Photo Credit: Screenshot/ X Factor Official Facebook Page During and after the second live show of the X-Factor 2016, some of the fans expressed th...
To celebrate Bob Dylan's much deserved Nobel Prize for Literature I've chosen some of my favourite lines from his poems below. If you're still feeling indignant about how a 'musician' could win a prestigious literary award, don't think twice, it's alright.
There's a new Little Mix single this week, everyone, and I can't even write about it because it's not out till Monday. Sometimes life truly is not fair. So here are my thoughts on three songs recorded by artists who, sadly, are not Little Mix. It's The Big Three...
It's taken three years to perfect the album but its taken a lifetime of struggles to truly arrive at this place of presenting the final piece. The true debut of Jahméne with songs written and co-written by me. Being within the creative aspect has been a dream and every song has fallen into place.
The way Honey G promotes herself is enjoyable and makes her even more appealing. She acts as if she knows she will succeed and usually people who are like that and have merit, they manage to make it in the end.
I've missed various friend's birthdays and hen nights because I've had a huge event, which I just couldn't miss. Catching up with friends now means civilized meals during the week, because partying at the weekend outside of my own events is just not an option for me anymore.
It's clear that Greece can't deal with tens of thousands of people alone. Every country has to step in and share responsibility, including the UK. The pressure is growing - our leaders need to welcome more people and help families to stay together. Barzani, Yazan, Jamila and others in a similar position deserve a decent life beyond a 'refugee' camp. I hope they get the chance to enjoy the life they should.
Children these days will literally laugh if you tell them that you used to pay for music; to them it's a free medium. Many don't seem to comprehend what it means for a creative industry to be in decline
Remember when I included James Arthur in 'The Big Three' a couple of weeks ago and everyone asked me why? CHECK THE CHARTS NOW, FOLKS. Check. The charts. Who fancies some new music..?
We, The Carnabys, gave away all of our pre-order earnings from this summer's album release to the Trust. 'Too Much, Never Enough' is an album that we are really proud of and we haven't taken this decision lightly. However its even more important to us that we - and the bands coming up behind - actually have somewhere to play in 5 years time. So if you want to really go and see the next Bowie rather than imagine what might have been, get on board and help us to #savelivemusic.
I'm having a lot of very mixed feelings about the new Lady Gaga song, so I'll do my best to get them all in some class of order.
All I care about is writing and inventing my own noise, with styles and songs that make me feel awake and alive. I don't have to subscribe to the mainstream just to make it happen. I'm on my own path and the journey is long. As long as I can incorporate melody and emotive music that inspires visions and feelings, then I'm doing okay.
I used to pride myself on always being ready and able to buy a hot ticket, poised to click at 9am. Now, massive venues such as Alexandra Palace are sold out within minutes, and tickets appear moments later on resale sites such as Seatwave at hugely inflated prices. Anti-tout campaigners say Internet "bots" are being used to mass purchase tickets as soon as they go on sale. Thousands of tickets can be bought in minutes, leaving you and I out of luck.
I often wonder what he would have been like, had he still been alive today. What would such a truly talented man make of our anything-to-be-famous-but-famous-for-nothing celebrity culture? What musical gems would he have bestowed upon us? And most importantly, what would he think about the remaining members of Queen giving the green light to 'A Kind Of Magic' being used in the Furniture Village TV ads?
I'd always wanted to sing and I'd stay behind in school after all the other kids had gone home to work on it. I got myself into a few schools shows. After leaving school, I was in a band called Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets. We'd play at the New Moon Club and there was another one called the Kayak Club during the 1960s.
I'm not the only person who listens to the radio with sadness and disappointment when considering artists who used to dominate the airwaves such as the late David Bowie, Prince and Amy Winehouse. I'm not the only one who feels squashed by big corporations and their power over the media.