Years And Years

Years And Years is a British synthpop band consisting of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen. Years & Years’ music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and 1990s house elements. The band’s debut studio album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart in July 2015. The single ‘King’ reached number one in the UK and the top ten around the rest of […]

Scales and Vocal Exercises

Scales and vocal exercises Singing exercises will improve the strength, flexibility and stamina of your vocal cords.  We have included a few exercises here that will help you learn to sing, but they don’t replace advice from your own vocal coach/singing teacher/choir leader if you have one. You should always gently warm-up your voice before […]

Singing And Dementia

Singing And Dementia The following is taken from a booklet from Canterbury Christ Church University, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. Download their booklet here   Singing, Wellbeing and Health: context, evidence and practice Trish Vella-Burrows Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health   Introduction Aims of this guide This […]
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Kelly Rowland

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born February 11, 1981) better known as Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as the second lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. Backing Tracks Broken Commander ft David Guetta Daylight ft Travie McCoy […]

Zager and Evans

Zager And Evans – In the Year 2525 is a 1969 hit song by the American pop-rock duo of Dennis Zager and Rick Evans. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks commencing July 12, 1969. It peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in August and […]

Simon And Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade’s social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan. Their biggest hits—including “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Bridge over […]
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Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress and singer who was appearing in TV commercials from the age of 3 years. By the age of 7 she was snapped up for TV shows and later appeared on Nickelodeon in a variety of teen roles. Off the back of this, she released some music which made it […]
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Country and Western Backing Tracks. Our Country Backing Tracks are listed below  by artist (button will open the artist page) or alphabetical by song title.   Scroll down to find what you are looking for, or try our search bar:   Backing Tracks by Artist     Alphabetical by Song Title Please use the search bar below […]

Foster and Allen

Foster And Allen are an Irish Country / Folk duo whose career had spanned over 40 years. Mick Foster was born in Co Kildare, was taught how to play accordion by a nun and cites Jimmy Shand and Will Starr as musical influences. Tony Allen, born in Co Westmeath into a musical family, learnt to play accordion when he was given one […]

Noah And The Whale

Noah and the Whale are a British indie folk band formed in 2006. The band released their debut album,  Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, in 2008 and it peaked at Number 5 on the official UK Album Chart. Noah and the Whale  consists of members, Charlie Fink (vocals and guitar), Tom Hobden (violin and keyboards), Matt Owens […]
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Alexander O’Neal

Alexander O’Neal (born November 15, 1953) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger from Natchez, Mississippi. In a music career spanning more than 40 years, O’Neal is an accomplished R&B and soul singer. O’Neal came to prominence in the middle of the 1980s as a solo artist, releasing fourteen singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the […]
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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande : Love Me Harder … Bang Bang … Don’t Be Gone Too Long … One Last Time … No Tears Left To Cry … Rain On Me Ariana Grande is an American actress turned-pop music sensation. As a child, she performed in children’s theatre, appearing in musicals such as Annie, The Wizard of Oz […]

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka) Musical

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a stage musical based on the 1964 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Two musical films have been released:  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Backing Tracks Candy Man Cheer Up Charlie Chew It […]

Guys And Dolls The Musical

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and based on the book “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown”  by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.  The premiere on Broadway was in 1950 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. Backing Tracks  A Bushel […]

King And I (The) The Musical

The King and I is a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein . It is based on Margaret Landon’s novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944),  In 1950 the film was released featuring Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence. The musical was an immediate hit, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Brynner).  The show ran on Broadway for almost 3 years.  The King and I continues […]

Yankee Doodle Dandy The Musical

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway”. It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf, and features Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, and Vera Lewis. Joan Leslie’s singing voice was partially dubbed by Sally Sweetland. The film was written by Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph, and directed by Michael Curtiz. According to the […]

Average White Band

Average White Band was formed in Scotland, United Kingdon in 1971 and sit in the genre of Soul and Rhythm & Blues. Their first album  Show Your Hand (1973) was not a success but their next one  reached No 1 in the USA to where the band had relocated. Average White Band has continued recording (1997’s Soul Tattoo, 1999’s Face to Face) and […]
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Kool And The Gang

Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous personnel changes and musical styles throughout their history, including jazz, soul, funk, rock, and pop music. After settling on their name […]

The Voice And Ageing

The Voice & Ageing By Sara Harris, Speech and Language Therapist specialised in Voice Disorders.   How do we change with ageing? Ageing is natural and affects us all. People’s voices do change with age, but the age at which these changes become noticeable is very variable, and many people weather ageing extremely well. The […]
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Rembrandts

The Rembrandts are an American pop rock duo, formed by Danny Wilde and Phil Solem in 1989. They had previously worked together as members of Great Buildings in 1981. The Rembrandts are best known for “I’ll Be There for You”, which was used as the theme song for the television sitcom Friends, first broadcast in 1994, and for their top-20 single “Just the Way It Is, […]

David Alexander

David Alexander (1929 – 4 February 1995) was a Welsh singer and entertainer. After leaving school at 16 David Alexander started his working life in the coal mines of South Wales but after a few years, came above ground to work in a factory. Whilst here David Alexander joined a male voice choir and they subsequently appeared on Opportunity Knocks, a […]

