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Jessie J / January 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 6th November 2014 at 8:00 am
 

Mainstream dark-haired pop tart Jessie J has announced a series of live dates for January 2015. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 7th of November, at 9 AM.

Wednesday 21st January 2015 – Glasgow Academy
Thursday 22nd January 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 24th January 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Sunday 25th January 2015 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 27th January 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 28th January 2015 – London Brixton Academy

 

Live Gig Video: a snippet of Jessie J performing to a sold out crowd at the London O2

 
By on Tuesday, 12th November 2013 at 4:00 pm
 

Now blonde and kind of looking like Miley Cyrus, Jessie J just finished up a sold-out arena tour of the UK and has released this clip of a performance of ‘Alive’ from the London O2. This sort of gyrating in skintight clothing is not my cup of tea at all, but thousands of fans can’t be wrong. Or can they? Watch below and make up your own mind.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwBeGf1PvmM[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1288: Jessie J

 
By on Sunday, 11th August 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Jessie J goes blonde and kind of mental with various ecstatic party goers in her new video for ‘It’s My Party’, not to be confused with the Lesley Gore song of the same name. The song is her current single, with a new album on the way in early 2014. Watch the video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59caVlKNNEQ[/youtube]

 

The 2013 BRIT Awards – The Nominees

 
By on Friday, 11th January 2013 at 4:37 pm
 

Is there any point to the BRITs? Granted, it gives a certain demographic of London teenager the opportunity to sting Daddy for the eye-watering £70 ticket price, no doubt getting stuffed with half-term pizza and fructose syrup before spending three hours squealing loudly at microscopic effigies of their latest tabloid-endorsed musical crushes. But beyond that, does any vestige of musical credibility remain within the unhallowed, chart-obsessed recesses of the BRIT Award psyche?

A swift perusal of the nominations, released yesterday, would indicate: maybe, actually. The usual mega-selling suspects are there: Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Sons, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs. But look a little deeper and could there just be enough respect for the breakthrough, even the underground, so that beyond the face paint and lasers, there’s a bedrock of credibility?

Step forward Richard Hawley, the most unlikely of the entire nomination list, proving that the BRITs aren’t immune to a decent bit of ‘70s-throwback guitar action and heart-on-the-sleeve balladry from a bequiffed Yorkshireman. Plan B also deserves a shout for his unflinching portrayal of council estate life in ‘Ill Manors’, which still deserves to make more of an impact than it has.

Jessie Ware gathers two nods, a fine result for her this early in her career, single-handedly making 2011’s Critic’s Choice Award for her namesake Jessie J look ever more ridiculous. The more listeners turned on to her coolly urban soul, the better. Paloma Faith is also up for two gongs – British Female Solo is fair enough, but British Album of the Year for ‘Fall to Grace’, for a collection significantly worse than her début, is deeply suspect. British Group unoriginally throws up two previous Mercury Prize winners: unlikely media darlings alt-J, and minimalist electro-songsters the xx; Muse are nominated for the ninth (and tenth) time, with Mumford and One Direction predictably making up the numbers. A rum collection, if ever there was one, and despite the disparate yet singular talents of each, hardly a state-of-the-nation statement.

The British Single category is too depressing to analyse deeply. Suffice to say a more turgid collection of middle-of-the-road dross it’s difficult to conceive. Any list containing the execrable ‘Mama Do the Hump’ by Rizzle Kicks deserves to be encased in concrete and dropped into a very deep hole. Thankfully each of the British Breakthrough nominees have something to commend them, though surely Jake Bugg is the most extraordinary of the lot; his compellingly grizzled, world-weary, yet uplifting take on vintage blues in his debut album means he should have no problem in lifting the spotted statue next month.

Ironically, there’s far less to complain about the International (read: American) nominees. Perhaps it’s because we expect the USA to do bigness well, it’s difficult to complain about someone like Bruce Springsteen being nominated, although one wonders just how much pride of place a BRIT award would take on the dashboard of his pickup truck.

As always, it’s good to see producers, the guys behind the desk who really make the music, getting their opportunity to shine, although it seems somewhat unfair that Damon Albarn should be sharing their limelight – hasn’t he had enough of it by now? If the Albarn effect can be resisted, Paul Epworth should walk away with this one, although personally I prefer listening to his sister’s output to his. And what of Amy Winehouse and The Rolling Stones, both nominated, neither deservedly? Stop it, BRITs! Pick people who are more alive!

The 2013 BRITs take place on Wednesday the 20th of February at London’s O2 Arena. TGTF will be reporting, either from the event itself, or from somewhere else in London more interesting. Watch this space.

Who should win the British Brits, I reckon?

Male Solo: Richard Hawley
Female Solo: Jessie Ware
Breakthrough: Jake Bugg
Group: One Direction
Single: Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’
Album: Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
Live: Coldplay
Producer: Paul Epworth

Full list of nominees after the jump.
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Jessie J / February and March 2013 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 25th May 2012 at 8:00 am
 

Jessie J is now so massive, she’ll be touring UK and Irish arenas in early 2013. The tickets on this tour go on sale at 9 AM today (25 May).

Tuesday 26th February 2012 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Wednesday 27th February 2012 – Brighton Centre
Friday 1st March 2012 – Birmingham LG Arena
Saturday 2nd March 2012 – Manchester Arena
Sunday 3rd March 2012 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 5th March 2012 – Liverpool Echo Arena
Wednesday 6th March 2012 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 7th March 2012 – Bournemouth International Centre
Saturday 9th March 2012 – London O2 Arena
Tuesday 12th March 2012 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 14th March 2012 – Glasgow SECC
Friday 15th March 2012 – Aberdeen AECC
Sunday 17th March 2012 – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Monday 18th March 2012 – Dublin O2 Arena

 

Jessie J / October and November 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 1st June 2011 at 9:30 am
 

Jessie J has announced a sizable tour for the autumn. She’ll be gigging across the UK in October and November. Tickets go on sale on Friday (3 June) at 9 AM.

Monday 17th October 2011 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 19th October 2011 – Doncaster Dome
Friday 21st October 2011 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 22nd October 2011 – Liverpool University
Sunday 23rd October 2011 – Bournemouth International Centre
Wednesday 26th October 2011 – Bridlington Spa
Thursday 27th October 2011 – Plymouth Pavilions
Saturday 29th October 2011 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 30th October 2011 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 1st November 2011 – London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 3rd November 2011 – Brighton Centre

 
 
 

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