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Florence and the Machine at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 2, 2012.

 

Shot for TOROmagazine.com

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Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST | IMPERMANENCE; EXPAMDING UNIVERSE; OUT-OF -THE -BOX - IMPROV -

World Music, Jazz, Experimental, Improv, East-West, Ambient, Pop

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www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/sets/72157632988389457/

Album slideshow (This graphic series, akin to a slow animation, appears at the end of the slideshow, 2 of the 5 ).

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To dissolve into...become one with...

 

“To be completely within myself, in perfect communion WITH the self, the atman, the overmind, beyond both knower and known… a place of perfect poise, not affected by the din and commotion of the outer world….Aum Tat Sat” –Premik Russell Tubbs

 

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"Improvisation is an onion of infinite layers. You explore one set of ideas or a specific pattern, taking it to the enth degree, than another layer presents itself. Then another, then another, ad infinitum. Then you wonder why so many creative artists over the years have turned to drugs or other substances, hoping for a short cut to that final layer, but there is no short cut or final layer. That’s the wonderful thing about creativity." -Premik Russell Tubbs

 

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'Defining the indefinable - In the moment, multi-dimensional, experimental, expression, improv, rhythm, line, texture, energy, thickness, fluidity, space, freedom...

Making music with a world view, deconstructing and reassembling with joyful abandon.'

-Premik Russell Tubbs

 

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“So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.”

― Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

 

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“The dance between darkness and light will always remain— the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.”

― C. JoyBell C.

 

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The Buddha’s last words were :

“Subject to change are all things,

Strive on with diligence."

 

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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" -Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

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"Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life." -Rumi

 

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"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears." -Rumi

 

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"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?" -Rumi

 

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"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." -Rumi

 

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"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." -Rumi

 

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"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think." -Rumi

 

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"Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love." -Rumi

 

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"Our passions and desires are unruly, but our character subdues these elements into a harmonious whole. Does something similar to this happen in the physical world? Are the elements rebellious, dynamic with individual impulse? And is there a principle in the physical world which dominates them and puts them into an orderly organization? … It is the constant harmony of chance and determination which makes it eternally new and living." -Tagore

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PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS

YouTubes

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

"Bangalore Breakdown" - Prermik Russell Tubbs

Performed by Journey to Light Ensemble

Premik Russell Tubbs - Saxophone

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=LViBPfPrR90

SONG FOR WAKIYA

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlvj2_2AQw

HAPPYNESS

by Uli Geissendoerfer and Premik Russell Tubbs

Composed by Premik Russell Tubbs

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

 

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myspace.com/supremefactory/video/premik-russell-tubbs-liv...

-Sinagoga (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinagoga)

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples:

Amazon

www.amazon.com/Soul-March-Chandrika-Krishnamurthy-Tandon/...

CB Baby

www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2

Check out "JOG"

www.soulchants.com/

 

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Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

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New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

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Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released in 2014 their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

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Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

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TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

TriBeCaStan's "Coal Again"- Cd Release 2014

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/in/photost...

 

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Performing in:

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

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Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

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Short Bio

 

World / Jazz / Experimental / Improv / East-West / Ambient / Pop

PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

 

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

 

In 1978 Premik joined Carlos Santana on a six-week European tour as part of an opening act for the Santana Band called Devadip Oneness.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=beD58ordH08

"Gardenia" - DEVADIP European tour w/ Carlos Santana, Dec.'78 in Paris

 

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=juVuh...

!978 Devidip Orchestra

 

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To view as a slideshow (album: "A Life Of Music - to be cont'd...(with GRATITUDE!") click links below (non-animated).

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/sets/72157632988389457...

For Flickr animated slideshow click double box icon at the top right of the album.

 

View album: “Photos for Media” slideshow

View as non-animated slideshow

For animated slideshows click double box at right corner of the album

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/sets/72157635185040413...

For animated slideshows click double box at right corner of the album

 

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik Russell Tubbs & Kristin Hoffmann - Also, while in London, England...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

7:00PM

World Heart Beat Music Academy

58 Kimber Road (1st Floor)

London SW18 4PP

www.worldheartbeat.org

+44 (0) 20 8870 3042

+44 (0) 7973 631203

The World Heart Beat Music Academy is located on the 1st floor of the CW Charles Wilson Engineering building next to the German Motor Company on the Merton Rd…end of Kimber Rd

Nearest Transport LInks:

Southfields Underground, Earlsfield Station, Busses 44, 270, 156, 39, 639

 

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Premik and Kristin began working together in March of 2003...

 

Premik Russell Tubbs has enjoyed many years of working with talented singer/songwriter Kristin Hoffmann. They have performed together at various venues across the USA. Premik toured in 2005 with Kristin opening for Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers.

 

Premik accompanied Kristin @ her release party/show Thurs, April 10th, 2014

The Human Compass: New Directions Remix Release Party @ The Slipper Room, East Village, NYC

kristinhoffmann.bandcamp.co

 

In NYC one can catch them playing at Caffe Vivaldi. Premik accompanies Kristin with flutes, saxophones and lap steel guitar.

www.kristinhoffmann.com/

 

caffevivaldi.com/

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples:

Amazon

www.amazon.com/Soul-March-Chandrika-Krishnamurthy-Tandon/...

CB Baby

www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2

Check out "JOG"

www.soulchants.com/

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

****

 

Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

****

 

Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released in 2014 their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/

 

****

 

Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

TriBeCaStan's "Coal Again"- Cd Release 2014

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/in/photost...

 

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Performing in:

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

__________________

 

Contact/Listen

 

www.premik.com

www.facebook.com/premik.tubbs

www.reverbnation.com/premik

www.broadjam.com/premik

www.myspace.com/premik

www.emusic.com/album/premik/mission-transcendence/10884302/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premik_Russell_Tubbs

__________________

 

Short Bio

 

World / Jazz / Experimental / Improv / East-West / Ambient / Pop

PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS

 

Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

 

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

 

In 1978 Premik joined Carlos Santana on a six-week European tour as part of an opening act for the Santana Band called Devadip Oneness.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=beD58ordH08

"Gardenia" - DEVADIP European tour w/ Carlos Santana, Dec.'78 in Paris

 

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=juVuh...

!978 Devidip Orchestra

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YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

 

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Ronan Keating and Sharon Corr At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

  

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

  

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

 

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

  

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

   

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

 

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

 

Bio of Ronan Keating

  

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

   

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

  

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

  

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

   

Websites

   

Ronan Keating official website

 

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

 

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

 

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

 

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

 

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

 

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

 

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

 

Ronan Keating and Sharon Corr At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

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Eva Rinaldi Photography

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Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

  

.... R L BOYCE ~R.L. Boyce’s picnic party became larger this week when his album “Roll And Tumble” picked up a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album.

