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Taylor Swift Joins Forces with Band Hero – Xbox

Taylor Swift - band heroVideo game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero’s in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favourite chart-topping hits ‘You Belong With Me,’ ‘Picture To Burn’ and ‘Love Story’ in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season – Band Hero.  Allowing budding pop stars the ability to perform with friends and family in living rooms across the globe or take their newfound fame on the road as they command center stage with their band anywhere they choose, Band Hero confirmed today additional songs from both the console and Nintendo DS™ Lite set lists, comprised of the most fun to play, chart-topping hits. When the games ship on November 3, fans can live out their music fantasies as they step on stage as their favourite music superstars, including singer/songwriter Taylor Swift and Maroon 5’s Continue reading →

Maroon 5 recently just launched their own Twitter page

adam-levine Sometimes Plan B can put Plan A to shame. Singer/guitarist Adam Levine, guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bass player Mickey Madden and drummer Ryan Dusick would second that emotion, seeing as how their first shot at the big time got them some rave notices, but not much else. Now, their second shot, in the form of neo-soul rock outfit Maroon 5, thanks to 2 songs, “Harder To Breathe” and “This Love”, has the LA-based Maroon 5 looking like the Cinderella story for 2005. Released as a single way back in the summer of 2002, seventeen months later “Harder To Breathe” hit #4 at top 40 radio. Over 500 live shows, including opening stints for John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Train, and Counting Crows, and now a consistent headline act in its own right, has helped to underscore a list of reasons why Maroon 5′s debut CD, Songs About Jane, had already sold more than 3,000,000 records and gotten the guys on the Tonight Show twice, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. The next single, “This Love” was #1 at top 40, VH1 and MTV, simultaneously! It was also the first song ever to be certified as a platinum download. But perhaps we’re getting ahead of ourselves. What about Plan A?  Known as Kara’s Flowers, Levine, Carmichael and Madden were the toast of their West LA high school (Dusick, who’d known Levine since they were nine and seven, respectively, had already graduated). Here they were, 17 years old and making a CD with legendary

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New Band: Cavalier

cavalierCavalier are a British rock band comprising vocalist/guitarist Tom Harries, his brother James on the keys, Guy Prall on lead guitar, Rick Brearley on bass guitar and Mark Stormont on the drums. The band was formed by four of the members who met at Durham University. Brothers Tom and James approached Rick and Mark having watched them perform in a club. By the end of the first practice session there was obvious chemistry, and the guys made an effort to get together as much as possible. Once Guy, a friend of Toms, was added to the band Cavalier was complete. The band quickly made a name for themselves around the City with their first major event being a charity festival in Exeter in 2008. The band recorded their first E.P. late 2008.

Cavalier works because of an organic and decisive approach to songwriting blended with the musicianship of people from very different disciplines – rock, funk, jazz, classical and blues. This results in powerful, beautiful and inspirational songs. Think infectious melodies, soaring guitar riffs, tinkling pianos and an outstanding rhythm section.

They draw influences from a wide-range including Coldplay, Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, The Fray, Jason Mraz, Dire Straits, Train, Rascal Flatts, Goo Goo Dolls, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds Five, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Pete Yorn, U2, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Tour dates:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Cavalier live @ O2 Academy 2 Islington
16 Parkfield Street, Islington, LO N1 0PS (United Kingdom) – Map
020 7288 4400  Set: 10:00 PM
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages
 Tickets: 6 pounds 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Cavalier Live @ The Cobden Club
170 Kensal Rd, London, LO W10 5BN (United Kingdom) – Map
020 8960 4222  Set: 9:45 PM
Doors: 8:00 PM
 Tickets: £5 
  Other Info: 4-5 Song Set
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Cavalier Live @ The Bullet Bar
147 Kentish Town Road, London, LO NW1 8PD (United Kingdom) – Map
020 7485 6040  Set: 8:00 PM
Doors: 7:00 PM
 Tickets: free 
 Saturday, July 4, 2009
Cavalier live @ Private Charity Party
Kent, (United Kingdom) – Map
 Set: 7:00 PM 
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Cavalier Live @ Private Charity party for Cancer Research
Devon, SW (United Kingdom) – Map
 Set: 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM

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