UK Musicians

National Disgrace

Horace Trubridge | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Does every member of the audience at this year's Proms have to see the oboe player in order to enjoy the solo? Of course not. Furthermore, if Nick Starr believes that actors pretending to be musicians is preferable to actual live musicians then why don't we just bung a tape on and fill the pit with actors at the Albert Hall? I know, I'm being absurd, but I didn't start it.

It Takes Two

Geoff Taylor | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Taylor

British labels have helped to lead this transformation, licensing more new digital music services than in any other country. But one fundamental has stayed rock solid. It's the partnership between artist and label that drives the phenomenal success achieved by British music.

Robin Hood in Reverse

Horace Trubridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Then there are the many, many people who still think it's OK to use file sharing and pirate sites to download music for free with the justification that the record labels have been ripping us off for years. This "justification" conveniently side-steps the fact that if the record company doesn't get paid then neither does the artist...

Is Branding Ruining Music Festivals?

Freya Bromley | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

It's clear that the positive environment of music festivals will continue to lure brands in but what does it say about our generation that we've become accustomed to being bombarded by advertisers trying to sell us payday loans on our weekends off.

Notable Bands from Northern Ireland: How Many Can You Name?

Michael Macaroon | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Anyone who’s had a night on the town in Belfast will be struck by the energy of the live music scene. Every night of the week, week in week out, cou...

Would You Rather Be Famous Or Live A Long Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A shortened life may be the price of fame on the stage, screen and sports field, new research suggests. Actors, singers, musicians and dancers, as ...

Why Are Musicians More Attractive Than Normal People?

Molly McGreevy | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Molly McGreevy

Imagine the most unattractive person you know. Now imagine them with a bad case of acne, a greasy barnet and stinky breath. Now think of that same person again, but this time they're the lead singer in the latest chart-topping band.

You Need To Hear This Featuring Emerging Icons The Nankeens, The Klang, Colt 45, Crystal Head and Diggz McLeod

Kat Jackman | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Over at Emerging Icons we have a ridiculous amount of new talent just waiting to be discovered, so every week we like to throw a few tunes in your direction to help you along your way.

Stage Fright: How to Manage Your Emotional Response

Charlotte Tomlinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Tomlinson

Stage fright comes from fear. It comes when the mild dose of adrenalin that you need to help you perform well, gets out of hand. Your body overreacts and goes into fight or flight from a perceived threat. You are 'only' performing but that performing in its most extreme form, can feel as if you are in extreme physical danger.

Stage Fright: Practical Tips for Managing It

Charlotte Tomlinson | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Tomlinson

It may sound obvious, but one of the most important aspects of keeping stage fright at bay, is to know what you are performing, and to know it really well. Don't kid yourself that you can wing it. Most of the time, you can't and it is wise to assume you can't.

Alice Watts' World Of Music: The global Influences of This Emerging Icon Makes an Impression on an International Chart-topper

Kat Jackman | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When Alice joined us at the Olympic Park this summer, she was incredible. Her striking blend of folk and soul is a delight alone, but being the experimental thinker she is, she also brought along a beatboxer for percussion.

Lack of Routine, Too Much Creativity, a Mental Health Condition... You're in Butlins

Kerry Hudson | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

I haven't met many people with mental health problems who aren't in some way or other creative, we naturally question everything, perhaps to obsessiveness sometimes, and spiral off in different directions looking for alternative conclusions, very much like the artist's mind.

My Tour Diary

Tim Burgess | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Tours are about two things really - music and people. Music on stage, in the van, at services. Everywhere. And the people - in the band, working at the venues and coming to the gigs.

9 Rock Stars Who Paint

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

Rock stars: forever treading the line of cultural credibility. But when some of them have given up thrashing guitars about, they start thrashing p...

A Musician's Lifestyle

Peter Grant | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Peter Grant

Some people's perception of a musician's life style is that it is very glamorous and a walk in the park. As a musician I look out onto a world of people going about a seemingly normal nine to five lifestyle and their routine, and feel a mixture of envy and confusion.

Inbar Spector | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Having vicariously followed her career via Gabby Young (who frequently wears Inbar Spector ensembles on stage) and Katie Antoniou, and then seeing her...

Glamorization, Mental Health and the Addictive Price to Pay for Art

Nadia Khomami | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Khomami

t's time we stopped romanticising mental illness and addiction, stopped putting the heavily addicted on our cool-lists and their ordeal as our red-topped headlines.