Who You Are – Jessie J

The legend that is Jessie J performs with just a boombox at Times Square in New York.

Who You Are” is the title track from Jessie’s upcoming album. Last month Jessie was announced as the winner of the 2011 BRIT Award’s Critics’ Choice Award! So happy for her, and so grateful to have seen her perform live so many times for free (because soon seeing her live is going to be really expensive!!)

“My message to young people would be ‘BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE‘ Do not ever think that it won’t get better. It will. You are not alone” – Jessie J

J.Cole – Losing my Balance

I’ve been thinking and talking about balance a lot recently.

I think it’s so important to live a balanced life.

Saying that I find I’m always struggling to find my own equilibrium.

I live such a multi-faceted life and I’m just one girl.

Don’t lose your balance.

Marketing Apprenticeships in the Live Arts!

If you live in Croydon, are aged 18-25 and love the arts, live music and want to gain invaluable work experience in the live arts marketing industry then I have the perfect opportunity for you!

Clocktower Arts are looking for 10 Founding Members to start up the Marketing Collective – a dynamic and vibrant team of young Croydonians from underrepresented groups who can help widen youth participation in the arts and want to learn about below-the-line marketing. The Marketing Collective will be working with the Clocktower Arts marketing team, a dedicated team of industry professionals.

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BEATOLOGY! TONIGHT!

If you are passionate about raw talent and live music, I want to see you at BEATOLOGY tonight!

It’s at Bluu Bar, Hoxton Square, from 7pm.

I will be there judging competitions and it’ll be great to meet some more live music lovers. It’s going to be an awesome night!

See you there! Come and say hi! 🙂

(Beatology is a Leslie Lewis-Walker creation)

PASSION

My wonderful lil sis took me to see Passion last night an intimate concert as a surprise ‘pick-me-up’ treat.

What an Angel. Thank you Em. x

Passion, who’d flown over all the way from San Fran to bless us, was absolutely amazing!

Here are three tracks to give you a taster of the soul food we got served (these songs really resonate with me):

For more marvellous melody, check Passion’s YouTube channel.

If you can though, try and see him live, he is touring the UK for the rest of the month!

Side note: He has a beautiful Faith.

Peace, love and Passion

NJ x

SOWETO!

I love this guy. *BUFFER*

Took my lil sis to see the multi-award winning Alton Saxophonist /Rapper Soweto Kinch perform an intimate set yesterday night and his unique fusion of sexy sax and sharp tongued lyrics against a backdrop of live Jazz (THE BASS! THE DOUBLE BASS!) took us on a truly magical musical journey.

Here’s an example of what we were blessed with:

Not only an outstanding musician, he is also socially conscious; heading up the Flyover Show – an annual free inner-city open air concert for his home town- Birmingham’s young people. Next one is May 29th 2010.

What a G.

Give me Pretty Wings

Maxwell – He is AH_MAZE_ZING live, the heart throb that he is, strumming my heart strings as he does…LOOK AT THAT FACE *SWOON*

Daley – Reppin’ the UK beautifully with an electrifying acoustic version…

Makes me reminisce about past conversations about my (in)visible pretty wing(s)… *insert passion-filled sigh here*

Sunday Sessions 21…

To embrace the hope that tomorrow holds, we must be willing to let go of today.

Boa sorte guapo x

Clubbing For Haiti

I’m fresh outta surgery and calling out to my wonderful blog readers direct from my recovery bed…

If you live in or around London, don’t send me flowers / grapes / cards. There’s something much more practical you can do to wish me well…

I want you ALL to head down to The Den tomorrow night (Wednesday 20th January) to help Haiti.

Ctrl Alt Shift has partnered with Somenight and True Tiger to put on an unbelievable charitable music event to raise money for our Haitian family.

Hundreds of thousands desperately need our help following last week’s catastrophic Earthquake and its aftermath.

