I just cannot get the new single from Christine and the Queens out of my head. It is being played a lot on Radio 2 so that could explain a little bit why this is happening to me. It's not a bad song at all in fact it's really catchy.
It's called '5 Dollars' and I just love it. It's not a massive big dance track but a nice soft pop tune and it makes me feel so relaxed and chilled. Heloise Letissier from Christine and the Queens has such a distinctive voice, and I'm glad she doesn't hide her French accent as some artists tend to do because it adds to her classy and sexy. sound.
The new single comes from the new album 'Chris' which also features the single 'Girlfriend' and many other brilliant tunes. A great feature to this album is that you get all the tracks in English and then all of them in French too. Fabulous.....so now I'm listening to '5 Dollars' or should I say '5 dols'........I'm a bit rusty but can remember some of my French lessons......it's giving me a nice refresher lesson.
You see, not just a fantastic sounding album and single but educational too. It is available on all the downloading and streaming services so go and take a listen. If you would like any more information about Christine and the Queens go to www.christineandthequeens.com
I first caught sight of her on The Graham Norton Show when she performed 'Tilted' and was just hooked from then on. The choreography she puts to her performances are awesome and I found it almost hypnotic watching her.....she is very cool.
So that's my ear worm at the moment, sounds awful and like I need some cream but it's not, all is ok health wise it's just my favourite tune and my ears are very happy.
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If you did catch last weeks Proms in the Park and caught Rock Choir performing you will have heard Caroline Redman Lusher and the Rock Choir Vocal Group's rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. Oh and us lot singing along too in the crowd but you can also buy the single now on all of those fancy music download things so please go and purchase it.
It really is a lovely arrangement and has been a delight to sing as a choir even recording it ourselves earlier this year at Abbey Road Studios. Yes had to mention it again ha ha.
Since Rock Choir's performance last weekend and our flash mob we have all received a lovely email from Caroline herself and from Anthony Cherry the Producer of Proms in the Park. They were both amazed by our presence and how quickly we whipped our tops off to reveal those fabulous Rock Choir t-shirts. We were the talk of the Proms apparently and there was even a 'same time next year hint' well we'll see!! Watch this space, well watch Hyde Park's space.
So we are about to start a new Rock Choir term with the fast and furious song 'Footloose' which I can't wait for.....bring it on. For now though go and download that single and keep coming back for more Rock Choir news.
Thank you so much for reading, I will return tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday....take care!!
Oh wow what a weekend!! I have never been to Proms in the Park before and I can say we had a really fun day. We had been planning for months with Rock Choir a secret flash mob to coincide with the main performance involving Caroline Redman Lusher (the creator of Rock Choir) and the Rock Choir leaders.
It was so good to be able to unleash the t-shirts and get dancing.....'Dancing in the Street' to be exact, that was the opening song and the one we flash mobbed Hyde Park with. It was so exciting to able to play a part in the day, I was going to say a small part but there were about 10,000 of us Rockies there in full voice. It was hard to believe that from the first secret email from Caroline telling us all about the plans for Hyde Park that we were there putting all those plans into action. I think it went quite well as well. The atmosphere was amazing.
We were also able to sing along with the rest of the Rock Choir set including songs such as 'Walking on Broken Glass', 'Hallelujah', 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Don't Stop Me Now'. Caroline and the Rock Choir Leaders looked absolutely fantastic in their glamorous attire and sounded so good, not just at the beginning but through out the evening, providing backing vocals to some of the main acts.
Picnics were devoured and wine drank, flags were waved and friends were made from Rock Choirs everywhere, what a great experience and one I won't forget. This event is so well organised from the moment you come in to when you leave, everything is there for you to enjoy and yes even the toilets are good and I've experienced some dreadful festival toilets.
Artists on the day included The Wandering Hearts, Albert Hammond, Lisa Stansfield, Matt Goss, Joseph Calleja, Josh Groban, saxophonist Jess Gillam and headliner Gladys Knight. We were also treated to a performance by the cast of Bat Out of Hell which is showing at the Dominion Theatre in London. I know!!! What a great line up eh? The finale of the Last Night of the Proms classics such as 'Land of Hope and Glory', 'Rule Britannia' and 'Jerusalem' just gave me goosebumps especially with everyone joining in with The National Anthem and 'Auld Lang Syne'....made us feel all patriotic. There was a lot of love in that park as the day came to a end.
Well done to Michael Ball who just kept the whole event flowing and was so entertaining.....he is a big a fan of Rock Choir too, our honorary member now. If you would like a little look at the Rock Choir performance with added flash mob you can catch it here:
The music continued to the next day with Radio 2's Festival in a Day including Lenny Kravitz, Rita Ora, The Band of Love, All Saints, The Shires, Boyzone, Manic Street Preachers and headlining this event was the fabulous Kylie Minogue. I pressed my red button and watched the whole lot with the rest of Hyde Park again.
The highlight of the day has to go to Kylie.....did you see them? Kylie and Jason (Donovan) reunited for 'Especially For You'. Oh I nearly burst with excitement I think it was all a bit last minute as far as I've seen. He popped over on his bike to come and give her some support and next minute he was there in front of thousands of screaming people. Awww it was fantastic though, I've been waiting along time for that moment. She was also joined by Rick Astley later on as well, I was in 80's heaven. Great show again, it must be quite good to go to both events, bit exhausting and maybe a bit expensive but doable.
If us Rockies have taken over social media, bear with us as when we have an experience like this then we certainly want the world to know, it's because we love what we do. I hope you enjoyed Proms in the Park if you listened on Radio 2, let me know what your favourite moment was if there was one. If you've never been I can recommend it.....maybe see you there next year?
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Well a lot happens in a week eh? It was only on my last Music Monday how I was saying how much I loved waking up to Chris Evans, not literally but on the Radio sillies. Now after a big announcement this morning he has decided to leave Radio 2.
I was going on how I loved a giggle and how I admired his energy but now in the space of a week it's all change. Well not yet as he is working out his notice until Christmas and I must say I wish him all the luck in the world but speculation has started as to who will take over.
Big shoes to fill but I do think Sara Cox would be brilliant. She has covered for Chris a lot and fits in like a natural. I love the way she makes you feel that she's also in the room having a natter over breakfast and that's the way it should be. She's funny but not over powering, definitely my choice for the job.
I still can't believe it and I can't also believe that Chris has been on the Breakfast show for eight years, where has that time gone? Everyone wondered if he would be able to do a good job especially after the king of breakfast Sir Terry Wogan but he did and he made it his own, not only being a good music lover, interviewer and entertainer but he raised astronomical amounts of money for Children in Need. He really is a good guy and I believe he is going back to Virgin Radio, does he feel he needs to rest some ghosts after his previous stint there or is it just a good offer with his family growing the way it is?
Who knows, this won't be a decision he's made lightly and they say to leave when you are at the top. We don't like change but for someone else it will be a great challenge and lets go easy on the new guy or gal. I'm going to miss him but I get that he needs to move on. I will mot likely stay with Radio 2 but may have a sneaky little listen to Virgin Radio if I miss him too much.
I still favour my radio in the morning even after this shock news, all the best to Chris and also to the new presenter.
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