Desert Rose Band

The Desert Rose Band is a US country rock band from California founded by Chris Hillman (formerly of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers) along with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson in 1985. Rounding out the original lineup were Bill Bryson on bass guitar, Jay Dee Maness on pedal steel guitar, and Steve Duncan on drums. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band charted several hit singles on the […]

Band Aid 30

For the 30th anniversary of Band Aid – Live Aid , Sir Bob Geldolf and Midge Ure joined forces again to re-release “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. The original became the biggest selling single in UK Singles Chart history, selling a million copies in the first week alone, and subsequently passing three million sales at […]

Jax Jones

Jax Jones is is an English DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer. He grew up listening to rap, gospel, Afro-beat, and numerous other genres, and began making ‘beats’ as a teenager, initially as a hip-hop producer. He got into house music after meeting Duke Dumont with whom he co-wrote and produced “I Got U”, which […]

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Backing Music Tracks with Artists & Performers name beginning with Y   Yankee Doodle Dandy Yazoo Yeah Yeah Yeahs Years And Years Yes You Me At Six Youngbloods (The) Young Rascals Yvonne Elliman   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U […]

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The Magician Backing Tracks Sunlight ft Years And Years And it fills me up And it starts to shine And I see it burn when you bring me sunlight Is it all you need To feel this heat To feel like everything is all that you dreamed Is it all too much Did you get […]

Little Mix

Little Mix: About The Boy… Black Magic… Cannonball… Little Me… Move… Shout Out To My Ex… Towers… Wings… Word Up… Brit Girl Band Little Mix (Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne) were X-Factor winners in December 2011 and their debut album “DNA” became the highest chart entry for a girl band since The Spice Girls (16 years earlier). The group won Best […]
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Panofka

Heinrich Panofka (3/10/1807 – 18/11/1887) was a German violinist, voice teacher and composer. He became interested in the training of the voice, and with Bordogni he founded in 1842 an Académie de Chant. The aim of these exercises are to give the singing student more control over their voice, improving their breathing, working on the […]

Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal singer – songwriter and is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal artists of all time. He fronted many a band, including Black Sabbath and Rainbow and had a powerful, versatile vocal range and was capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads. […]

Vaccai Vocal Exercises

Vaccai Vocal Exercises – Vocalises Vaccai Practical Method of Italian Singing. The Vaccai Practical Method of Italian Singing has long been an indispensable introduction to classical singing and singing in Italian.  Rather than using scales and exercises, Vaccai uses a series of short songs each highlighting a particular skill and aspect of classical singing. This […]
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Little Richard

Little Richard: Good Golly Miss Molly… Keep A Knocking… Long Tall Sally… Lucille… Rip It Up… Slippin’ And Slidin’… Tutti Frutti… Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman; December 5, 1932 died; May 9, 2020) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six […]

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. After working with bands and as a solo artist, Rogers released The Gambler in 1978. The title track became a huge country and pop hit and gave Rogers his second Grammy Award. Rogers has recorded a series of hits with the likes of country […]

1975 (The)

As a four piece indie / alternative rock band, The 1975 have been together since 2002 and hail from the Manchester area in the UK. It was 10 years until they released their first EP and the single “Chocolate” reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart and their debut album a year later reached […]

Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson: Ain’t My Fault… Lush Life… Uncover… I Would Like … So Good As a 10 year old, Zara Larsson won the Swedish talent show Talang and subsequently signed  as a singer / songwriter with the TEN record label from whence came her debut EP Introducing. The first single Uncover reached the top of the charts in her […]

Disney Frozen II – 2

Disney Frozen II (2) is set three years after the events of the first film (Disney – Frozen). The story follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, as they embark on a journey beyond Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom after a mysterious voice calls out to Elsa. Backing Tracks All […]

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price – an American R&B singer whose first recording, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, was a hit in 1952. He continued to release records, but none were as popular until several years later, when he achieved a series of national hits including “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)”, “Personality”,“Just Because” and “Stagger Lee”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll […]

Keane

Keane (formed in 1995) is an English alternative rock band. Their first single for Island was ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, which reached number three in the UK charts. The debut album, Hopes and Fears, was released in May 2004 in the UK and became the second biggest album in the UK, losing out to the Scissor Sisters. In […]
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Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed during the second season of The X Factor (USA) in 2012. Camila Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of several collaborations and she released the solo single “Crying in the Club”. In just 11 months […]
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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars was born into a musical family and achieved the title of the World’s Youngest Elvis impersonator at the age of 4 years. Having been surrounded by singers, dancers and musicians all his life it could have been seen as inevitable that Bruno Mars would make a career in the business, and he has! An […]
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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran – Backing Tracks: Shape Of You … All About It… Don’t… Galway Girl…Kiss Me… Lego House… Photograph… Sing… Ed Sheeran was born in 1991 in Halifax, UK and played music from a very young age. As a youngster he recorded his songs and produced and sold his own CD’s. At the tender age […]

XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion was an American rap artist whose life was cut tragically short at just aged 20 years. He started his music career on SoundCloud in 2013 and rose to mainstream fame with the song “Look at Me” which is now certified Platinum and released his debut album, 17, in 2017. The second album arrived in 2018. It debuted […]
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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer songwriter who produced music in a rock punk pop style. Having began singing in church from a young age, she was signed to Arista Records at the tender age of 16. Two years later she released her debut album from which the hit singles “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi,” were taken. […]

