Peaches & Herb set to conquer Cape Town – Sat 4th May

American soul supremos Peaches & Herb will wow Cape Town early this May.

Peaches & Herb

Peaches & Herb

The Sweethearts of Soul, as they are known, are set to perform on Saturday 4 May at GrandWest Casino outside Cape Town.

Hot new concert promoter Lifestyle Events International has brought the hit makers to Cape Town for a historic, once off concert that will feature the duo’s latest and greatest hits: Reunited, Let’s Fall in Love, Close your Eyes, For Your Love, Love is Strange and Shake Your Groove Thing.

The event has been welcomed by an unexpected fan. Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has given the show her endorsement. This rare honour gives Lifestyle Events International the right to use the city’s logo on all of its advertising material.
This is more than a mere show of goodwill.
Proving that they are concert promoters with a conscience, Lifestyle Events International have vowed to give R10 of each ticket sold to the Mayoral Special Fund, which is used to assist the needy.

Peaches & Herb began its meteoric rise in 1976 when Let’s Fall in Love hit the charts. Thereafter followed a steady succession of hits. Reunited attained the no 1 slot worldwide in 1980 and has become known as the duo’s signature song; but other, equally successful hits followed. Reunited’s success was followed a year later by the dazzlingly successful album I Pledge My Love, which has gained favour as a wedding march. The duo cemented their success the following year when they stormed the hit parade with Bluer than Blue.

Strong & smooth Herb and the rather peachy Peaches will ignite the stage of GrandWest with his brandy-and-cream voice and her velvet tones.
Wanda Tolson is the latest in a series of illustrious female performers to take to the stage as Herb’s singing partner Peaches.
Boasting an independent singing career that is as successful as that of her 6 predecessors, the current Peaches also introduces a fresh, sexy quality to the duo.

For Herb in particular, this latest concert will be special. The veteran crooner gets to conquer a whole new city and a whole new populace, in a country he has not visited before.

The concert will be held in the Grand Arena of GrandWest, which for the duration of this night will be transformed into an intimate stage for one of the world’s most unforgettable duos – one that after 40 years in the spotlight can still shake their groove thing.
The Peaches & Herb concert takes place on Saturday 4 May at 8.30 pm in the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Tickets range from R230. Tickets are available from Computicket.

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: BEYONCÉ’S NEW ALBUM “4” TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Beyonce - 4

Beyonce - 4

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 –Columbia Records will release “4,” the fourth solo studio album from Beyoncé on Tuesday, June, 28, 2011.

The album was recorded over a year between the spring of 2010 and the spring of 2011, while Beyoncé took time away from the spotlight. She engaged in what she describes as simple things, including listening to every kind of music she truly enjoys. Her mixed musical gumbo will be displayed on the upcoming album.

The title signifies not only the artist’s fourth solo offering and the day of her birth but it is also a personal gift to her fans. For over one year now her fans around the world took to their social media pages urging her to name the album for her special number.

The intensely anticipated video for the album’s lead single, “Run The World (Girls),” made its premiere on American Idol tonight. The online debut of the full-length video immediately followed at www.beyonceonline.com.

Filmed in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert over three days in April, the Francis Lawrence-directed video boasts a cast of over 200 dancers, a menagerie of exotic animals and Beyoncé as the leader of a stunning army of women.

ROD STEWART IS BACK IN OCT new record

(August 26, 2010 – New York, NY) Back by popular demand, J Records recording artist Rod Stewart’s chart-topping, multi-platinum, and Grammy Award-winning The Great American Songbook series will add a fifth title to the collection with the release of FLY ME TO THE MOON …THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V due to arrive in stores on October 19th. Reuniting Rod with his longtime collaborators Richard Perry and Clive Davis, FLY ME TO THE MOON…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V was produced by Richard Perry and was co-produced by Rod Stewart, Clive Davis and Lauren Wild. FLY ME TO THE MOON…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V is the next chapter of the Grammy-Award winning Great American Songbook series which has enjoyed unprecedented success as the biggest selling ongoing series of new music recordings in history, with over seventeen million copies worldwide. With an estimated 250 million in album and single sales, Rod Stewart is indisputably one of the most successful musical performers of all time.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy™ Living Legend Rod Stewart has been lauded as having one of the most distinctive and interpretive voices in musical history. ON FLY ME TO THE MOON… VOLUME V, Rod infuses his incomparable vocal style into 12 iconic standards written by the great Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, and many others, including “That Old Black” Magic, “Beyond the Sea,” “What a Difference a Day Makes,” ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and many more. FLY ME TO THE MOON…VOLUME V is Rod’s most danceable Songbook yet! (See below for a final track listing.)

Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment and a producer of Rod’s Songbook series states “Volume V is so fresh and Rod has never sounded better, delivering one great classic after another. This album introduces a brand new element to the Songbook phenomenon: you can’t stop dancing to it. Dinner parties all over the world will never be the same.”

Comments Rod Stewart, “A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune to befriend an American GI who had served in World War II and had been actively involved in the D-Day landings. He said in a broad, Brooklyn accent, and here I quote, ‘Rawwwd, when are you gonna be doin’ some of them old songs again ’cause you make them sound brand new.’ That was all the inspiration I needed. Thank you sir and God bless you. Here’s Number 5.”

