A tribute to Kevin Cadle

Kevin Cadle / Facebook

Kevin Cadle / Facebook

We were saddened to learn today of the unexpected passing of Kevin.

Well known to many as the most successful ever coach in British basketball history and more recently Sky Sports NFL and NBA Broadcaster, Kevin was head coach to the London Towers during their hay days in the late 1990’s when the Towers were part of the Marshall Arts family.

During his time with the Towers, Kevin was not just a colleague to us all, but also a dear friend, sharing in the trials and tribulations of running a successful sports team.

We add our own tribute to those that are pouring in from around the world, from sporting bodies, media organisations, sporting personalities, friends and fans.

Kevin, you were a true legend and we will all miss you.

Moulettes announce UK supports across their December tour


Moulettes have today announced UK support across their December tour. Rachel Newton, Kate in the Kettle, Rioghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies, Bunty, Mike Dennis, and Ayanna Witter-Johnson. 

Tickets on sale for all dates now.

Moulettes, one of the UK’s most unique touring bands have announced some of the most exciting and up and coming supports for their four date UK headline tour this December. Kicking off in Glasgow on 4 December and followed by shows in Manchester and Bristol before finishing up in London on 8 December where they will be co-headlining  Cadogan Hall with 9Bach for what is set to be an incredibly memorable show. 

Singer, harpist and BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician Of The Year, Rachel Newton joins the Moulettes for their first show of the tour in Glasgow at Oran Mor on Monday 4 December. Her recent album ‘Here’s My Heart Come Take It’ was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year award and was described by The Observer as “a beauty”. Scottish singer, fiddle player and composer Kate In the Kettle will open the show. Having been brought up in the Folk music scene in Edinburgh and learning about traditional Scottish music, Kate Young combines these traditions with her own compositions which has established her as one of Scotland’s rising stars and critical acclaim from The Guardian, MOJO and many more. 

Joining the band at their Manchester show on Tuesday 5 December will be Rioghnach Connolly. Having been a highlight at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Rioghnach is a force of nature. Her inspirations come from Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald and Delores Keane but her style is her own, blending the traditional Irish music that she grew up on with songs from her various projects including Honeyfeet and Black Lung. Rioghnach will be joined by Ellis Davies on the guitar for this very special show. 

Bunty, a Brighton-based musician and visual artist will be taking to the stage in Bristol on Thursday 7 December. Part of the Beatabet collective, live Bunty uses her renegade multi-instrumentalism, voice, effects pedals and a mash of real and made-up languages. Her live show is like nothing else with each set bringing to life a huge amount of improvisation, meaning this performance will be unlike any other she has done before. To continue the theme of the unexpected, in addition to Bunty, classically-trained violinist Mike Dennis will be supporting. His love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr has led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he calls Violinica. Drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love - you will not see any other artist like this!

The final date of the tour will see The Moulettes co-headline the prestigious Cadogan Hall in London alongside 9Bach. They are joined by multi-talented rising star Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Having been nominated for a MOBO Award, this vocalist, cellist, pianist, songwriter and composer from North London is unlike any other with her live shows taking the audience on an intimate journey.

For The Moulettes December 2017 is the concluding chapter of the two-year ‘Preternatural’ tour, and the last chance to see the astounding live show that has taken the band across Europe from Poland to Malta, and across Canada from Nova Scotia to Victoria Island.

Monday 4 December - Oran Mor, Glasgow
Support from: Rachel Newton and Kate Young

Tuesday 5 December - Band on the wall, Manchester
Support from: Rioghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies

Thursday 7 December - Trinity, Bristol
Support from: Bunty and Mike Dennis

Friday 8 December - Cadogan Hall, London
Co-headline with 9Bach. Support from: Ayanna Witter Johnson

Tickets available from venue box office and online at ticketweb.co.uk, AXS.com, gigantic.com, alttickets.com

Sarah Darling announces London headline show this December


Sarah Darling announces London headline show in support of new album Winter Wonderland
Honeyed vocals which are just simply clear-as-a-mountain-stream beautiful – The Crack
She’s broken free of the box and is running towards the horizon as fast as possible – Maverick
Sarah Darling is no stranger to UK audiences having broadly toured the UK with her signature “Night in Nashville” shows, also opening for the chart topping Ward Thomas and performing at the C2C: Country to Country festival both in 2016 and again earlier this year.
Her performance at St Pancras Old Church on Friday 8 December 2017 will be her biggest London headline performance to date. Looking forward to the concert Sarah says:
“I am so excited to return to my fans in the UK, my second home, to share a mix of old favourites, some quintessential Christmas songs from my ‘Winter Wonderland’ album, as well as a couple of not-yet-released tracks.”
Tickets to this show go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 6 October from at AXS.com, ticketweb.co.uk, gigantic.com
The Nashville based singer-songwriter, Sarah Darling, already heralded as one of country music’s breakout performers and an elite vocalist in the US, has her sights set on the UK. After studio three albums Sarah will release her Christmas album ‘Winter Wonderland’ November 17 2017.  Join Sarah to ring in the holidays with some of her Christmas favourites as her classic vocals transport the listener to a magical place of holiday contentment and cheer.

Elton John concerts at Black Sea Arena rescheduled to 2018


Elton John’s concerts on 16 and 17 September 2017 have been rescheduled.

