05 May 2010
05 May 2010
How did you happen to meet up with Justin Hawkins from the Darkness?

"The Darkness was my opening act on a tour in Germany and they opened for us for about 16 shows. They were trying to break Germany and they were our opening act. I loved the Darkness and they opened for us at some summer stuff over in the UK. I loved ‘em. Half my band didn’t like ‘em, the other half loved ‘em; I thought they were amazing. I love Justin.

Justin came and was a big part of the record. I mean it just happened. All of a sudden Justin Hawkins is there. Rob didn’t know he was comin’. We said to the Warner Bros. people, “Look, we need some people to come and help us out.” And Justin, James Michael, Rick Brantley [wrote several songs on the album including the opening track, “Peace on Earth”], Eric Nally [co-wrote “California Isn’t Big Enough” with Justin Hawkins], Jake Scherer [wrote “Like a Rose], and some other people showed up. [They were] 21 years old, 24 years old, kids, and it was just amazing."

Read the full article at www.ultimate-guitar.com
05 May 2010
05 May 2010

Joanovarc @ The O2!!

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Date: Saturday 10th July
Onstage: 2pm
Location: O2 Indigo, London O2 Dome

Joanovarc have made it to the grand Final of Live and Unsigned and will be performing at the O2!! On Saturday 10th July 2010 @ 2pm. Standing tickets can be purchased from the band for £16

e-mail joanovarc[at]hotmail[dot]com More info to come on seated tickets...... www.liveandunsigned.uk.com

An array of stars will come together to celebrate the best unsigned acts from across the country!

Already confirmed are; Legendary Slade front man Noddy Holder, Radio 1's prime time presenter Greg James, Urban DJ and Radio 1's Ras Kwame, RnB mega star Shola Ama, TV star Gail Porter and many more! They will all be there to cast their eye over original talent, as the best unsigned acts from across the UK take to the stage to perform at the indigO2 at The O2 in front of a live crowd and judging panel! And tickets are going fast! Get your ticket here The Live and Unsigned Festival is an all day event, packed full of entertainment and will play host to an eclectic mix of artists – including Rock, Indie, Pop/Acoustic and Urban, so it’s packed with music for everyone!

The event is situated in the capital of the UK in the best live music venue in the country, and will include performances from competition finalists, guest acts, celebrity Judges and DJ’s. The overall winner of Live and Unsigned will be crowned on the main stage! As well as the judges; media representatives, music industry experts and guest acts will also be present. Doors open 1.30pm Get your tickets now at the early bird price of £16 which entitles you to an all day pass to the festival Or premium tickets which includes all day reserved seating £20. See you all there!
05 May 2010

Hawkins signs to Kobalt

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Former Darkness lead singer Justin Hawkins has signed an exclusive administration and creative services deal with leading independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group.

The deal will see Kobalt representing Hawkin’s catalogue of all his future songs, including recent collaborations with Meatloaf and American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert.

"We are delighted to welcome Justin and his exceptional and unique talents as a songwriter, producer and artist to our international creative roster at Kobalt,” says Kobalt's executive vice president, creative, Sas Metcalfe. “Our worldwide creative team is very excited to work with him.”

“Kobalt and I have been flirting for some months. It was only a matter of time before the relationship escalated,” adds Hawkins. “We’re together now and I don't care who knows it.”

Credit: Charlotte Otter | www.musicweek.com

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