FLY ME TO THE MOON…Volume V marks Rod Stewart’s return to The Great American Songbook album series. All four of the previous Songbooks were massive Billboard Album Chart toppers: Thanks For TheMemoryVolume IV (2005) entered the Billboard album chart at #2; 2004 saw the release of Stardust, Rod Stewart’s first ever #1 debut on the Billboard album chart, and earned Rod the first Grammy of his career. As Billboard noted, Stardustalso placed Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy Living Legend Rod Stewart in the extremely rare company of veterans with more than two decades between #1 albums. The first two albums of The Great American Songbook series, It Had To Be You…the first Songbook album (released October 2002) entered the Billboard Top 200 at #4 and As Time Goes By…Volume II (released October 2003) debuted at #2 on the Top 200. The first three albums of the Songbook series were all Grammy nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category and all have been certified RIAA platinum in the US with worldwide sales in excess of 17 million copies. During the five year break between Songbook albums, Rod took a couple of genre detours – he released his first rock album in 8 years entitled Still the Same…Great Rock Classics of our Time, which entered the Billboard album chart at #1 in 2006 and Soulbook, a collection of classic Sixties/Seventies-era soul favorites in 2009 which debuted at #4.

Rod Stewart has just wrapped up a “Boxscore,” chart-topping, 33 date European summer tour which enjoyed the biggest concert gross to date this year abroad, including 4 sold out dates at London’s O2 Arena, one of Europe’s biggest venues.

FLY ME TO THE MOON…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Volume V final track listing:

That Old Black Magic

Beyond The Sea

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

What A Difference A Day Makes

I Get A Kick Out of You

I’ve Got the World On A String

My Foolish Heart

Love Me Or Leave Me

September In The Rain

Fly Me To The Moon

On the Sunny Side of the Street

MoonRiver

[tag Rod Stewart , J Records]

Bruce Springsteen Statement About “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town” documentary

Please see below a statement that was issued yesterday by the Toronto Film Festival — more details to follow shortly:

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau Management, and Columbia Records are working on completing a new package related to ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town,’ which will include the new Thom Zimny film “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town.” Further details will be announced when they are finalized.

“The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town” will premier September 14 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town takes us into the studio with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the recording of their fourth album. Grammy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny has collaborated with Springsteen on this documentary, gaining access to never before seen footage shot between 1976-1978, capturing home rehearsals and recording sessions that allow us to see Springsteen’s creative process at work.

Justin Bergh to perform at Zula Sound Bar, Cape Town on Thursday 12 August 2010

JUSTIN BERGH TO PERFORM AT ZULA SOUND BAR, CAPE TOWN

SAMA nominated singer songwriter Justin Bergh will be performing with his band at Zula Sound Bar, Cape Town on Thursday 12 August 2010 at 21h30.

Justin recently launched his long awaited album Inside Out and his single Miss America is currently spinning on national radio stations. He recently opened for legendary singer Bryan Adams on his tour of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Justin will be performing alongside Cape Town band Hey Mister. The show kicks off at 20h00 and the door charge is R30.

Daughtry will be in SA in Oct

Daughtry will be performing in South Africa for the first time ever during October 2010.

The tour kicks off at the Grand Arena, Grand West Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town on Wednesday 27th October 2010 and culminates at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg on Friday 29th October 2010.

Daughtry released their self-titled debut album in 2006. A hit in both artistic and commercial terms, the GRAMMY®-nominated album spawned a trio of #1 songs (It’s Not Over, Home, and Feels Like Tonight), sold over 5 millions albums worldwide and was the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. Produced by Howard Benson (All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance), released by 19 Entertainment/RCA Records, Daughtry earned multiple wins at the American Music Awards, the World Music and the Billboard Music Awards.

Daughtry topped the charts with its second platinum release Leave This Town (2009). The album entered at the top of the Billboard 200, making it the band’s second #1 album. Its first single, “No Surprise,” extended the group’s extraordinary streak of #1 hits to four and current single "September" is following the same path. Leave This Town again produced by Howard Benson mixes powerful rock to hushed ballads and emotional mid-tempo rockers. It also includes the country-influenced “Tennessee Line,” a track Chris Daughtry wrote with guitarist Brian Craddock that features vocal harmonies by country-music superstar Vince Gill. In addition to writing with all his band mates, Chris also collaborated with some of rock’s savviest song smiths for the album, penning “Learn My Lesson” with Mitch Allan and “Ghost of Me” with music producer Brian Howes; both of whom co-wrote songs on Daughtry’s debut. Leave This Town also includes stellar contributions from Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.

Daughtry has made an impressive run of television appearances including NFL’s Super Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XLIV, NCAA Men’s Final Four Coke Zero Countdown and Pep Rally, The Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Dallas Cowboy Thanksgiving Day Game, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve show in New York City’s Times Square and are invited back for the second consecutive year on the Today Show Toyota Outdoor Concert Series.

Tour Itinerary

Cape Town

Wednesday 27th October 2010

Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World.

Tickets from R221 – R399 including all service fees.

Johannesburg

Friday 29th October 2010

Coca-Cola Dome

Tickets from R221– R399 including all service fees.

Ciara -Basic Instinct released on 5 Oct 2010

Atlanta’s princess of R&B is gearing up for her long anticipated 4th solo release titled Basic Instinct on October 5th. Ciara’s still that Georgia peach with the Southern "girl next door" charm only more polished, more exposed. This album will include a mix of up tempo ATL street infected dance tracks reminiscent of Goodies and mid tempo grooves to get your blood flowing and make your hips swivel like you heard on Ciara: The Evolution. Basic Instinct is executive produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The Dream" Nash who are most recently noted for mega hits "Umbrella" and "Single Ladies".

Sexy first single "Ride" featuring Ludacris is going strong

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www.myspace.com/ciara

www.ciaraworld.com

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