New music out in March

#iSing: March’s new music

Check out the latest music from Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Charlie Straw and Rie Fu. Ayanna Witter-Johnson We never thought the cello was a particularly sexy or cool instrument – until we saw cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson, resplendent in a fleek gold catsuit, in action in her latest music video. Nothing Less is the first track off Witter-Johnson’s […]

Tyler Faraday on street performing

Top tips for street performing

Street performing is a way of life for Tyler Faraday, who makes his living busking in Europe. He spoke to LINE HILTON about the joys of singing in the street. Spanish singer-songwriter Tyler Faraday is on a mission: to spend a year on the road, earning his keep through street performing. He’s eight months into […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody: How Rami Malek learnt to sing like Freddie Mercury

How did Rami Malek, a reluctant singer with a limited range, find the vocal confidence to play Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody? Top vocal coach David Combes reveals how he helped the actor to “sing with balls” and master Mercury’s high belt. It started, quite literally, with a whimper. Yes, Rami Malek’s Academy Award-nominated portrayal […]

songwriting

Mental health: Songwriting reduces depression and PTSD

Doctors at Harvard Medical School have confirmed something musicians have known for years: songwriting can be healing and transformative. The Harvard team studied ten war veterans involved with Songwriting With Soldiers (SWS), a project that pairs songwriters with returned service men and women. SWS hosts regular retreats at which veterans (and their families) tell their […]