Luke Friend – Hole in My Heart

After appearing on The X Factor in 2013, supporting The Vamps on tour and working on new material, Luke Friend is FINALLY back with his new single Hole in My Heart, which will be released in the UK on Sunday 29th March and can be pre-ordered NOW!

The track has elements of a nursery rhyme feel with its simplistic tune, however the raspy vocals and trademark tone of Luke’s voice provides a dynamic and exciting track with pure emotion which flows perfectly from start to finish.

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The video shows Luke wondering the streets after his love interest and shots of him performing the track with his guitar.

Hole in My Heart is the perfect track to debut Luke’s sound and will no doubt be successful and is our Brumotions pick of the week.

Friend also embarks on a six-date tour on April 18 in Totnes, ending in London on the 23rd.

Check out his debut track below and let us know what you think!

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Brumotions Playlist of the Week – Fusion Festival Special!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with a special FUSION FESTIVAL edition!

With less than a week left over until the Birmingham based festival, we figured… why not have an amazing playlist packed with the videos from the incredible acts gracing this year’s stage!

So here are 22 AMAZING tracks, including Saturday’s headliner Pitbull, with his newest track ‘Fireball’ and Sunday’s headliner Jessie J, with her incredible track ‘Bang Bang’ (featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).

And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in the next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on September 7th!

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Fusion Fest is the place to be!

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Here at Brumotions, we LOVE festival season (Even the British weather can’t damper our love of Music Festivals)

And we’ve reported TWICE already on the INCREDIBLE line-up for this years Fusion Festival in Birmingham!

And we have news that another 5 acts have been ANNOUNCED!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Longbridge and promises to be an AMAZING show, which will be bigger and better than last year – which seems like a hard task, but this line-up is proving this statement to be true.

With amazing acts like RIZZLE KICKS and M.O joining this year’s FANTASTIC headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J, the weekend looks to beat last years by miles!

With performance’s from the incredible DIZZEE RASCAL, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and PIXIE LOTT!

and the newly announced bunch: RIZZLE KICKS, WILKINSON, M.O, NINA NESBITT and AIDAN DAVIES!

We are unable to contain our EXCITEMENT!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY avaliable – With Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets available for everyone (VIP and Golden Circle Weekend & Sunday Tickets are now SOLD OUT!) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

So GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

If you haven’t already, why not check out what you can expect at the Festival, by watching last year’s highlight reel:

Birmingham Fusion Fest continues to impress!

Just last month, we at Brumotions reported on the AMAZING line-up for this years Fusion Festival!

And earlier this morning another 7 incredible acts were announced!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Long Bridge and promises to be bigger and better than last year – which we believe will be hard to match as it was an INCREDIBLE show!

However, we Brumoters are pretty estatic with the line-up announced so far!

Including, one of our favourite boy bands who will be performing at their ONLY festival show of the summer, THE WANTED!

And the lads who supported them on their last UK tour before their hiatus, THE VAMPS!

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And guess what guys?! They haven’t finished announcing all of the fantastic artists who will be appearing on this year’s line-up!

With ELLA HENDERSON, PIXIE LOTT, BECKY HILL, THE LOVEABLE ROGUES, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and THE WANTED, joining the already UNBELIEVABLE headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J and those already announced – the night already looks to beat last year’s event by a mile!

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With a number of performances from some of our personal favourite artists (and some of those we’ve already review), including LAWSON, UNION J and ELYAR FOX!

And the newly announced artists! And those who have yet to be announced!

We are currently unable to contain our excitement! Who’s with us!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY available – 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.

However, GET YOURS QUICKLY! as tickets are – unsurprisingly – FLYING OFF THE SHELF!

Or… Internet, we suppose…

However, if you are unable to get tickets, then DON’T WORRY! Fusion Festival have partnered with 4Music, who are now the OFFICIAL BROADCAST PARTNER for Fusion Festival’s second annual weekend music event and will air the concert as part of its summer festival coverage!

If you haven’t already, or weren’t in attendance at last year’s event, why not check out what you can expect by watching last year’s highlight reel:

 

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Stay Positive with Leo ‘Golden Child’ – PART 2!

So yesterday, we introduced you to the amazing Leo ‘Golden Child’ (If you haven’t already, check out Part 1 now!) and due to an incredibly hilarious and… long interview, we want to introduce you again with PART 2!

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Featuring both Leo himself, 23, and his manager, Mark Tolliss, here is the second half of our amazing interview alongside some of YOUR questions from Twitter.

Enjoy!

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


– So you’ve been added onto the Osfest line-up, how did that come about?

Leo: Well at the start, we had a lot of supporters saying that we should get involved with Osfest, so I brought it across with Mark and he said “We will get you into Osfest” with no hesitation, he just said that. So Mark went direct… and in a nutshell, after weeks of consistency, he made it happen and once again, it goes right back to the message of the music – Mark was talking about the genuineness, the school tour and the message and giving something back to the point where something had to give – they were more than happy to have me there and they want me there.

