Record company bosses and concert promoters may claim it sells, but Dame Kiri Te Kanawa deplores the sexualisation of female classical musicians.
The X Factor is a popularity contest where the judges are free to make unpopular decisions. It’s a competition where a cute smile and gorgeous dimples go a long way and being the “hated judge” only raises a jury member’s profile.
As the ratings and social media sing the praises of New Zealand’s latest entry in the talent show ring, Jessie Matthews not only has her feet firmly on the ground, she’s already looking further into the future. The soulful Hamilton songstress has secured a place in the X-Factor top 24, beating thousands to spend this weekend with mentor Stan Walker at his chosen retreat.
Bruno Mars has added a second Auckland date his Moonshine Jungle tour. The singer returns to New Zealand next year and this time around he brings along special guest and Grammy wining artist Miguel.
What: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Where: Vector Arena, Auckland When: Thursday, April 11 When reviewing an act like Robert Plant, you kind of hope that it’s terrible just so you have something else to write other than that it was incredible.
Sara Gilbert, host of female chat show The Talk, has announced that she is engaged to singer-songwriter Linda Perry.
If artists are described as legendary they are often either dead or an excitable journalist couldn’t find a better adjective. And then there are artists like Mavis Staples
Michael Buble claims many singers are like “robots” because their vocals all sound the same. The star has waded into the auto tuning debate, which sees recording studios use special software to improve people’s pitch and sound.
BYE BYE MANCHESTER Melanie Pain (Border) With her second album, Melanie Pain has well and truly left behind the “one of various singers” tag she had with French band Nouvelle Vague.
Is Superstar Rihanna Planning of Starting a Family with On-Again BF Chris Brown? She Asked her Label When Would Be the Best Time to Take Off Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown are reportedly planning to have a baby together. The duo is yet to confirm their relationship status, but if the grapevine is to be […]