Month: July 2016

Camilla Destiny Is The Real One!

‘Real Ones’ is the second club-pop banger from Camilla Destiny, an award winning Brit School alumna singer/ songwriter/producer. The multitalented beauty has written chart hits for international superstars as well as working as a professional dancer, performing at televised events such as the Brit Awards & MOBOs.

‘Real Ones is about having fun with the people you love. It was inspired by a crazy trip to Ibiza with lifelong friends.’ said Camilla.

Camilla’s debut single ‘Life And Soul’ proved that Camilla is a talented artist in her own right and she has the full support of all the artists she has written for to become a success.

‘After writing for so many others, I am now enjoying the freedom of creating my own sound: fun, vibrant and experimental with a summer feel.’ Camilla Destiny

Camilla Destiny has an impressive set of follow up singles in the pipeline which feature Atumpan (The Thing), Killbeatz (Fuse ODG, Wizkid), Jade Peters (The Voice) and J. Town (Flights from My Soul).

If you love a poppy Ibiza club style banger, this is it! The new single is released on September 16th.

 

Avicii Is Back!

Swedish superstar DJ and producer Avicii is back with a brand new single.

Avicii announced earlier this year that he was taking time away from music to concentrate on something else but he seems to be unable to keep away after releasing this new single last week on his YouTube channel.

‘Feeling Good’ which samples Nina Simone’s song of the same name is a classic Avicii track with huge beats, nice hook and great build throughout the track.

Could this be the Wake Me Up super hit of 2016? Let’s wait and see. Hopefully this is a permanent return to music for the Swede and not just an old mix he had lying about and threw up online. We want more!!

 

The Movie Song Returns!

Do you remember the Eurovision selection for Ireland a few years back when Linda Martin and Billy McGuinness of Aslan went at it? If you do, then you will remember this song.

Originally penned for X Factor contestant Eoghan Quigg, The Movie Song has just got a revamp and is being re-released by 21 year old singer/songwriter Karl Daly. Karl has been living in Portugal and performing on the resort circuit for many years and after hearing The Movie Song a few years ago, he knew he wanted to sing it.

The singer contacted songwriter of the song, Karl Broderick, and ask could he use the song, two years later he isn’t only singing it but it has its own video shot in the Algarve and release on iTunes and other digital platforms (now that’s groovy!)

Songwriter Karl Broderick who is the husband of TV3 presenter Alan Hughes has a string of hit’s under his belt with acts including Olly Murs as well as other Eurovision Ireland single ‘LOVE’ from many moons ago which featured the vocals of Donna and Joe McCaul as well as 4 Irish backing dancers (one of which was my cousin!). Broderick has more songwriting pursuits lined up planned work with writers whom have worked with Beyonce and The Pussycat Dolls.

The song is a catchy pop song with a cool hook and lyrics which are instantly stuck in your head. The song reached the Top 10 for Eoghan Quigg a few years ago, could it go one better and make it to No.1?

Check out the groovy video for Karl Daly’s Movie Song below now and get it on iTunes:

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#TBT : CBB – David’s Dead!

So I am throwing it back to fairly recently in honour of Celebrity Big Brother returning to our screens tonight on Channel 5/TV3.

Cast your mind back to January when David Bowie had just passed away and his ex wife Angie was residing in the celebrity compound. She emerged from the diary room after being told of the shock news and broke down in US reality TV star Tiffany Pollards arms. What was about to ensue after that moment none of us could of guessed.

One of the most iconic moments in BB history in my opinion it caused headlines throughout the world when Tiffay mistakingly thought she was talking about fellow housemate David Gest who was sleeping in the bedroom.

It caused the house to launch into a frenzy thinking they were in the house with a dead man but don’t worry he wasn’t dead at that point but the afternmath was hilarious. However all isn’t that funny as sadly since then David Gest has passed away earlier this year. RIP David.

Here is the funniest moment in CBB history!

Celebrity Big Brother RUMOURS!

CBB returns to our screens tomorrow night and there has been some interesting rumours in the mill this time around.

From the obvious reality stars to the US TV stars that always seem to steal the show, I am here to give you a quick run down of the rumours and the likelihood we will see them there.

First up let’s look at UK reality TV stars who have been rumoured, Marnie Simpson (Geordie Shore), Stephen Bear (Ex On The Beach), Lewis Bloor (The Only Way Is Essex) and nearly every other out of work wannabe from them types of shows. Please god let these rumours be false as we do not want the show taken over by a whole host of nobodies for CBB, we want the actual celebrities!

Moving across the pond and we get Renee (Mob Wives), Beth (Dog The Bounty Hunter’s wife) and Aubrey O’Day (Making The Band, Celebrity Apprentice, Famously Single, Celebrity Rehab, the list goes on….) Aubrey is very interesting but has she done too many reality shows and knows what works too well?

