The former lead star of hit show Nashville sits down with James Gilmore before her sold out show at London's Royal Festival Hall
When you look at the rise of country music culture globally, you can easily give credit to Clare Bowen and her team on the hit show ‘Nashville’ for enabling country artists to sell out venues in most cities around the world.
On her trip to London, UK, the former lead star of the hit show experienced this for herself, as she sold out the 3,000-capacity Royal Festival Hall with her solo headline show… a feat previously only within reach of acts who would be stadium selling performers in the US.
She’s not the only one feeling the benefit of her own successes - Thomas Rhett is on course to sell out the 5,000-capacity Eventim Apollo when he arrives in London this November, and Kacey Musgraves is due to sell out the 12,500-capacity Wembley Arena too.
And that’s not to mention global pop sensation Taylor Swift,…
W!ZARD Station has officially announced a series of schedule changes
W!ZARD RADIO STATION ANNOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE CHANGES LEADING UP TO 5TH BIRTHDAY
5 MAR – Today, W!ZARD Station has officially announced a series of schedule changes taking place in the lead up to it’s Fifth Anniversary on the 9th of April 2015.
The changes started last week, when Dara Sisterhen presented her debut show as part of Show:Me More. The new radio show premiere’s look as follow:
Saturday 28th – Dara Sisterhen joins Show:Me More
Saturday 7th – JAXXMiKE (Saturdays, 1pm to 2pm UK time)
Saturday 14th – Elena Lockett (Saturdays, 7pm to 8pm UK time)
Friday 20th – Triptik Empire joins Show:Me
Saturday 21st – Kaleya Baxe (Saturdays, 5pm to 7pm UK time)
Sunday 22nd – DJ James Gilmore (Sundays, 4pm to 6pm UK time)
Friday 27th – Hunter & The Bear joins Show:Me
JAXXMiKE will be presenting a new electronic music show taking over the slot…
The band have embraced a new musical direction whilst retaining everything we loved about them before.
It has been far too long since 2011’s Ceremonials. Florence + the Machine delivered an album on an epic scale, a battle ground between Florence’s personal gods and demons, complete with tribal drum beats, hollered confessions and monstrous choruses. Ceremonials was about as exciting as pop music can get, and four years on the group have a hard act to follow. Alas, we have to wait until June until the new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, is released, but until then we have lead single ‘What Kind of Man’. Has it been worth the four year wait?
The answer (rather predictably) is that it almost certainly has. The band have embraced a new musical direction whilst retaining everything we loved about them before. Gone is the occasionally empty pomp of some of the weaker songs on Ceremonials (such as the over-the-top-spookiness of ‘Seven Devils’) and gone are some of…
Release. Tour. Repeat.
In the back of a London venue that I'd never heard of, I met the band Alexander. The four-piece from Newcastle have recently been touring following the release of their Album 'Say Hello', playing their alt-pop anthems, including their biggest song yet 'Drive', to fans up and down the UK.
The members of the band grew up on music, dreaming of being like the musicians they saw on album covers since they were knee-high. Listening to their parents's music collections shaped the people that we see today, with their influences being 'Anything and Everything', though bands such as Fleetwood Mac and The Cardigans are still huge parts of their lives. Andrew, drums, was entered into the music scene without a choice, 'Dad was a drummer, easy in', while Anth, guitar and vocals, was first introduced to playing music by his brother before meeting James, Bass, and first starting to…