Singer Songwriter

Shelagh McDonald, Vanished Singer/Songwriter Feared Dead for Decades, Is Alive and Singing...

Charles Donovan | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

In 2005, flicking idly through one of the glossy music monthlies, I spotted a tiny box copy item about a singer/songwriter called Shelagh McDonald who had vanished. No one knew her whereabouts, nor had they for over thirty years.

He Who Dares

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

On first listen it's easy to compare Douglas Dare's melodic piano stylings to the likes of Blake or even the less sophisticated Tom Odell. But a closer inspection reveals the influence of artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Jon Hopkins (in the tasteful beats that accompany his playing) or even the late Elliot Smith.

A Guide to Writing a Hit Song

Andy Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andy Brown

I've been writing for a while now and one thing I've learnt is to always finish a song. Even if it turns out to not be one of your best, it's important to get it finished and out of the way so you can move on to the next. Here's some other tips that I hope will help any aspiring songwriters out there.

How Harry Nilsson's Troubled Childhood Inspired Great Songs

Alyn Shipton | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alyn Shipton

Right through his life, Nilsson went on pouring his life and experiences into his lyrics, and there are few artists whose life can be traced, song by song, album by album, as graphically as his. His split from his second wife, his experiences of drugs and alcohol, and his final, fulfilled family life with his third wife Una...

What Does 'Try' Mean?

Josh Taerk | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Taerk

It's not about what you say but how you say it that creates the affect words have. So the next time you're faced with a situation that seems impossible at the time, remember that it's not about "trying," but about giving it all of your "try."

Choosing A University And Choosing A Path In LIfe

Josh Taerk | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taerk

At the end of the day you're head can mess you up sometimes, constantly planning and making fall back plans for your fall back plans. When it comes to making decisions for yourself, you can never go wrong listening to your heart.

Do You Want Emerging Icons Headliner Liz Lawrence to Perform Live In Your Living Room...?

Kat Jackman | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Liz Lawrence is rounding off an amazing year with a final project... and this one is off-the-scale brilliant. The 'Emerging Icons In The Park' artist is releasing a new album on New Year's Day, and she needs YOU to help take it out on tour!

Appreciate the Living Before It's Too Late!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 28.03.2012 | Home
Kamran Assadi

I encounter truly remarkable people in my life on a daily basis, people that inspire me with their values, morals and beliefs. People who always go the extra mile in everything they do, good people. These people are the ones I really appreciate, yet will they ever get the plaudits they deserve?

Music With A View - Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Stephen O' Regan | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Stephen O' Regan

It's been an incredibly sad week for music with the passing of Amy Winehouse. But it is important to remember, that there is still a vast amount of g...

Music With a View - Josh Bray

Stephen O' Regan | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Stephen O' Regan

Lets take a break away from all the Murdoch madness - introducing Josh Bray. Josh was inspired to start playing after discovering the legendary Nick Drake, which is as good excuse as any to make you pick up a guitar, so long as you don't let it get you too down.