Singing

Voice Star Jermain Jackman Talks With Essy B

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Goodwin

Jackman says he is defiantly looking into working with numerous stars including Sam Smith and is determined to work with as many talented people as possible throughout his career.

What Would You Do If Asked to Sing in Front of Your Colleagues?

Helen Astrid | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Astrid

If someone asked you to stand up and sing in front of your colleagues, you might want to hide under your desk and stare at your rubbish bin. I know many people fear speaking in public but singing is even scarier. That is, until you have a go!

This Woman Can Sing Two Notes At The Same Time. And It Sounds REALLY STRANGE

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Comedy

"Overtone singing is a voice technique where one person sings two notes at the same time," explains German musician Anna-Maria Hefele. Hefele is an...

Music as a Healer

Miel De Botton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Miel De Botton

Music has always been my passion, my healer, and the methods I use to still my anxious mind dovetail well with classic music therapy techniques... Music lets us reach emotions that are difficult to reach verbally, become aware of hidden emotions and achieve a catharsis.

What Does It Mean to Be Musical?

Yumiko Sato | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

When I first became a music therapist many years ago, I worked with small children between the age of 3 to 5 in a community setting where both typical children and children with disabilities attended during the day. There were about 20 of them in the class. Half of them had disabilities, such as autism and Down Syndrome, while the other half did not.

Eyedentity

Verity Smith | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Verity Smith

There are a few unavoidable complications to being blind. Aside from the agony of wardrobe choice and having to learn how to negotiate high heels in the equivalent of a blackout there is the identity of certain common or garden things that stubbornly remain a mystery to me...

How YouTube Can Help You Get a Record Deal and Turn It Down

Kina Grannis | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Kina Grannis

I've since spent the last 6 and some years calling it my home and using it as my main platform for releasing my original music, and as a result, I have been lucky enough to find fans here in the UK as well as around the world.

'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...