Kingsland Road are Dirty Dancing into our hearts!

Kingsland Road impressed their dedicated fans at their SOLD OUT show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night with a jam packed, energetic performance!

The East London formed group came to Birmingham as part of their debut tour across the UK.

KingslandRoadBirmingham.jpgThe group consisting of Matt, Connor, Josh, Jay and Thompson entertained both the old and new K-Landers with a range of songs, including the one’s that are set to feature on their EP, which will be released August 10th!

Four support acts were included during the gig, acoustic performers Jess Havens and Ellie Rose’s vocals wowed the sold out crowd during their own twenty minute sets!

Then Canary Swing took to the stage, bringing an incredible amount of energy and talent with them that left the crowd wanting more, before rapper Jessica Alice took to the stage with an equal and amazing amount of stage presence to those before her.

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Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for, Kingsland Road ran onto the stage and performed ‘Walk Away’, a track set to appear on their EP, which their highly dedicated fans had already learnt the lyrics to and proceeded to shout them back to the ecstatic lads.

The boys incredible set featured tracks for both the old and new fans, including a small, hilarious performance of ‘My Dog’ for the older fans and a cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’, which was posted to their YouTube channel in February.

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The group, more popularly known for appearing on the tenth series of The X Factor, had the packed venue singing and dancing along throughout their entire performance, ensuring that everyone was thoroughly entertained!

Kingsland Road rounded off their incredible performance with their debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’, which is another track to feature on the groups debut EP!

We definitely recommend going to see Kingsland Road live as they have the talent (both singing and dancing) and an impressive setlist, which is without a doubt, going to take them far. We have no doubts, that – like they did last night – the group will keep you thoroughly entertained and leave you wanting more!

Brumotions gives their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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You can pre-order their brand new, self-titled EP, which will be available from August 10th on iTunes!

Why not watch the video of their performance of ‘Treasure’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

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The Vamps ARE somebody to us!

Yesterday afternoon, The Vamps held a surprise show in Birmingham for hundreds of fans, who couldn’t have been more excited to see the group perform in the city once again.

Bradley Simpson, Connor Ball, James McVey and Tristan Evans worked in association with Free Radio to plan the exclusive event, held in the Rainbow pub in Digbeth, within only 24 hours.

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The lads sang all of their released singles, including their newest track ‘Somebody to You’ and their version of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Cecilia’, much to the excitement of their highly dedicated fans, some of which had waiting from 1:30am that morning!

Although their performance was impressive and enjoyable to sing along to and the Q&A session held in the centre of their set had the fans joking along with the lads, the long wait for fans was wrapped up in a half hour event.

The band are set to embark of their own UK tour in September and October this year (with another being planned for next year!), which features a scheduled performance at Birmingham’s NIA on October 5th. You can also catch the lads at this years Fusion Festival!

We recommend seeing their group live, especially with a longer setlist, with more tracks from their debut album ‘Meet The Vamps’.

Brumotions give their performance 3/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance of ‘Somebody to You’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

Canary Swing Just Wanna Dance With Somebody!

After touring around the country with FutureProof, Canary Swing ended the tour with a BANG at the London Islington Academy on June 1st, alongside artists such as Tich, Rewind, Kingsland Road and many more!

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Canary Swing, made up of Ben Crook (Bass), Sam Blake (Drums), Cory Gaffney (Guitar) and George Crump (Vocals & Guitar) entertained the audience with an array of pop/rock originals, each with a summery and feel good sound which left us humming along to the tunes hours after.

The group finished their set with crowd favourite ‘Second Star to the Right’, which gained an electric reception and is also the band’s latest single which can currently be bought through ITunes!

They also left the audience dancing around to Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ which was an unusual but incredible cover choice for the young, pop/rock band.

Canary Swing had great audience interaction as the lads entertained the relentless crowd – who were looking forward to the artists placed later on the bill – introducing each member as sexy, which gained large cheers from an array of dedicated fans, some of which had travelled far to see their favourites!

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Overall we enjoyed Canary Swing’s performance – although this band had previously gone unnoticed by our Brumoters, we were slightly unsure at first and took a little while to get into the group, but we instantly began to like the boys who grew on us throughout their set and therefore we would like to find out more about this band!

Canary Swing’s EP ‘The Flight’ is out NOW!

Brumotions gives them 4/5 Microphones!

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It’s Never Too Late to love Kingsland Road

On June 1st, many teens flocked to the Islington Academy in London for the FutureProof party, featuring FutureProof (obviously!), Loveable Rogues, Rewind and of course, Kingsland Road – just to name a few of the acts which appeared on the jam packed line-up.

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We recently reported on Kingsland Road and how much we LOVE what they’re doing and after hearing their new material, which will feature on their EP (out August 17th) – it will definitely not disappoint!

The band seem to have steered away from the ‘X-Factor’ image that had swamped them – swapping those brightly coloured, matching suits for a more edgier style, which also seems to be reflected within their new musical direction.

But don’t worry!

This is NOT a bad thing! Kingsland Road are still those cheeky charmers that you (and we) fell in love with – we are FINALLY seeing the REAL Kingsland Road through the music that they always wanted to produce! – On their own terms!

The band, consisting of Jay, Josh, Connor, Thompson and Matt (Left to Right) sent the venue into a complete uproar as many ecstatic fans had traveled from around the country to hear the group’s new material.

Their set was both energetic and fun, with a number of new tracks being performed including Shoreline and Walk Away. However, the lads did break out into some of our older favourites like Lemon Tree which featured some good ‘ol Kingsland Road thrusting!

