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Interview with Stu Larsen

26th November 2017 | Music

There are very few performers like Stu Larsen.

The Australian singer-songwriter has had hits with the likes of ‘Thirteen Sad Farewells’ (16M streams) and ‘San Francisco’ (3M streams) – but his real heart is in performing live, in front of intimate adoring fans.

His latest collection, 2017’s ‘Resolute’, has led him to touring the world once again – with a tour leading him to 26 countries across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia and clocking up millions more streams. The album is the follow-up to ‘Vagabond’, where our paths first crossed.

Click here to read our review of Stu Larsen at The Lexington, London from when Vagabond was released.

Following the London date of the UK leg of his tour, James Gilmore interviewed Stu Larsen about his creative process, making up for lost time and his new record 'Resolute'.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Stu Larsen

James Gilmore interviews one of his favourite live performers, Stu Larsen, about his creative process, making up for lost time and his new record. (7 minutes)

Review: Thomas Rhett (Roundhouse, London)

16th November 2017 | Music

Thomas Rhett is a man with no limits when it comes to music. Since establishing himself with his debut “It Goes Like This” in 2013, Rhett has received crossover success with all singles debuting on the Billboards Hot 100 Chart and 9 of which hitting number 1. Alongside this, Rhett’s 2015 release “Tangled Up” was certified platinum in the US.

Thomas Rhett has become one of the leading male country stars to dominate this genre. Rhett reinvents his own sound with his latest release “Life Changes” incorporating elements of all music dating back to the 50’s. Every track outbids the last with musical elements that astound me to hear all on the same record. A favourite, “Leave Right Now” incorporates an EDM/Electronica feel that sounds like the 2017 three chord wonders while sticking to true country form.

Sweetheart” features a beautiful circular progression with vocal doo-wops that date back to the 50’s especially in the chorus. All of these elements with Rhett’s Top 40 chart-thinking delivers a 14-track compilation of pure magic.

On a chilly Friday night in November, London’s Roundhouse had the pleasure of witnessing Thomas Rhett play through the new album, with older classics, with support from Old Dominion.

Suited and ready to rock in matching outfits, Rhett puts on a 16-track performance with a set list that is quite varied. The set list was surprising to say the least with only 4 tracks from “Life Changes” and 3 covers from the likes of Garth Brooks to Justin Timberlake. The set list was a selection of sing-along and crowd-pleasers with clever cover mashups of Rhett’s own material. The performance was high-energy thrills throughout with the whole band working the stage.

All space was used to say the least, which…

Discover New Music with Meagan: Timeflies

15th November 2017 | Music

Each week on her radio show, Meagan introduces her listeners to a new band she’s really into right now. And then she writes it up and pops it online. Here is that write up for this week.

In 2012, most of the internet (myself included) fell head over heels for this duo, and now in 2017 I still buy tickets every time they come to town.

Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick are Timeflies.

The duo built a fan base on creative talent and interaction with their fans, after starting off on YouTube with their covers which took twists on popular music. With this, they took the music world by storm.

They are best known for mixing it up and throwing EDM style music on top of songs created by artists such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, One Direction and evening classical Disney songs. On tour, they have fans tweet in words that Cal ends up freestyling into a new song through-out the show which is definitely a fan favourite!

Having released their debut album in 2014 (featuring original tracks ‘Swoon’ and ‘I Choose You’ – the songs that put them on the map, ‘Adderall and Red Bull’ and ‘Once In A While’ – are still college anthems across the United States!

Listen to Meagan's show each week, live exclusively on W!ZARD Radio Station on Sundays from 6pm (UK) or on W!ZARD Repeats, here.