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 Duo The Shires land BBC Radio 2 A Playlist for new single ‘All Over Again’

            Credit: Alan Ewart The Shires announce summer of UK country with live performances including: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, supporting Tom Jones and Camp Bestival The Shires To Join Joan Armatrading And Ray Davies For Glastonbury Festival’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza UK National Tour in October with dates including Shepherd’s Bush Empire The soundtrack to your summer will be UK country music this year, as The Shires today announced their new single ‘All Over Again’ has been added to the prestigious BBC Radio 2 A Playlist, repeating the success of their debut single ‘Nashville Grey Skies’, which was added to the Radio 2 A list earlier this year. The Shires will release ‘All Over Again’ on 21 August. The UK country hitmakers also announced details of their summer live shows, which will include BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Somersault Festival in Devon, Camp Bestival and a prestigious support slot for Tom Jones on Monday 27 July at Greenwich Music Time. For more information about Greenwich Music Time visit: http://www.greenwichmusictime.co.uk/book-tickets/tom-jones-plus-the-shires The Shires will also share the stage with music legends Joan Armatrading and Ray Davis for the 19th annual Extravaganza, held in Glastonbury Abbey on 8 August 2015. The event is held each year after Glastonbury Festival to thank locals for their support of the festival, with previous prestigious artists performing at the event including: Robert Plant, George Ezra, Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison, Jools Holland and Bryan Ferry. The Shires, who made their Glastonbury debut this year stated: “We are really enjoying the summer so far. Playing Glastonbury was a dream come true, but there is so much more to come. Getting the A list and playing BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park again is so fantastic, Radio 2 have been so supportive […]