Stay Positive with Leo ‘Golden Child’ – PART 1!

Here at Brumotions, we LOVE discovering new artists!

And although Leo ‘Golden Child’ has already received amazing opportunities within his career so far, we decided to meet with the young star and see what he has planned and allow you all to discover the talent that is: Leo ‘Golden Child’!

An interview with lots of laughter and a few more serious notes with Leo himself, 23, and his manager, Mark Tolliss took place along with some of your questions and we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we did conducting it.

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His songs have great meaning and spread messages for good causes to connect with those that hear it and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this artist, just as we have.

Make sure to check out his music video, ‘Stay Positive’, below and read the interview with the amazing, Leo ‘Golden Child’!:

 


– Why don’t you tell us about yourself, what makes Leo, Leo?

Leo: What makes Leo, Leo? I’d say unique, not your average musician, just being me really – I’m an artist, as well as being a role model, as well as being a young carer – So it’s not just about being an artist but the whole holistic approach of being just myself really.

Mark: I met Leo… Just over four years ago, while he was working at Marks & Spencers – he was on the till at the time and I was yawning, so he said “Oh, have you been working hard?” and I said, “Yeah, I’m gigging tonight as well.”

“Gigging, what do you mean?” – it was as simple as that, so I explained what I did and he said that he was interested in it as well, but he felt the need to work on his singing. So I offered him advice and vocal coaching, but more for the mindset than simply singing a certain way. For me it was all about self confidence to allow the natural voice and talent out. He brought his mother, Patricia with him and we got on fantastically well. It all began by accident really.

Leo: That’s why I say fate. When things are going to happen… they happen.

Mark: So the Golden Family carried on…

Leo: And it will carry on for many years!


– So you’ve supported a few people including Tich and Union J, what have your career highlights been so far?

Leo: I’d say the Union J show… that was possibly my biggest show – the turnout for that was epic! I was in a position where there were thousands there and to be in that position where I tore it up and won the crowd over – so I’d say that. However, the school tour that I’m on at the moment has been the most monumental.


– Do you prefer to play your own shows? Or for the larger acts?

Leo: I don’t mind really, I prefer to work with big acts. However, the approach when I’m performing myself is a bit more personal. I can relate with the audience so I would say possibly on my own to be honest.


– So who would you love to support on tour?

Leo: Tinie Tempah, definitely, definitely.


– So what exactly are you fans called? We decided to have a little creative session earlier and came up with Golden Children.

Leo: It used to be Golden Children at one point, but it’s the Golden Family. We normally say Golden Family really, the fans generally just make their own up with golden in front of it – it’s cool.


– How’s the school tour been so far?

Leo: It’s been interesting, monumental, emotional and it’s been exciting. I’ve definitely took my career to another caliber. It’s a testimony to my life story really, the questions I have been asked so far have been pretty memorable – they’ve been both funny and also emotional with the responses we’ve received like students having problems at home – including those I can relate to, it’s been touching to the point where we’ve had tears.

Mark: People have been emailing us from various schools we’ve been to – we’re not councilors but when we’re connecting with these people and hearing their stories. We get stuff like “Leo’s lyrics mean so much to me because my parents are splitting up” and “I get bullied and have considered taking my own life” – that’s deep and we were there… If Leo hadn’t of been performing there or reached out, who would they have spoken to? So we’ve alerted the right people to make sure these youngsters aren’t left out on a limb or feeling alone.

We are giving supporters ‘real music’ and at the same time, an outlet for them. To speak to, to get things off their chest and even feel like they have a friend. When we say we are ‘saving’ some young people from themselves, it is exactly that, you’re giving people that lifeline so they have someone to talk to. We’re just normal people, Leo’s had a touch life, and I’m his friend more than his manager – it’s just so enjoyable to watch this lad, more genuine than anything, going out to do what he wants to do – you can’t beat that.


– So do you have any more schools lined-up?

Leo: I should crack the diary out. It’s moving at a rapid pace – but we’re trying to get more in the Birmingham area as we’d like more gigs on our doorstep. I’d love to stick with the school tour – we actually discussed this on the way here and I said that it’s what is needed! It’s what creating a legacy is about and it’s what people want to hear.

Mark: I can honestly say that with the response we’ve had so far and the feedback from pupils, we will continued to the school tour for the coming years… it’s so rewarding.


– Any plans for international gigs? Especially as you have your French Street Team?

