Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli during their audition for Britain’s Got Talent 2012
Wow! This guy has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard in my entire life. I don’t even keep up with these shows, but I sincerely hope Jonathan Antoine sweeps this season. Charlotte Jaconelli’s voice does compliment Jonathan’s, but I think it’s obvious who the real star is here. Regardless, the duo won over all four judges (even Simon)! Best of luck to both of them.
Give this ridiculously awesome video a watch below.
The song performed in the video is The Prayer; the song was originally a duet performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli in 1999. It’s been covered numerous times, and Jonathan and Charlotte really nailed it in their audition.
Oh, the 90′s. So many great albums and hit singles were produced in the 90′s and thinking about them just makes me realize how horrible a lot of the radio tunes are these days. Because I love 90′s music (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), I thought I’d compile a list of pop-rock and alternative music from the 90′s that was absolutely awesome.
I will point out that I’m not going to list every band you listened to in the 90′s that was good. I’m even going to make some notable exceptions by leaving out Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Yes, yes, I know there were a lot of great grunge and post-grunge bands from the 90′s, and I also know there were some bands that were so good that their sound defied all genres and they must now be worshiped as music gods. But that’s NOT what I’m talking about here. What I really miss is the carefree alternative and pop-rock bands that played the type of songs that just made you want to bob your head and sing along. Even so, I went ahead and threw in a couple of other old favorites as well.
And now, without further ado, I present a small fortune of the excellent sing-along, bob-your-head, jam-your-air-drums, play-your-air-guitar hits from the 90′s!
1. Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2. Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3. Go to Flickr and click on Explore -> Last 7 Days Interesting. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use photoshop or Picnik (a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
Once a year BOSS runs a competition to find the best music looper (using their loop station device of course). I just had the pleasure of watching the below video entry from Matt Mulholland and it’s quite awesome! Keep in mind this video was shot in one take and uses no prerecorded loops. It’s done completely in real-time! Enjoy!
After the release of these incredible short films last week, Kelsey says she was completely surprised by the attention that her music received. Up until now her internet presence has been limited, but now for the first time the full length tracks have been released on the web!
Bands around the world cover songs every day; whether it’s at a bar, on a stage, or in a concert hall, bands and artists enjoy paying tribute to the musicians who inspire them. For new or local artists, covering a popular song or two can be an easy way to please a crowd before introducing an original song that the musician hopes they’ll also enjoy.
Something I’ve noticed about most garage bands and cover bands is that almost all of them can play Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. And it’s not just because it’s an easy song to play (though it does have a simple rhythm), but also because nearly everyone likes itNirvana is hardcore sh*t! It’s always a hit when playing live because it’s so familiar. Everyone has heard of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
But it’s not just the fans and listeners; it’s so popular that I suspect you would have a difficult time finding any musician that couldn’t play it or at least come close just having heard the melody. Since so many people are familiar with the song it’s an easy first song for many bands to practice and learn as well.