Hozier’s breakthrough hit, Take Me to Church, was an angry howl against organised religion, with a grim black-and-white video that depicted homophobic abuse in Russia. His recent comeback single, Nina Cried Power, is a stirring tribute to the protest songs of the civil rights movement and the struggles of their singers. So I thought I may not be aware of the names of some of the Spotify playlists on which his music appears. The most popular include “Happy Folk”, “Fall Feels”, “Coffee Shop Chill” and “Warm Fuzzy Feeling”. “A damning indictment there, your Honour!” laughs the Irish singer-songwriter, whose full name is Andrew Hozier-Byrne. “I thought I was Misery Folk. The hardest thing is when you’re asked to sing at somebody’s wedding, which I have done occasionally for friends. You’re just thinking, ‘This is really inappropriate in this context’.” Other songs on … [Read more...] about Hozier can’t imagine ever writing a bigger hit than Take Me to Church
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Sting musical The Last Ship is preparing to take it’s final journey on its acclaimed UK tour by mooring up at The Lowry Theatre in Salford next week. And for the show’s leading man, Richard Fleeshman, it will be an emotional homecoming - and a first time on The Lowry stage. Richard, who first shot to fame at the age of 12 in Coronation Street, has gone on to an acclaimed career on stage - performing on the West End and Broadway and all before he’s even turned 30. The chance to star in The Last Ship, a musical based on music icon Sting’s own upbringing and experiences in the shadow of a shipyard on Tyne and Wear, was too good an opportunity for Richard to miss. He plays sailor Gideon Fletcher who returns home after 17 years at sea to find the ship-building community in demise and facing the tensions of his past and future colliding, joining an all-star cast that includes Joe McGann, Charlie Hardwick and Frances McNamee. Richard, 29, says: “I’ve never … [Read more...] about Richard Fleeshman on Corrie, coming home and starring in Sting’s The Last Ship
ONE Direction fans are eager for the band to get back together... but will they? Since the boys - Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik all went their separate ways, they've forged successful solo careers, but what have they been up to? And will they reunite? The 1D boys are currently on a hiatus that began in January 2016, allowing all members to pursue other projects. Zayn left the band in 2015, leaving Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall to hold the fort. Despite the boys finding success on their own, their former boss, Simon Cowell, said that he believes they will once again become a chart powerhouse and “be bigger than ever”. In April 2018 Liam hinted that the band could be getting back together when he discussed them planning a comeback show. Speaking to German press he said: "We've all spoken about it, the dream for this most fantastic show....I think it will happen at some point." And in June Liam revealed that the mega famous group are … [Read more...] about Are One Direction getting back together, when did 1D go on hiatus and what are their biggest songs and albums?
0 Have your say Pop fans will be stepping back into a black and white sketch of 80s nostalgia, when Norwegian hitmakers a-ha run out at Bloomfield Road tomorrow night. And as the midsummer sun sets over the resort, the trio - lead vocalist Morten Harket, guitarist Pal Waaktaar-Savoy and keyboardist Magne Furuholmen - are looking forward to what should be a ‘magical’ show.The Electric Summer tour, which brings The Sun Always Shines On TV stars back to Blackpool more than 30 years after they played the Opera House, follows an MTV Unplugged album and subsequent winter tour.The unplugged offering was something the band had been ‘putting off for 10, 12 years’ but finally felt the time was right, Pal told the Gazette, paying tribute to their UK fan base.“We had a great show at the O2 in London to end it,” he said. “It’s always special with UK shows and fans; we lived here for five or six years before everything happened for us, … [Read more...] about Pop icons a-ha get ready to Take On resort
They were the 80s supergroup who brought us hit songs and one of the music world's most famous videos.More than 30 years after Norwegian trio a-ha stormed the charts, they are back, performing some of their greatest hits in a new light. As the band prepare to play the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury, on Thursday, June 7, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen talks about 30 years together and their most famous video, Take On Me.The Take On Me video is still watched around the world. How does that make you feel? I don't remember the last time I watched that video, but you'll catch it when you're flicking around the TV channels. I have a lot of love for that song - it has been out there for 30 years on our behalf.The MTV version of the song is quite different - was that good to do? What has been interesting with the MTV acoustic renditions, is we have reclaimed the old songs that have been performed for 30 years. We write songs to connect ourselves to the world. That is our language; we … [Read more...] about Eighties supergroup a-ha take on Kent