Elton and his band were due to perform on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September at the Black Sea Arena. These dates have now been rescheduled to Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018.

Guitarist and Musical Director Davey Johnstone recently underwent an operation and is unable to perform these two concerts. It is hoped that he will make a speedy recovery.

I am very sad to be losing the Georgia shows. Davey is unable to perform, but he will be back soon. We will reschedule the shows for next year, as we were very much looking forward to playing in Georgia. So will see you all very soon.
— Elton John

Eastern Promotions have confirmed that original tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and would ask tickets holders to retain their tickets.

Tickets for Saturday 16 September 2017 will be valid for Saturday 30 June 2018, and tickets for Sunday 17 September 2017 will be valid for Sunday 1 July 2018.

Watch P!nk's BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performances


Last week saw P!nk perform for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge as part of their month-long Live Lounge programme.

Performing a powerful rendition of Sam Smith’s 2014 number one hit – Stay With Me, P!nk showed how she can make any song her own. Watch it again below:


She also performed a stripped down version of What About Us, her latest single, which recently became her 19th top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart.


P!nk's highly anticipated seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, is available for pre-order now and set for release on October 13th.

While P!nk co-wrote all 13 tracks on the album, she worked with a variety of songwriters and producers including Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, Max Martin, Shellback, Jack Antonoff, Julia Michaels, Greg Kurstin, busbee and so many more.

Beautiful Trauma Track List
01 Beautiful Trauma
02 Revenge
03 Whatever You Want
04 What About Us
05 But We Lost It
06 Barbies
07 Where We Go
08 For Now
09 Secrets
10 Better Life
11 I Am Here
12 Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
13 You Get My Love

P!nk wows crowd on her return to the UK at Virgin V Festival


P!nk wowed the Virgin V Festival crowd this weekend as she made her return to the UK for the first time since The Truth About Love tour in 2013. Read all of the reaction below!

Pink served up some of the strangest things seen at this year's V Festival in Essex.

She was swung onto site by a crane - before jumping down to the stage below.
The singer then disappeared off-stage before returning inside a giant inflatable ball to zorb over the crowd.


Pink wowed V Festival crowds on Saturday night as she made a show-stopping entrance before kicking off her set.

The US pop star, known for hits like Just Like a Pill and So What, headlined V Festival at Hylands Park while Jay Z performed for audiences in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Never one to do things by halves, the singer was suspended in the air on a crane before she dropped out of the sky and landed on the stage below.


The star told crowds that it was her first time at V Festival in 10 years, before launching into a powerful rendition of Just Like a Pill.


International pop icon P!nk releases new single What About Us today!

Photo: Ryan Aylsworth

Photo: Ryan Aylsworth

International pop icon P!NK is back with her new single, “What About Us” today at all digital providers via RCA Records (click here to listen).  The pop anthem was written by P!NK, Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Steve Mac and produced by Mac.  “What About Us” is the first official single from P!NK’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, which is available for pre-order now and set for release on October 13th.


While P!NK co-wrote all 13 tracks on the album, she worked with a variety of songwriters and producers including Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, Max Martin, Shellback, Jack Antonoff, Julia Michaels, Greg Kurstin, busbee and so many more (full track list below). 

This past summer, P!NK has been making appearances at a variety of music festivals all over the world.  Still to come are performances at Waldbühne in Berlin, Germany and the V-Festival in the United Kingdom. Tour dates here.

Beautiful Trauma Track List
01 Beautiful Trauma
02 Revenge
03 Whatever You Want
04 What About Us
05 But We Lost It
06 Barbies
07 Where We Go
08 For Now
09 Secrets
10 Better Life
11 I Am Here
12 Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
13 You Get My Love

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.  She has sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass.  The track was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video. P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart.  The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.  

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry.  She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.  

Support announced for Mi Casa at London's Scala

South Africa’s amazing award winning band Mi Casa bring their world tour to London next month. Their first show in the Uk for over two years will see them perform Scala on Friday 11 August.

Tickets are on sale now here.

Just announced are the guests joining them on the night, DJ’s D-Malice and DJ Edu as well as singer Nathan Adams who will join Mi Casa on stage.

D-malice is an exceptional talent and ambassador of the ever evolving music scene. D-Malice has taken the deep/afro house scene by storm and become a household name to many clubs and festivals worldwide delivering unforgettable performance as well keeping a close ear out for upcoming talent.

As the world’s leading African Music Ambassador, DJ Edu is at the forefront of breaking and championing African talent across the globe. His weekly BBC Radio 1Xtra show, Destination Africa, is the UK’s longest running and most influential African Music show in the UK.

Multi talented singer/musician/songwriter/producer Nathan Adams developed and honed his skills in church. Since then he has relentlessly pursued a career in music and has performed across the globe.

With their incredible, distinct and memorable sound, Mi Casa have catapulted into the limelight on their home turf and sold out shows worldwide! Their new album ‘Familia’ is released on Friday 4 August. The album is all about their journey as brothers, as a band, as a group, as a team, as a movement, as a familia. 

"This is the moment we been waiting for. To show everybody that comes to this show what we all about. It's time to dance LONDON ... strictly good energy all night! Get ready ..."

Ticket Info:
Scala, London
Friday 11 August
Doors – 7.00pm
Mi Casa on-stage – 8.45pm

Tickets available from the Scala and the following websites: