For my concert at The 100 Club October the 13th, I’m so pleased to say that I’m working in cooperation with a local charity.
THIS CHARITY Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) helps and support disadvantaged youths in the area.
To be able to help yoing people develop their talents thought my music gives me great pleasure. If this event can assist the dedicated staff and volunteers of @FYA in someway then I and all my band will be very happy.
About Maceo Parker:
His collaborations over the years have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base.
It is almost impossible to separate which came first, Maceo or the funk. The amazing P-funk Parker has been at it with his legendary sound for time that dates back to the 1960’s. That’s when Maceo and his drummer brother Melvin climbed on board the James Brown funky soul funk train. It wasn’t long before James coined the solo summoning signature, “Maceo, I want you to Blow!”. To most musicologists it’s the musically fertile group of men from this period of James Brown’s band who are recognized as the early pioneers of the modern funk and hip-hop whose sounds we still jump to in the present day.
With Bruno Speight, guitarist of S. O. S Band, Prince, Maceo Parker, amond others.
I had the pleasure to open up for Katrina & the Waves in Mallorca. It was organised by Legend Vips.
About Katrina, the song
“Walking on Sunshine” still rocking the airwaves!
According to a survey by the UK Performing Right Society, Walking on Sunshine was the second most played summer song on radio in 2008
I Can See Clearly Now (Warner/Chappell) JOHNNY NASH
Walking On Sunshine (Screen Gems – EMI) KATRINA AND THE WAVES
Summer Of ’69 (Universal) BRYAN ADAMS
Sunny Afternoon (Carlin) THE KINKS
The Boys Of Summer (Warner/Chappell) DON HENLEY
In The Summertime (Sony/ATV) MUNGO JERRY
Cruel Summer (Associated/Reverb/Sony) BANANARAMA
Summer Breeze (The International Music Network/Universal MCA) ISLEY BROTHERS
Here Comes The Sun (Harrisongs) THE BEATLES
Summer Holiday (Elstree Music) CLIFF RICHARD AND THE SHADOWS
The 25th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death coincides with a resurgence of interest in Queen and a rediscovery of the group by younger generations
“Rock Fm” has organized in Madrid a tribute for Freddy Mercury and Queen in La Riviera on 25th November, 2016. There were a lot of artists from all over the world who had made the concert so amazing, giving crazyness to the people, and they se dtil aski for more … Some of the artists who have been there were Rafa Blas, Molly, Los Zigarros, Alba Fernandez, Belén Arjona, Barbara Black, Aurora Garcia, Pau Monteagudo, Mart, Daniel Gómez, among others.
Alejandra had the pleasure to sing “Crazy little thing called love” and “Hammer to fall”, which you can already see and listen on You Tube. All the musicians sang together At the end “We are the Champions”, such a very emotional ending that has left the doors open with a lot of desire for a next great spectacle.
An influence far beyond music. Of course, all the great currents of the 90s, grunge, punk rock or brit pop, completely turned their back on Queen. Until well into the 2000s no groups emerged that clearly drank from their influence as Muse, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, Keane … Even Lady Gaga got that name for ‘Radio Ga Ga’! And now finally comes the recognition of one of the greatest groups of all time whose influence goes far beyond the musical.
And the best: it’s discovery by new generations, who do not give credit to Queen to have things like ‘Keep Yourself Alive’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ or ‘Stone Cold Crazy’. Queen T-shirts are even seen at metal festivals like the Resurrection Fest, whose headliner was Iron Maiden this year. Hence there are emerging lots of tribute bands, some that play to disguise themselves and others that play music, some of them quite well (write down Q71 among them).
Gloria Gaynor in concert in Port Adriano. A living legend of disco will convert the Port into a real dance floor. “Never can say goodbye”, a great success was a version of The Jackson 5 ( “I can never say goodbye”). It would be versioned with great success again by Jimmy Sommerville, group leader The Communards. “I am what I am”, “Can not Take My Eyes Off You” and of course “I will survive” will dance to audiences of all ages, the song became an anthem of the women’s liberation and now day still ringing loudly. Do not miss the great opportunity to watch live the great soul Diva in concert. The evening will begin with a performance by the singer, guitarist and composer from Argentina, Alejandra Burgos, at 20:30h, followed by the performance of Gloria Gaynor at 22: 00h and will be a grand finale enlivened with guest DJ until 3: 00h .
A unic night in Port Adriano.
Alejandra Burgos has varied influences, partly many were The Temptations, Janis Joplin, Ruth Brown, Janis Martin, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, as well as enourmous icons like Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Gloria Gaynor, who have certainly strongly marked her way. Alejandra has two albums, one solist and the other with his hard rock band called Fyre !, almost throughout Europe, being the opening act of great artists like Alice Cooper, Michael Sckenker and Anastacia. This time, it’s up to open the concert in acoustic format with her songs, with the guitarist Antonio Aranda, who often accompanies her concerts in Spain. Here is another opportunity for Alejandra to show her compositions, let the excited audience with her own style, her charisma and her melodies and the feeling that the “Vendaval Porteño” (gale from Buenos Aires) as many people use to call her, has been there and has exploted away giving it all.