From Leicester to LA – Nikki Pope Makes All The Right Moves

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from my friend hyped about a friend of his who was coming to play in town. Now, when Rick gets excited about someone, you know it's going to be good and I definitely wasn't disappointed when I heard the voice of Leicestershire born singer songwriter Nikki Pope!... Continue Reading →

Review: Gregory Porter – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Picture sitting in a 1950's Harlem Jazz club with Tom Collins in hand. Art Blakey on drums, Chet Baker - trumpet, Thelonius Monk & Art Tatum on piano, Oscar Pettiford - double bass and Sonny Rollins on the sax. This is the caliber of musicians that came to De Montfort Hall, Leicester to back up... Continue Reading →

‘Project LIVE’ Seeks Talented New Vocalists and Musicians

Vocalists and musicians from across the East Midlands are being given the opportunity to apply to a professional development and performance programme run by 2Funky Arts and Musical Director Carol Leeming. ‘Project LIVE’ will provide guidance for 8 promising new urban artists in developing new material and raising their profile. They will learn more about... Continue Reading →

Britain’s Got Talent Comes To Melton Mowbray

The tongues have been wagging, the excitement is building up for Britain's Got Talent is coming to the market town of Melton Mowbray scouring for talent. Suzanne Forrester owner of the Performing Stars Academy in Melton was approached by BGT's Senior Researcher Jake Courts to set the ball rolling "At first I thought it was... Continue Reading →

Carmen: Seduction Of The Promise – Album Launch

It's been a while in the making but finally the waiting was over to hear the new material by seductive latina Carmen - at her album launch party, St Martins Coffee House, Leicester. The air was energized and hot with anticipation of what was to come from the young madam who was in fact celebrating her... Continue Reading →

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