Rainbow

Rainbow is a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.  The band had their commercial breakthrough with the single “Since You Been Gone”. Over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes. Backing Tracks Since You’ve Been Gone All Night Long I Surrender   About The brainchild of former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, […]
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Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed its sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as longtime guitarist Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive […]

Enya

Enya : Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin (anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan; born 17 May 1961), known as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family’s Celtic band […]
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Paul Overstreet

Paul Overstreet is an American country music singer and songwriter.  He recorded 10 studio albums between 1982 and 2005, and charted 16 singles on the Billboard country charts, including two No. 1’s. Overstreet has written and co-written many songs for other country artists, including Randy Travis, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney. He was named the BMI Songwriter of the Year five straight […]
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Macklemore

Macklemore is an American hip hop artist who teamed up with producer Ryan Lewis. They went on to have huge success with their debut album, The Heist, and the singles “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” with millions of copies sold. In 2014, the duo won four Grammys, including the prize for Best New Artist, and released […]
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Feeder

Feeder are a rock band formed in Wales in 1994. There were a few fleeting members before they finally settled on : vocalist and guitarist Grant Nicholas, drummer Jon Lee and bassist Taka Hirose. John Lee died in 2002 and was replaced with former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson. Between 1997-2012, Feeder accumulated 25 top 75 singles. They have headlined many […]
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Fragma

Fragma are a trance music group from Germany originally comprising four members. Founded in 1998 by brothers Dirk and Marco Duderstadt, they produced their first single Toca Me with experienced producer Ramon Zenker. The song “Toca’s Miracle” was a mash up of their own song “Toca Me” with the vocals of Coco’s song “I Need […]
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Ken Dodd

Sir Kenneth Arthur  Ken Dodd OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, singer and occasional actor. He was described as “the last great music hall entertainer”, and was primarily known for his live stand-up performances. Backing Track Happiness The River Promises Tears About Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, […]
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Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus  are an Australian rock band, formed in 1981. The bands line-up consisted of : Dave Faulkner (songwriter, lead singer and guitarist),  Richard Grossman (bass), Mark Kingsmill (drums), and Brad Shepherd (guitar, vocals, harmonica). Their popularity peaked in the mid to late 1980s with albums Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder. Hoodo Gurus took a break in 1998 with members pursuing other work […]
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Specials

Specials (The) were formed in the 1970’s and were billed as a 2 Tone / Ska band.  In 1980, the song “Too Much Too Young” reached No. 1 in the UK and in 1981 the single Ghost Town repeated that feat.  Between 1979 and 1981 The Specials had seven consecutive top 10 singles in the UK, three members […]

Divine Comedy (The)

Divine Comedy (The) is an alias for Neil Hannon, a singer / songwriter from Northern Ireland. Originally the Divine Comedy was a trio but by the late 1990’s three had become one, although session musicians are regularly employed (including a 20 piece orchestra).  He achieved his greatest commercial success in the years 1996–99, during which he […]
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Honeyz

Honeyz was a British R & B girl group, formed in 1998. They had five UK Top 10 hits between 1998 and 2000. The original line-up of Célena Cherry, Heavenli Denton and Naima Belkhiati changed over the years with Mariama Goodman replacing Denton in 1999. Goodman left in 2000 with Denton rejoining, before the group disbanded for the […]
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Jay Sean

Jay Sean was born in London, UK and began rapping at age 11 but eventually switched to R&B music. He debuted on the UK  scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with “Dance with You”, which reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003 and was then signed to Virgin Records. After a break of almost 4 years […]
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Doves

Doves are an English rock band from Cheshire. The band is composed of brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar) and Martin Rebelski, joins them as a touring and session musician on keyboards. The band have released several studio albums, two of which have reached Number One on the UK album charts. In 2010 Doves announced that […]
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Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry is an English singer /  songwriter who won the UK’s X-Factor competition in 2009 when he was just 18 years old. As a family entertainer he has had sell-out success with his various concert tours being the popular with fans aged from 5 to 95. Joe’s popularity has seen him croon his way […]
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Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey: As I Love You… As Long As He Needs Me… Big Spender… Diamonds Are Forever… Get The Party Started… Gold Finger… I Who Have Nothing… Something… A world-famous singer with a big voice and a glamorous reputation, Shirley Bassey has recorded numerous hits, including three James Bond theme songs. Backing Tracks As I Love You As Long As He […]

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne is an English singer and songwriter, signed to Atlantic Records. She rose to prominence as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning single “Rather Be”. In 2018, she became the first British female solo artist to have seven number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart, after her single “I’ll Be There” went to number-one. Backing Tracks All I […]
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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter.Rolling Stone called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever”. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including 9 Grammy Awards. Backing Tracks Big Yellow Taxi Both Sides Now (2000 […]
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Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is a Grammy Award winning American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in the country music genre. He came from a musical family and at age 11, he started playing drums in his father’s band. In his teen years, he played in various garage rock bands. Rodney Crowell’s career […]
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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress.  She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with 200 million records sold worldwide.  Houston made her screen acting debut as Rachel Marron in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard (1992). She performed the lead single from the film’s original soundtrack, “I Will Always Love You”, which received […]

