RadioWarks Handpicked Music Mix 001

Listen up.  Here’s our handpicked music mix for week 20.06.2016:

1. Melt – Jones

2. Love Is Fire – Northern National

3. Gloom – The Verigolds

4. Brutally Honest – Society Falls

5. The Beach – Banooba

6. Milk and Honey – Toby Lightman

7. Fall Again – Pool Cosby

8. Wandering – Jude Shuma

9. Projector – Del Caesar

10. Sweet Little Thing – Radio Moscow

It Only Rains On Bank Holidays

Yup, another rainy Bank Holiday, and on a Monday no less.  Well @soulcruzer compiled this playlist of rain songs to keep you company.

1. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Tina Turner

2. No Rain – Blind Mellon

3. The Rain Song

4. Raining Revolution – Arrested Development

5. Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics

6. Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage

7. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – Bob Dylan

8. Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival

9. Feels Like Rain – Buddy Guy

10. Let It Rain – Eric Clapton

11. Looks Like Rain – Passion Pit

12. November Rain – Guns ‘N Roses

 

Here’s the Spotify version:

Meet young aspiring singer Lucy Packer

Lucy Packer, 17, from Warwick, was only young when she realised her vocal talent.

Originally from Essex, Lucy moved to Switzerland at the age of three where she lived with her family for nine years. Between the age of 7 and 10 years old she tells me  her voice increasingly became a big part of who she was: “I only sung around the house and in the shower at the time but my family and friends always use to tell me that I was good so I began recording myself and realised that I wasn’t that bad! She said.

“I have received a lot of support from my family and they really believe in me when it comes to my singing.”

Lucy launched her own solo career three years ago by posting her music on her own YouTube channel. She has become very popular with her online audience since starting out, with more than 10,000 views.

Lucy has done many covers of artists over the last three years, such as this recent recording Lucy did especially for Radio Warwickshire:

Lucy’s channel has helped her grow in confidence and has acted as a base for feedback as a way of improvement: “A lot of people have offered me advice, which I have taken on board. I also get a lot of song requests so I try and do as many of the songs that people ask me to do”, she said.

Lucy was 14 years old when she sang publicly for the first time at a school charity concert.

“I was asked to sing and I was very nervous  but I did it and absolutely loved it”, she said.

“I haven’t yet done any gigs, I’ve really wanted to do them and I have asked a few places if I could sing in pubs but it never really went any further than me asking.”

When I asked Lucy what singing means to her she told me: “I’ve been singing since I can remember, it makes me feel amazing and the one things that makes me most happy.”

Lucy is inspired by the likes of Ed Sheeran:”I love the fact that his songs are written about things that have happened in his life. That is how I want my music to be, I want every song to mean something and to be able to connect with people through music.”

Today Lucy is looking to break out of the confines of singing around the house and in the shower and achieve that confidence boost that has sometimes acted as a barrier.

She has in the past auditioned for Britain’s got Talent and plans to audition for the X-Factor next year and post more videos on YouTube over the coming months to get herself out there.

“Gaining in confidence would be great for me and it would mean that I could perform better as a singer and I would also enjoy it more, but it’s always good to be a little bit nervous, that’s the fun of it sometimes!”

Aside from her stunning voice, I asked Lucy for a fun fact about herself: “I can speak fluent German and was brought up bilingually with English too.”

Lucy tells me she is planning on going back to college next year as something to work towards: “If I’m completely honest I haven’t figured out what I want to do you yet, but without a doubt singing feels natural and right.”

By first impression Lucy seems shy, but closing your eyes and listening to her voice, there is no doubt she is one to watch! Check out her channel below.

Related links

Lucy Packer YouTube  Lucy Packer

Story by: Gemma Davies @gemmasdavies

Audio by: Lucy Packer

Taylor-Louise LIVE at The Royal Pug Leamington

As part of our ‘LIVE and Local’ Listen to Taylor-Louise on stage in Leamington this week

Mixtape – Let Loose

Let Loose by Soulcruzer on Mixcloud

“I’m late, i’m late for a very important date. No time for to say hello, goodbye. I’m late, i’m late, i’m late and when I wave, I lose the time I save.” The White Rabbit

How do you enjoy time? We always seem to be rushing around like the White Rabbit. I’m trying to write this post and in the back of my mind, i’m thinking about all the other stuff that’s stacking up waiting for me to do. And don’t even get me started on multi-tasking. It’s an insidious term that needs to be stricken out of everyone’s vocabulary. I’m guilty of it. I’m usually working on three of four things at a time and doing badly at all of them because I’m not concentrating on anyone of them. Are we really that pressed for time that we feel the need to fill every available second with something to do?

Whatever happened to just being?

Here’s my challenge for you: sit back, relax, put this mixtape on and Let Loose, get lost in the music for an hour or so with nothing on your mind but the groove.

Mixtape – Bowie in Berlin

Check out the new mixtape from Adam Steiner of Here Comes Everyone magazine.

These tracks represent the best of Bowie during his Berlin period (1976-1979) during which he made three albums, completed several tours as well as co-writing and producing several Iggy Pop tracks.

 

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1.       A New Career In A New Town

2.       Heroes

3.       The Passenger

4.       Sound And Vision

5.       Neighbourhood Threat

6.       Red Sails

7.       Nightclubbing

8.       Be My Wife

9.       China Girl

10.   Tonight

11.   Boys Keep Swinging

12.   V-2 Schneider