Rocking Out To Electric Picnic! (On the TV!)

It was brilliant recently when Rte 2 did a highlights show presented by Eoghan McDermott and Jenny Greene with co-presenting duties going to Al Porter and Blathnaid Treacy. It was brilliant for people like myself who can’t afford to get to these festivals but can still see what went on. I loved it and by the end of the night when Chic and Nile Rodgers were on I was up dancing around the living-room. So I have below compiled my highlights from the event which was a difficult job seeing as it was a great event this year and even doing this I’m leaving out a lot of people who were stellar at the event.

Hozier

I’m a major fan so anytime Hozier performs at a festival I would like his set. He just has this unique, husky singing voice and his songs hit you hard. He isn’t exactly hard on the eye either …

Paolo Nutini

Talking of not bad on the eye Scotland’s finest Paolo Nutini is a long-time crush of mine. I fancied in school and still do. I left school 7 years ago or so! His looks are enduring, shall we say?! But let’s be honest Nutini has always been more than just a pretty face. He is really talented at what he does and he has even revamped a few of the old hits to perfection.

http://www.frequency.com/video/paolo-nutini-interview-at-electric/190625856?cid=5-115060

Pet Shop Boys

The Pet Shop Boys are a band I have always liked since I heard West End Girls as a kid. There was something very haunting and innovative about the track and that got me onto their other stuff. They were great at the event this year too and put on a show as always.

Blondie

Debbie Harry is a real inspiration because she is a rock chick and anyone who is I always admire! Taking on the boys at a game their more known for and winning! Yeah she is defo my kind of person! And she was amazing with her band as always here and I loved her outfit too. It was wacky and fab! 🙂

The Stranglers

The Stranglers are a band who I’ve heard and liked a few songs from and liked but never really knew about. They are brilliant at what they do and I think the keyboardist is especially talented. I always loved his bit in Golden Brown.

And finally …

Al Porter

I know he wasn’t one of the performers but he was amazing. Very funny and really good at what he does. Here he is talking to the locals from Stradbally in Laois where the event took place.

Who was your favourite from Electric Picnic 2014?!

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The Brits 2014!

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Last night’s Brit Awards saw Arctic Monkeys and One Direction emerge as the big winners with both acts winning two accolades each at London’s O2 Arena.

Arctic Monkeys won Best British Group and Album Of The Year for their album AM while 1D won Global Success Award and British Video Of The Year for their hit Best Song Ever.

Meanwhile Ellie Goulding beat off stiff competition from Jessie J, Laura Marling, Birdie and Laura Mvula to win Best British Female Artist and the amazing Bastille took home British Breakthrough Act.

Kate Moss wore one of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust playsuits to accept the award on his behalf for British Male Artist.

Other winners:

Best International Male: Bruno Mars

Best International Female: Lorde

British Single: Rudimental for Waiting All Night

Best International Group: Daft Punk (Award accepted by the amazing Nile Rodgers on their behalf)

Critics’ Choice (already awarded): Sam Smith

 

 

BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z Confirmed To Perform at the 56th Grammy Awards!

Beyonce and Jay Z are Grammys Bound!

Beyonce and Jay Z are Grammys Bound!

It has been confirmed that both BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards during the first hour of the show at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre on January the 26th!

Their performances were revealed during a commercial for the awards on CBS.

Other stars set to perform are Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, John Legend, Lorde, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Robin Thicke, Lang Lang Metallica, Pink, Nate Ruess, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Not one to miss this year! 🙂

Adam Lambert Performs At Oklahoma’s Winstar Hotel and Casino!

The super talented Adam Lambert put on an amazing show recently like he always does!

The amazing Adam Lambert recently put on a show at Oklahoma’s Winstar Hotel and Casino to end 2013. He sang “Lay Me Down” which he had joined forces with the fab Avicii for and the very fantastic Nile Rodgers, founder of disco-tastic Chic. This was only the second time Lambert performed the track live. Lambert also sang a bluesy new cover version of legend Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House”.

He is currently working on his 3rd album which he hopes to release in 2014 and he is also guest starring on my favourite TV show Glee.

Check out the fab performances below from Adam. Let’s face it with his talent their not going to be anything else but amazing! Enjoy! 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kHWg55-Jks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjupwd_M1s