The 62-year-old Hill Country bluesman is from tiny Como, Mississippi, also the home of Mississippi Fred McDowell, pioneer of the hypnotic musical style."

WATCH: youtu.be/wM7VOks1eBI - he LOST to the Rolling Stones! huh???

e-fashion.us/fashion-news/how-you-can-get-beyonce-rihanna...

 

This 12 months’s Grammy nominees hold their own on a crimson carpet just to boot as they do on a level. From cat eyes to bold brows, here’s the way to get their signature good looks seems to be.

Beyoncé’s vivid lip

 

“B is an enormous fan of the seventies ‘golden woman’ pores and skin at this time...

Eight-time Grammy nominee and Durham native Nnenna Freelon performs with the Ziad Jazz Quartet Friday, November 3, 2017. All photos by Brian "BT" Twitty Photography

It’s with deep regret that Paperchase Touring announce Jay Sean will be unable to perform in Brisbane on Friday November 19th and in Sydney on Saturday November 20th due to a death in his family. Jay Sean will be joining the Summerbeatz Tour in Perth on November 23rd and Melbourne on November 25th.

 

Paperchase Touring sends their condolences to Jay Sean and his family during this difficult time.

 

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment regretfully advise that Soulja Boy will not be appearing on the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. Unfortunately and beyond the promoter’s control, the artist has decided to not make the trip to Australia. Paperchase Touring apologise to all the fans for any inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation may have caused.

 

Alternatively Paperchase Touring is proud to announce that one of the most successful rappers and entertainers of all time, Ja Rule will replace Soulja Boy on the upcoming Summerbeatz tour.

 

To date, Ja Rule has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has performed in concerts to adoring fans all over the world for the last decade. He has won MTV Awards, Source Hip-Hop Awards, World Music Awards, BET Awards and been nominated for various Grammys.

 

Ja Rule’s commercial success reaches far beyond the music studio. He has been a pitchman for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola, and has appeared in various movies including “Fast And the Furious”, “Scary Movie 3”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and “The Cookout”. Ja Rule will be performing all his hits including “Livin It Up”, “Always On Time”, “I’m Real”, “Thug Lovin”, “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, “Wonderful” and heaps more!

 

Joining Akon, Ciara, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Stan Walker, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience!

 

Global superstar AKON and Urban/Pop Princess CIARA join Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy, Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown for Summerbeatz 2010. With over 4 hours of live music, Summerbeatz will be heating up the stage with some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill!

 

With 8 million record sales under his belt and sold out shows across the world, Akon is one of the biggest recording artists today. His recent live performances at Supafest left Australian audiences elated at his high energy show. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits “Don't Matter,” and Grammy nominee “I Wanna Love You;” along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated “Smack That” featuring Eminem. His collaboration with David Guetta “Sexy Bitch” was a worldwide smash hit, and his first album was the two-million-selling 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the smashes “Locked Up” and “Lonely.” Akon’s hot new single ANGEL taken from his forthcoming album STADIUM is at radio now. (Akon will not be performing in Melbourne.) Akon is also playing a show in Newcastle with Jay Sean.

 

Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modelling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. The Atlanta-based artist exploded on the scene in 2004 with her ubiquitous single “Goodies.” Subsequent singles “1, 2 Step,” “Oh” and “And I” pushed her debut album, also titled Goodies, to triple platinum status. Goodies instantly established Ciara as a musical force with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and fluid dance moves. Ciara’s second album, 2006’s Ciara: The Evolution, was also certified platinum, marked her progression as a songwriter and spawned another round of hit singles: the creative “Like A Boy,” the sensual “Promise” and the ode to hood love “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” with 50 Cent. Her third album, 2009’s imaginative Fantasy Ride, included the infectious and platinum single “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake. Her brand new album “Basic Instinct” is due for a January 14th, 2011 release.

 

With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Akon will not be performing in Melbourne. Promoter Dwayne Cross released the following statement “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth”

 

Following on from the success of two of the largest urban/pop events ever staged in Australia – Winterbeatz and Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in association with Jive are thrilled to announce Summerbeatz 2010 featuring record breaking rapper Flo Rida, worldwide chart topping sensation Jay Sean, Grammy nominated sensation Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes charismatic frontman Travie McCoy, plus Australia’s own Stan Walker, and DJ Nino Brown. With over 4 hours of live music Summerbeatz 2010 promises to heat up the stage with a line-up of some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill. With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Flo Rida’s debut single “Low” smashed records around the world in 2008, and became the most downloaded digital track in history. Beginning his career as a hype man for Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Flo Rida’s hard work and journey to success finally paid off. The rapper followed up the worldwide smash hit with the chart-topping singles “Elevator” , “In the Ayer”, “Right Round” (another record breaker!), and “Sugar”. His latest single “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring DJ-sensation David Guetta is currently sitting at Number 4 on the Aria Charts.

 

Jay Sean’s smash hit single “Down” was one of the biggest selling songs of 2009 selling a staggering 3 million copies in the US alone! Becoming the first UK urban artist to top the US Hot 100, Jay Sean again made history with the release of his second single “Do You Remember” which saw him become the first British artist in recent memory to score two simultaneous US Top 10 singles. The first UK artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hitmaker, by way of London, already had numerous Top 10 hits in the UK before the success of “Down” saw him rapidly ascend into a bonafide mainstream pop/R&B star of truly global proportions. Jay is currently working on his new album slated for a November release. His brand new single “2012 (This Ain’t The End)” features lady of the moment Nicki Minaj and is currently at Australian radio.

 

Travie McCoy’s smash hit single “Billionaire” is currently sitting at the top of the charts the world over. As the charismatic front-man of Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy released his debut solo album “Lazarus” in June 2010. Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive music dexterity. With 4 successful albums under their belt as a group, Travie McCoy has stepped into the solo light with his debut single “Billionaire”, peaking at #3 on the Australian Aria chart.

 

In just under a year, Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry as to offer. Stan’s undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum “Black Box” and Gold “Unbroken”) and a platinum selling album (“Introducing Stan Walker”). Stan’s success so far was noted around the world, and in no time at all offers to work with him on his new album flooded in from around the globe. Stan handpicked only the most suitable collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Stuart Chricton (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes) and Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy). “From The Inside Out” is out now and debuted at Number 2 on the Aria Chart.

Nothing More at Dingwalls, Camden, London, UK - 6th December 2017

 

Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Berklee College of Music Grammy Nominees and Alumni gather at Village Recorders in West Los Angeles on February 11, 2017

© 2017 Ron Lyon Photo

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Mingle Media TV and our Red Carpet Report host Ine Iversen were invited to come out to cover Keurig's 2015 GRAMMYs After-Party featuring Norwegian musician Bern/hoft & DJ Aaron Colbert.

