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N-Dubz Tulisa plans to launch her solo career

Tulisa

Tulisa

The singer’s band mate, Dappy, has already announced his plans for a solo album while the band take a year-long break, and Tulisa is hoping to join him, and release a record with a dance group Swedish House Mafia.

She told UK radio station Choice FM: “I’d like to make a combination of things. I want to get on a bit of dance stuff. I’d love to work with someone like Swedish House Mafia, try something different.

“I also want to do acoustic things, just work from scratch with instruments whether it be strings or piano and just real melodic music. That’s what I’d like to do. Some nice ballads as well. Because that’s what I’m about really, growing up.”

Tulisa was quick to assure that N-Dubz – completed by producer Fazer – will return and their current break is only so they can pursue other projects temporarily.

She added: “We’ll be back and we’re always a part of the N-Dubz brand and we’re not going anywhere. It’s just basically a band, doing solo projects on the side.”

N-Dubz have been trying to teach Red Hot Chili Peppers British slang.

N-Dubz have been trying to teach Red Hot Chili Peppers British slang.

N-Dubz have been trying to teach Red Hot Chili Peppers British slang.

The London based hip-hop group are presently promoting themselves in the US, where lead rapper Dappy said he tried to teach the funk band his vernacular.

He said: ‘ had to tell ‘em straight, ‘this might not be Shakespeare but this is how I talk, bruv’. They definitely didn’t get ‘Peng’. Peng means fit, sexy, good looking.”

The ‘Girls’ hitmaker ‘ who stars in N-Dubz alongside singer Tulisa and producer Fazer ‘ said the ‘Californication’ group’s frontman, Anthony Keidis, initially recognised him because of his trademark headwear ‘ a beanie cap.

He added to Q magazine: ‘Anthony had heard of us, which was amazing. Well, he knew the hat – it’s, like, my calling card.”

N-Dubz recently revealed they are planning to take a fishing trip together after completing their next tour in April, to help keep their working relationship on track.

Tulisa said: ‘ love fishing. We’re all going to France together and are just going to camp by the river and fish every day and night.

” The trip’s more about Dappy and I, to sort of build up a relationship again as cousins.

“You get so caught up at work that you end up losing the family vibe and just hating each other as work colleagues.’

Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers are working on their latest album in Los Angeles.

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach

Diana Vickers joins T4 On The Beach. T4 On The Beach, sponsored by Aygo by Toyota, returns to Weston-super-Mare on Sunday 4th July and today Channel 4 announces yet more of the dazzling chart-toppers who will be performing at the UK’s best beach party. X Factor finalist Diana Vickers will make her first appearance on the beach, following on from her spectacular success over the past month. This week, she celebrated her debut album ‘Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree’, which shot straight to the top of the UK album charts just a fortnight after her debut single ‘Once’ reached number one in the Official UK Top 40. Pop sensations The Saturdays will return to the beach for a second year after a stunning debut in 2009. The quintet will belt out hit tracks from their second album ‘Wordshaker’, including ‘Forever Is Over’ and ‘Ego’, as the girls get ready to get the crowd dancing in the sand.R’n’B king Taio Cruz will also be joining the line-up, fresh from his successful collaboration with pop diva Ke$ha. The ‘Dirty Picture’ star has had a good year, with his smash-hit single ‘Break Your Heart’ storming to number one in the US Billboard Chart and UK singles chart and he will showcase his unique talent to the T4 crowd for the second consecutive year.After receiving plaudits for his debut single ‘I Need You Tonight’ from pop princess Lily Allen, fast emerging English rapper Professor Green will make his T4 On The Beach debut. The singer will showcase his rapping skills to the bumper crowd, ahead of what is shaping up to be a promising debut year for the East London artist.There are very few tickets left so fans hoping to head to the beach to enjoy the action are advised to snap them up quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at £37 and can be bought from Ticketmaster (0844 847 1743) and www.channel4.com/t4. Channel 4 has already revealed a number of acts who will be performing at the event with JLS, N-Dubz, Jason Derulo, Tinie Tempah, Alexandra Burke, Scouting for Girls, Pixie Lott, Chipmunk and Ellie Goulding already confirmed for the summer bill.  More acts and special surprises will be revealed over the coming months so fans are advised to keep tuning in to T4 weekends, the T4 website www.channel4.com/t4 social network profile pages for all the latest news and exclusives.

