Currently watching American artist Gregory Porter sing his latest single Holding On, from his new album Take Me To The Alley, on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 at the moment, and it’s actually quite good. A nice mixture of soul and jazz. It’s got a smoothing, soulful intro and Gregory’s just got the right voice for this type of song. He’s a bit similar to soul legend Stevie Wonder. As an artist he’s got that amazing soothing voice that just gets you. And yes he was wearing that ironic hat of his, how long’s he been wearing that for now?
Also they showed a small clip as a tribute to late Carrie Fisher from when she was last on.
Not long finished watching Disclosure headline the main stage (alongside The Foals) at the Reading (R+L) Festival via the red button service, it was a great hour spent watching them. It was amazing listening to them perform the hits from both their Settle and Caracal albums including When a Fire Starts to Burn, Holding On including one of their recent new singles Boss. They were joined on-stage by new artists Brandon Reilly for another new song Moving Mountains which sounded fantastic, seriously that guy’s got some vocals on him. They ended their set on their hit debut track Latch which is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage American duo Twenty One Pilots performed set their and I have to admit that I’ve never really heard any of their music till now; I have missed a lot. I have to say they did an impressive cover of House of Pain’s Jump Around and got to crowd surf.
Though I’ve said it before I’ll say it again; this is one reason why BBC3 was brilliant as a TV CHANNEL!!!