Music

Music Highlight: Brandon Hutcheson – Don’t Say

Music Highlight: Brandon Hutcheson – Don’t Say

This week’s EILE Music Highlight is Toronto-based pop artist, Brandon Hutcheson, who has released a mixture of upbeat melodies and ardent lyrics create the framework for his new single, “Don’t Say,” a testament to heartbreak caused by past relationships. “Don’t Say” is now available for streaming and download on digital music platforms worldwide. 

Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Legendary gay singer Elton John, who has sold 300 million records and raised almost half a billion dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS, marked a new milestone on Monday: His own commemorative coin issued by Britain’s Royal Mint. The coin is the second in the Royal Mint’s Music Legend series celebrating British bands and singers.

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga will premiere globally on Netflix next Friday, 26 June. Written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele Starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Melissanthi Mahut, Mikael Persbrandt, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Graham Norton, Demi Lovato and Pierce Brosnan When aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel […]

ZEROPUNKT release digital single in aid of St Vincent De Paul

ZEROPUNKT release digital single in aid of St Vincent De Paul

Dublin improvisers, Zeropunkt, are releasing a digital single in aid of St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to deal with fallout from COVID 19. The spontaneously composed guitar, bass, and drums piece, entitled German Windows, is drawn from their forthcoming album Clap Your Hands Say No, which will appear in Summer 2020. The track is available […]

(UPDATE: Rescheduled) Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza

(UPDATE: Rescheduled) Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza

Link: Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza  Update: This has now been rescheduled for later in the week according to their Facebook page. (Please note: Changed from 16th to 17th) Click on the link above, and tune in at 8pm this evening, Sunday, 17th, for the Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza – a PPE fundraiser. You can’t have […]

And the music plays on….Closer by the Tin Pigeons

And the music plays on….Closer by the Tin Pigeons

By Frances Winston For many artists the CoVid lockdown is proving extremely frustrating. Perhaps especially for musicians, as they can have a wonderful track due to land, but no way of getting it out there, as shooting a music video to promote it has become nigh on impossible. Unless you are UK indie band, the […]

Film Review: The Beastie Boys Story

Film Review: The Beastie Boys Story

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Spike Jonze – Starring: Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz Available to stream on Apple+ This is yet another victim of the current Coronavirus crisis. Originally scheduled to debut at the South by Southwest festival, which was of course cancelled, it was then pencilled in for a limited release from April […]

Streisand among stars staging coronavirus fundraiser for LGBT+ centres

Streisand among stars staging coronavirus fundraiser for LGBT+ centres

American comedian Billy Eichner and Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh on Sunday kicked off an event of music, comedy and personal stories to raise funds for the LGBT+ community during the coronavirus pandemic. Pop musicians, actors and politicians mainly from the United States, all performed or gave rallying calls from their homes during the Together […]

One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers

One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and many more artists and healthcare experts raise funds for global COVID-19 response efforts. Learn more at GlobalCitizen.org/TogetherAtHome. Register to become a Global Citizen at: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/    

GIG Review: Forever Young Virtual Festival – Sat. 11 April

GIG Review: Forever Young Virtual Festival – Sat. 11 April

Gig Review By Frances Winston Forever Young Virtual Festival Saturday 11th April 2020. Online in your living room. €2 with all proceeds going to purchase PPE equipment for frontline workers Your friendly neighbourhood reviewer is back, after what feels like an eternity. But with the world shut down, there isn’t much to review. Until now. […]