The SummerTyne Americana Festival at the Sage Gateshead had everything... here's my highlights!
SummerTyne Americana Festival in Gateshead is always one of the highlights of the year. Out of all the festivals I go to each year, this is the friendliest! This year started with a treat, a Grammy award winning treat as on the Friday night in a packed out Sage One KD Lang was continuing her "Ingenue" 25th anniversary tour. She was supported by one half of the Gregorian Brothers he was an excellent guitar instrumentalist, it was an odd choice I felt for a support act but it w
Mickey Guyton tells the story behind her new single Sister!
Mickey Guyton is winning audiences across America with her power house vocals and heartfelt songwriting. I was excited to meet her when I went to Nashville for CMA Fest and was really keen to chat to her about her influences growing up and the new music she has coming out! This was one of my favourite interviews, Mickey was so enthusiastic. There are currently no plans for Mickey to tour here in the UK but she says it would be a bucket list moment. I’ve done a lot of intervie
Rob Mayes turns his attention to Country Music!
Rob Mayes has had a successful acting career after getting his first big break starring in Law and Order SVU. H e went on to have leading roles in thriller's, comedies and romances alike. Although he still has lots going on in the acting World his focus has switched to getting some of his music out there and some of it has even been included on the soundtracks of the films he's starring in. I was keen to find out more about the first three releases he's put out and ask, why n
Wade Bowen talks to us about his upcoming UK tour!
Ahead of returning to the UK on a headline tour later this month, Wade Bowen took some time out of his busy day to share his excitement about the run of dates. He also told the story behind new song Yours Alone and we learnt more about his influences. Check it out below! So first of all tell me about the first moment when you knew you wanted to be a musician? Well I always dreamed about it as a kid growing up, but I started thinking about it seriously when I was about 17, tha
The ones to watch at SummerTyne Americana!
Every year around mid-July I now head on up to the Sage in Gateshead for a weekend of Americana and Country Music. The thing I love most about this festival is the people, the staff at the Sage are so friendly and accommodating which makes it a really nice atmosphere for fans, press and artists alike! The sound is excellent, the building is so well designed and the engineers are great at their jobs making it my favourite venue in the Country to hear live music! But let's get
Keelie Walker opens for Westlife and talks to us about her latest single!
Last Friday night I relived my childhood as Mum and I headed to Manchester Arena to see Westlife! They performed hit after hit on their Twenty tour and it's amazing to think they've been performing together for so long. They've sold 55 million records worldwide and are one of the UK's most popular touring bands and it was clear to see why as they performed number 1 after number 1 going back all through the years. With multiple costume changes and a well thought out, creative