It was a night of Firsts!

Not only was this Keurig's inaugural event at the Continental Club in Downtown Los Angeles but it was a first (non-American artist to have been nominated in the 20 year-history of the R&B music category) for Grammy-Nominee, Jarle Bernhoft also known as Bern/hoft to be nominated for his R&B music.

It was also exciting for our host, Ine, who is also Norwegian, and was able to share her interview with Bern/hoft with NORWAY2 television for fans at home to see on TV.

 

Why an after party by Keurig, you ask? Well, they are the best-selling at-home brewing machines and they wanted to celebrate their new 2.0 line of home brewing equipment.

At the event there were mixologist-created Keurig cocktails with complementary gourmet snacks that were passed on a tray by servers… The dessert displays were amazing and offered a non-alcoholoic Keurig confections. The lucky guests were gifted with Keurig 2015 Grammy After-Party glasses, a recipe card for some mixologist-created Keurig cocktails, and a voucher to redeem a free Keurig® 2.0 brewer. Don’t you wish you were there?

That’s why we were, at least to show you some of the good times and share some interviews from the festivities.

What’s your favorite cup of joe? Tell us.

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As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Our company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. We support local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. www.keuriggreenmountain.com/

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report coverage, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

 

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Mingle Media TV and our Red Carpet Report host Ine Iversen were invited to come out to cover Keurig's 2015 GRAMMYs After-Party featuring Norwegian musician Bern/hoft & DJ Aaron Colbert.

It was a night of Firsts!

Not only was this Keurig's inaugural event at the Continental Club in Downtown Los Angeles but it was a first (non-American artist to have been nominated in the 20 year-history of the R&B music category) for Grammy-Nominee, Jarle Bernhoft also known as Bern/hoft to be nominated for his R&B music.

It was also exciting for our host, Ine, who is also Norwegian, and was able to share her interview with Bern/hoft with NORWAY2 television for fans at home to see on TV.

 

Why an after party by Keurig, you ask? Well, they are the best-selling at-home brewing machines and they wanted to celebrate their new 2.0 line of home brewing equipment.

At the event there were mixologist-created Keurig cocktails with complementary gourmet snacks that were passed on a tray by servers… The dessert displays were amazing and offered a non-alcoholoic Keurig confections. The lucky guests were gifted with Keurig 2015 Grammy After-Party glasses, a recipe card for some mixologist-created Keurig cocktails, and a voucher to redeem a free Keurig® 2.0 brewer. Don’t you wish you were there?

That’s why we were, at least to show you some of the good times and share some interviews from the festivities.

What’s your favorite cup of joe? Tell us.

Get the Story from the Red Carpet Report Team, follow us on Twitter and Facebook at:

 

twitter.com/TheRedCarpetTV

www.facebook.com/RedCarpetReportTV

www.redcarpetreporttv.com

www.youtube.com/MingleMediaTVNetwork

 

About Keurig

 

As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Our company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. We support local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. www.keuriggreenmountain.com/

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report coverage, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

 

www.minglemediatv.com

www.facebook.com/minglemediatvnetwork

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Follow our host Ine on Twitter at www.twitter.com/inebackiversen

 

Photo coverage provided by D Star Photo

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"Two - Time Grammy nominee"

 

“Etienne aims at the blues feelings, as well as ballads full of dynamism and sharp, precious inflections.” - All About Jazz Italia

 

“He rather prefers working on vibrations, like a whispered, aired sound according to Ben Webster’s style.” - All About Jazz Italia

 

“The music was not simply reworked….Charles seemed to dissect the music studying every note and then proceeded to weave elements of Dixieland, Francesca, modal, bebop and modern styles into his arrangements, all while maintaining the integrity of the original compositions. “ – Trinidad Express

 

www.etiennecharles.com/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxeWmaKbLWs&feature=player_em...!

It’s with deep regret that Paperchase Touring announce Jay Sean will be unable to perform in Brisbane on Friday November 19th and in Sydney on Saturday November 20th due to a death in his family. Jay Sean will be joining the Summerbeatz Tour in Perth on November 23rd and Melbourne on November 25th.

 

Paperchase Touring sends their condolences to Jay Sean and his family during this difficult time.

 

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment regretfully advise that Soulja Boy will not be appearing on the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. Unfortunately and beyond the promoter’s control, the artist has decided to not make the trip to Australia. Paperchase Touring apologise to all the fans for any inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation may have caused.

 

Alternatively Paperchase Touring is proud to announce that one of the most successful rappers and entertainers of all time, Ja Rule will replace Soulja Boy on the upcoming Summerbeatz tour.

 

To date, Ja Rule has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has performed in concerts to adoring fans all over the world for the last decade. He has won MTV Awards, Source Hip-Hop Awards, World Music Awards, BET Awards and been nominated for various Grammys.

 

Ja Rule’s commercial success reaches far beyond the music studio. He has been a pitchman for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola, and has appeared in various movies including “Fast And the Furious”, “Scary Movie 3”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and “The Cookout”. Ja Rule will be performing all his hits including “Livin It Up”, “Always On Time”, “I’m Real”, “Thug Lovin”, “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, “Wonderful” and heaps more!

 

Joining Akon, Ciara, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Stan Walker, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience!

 

Global superstar AKON and Urban/Pop Princess CIARA join Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy, Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown for Summerbeatz 2010. With over 4 hours of live music, Summerbeatz will be heating up the stage with some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill!

 

With 8 million record sales under his belt and sold out shows across the world, Akon is one of the biggest recording artists today. His recent live performances at Supafest left Australian audiences elated at his high energy show. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits “Don't Matter,” and Grammy nominee “I Wanna Love You;” along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated “Smack That” featuring Eminem. His collaboration with David Guetta “Sexy Bitch” was a worldwide smash hit, and his first album was the two-million-selling 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the smashes “Locked Up” and “Lonely.” Akon’s hot new single ANGEL taken from his forthcoming album STADIUM is at radio now. (Akon will not be performing in Melbourne.) Akon is also playing a show in Newcastle with Jay Sean.

 

Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modelling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. The Atlanta-based artist exploded on the scene in 2004 with her ubiquitous single “Goodies.” Subsequent singles “1, 2 Step,” “Oh” and “And I” pushed her debut album, also titled Goodies, to triple platinum status. Goodies instantly established Ciara as a musical force with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and fluid dance moves. Ciara’s second album, 2006’s Ciara: The Evolution, was also certified platinum, marked her progression as a songwriter and spawned another round of hit singles: the creative “Like A Boy,” the sensual “Promise” and the ode to hood love “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” with 50 Cent. Her third album, 2009’s imaginative Fantasy Ride, included the infectious and platinum single “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake. Her brand new album “Basic Instinct” is due for a January 14th, 2011 release.