The line-up is any UK music lover’s DREAM; DJs, MCs, rappers, singers from many genres, signed and unsigned, uniting to do what they do best for Haiti.

Wiley, Tinie Tempah, JME, Heartless Crew, Sway, MJ Cole, Shy FX, Mz Bratt, The Thirst and more are confirmed.

All you need to do is go with as much money as you can afford to give and be musically blessed by UK’s finest!

All proceeds will fund Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s response to the desperate humanitarian situation in Haiti.

For the full out-of-this-world line-up and more details please click here: http://www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/article/clubbing-haiti

* Date: Wednesday, 20th January
* Price: Minimum donation on the door ÂŁ5 (you know you can afford to give a hella lot more- NJ)
* Time: 10pm-5am
* Location: The Den & Centro, 18 West Central St, London WC1A 1JJ http://www.thedenandcentro.com/

There will be a raffle, so take extra cash for this and if you or your company have anything you can donate please e-mail yumna@ctrlaltshift.co.uk

If you are a guy and are able to volunteer your time on the night please e-mail sian@livity.co.uk

If you want to do more, you can ALSO donate directly to support Haiti here or here.

If like me you can’t make it (ABSOLUTELY GUTTED), you can still help!
Spread the word; share this link, e-mail everyone you know, use your free texts for a good cause, Tweet, Wastebook, phone calls, dare I say BBM?!

BASICALLY TELL EVERYONE.

Updates on how much money has been raised and how the aid is being distributed will be available at www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/haiti

We are one Human race. We are one family. Here in the UK we are so blessed, let’s show our love to our Haitian family in their time of need.

Love and Healing to Haiti.

I’m in LUV!

MUSIC IS LIFE.

So even though I was absolutely mash up after five fantastic days (and nights) showing my Brazilian brother @JonathasBarreto the wonders of London town, I ended up down @iluvlive this evening, mainly due to me checking out Jessie J’s MySpace and falling in love *swoon*…

I WAS BLOWN AWAY.

DALEY

@DaleyMusic

Think Maxwell, Dwele, Eric Roberson, D’Angelo (the best years) and Calvin Richardson. Then forget them all. Watch this, and TRY to imagine it’s beauty live, you won’t get the half, but it’s worth it for the half alone:

Women were CRYING. Really.

Check his MySpace for his original works and further blessing.

I found him backstage after his performance (that’s such a crap word) – can I call it a ‘soul-sermon-sung'(?) and got on my knees and bowed before him. (no blasphemy)

JESSIE J

@Jessiemusic1

I don’t really know where to start. I became a fan today after seeing the Twitter hype about this beautiful lady and checking her out online. Her talent is outofthisworld. She is also damn sexay. Swagger of a true Princess. Aura of of a Queen…

As soon as I arrived I searched her out and tried a chirpsing ting. I failed to get the digits *sigh* but I think she got the jist…

I was there to see her!

She is already, deservedly, making international waves having written the ‘Party in the USA‘ smash that is sung by Miley Cyrus and gave us a cheeky exclusive rendition of the original version as she wrote it- ‘ESSEX PARTY’!

Here is my fav song outta the ones she blessed us with. It shows how cool she is too! Imagine it live (again, the half is worth the time) with a room full of music-loving Jessie-wanting singalongers. BLISS.

Check the Princess’ MySpace for more joy.

I had such a blessed evening I have personally e-mailed the organiser my thanks and appreciation. If you attended and wish to do the same hit up Racheal at Impact Ventures.

With UK talent like this getting recognised and moving up and out, no one can contest the fact that the UK music industry is standing up, standing tall and proud and making waves.

I am so excited for these guys and their bright futures. May they continue to shine their talent on us, warming our souls, and the souls of many more, for many years to come.

To get on guestlist for i luv live, which is on with a fresh new line-up every Monday at Proud Galleries, Camden, e-mail my sweetheart sian@livity.co.uk

MUSIC IS LIFE.

Peace, Love and Treble Clefs x