Mark: Carly Woodwood, the Events Director at Osfest is a lovely lady, but she must receive so many requests from people wanting to join the line-up. For me, as I said earlier, we’re nothing special, but we’re doing good because we want to and because it’s fun. So I just spoke to her and emailed her, telling her – this is what Leo is about, this is what we’re doing – my role is to be his manager, mentor, guide and guardian, I’m not here to make money. I told her that our ethics are exactly the same as the message we’re sending out.

Leo has been around for a couple of years, with his Union J stuff and onwards – from that, you don’t get a position on Osfest like that, it doesn’t happen. So the fact that it’s happened – we’re working hard, but it seems easy.

Leo: And enjoyable. We’ve had lots of positive feedback from the fans and I’m still not over it to be honest. Like I said, it’s the same if you’re studying… or you’re a manager, if you work hard – something has to give – So as much as it’s been a shock, it’s what we’ve achieved… It’s what our hard work has achieved.


– Is there anyone who you’re looking forward to seeing perform live yourself?

Leo: Conor Maynard I’d say… And meeting Union J again for the second time – especially as it’s more of a friendship now, so from Union J, who I’ve already supported, Luke Friend, Elyar Fox and Wiley, who I’ve already had a RT and comment back from on Twitter – So we’re at that stage now, where we’ve took it to another level, where it’s now a friendship. I’d probably say I’m most excited to see Union J though.

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– So any new song releases to look forward to?

Leo: We have a song out for release this month –  but I can’t release too much information on it, including the name. But it’s going to be epic, like all my songs, this one has a meaning to it – it’s more of a happy song.

Mark: It’s like the end of hurting, cause every song he’s doing – they’re about his life.

Leo: I mean, if you notice – like Mark said, they’re about my life. If you notice, I don’t do covers, all of my music is original and for an artist to get established without releasing covers is a hard task to do.

Mark: The fact Leo doesn’t do covers is, again, an absolute testament to him and his talent. Artists don’t really ever get noticed early on doing their own material. They normally have to do a lot of covers to get on the ‘scene’ before introducing their material, but Leo has been a one off – thankfully.


– What was the inspiration behind you track ‘Stay Positive’?

Leo: My inspiration was my mum – My mum and life. It’s about the way I felt at the time I wrote it, it was about staying positive and at the time, I was thinking ‘how can I stay positive?’ – I needed some source of positive character cause I didn’t have one really. I didn’t have that father figure around me. I didn’t have anybody I could really ring at this point – So I needed to do something as a backup.

So I’d say my mum was the biggest inspiration for that song… definitely.


– Now, the video has quite a lot of fan involvement, why did you decide to get them involved?

Leo: To put a legacy on… I want everyone to be positive! I genuinely wanted for that video – loads of smiles, loads of smiles and lots of different faces. Some people weren’t up for doing it and yet, other people were. I wanted people to see different characteristics, not just myself, so I thought – why not get everybody as a unit involved in this video.

It was a good way to get creative and do something for a good cause with a good song.

The song isn’t just a song and wasn’t supposed to be just a song, it’s more of an act – with real people smiling and staying positive – I just wanted to do something good.


 

So speaking of you amazing fans! We received quite a few questions from you guys on Twitter, so we asked and here is what Leo had to say!

– Which artists do you look up to? – @jadesaltx

Tinie Tempah.

– Whose your celebrity crush? – @jadesaltx

I have two: Fearne Cotton and Tich.

– What’s your childhood nickname? – @jadesaltx

In school, I was bullied a lot, I went to a school where everyone was different ethnicities, backgrounds and such – And I used to be picked on for being the darkest of the group. However, I decided to make a name for myself to stop people from saying stuff, so I decided to call myself Chalky – to resemble a chalk board.

– What is the best moment of your career so far? – @DaniTurner00

Meeting Mark – Definitely, no questions about it. He’s my manager and mentor, but has become like a father figure to me and I owe him such a lot. I have learnt so much about the industry, performing, etc. but I have learnt about life from him too. Our friendship is long term and I am thankful for that.

Mark: Wow, Can’t say anything other than thank you Leo! And I’m here for you throughout the whole journey!

– Which venue has been your favourite to perform at? – @thevamps5sos13

Buttermarket!

Mark: He did a gig at the Buttermarket, he does a lot at the Buttermarket – and Grant from there, supported him – to the point where, he doesn’t put Leo on first anymore – he puts him on second or third, ready to open the place up. It’s like… Leo did a gig there on Saturday (April 12th), supporting Tich and he was third on stage.

– Is there any advice or motto you live by? – @DaniTurner00

I would say, ‘Fly high like an eagle’ and ‘don’t settle for average.’

– Explain your music in five words? – @DaniTurner00

If I had to explain it in five words, they’d probably be: positive, story, emotional, creative and original.

– If you were to take the Queen on a date, where would you take her? – @_ortisewilliams

I’d probably say TGI’s. That way we can get deserts and chill out with chocolate waffles.

– Will you marry me? – @jadesaltx

Yes, of course!


So there you have it!

Leo ‘Golden Child’ is definitely one to look out for this year, with a list of amazing opportunities lined-up, we wish him all the best!

With great talent and an even better message being spread through his songs, Leo is the one to watch!

Thank you for all of your questions!

You can follow both Leo and Mark on Twitter:

@UKLeonardoUK

@MarkTolliss

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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:

 

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on Twitter – @Brumotions

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