 

With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Akon will not be performing in Melbourne. Promoter Dwayne Cross released the following statement “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth”

 

Following on from the success of two of the largest urban/pop events ever staged in Australia – Winterbeatz and Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in association with Jive are thrilled to announce Summerbeatz 2010 featuring record breaking rapper Flo Rida, worldwide chart topping sensation Jay Sean, Grammy nominated sensation Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes charismatic frontman Travie McCoy, plus Australia’s own Stan Walker, and DJ Nino Brown. With over 4 hours of live music Summerbeatz 2010 promises to heat up the stage with a line-up of some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill. With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Flo Rida’s debut single “Low” smashed records around the world in 2008, and became the most downloaded digital track in history. Beginning his career as a hype man for Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Flo Rida’s hard work and journey to success finally paid off. The rapper followed up the worldwide smash hit with the chart-topping singles “Elevator” , “In the Ayer”, “Right Round” (another record breaker!), and “Sugar”. His latest single “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring DJ-sensation David Guetta is currently sitting at Number 4 on the Aria Charts.

 

Jay Sean’s smash hit single “Down” was one of the biggest selling songs of 2009 selling a staggering 3 million copies in the US alone! Becoming the first UK urban artist to top the US Hot 100, Jay Sean again made history with the release of his second single “Do You Remember” which saw him become the first British artist in recent memory to score two simultaneous US Top 10 singles. The first UK artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hitmaker, by way of London, already had numerous Top 10 hits in the UK before the success of “Down” saw him rapidly ascend into a bonafide mainstream pop/R&B star of truly global proportions. Jay is currently working on his new album slated for a November release. His brand new single “2012 (This Ain’t The End)” features lady of the moment Nicki Minaj and is currently at Australian radio.

 

Travie McCoy’s smash hit single “Billionaire” is currently sitting at the top of the charts the world over. As the charismatic front-man of Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy released his debut solo album “Lazarus” in June 2010. Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive music dexterity. With 4 successful albums under their belt as a group, Travie McCoy has stepped into the solo light with his debut single “Billionaire”, peaking at #3 on the Australian Aria chart.

 

In just under a year, Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry as to offer. Stan’s undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum “Black Box” and Gold “Unbroken”) and a platinum selling album (“Introducing Stan Walker”). Stan’s success so far was noted around the world, and in no time at all offers to work with him on his new album flooded in from around the globe. Stan handpicked only the most suitable collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Stuart Chricton (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes) and Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy). “From The Inside Out” is out now and debuted at Number 2 on the Aria Chart.

Nothing More at Dingwalls, Camden, London, UK - 6th December 2017

 

Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. In addition to being Springsteen's first studio album in seven years, it was also his first with the E Street Band in 18 years. It was released as Springsteen's reflections on the September 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Upon its release, The Rising was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return of "The Boss". It garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003; although nominated for, and widely favored to take, the Album of the Year award as well, it was bested by Norah Jones' debut album Come Away with Me. Title song "The Rising" was also a Grammy nominee and recipient.

 

In 2002, The Rising was one of only two albums to receive Rolling Stone magazine's highest rating - five stars - the other being Beck's Sea Change.

 

Burano. Italy.

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Nothing More at Dingwalls, Camden, London, UK - 6th December 2017

 

Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Nothing More at Dingwalls, Camden, London, UK - 6th December 2017

 

Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Today a rehearsal and performance of some of An Officer and a Gentleman took place at the ABC in Ultimo, just down the road from the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, where the show will officially open to the general public on 18th May 2012.

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Guy and Howard's Debut Album 'Settle' - 56th Grammy Awards Nominee.

Nothing More at Dingwalls, Camden, London, UK - 6th December 2017

 

Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

2010 Grammy Nominee Keri Hilson

 

Makeup - Sharon Gault

 

Lighting - Speedotron 1205cx + 202vf w/ beauty dish + grid (key), 1205cx + two 202vf w/ Chimera medium Super Strip (rim)

 

Camera - Canon 5D + 85mm F1.8, 1/125th @ F11, 200ISO

 

Ronan Keating and Sharon Corr At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

  

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Tonight of An Officer and a Gentleman enjoyed its Sydney, Australia premiere at The Star's Lyric Theatre at Ultimo.

 

The red carpet premiere was well attended by media and celebrities, and its understood the production is likely to match if not exceed the hype.

 

Producer John Frost said that more hard-won world premieres were in store.

 

"Not just Australian stories, but international stories that can be exported to international markets," Frost said.

 

Producers from Germany, South Korea, Canada, New York and London were at tonight's opening.

 

Frost said the $6 million budget for An Officer And A Gentleman was about half what it might have been if it was developed in New York or London.

 

"Things are just easier and cheaper here, and in New York and London, you're so far out of town (doing the set building) trying to get it right and get it fixed," he said.

 

Frost said the process of developing new musicals, as opposed to simply remounting a successful overseas version, would help build production skills for the creation of new musicals in the future.

 

"What this is doing is establishing people like (An Officer And A Gentleman) director Simon Phillips, his choreographer and his assistants, to do new stuff they're not used to doing, because they are used to doing stuff that's already been done and what we are trying to do is to broaden that experience so a lot more directors and a lot more writers get that opportunity," Frost added.

 

Later next year and early 2014 Frost expects to mount world premieres of Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Show and Red Dog. His production of Doctor Zhivago is approaching the end of a six month-long run in Seoul and will then be mounted in New York.

 

The Media Man and Music News Australia agencies were overheard agreeing "Another world class production put on by The Star and Lyric Theatre".

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Manchester,Tenneessee

 

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Alvaro Benavides' interest in music began at the age of 12 when he heard PaquitoD’Rivera’s album Why Not. The sound of the saxophone on that recording entranced him and led his grandfather to present him buy him a saxophone; his first musical instrument.

 

The next few years were marked by musical curiosity and experimentation. After trading in the sax for a drum set, and joining a high school rock band, Benavides enrolled in the Ars Nova Music School at 16 years-of-age. At the school, he set aside the drums and delved into piano studies, music theory, harmony, and ear training.

 

While playing keyboards in a rock band, fate brought him and the bass together. The band’s bass player quit, and Benavides decided to take his spot. He proceeded to buy his first bass - and never looked back. Soon after, Benavides formed his first band as a bass player. Named Zig Zag, the band was a rock power trio that played clubs and private events throughout Caracas.

