The nominations for this year’s Jazz FM Awards have been announced revealing an all-female line up in the Jazz Vocalist of the Year category.
It was the defining image of this year’s London Fashion Week: Her Majesty, the Queen, perched on the frow alongside fashion queen Anna Wintour. But who was the designer who enticed the British Monarch to LFW?
The UK music industry’s biggest stars will gather tomorrow night for the Brit Awards, where newcomers Loyle Carner, Mabel and Dua Lipa will battle it out against established names, such as Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher.
Folk music fans are in for a treat next week when stars from across the globe descend on Cambridge for the City Roots Festival. iSing reports on this fortnight-long celebration of folk and roots music.
Jamie Cullum, Nadine Shah, hip hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Portishead’s Adrian Utley are this week flying the flag for indie venues. They’re urging music fans to support this at-risk sector of the music industry by catching a gig in their local town or city. More than 160 shows are taking place across the […]
Following a blistering, emotional performance from Kesha at the Grammys this year questions need to be asked about how much the industry is doing to address inequality, given male artists are still dominating these awards. It was without doubt the performance of the night: Kesha’s thundering delivery of Praying, her first solo single since 2013, and after years […]
The London A Cappella Festival (LACF) kicks off tomorrow (January 24) with a line-up of top vocal talent from around the world. Curated by The Swingles and Ikon Arts Management, the 2018 LACF programme includes Jazz superstars, Mongolian throat singers and champion beatboxers. Here are just some of the acts peforming. New York Voices Widely […]
Norwegian star Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music’s Sound of 2018. The 21-year-old, who only started making music four years ago, was tipped for big things by a panel of 170 music experts. The win puts her in good company; Adele, Haim and Sam Smith are past recipients of the award. So who is Sigrid? […]
Good news for Scottish singers, leading charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) will open a new office in Glasgow next month. HMScotland will focus on providing musicians with help, advice, and health and welfare support grants. It will have its own dedicated team, resources and programmes. Its opening will be marked with a special gig featuring […]
More young women in the UK are pursuing a career in songwriting and composing, according to new figures. PRS for Music, the performing rights organisation that represents more than 125,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in the UK, says the number of young women signing up as members is on the rise. The latest figures show […]
As singers we spend a lot of time thinking about and practicing the correct breathing for singing. Let’s not go into how confusing the information and methods are. Suffice to say we tend to focus on taking in enough air in the right way and ensuring we don’t lose it all before the phrase or note […]
Talent agencies Coda, Paradigm, ITG and national charity Youth Music* team up to offer four women (age 18-25) the chance to join them at the fourth annual Women in Music Awards Lunch, which will take place Friday 10th November 2017 at the Brewery, Central London. Everyone should have access to music regardless of background or […]
Raise your voice – singers urged to support surveyIt used to be something that was only ever done at school or church, but collective singing has enjoyed a huge renaissance in the UK in recent years, thanks in no small part to choirmaster Gareth Malone who, through his television shows, has brought the joy of […]
It was a very British affair at this year’s MOBO Awards, held at the Leeds Arena on November 4. The awards ceremony, which celebrates Music of Black Origin (MOBO), as the name suggests, took a surprising turn with hip hop and grime taking centre stage. UK artists and more specifically London-based singers and rappers took […]
With the recent and very sad passing of actress/singer Debbie Reynolds we are reminded of her breakthrough role as Kathy Selden in Gene Kelly’s popular musical film Singin’ In The Rain (1952). The story of a bygone era when silent movies were moving into talkies, and actors with inadequate singing voices had their voices dubbed; […]
Win A Free Place At The ULTIMATE ARTISTS 2016 Programme. Value £1680* We’re awarding one lucky artist a place at the Ultimate Artists 2016 artist development programme. The prize covers the full 9-day course including all programmed classes, board and meals *Does not cover travel or extra-curricular classes. The program runs from 15th-23rd August 2016 at the University of Hertfordshire UK. Ultimate Artists is an opportunity to achieve what […]
KILLER BACKING VOCALS WORKSHOP WITH DENOSH BENNETT BVs are useful not only as a way to expand your earning capacity but also a great skill to have for when you record your own music. Well qualified for this job, The Working Singer columnist, Denosh Bennett will teach you how to arrange voices for awesome sounding BVs, show you […]