People rumoured who I 100% do NOT want to see in that house tomorrow night include Christopher Biggins (what an attention seeking twat) and Chloe Mafia (the X Factor reject who found a husband who is a millionaire and is now a celeb for it).

Other notable people named in the media include Jaymi from Union J, Eamonn Holmes, Katie Waissel and Lauren Murray of X Factor “fame” and Anthea Turners ex husband Grant Bovey (another nobody).

The official teaser trailer for the series mentioned an ‘iconic model’ and ‘a beach bod’ entering the compound which are rumoured to be original Page 3 girl Sam Fox and the beach bod could be anyone they found on an LA beach and asked them to go in as the typical model who nobody knows. Maybe it’s Pamela Anderson or the Hoff!

Well we must wait another 24 hours to find out but fingers crossed it is  a good series and no one dominated by a fake relationship like January’s series. Let’s have a fun ol summer series.

 

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New Music: MØ – Final Song

Can you think of a Great Dane? A great Danish music act I mean? If not, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with this amazing new act and song.

MØ, is a Danish singer and songwriter signed to Sony Music Entertainment. Born in Odense, MØ has been compared to electropop artists such as Grimes and Twin Shadow. Besides being an acronym for her middle and last name initials, the word mø means “maiden” or “virgin” in Danish. Her debut studio album, No Mythologies to Follow, was released in March 2014.

MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single “Beg for It”, which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. The following year, MØ was featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s single “Lean On”, which peaked highly on international charts, including number one in Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and number four in the United States.

‘Final Song’ is a catchy dance track which also has a laid back chilled vibe to it that I am predicting to hit the Top 10 in the coming weeks. Check out the cool video below:

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M.O Are The New TLC?

Three piece British girl group M.O are making waves this past year and are being compared to mega girl group TLC. Are they that good?

M.O (“M point O”) consist of members Annie Ashcroft, Frankee Connolly and Nadine Samuels. The girl band was formed in 2012 by the members themselves, after their previous groups Mini Viva and Duchess had disbanded. In early 2014 they released their debut single “For A Minute”, which was followed up by “Dance on My Own” in late 2014. They are currently signed on Polydor.

It wasn’t until last year they made a splash with single ‘Preach’ when it entered the UK Top 40 and went on to be a major club smash for its cool R’n’B vibes and coolness.

For me, they have cemented their place in the “credible girl groups” books with their new single ‘Who Do You Think Of’. It’s fresh, summery and a definite beach playlist song and is already climbing the charts around the world.

The girls were also chosen to recreate the Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ for the Global Goals Campaign with the video going viral and gaining billions of views. Mark my words, M.O are going places.

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Olly Murs Doesn’t Know Love!

Olly Murs has returned with new music this week and apparently ‘doesn’t know love til it tears you apart’.

He has just dropped the new music video for his new single ‘You Don’t Know Love’. Could this be about his recent split with his long term girlfriend? The video follows Murs through L.A from the bedroom to the desert and from the boulevard to the beach, pretty perfect way to get over someone I say!

The monochrome video also features a shirtless Olly which I’m sure all his fans will be pleased about. The singer lost his presenting role on The X Factor after just one series but has said he is happy as he gets to focus on his music now.

Check out the brand new video below:

 

Katy Perry Rises For The Olympics

In just two weeks time the worlds eyes will be on Rio as they host the 2016 Olympic Games and what’s a major sporting event without an uplifting anthem.

The Olympics are known for some huge musical moments including 2012’s Spuce Girls reunion but this time around the honour has been bestowed upon pop star Katy Perry to pull off the official theme song.

‘Rise’ is the new single from the singer and no doubt she will pop up to perform at the Openng Ceremony on August 5th in the Brazilian capital. The song is a powerful anthem that gives hope to every nation as they enter the biggest sporting event in the world and the video captures some historical moments from the Games over the past number of years.

Are we ready for another 3 weeks of sport after the Euro’s earlier this month? Let’s hope for some Irish glory this year again and personally I’m just excited for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, can they top the London 2012 ones?

 

Summer Showcase Playlist

So today I decided to give you something a little different. A look into the other side of my day job. For the past 6 months I have been choreographing and producing a Summer Showcase for my school, Eclipse Stage School and it will finally hit the stage tomorrow night in Dublin.

So just to give you a playlist to get in the mood for it or maybe you won’t be at it but would like to hear the music involved, here it is.

From High School Musical to chart hits from Little Mix, Bieber and from Irish act Seo Linn to Latino Jennifer Lopez, I have a bit of everything in the mix.

Good luck to all my students taking part as well as all the crew and volunteers on this stage show, now go out there and nail it.

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