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian singer/songwriter. She grew up with parents who were involved in musical theater and it seemed like a natural progression for her to follow. In the early 2000’s she joined a main stream, all girl pop group but when that partnership ended, she concentrated on playing guitar and writing her own […]
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Yvonne Elliman

Yvonne Elliman is a singer songwriter from Hawaii. She learnt guitar during her school years and performed in a band of youngsters who entered local talent shows. After moving to London, UK  in 1969  she performed at various bars and clubs where she was discovered by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who asked her to sing Mary Magdalene’s part for an […]
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Yazoo

Yazoo were a British synthpop duo (Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke) popular in the early 1980’s. They enjoyed worldwide success, particularly in the UK where three of their four singles reached high in the UK Singles Chart and both their albums made the top two of the albums chart. The band only lasted a brief time as a […]

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean is a musician who was born in Haiti. When Wyclef was nine years old, his family moved to New York. Only speaking Haitian French when he entered the States he learned English from listening to rap music. As music soon became one of Wyclef’s chief interests his mother gave him a guitar as a […]

Wayne Newton

Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer who is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known song “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast” was his best selling single in 1972. As a child he learnt to play the piano, guitar, and steel guitar […]

Mungo Jerry

Mungo Jerry are a British rock group formed in the 1970’s. Although the bands line-up has changed over the years Ray Dorset has always fronted the group. Their style includes blues, skiffle and boogie. The song the group are most famous for is “In The Summertime” which sold over 6 million copies worldwide in the first 6 months and is […]
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Waterboys (The)

The Waterboys were originally formed in London (UK) in 1983, and are fronted by lead singer / songwriter Mike Scott, with a sound that ranges from Celtic-tinged folk-rock to alternative anthems. After ten years of recording and touring, The Waterboys split in 1993 and Scott pursued a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to […]

Mary Hopkin

Mary Hopkin (born 3 May 1950), credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti (from her marriage to Tony Visconti), is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single “Those Were the Days”. She was one of the first musicians to sign to the Beatles’ Apple label. Backing Tracks Those Were The Days Sheet Music Artist Website Once upon a time […]

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter known for ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ ‘Woman of the World,’ ‘Love Is the Foundation,’ ‘Trouble in Paradise’ and ‘Feelins’,’ among many other country hits. Backing Tracks After The Fire Is Gone with Conway Twitty Back Street Affair – with Conway Twitty Blue Kentucky Girl Coal Miners Daughter Don’t Come Home […]

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”. Backing Tracks: A Big Hug Ain’t That Loving You Baby A Little Less Conversation […]
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Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde is an English singer and songwriter. He was among the first generation of British pop stars to enter into the rock and roll genre. His popularity as a teen idol waned somewhat after his marriage but Marty Wilde branched out into film roles and TV appearances. He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of […]

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson was a dynamic and powerful soul performer during the 1950s and ’60s who successfully crossed over from rhythm and blues to pop music. Backing Tracks  Baby Workout  Doggin Around   Lonely Teardrops Reet Petite Sweetest Feeling   To Be Loved Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – […]
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Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil (known informally as “The Oils”) are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar). The group was formed by Hirst, Moginie and original bassist Andrew James as Farm in 1972: they enlisted Garrett the following year, changed their name in 1976, and hired Rotsey a year later (the rotating cast of […]
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Inxs

INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music. The band’s founding members were bassist Garry Gary Beers, main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarist Tim Farriss, lead singer and main lyricist Michael Hutchence, and guitarist and saxophonist Kirk Pengilly. […]
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Lucie Silvas

Lucie Silvas is a British singer-songwriter.  She released her debut album on Mercury Records, “Breathe In,” and toured extensively around Europe for the following years with both her debut and second album.  She went on to sell well over a million albums in Europe, alone. Lucie has worked and toured with many artists throughout Europe including […]
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Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons formed in 2009 and gained quite a following in Utah where they were based. A move to Las Vegas proved a turning point when they were called to help out at the Bite of Las Vegas Festival 2009 performing to a crowd of more than 26,000 people. After releasing their 2012 full-length debut Night Visions […]
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New Order

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. New Order were formed in the demise of their previous post-punk band Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. Their integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most critically acclaimed […]
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Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, occasional DJ and broadcaster who has released several studio albums. When she was 14 she moved to the UK and toured with her step father as part of his post-punk band. Backing Tracks    Buffalo Stance    Manchild    Woman More About … To date, Cherry has released four studio […]
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Motorhead

Motorhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Though several guitarists and drummers have played in Motorhead, […]
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Mike & The Mechanics

Mike & the Mechanics are an English pop/rock supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, the bassist and one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “All I Need Is a Miracle”, “Taken In”, “Over My Shoulder”, and “The Living Years”. Backing Tracks   […]
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Mott The Hoople

Mott the Hoople are an English rock band popular in the glam rock era of the 1970’s. They are best known for the song “All the Young Dudes” and in 1974 had further chart success in the UK with “Roll Away the Stone”. Hailing originally from Herefordshire, UK., Mott The Hoople has taken on and lost numerous band […]
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John Cougar Mellencamp