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up

Mystery Jets join Somerset House line-up. The courtyard of Somerset House has played host to an inspirational line-up for the past eight years, and 2010’s season will be no exception. This year, London’s premiere open air venue have invited Air, Corinne Bailey Rae, Florence + The Machine, Mystery Jets, N-Dubz, Noah & the Whale, Soul II Soul, The Temper Trap, and The xx to headline, with a further announcement of headliners and supports to be made very soon. Tickets go on sale on the 26th March.    This year’s programme brings together five different musical strands of young London; Camberwell’s Florence, Twickenham’s Mystery Jets and Noah & The Whale, Camden’s N-Dubz, and Wandsworth’s The xx. The Series finale is a rare live outing from London legends Soul II Soul, celebrating the 21 year anniversary of the seminal ‘Club Classics Vol.1’. In addition, N-Dubz’s headline show will feature special guests and collaborations, and open with a performance by a group of young, breaking artists from across London who will have taken part in the What Next workshop programme run by Somerset House in association with Bigga Fish and Metropolis Music. Further details to be announced.  Eagerly awaited shows from Air, Corinne Bailey Rae, and The Temper Trap, and two further headliners to be revealed soon, complete a line-up that’s set to make the Summer Series at Somerset House in 2010 very special indeed.     For priority booking for Summer Series 2010 and to be kept informed about events at Somerset House please sign-up here: www.somersethouse.org.uk/music

Dates are:

July 8 MYSTERY JETS
July 9 AIR
July 10 NOAH & THE WHALE
July 11 N-DUBZ
July 12 THE TEMPER TRAP
July 13 THE XX
July 14 TBA
July 15 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
July 16 CORINNE BAILEY RAE
July 17 TBA
July 18 SOUL II SOUL

New rock music channel LAVA to launch

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

New rock music channel LAVA launches 29 March 2010 on SKY 378, providing a platform for young rock and indie musicians.   This is the latest venture from Mushroom TV, the production company behind Channel AKA (formerly Channel U), who are aiming to repeat the success of AKA within a new genre.   LAVA will cover all rock sub-genres from Heavy Metal & Punk Rock to Grunge, Indie Rock and & Nu Metal and features unsigned acts from around the UK such as Deaf Havana, You Me At Six and Enter Shikari alongside classic and brand new Rock music. The motivation behind the launch is to uncover unsigned talent from the rock scene, before anyone else.  Channel AKA helped to launch the careers of triple award winners and platinum selling Grime artists N-Dubz; Number 1 artist Tinchy Stryder; MOBO winner Chipmunk, and Mercury prize winner and Number 1 artist Dizzee Rascal to name but a few. AKA has been the first and only station to broadcast many up & coming Grime artists on music television, offering an opportunity to build a UK-wide fan base and to help bring them to the attention of record labels and artist management.    AKA has also given many presenters a starting point for their future success, before he joined MTV to host the British version of Pimp My Ride, Tim Westwood had a show on Channel AKA, Radio 1 D.J’s Ace & Vis begun their media journey by hosting The Illout Show and MTV’s Scottie B had his TV debut with The Channel U Christmas Special. The Channel AKA and Lava formats allow the viewer to be in full control of the play list via a voting system, meaning that you only have to see the videos that you want to see.

