I posted recently that I had been watching the fabulous drama 'Keeping Faith' here is that post about the series.....whats-wrong-with-the-end-of-the-week.html I can't rave enough about this and if you haven't watched it go and catch up on BBC iplayer.
Although I'm glued to the drama itself I couldn't help but become taken away by the music accompanying it. I got looking at the credits and found Amy Wadge. A bit late to the party I feel, I may be ashamed to say I'd never heard of her and I'm so glad I do now as she's just amazing.
Grammy Award winning Amy is well known to most, but obviously I missed the memo, for her collaborations with numerous artists including Ed Sheeran and Kylie but her own material and her voice is so soothing and one of the best I've heard in ages. I am a bit addicted to the Keeping Faith EP but I have torn myself away and have worked my way through most of her solo work and I love it. Walking Disaster is a great song, upbeat and it's great for singing along to in the car, makes me smile this one.
If you've been reading my posts about Rock Choir, well you'll we have been learning 'Don't Leave Me This Way'. If you are a Rockie reading this then go and listen to Amy's version it is quite different but really good. She totally rocks those 'set me free's' and 'come satisfy me's'.....makes it sound so easy.
I am gonna go back and listen to 'Faith's Song' as it's on a constant loop so please go check this woman out......here is some information about Amy on her website at....
and I will leave you with Faith's Song by Amy Wadge here on You Tube......
Thank you for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday, yes more tea.....one can never have too much tea.
Take care me lovelies xx
Yes it's that time again......I've been through Ravel's Bolero and All By Myself was my last addiction but now I just cannot get this song out of my head. It is.....Time To Say Goodbye.
I'm not sure who's version I've got stuck in my brain but it's there, operatic, loud and proud. it's a funny one to have as an ear worm as most of it is in Italian so when I decide to sing it out loud I struggle slightly as my Italian, well it's a bit rusty to be honest. I think if I just stick a few 'macaronis' in there I may get away with it (sorry to all Italians). Suppose it's a slight improvement on Bolero as that one doesn't contain lyrics. I just hummed along to Bolero.
I'm fully there when singing Time To Say Goodbye - Con te Partiro, which means 'with you I leave' I'll have you know. I have my full on opera voice and complete diva attitude going on, I think I'm some sort of frustrated performer in my subconscious. It's quite sad really as I may have been an opera singer or more likely have been one in a past life.
That's probably what ear worms are, not just songs that stick in our heads but past long lost memories from another life. Woah!! Well wish it had shown itself earlier then I could have be earning royalties from it. No such luck eh?
Francesco Sartori did write the music and Lucio Quarantotto wrote the lyrics to this beautiful powerful song. It was brought to life by Andrea Bocelli originally and then in 1996 he duetted with Sarah Brightman topping the charts across Europe.
There have been many covers of this song and I'm still trying to decide which I love the most, I love Andrea's and Sarah's as it's so powerful but I do like the version by Katherine Jenkins too. Il Divo also have a great rendition of it as well as Russell Watson and Hayley Westenra, ooooh love a bit of Russell. So the jury's out on that one really. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them as it's just a classic song. It makes me well up with emotion if I'm honest and I would have to say it would have to go down as one of my all time favs.
That is probably why it's my latest ear worm - because I love it. So hey pretty little song, you stay there in my head if you like, there are worse songs that could be in there I can tell you.
Thanks for reading, let me know if this song is one you like, which version is your favourite? Let me know. For now though take and join me tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday.
Oh look at that 90's leather rock look, ahhhhhh remember it well. Now I feel old when I realise that this song is 27 years old this month. Where did that time go? I was celebrating my 21st when this was around. The memories are all flooding back.
More Than Words by Extreme is our next song to learn at Rock Choir which I start on tomorrow. I love this song and quite liked Extreme back in the day, like most gals I thought Nuno Bettencourt was a bit of eye candy (he's the one on the left, sultry, long hair). The video for this song is really good, it's filmed in black and white, instruments down apart from the acoustic guitars and one you can hold your lighter up to and sing along, which they actually do in the video.
It's the classic 90's rock band who flicked their long locks of hair back and switched from head banging to seductive romantic ballad material. It worked as it was a massive hit in the states reaching number one in the Billboard charts and number two here in the UK.
So I think it will be lovely for Rock Choir and personally can't wait to learn it, pretty familiar with it so half way there but I'm interested to hear what it sounds like after it's been 'Rock Choir'd. Exciting!! If you would like to join in the fun with us at Rock Choir you can still get in touch for your free taster at www.rockchoir.com We have a lot of good events and performances coming up this year with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Choirs including a Summer Ball and a trip to record at the famous Abbey Road Studios. Eeeeeeeeek!
I'll leave you with the link to our new song......thank you for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now, take care.
More Than Words by Extreme youtu.be/UrIiLvg58SY
.......Well it didn't go to who I thought it would!!! Oh my goodness, I think I would like a word with whoever made this decision. Sue from the Brew is on a rant......I'm feeling a bit tense, well I was this morning when I saw this tweet......
Now I loved the film Coco and reviewed it a while ago and I actually loved this song but for it to beat 'This Is Me' from The Greatest Showman, I do not think so. That song oozes so much passion it still gets me all emotional when I listen to it and believe me I have listened to it a million times. It's a song that says stuff it, this is me, I've been through a lot of stuff so take me as I am because I don't care anymore.....I am great!!. It has become such an anthem, an empowering chant and what I think will be the song of the year so why it didn't get the Oscar I have no idea.
Keala Settle performed 'This Is Me' at the Oscar ceremony yesterday with all her heart and even became emotional half way through, that's how it gets you, that's how it makes you feel, so I can only think that the award panel must have had an emotional bypass somewhere. I really thought it was in the bag.
Oh never mind, I'm gutted and in my head I'm actually one of the non winners who have a camera stuffed in their face just as they have had their dream shattered. Oh yeah now I've got to clap and be happy. I'm sure we all are really and I am chuffed for anyone who wins an Oscar it's a great achievement, well done to the Coco team. I think anyone who has seen The Greatest Showman will have expected a win but it will still remain to me an amazing song and soundtrack.
Another musical winner on the night was Best Music: Original Score for The Shape of Water. This is a truly beautiful score if you've not heard it. If you watched the BAFTAS a few weeks ago you would would have seen an opening performance by Cirque du Soleil to the music from this film and it was mesmerising. I've yet to see the film but from all the awards it's won it looks like it may be one to watch.
Congratulations to all the winners from the actors and to everyone behind the scenes, the people who write the scripts, compose the music, create sound, lighting and those who are responsible for the wardrobe, make up and hair. You certainly realise what it takes to make a movie and I love to see all these people whose names you would only read at the end credits if you stay that long after a film.
What do you think? Did 'Remember Me' deserve the win? Let me know your views. For now though take care of yourselves and join me gain tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday.
Today is about anything to do with my love of music, whether it be reviews of concerts and gigs or shouting out my favourite tunes and my experiences at Rock Choir!