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|Posted on 26 August, 2017 at 0:40|
Island singer/songwriter BeX, performing on a Wightlink ferry
ISLE of Wight singer/songwriter BeX has joined the likes of REM, the Pet Shop Boys, Blondie and Paul McCartney on a new playlist celebrating the Isle of Wight.
BeX’s single Time to Stop the Rain has been added to Wightlink’s Sounds of Summer Spotify playlist after topping a public vote in a competition run in partnership with the Isle of Wight County Press.
Wootton-born BeX’s song received almost 500 of the near 700 votes cast for six original songs performed and put forward by Island artists.
Besides a spot on the Sounds of Summer playlist alongside some stellar names, BeX will also be given the chance to perform a gig on board a Wightlink sailing and also a free passage for her and her band to a future mainland gig.
The rest of the Sounds of Summer playlist features 75 songs nominated by Wightlink customers.Marketing and Innovation Director Stuart James said: “We wanted to create an iconic soundtrack to the summer of 2017. A soundtrack which people can download, share, stream, and listen to whenever they like – recapturing that happy, Isle of Wight holiday feeling.
“BeX’s song fits in perfectly with the spirit of Sounds of Summer and takes a worthy place alongside many other great tunes. BeX has already performed an on board concert for us during this year’s Isle of Wight Festival and we will be delighted to welcome her back for another performance.”
BeX said: “I am thrilled to hear my debut single Time To Stop The Rain has been chosen for the Wightlink Sounds of Summer competition and Spotify playlist, a big thank you to everyone who voted.”
Songs by Island artists also chosen for the playlist by the general Wightlink vote include Derek Sandy’s Welcome to the Isle of Wight and Nakamarra’s Temptress. Many other songs are by bands who have played at Island music festivals. A County Press reporter
The Sounds of Summer playlist is available at http://www.wightlink.co.uk/do/sounds-of-summer/
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|Posted on 7 August, 2017 at 9:55|
|Posted on 19 July, 2017 at 10:55|
BeX and her band will be performing at this year’s legendary Cowes Week on Saturday 5th August for the BBC Introducing Solent Stage – this is the first time the BBC Introducing Solent team have done this event. The show will take place at Shepards Wharf Marina during Cowes Week with some of the most up and coming artist in the South, with BeX providing her live set, from which she will perform songs from her debut album “Story So Far” catch her set late afternoon on Saturday...
BeX will then travel to the Wickham Festival on Sunday 6th August for her debut festival performance in the Hampshire countryside for a 1pm [45 minute] slot on the second main stage [Big Top], with songs from her debut album and a couple of surprise tracks, BeX will be performing alongside, KT Tunstall, The Levellers, 10CC, John Otway, Seth Lakeman with many more acts.
This year there will be four stages at Wickham Festival. So as well as established artists, there will be plenty of opportunities to listen to up and coming young talent who are given the chance to showcase their talents. The festival is particularly keen to promote local artists, like BeX so you can discover some great acts throughout the weekend. At the festival you can enjoy a wide range of family entertainment including: cartoon cinema, storytelling, puppet theatre and make ‘n’ take crafts tent.In addition there is a digital funfair, playbus, laser arena, bouncy castles and children’s entertainers – and all are free once people are in the festival arena! Enjoy the entertainers who wander freely for your amusement or try out the giant deckchair.
BeX released her debut LP 'Story So Far' May 26th 2017 with Grammy & Awarding Winning writing collaborations including US producer/songwriter Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Delta Goodrem, George Benson) and Greg Haver (Manic St Preachers, Mel C) Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Una Healy) and renowned musicians are featured on the album including Nick Nasmyth (Keyboardist Manic St Preachers, Melanie C) Vulcan String Quartet, and Greg Haver on drums & percussion with mastering by Sterling Sound in New York & Yannic Fonderie (Natalia Druyts -The Voice) in Belgium.
BeX is an accomplished performer & singer songwriter with an expressive blend of Country, Americana Rock and Pop sound. BeX style brings the elements and qualities from some of her favorites artists Sheryl Crow, P!nk & Anastacia, and a country feel of the Dixie Chicks & Lady Antebellum, and with the essence of all these influences ‘BeX’ Creates her own unique and original sound as an artist & songwriter in her own right.
