Kendal Calling is now taking applications for singers/bands wanting to perform at this years festival. Applications are via Music Glue whom the festival are working with. See the Kendal Calling website for more details
Last year Afrobeat superstars Lamboginny and Olamide released the laid back track 'Read My Lips' - a track hot in dance halls across London, racking up thousands of views on Youtube. Fast forward to 2018 when super hot DJ/Producer LJ Looper (creator of Apocalypse as featured on BBC 1Xtra) got his hands on the track - … Continue reading Read My Lips – LJ Looper Remix
Here at Musicvein we love nothing more than to get a tasty treat in the inbox, and this weeks morsel of ear candy comes from a trio better known as Toto Bona Lokua. The trio, who are French-Creole Gerald Toto, Cameroon's Richard Bona and from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lokua Kanza, first released their debut album … Continue reading Toto Bona Lokua Return with New Album Bondeko
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'Blue Christmas', a song made famous by Elvis Presley and covered by many artists since, although sombre, is one of the songs that has to be played around this time of year. One particular version I love is by Opera singer Andrea Bocelli and Country singer Reba McEntire, taken from his album 'My Christmas'.
At some point in their career, every singer releases a Christmas album. Some albums completely suck, it gets tiresome hearing the same old song done in a different way, but I have to say Christina Aguilera did a pretty decent job with her album, 'My Kind of Christmas' released in 2000. A mix of originals … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 2 Days to Go!
Earlier this week, I featured Mario Biondi's version of Chris Rea's hit 'Driving Home For Christmas'. Not everyone can mess with an original song and get it right but Chris Brown - although he didn't strictly mess with it too much - did a pretty grand job with Donny Hathaway's 'This Christmas'. So with 3 … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 3 Days to Go!
In 1994 Walthamstow bad boys East 17 released 'Stay Another Day' a song from their 2nd album 'Steam'. The song reached the UK Number 1 spot for Christmas and remained there for 5 weeks. Although it wasn't a song has no Christmas reference - it was actually about the main songwriter's brother who took his … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 4 Days to Go!
Is it even Christmas if you don't hear a Michael Buble song? In years gone by Cliff Richard ruled the roost with his Mistletoe and Wine song. Dredged up every Christmas, the song was as off-putting as overdone sprouts, but since the arrival of Michael Buble with revamped songs, zesty swing and Clarke Gable charm … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 5 Days to Go!
There's one song that really brings home those warm and festive feelings - Chris Rea's 'Driving Home for Christmas'. Never failing to make me smile, it was always on my Christmas playlist - that was until a few years ago when Mario Biondi came on the scene and did his own version of the song, … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 6 Days to Go!