 

During these formative years of his bass playing, Benavides was strongly influenced by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Pat Matheney, Chick Corea, Ruben Blades, and Puerto Rican salseros Willie Colon and La Sonora Ponceña. With so much music to listen to, his passion began paying off in gigs.

 

He played gigs with Séptima Raza, a salsa and merengue cover band, and Séptimo Capítulo, a band with original music fusing genres that ranged from rock, salsa, and ska, to reggae, jazz, and Venezuelan folk music. With Séptima Raza, Benavides had the chance to branch out from Caracas and tour parts of the Caribbean circuit, such as Trinidad y Tobago and Margarita Island. This experience opened his mind and musical knowledge.

 

In 1995, Benavides received the "Best Entering Scholarship" award from the Berklee College of Music. He packed his bags and his instrument, and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in January 1996.

 

Four years later, he emerged from Berklee with newfound influences ranging from Cuban timba bands such as NG LA Banda, Los Van Van, and Charanga Habanera, to funk legends Earth Wind and Fire, Brothers Johnson, and Parliament Funkadelic, and jazz virtuosos Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Almost immediately, his career began to thrive.

 

Benavides gigged with numerous bands that played a variety of genres, including: Solstice Bells (original rock ‘n roll); Team Malin (original salsa); La Timba Loca (original timba), founded and directed by Grammy nominee Gonzalo Grau; Gonzalo Grau Quintet (original Venezuelan folk/jazz fusion); Bandón 33 (Latin jazz); and Cyan Tinted Soul (funk rock). Parallel to playing with these different bands, he had a steady gig at Sophia’s, a hot nightspot in Boston, and toured the United States and Europe with The Latin Party Boys salsa band.

 

On January 1, 2004, Benavides' dream of moving to New York City became a reality.He quickly made his way into the music scene, connecting and playing with several Cuban bands, including: the Enrique Lopez Quartet, NuGuajiro, and José Conde. He also landed gigs with original projects such as Positive Catastrophe, a free jazz big band playing in New York and touring Europe; and Zemog, a Latin alternative band that gigs in and around New York and played at the world-renowned Montreal Jazz Festival in 2009. He also formed the Venezuelan fusion trio Los Crema Paraiso together with Si*Se percussionist Neil Ochoa and guitar player José Luis Pardo, a Grammy-winning leader of Los Amigos Invisibles.

 

2009 found Benavides playing with many of these groups at New York City hotspots SOBs, Joe’s Pub, Nublu, The Blue Note, and Central Park Summer Stage. He also spent time touring England with Grammy winning vocalist Willy Torres and his Magic of Salsa Kingdom musical theater accomplishment.

 

This was also the year that he became the official bass player for the Pedrito Martinez Group, marking a major turning point in his career.

 

Benavides first met Martinez in 2006 when he was called to sub for the bass player at Guantanamera Restaurant. Martinez loved Benavides’ groove and Benavides was inspired by Martinez's talent and musicianship. With every gig, their musical connection has grown stronger.

 

The quartet is now a tight and connected ensemble, completed by Axel Tosca and Ariacne Truillo switching off on keyboard and Jhair Sala on percussion. The group has garnered acclaim by highly respected musicians, including: Steve Gadd, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Will Lee, Ravi Coltrane, Taj Mahal, and John Scolfield, among others.

 

The buzz surrounding the Pedrito Martinez Group, as well as the steadily increasing fan base, has lead to the band’s upcoming and highly anticipated live and studio albums.

 

Alvaro Benavides endorses and uses D’Addario strings.

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Tonight of An Officer and a Gentleman enjoyed its Sydney, Australia premiere at The Star's Lyric Theatre at Ultimo.

 

The red carpet premiere was well attended by media and celebrities, and its understood the production is likely to match if not exceed the hype.

 

Producer John Frost said that more hard-won world premieres were in store.

 

"Not just Australian stories, but international stories that can be exported to international markets," Frost said.

 

Producers from Germany, South Korea, Canada, New York and London were at tonight's opening.

 

Frost said the $6 million budget for An Officer And A Gentleman was about half what it might have been if it was developed in New York or London.

 

"Things are just easier and cheaper here, and in New York and London, you're so far out of town (doing the set building) trying to get it right and get it fixed," he said.

 

Frost said the process of developing new musicals, as opposed to simply remounting a successful overseas version, would help build production skills for the creation of new musicals in the future.

 

"What this is doing is establishing people like (An Officer And A Gentleman) director Simon Phillips, his choreographer and his assistants, to do new stuff they're not used to doing, because they are used to doing stuff that's already been done and what we are trying to do is to broaden that experience so a lot more directors and a lot more writers get that opportunity," Frost added.

 

Later next year and early 2014 Frost expects to mount world premieres of Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Show and Red Dog. His production of Doctor Zhivago is approaching the end of a six month-long run in Seoul and will then be mounted in New York.

 

The Media Man and Music News Australia agencies were overheard agreeing "Another world class production put on by The Star and Lyric Theatre".

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

It’s with deep regret that Paperchase Touring announce Jay Sean will be unable to perform in Brisbane on Friday November 19th and in Sydney on Saturday November 20th due to a death in his family. Jay Sean will be joining the Summerbeatz Tour in Perth on November 23rd and Melbourne on November 25th.

 

Paperchase Touring sends their condolences to Jay Sean and his family during this difficult time.

 

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment regretfully advise that Soulja Boy will not be appearing on the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. Unfortunately and beyond the promoter’s control, the artist has decided to not make the trip to Australia. Paperchase Touring apologise to all the fans for any inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation may have caused.

 

Alternatively Paperchase Touring is proud to announce that one of the most successful rappers and entertainers of all time, Ja Rule will replace Soulja Boy on the upcoming Summerbeatz tour.

 

To date, Ja Rule has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has performed in concerts to adoring fans all over the world for the last decade. He has won MTV Awards, Source Hip-Hop Awards, World Music Awards, BET Awards and been nominated for various Grammys.

 

Ja Rule’s commercial success reaches far beyond the music studio. He has been a pitchman for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola, and has appeared in various movies including “Fast And the Furious”, “Scary Movie 3”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and “The Cookout”. Ja Rule will be performing all his hits including “Livin It Up”, “Always On Time”, “I’m Real”, “Thug Lovin”, “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, “Wonderful” and heaps more!

 

Joining Akon, Ciara, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Stan Walker, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience!

 

Global superstar AKON and Urban/Pop Princess CIARA join Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy, Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown for Summerbeatz 2010. With over 4 hours of live music, Summerbeatz will be heating up the stage with some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill!