BeX grew up on the Isle Of Wight, UK, a true country girl who has gone on to tour the world on many high profile shows and events as a professionally trained dancer & singer including; Abu Dhabi NEC, The Bedford, The Troubadour, Her Majesty's Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, a supporting act for Olly Murs at Ayrshire Racecourse ,and a Q&A & LIVE performance at the BT Tower, and is currently collaborating with Grammy & Award Winning industry professionals for her debut album 2017, plus recently being selected to part of a women empowerment book & soundtrack called ''Sheet Music: The Diary Of A Songwriter'' by Devine Evans (USA X5 Grammy winner - Pharrell, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Mary J Blige)... Janelle Monae & Queen Latifah are featured and are big supporters. BeX story is in the book, & BeX vocals can heard on the books soundtrack, the Country song called 'Winding Roads' which was put forward in 4 categories on the Grammy ballot for the 2017 Grammy nominations.
BeX has just done a ''live lounge session'' with Steph at BBC introducing Solent on May 20th to perform songs from her debut album ' Story So Far'' to launch her album release. Plus BeX has been invited back in to the the studio with ''Livvy & Chrissie'' for a live performance and interview at BBC Radio Bristol beginning of June.
CELEBMIX have been great supporters & have just done a great Album review.
FATEA MAGAZINE gave BeX a 4 star **** ''GREAT ALBUM'' – review
BeX kicked off the IW Festival in association with major sponsor ''Wightlink'' - Performing on board the flagship vessel for all the Festival goers as part of the IOW Festival on Thursday 8th June - http://celebmix.com/bex-perform-acoustic-show-part-isle-wight-festival/ ..
BeX will also be the guest house band soon on BBC Radio Kent for the iconic ''James Whale'' weekend show. So with all this going on make sure you check out BeX performances at Cowes Week & the Wickham Festival this August.....
|Posted on 7 July, 2017 at 9:20|
In the music world, booking agents are different from talent managers. Booking agents are the people that actually book shows for the artists they represent. They make all of the arrangements with the promoters of the shows. The booking agent presents the promoter or producer of the concert with a performance agreement, which stipulates the artist’s requirements. Items may include lighting, sound, meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation.
For concert buyers, they work to find the right artist that will fit in the need and available budget.Many of the major booking agencies refuse to represent clients who are not already signed to a major record label and have national distribution of their music. Because of this, artists on independent record company often seek representation with an independent booking agency.
Bars and nightclub that specialise in presenting live music on a regular basis often employ an individual to assemble the schedule of events. These people are the venue’s buyers, and should not be confused with the booking agent, who presents their roster of available acts to the buyer. Booking agents may also have contacts known as free-lance promoters. These are individuals that agree to produce a concert by locating a venue, providing a sound system and assembling a staff.
Producing a show in this manner, at a location that is rented out for a single evening, is called “four-walling,” as it entails renting a venue and receiving no additional services or technical equipment other than the space itself. This has often been the only available option for underground musicians lacking enough popular appeal to gain access to more conventional performance venues, but is also used among the genre of raves and various DJ-related events.
The cost factor of having a booking agent has to be weighed against what they can do for clients and buyers alike. Some agents represent several different types of artists, while others represent artists in one main area/genre.
For more information about 'PRB Media' and how the agency can help your event, show please send you bookings & information to:
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|Posted on 2 July, 2017 at 0:30|
PRB Media are launching for 2017, Music, Film & TV seminars with selected entertainment courses and induction day's. The seminars / induction days are focused for colleges, schools, music students, aspiring music artists, creative people, producers, directors & bands who are looking to learn the basics or build on their experience and gain more of an in-depth working knowledge of the entertainment industry, with news, views & help from industry guest speakers, governing bodies, with a guide to the first steps of becoming a music manager, film producer, film & TV director, songwriter, musician or publicist. The seminars will take place within Southampton, Portsmouth & London quarterly, the next semianr will be held in Southampton around October 2017, check the website for further details.
The team behind the seminars have extensive experience in the entertainment industry, all coming from major & independent labels, UK tours and festivals, publishing, Sync for the film & TV sector & Grammy award wining writers / producers. The creator of these seminars also developed new deal for the media with the UK Government to give people a much better understanding of the media and entertainment industry, this program went on to be awarded 2 years running with (IOD) Institute of Directors & (HP) Hewlett Packard for entrepreneur of the year.
The seminars are in place to help each person to navigate your way through the entertainment industry, while discussing key areas of the industry sectors including, Live, Digital, Promotions, Finance, Public Relations, Festivals, Management, Publishing, Marketing, Digital Social media, Production. With advice and support in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.
For any questions and further information - Please email the team, who will be very happy to help you. The next seminar will be held in Southampton around October 2017,check the website for further details or email the team.....