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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Artist of the week: Hollie Steel

Hollie Steel (born on 1 July 1998) is a schoolgirl and performer from Accrington, England. In 2009 at the age of ten she was one of ten finalists on the third series of the ITV reality show Britain's Got Talent.

Her first audition drew mostly positive comments from all of the show's judges. In her second appearance during the semi-finals Steel forgot the words of her song. She received a second chance, completing the song without a problem. Steel advanced to the finals and finished in sixth place.

She then toured the United Kingdom, making live performances with the series' other finalists in the summer of 2009.

In September 2009, Steel and family started a record label, 'BB5 Records' and she began recording her debut album, Hollie, which was released in May 2010. The album was distributed in Hong Kong and UK.

Steel released a second album in late 2011, and in early 2012 a third album. She released her sixth single on 3 December 2012, Fly, which was recorded in Italy with Romina Arena.
Steel has been singing since the age of four when she showed interest in her brother Joshua's performances. She also attended the KLF Dance Academy in Burnley with him. Prior to Britain's Got Talent she performed in productions of Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Steel's parents, Nina and Jason, who work as National Health Service audiologists, said that she was entered in Britain's Got Talent so she would not feel left out as they felt her brother, Joshua, five years older, was more likely to progress. The judges preferred Hollie's audition and Joshua dropped out.

Steel had serious pneumonia when she was four years old; fluid filled one of her lungs and surgeons considered removing the lung. She was instead hospitalised for three months at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and underwent several operations to drain her lungs.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollie_Steel

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Artist of the week: Anthony Way

Anthony Way (born 14 December 1982) is an English chorister and classical singer who shot to fame after appearing as a chorister in a BBC TV series. He has since had success as a recording artist, with gold and platinum discs to his credit.
Way was born in London on 14 December 1982, and was a chorister by the age of eight. His father worked as an officer at Wormwood Scrubs Prison. In 1990, the prison chaplain, the Rev. Ray Guymer, suggested to Way's father that young Anthony should go for a voice trial at St. Paul's Cathedral. Anthony passed the audition and was given a place at the Cathedral Choir School at the age of nine.

At the age of twelve, he received attention for his portrayal of Henry Ashworth in the lavish 1995 BBC mini-series based on the Joanna Trollope novel 'The Choir' as a gifted young chorister whose voice saved a cathedral and its choir. The series comprised five one-hour episodes, and has since aired on America's PBS Network. Anthony was the prominent voice on 'The Choir' soundtrack, and was backed by the Gloucester Cathedral Choir and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Released by Polygram label "Decca", the recording went platinum, selling 350,000 copies worldwide and spent 15 weeks at the top of the UK classical chart. It was notably the fastest selling classical release since the Three Tenors five years previously. Meanwhile in the UK Singles Chart the album secured a No 3 spot, squeezing out Michael Jackson. (The DVD of the series was eventually released in March 2006, shortly after "The Choirboys" debut album became the fastest selling classical debut album ever).

In 1995, his record label released "The Choirboy," an amalgamation of classic and contemporary songs which was excluded from the UK classical charts. A court battle then ensued between Anthony's record label and the Classic Chart compilers that resulted in huge media controversy and saw Anthony splashed across the national press, propelling the album to gold status and taking total album sales to half a million. The chart compilers soon thereafter started a new classical crossover chart (in January 1996). From this album also came the hit singles "Panis Angelicus" and "The Lord's Prayer" which both went gold or platinum within a short time of their release.

In the summer of 1995, Way and the choir played an important part in the "VE Day 50" celebrations: Firstly, St. Paul's Cathedral hosted the National Service of Thanksgiving that was broadcast live on British television; the day after in London's Hyde Park, the youngster confidently performed "Panis Angelicus" in front of an estimated crowd of 150,000 people including HM the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family. The event was broadcast live to millions of people on television worldwide and introduced the boy to a whole new audience.

By the summer of 1996, Anthony had risen to Deputy Head Chorister at St. Paul's. The choir was given the honour of serenading Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her 96th Birthday.

Way recorded "The Choirboy's Christmas" with the English Chamber Orchestra, released in November 1997. This album was recorded in London's famous Temple Church, where chorister Ernest Lough had recorded his version of "O For the Wings of a Dove" more than sixty years earlier, in 1929. It was reported that Decca spent an initial advertising budget of £300,000 in the run up to Christmas to promote his new album. By the following Easter, the album had sold over 60,000 copies.

The choir also recorded two other albums at this time, "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and "Passiontide at St. Paul's" both of which featured a number of soloists, including Anthony on one track.

In May of that year, maturity took its toll on his signature treble voice forever. His final few concerts saw him perform in King's College Chapel, Cambridge and at the home of the English Sinfonia in Stevenage, where he performed tracks live from the album for the very last time alongside his old friend and "Choirgirl of the Year 1995", Tabitha Watling. To mark his retirement as a treble soloist, Decca Records released "The Best of Anthony Way" in 1998.

He starred as Tom Long in 1999's film version of Tom's Midnight Garden, alongside Greta Scacchi, James Wilby, Joan Plowright and Nigel Le Vaillant, filmed in the summer of 1997 on the Isle of Man. The film won considerable critical acclaim on its release at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

Way currently lives in Chichester, West Sussex and is a member of Brighton-based band Last Days of Lorca. They regularly play gigs and recently completed a tour of Northern England. Their latest single was featured in the recent Danny Dyer film 'Jack Said'.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Way

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Artist of the week: Laura Omloop

Laura Omloop (born 18 May 1999) or simply known as Laura is a Belgian pop singer who represented her country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Kiev, Ukraine, finishing in fourth place.[1] Omloop sang the song "Zo verliefd" which also contains yodeling

She achieved Belgium's best result in Junior Eurovision.
In June 2010, Omloop released the single, "Stapelgek op jou"., along with an album titled Verliefd.
The Video for Stapelgek op Jou shows that Laura is left-handed.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Omloop

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Artist of the week: Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995), better known as Troye Sivan, is a South African-Australian actor, YouTuber and singer-songwriter. As an actor, he played young James Howlett in the 2009 X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and most recently has starred in the Spud film trilogy. Sivan also regularly makes YouTube videos, and as of 22 August 2014, has over two and a half million subscribers and over 112 million total views.