Leo: We actually have some stuff happening over there soon, we have a secret video shoot – which we can’t give you much detail into, but it’s going to be epic – but yes, we’re doing that over there (Paris) and meeting the street team. We’re also meeting a few people from the States, like in Colorado, Holland and also Germany. The interest has been massive but it is all stemming from the ‘message’ we’re sending out.

Mark: This has all come from people actually following and being interested in what we’re doing – they like the message that Leo’s putting out there. We’ve had quite a few anti-bullying campaigns wanting to work with us – I’ve seen it many times already and yet still, sometimes when I watch Leo and see those kids completely drawn in and listening to what he’s saying – tears.

Leo: It’s gotten to the point with school tours where, we’re in magazine and random publications that we didn’t even know we were going to be mentioned in. Half of them we aren’t aware of – the message is that strong, it’s creating waves and we’re not even aware of the waves. So it’s viral and essential – I always strongly believe that you shouldn’t create music if you don’t have anything to talk about – if you don’t have a story to tell, there’s no purpose.


So that’s all for PART 1 of our interview with Leo ‘Golden Child’!

Make sure to check out Part 2 TOMORROW! Where we’ll be discussing OsFest, A new song release and the inspiration behind his track ‘Stay Positive’.

He’ll also be answering some of your questions from Twitter!

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow Leo and Mark on Twitter:

@UKLeonardoUK

@MarkTolliss

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Introducing Hollywood Ending…

With so many new artists appearing on the music scene, we have once again completed a search both far and wide! (though luckily this one was closer to home…) and we want to introduce you all to the amazing band that is… Hollywood Ending!

Although we – here at Brumotions – had listened to these guys nearly two years ago. We finally gained the chance to see them live at this years OMG Live event in Birmingham (alongside Union J and Lawson).

Consisting of Tyler, Cameron, Dan and Chris (the last of which is related to the incredible James Bourne from Busted), the band have appeared on many tours across the US and Canada.

But don’t you guys worry!

The lads are staying in the UK for a while, to not only support McBusted on their tour from May 11th until the end, but you can also catch them on their very own, headlining tour in June!

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Hollywood Ending are a young group of lads who love to have fun on stage and their relentless energy is contagious and will leave you dancing and singing along!

With an incredible arsenal of songs and amazing musical talent, these boys are definitely one’s to look out for and we recommend that you take advantage and see them on their headlining UK tour in June!

You can also order their brand new EP ‘Anywhere’, which is available NOW on iTunes!

And why not check out a few of our favourite videos by the boys below:

Follow Hollywood Ending on Twitter:

@HWoodEnding

@HollywoodTyler

@HollywoodCamB

@HollywoodDanny

@HollywoodChrisB

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Covers of the Week – She Looks So Perfect!

Here at Brumotions, we love to constantly shake things up!

Therefore we decided that we’re going to alternate between our usual weekly playlist and our new ‘Covers of the Week’ – for which we will be taking a song and giving you all a taste of some of our favourite cover versions of it!

So for our first ever ‘Covers of the Week’, we have chosen…

5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect!

Here is the original version of this incredible and already popular single!

But after a long search, through the greatness that is YouTube, why not look at our top 5 favourites below!


Against The Current – @ATC_BAND

 

An Honest Year – @AnHonestYear

 

Brad Kavanagh – @BradKavanagh

 

Fourth and Coast  – @fourthandcoast

 

IM5 – @IM5band


So what do you guys think? Let us know

And also make sure to check out our next ‘Covers of the Week’ on the 12th of May!

Loving Union J is Easy!

With an incredible line-up planned throughout the day and night, OMG Live was nothing short of a success as the Forum Live stage at the LG Arena was jam packed on Thursday night!

The event – with joint headliners Lawson and Union J – held an electric atmosphere with fans being able to alternate between seeing their favourite artists, some fresh faces on the music scene or stand in the sun of ‘The Yard’ with an amazing DJ set!

But like the majority of those attending the event, we made sure to see the incredible group that is… Union J!

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The quartet, consisting of Josh, George, Jaymi and JJ grew in success during their time on Series 9 of the X Factor UK and have since released their debut album and three singles, which have all reached the Top 10 in the UK.

Fans were ecstatic to see the boys perform in Birmingham once again and were thoroughly entertained as the lads proceeded to have a laugh with one another much to the delight of their dedicated J-Cats.

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Union J impressed with their relentless energy and obviously catchy tunes, making the atmosphere in the arena electric as their fans screamed the lyrics back at them, from the various songs they performed from their debut, self-titled album, including: ‘Beethoven’, ‘Head in the Clouds’ and ‘Lucky Ones’.

