Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA Photo by Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment Picture Group)

Artist profile: Beyoncé

With Beyoncé to take centre stage at Coachella this weekend, iSing profiles the vocal powerhouse. It’s 20 years since Beyoncé shot to fame with girl group Destiny’s Child and in that time Queen Bey has, thanks to a combination of hard graft, talent and savvy business acumen, elevated herself from pop star to super star. […]

Gretchen Peters photo by Gina Binkley

Gretchen Peters on storytelling

This month’s featured artist is award-winning songwriter Gretchen Peters who has penned songs for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Shania Twain, Neil Diamond and Faith Hill, and has co-written with Bryan Adams. A gifted storyteller, Peters was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. Peters is not afraid to address difficult topics in […]

Peyton

Peyton, bringing down the house

After 15 years lending his distinct vocals to tracks by the world’s top house-music producers, Peyton is moving from the club scene to the mainstream. His new album, Sinners Got Soul Too, is a contemporary pop offering heavily influenced by the sounds of his youth spent in the Pentecostal churches of Virginia. He spoke to […]

Jane Taylor singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter Jane Taylor reveals her unique but successful career

Singer-songwriter, Jane Taylor, is an award-winning indie artist. She explains how following her heart and breaking rules helped her build a successful music career It’s unlikely you’ve heard of Jane Taylor: a critically acclaimed and award-winning singer-songwriter. Despite her talent, she’s never had a number one hit or a record deal. Instead, she’s navigated the […]

Australian singer/songwriter Joel James

Aussie Joel James, on the benefits of busking and finding your own sound

Someone who understands the benefits of busking is Australian singer/songwriter Joel James who is a self-taught musician and producer and earnt his performing stripes busking on the Melbourne streets. James broke through in Australia with his early single, Still Around, which received plenty of radio airplay and jumped straight to #29 on the iTunes charts only one day […]

Vocally wicked Willemijn Verkaik

Few stars are as versatile as musical theatre’s golden girl Willemijn Verkaik. The Dutch luminary has starred in the German and Dutch version of Disney’s blockbuster Frozen, and played lead roles in the musicals Tarzan, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Mamma Mia, Elisabeth, We Will Rock You and Aida. But the character she is most synonymous with is […]

The GPS Girl recalculates

Australian singer songwriter Karen Jacobsen believes in making the most out of every opportunity that comes her way. When she moved to New York with her heart set on getting a record deal, things didn’t turn out quite according to plan. So she refocused her efforts and kept reaching for her dreams. Through her voiceover […]

Firing up, Frances

Name and location? Sophie Frances Cooke, London. Profession? Artist/singer and songwriter. First instrument? Violin (piano now). First song you penned? Unbreakable when I was 13. Age you realised you wanted to be an artist? 18, previously just wanted to be a songwriter. What did your parents say about that? Very encouraging, if a little nervous […]