SAM FENDERYOU know how it is: get named on BBC Radio 1's Sound of the year list and win the Brits Critics' Choice Award and inevitably you end up having a stellar career. That's certainly the likely projection for British singer-songwriter Sam Fender, who won the 2018 Brits accolade, following in the footsteps of the likes of Adele, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Florence and the Machine and Rag'n'Bone Man. The young musician from North Shields, on the mouth of the Tyne, has so far received plenty of praise following the release of his debut EP in November, and he scored a spot on Later... With Jools Holland. He's also been given one of the most sought-after accolades for young, rising musicians there could be – a mention on influential Irish DJ Annie Mac's Hottest Record list for the song Dead Boys, a powerful track about suicide in young men.Erring on the rockier, more acerbic and socially aware side of singer-songwriter fare, Fender has a raw sound to offer music fans who perhaps have … [Read more...] about Sam Fender, Grace Carter, Ella Mai, Drax Project and Self Esteem ones to watch in 2019
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Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 22/12/2018, 2:41 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter As we prepare to step into a brand new year, it’s time to look ahead at the fresh talent of the music world, all poised to make an impact in 2019. While of course music fans will continue their long-standing love affairs with established artists, the excitement of discovering completely new acts – the rising singer-songwriters, the bands who have spent years working on their craft, the painfully talented musicians who have so much to offer on a global stage – is even more appealing. From the Brit-born young R&B star who is already making waves in America, to a four-piece from New Zealand set to follow in Lorde’s footsteps, here are the acts to keep on your radar in the coming months. Sam Fender You know how it is: get named on BBC Radio 1’s Sound of the year list and win the … [Read more...] about Who are the ones to watch in music in 2019?
Brighton’s Grace Carter makes the list as YouTube Music unveils its first-ever Ones to Watch artist spotlight – ten artists to look out for. Spokeswoman Molly Bergara said: “Grace follows in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa, who found fame on the world’s biggest music platform.“London-born, Brighton-raised, Grace Carter grew up listening to strong powerful female voices, like Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, which has inspired her singles to date, which all stand out for their emotional and musical maturity. Grace is self-made – from song writing at school, and performing her own material at just 14, transforming her bedroom into a recording studio, and teaching herself to play piano from YouTube videos. She’s already been picked by Dua Lipa to support her on her UK tour, as well as Dermot Kennedy, Rag N Bone Man and Mabel. In terms of her own fanbase – the streaming numbers speak for themselves, Grace had only released three singles … [Read more...] about Brighton’s Grace Carter is unveiled as “one to watch” as YouTube Music unveils the possible stars of the future
Next up, Paris. It's been "gruelling". These could rightly be tears of exhaustion. But no, it's joy that she's radiating. Because Mishler is grateful. Very grateful. The Texas native who wanted to be an actress has instead found global success as a yoga teacher. Hers is the name on every beginner yogi's lips. Try casually asking a friend where you might find a good online yoga class and prepare to be told with die-hard seriousness: "Adriene changed my life." With over four million subscribers to her 'Yoga With Adriene' YouTube channel and over 18 million views for her 20-minute 'Yoga for Complete Beginners' video, alone, her free classes - filmed in her dining room in downtown Austin, with her black and white blue heeler, Benji - have become a gateway for those unable, whether financially or physically, to get to a yoga class. Yes, it might be her excellent Google ranking that first brings you to her page (type 'yoga' into the search engine, and the first video that comes up is hers) … [Read more...] about Yoga with Adriene: Yogi had dreams of being a Hollywood actress
How do you find musical connectivity between a generation whose lifeblood was radio and vinyl cherished gems and today’s teenagers who have on-demand access to mindblowing numbers of songs?The trick is to find common themes, and it seems songs about love, loss, and coming-of-age never grow old.Consultant physician Ronan Collins and composer Ian Wilson put YouTube to good use to explore what informs our musical choices as part of a project entitled Same As It Ever Was, a nod to a Talking Heads song.The project, involving grandparents and their grandkids, looked at the factors influencing their musical choices and brought them together to discuss which pieces they felt most emotionally connected to and why. Dr Collins said one of the academic aims of the study was to explore the use of musical reminiscence as a means of informal education between the generations.“A real aim behind this was to encourage the generations to discuss music and culture and learn about the musical … [Read more...] about Cork composer out to teach that songs about love and loss never grow old