On 26 June 2014, Sivan publicly announced through his YouTube channel that he had signed a record deal with Universal Music, and released his new EP, entitled TRXYE, through EMI Music Australia in August 2014. He is currently in the process of writing and recording his debut studio album.

Sivan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His family moved to Australia when he was two years old. Sivan currently lives in Perth, Australia with his parents and three siblings. He is Jewish (his father was born to a Jewish family and his mother converted to Judaism). Sivan was homeschooled. Troye's middle name is Sivan and he embraced it as his stage name.

Sivan sung at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Channel Seven Perth Telethon. His 2006 performance included a duet with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.[6] Sivan made it to the grand finals of StarSearch 2007. His debut album, Dare to Dream, was released in February 2008. The CD includes five songs "There's a Hero", "Angels Brought Me Here", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Unsung Hero" and "The Prayer".

In 2007, Sivan starred as Oliver Twist in a production of Oliver! at the Regal Theatre. In 2008, Sivan was cast in a West Australian short film, Betrand the Terrible. In February 2008, Sivan was cast as young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sivan got the part after videos of his telethon performance were posted on YouTube, catching the attention of a Hollywood agent who contacted Sivan and asked him to send in an audition tape.[6] Though Kodi Smit-McPhee was already cast for this role, he was unable to be a part of the film, due to his other film, The Road. On 20 September 2008, Sivan sang in the opening of Storm the Stage at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. In July 2009, he auditioned successfully for the lead role in Spud, a film adaptation of the 2005 novel by South African author John van de Ruit. Filming took place in South Africa from early March to mid-April 2010. Sivan appeared in the West Australian season of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play Waiting for Godot which opened on 28 May 2010. Sivan shared the role of "Boy" with Craig Hyde-Smith, alternating nights. In February 2010, Sivan opened the "We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube Edition)", the collaborative music charity video produced by Lisa Lavie to help raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

In June 2012, Sivan returned to South Africa to film Spud 2: The Madness Continues, which was released in South Africa on 21 June 2013. In December 2012, Sivan produced his own music video through YouTube called "The 2012 Song" telling the story of the year from his perspective. On 5 May 2013, Sivan made a video called "The Fault in Our Stars", inspired by the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Before posting the official music video onto YouTube, he posted the song to Tumblr. Over the period of that night he had more than 100,000 notes, many of which expressed support for a music video; Sivan decided he would make one. He went to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, located in Perth, and filmed the official music video. He spent the day with two girls suffering from cancer, Kimmy and Montana.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troye_Sivan

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Artist of the week: Heintje

Hendrik Nikolaas Theodoor Simons, known as Heintje and later on as Hein Simons, (born 12 August 1955, Bleijerheide, a section of Kerkrade, Netherlands), is a Dutch singer and actor.
Heintje was born the son of a coal miner who had to retire because of silicosis, reducing the family to near poverty. The family opened a small cafe where Heintje used to sing along with the jukebox. When he was 11, he entered a local singing contest. He beat 30 competitors to win the contest. Producer Addy Kleijngeld heard about him and went to audition him at his home. After hearing only a few notes, he took him on as a client and became his manager. On becoming wealthy, Heintje moved his family back to his father's birthplace, Neu Moresnet in Belgium, where he still lives to this day.

He became particularly famous as a child singer, with hit song "Mama" (written by Cesare Andrea Bixio, Bruno Cherubini and Bruno Balz) in 1967, and as a child actor, with his appearances in numerous German films in the 1960s and 1970s (some of these were dubbed into English and also Afrikaans). He also enjoyed success with English songs, notably of which is "I'm Your Little Boy". In 1971, The Los Angeles Times described him as, "the hottest property in Europe." The same article quoted the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as saying of him, "No one is bigger in German show business."

His 1967 recording of "Mama" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold record. The following year his debut album Heintje went on to sell over two million copies, resulting in a platinum record award. Other records selling over a million units included "Du sollst nicht weinen", "Heidschi bumbeidschi" and the seasonal album, Weihnachten mit Heintje. His sales over 1968 and 1969 alone totaled over 10 million.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heintje_Simons

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Artist of the week: Billy Gilman

William Wendell "Billy" Gilman III (born May 24, 1988) is an American country music artist. In 2000, at the age of 11, he debuted with the single "One Voice," a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country music charts and became the youngest singer to a Top 40 hit on the country music charts. An album of the same name was released later that year on Epic Records, and was certified Double Platinum in the United States. Following it was a Christmas album Classic Christmas and Dare to Dream, both of which were certified gold. He exited Epic's roster and signed to Image Entertainment in 2005 releasing Everything and More. In 2006, he released the self-titled Billy Gilman.

Gilman was born on May 24, 1988, in Westerly, Rhode Island, he was raised in the village of Hope Valley, Rhode Island, in the town of Hopkinton. Gilman began singing before he was in school, and gave his first public performance at age 7. At the age of 9, Gilman was discovered by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, who helped him record demos. Gilman was then signed to Epic Records Nashville in 2000.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Gilman

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