John Cougar Mellencamp is an American singer who  was gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band by the time he was 14. His professional music career began in earnest in 1976 when MCA Records released his first album, The Chestnut Street Incident. This was followed by more albums until he broke out in 1979 […]
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Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai are a British funk and jazz band from London and are led by Jay Kay. They are best known for the song “Canned Heat” (1999) and for the iconic music video for the 1996 single “Virtual Insanity” which was named Video of the Year at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. Their 1998 single, “Deeper Underground”, reached […]
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Weeknd

The Weeknd (pronounced “the weekend”) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer who first came to popularity as a YouTube star in 2010. His debut studio album was released in 2013 and was followed a couple of years later by the album Beauty Behind The Madness from which hit songs like “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel […]

Frankie Miller

Frankie Miller started his musical career in the late 1960’s by performing in the pub rock scene, initially in Scotland and then London UK. The next few years were spent forming bands, none of which really made an impact on the commercial music scene. His breakthrough came with the song “Darlin’” in 1979 which gave […]
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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin: Living La Vida Loca… Maria… Shake Your Bon Bon… She Bangs… Martin released “Livin’ la Vida Loca”, which helped him attain enormous success worldwide; it is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999.   Backing Tracks   Adios   All I Ever Had Be Careful – ft Madonna  Come […]
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David Gray

David Gray (born 13 June 1968) is an English singer-songwriter. Gray released his first album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladders  six years later. It was the first of three UK chart-toppers  for Gray, of which the latter two also made the Top 17 in the US. White Ladder became the fifth best-selling album of […]
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Hank Williams Jr

Hank Williams Jr Living in the shadow of a man who helped change the scene of country music was a challenge for Hank Williams Jr (son of Hank Williams). Only 3 years old when his father died, young Randall “Hank” Williams was expected to carry on his father’s legacy and become a country music singer […]
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Marmalade

The Marmalade is a Scottish pop rock band from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as The Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the band name to The Marmalade. The most successful period for the band, in terms of UK chart success, was between 1968 and 1972. From the […]

Daft Punk

Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo from Paris formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.  The duo achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement and had continuous success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synth-pop influences.  They are also known for their visual stylisation and disguises associated with their music; the duo have […]

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop – James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), named designated the “Godfather of Punk,” is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges, who reunited in 2003,  and is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. Backing Tracks Candy Lust For Life Real Wild Child […]
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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye Backing Tracks: Heard It Through The Grapevine … How Sweet It Is … It Takes Two … Sexual Healing … Ain’t No Mountain Backing Tracks Abraham, Martin and John Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Tammi Terrell Ain’t Nothing Like The real Thing – Tammi Terrell Ain’t That Peculiar Can I Get A […]

Disney – Mary Poppins

Disney – Mary Poppins: Feed The Birds… Jolly Holiday… Spoonful Of Sugar… Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious… Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy comedy film loosely based on the series of children’s books of the same name written by P.L.Travers.  It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by […]
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Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots (stylized as TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, sometimes shortened to TØP) is an American musical duo originating from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Tyler Joseph along with Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. Thomas and Salih left in 2011, and Joseph was joined by drummer Josh Dun. […]

Lulu

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer and actress. She has been successful in the entertainment business since the 1960s and renowned for her powerful singing voice. Backing Tracks Boat That I Row Boom Bang A Bang Boy I’m A Tiger  Man With The […]

White Stripes

The White Stripes were an American duo with a sound that mixed classic blues with punk-rock. Comprising of singer/guitarist Jack White and drummer Meg White, the group became rock stars and Grammy winners in only a few short years. The duo were also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic which featured a simple colour […]

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director and conductor , but was primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the text and the music for each of his works. Initially, Wagner established his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of […]

Van Morrison

Van Morrison (born August 31, 1945) is an Irish singer-songwriter and saxophonist who played in a succession of groups in the mid-1960s before embarking on successful solo career Having listened to blues, country and gospel early in life, he was a travelling musician at 13, singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them […]

Harry Connick Jr

Harry Connick Jr – Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide and is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US […]

Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Armatrading has also been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 46 years, Joan Armatrading has released 19 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations. Backing Tracks […]
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Flo Rida

Flo Rida was one of the best-selling party-rap artists of the 2000s, notching a handful of international hit singles and Billboard chart-toppers. Growing up in Florida, the state from which his name was derived, he was involved in a hip hop group in his teenage years and was eventually accepted by Poe Boy Entertainment in 2006.  […]

Ludacris

Ludacris is a rapper and actor known for personifying the ‘Dirty South’ style of rap music and starring as Tej Parker in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ films. He made his mainstream breakthrough in 2000 with his second album, Back for the First Time, and has since become a label boss, restaurateur and philanthropist, while still […]
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Devlin

Devlin is a British rapper.  He appeared on a local radio station at just 13 years of age and was spotted by a recording company. He was previously a member of the English rap collectives ‘The OT Crew’ and ‘The Movement’. The second single, “Runaway” from his debut album, was released on 24 October 2010 […]
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Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne is an American rap artist who was discovered and signed at under 10 years of age. He spent a few years performing as part of rap and hip hop groups before venturing out as a solo artist.  His solo debut album came in 1999 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. His subsequent albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), […]
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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. She spent several years singing in clubs before signing with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Mary Chapin Carpenter’s most successful album to date remains 1992’s Come On Come On, which yielded seven charting country singles and had sales exceeding four million copies. “Passionate Kisses”, […]
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Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow, born on 20th January 1971 is an iconic British Singer/Songwriter, pianist, composer and record producer who first came to fame as the lead singer of boy band Take That. Gary Barlow was writing songs from an early age and employed his first manager at 18 years old. Gary Barlow has had a phenomenal […]
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Don Gibson

