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.

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.

 

 

Imelda May on The Graham Norton Show

Just finished watching Imelda May perform her new single Should’ve Been You on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, former Dr Who/Penny Dreadful actress Billie Piper’s also on the sofa, nice hair. As far as performances go it was really good, I’m giving it a thumbs up and Imelda’s got that voice that’s got emotion and just makes you pause and listen. It’s intriguing as she looks like a young Chrissie Hynes, with the voice to match. She’s even got the hair. If Irish singers are as good as Imelda I’d love to hear more of them. The song’s off her new album Life Love Flesh Blood

One To Watch: Joseph Knight (online)

My recent One To Watch with local artist Joseph Knight for the Notts Post, online. Print version to follow soon.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-music-scene-one-to-watch-joseph-knight/story-30280623-detail/story.html

His first gig was in front of just four people – and one of them was his mum. Two years on and Nottingham singer songwriter Joseph Knight has been played by BBC Introducing, supported

 

Gorillaz on The Graham Norton Show

British electronic/rock/hip-hop band Gorillaz are back with a brand new single, We Got The Power, on The Graham Norton Show right now and it sounds great. It was about about 4-5 years ago (I think) since we last heard anything from them and the absence was worth it. I admit I’m hooked within moments of the intro and the vocals are catchy. The lines ‘We got the power to be lovin’ it each other no matter what’ and ‘We got the power to do that’ are an amazing hook and just go round and round. This is one heck of a tune and is from their new album Humanz. Welcome back Gorillaz. Also Noel Gallagher’s on the side of the crowd, just caught a glimpse of him.