Rising stars Flashfires on songwriting, touring and on stage swagger

From jamming sessions and rocking school assemblies to songwriting and recording in LA, UK band Flashfires are rising stars on the music scene. iSing’s ALEXA TERRY caught up with the boys: Fraser Roskilly (guitar), Toby Bartlett (drums), Alex Gonzato (vocals), Jon Cullis (guitar) and Liam Kinslow (bass). How would you describe Flashfires, and who are your […]

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin gravely ill

One of the most influential singers of all time, the great Aretha Franklin, is gravely ill with close friends and family keeping a bedside vigil at the singer’s Detroit home. Franklin underwent cancer surgery in 2014 and has been in poor health ever since. As news that the 76-year-old’s condition had deteriorated became public this week, […]

Competition: 9 day artist development programme (UK)

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 […]

Nurturing the artist within

If you wake up every morning with a calling in your heart to sing, dance, dream, make art, create, inspire, be inspired, or experience something bigger than yourself, it’s highly likely that you have an ‘artist’ within. This artist is a living, breathing seed inside of you. It needs time and the right type of […]