Don Gibson was an American country singer, born in Shelby, North Carolina on April 3, 1928. He began playing guitar in his early teens and after some time spent playing and singing in bars with the band Sons Of The Soil he was spotted by a record producer who offered him a writing contract. Don […]

Patti Labelle

Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt; May 24, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group’s name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade.  After the group split in 1976, […]

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel launched a successful solo career with “Solsbury Hill” as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum […]

Nolan Sisters

Nolan Sisters (The) were a female sibling quintet from the UK. After doing some recording and performing with other family members, the sisters (Bernadette, Anne, Denise, Linda and Maureen) became a distinct group in 1974 and began appearing on TV variety shows. Their biggest hit by far, “I’m In The Mood For Dancing” came in 1979. […]
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XTC

XTC were an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972 and active until 2006. Led by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s, later playing in a variety of styles that ranged from angular guitar riffs to elaborately arranged pop. Partly because the group did not fit into contemporary trends, they achieved only […]

Toyah

Toyah Willcox (born 18 May 1958) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, actress, producer and author. In a career spanning more than thirty years, Willcox has had 8 Top 40 singles, released over 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films, and voiced and presented numerous television shows. Between 1977 and […]

Tom Waits

Thomas  Waits  is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Known for his distinctive deep gravelly singing voice, his lyrics are characterised by their focus on characters living on the underside of U.S. society. His early music during the 1970s was primarily in the jazz genre, but later work moved towards blues, vaudeville, and experimental music.  Waits’ albums have met with mixed commercial success in […]

Stacie Orrico

Stacie Orrico (born March 3, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. In 1998, she signed to ForeFront Records when she was 12 years old, and recorded her first album, Genuine (2000), which sold 13,000 units in its first week of release. After her first album, she signed to a new record label, Virgin Records, and started to record […]

Roachford

Roachford was formed in 1987, the line-up featuring Andrew Roachford (born 22 January 1965, vocals, keyboards, percussion), Chris Taylor (born 26 November 1964, drums), Hawi Gondwe (born 30 July 1964, guitars) and Derrick Taylor (born 13 January 1965, bass guitar). By 1988 the band were touring, supporting acts such as Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. Shortly afterward, […]

Ramones (The)

The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City, USA in 1974. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was vastly influential in both the United States and the United Kingdom. They performed over 2,000 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years and in 1996 played a farewell concert and disbanded.  In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime […]
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Prodigy (The)

The Prodigy are an British electronic music group, formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. The Prodigy first emerged in the underground rave scene in the early 1990s and since gaining mainstream success, have remained one of the most successful electronic acts of all time. They have sold an estimated 30 million records worldwide, and won numerous […]
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Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a member of five successful rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles, the Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Walsh was also part of the New Zealand band Herbs. In the 1990s, he was a member of the short-lived supergroup the Best. […]
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Kansas

Kansas are an American rock band who dominated the charts in the 1970’s and 80’s. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. The band released its album, Leftoverture, in October 1976, which produced the hit single, “Carry On […]
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B52 s

The B52’s played their first live gig in 1977 but it wasn’t until the release of their album Cosmic Thing that they became internationally known. It soared to the top of the Billboard Album chart, sold five million copies and yielded their first-ever Hot 10 hits — “Love Shack” and “Roam” and  proved to be the greatest commercial […]

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are a British band who formed in 1965 when Roger Barrett (replaced by David Gilmour in 1967) and Roger Waters met percussionist Nick Mason and gifted keyboard player, Rick Wright. With the release of 1973’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd went from moderately successful to one of rock music’s biggest acts. […]

Bangles (The)

The Bangles are an American pop rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1981, scoring several hit singles as that decade continued. The band’s hits include “Walk Like an Egyptian”,  “Manic Monday”, “Hazy Shade of Winter”, and their 1989 number-one single “Eternal Flame” (which was covered by Atomic Kitten in 2000). The Bangles became […]
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Richard Marx

Richard Marx is an American singer / songwriter / producer from Chicago, USA. Over the years he has sold more than 30 million records, swept Grammy Awards, set records and produced/co-produced many chart topping singles as a solo artist and alongside massive artists like Keith Urban, Luther Vandross and NSYNC. Backing Tracks Angelia Can’t Help Falling […]
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Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is an American singer songwriter and actress. When she was as young as 4 years old she was performing on stage at the Dallas Theatre Centre and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL). Badu went on to study theatre at university, but to concentrate on music full-time, she left university before graduating, and took minimum-wage jobs […]
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Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive” (1979), “Never Can Say Goodbye” (1974)  and “I Am What I Am” (1983). After a stint as a singer with a jazz/R&B music band, in the 1960s, Gloria Gaynors  first real success came in 1975 when she was signed to Columbia Records. She released […]
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Panic At The Disco

Panic At The Disco is a band from Las Vegas in America who formed in 2004. ‘I Write Sins, Not Tragedies’ the lead single from their debut album reached number seven in the US charts. Off the back of this they were second billing on the Truckstops & Statelines Winter Tour in 2006 and their album sales […]