 

With 8 million record sales under his belt and sold out shows across the world, Akon is one of the biggest recording artists today. His recent live performances at Supafest left Australian audiences elated at his high energy show. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits “Don't Matter,” and Grammy nominee “I Wanna Love You;” along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated “Smack That” featuring Eminem. His collaboration with David Guetta “Sexy Bitch” was a worldwide smash hit, and his first album was the two-million-selling 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the smashes “Locked Up” and “Lonely.” Akon’s hot new single ANGEL taken from his forthcoming album STADIUM is at radio now. (Akon will not be performing in Melbourne.) Akon is also playing a show in Newcastle with Jay Sean.

 

Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modelling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. The Atlanta-based artist exploded on the scene in 2004 with her ubiquitous single “Goodies.” Subsequent singles “1, 2 Step,” “Oh” and “And I” pushed her debut album, also titled Goodies, to triple platinum status. Goodies instantly established Ciara as a musical force with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and fluid dance moves. Ciara’s second album, 2006’s Ciara: The Evolution, was also certified platinum, marked her progression as a songwriter and spawned another round of hit singles: the creative “Like A Boy,” the sensual “Promise” and the ode to hood love “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” with 50 Cent. Her third album, 2009’s imaginative Fantasy Ride, included the infectious and platinum single “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake. Her brand new album “Basic Instinct” is due for a January 14th, 2011 release.

 

With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Akon will not be performing in Melbourne. Promoter Dwayne Cross released the following statement “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth”

 

Following on from the success of two of the largest urban/pop events ever staged in Australia – Winterbeatz and Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in association with Jive are thrilled to announce Summerbeatz 2010 featuring record breaking rapper Flo Rida, worldwide chart topping sensation Jay Sean, Grammy nominated sensation Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes charismatic frontman Travie McCoy, plus Australia’s own Stan Walker, and DJ Nino Brown. With over 4 hours of live music Summerbeatz 2010 promises to heat up the stage with a line-up of some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill. With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Flo Rida’s debut single “Low” smashed records around the world in 2008, and became the most downloaded digital track in history. Beginning his career as a hype man for Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Flo Rida’s hard work and journey to success finally paid off. The rapper followed up the worldwide smash hit with the chart-topping singles “Elevator” , “In the Ayer”, “Right Round” (another record breaker!), and “Sugar”. His latest single “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring DJ-sensation David Guetta is currently sitting at Number 4 on the Aria Charts.

 

Jay Sean’s smash hit single “Down” was one of the biggest selling songs of 2009 selling a staggering 3 million copies in the US alone! Becoming the first UK urban artist to top the US Hot 100, Jay Sean again made history with the release of his second single “Do You Remember” which saw him become the first British artist in recent memory to score two simultaneous US Top 10 singles. The first UK artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hitmaker, by way of London, already had numerous Top 10 hits in the UK before the success of “Down” saw him rapidly ascend into a bonafide mainstream pop/R&B star of truly global proportions. Jay is currently working on his new album slated for a November release. His brand new single “2012 (This Ain’t The End)” features lady of the moment Nicki Minaj and is currently at Australian radio.

 

Travie McCoy’s smash hit single “Billionaire” is currently sitting at the top of the charts the world over. As the charismatic front-man of Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy released his debut solo album “Lazarus” in June 2010. Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive music dexterity. With 4 successful albums under their belt as a group, Travie McCoy has stepped into the solo light with his debut single “Billionaire”, peaking at #3 on the Australian Aria chart.

 

In just under a year, Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry as to offer. Stan’s undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum “Black Box” and Gold “Unbroken”) and a platinum selling album (“Introducing Stan Walker”). Stan’s success so far was noted around the world, and in no time at all offers to work with him on his new album flooded in from around the globe. Stan handpicked only the most suitable collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Stuart Chricton (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes) and Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy). “From The Inside Out” is out now and debuted at Number 2 on the Aria Chart.

Tim Hagans is a three time Grammy nominated jazz trumpet player,arranger and composer. Houston,TX. 3.28.2015.

Grammy nominee Natasha Bedingfield shooting a London fashion segment for U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live, 27 April, 2011

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

Grammy nominee Natasha Bedingfield shooting a London fashion segment for U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live, 27 April, 2011

Interesting epitaph.

  

As recorded by Eddy Arnold, "What's he Doing In My World?" became a #1 hit and is regarded by Billboard as the #1 country song of 1965.

 

The "Best" designation appears to refer to its Grammy nomination for songwriting. However, it didn't win.

 

Further, this guy wasn't the only composer of the song ... it was a collaboration among 3 people.

 

I wonder if subsequent "stories the old guy told" got somewhat exaggerated by someone, and the headstone was carved without prior fact-checking. Mr. Moore died in 1980.

   

Typo, you ask? There are two.

"Whats" should be "What's"

and the offical song title ends in a "?"

2/11/2017 12:10 AM PST

  

EXCLUSIVE

Grammy nominee Bryson Tiller‘s at the center of a lawsuit between his past and present reps, who are battling over his income now that his career’s blowing up.

In a lawsuit, Bryson’s ex-manager, Steven J. Dorn, says he got...

 

gilalo.com/singer-bryson-tillers-ex-manager-says-his-new-...

It’s with deep regret that Paperchase Touring announce Jay Sean will be unable to perform in Brisbane on Friday November 19th and in Sydney on Saturday November 20th due to a death in his family. Jay Sean will be joining the Summerbeatz Tour in Perth on November 23rd and Melbourne on November 25th.

 

Paperchase Touring sends their condolences to Jay Sean and his family during this difficult time.

 

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment regretfully advise that Soulja Boy will not be appearing on the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. Unfortunately and beyond the promoter’s control, the artist has decided to not make the trip to Australia. Paperchase Touring apologise to all the fans for any inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation may have caused.

 

Alternatively Paperchase Touring is proud to announce that one of the most successful rappers and entertainers of all time, Ja Rule will replace Soulja Boy on the upcoming Summerbeatz tour.

 

To date, Ja Rule has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has performed in concerts to adoring fans all over the world for the last decade. He has won MTV Awards, Source Hip-Hop Awards, World Music Awards, BET Awards and been nominated for various Grammys.

 

Ja Rule’s commercial success reaches far beyond the music studio. He has been a pitchman for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola, and has appeared in various movies including “Fast And the Furious”, “Scary Movie 3”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and “The Cookout”. Ja Rule will be performing all his hits including “Livin It Up”, “Always On Time”, “I’m Real”, “Thug Lovin”, “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, “Wonderful” and heaps more!

 

Joining Akon, Ciara, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Stan Walker, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience!

 

Global superstar AKON and Urban/Pop Princess CIARA join Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy, Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown for Summerbeatz 2010. With over 4 hours of live music, Summerbeatz will be heating up the stage with some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill!

 

With 8 million record sales under his belt and sold out shows across the world, Akon is one of the biggest recording artists today. His recent live performances at Supafest left Australian audiences elated at his high energy show. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits “Don't Matter,” and Grammy nominee “I Wanna Love You;” along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated “Smack That” featuring Eminem. His collaboration with David Guetta “Sexy Bitch” was a worldwide smash hit, and his first album was the two-million-selling 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the smashes “Locked Up” and “Lonely.” Akon’s hot new single ANGEL taken from his forthcoming album STADIUM is at radio now. (Akon will not be performing in Melbourne.) Akon is also playing a show in Newcastle with Jay Sean.

 

Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modelling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. The Atlanta-based artist exploded on the scene in 2004 with her ubiquitous single “Goodies.” Subsequent singles “1, 2 Step,” “Oh” and “And I” pushed her debut album, also titled Goodies, to triple platinum status. Goodies instantly established Ciara as a musical force with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and fluid dance moves. Ciara’s second album, 2006’s Ciara: The Evolution, was also certified platinum, marked her progression as a songwriter and spawned another round of hit singles: the creative “Like A Boy,” the sensual “Promise” and the ode to hood love “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” with 50 Cent. Her third album, 2009’s imaginative Fantasy Ride, included the infectious and platinum single “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake. Her brand new album “Basic Instinct” is due for a January 14th, 2011 release.

 

With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Akon will not be performing in Melbourne. Promoter Dwayne Cross released the following statement “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth”

 

Following on from the success of two of the largest urban/pop events ever staged in Australia – Winterbeatz and Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in association with Jive are thrilled to announce Summerbeatz 2010 featuring record breaking rapper Flo Rida, worldwide chart topping sensation Jay Sean, Grammy nominated sensation Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes charismatic frontman Travie McCoy, plus Australia’s own Stan Walker, and DJ Nino Brown. With over 4 hours of live music Summerbeatz 2010 promises to heat up the stage with a line-up of some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill. With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Flo Rida’s debut single “Low” smashed records around the world in 2008, and became the most downloaded digital track in history. Beginning his career as a hype man for Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Flo Rida’s hard work and journey to success finally paid off. The rapper followed up the worldwide smash hit with the chart-topping singles “Elevator” , “In the Ayer”, “Right Round” (another record breaker!), and “Sugar”. His latest single “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring DJ-sensation David Guetta is currently sitting at Number 4 on the Aria Charts.

 

Jay Sean’s smash hit single “Down” was one of the biggest selling songs of 2009 selling a staggering 3 million copies in the US alone! Becoming the first UK urban artist to top the US Hot 100, Jay Sean again made history with the release of his second single “Do You Remember” which saw him become the first British artist in recent memory to score two simultaneous US Top 10 singles. The first UK artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hitmaker, by way of London, already had numerous Top 10 hits in the UK before the success of “Down” saw him rapidly ascend into a bonafide mainstream pop/R&B star of truly global proportions. Jay is currently working on his new album slated for a November release. His brand new single “2012 (This Ain’t The End)” features lady of the moment Nicki Minaj and is currently at Australian radio.

 

Travie McCoy’s smash hit single “Billionaire” is currently sitting at the top of the charts the world over. As the charismatic front-man of Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy released his debut solo album “Lazarus” in June 2010. Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive music dexterity. With 4 successful albums under their belt as a group, Travie McCoy has stepped into the solo light with his debut single “Billionaire”, peaking at #3 on the Australian Aria chart.

 

In just under a year, Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry as to offer. Stan’s undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum “Black Box” and Gold “Unbroken”) and a platinum selling album (“Introducing Stan Walker”). Stan’s success so far was noted around the world, and in no time at all offers to work with him on his new album flooded in from around the globe. Stan handpicked only the most suitable collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Stuart Chricton (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes) and Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy). “From The Inside Out” is out now and debuted at Number 2 on the Aria Chart.

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical To Play Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

 

Today a rehearsal and performance of some of An Officer and a Gentleman took place at the ABC in Ultimo, just down the road from the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, where the show will officially open to the general public on 18th May 2012.

 

The pitch:

 

A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures-Lorimar movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" written by Douglas Day Stewart

 

Music and lyrics by Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner

Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

Director Simon Phillips

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth

Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Musical Director Dave Skelton

Associate Director Dean Bryant

Producers Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost

 

In association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

 

Based on the hugely successful Academy Award-winning film, this new production has been adapted for the stage by the original screen writer, Douglas Day Stewart and co-writer Sharleen Cooper Cohen, with music and lyrics by Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner. It will be produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen and John Frost, and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical).

 

The talented cast that will bring this timeless story to life includes Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys) as Zack Mayo, the classic angry young man who grew up in a "sewer" and dreams of flying jets and parlaying this skill into a better life; Amanda Harrison (Wicked) as Paula Pokrifki, the young factory worker who dreams of becoming a nurse and finding a better life without selling out for it, like everyone around her; Kate Kendall (Next to Normal) as Lynette Pomeroy, Paula's best friend who is determined to marry a flier to escape her dead end life, no matter what it takes; and Alex Rathgeber (The Phantom of the Opera) as Sid Worley, the likeable Okie son of a Navy Admiral who is the class "superstar" at the Naval Academy.

 

A hit across the ages, the 1982 film has become a phenomenon in cinema history, recently listed by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten love stories in cinema history. Featuring the iconic hit song "Up Where We Belong" and a new score by hit song writer Ken Hirsch and Grammy nominee Robin Lerner this timeless tale of struggle, success, friendship and love promises to be the musical blockbuster of 2012.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman is a triumphant story of working class heroes surviving great tests; a classic modern day love story about a working class boy and girl who must overcome their upbringing and personal weaknesses to accept life and love.

 

His Story, Her Romance.

 

Websites

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical official website

www.anofficerandagentleman.com.au

 

The Star

www.star.com.au

 

Sydney Lyric Theatre

www.sydneylyric.com.au

 

Echo Entertainment

www.echoentertainment.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

It’s with deep regret that Paperchase Touring announce Jay Sean will be unable to perform in Brisbane on Friday November 19th and in Sydney on Saturday November 20th due to a death in his family. Jay Sean will be joining the Summerbeatz Tour in Perth on November 23rd and Melbourne on November 25th.

 

Paperchase Touring sends their condolences to Jay Sean and his family during this difficult time.

 

Paperchase Touring and Entertainment regretfully advise that Soulja Boy will not be appearing on the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. Unfortunately and beyond the promoter’s control, the artist has decided to not make the trip to Australia. Paperchase Touring apologise to all the fans for any inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation may have caused.

