality with hand-wringing directness and an out-of-body voice” – Mojo

 

“His voice is a mighty, bruised holler-and-croon of an instrument”Sunday Times Culture

 

“A pioneer crossover artist who will be making colossal waves in 2016” – Wonderland

 

“The voice of a long-lost blues legend”The Guardian 

 

“Haunting, hollering stuff from the sturdy blue-eyed soulman” – Metro

 

“The buzz around rising star Rag’n’Bone Man is growing with the release his most powerful single yet, Human” – The Sun (Bizarre)

 

“Rag’n’Bone Man is big in every sense of the word, but if his trajectory continues at the rate it’s going now, he could be huge” – The Independent

 

“On first listen to Rag’N’Bone Man you’d be forgiven for thinking that the gravelly voiced crooner is the Deep South personified, his voice belies his background, but in fact Rory Graham is one of our own – Hunger

 

 “Rory Graham, aka Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, is everything you should love in a blues singer” – Complex

 

 

(Columbia Records, London, UK – December 5 2016) – Rory Graham (aka Rag’n’Bone Man) will embark on his biggest headline tour to date next April. Opening at the 02 Academy Bristol on April 18 he will play two Shepherds Bush Empire shows in London on April 19 and 20. He will also play Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. The Great Escape Festival in Brighton have also just announced Rory as their first headliner for the May festival.

 

 

Headline UK 2017 Tour Dates:

 

April

Tuesday 18       02 Academy, Bristol

Wednesday 19  02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Thursday 20      02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Saturday 22      02 Ritz, Manchester

Sunday 23        Glasgow 02 ABC, Glasgow

Monday 24        02 Institute, Birmingham

 

Buy tickets for the tour HERE.

 

Last week, Rag’n’Bone Man announced the release of his highly anticipated debut album Human, out on February 10 on Columbia Records / Best Laid Plans. News of the album came as Rory was shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award alongside Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie. Having previously been won by the likes of Adele, Sam Smith and Emilie Sande, the winner will be announced on Thursday December 8.

 

2016 has been an incredible year for Rory. Having been longlisted on the BBC Sound Of Poll last week, he’s also featured as part of Apple Music’s New Artist For 2017 and topped the Google Play Music One’s To Watch list.

 

His single Human has now been certified Gold in 7 countries, streamed 45 million times and hit the number 1 spot on iTunes in 25 countries. Having been added to all the major radio playlists here in the UK Human is this week’s number 1 trending track in the UK and is currently sitting at number 2 on the iTunes chart.

Watch the official video for Human HERE.

 

Watch Rory perform Human on Later…with Jools Holland HERE.

 

Listen to the Rudimental remix of Human HERE.

 

The phenomenal success of his single Human around the globe follows years of relentless performing for Rory. At the age of just 15 he started rapping in his hometown of Uckfield and then at 19, encouraged by his father, started singing at local blues nights. His combined love for blues and rap soon developed into something bigger, when he joined Brighton’s hip-hop crew  The Rum Committee, regularly travelling up to London to play hip-hop nights in Brixton. The releases of his Blues Town, Wolves and Disfigured EPs earned him huge crowds across the country, firming a dedicated fan base incredibly early on in his career.