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Ed Sharpe, Mumfords, Ben Howard, Bear's Den - all in one day

Ed Sharpe, Mumfords, Ben Howard, Bear's Den - all in one day | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
I am absolutely amazed by the music festival in the Queen's Olympic Park, headlined by Mumford and Sons, with Ed Sharpe, Ben Howard, Bear's Den, Haim and Vampire Weekend. This was an overpriced eba...
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Wedding first dance – how to pick and arrange your song

Wedding first dance – how to pick and arrange your song | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
The first dance at your wedding should be perfect. It’s a magical moment with your partner, everyone is staring at you, and you might re-watch it on tape many times. If you look for an origin...
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“Come set us free” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

“Come set us free” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
These folk-rock songs make you want to be part of the band. You can see yourself in a circle of friends, hanging out and making beautiful music. The album “Here” by Edward Sharpe and th...
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Beck’s new release is sheet music only – not a recorded CD

Beck’s new release is sheet music only – not a recorded CD | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
This is an interesting and exciting move: Beck is releasing an album that consists purely of sheet music. There will be no CD. Thank God I’ve started to learn reading music last year! Beck is...
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Songwriting – The Myth of Perfection

Songwriting – The Myth of Perfection | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
When you write a song, don’t try to be too perfect from the first line. No matter “how good or bad or ugly you think it is”, it can help you move on to writing a better next line,...
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If you keep writing, you will just keep getting, better.

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Lyrics to “Bridges” by Charlotte O’Connor

Here are the lyrics to a song of the singer-songwriter Charlotte O’Connor. Lyrics You should swim in the rivers I’ve cried and then you’d know That the words that she spoke with y...
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Young, pretty, charming: Charlotte O’Connor

Young, pretty, charming: Charlotte O’Connor | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Charlotte O’Connor is young and pretty, and she sings well, too. But it’s only when I stumbled upon her live versions on youtube that I was actually touched by her acoustic folksy/soul ...
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Charlene Soraia – the new Joni Mitchell?

Charlene Soraia – the new Joni Mitchell? | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Charlene Soraia is phenomenal: her voice is unique, playful and like nothing I’ve heard before, her intricate finger picking like a jazz pro who’s been on tour for 20 years, and her arr...
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Carole King writes Autobiography

Carole King writes Autobiography | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Legendary singer/songwriter Carole King opens up about her life, her struggles and her art in "A Natural Woman." Read an excerpt.
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Warming to Jessy J.

Warming to Jessy J. | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Unexpectedly I find myself warming to Jessy J. Not the mainstream performer, but the singer-songwriter. In a review of her duet with James Morrison I was underwhelmed, but I like her songwriting an...
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Michael Kiwanuka: He’s getting ready

London singer Michael Kiwanuka is the new rising star for this year: He has come top of the “BBC Sound of 2012” and has already toured with Adele. His debut album “Home Again” does sound promising: I love his soulful, warm voice – though I sometimes felt it’s struggling not to drown in the colorful, rich arrangements of his songs.

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Sinéad O’Connor about songwriting: I write from a different place

Sinéad O’Connor about songwriting: I write from a different place | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Sinéad O'Connor is best known for her cover of Prince's Nothing compares 2 U, and for tearing up a picture of the pope in the 1990. Over ten years on, she has recorded several albums, most recentl...
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Nothing can compare to Sinead!

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Mixtape # 7: Best Lady Duets

Mixtape # 7: Best Lady Duets | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Where are there so few duets with two female singers? The he-she combination seems to dominate singer-songwriters and folk music. There are some pure male duets more in the indie/rock corner. Below...
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Mumford & Sons inauthentic?

Mumford & Sons inauthentic? | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
How have four polite Englishmen made their hoedown folk such a hit?, asks The Guardian today. Although Mumford & Sons seems to be a “thoughtful, friendly, uncommonly levelheaded band&#822...
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Notnicolajames | Facebook

Notnicolajames | Facebook | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it

Notnicolajames.7 likes · I'm now also on facebook additional to my wordpress blog. I can be liked :)

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Features - You Are What You Hear: What Your Favorite Music Says About You

Features - You Are What You Hear: What Your Favorite Music Says About You | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
More than ever, music matters to us. But why do we like what we like? "Six Songs of Me," a new project launched by a British publication, may ultimately provide some answers.
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Under your skin: Music Tatoos with Singer-Songwriters

Under your skin: Music Tatoos with Singer-Songwriters | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it

What are the most interesting (or horrible) music tattoos you’ve seen that include references to singer-songwriters?

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Lewis Mokler takes support from Ed Sheeran but vows to be different

Lewis Mokler takes support from Ed Sheeran but vows to be different | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it

"I don't want to be the next Ed Sheeran, I want to be the Lewis Mokler."

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The Sound of a Sentence

The Sound of a Sentence | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Language can be an adventure if we remember that words can make a kind of melody.
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Kiwanuka touches the heart

Kiwanuka touches the heart | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
I will remember Michael Kiwanuka‘s Cambridge concert (Junction, May 22, 2012) for a long time, for two reasons: His voice is even better than on his CD, it’s heavenly. And he gifted me ...
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Hey you! What Song Are You Listening To? Utrecht Holland Edition

 Asking random Utrechters (from a dutch town) walking and biking with there headphones on what song they are listening to. Nice uplifting video!

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Taylor Swift set to play iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in film biopic

Taylor Swift set to play iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in film biopic | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it

Do Taylor Swift and Joni Mitchell go together?

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5 Best feel-good albums a sunny Sunday morning brunch

5 Best feel-good albums a sunny Sunday morning brunch | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
Looking for albums to cheer you up, perfect for a sunny Sunday morning? I collected the best music by singer-songwriters that make you feel it’s sunny outside even if it’s raining. Thes...
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Blues Guitarist Jonny Lang | Interview

Blues Guitarist Jonny Lang | Interview | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it

Watch this video by my favorite musician!

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Sinéad O'Connor: 'I define success differently'

Sinéad O'Connor: 'I define success differently' | singer-songwriter | Scoop.it
From her public search for a husband to attempted suicide and hospitalisation, the Irish singer has had a turbulent year even by her own standards...
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