 

Alternatively Paperchase Touring is proud to announce that one of the most successful rappers and entertainers of all time, Ja Rule will replace Soulja Boy on the upcoming Summerbeatz tour.

 

To date, Ja Rule has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has performed in concerts to adoring fans all over the world for the last decade. He has won MTV Awards, Source Hip-Hop Awards, World Music Awards, BET Awards and been nominated for various Grammys.

 

Ja Rule’s commercial success reaches far beyond the music studio. He has been a pitchman for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola, and has appeared in various movies including “Fast And the Furious”, “Scary Movie 3”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and “The Cookout”. Ja Rule will be performing all his hits including “Livin It Up”, “Always On Time”, “I’m Real”, “Thug Lovin”, “Mesmerize”, “Clap Back”, “Wonderful” and heaps more!

 

Joining Akon, Ciara, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Stan Walker, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience!

 

Global superstar AKON and Urban/Pop Princess CIARA join Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Soulja Boy, Travie McCoy, Stan Walker and DJ Nino Brown for Summerbeatz 2010. With over 4 hours of live music, Summerbeatz will be heating up the stage with some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill!

 

With 8 million record sales under his belt and sold out shows across the world, Akon is one of the biggest recording artists today. His recent live performances at Supafest left Australian audiences elated at his high energy show. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits “Don't Matter,” and Grammy nominee “I Wanna Love You;” along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated “Smack That” featuring Eminem. His collaboration with David Guetta “Sexy Bitch” was a worldwide smash hit, and his first album was the two-million-selling 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the smashes “Locked Up” and “Lonely.” Akon’s hot new single ANGEL taken from his forthcoming album STADIUM is at radio now. (Akon will not be performing in Melbourne.) Akon is also playing a show in Newcastle with Jay Sean.

 

Ciara is a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modelling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career. The Atlanta-based artist exploded on the scene in 2004 with her ubiquitous single “Goodies.” Subsequent singles “1, 2 Step,” “Oh” and “And I” pushed her debut album, also titled Goodies, to triple platinum status. Goodies instantly established Ciara as a musical force with her silky voice, no-nonsense attitude, and fluid dance moves. Ciara’s second album, 2006’s Ciara: The Evolution, was also certified platinum, marked her progression as a songwriter and spawned another round of hit singles: the creative “Like A Boy,” the sensual “Promise” and the ode to hood love “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” with 50 Cent. Her third album, 2009’s imaginative Fantasy Ride, included the infectious and platinum single “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake. Her brand new album “Basic Instinct” is due for a January 14th, 2011 release.

 

With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Akon will not be performing in Melbourne. Promoter Dwayne Cross released the following statement “It’s with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour. This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena. We have toured Akon in Australia many times before and we are extremely disappointed that Melbourne misses out on seeing such an amazing and popular performer, however, this situation is completely out of our hands. We look forward to Akon performing in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth”

 

Following on from the success of two of the largest urban/pop events ever staged in Australia – Winterbeatz and Supafest, Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in association with Jive are thrilled to announce Summerbeatz 2010 featuring record breaking rapper Flo Rida, worldwide chart topping sensation Jay Sean, Grammy nominated sensation Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes charismatic frontman Travie McCoy, plus Australia’s own Stan Walker, and DJ Nino Brown. With over 4 hours of live music Summerbeatz 2010 promises to heat up the stage with a line-up of some of the world’s most popular chart topping musical talent all on one bill. With shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Summerbeatz promises to deliver an unforgettable pop music experience.

 

Flo Rida’s debut single “Low” smashed records around the world in 2008, and became the most downloaded digital track in history. Beginning his career as a hype man for Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Flo Rida’s hard work and journey to success finally paid off. The rapper followed up the worldwide smash hit with the chart-topping singles “Elevator” , “In the Ayer”, “Right Round” (another record breaker!), and “Sugar”. His latest single “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring DJ-sensation David Guetta is currently sitting at Number 4 on the Aria Charts.

 

Jay Sean’s smash hit single “Down” was one of the biggest selling songs of 2009 selling a staggering 3 million copies in the US alone! Becoming the first UK urban artist to top the US Hot 100, Jay Sean again made history with the release of his second single “Do You Remember” which saw him become the first British artist in recent memory to score two simultaneous US Top 10 singles. The first UK artist to be signed by iconic hip hop imprint Cash Money, the savvy hitmaker, by way of London, already had numerous Top 10 hits in the UK before the success of “Down” saw him rapidly ascend into a bonafide mainstream pop/R&B star of truly global proportions. Jay is currently working on his new album slated for a November release. His brand new single “2012 (This Ain’t The End)” features lady of the moment Nicki Minaj and is currently at Australian radio.

 

Travie McCoy’s smash hit single “Billionaire” is currently sitting at the top of the charts the world over. As the charismatic front-man of Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy released his debut solo album “Lazarus” in June 2010. Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, Gym Class Heroes have diverse appeal based on their impressive music dexterity. With 4 successful albums under their belt as a group, Travie McCoy has stepped into the solo light with his debut single “Billionaire”, peaking at #3 on the Australian Aria chart.

 

In just under a year, Stan Walker has achieved the near impossible; the nineteen year-old singer has evolved from a mere contender, into one of the most refreshing and shining examples of talent the Australian music industry as to offer. Stan’s undeniable vocal-gift and engaging boy-next-door charm have already resulted in him successfully releasing a couple of top selling singles (the double Platinum “Black Box” and Gold “Unbroken”) and a platinum selling album (“Introducing Stan Walker”). Stan’s success so far was noted around the world, and in no time at all offers to work with him on his new album flooded in from around the globe. Stan handpicked only the most suitable collaborators including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Stuart Chricton (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes) and Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy). “From The Inside Out” is out now and debuted at Number 2 on the Aria Chart.

Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

 

The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day.

 

We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio...

 

The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating.

 

Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says.

 

"It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media.

 

"Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says.

 

TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says.

 

"I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says.

 

"If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important."

 

Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry.

 

"I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act."

 

Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year.

Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him.

 

"It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well."

 

Support Act: Sharon Corr

 

Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating.

 

She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'.

  

Bio of Sharon Corr

 

Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist.

 

Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums.

 

They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon – while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010.

 

“Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full – each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience.

 

Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does.

 

Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs.

 

Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console – who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved.

  

Bio of Ronan Keating

 

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet.

 

The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video.

 

Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October.

 

For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

 

Websites

 

Ronan Keating official website

www.ronankeating.com

 

Sharon Corr

www.sharoncorr.com

 

State Theatre

www.statetheatre.com.au

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

  

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

 

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