Radio 1 Big Weekend in Hull: the highlights

Radio 1’s Big Weekend has enjoyed another great weekend up north in the City of Hull, which is also currently enjoying it’s year as the City of Culture. So far this years’ highlights including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Lorde, Zara Larsson, Stormzy, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande’, Little Mix,. putting on some amazing performances throughout the whole of the festival. During Emeli Sande’ performance there was a red heart in the background with MANCHESTER written on it as she dedicated one of her songs Highs & Lows to the victims of the recent Manchester terrorist attack on the 22/5/17. French artist Christine & The Queens did an amazing performance of her hit single Tilted during which the crowd sang with her. She even had dancers on the stage with her, seriously she is something of an incredible artist. Former X-Factor singer James Arthur played to the crowds with his song Say You Won’t Let Go, which sounds a lot like The Scripts The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. Wonder if they’ve heard it. Kasabian played their new hit You’re In Love With A Psycho with Tom and Sergio dressed in weird but interesting gear. Clean Bandit played before the crowd whilst making good use of a cello. Katy Perry stole the show as the headlining act. She did dedicate her first song to the victims of the Manchester bombings. That song was Part Of Me which seemed very appropriate for the mood and gave new meaning to the lyrics ‘This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me.¬†Indeed a fitting tribute. ūüôā

Liam Payne on The Graham Norton Show

Finished watching former (and I say former) One Direction singer Liam Payne perform his solo single Strip That Down on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1. I admit, it’s a good song and with a good intro and Liam’s got a certain solo charm about him, though I’ll have to tell the truth and admit I’m not really into it. Both Liam and the song. I mean it’s a good effort as¬† it’s not for me. The only good thing I’ll say about tonight’s performance is that he’s dances in-sync with the backing dancers. Salma Hayek and David Walliams are both a good laugh as always.

Sheryl Crow on The Graham Norton Show

Tonight’s Graham Norton Show seems to be getting good today as we’ve now had TWO musical acts, first Keith Urban and Mel C and now US music legend Sheryl Crow with her new song Be Myself. I’m completely loving it after the first few seconds, though I can hear a little bit of Soak Up The Sun there. Sheryl got one of those voices which fit both the tune and song perfectly and it sounds like she’s progressed quite a bit as an artist. Don’t quite know about you but I could listen to this song a few times over and not get bored of it. Also the line ‘If I can’t be someone else’ just goes round and round your head melodically, and Sheryl’s as great as ever.

Keith Urban and Mel C on The Graham Norton Show

Just finished watching an amazing special duet by two musical geniuses Keith Urban and former Sporty Spice Mel C called The Fighter on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, alongside his current squeeze Nicole Kidman. Seriously, considering their musical backgrounds that was one amazing song. Complete melodic rock and Mel’s just got the voice for that sort of song, and genre and Keith’s just a rock legend in his own right. The Fighter has got to be one of the best duet songs that I’ve heard in a long time.

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One To Watch: Twin Kidd (online)

The latest from the One To Watch, this is Nottingham band Twin Kidd, courtesy of Nottingham Post online. Print version to follow soon.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-music-scene-one-to-watch-twin-kidd-we-re-like-chvrches-if-they-hated-their-lives/story-30338419-detail/story.html#mzB76MXdy3HVHis1.99

Nottingham trio Twin Kidd feature siblings Stef and Sam, as well as Rich, who the met online in 2015. They played their first gig a year ago at the Bodega. Adam Humphreys has a few questions

 

Chris Cornell has Died

No doubt you’ll have heard the shocking news that Audio Slave and Sound Garden front-man Chris Cornell has died. Chris also provided the theme tune to the 2006¬†James Bond film Casino Royal ‘You Know My Name’. He was 52.

RIP Chris Cornell, we’ll continue to remember you through your music

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Well it’s all over now and Portugal were the winners with their singer Salavador Sobral with his song Amar Pelos Dois. Now there’s a couple of thing that I openly have to admit, 1. I never actually watched Salavador’s performance first time round and, 2. I voted for both Ukraine and Israel mainly because I liked both their songs. Australia returned for a third time, also they did have a good entry and hope to see again next year. Now this is historic for Portugal as they’ve been apparently been waiting for over 50 years to win. Well now they can celebrate at last and though I didn’t vote for them I am actually happy for them. As anyone who watched will have no doubt have seen that Russia didn’t compete, and personally I didn’t particularly care less. Lastly¬†we won’t be seeing Israel compete as their broadcast service (which¬†airs the contest) is being closed down but I hope¬†to see them again, and Greece got booed which I¬†thought was a bit harsh.¬†And finally, congratulations to our entry Lucie Jones with gave a good performance with her song Never Give Up On You

All that can be said is; Goodbye Eurovision, see you next year in Portugal.