#BLESSED THE SOLO PROJECT OF COCKNEY REJECTS BASS PLAYER TONY VAN FRATER

 

THE SOLO PROJECT OF COCKNEY REJECTS BASS PLAYER TONY VAN FRATER 1964 – 2015

Tony Van Frater, together with his cousin Tom Spencer (on Bass) and Paul Jackson (on vocals) formed the band “Van Frater” The album hosts some of our closest friends on drums and keyboards along with guests, Mick Geggus (who performs lead vocals on Wait a While) and Steve “Cast Iron” Smith (who wrote the lyrics for The Longest Road).

Tony decided to call the album “Blessed” as this was how he felt growing up in the 70’s where so many musicians had influenced him. Tragically on 29th October 2015 Tony passed away.

There will be a “Limited” number of hard copy albums available, giving fans an opportunity to own a piece of the history that is “Tony Van Frater”

 

 

For more details, release dates and pre- order click here

 

 

2018!

Here we are in 2018!! Happy New Year Everyone, I hope it brings you everything you wish for and more. keep planting those seeds, keep working hard Remember…. believe, achieve, succeed, aim high and don’t settle for anything less than your worth!

 

Sirius Music Had a very busy end to 2017. Mainly supporting our local music venue “Bridgehouse 2” where over the years we have had the pleasure of watching our managed bands perform with  support from friends  from out of area, introducing them to the London scene.

It has been a real struggle for music venues, the sad recent news of “Roof Gardrens” closing its doors, another venue we have proudly watched our artists perform at, such a welcoming venue, beautiful, very sad to see it go, but under current circumstances, understandable why the decision was made.

Several venues are still fighting the increase with high rents, at this rate we will have nothing left to showcase new talent! Good to see Legends such as Sir Paul McCartney step in to support, having started at live music venues themselves , they appreciate their worth.

I truly hope today MP’s vote in favour on “Agent of Change” to show support to the live music industry in the UK.

 

since 2015 Music Venue Trust has been campaigning for the UK Government to introduce Agent of Change into UK Law.

John Spellar MP is introducing a Private Members Bill on January 10th 2018 which would make Agent of Change a reality.

The Agent of Change principle is not complicated or controversial , it’s simple common sense:Agent of Changes  says that the person or business responsible for change is responsible for managing the impact of the change.

This means that an apartment block to be built near an established live music venue would have to pay for soundproofing, while a live music venue opening in a residential area would be responsible for the costs. A resident who moves next door to a music venue would, in law, be assessed as having made that decision.

Understanding that there’s going to be some music noise, and a music venue that buys a new PA would be expected to carry out tests to make sure its noise emissions don’t increase.

At the moment the UK Law says that whoever is making a nuisance is always responsible for that nuisance. if a noise exists, you can deliberately move next to it and demand it be turned off and UK Law will support you. You can build balsawood huts next door  to a music venue and simply wait for your residents to complain and the venue will have to pay all the costs to reduce their noise.

This is unfair and unreasonable. John Spellar’s bill will stop it.

We need to send a strong and powerful message to Parliament that the UK’s Grassroots music venues are important to our local communities and to our music industry.

It’s simple common sense to protect music venues from people moving into new flats next door and complaining they can hear music, and insist that developers who want to build next door to music venues take the responsibility of making sure our music venues can continue to be in our Towns and Cities.

 

Lets make a difference together…

 

( Some wording taken from Agent of Change) Sirius Music support the Agent of Change

 

Children In Need Update

A Fantastic Night was had by all involved, £400 was raised in total. Turn out could have been better BUT not bad for 3 weeks planning!

We would like to Thank those who attended and showed their support.

Thank you to Bridgehouse 2 for the venue, The Artists: Wake Up Leo, Dom Clark Trio, Shayne Wiskin (DJ) , El’tee and Avenoir Records, Billy Hayes. Pearly King George, Akylah Rodriguez and Wandsworth Radio.

 

Billy Hayes Music

Dom Clark Trio

Award winner – El’tee

Wake Up Leo

DjJ Shayne Wiskin

Pearly King George and Sirius Music Joanne Wiskin

Sirius Music presents a Night of Entertainment in aid of Children In Need 2017 (BBC)

On Friday 17th November 2017 , The Legendary Bridgehouse 2 live music venue in East London, opens its doors to the general public at 8pm, to host a night of Entertainment in aid of BBC Children in need,  Presented by Sirius Music.

Everyone involved will be donating their time and talent to raise money for this very worthy cause The well known and televised BBC Children In Need.

Children In Need’s first ever Children In Need fundraising event was held on Christmas Day in 1927. It was a five minute radio broadcast that raised £1,143, in 1955, the appeal was shown on television for the first time.

BBC Children In Need is the BBC’s UK Charity, since 1980 it has raised over £890 million to help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the uk.

Pudsey The Charities famous Mascot made his first TV appearance in 1985 and instantly transformed the Children In Need brand. He was created by BBC designer Joanna Ball, and took his name from her home town in Yorkshire.

The late Sir Terry Wogan famously presented BBC Children in need  for 35 years until 2014, on January 31st 2016 he sadly passed away from Cancer aged 77.  Sir Terry hosted alongside Fearne Cotton, and many Celebrities from 1980 to 2014,  to date his friends continue his legacy.

Singer/Songwriter Katie Melua pays homage to Sir Terry with this years Children In Need single “Fields of Gold” one of Terry’s favourite songs.

Jo Wiskin (Sirius Music) qoutes: “I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Terry Wogan when I was personally invited with Lookalike friends into the audience of BBC Children In Need in 2005, he came and shook our hands and thanked us for our support and donation. Sir Terry was someone I enjoyed watching on TV growing up; when we met him he was so humble, so friendly, and such a Character”, A great loss to Children In Need and the Entertainment Industry.

Music has always played a huge part in BBC Children In Need, on Thursday 19th October, the BBC staged “Rock the 80’s”, a very special fundraising concert was held at the SSE Arena, Wembley, celebrating the decade in which BBC Children in Need’s first major appeal took place. Presented by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox with Ross Kemp who reported from behind the scenes – Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Imagination – Leee John, Jason Donovan, Katrina and The Waves, Nick Heyward, OMD, UB40 to name but a few iconic 80’s stars , concert goers fully embraced the retro theme. This will be aired on Monday 13th November on BBC1.

Check out www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk  for full details of the Charity and who they support and how to donate.

On Friday 17th November 2017 (The televised appeal night) Bridgehouse 2 will host, presented by Sirius Music, local singers, songwriters, musicians , instrumentalists; all of who are donating their time and talent to support BBC Children In Need. We would love you to attend and show your support! and enjoy the music.

Tickets are £8 in advance £10 on the door. (All Proceeds to BBC Children In Need)

Time : 8pm till late

 

CONFIRMED ARTISTS :

Wake Up Leo  www.wakeupleo.com

Dom Clark Music www.domclarkmusic.com

Billy Hayes Music https://www.facebook.com/BillyHayesMusic/

El’tee www.thisiseltee.com   courtesy of Avenoirrecords.com

Shayne Wiskin (DJ set after performances)  soundcloud.com/mrwiskin

Event will be Hosted by Radio and TV Presenter Akylah Rodriguez

@akylahofficial  www.wandsworthradio.com 

and supported by Radio Presenter Nick Pearmain @MrNickPearmain  www.fm1fm.com

 

 

Stereophonics UK Tour 2018

Being a “Massive” Stereophonics fan, nothing excites me more than hearing news of the “new album” release “SCREAM ABOVE THE SOUNDS” due out Oct 27th 2017 (pre order now) by visiting their website www.stereophonics.com

UK Tour – 2018, Feb 23rd onwards kicking off in Aberdeen finishing in Dublin.

I have my tickets for “Wembley” Album on pre- order, Cannot wait to blog about this!

Stereophonics – Band Members

Kelly Jones – Vocals & Guitar

Richard Jones – Bass & Guitar

Jamie Morrison – Drums

Adam Zindani – Guitar & Vocals

Genre Indie/Rock

Record Label – Stylus Records

Nettwerk Management

I just “Love” Everything about this band, from Kelly’s Unique Husky vocals & stage presence to Morrison’s drumming (even in his socks) ,the guitar riffs, the catchy Lyrics & individuality of each song. They are awesome live full set up or acoustic. Having seen them perform at an intimate gig last year I can’t wait to see them Rock Wembley!.

 

Check out this fantastic fan group on Facebook Click here

 

 

Grime is making positive headlines

 

Grime music emerged from East London in the early 2000’s and is certainly an influential music genre for the young maturing males of the London area with many attempting to reach out through there own attempts and with the abilities of social media now, there is certainly an exposure to a vast audience.

Over the years, grime has become more mainstream especially with the original breakthrough of artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Wiley and Lethal Bizzle and then of course whilst around for many years, the more recent success of artists such as Ghetts, Skepta and the media sought after Stormzy; this no further evidenced with the 2017 Brit Awards and coverage of grime and the amazing performance of Ed Sheeran with ‘Shape of You/Castle on the Hill’ featuring Stormzy himself; and whilst no awards were won I am sure this was no less an award for grime and a show that there is certainly a demand for it…. We just cannot wait to see what comes next.

 

Sirius Music Launches New Site

Sirius Music launches our new blog themed website. After many years in the entertainment industry and working with many artists for development and management and indeed the entertainment industry as a whole our attention has turned to sharing our experiences; writing about what we feel is important and indeed becoming a place of information… Sharing what we care about.