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The groups second and third singles, ‘Beautiful Life’ and ‘Loving You Is Easy’ rounded off their incredible setlist – which was unfortunately too short for our liking as only 7 songs were performed.

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Union J are definitely a group that people need to experience a live performance of.

They’re great fun, especially when showing their individual personalities, and also with great voices and incredibly catchy tunes, you will not be disappointed!

With the promise of a second album on the way, make sure to keep an eye out!

You can also see them at this years Fusion Festival! Tickets are on sale NOW!

Brumotions give their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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Nobody does it like Lawson!

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Many teens flocked to OMG Live yesterday at the LG Arena – Forum Live stage, for the event which featured both up and coming musicians, DJ’s and some of the finest names in pop including Ollie Marland and Hollywood Ending, to name a few.

The event was also joint headlined with Union J, where the night ended with possibly the most attractive band in pop – Lawson.

The band, consisting of Joel, Andy, Adam and Ryan burst onto the pop scene after gigging around the country and gaining a dedicated following of Geese (yes- the animal).

The band worked up the crowd with their high energy performance giving the venue an electric atmosphere. Fans were ecstatic to see the band after their time away from the spotlight to write their new material in which Front man, Andy Brown promises will be great.

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Lawson make their performances look effortless, mixed with their great vocals and contagious personalities and stage presence just shows they belong on the stage, entertaining their adoring fans.

Lawson captivated the mainly teen female audience, with an array of their hits including, first single ‘When She Was Mine’, ‘Brokenhearted’ and ‘Learn to Love again’ mixed in with a surprise mash up cover of Swedish House Mafia’s – ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ and Flo Rida’s -‘Good Feeling’ which left the crowd wanting more.

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The boys seemed stunned by the crowd reaction to their third single, Standing in the Dark, where they stopped and listened to the crowd sing the verse and chorus before continuing to play, showing their appreciation to the fans.

Unfortunately, their set list only consisted of 6 songs, which left us wanting more of Lawson.  The event felt a little rushed near the end as it was running over schedule meaning many had to leave early missing Lawson’s most recent single ‘Juliet’ which was a great ending to a great set.

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Here at Brumotions we recommend that you see Lawson Live especially on their own tour as they are talented and know how to entertain and play an exciting live show.

 Lawson are currently writing new material, and their new single will be out soon!

You can also see them at this years Fusion Festival! Tickets are on sale NOW!

We give their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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We love ALL of Kingsland Road

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One of our favourite boy bands, Kingsland Road have just dropped their new cover of John Legend’s All of Me.

At first we were a little apprehensive – to say the least – as the boys are known for their upbeat interpretations of songs – however, after listening (in Nandos might we add). We, at Brumotions absolutely love it and we know you will too.

Kingsland Road, made up of Jay, Josh, Connor, Matt and Thompson recently burst onto the music scene gaining a loyal following of fans known as KLanders. (find out a little more about them in our previous introducing post).

Their cover of All of Me will make you instantly smile with their infectious personalities which come across in the song and the video giving the slow song – The Kingsland Treatment.

Here at Brumotions, we have heard many covers of this song and Kingsland Road’s will not disappoint – they make the song their own with their on-point harmonies and great individual vocals, mixed with the use of ukulele and box drum giving the song an instant summery, feel good factor and something that’s a little bit different to the covers you are used to hearing.

With a combination of good chemistry, great style, dreamy good looks and those obvious cheeky personalities- and yes, we clocked that little wink to the camera -We think it’s clear that Kingsland Road are currently one of our favourite artists.

We can’t wait to see what the band have planned next as they are very talented… and it also helps that they’re rather attractive.

Check out the video below:

 

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Birmingham! Are you ready? For Fusion Festival!

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It’s that time of the year again! Festival Season!

And earlier this morning, Capital FM announced 10 acts to make up this years incredible line-up for Fusion Festival!

Based at Cofton Park in Longbridge, Fusion promises to be bigger and better than it’s debut, last year! (And we have to admit, it was amazing!)

With headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J – the night is expected to be entertaining, exciting and incredible!

And we simply can’t wait!

With performance’s from some of our favourite (and also previous reviewed by us, here at Brumotions) artists, including NEON JUNGLE and ELYAR FOX and also soon to be reviewed – LAWSON and UNION J!

Can you feel our EXCITEMENT!!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are available on Sunday – With Weekend Tickets or Day Tickets Available for everyone (with VIP, Golden Circle and Standard tickets being sold) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

Don’t forget to get yours!

Why not get hyped up for this years incredible event, by watching last years highlight reel:

 

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