www.mushroomtv.co.uk

UB40 to headline Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium

UB40 to headline Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium. Legendary Midlanders, UB40, are headlining a spectacular outdoor concert at Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st May 2010.  The evergreen supergroup top the bill at the May Bank Holiday event – ‘The Spring Happening’ – which also features urban giants N-Dubz, supported by the Specials frontman and original rude boy, Neville Staple, and Midlands Ska heroes The Beat. UB40’s appearance coincides with their release of ‘Labour of Love IV’ earlier this month, the first Labour of Love album since ‘Labour of Love III’ 12 years ago. Their headline appearance at The Spring Happening is their only confirmed show in the Midlands this year.   “This promises to be a great event,’ said Mark Ellis from The Spring Happening’s Promoters, Unique Live Events. ‘The line-up is awesome and there’s definitely something in there to suit every taste and era.  ‘The Spring Happening will be a great Bank Holiday day out for all the family. The facilities at the Banks’s Stadium are first class and this will be the outdoor event of 2010. ‘We have some fantastic acts already in place and are talking to other artists to add to the line-up.’ Tickets for The Spring Happening will be on sale shortly from The Banks s Stadium Ticket Office. The all-day event starts at 2.00pm with doors opening at 12 noon. For more information, visit www.springhappening.com

JLS and Robbie to clean up at the REAL Brits

Jack the Lad Swing
Jack the Lad Swing

JLS and Robbie to clean up at the REAL Brits.  UK Music lovers show who they really want to win Brit Awards ahead of tonight’s event.   JLS and Robbie Williams are the undisputed champions of the 2010 Brit awards – and the event hasn’t even happened yet. Music video streaming site MUZU.TV polled over 5,000 Britons all last week to find out which artists we most want to win. Despite critics claiming that this year’s awards will be dominated by the women, the public have voted otherwise. Every day last week, MUZU.TV put hot favourite Brit nominees up against each other, to battle it out for the public vote on its ‘Video Fight Club’. Fans voted for the artists they think deserve to win in each category. The results of the REAL Brits are:  · The most popular artist of the entire poll was international heart-throb Robbie Williams. The cheeky northerner gave Calvin Harris, Dizzy Rascal and Paulo Nutini a run for their money, winning a staggering 98% of votes for the British Male Solo award.
· X-Factor stars, JLS, have clearly also won the hearts of the nation – 77% of those polled voted for the boy band to win British Breakthrough Act.
· Diva Leona Lewis stole 97% of the votes to win the Best Female Solo Artist, leaving Pixie Lott and Bat for Lashes in the shade
· According to British music fans, Florence and the Machine should be taking home the Best Album gong. The flame haired crooner had 51% of the public’s vote, beating Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen.
· 73% of us want Tinchy Stryder to walk away with Best Single for his track ‘Number One’, featuring N-Dubz. The pint sized urban music star, who’s monocle is ‘Star in the Hood’, stomped all over competition from Alexandra Burke, Alesha Dixon and Cheryl Cole
· Indie and rock fans around the country showed support for Kasabian, who won 62% of all votes to win Best Group.

The Brits will take place on Tonight 16 February at London’s Earls Court Arena commemorating 30 shows of the best in British music

JLS beat Robbie Williams to top of album chart

JLSJLS have beaten Robbie Williams to the top of the UK albums chart today (November 15) with their self-titled debut album.  The boyband’s effort out-sold Williams’ new effort ‘Reality Killed The Video Star’ by around 2,000 copies, leaving the former Take That member at Number Two in the chart. Elsewhere in the chart Biffy Clyro went in at Number Eight with their new album ‘Only Continue reading →

War Child to recieve ‘BEMOBO’ Award

war_child2Today the MOBO Awards are delighted to announce, ahead of their 14th annual ceremony on the 30TH September, that the ‘BEMOBO’ Award will be presented to War Child.   Selected for its ongoing commitment to children suffering from the most brutal effects of war in the world’s harshest war zones and the outstanding results it has achieved through music and music therapy since its inception in Continue reading →

Pixie Lott joins Orange Monkey Hologram Gigs

pixie_lott_fToday Orange announced a series of Orange Monkey Hologram Gigs set to take place in five shopping centres around the UK and featuring hologram performances from ‘Mama Do’ singing sensation Pixie Lott, MOBO Award winning N-Dubz and the UK’s ‘Number One’ Tinchy Stryder. The UK’s first ever multi artist hologram tour celebrates the launch of Monkey, Orange’s brand new Pay As You Go tariff with 4Music, which gives you free music and text messages just for topping up £10 a month. Kicking off at Lakeside Centre on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, the gigs will continue for a consecutive four weekends at Birmingham’s Bullring, Sheffield’s Meadowhall, Bristol’s Cabots Circus and Manchester’s Continue reading →

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