I Want You To Know…

I love that they are using her fantastic music.

Jagged Little Pill, the musical based of Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name, looks set to open in London later this year. According to Baz …

I Want You To Know…

Kylie – still the Queen

Well last night marked the eighth time that I had seen Kylie live in concert since 2001 and it seemed even more special. The open air venue in Manchester was full of 8000 people and yet felt so intimate. Kylie was radiant and full of energy as usual.

Replicating some of the routines from her record breaking Glastonbury performance and adding some personalised bits, she kept a very enthusiastic crowd satisfied. Some inflatable air- Kylies also made their contribution.

Getting a boy on stage to sing Wild Roses a-cappella was a lovely touch. Kylie did her usual fast costume changes and seemed to feed off of the energy in the brilliant venue, Castlefield Bowl. Manchester was rocking and nearby residents were getting a great view from their balconies. So many were singing along to hits as recent as ‘Dancing’ to more fan pleasing oldies such as ‘The One.’

The night ended with confetti being thrown into the crowd lit by rainbow colours.

If you haven’t managed to get tickets for Kylie summer then consider buying her Number One – Step back in time – collection album.

Shawn Mendes – Talented and Genuine

Really a musician and incredible singer/songwriter.

I have lately become quite a fan of Mr Mendes. A year ago I knew very little about him but I saw him on the Graham Norton show singing, ‘There’s Nothing Holding me Back’ and soon found myself buying his album – ‘Illuminate.’ I listened to it in the car and realised that his up-beat songs were just as interesting as his more chilled out tracks.

It was interesting to see that he had used YouTube to teach himself to play the guitar and he began by showcasing himself on Vine with covers of artists like Ed Sheehan. After building quite a following he soon started recording for Island Records and the rest, as they say, is history. He was soon backing up Taylor Swift on tour and selling three Billboard chart Number One Albums.

Seeing him perform several tracks at this weekend’s Capital FM Summer Ball, I was very impressed by his attitude and skill. He sang, played a guitar and performed a slow number while playing a piano. He seems genuine, friendly and humble in his TV interviews and on stage. I suggest you check out his new tune – Nervous – as it is very catchy and extremely likeable.