Singing

'Smart' Karaoke Machine Can Make You Sing Like A Pro, Because Technology

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Karaoke machines are fun to use but almost entirely terrible to be around otherwise, unless you're Bill Murray. So we're intrigued by the new Singtrix...

These Resolutions Will Change Your Life in 2014

Sophie Alderson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

With the excesses of Christmas behind you, it's time to make some changes for the better...

Around the World in 14 Days

Max De Lucia | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

The idea is simple. We're on a mission to bring people all over the world together through the power of music and the human voice. We've asked you to help us make it happen and you haven't disappointed.

Sing as if No-One's Listening... Or Voting

Phil Evans | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Phil Evans

As we lose these opportunities for communal and crucially non-judgemental music-making, we are allowing singing to be redefined as a 'talent'; something you can either 'do' or you can't. And nowhere is this more obvious than in the media.

Songwriting

Tich | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tich

To be such an open book as a songwriter and a person in general I find that I am much more vulnerable and exposed. I am simply putting my weaknesses, loves, dreams and fears all in one place for anyone hear. It worries me sometimes that I expose so much of these inner worries and secrets that one day someone could turn around a use all my own words against me.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World's 30th Anniversary

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

I've been eagerly anticipating the start of this year's 30th anniversary BBC Cardiff Singer of the World contest, which has been firmly in my diary for the last 18 months. I've been following the months of preparation leading up to next week, to the extraordinary, challenging competition, which viewers and listeners around the world have the chance to see - and it represents the culmination of many, many months of musical preparation by each of the candidates. It's a world-wide event, a fantastic platform!

Through Music Lies The Heart Of Our Children's Future

Christopher Monks | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Christopher Monks

It's the belief of AC Academy that every young person in the UK is entitled to a free first class musical education and deserves the opportunity to fall in love with music and learn to perform it themselves

Pranked Couple Become Karaoke Superstars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

A couple caught in a TV prank by 'The Tonight Show' recovered in spectacular fashion to become internet karaoke superstars. Will Simms was at a pet...

How Opera Saved My Soul

Ruth Lorenzo | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Lorenzo

Every night my mother would put us to bed to classical music, my younger brother would fall asleep instantly, but I was different and I couldn't sleep until the record was finished. I would secretly leave my room and stand in front of the mirror that was in the long corridor next to my room and I would dance and pretend I was Montserrat Caballé in La Traviata.

Why 'The Voice' Is Flawed

Matthew Davies | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

The problem with The Voice is that it's full of double standards and contradictions, shifting notably from what the shows principles were initially laid out to stand for.

A Minute's Silence

Ritzy | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ritzy

We're a band that has barely left the touring circuit since our formation, so it's very natural that the seeds of songs find themselves being planted in hotel rooms, bus lounges and the backstages of venues across the globe.

The Voice Is Back

Ian Watson | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ian Watson

I wanted to write this blog in letters so small they'd fit on an electron so they would convey not only the scale of my enthusiasm for this show after the first episode but also my total negativity.

Sick Singers

Michael Volpe | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael Volpe

If you or I get a cold we can sit at our desks, doped on Lemsip and trundle through our day's tasks unwatched, unnoticed, silently. That is a luxury not afforded a performer who must force their voice into spectacularly unnatural contortions, expending monumental amounts of energy in the process.

The Charity Busk: Son Belly

Lydia Hughes | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

THE BUSK is a music platform. It showcases music videos and profiles fresh, new talent. If you want to listen to sound played from the streets, you've come to the right place.

European Vs American Music: Closing the Gaps With Ericka Hunter

James Walden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Walden

To talk about the rapid success of EDM (electronic dance music) we spoke with Ericka Hunter, who many may know as the star of Broadway's "Rock of Ages" in New York City.

An Official Flag and Anthem for London?

Jane Peyton | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

London is a superstar amongst cities and that is why I am running a competition to find a song and flag for London. Whichever song or flag wins the competition will be sent to the London Assembly with a petition and a plea for them to be adopted as the official motifs of London.

Are These 'Bridesmaids' Co-Stars The Neighbours From Hell?

WENN | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bridesmaids co-stars Rebel Wilson and Matt Lucas have upset their neighbours after moving in together in Hollywood as they constantly sing songs from ...

Singing Out With Pride for London

Jane Peyton | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

To all the cynics out there who wake up each morning with a frown and a bad word for London. Why? Judging by some of the recent media coverage it ap...

Was 'The Voice' Your Choice?

Lloyd Paige | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lloyd Paige

It was expected to challenge the dominance of X Factor and sold itself as being a talent show for real voices. Not a show obsessed with the appearance of its contestants or a show which laughed at its singers.

Why I'm Singing Instead of Playing on the Rugby Pitch for Sport Relief

Andrew Gomarsall | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Sport
Andrew Gomarsall

Everyone that knows me is aware that my talents don't extend to singing. In fact you could say that I'm a bit tone deaf. But you can't let your limitations stop you. At least that's what I was told by Austin Healey when he twisted my arm and asked me whether I would join The Sport Relief Big Hitters Choir and help raise money for Sport Relief.

Opera Workshops From the Co. Opera Co.

Paul Guest | Posted 30.04.2012 | Home
Paul Guest

Learning from those who have 'been there and done that' is sometimes the way of educating yourself and also the best way of gaining advice on skill, technique, improvement and the future.

How Singing Can Reduce the NHS Budget

Jane Peyton | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Mr Lansley how about allocating some of the health budget to the installation of karaoke booths in every community hall in the land. Just think of all the money that could be saved overall when the feel-good factor of singing translates into a healthier population. After all as the saying goes 'He who sings frightens away all his ills'.

Empty Orchestras: On Karaoke as Medicine

Sara Bran | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Bran

The room is dark apart from the blue glow emanating from a giant flat screen. The wallpaper is lush and there are velvet cushions everywhere. There is...

How To Succeed At Karaoke

Philippa Warr | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Style
Philippa Warr

There comes a point in everyone's life when they have to make an important decision: which song to sing at karaoke.