Rae Morris

Rae Morris is British singer/songwriter who began writing songs as a teenager and was offered a deal by Atlantic when she was just 18. Releasing only singles for quite a period of time as well as doing solo performances Rae Morris was a support act for artists including Bombay Bicycle Club, Lianne La Havas, Noah and the Whale, and Tom Odell. he […]
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Frank Ifield

Frank Ifield – Francis Edward Ifield OAM (born 30 November 1937, Coundon) is an English-Australian country music singer and guitarist who often incorporated yodelling. After living in Australia Ifield returned to the United Kingdom in November 1959 where he had four number-one hits on the UK Singles Chart with his cover versions of “I Remember […]

Buck Owens

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), professionally known as Buck Owens, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos.  While Owens originally used fiddle and retained pedal steel guitar into the 1970s. His signature style was based on simple storylines, infectious choruses, […]
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MNEK

MNEK is an English singer, songwriter and record producer who (as with most producers) collaborate with singers to create music and he was involved in the creation of two U.K. number one singles before he reached the age of 19. Recognition of his songwriting talent came in the form of a deal with EMI Publishing in […]
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Norah Jones

Norah Jones is an American jazz singer, songwriter and musician who won five Grammy Awards for her debut album, Come Away With Me, in 2003. Her subsequent studio albums Feels Like Home, released in 2004; Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights; and 2009’s The Fall all gained Platinum status. Norah Jones’ fifth […]

Billy Joel

Billy Joel: Honesty… Innocent Man… Just The Way You Are… Longest Time… My Life… Piano Man… Tell Her About It… Uptown Girl… Billy Joel is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and composer. His international acclaim has followed him since his first single “Piano Man” hit the charts in 1973. He has become a best selling recording and solo artist and won many awards. He is one […]
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Van Halen

Van Halen was an American hard rock band formed in California in 1972. The line up of the band changed many times over the years, with much controversy and arguing amongst the members. The most recent members have been together since 2007. Eddie Van Halen – guitar, backing vocals (d. Oct 6, 2020) Alex Van […]

Wiz

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown.  It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture.   The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Backing Tracks Brand New Day Home […]
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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue rose to fame as a teen actress playing the character Charlene in the soap opera Neighbours.  She switched over to music and had a hit with her cover of “The Loco-motion,” first made famous by Little Eva and subsequently signed up with producers Stock/Aitken/Waterman in 1987. She made history by having more than 20 consecutive […]

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton is an American musician who initially spent time as a songwriter for Nashville stars, before performing as an artist in his own right. His debut album ‘Traveller’, released in 2015, went platinum and in 2016, he had four Grammy nominations and then two awards: Best Country Solo Performance and Traveller won Best Country Album. […]
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David Guetta

Born in France, David Guetta is a DJ and producer of electro music. Although he had been a club DJ for many years and released a couple of albums, he did not achieve mainstream success until 2009 when the album “One Love” was released. The first 3 songs off that album reached number 1 in the UK Top 40 […]
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Bic Runga

Bic (pronounced Bec) Runga is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She was surrounded by music at a young age and started recording songs with her sisters when she was four years old. She learnt how to play drums at the age of eleven, guitar and keyboards a couple of years later. She joined  high school […]
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Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He recorded several successful novelty records in the early 1960s. “The Hole in the Ground” and “Right Said Fred”  were both produced by George Martin, with music by Ted Dicks and lyrics by Myles Rudge and both reached the top ten in the UK Singles […]
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Ben Lee

Ben Lee is an Australian singer / songwriter and actor. He made his stage debut in 1993, fronting the indie rock band “Noise Addict”, a foursome of school friends.  His solo debut album “Grandpaw Would” was released in March 1995 when he was just 16 years old. The album was a success in Australia, earning Ben […]
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Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five was an American alternative rock trio formed in 1993. Consisting of members Ben Folds (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, melodica, principal songwriting), Robert Sledge (bass guitar, double bass, synthesizer, backing vocals), and Darren Jessee (drums, percussion, backing vocals, songwriter), group released the single “Brick” in 1997 from their album Whatever and Ever Amen. During […]
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Baltimora

Baltimora were a new wave dance act from Italy who found success with their 1985 hit single “Tarzan Boy”. With its catchy ‘Tarzan-call’ running throughout, the song became a disco standard. A few years later, “Tarzan Boy” returned to the chart for three more months after being featured on the soundtrack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]
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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys were formed when neighbours Alex Turner and Jamie Cook received guitars as presents. They hooked up with school friends Andy Nicholson [superceded by Nick O’Malley] (bass) and Matt Helders (drums) and began playing in the Sheffield (UK) area in 2003. They handed out demo CD’s to fans, who then uploaded the music onto a fan-created MySpace page for the band. The […]

D-12

D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop supergroup from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed in 1995, and achieved mainstream success after Eminem rose to international fame. The original lineup consisted of the members and their alter egos; this is where Eminem’s Slim Shady persona originated. D12 released the […]

Chris Montez

Chris Montez (born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez on January 17, 1943) is an American guitarist and vocalist, whose stylistic approach has ranged from rock & roll to pop standards and Latin music. His rock sound is exemplified in songs such as his 1962 hit “Let’s Dance”. When his early music’s popularity began to fade, he switched to a more traditional role as a popular singer […]