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Kingsland Road’s cover of Ellie Goulding’s Burn had both the crowd and the band jumping, leaving behind an electric atmosphere and had everyone claiming that it was better than the original!

The fivesomes vocals were undeniably strong (even though Connor tweeted that he had a cold), their set seemed particularly polished, even though it’s a fairly new set-up and these songs have been performed only once or twice before!

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The friendship between the lads is obvious within their stage presence and it’s clear to see why they perform so well with one another!

Kingsland Road finished their set with Heaven Knows – during which a number of incredibly lucky girls were serenaded by the boys as they jumped into the crowd, a smaller numbers of those girls also got particularly friendly with both Connor and Josh as they tugged up their shirts to feel their abs (looks like someone has been hitting the gym).

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Here at Brumotions, we definitely recommend that you see Kingsland Road live!

The band are embarking on their own tour in August, in an effort to promote their new single ‘Dirty Dancer’ and their EP, both of which are released in August!

Although the Birmingham gig has already SOLD OUT, why not try and see the lads elsewhere as the journey will be well worth it!

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Brumotions give them 5/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance for ‘Lemon Tree’ from the gig on Sunday and let us know what you think!

And if you don’t already, make sure to follow them on Twitter:

@Kingslandrd

@ConnorKingsland

@Josh_Kingsland

@Matt_Kingsland

@ThompsKingsland

@Jay_Kingsland

The ‘OR’ Game with… Leo ‘Golden Child’

When we complete interviews with some of the amazing artists around, we at Brumotions like to play a little game called ‘OR’!

The basic rules are to give the artists two separate options and have them choose the one they like most… For example, Pepsi or Coca Cola!

This particular game of ‘OR’ was completed with the amazing Leo ‘Golden Child’ who’s interview you can read online now!

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Click here to read Part 1! and here for Part 2!

and Enjoy our game of ‘OR’!


– Nando’s OR McDonalds:

Nando’s.

 

–  X Factor OR The Voice:

The Voice.

 

Twitter OR Facebook:

Twitter.

 

Big Gig OR Intimate Gig:

Intimate Gig.

 

Tea OR Coffee:

Coffee.

 

– Maths OR English:

English.

 

– No TV OR No Phone:

No TV.

 

– Vampire OR Werewolf:

Werewolf.

 

Skip Summer OR Skip Winter:

Skip Summer.

 

– Ability to Fly OR Turn Invisible:

Invisibility.

 

– The Wanted OR One Direction:

The Wanted.

 

– Fulfill your biggest wish OR Resolve your biggest regret:

Resolve my biggest regret.


So there you have it!

Leo ‘Golden Child’ has great talent and an even better message being spread through his songs, so we recommend you keep an eye out as Leo is the one to watch!

If we have another interview with any other of the amazing artists we mention on our website, why not submit some of your own ‘OR’ questions which will be asked during the interview!

Follow us at: Brumotions

You can follow both Leo and his manager, Mark on Twitter:

@UKLeonardoUK

@MarkTolliss

VMG Live shows Wolverhampton really does have talent!

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Yesterday, hundreds of screaming girls attended View My Gig Live in Wolverhampton featuring some of the country’s finest new music talent, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and they were not disappointed.

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Fans were treated to an array of performances from up and coming artists including singer and guitarist Joseph Neal, Aiden Hancock and Liberty Grant who opened the event with a powerful rendition of ‘Say Something’ by Christina Aguilera, with other artists including the extremely talented, Marc Williams and Leo Golden Child plus special guests.

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The second View My Gig Live had many highlights including an exclusive duet with crowd favourites Josh Brennan and Alex Wallhead who left the crowd wanting more. Another highlight was Luke Towler, who was a firm fan favourite who livened up the crowd with his rendition of 5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect whilst also making fans swoon by singing in both English and Spanish.Luke

Many fans got the chance to meet their idols, take photos and have a chat both before and after the artists sets, the gig was relaxed where artists joined the crowd to support other artists on stage.

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The event was headlined by last year’s Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jordan O’Keefe who impressed the crowd with his raw vocal talent and use of loop pedal which provided a unique twist to his set. Jordan wowed the crowd with a range of both covers and original songs making them his own proving he definitely has talent.

Although many fans by this point seemed disinterested, Jordan was a great choice for headline act, showcasing great talent and stage presence and we recommend you go and see him live!

Here at Brumotions we give the overall gig 4/5 Microphones!

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(All images are taken from VMGImages and VMG Live)

 

Capital Exposed The Vamps

400 lucky Vampette’s attended the Capital Exposed event featuring The Vamps in Birmingham at South and City College yesterday afternoon and were not disappointed.

The group, based from various locations across the UK – performed at the Secret Location to raise money for ‘Help A Capital Child’.

The quartet consisting of Tristan, James, Connor and Birmingham’s own Brad (Left to Right) captivated their dedicated fans who managed to get one of the 300 tickets available online or one of the 100 tickets won through competitions.

Although the group’s set was impressive and the crowd were entertained with the live recorded advertisements, the set was short and only three songs were played, including: ‘Wildheart’ and ‘Last Night’.

Throughout the event, fans were able to win some band merchandise, everyone received free tickets to Alton Towers and one lucky fan managed to meet the band backstage!

The band are soon embarking on their own UK tour, for which tickets go on sale on April 26th, we recommend seeing this group live, especially with a longer setlist – the lads have the talent and already have a large following to make it far!

Brumotions give their performance 3/5 Microphones!

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(No images or video footage included is our own)

Check out our review of The Vamps’ Last Night single here: https://brumotions.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/the-vamps-last-night/