Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Scene's set for O2 Arena gig

Wrexham band The Scene have won themselves a place on stage at London's O2 Arena, performing in front of a big crowd and industry experts.
The five-piece outfit might be more used to playing intimate gigs at the pubs and clubs of Wrexham and Chester.
But they won through regional heats to reach the final of a nationwide competition, Live and Unsigned, and are relishing the prospect of playing in front of judges from the music industry.
Drummer Anthony Turner reckons the band have already 'won', no matter where they finish in the competition.
"It's a chance to play at such a big venue and a chance to try and put Wrexham on the map", he said.
The group have only been together for two years and all come from Wrexham.
As well as Anthony on drums, they are Martin Ford on bass, lead singer Spencer Griffiths, guitarist Gareth Holmes, with Jeremy Stokes on keyboards.
In their short time together the band have already played about 100 gigs.
They've got through four stages of the Live and Unsigned competition, a national music competition for original artists, to reach the live final.
Judges have included Slade frontman Noddy Holder and Radio 1 DJ Greg James as well as music industry experts.
The prize up for grabs is a management and touring contract as well as a substantial financial boost.
Whatever the outcome, the band reckon they'll always remain true to their Wrexham roots.
Currently, they're trying to raise money to hire a coach to take their supporters to London to watch them compete in the indie category (10 July).
"We have great support in Wrexham," said Anthony. "We always pull a good crowd."

Thursday, 17 June 2010

In 02 Arena Leona Lewis Joined On Stage By Glee Star

In 02 Arena, Glee star Matthew Morrison joined Leona Lewis on stage last night at her gig for a duet.
The group performed Somewhere Over The Rainbow together for the huge crowd in London.
Walking on the charmer who plays teacher Will Schuester in the series told Leona:
“You look very beautiful, I have to say, London girls in general look beautiful.”
Swoon! A current report claimed the X Factor winner will be filming a cameo for the hit musical/ comedy.
And another star who could seem is Justin Timberlake. Rumours say he could play Shuey’s younger brother in the show after show bosses realised how similar Morrison and JT look.
Other reports have claimed that Justin Bieber is being lined up for Glee. The second season does look certain to feature Coldplay though, after creator Ryan Murphy this week revealed the band have agreed to let their tracks be covered by the cast.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Bon Jovi set to play on O2 arena's domed roof to kick off tour

Bon Jovi will be the first act ever to play on the O2 arena's domed roof to kick off a month-long residency of gigs in the capital.

Singer Jon Bon, 48, and his boys will beam the heightened performance to mark the start of their Circle tour on to big screens in the arena’s Peninsular Square.
Bon Jovi Tickets are available online on or call 0844 477 9950.