Firstly, please accept my apologies for the incorrect date on the column last month, the regular guy who does the site was away and the temporary guy couldn’t change it!
Thanks to everyone who e-mailed me J.
Bea, born in Miskolc, Hungary. Studied Classical Piano
for 6 years. First started to right songs at age 10. Graduated from a top Budapest music academy with a degree. Not a bad start to a music career !
She is a big Star in her Native Hungary, having already stare in a movie in 1996 with a another one lined up for 2004 called "A Vandor".
This girl is multi talented, a rare thing in today’s music business, strange really, everyone seems to criticise singers that turn to acting, but if you think back to the day's of Crosby, Sinatra etc they all appeared in films and everyone just accepted it ! What is wrong with everyone today ? Have we forgotten how to enjoy ourselves?
Anyway, I digress! Bea won the Stella Artois Music awards in 1998, then it went downhill when she was asked to do backing vocals for the Hungarian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest entry ! Having recovered form that ! She produce her own album of “ Standards” to critical acclaim, which let to her record company clambering for more and the second album called “ Island “ was released which sold well. However it wasn’t until this year that she came to perform in the UK, where debut performance was at the e famous Chelsea based jazz club the 606.
Her record label were so impressed that they arranged studio time to record her third album which consists of totally original songs and is simply called “BEA “ .
It is an eclectic mix of Jazz/soul/funk songs with a French Samba track thrown in for good measure !
Some of the finest musicians the UK has have collaborated on the album, which include Ben Castle (the son of the late Roy Castle ), Steve Rubie and Winston Clifford to name but three. Bea recorded a special show for charity based radio station London Network Radio which exclusively entertains patients at The Whittington & Royal Free Hospitals in North London.The show was based around the new album.
Bea will be returning to the U.K in November to promote the album with live dates, Radio & TV appearances , along with the album launch night at the 606 club in Chelsea on November 24th. Details of Bea appearances will be on her website which is "www.bea.2y.net". For further info & bookings please call U.K representative Anthony Steinberg on 07729 103 106 or email [email protected]
Angel City - ’Love Me Right’ Featuring Lara McAllen DATA RECORDS
Release Date: October 27th
‘Love Me Right’ is the latest release from the label that brought us the No.1 smash ‘Loneliness’ by Tomcraft and Benny Benassi’s ‘Satisfaction’ earlier this summer.
‘Love Me Right’ is based upon the hit single by Ready For The World called ‘Oh Sheila’, which topped the USA R ‘n’ B and pop charts in the summer of 1985 and was subsequently a huge radio hit .
The track was then remade as ‘Love Me Right’ by two Dutch producers in 1998, which in turn was bootlegged late last year and was embraced by the northern club scene. That’s when Liverpool based Ministry joint venture Boss Records stepped in.
Since then the track has been passed onto Data Records and totally remade using vocals from Lara McAllen, who featured in the Stuart track ‘Now I’m Free’ released earlier in the year on Incentive Records. Vocal producers Bruce Elliot Smith and Pete Hammond were witness to McAllen’s performance on ‘Now I’m Free’ and decided that she was the one for ‘Love Me Right’. The Bass Bumpers Music Group from Germany are responsible for the production on the finished track.
A plethora of mixes are available too. For you trance heads out there Smith & Pledger and Judge Jules favourite Seraque have provided us with a couple. Germany’s Krystal K have leant their hand and delivered a couple of floor rocking, bass driven house / electro mixes and Rezonance Q back up the original mix for the more commercial floors.
With it’s pseudo 80s sound, ‘Love Me Right’ will have you hooked by the end of your first listen and there’s no doubt that you’ll be hearing a lot more of this one over the weeks to come.
‘Love Me Right’ by Angel City is out on Data Records on September 29th.
Well the tour season is upon us! Here are few tour dates for you J
Daniel Bedingfield has announced details of a six-date UK tour in November. The tour will begin at the Apollo Theatre, Manchester, on November 19. Other dates confirmed are:- November 20 - Guildhall, Portsmouth / November 21 - Carling Academy, Birmingham / November 23 - Carling Academy, Bristol / November 24 - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham / November 26 - Hammersmith Apollo, London.
November 16 - Cardiff Int Arena; November 21 - Nottingham Arena; November 22 - Brighton Centre; November 26 - Sheffield Arena; November 29 - Newcastle Telewest Arena; December 2 - Glasgow SECC; December 3 - Glasgow SECC; December 6 - Birmingham NEC; December 7-Birmingham NEC; December 9 - Cardiff International Arena; December 10 - Manchester Evening News Arena; December 13 - Wembley Arena; December 14 - Wembley Arena; December 20 - Manchester Evening News Arena.
The full list of tour dates is :- September 23 - Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool / September 24 - Glasgow Academy / September 26 - Barbican Centre, York / September 27 - Apollo, Manchester / September 28 - Middlesbrough Town Hall / September 30 - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton / October 1 - Colston Hall, Bristol / October 2 - Plymouth Pavilions / October 4 - Nottingham Royal Centre / October 5 - St. David's Hall, Cardiff / October 6 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge / October 8 - Hexagon Centre, Reading / October 9 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone / October 11 - Guildhall, Southampton / October 12 - University of East Anglia, Norwich / October 13 - Apollo Theatre, Oxford / October 15 - Carling Apollo Hammersmith, London
Well that’s that’s lot this month keep the e-mails coming in [email protected]
And don’t for get to check out the following sites :
For the budding artiste and songwriter
Also don’t forget the song for little Sarah, who was so brutally murdered www.asongforsarah.co.uk