Imelda May

IMELDA MAY ADDITIONAL UK TOUR DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND INCLUDING ROYAL ALBERT HALL ON NOVEMBER 22   Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced three additional UK tour dates due to phenomenal public demand. The new November dates include a headline show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, where Imelda supported The Who in April in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.   “I’m so delighted to perform at The Royal Albert Hall again,” says Imelda. “It really is a very special place. You can feel the history in the walls and the excitement in the air. The beauty of it takes my breath away. And I’ve got the best view in the house! I hope to see you there.”   Last week Imelda ended her UK & Eire tour with three sold-out shows at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre, which followed a triumphant sold-out gig at London Palladium (“May’s wild side was worth the wait, though her mature reinvention was the evening’s real triumph” said Evening Standard in their 4* review).   IMELDA MAY, ADDITIONAL UK DATES, NOVEMBER 2017 Sun 19th November          Hull City Hall www.hulltheatres.co.uk Mon 20th November        Leicester De Montfort Hall www.demontforthall.co.uk Weds 22nd November     Royal Albert Hall www.royalalberthall.com   Tickets on sale 10am Friday 9th June www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.imeldamay.com   Imelda’s new single ‘Girl I Used To Be’ is released 30th June on Decca Records. The track is taken from her Top 5 new album ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’ and follows the BBC Radio 2 playlisted previous singles ‘Call Me’, ‘Black Tears’ and ‘Should’ve Been You’. A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, ‘Girl I Used To Be’ (listen on Spotify) is a memoir of Imelda’s life growing up in the Liberties area of Dublin, and the lessons learned she will […]

The Brits clean up at Americanafest

Fantastic support for the British Underground Bootleg BBQ and the UK acts performing at this years Americanafest with coverage on Rollingstone.com, American Songwriter, NPR and much more! Happy days http://www.rollingstone.com/country/lists/americanafest-2016-20-best-things-we-saw-w441905/robert-vincent-w441906 https://americansongwriter.com/2016/09/americanafest-closes-weekend-soul-sounds/ http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/09/20/494105565/nine-artists-to-watch-for-at-americanafest-2016

BUZZ USA ACT THE AMERICANS COMPLETE BRITISH UNDERGROUND’S AMERICANAFEST BOOTLEG BBQ LINE-UP TO SPOTLIGHT UK AMERICANA IN NASHVILLE

BUZZ USA ACT THE AMERICANS COMPLETE BRITISH UNDERGROUND’S AMERICANAFEST BOOTLEG BBQ LINE-UP TO SPOTLIGHT UK AMERICANA IN NASHVILLE BRITISH UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCE FULL LINE-UP FOR THE ANNUAL BOOTLEG BBQ – THE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED UK AMERICANA MUSIC AND NETWORKING EVENT HOSTED DURING AMERICANAFEST 2016, FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM TOP UK ARTISTS INCLUDING YOLA CARTER SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER @ THE GROOVE, NASHVILLE – ALL WELCOME – FREE BEER AND BBQ! Click here to schedule in the Americanafest App: http://tinyurl.com/hjdrrlf Thursday 15 September, London/Nashville – Fast rising Americana stars, L.A rock n roll-blue grass group The Americans will help shine a light on UK Americana when they perform at the fourth annual UK Americana day party: the Bootleg BBQ, hosted in Nashville during AmericanaFest the world’s biggest celebration of Americana music. Also joining the lineup are Michigan indie folk stars Frontier Ruckus. The internationally recognized industry networking and music event will be hosted at cool east Nashville record store, The Groove on Saturday 24 September – featuring the best British Americana acts performing at the festival this year including Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones and festival hot tip, Yola Carter. The event will be hosted by Baylen Leonard – BBC Radio 2 broadcaster and presenter and US country music expert. The Americans stated: “Some of the best American music comes from the UK. We’re glad to hear the latest wave of bands reinventing American music from across the pond.” The event is curated by international music showcase producer British Underground in partnership with the Americana Music Association and is an opportunity for industry delegates and Americana fans to catch the UK‘s best musicians influenced by Americana. British Underground CEO Crispin Parry stated “It is fantastic to see two formidable US acts like The Americans and Frontier Ruckus top out the programme at the Bootleg BBQ […]

New project alert – Grime showcase in Rio at the Olympics

We’ve been hard working on a fantastic new project, a grime showcase in Rio produced by new D Digital client British Underground! Launched with a fabulous piece in the Evening Standard with young grime MC Elf Kid, we’ve also landed some great pieces in the Times and USA Today. Check out the video below too!

Music discovery platform SBTV now available on Apple Music

                  Young entrepreneur Jamal Edwards’ SBTV joins Apple Music as a curator in the UK   First SBTV Apple Music playlist highlights important tracks from the pioneers that shaped the sound of the UK in the early 2000’s, featuring artists including: Dizzee Rascal, Bruza and Choong Family   Music discovery platform SBTV today announced it has joined Apple Music as a curator in the UK and created its first playlist for Apple Music, titled: ‘Ready To Pair: Bluetooth Classics’, the playlist takes Apple Music users on a journey through some of the most important tracks from music pioneers that shaped the sound of the UK in the early 2000’s, featuring artists including: Dizzee Rascal, Bruza and Choong Family. SBTV was founded by Jamal Edwards MBE and has since racked up over 300 million global views for its video content – filming artists as diverse as Ed Sheeran, Skepta and Nick Jonas. Joining other Apple Music curators including Burberry, XL Recordings, Pitchfork, Vice and Shazam, SBTV will spotlight the very best in established and emerging talent. From today, SBTV can be found on the ‘Curator Playlists’ section in the ‘New’ tab on Apple Music. Jamal Edwards MBE, CEO of SBTV said: “We are very excited about joining Apple Music. We are all about supporting talent regardless of an act’s current popularity or hype, and we are seeing this with Apple Music’s curator playlists, which are doing great work spotlighting new and untapped music talent. We have a global following but our new Apple Music channel will be a great opportunity to magnify the reach of the artists we support! We wanted to kick things off with a playlist, which paid homage to the pioneers. Dizzee, Bruza and Choong Family were all influential in the early 2000’s […]

UK Country superstar duo THE SHIRES to perform at 2015 BBC Music Awards

      Album chart dominating British country superstars The Shires (Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle) today announced they will join acts including: Rod Steward, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix, Hozier, Jess Glynne and One Direction performing at this year’s 2015 BBC Music Awards, which will be hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton and take place on Thursday 10 December. The Shires, who are currently on tour in the U.S with fellow country band Little Big Town, stated: “It is an honour to be asked to perform at this year’s BBC Music Awards. The BBC have been amazing this year, backing us at every opportunity, especially at Radio 2 who have played our music extensively! What a way to finish the year. It’s been awesome and we are so grateful to our fans who have made it all possible.” The Shires BBC Music Award performance will top off a incredible year for the Brit Country superstars whose chart debut Brave rocketed into the top 10 on its release earlier this year, making them the first ever British country band to land a top 10 record in the UK and one of the biggest break through acts of 2015. A whirlwind summer schedule followed, with triumphant performances at events and venues from Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight and London’s Hyde Park to the home of country, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. The Shires brought 2015 to a close with a much anticipated headline tour, which included a performance at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire, mere months after supporting at act at the same venue and a triumphant hat-trick win at the British Country Music Awards, claiming awards including: ‘Entertainer of the year’, ‘Best Album’, and ‘Best Male Vocalist Of The Year’   With an arena support tour confirmed with the Corrs in January […]