If you live in or around Oxford then it’s time to get practising! The dates for the 20th Oxford Piano Festival have been released as being the 28th July to the 5th of August this year. For anyone who wants to either participate or observe, all applications need to be made by the 12th of April – so get your skates on! Continue reading “Oxford Piano Festival”
Last night we heard of the sad and untimely death of Jonah Lomu who suffered from a heart attack yesterday and the age of 40 after having suffered from long standing kidney problems. The former all-blacks star player is a legend over the world and today New Zealand has found itself in a state of mourning as one of their national heroes has passed through the pearly gates.
Not for the first time, a cat has acted as the inspiration for a piano recital. With cats being such a huge internet sensation it isn’t really surprising that they are now taking over the online music scene as well. With the rise of celebrity cat superstars, and cat cafes, next thing we know cats will be taking over the world. Continue reading “Song Siheng releases cat recital!”
As the glorious MudFest gets underway next week so headliner band Toploader is billed to take centre stage. The alternative rock group from Eastbourne will be setting the twilight tone with their legendary cover track ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ which reached global proportions in the late ‘90s. Originally recorded in 1972 by pop rockers King Harvest both versions are known for their featured Wurlitzer digital piano sound which adds a quivering tremolo effect to a vintage track. Toploader are frequent performers in a festival setting as their busy summer programme often finds them topping the bill at outdoor venues including Lakefest and AmpRocks. So why not don your wellies and dance by the light of the moon at this year’s MudFest. Continue reading “Toploader Headlines At The MudFest”
It would seem that many music festivals this summer are looking forward to looking back as the tribute band takes the spotlight of many a venue. The Walled Garden, Brightling Park, East Sussex, and Wannasee Festival, Penrith in June and July respectively are unleashing a fiore of tribute bands upon their fans. From vintage sounds of The Beatles to The Police to Phil Collins; the iconic sounds of yesterday can be found in a setting of today as both music fests stage a treat for the over 30’s with poetic lyrics, jangling guitar chords and rocking digital piano chord progressions – this will be one happy target market where middle age spread is the height of good taste!
A glut of feasting for our senses is upon us as the annual tradition of the music festival gets underway. Venues both home and away, from Land’s End to John O’Groats sprawl the music map with their call to the masses. From hip hop in June to the Bestival in September there’s every music style to be enjoyed this summer. Whether it’s jazz, classical, rock or opera you’ll find it all under the music festival umbrella; where the voice is king accompanied by a garrison of guitars and artistes who dance nimbly on the keys of the digital piano and more. So if it’s a tribute sound or a pop-up pub that you can rock your socks in then why not don your wellies and see what’s on at a music festival near you. Here’s a pick for June … Continue reading “The Music Festival Scene – A Sock Rockers Paradise”
This is the year of the digital piano as this year’s BBC Proms pioneers its new makeover and Ibiza joins the club. The new look/new sound annual music festival is keen to get its show on the road, street and in the cul-de-sac between July and September as a three month saturation of music, music, and more music spreads through the height of the summer. Features include the celebration of the digital piano, the dance club scene of Ibiza, a Sherlock Holmes celebration and a brand new contemporary work embracing photography as its stimulus. Continue reading “Ibiza Joins The Club”