Category Music

Album Review: SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO by Peyton

Promo Photo of Christopher Peyton to promote SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO

American singer-songwriter Peyton steps off the dance floor into a new musical genre with his new album SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO

Just over a year after his controversial exit from the X FACTOR, Christopher Peyton finally releases his brand new studio album SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO.

Best known for his work in the dance music industry, Peyton is an American singer-songwriter...

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INTERVIEW: Irit Dekel Talks About Her New Solo Album HELLO

Irit Dekel

Israeli singer-songwriter Irit Dekel talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her new album HELLO and her first UK headline tour

Fresh from supporting Caro Emerald on tour, Israeli singer-songwriter Irit Dekel heads out on her first UK headline tour to promote her new solo album HELLO.

Born in Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, Irit is a female vocalist currently living in London. Her journey into the music industry is certainly interesting, if somewhat unconventional...

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Album Review: STAGES by Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk STAGES

Americana singer-songwriter Josh Taerk delivers a strong third studio album with STAGES

I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of Josh Taerk when his new CD dropped onto my desk. As an entertainment blogger, I’m often sent material from emerging artists and I assumed Taerk to be one of them. A quick Google search, along with a listen to his new EP STAGES, proved me wrong.

Best known in the US and in his native Canada, Josh Taerk (pronounced Turk) is a Pop, Country and Americana singer-songwriter...

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Sting at THE LAST SHIP Media Launch at Victoria Warehouse. Photo Credit: Nathan Cox

Sting at THE LAST SHIP Media Launch at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. Photo Credit: Nathan Cox

Sting talks about songwriting, his childhood and bringing his new musical THE LAST SHIP to the UK

It’s fair to say that Sting has had a varied career...

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Album Review: SONGS FROM THE STAGE by Leading Ladies

With its rich sound, lush arrangements and full orchestral backing, SONGS FROM THE STAGE by Leading Ladies is a musical treat like no other

When Amber Riley, Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson first announced they were collaborating on a new studio album, the theatre world went into a frenzy. The celebrated queens of musical theatre are more than capable of releasing a killer album in their own right but join them together and you have a musical treat like no other.


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Album Review: WINTER WONDERLAND by Sarah Darling

Sarah Darling WINTER WONDERLAND Album Artwork

Sarah Darling brings a country twist to festive classics with WINTER WONDERLAND

With just six weeks left until Christmas, US country music singer Sarah Darling is getting into the Christmas spirit with the release of her new album WINTER WONDERLAND.

Heralded as one of country music’s breakout performers, Darling first shot to fame in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on reality television show THE ENTERTAINER...

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Album Review: FROM THE HEART by James Meunier

FROM THE HEART Album Artwork by James Meunier

Musical theatre star James Meunier makes his mark with FROM THE HEART

From leading ladies Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and Cassidy Jansen, to fan favourites Alfie Boe and Michael Ball, theatre fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to recordings by their favourite West End stars. In addition to traditional cast recordings, many West End performers have chosen to release albums under their own name with SUNSET BOULEVARD’s James Meunier now joining the pack.

Currently appearing in the UK t...

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Gig Review: Michael Kiwanuka – The Lowry, Salford

Michael Kiwanuka 2017 Tour

Michael Kiwanuka’s new album LOVE & HATE signals a new and more sophisticated phase in the artist’s career

Five years after the release of his debut album HOME AGAIN, Michael Kiwanuka makes a welcome return to the music scene. Following a number of sell-out dates in May, including a night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the British singer-songwriter takes his critically acclaimed second album LOVE & HATE out on the road for seven new shows – and it certainly packs a powerful punch.


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Gig Review: Beverley Knight – I LOVE SOULSVILLE Tour – The Lowry, Salford


Photo Credit: Michelle Owen-Williams

Beverley Knight cements her place as one of Britain’s greatest soul singers on her I LOVE SOULSVILLE tour

Since the release of her debut album THE B-FUNK in 1995, Beverley Knight has been riding on a high. Widely labelled as one of Britain’s greatest soul singers, the three time MOBO winner has a whopping eight studio albums to her name, has starred in two West End shows and even has an MBE for her contribution to British music...

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COMPETITION: Win a Copy of Matt Bianco’s New Album GRAVITY

GRAVITY by Matt Bianco Album

Win a CD copy of Matt Bianco’s new album GRAVITY

To celebrate the release of their thirteenth studio album, Frankly My Dear UK is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a copy of Matt Bianco’s new CD album GRAVITY.

Classy, cool and sophisticated, the new album revives Matt Bianco’s Bossa and Jazz roots and encapsulates the stylistic essence of the popular British jazz band.

Recorded live in the studio, the 11 track album features all-star band with noted British jazz musicians such as sa...

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