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Freddie Mercury: The musical torch that will shine forever

Freddie Mercury: The musical torch that will shine forever

By guest blogger Mike Brown They say that history is written by the victors. Well, one could argue that the music industry is shaped by the success of previous bands. Who would Coldplay be without the earlier shaping of U2? Who would Lady Gaga be without Madonna? Who...

Amr Diab – A new album is less than a month away

Amr Diab – A new album is less than a month away

Pop music has always been perceived as a youngster's "game". Hence, it is always fascinating to see pop stars approaching middle age while continuing to enthrall audiences of all ages and being pin-ups for listeners in their teens and early 20s. Very few artists pull...

Radio Creme Brulee – Record your request

Radio Creme Brulee – Record your request

We have always believed that Radio Creme Brulee is a two-way discovery avenue. While we absolutely enjoy showcasing music by great pop/rock artists for your listening pleasure AND introducing you to great music from today and from earlier eras, we hope that you will...

Will Young: Introducing him to America

Will Young: Introducing him to America

By guest blogger Sarah Hamilton I am lucky enough to have my blog (PopLedge) affiliated with Radio Crème Brulee and upon reviewing the latest Will Young album I immediately felt that Will Young’s new record would be a great addition to Radio Creme Brulee’s playlist....

Interview with Johnny Hates Jazz

Interview with Johnny Hates Jazz

Over the years, an array of parameters has been used to validate or qualify the greatness of a pop song. These parameters include conventional measures such as record sales, radio airplay, and popularity of the artist. In my humble opinion, great pop music stands the...

80s Flashback: Kajagoogoo – NOT the song you think!

80s Flashback: Kajagoogoo – NOT the song you think!

The "signature hit" of a band can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, a band with a signature hit is more likely to be remembered than a band that does not have one. Furthermore, pop culture has a way of latching on to signature songs and makings bands a lot of...

East 17 attempt to rise again

East 17 attempt to rise again

In the late 90s, Tonight Show host Jay Leno once cracked a joke in his nightly monologue about this time when boyband N Sync sat in the seats of the Backstreet Boys at an award ceremony and no one could tell the difference. Earlier in the decade, this mistake would...

Take That – Live At Wembley Stadium – Review

Take That – Live At Wembley Stadium – Review

By guest blogger Sarah Hamilton This is going to be a personal account intertwined with some musical observations I hope you enjoy! Having slept ok the night before…woke up fretting the alarm wouldn’t go off a couple of time I headed off to meet my friends at...

Take That – Ingredients of a historical comeback

Take That – Ingredients of a historical comeback

It is a commonly held belief that timing is the key to all relationships. Apparently, this element of "timing of relationships" extended to one of the biggest (if not the biggest) comeback acts in the history of music. The relationships were with two important...

Eurovision 2011 – A 101 and a synopsis

Eurovision 2011 – A 101 and a synopsis

By guest blogger Mike Brown This show may not have made much of an impact in the USA, but estimates suggest that close to 200million people across Europe tuned in to watch the 56th annual Eurovision song contest. The competition moves around European countries with...

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