Chairman Of The Board

Chairman of the Board is an American-Canadian, Detroit, Michigan-based soul music group, who saw their greatest commercial success in the 1970s.   Hits include”Give Me Just a Little More Time”. “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String”, “Everything’s Tuesday”, “Pay to the Piper”, “Finders Keepers” and (in the UK) “Working on a Building of Love” and “Elmo James”. They also recorded the […]

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. He is regarded as one of the most influential dancers of his time. His stage, film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he starred in more than 10 Broadway and London musicals, made 31 musical films. As a dancer, […]
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Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer, songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress. She was one of the country’s most widely known international stars. Her trademark songs were interpretations of French ballads and included “Non, je ne regrette rien” and “La Vie en rose”. Having suffered ill health Edith […]
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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are a British synth-pop / rock band formed in the 1980’s. Although they never attained the number 1 spot on the UK charts, their discography is impressive with 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and seventeen top 10 albums in the UK chart; they have sold over 100 million records worldwide. After over 30 […]
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Everly Brothers

Everly Brothers – Phil and Don Everly were American brothers who shot to fame in their teen years with their song “Bye Bye Love” (written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant who wrote most of their subsequent hits). They were especially noted for their close harmony singing style. They were no strangers to performing as they […]

Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range. As of 2009 she had sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Sarah McLachlan’s best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she […]

Frankie Lymon

Frankie Lymon was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the early rock and roll group The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in their early to mid-teens whose first single “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” was also their biggest hit. Six other top blues 10 singles followed over the […]
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Sammy Kershaw

Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958) is an American country music artist. He has released 16 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than 25 singles have entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one hit “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and 10 more Top 10 hits including […]

Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham is a Danish pop and soul band. It consists of lead vocalist Lukas Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren, and bassist Magnus Larsson. The band released their first album, Lukas Graham, with labels Copenhagen Records and Then We Take the World in 2012. The album peaked at number one on the Danish charts. Their second album was released in 2015 and earned international attention with singles like “Mama Said” and “7 Years”, […]
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Kay Starr

Kay Starr, was an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Rock And Roll Waltz“. As a youngster she was encouraged to enter a local talent contest at which she won a prize for […]

George Michael

George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham before launching a very successful solo career. Backing Tracks   An Easier Affair A Different Corner Amazing Careless Whisper Cowboys And Angels   December Song Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me […]
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Terence Trent D’Arby

Sananda Francesco Maitreya (born Terence Trent Howard, March 15, 1962), better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D’Arby, is an American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles “If You Let Me Stay”, “Wishing Well”, “Dance Little […]
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Beverley Craven

Beverley Craven is a BRIT-Award winning singer who became a household name in the early 90’s with the release  of her debut album which became a worldwide hit. Her 1991 single, ‘Promise Me‘, went on to become a huge hit across Europe and she followed this up with a string of chart successes including ‘Memories‘, Holding On‘, […]

Steely Dan

Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972. Blending elements of jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast […]
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Sparks

Sparks are an American pop and rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972.  Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks’ music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence.   The band are best known for the songs “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us”,  “The Number One Song in Heaven” “When I’m With You”,  “I Predict”. […]
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Space

Space are a British band from Liverpool, who formed in 1993 and the band came to prominence throughout the mid-1990s with hit singles such as “Female of the Species”, “Me and You Versus the World”, “Neighbourhood”, “Avenging Angels” and “The Ballad of Tom Jones”. Backing Tracks Avenging Angels Female Of The Species Me And You Versus The World Neighbourhood Ballad Of Tom […]
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Soundgarden

Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984. The Band achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” Backing Tracks Black Hole Sun Spoonman Superunknown Super Unknown Rusty Cage By Crooked Steps Jesus Christ Pose Outshined Fell On Black Days […]
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Sonique

Sonique – Sonia Marina Clarke  (born 21 June 1968), is a British singer, musician and DJ. She is best known for her song It Feels So Good. She was the lead vocalist on two S’Express singles, and the majority of the tracks on the group’s second album, Intercourse. She won the 2001 BRIT Award for British female solo artist. She was treated […]
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Snap

Snap are a German Eurodance group formed in 1989 by producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. The act has been through a number of line-up changes over the years. Their best known hits in the US are their 1990 hit “The Power” and their 1992 #5 hit “Rhythm Is a Dancer.” In 1996 the group was officially disbanded releasing a greatest hits compilation […]
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Small Faces

Small Faces were an English rock band from East London. The band is remembered as one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s  with memorable hit songs such as “Itchycoo Park”, “Lazy Sunday”, “All or Nothing”, and “Tin Soldier”, as well as their concept album Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake. They later evolved into one of the UK’s most successful psychedelic bands until 1969. Backing Tracks […]
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Slipknot

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.  Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band rapidly rose to success following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. Backing Tracks Duality Psychosocial Vermilliion Artist Website Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded […]
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Simple Plan

Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. consisting of Pierre Bouvier (born May 9, 1979) on vocal, Charles ‘Chuck’ Comeau (born September 17, 1979) on drums, David Desrosiers (born August 29, 1980) on bass and backing vocals, Sebastien Lefebvre (born June 5, 1981) on guitar and backing vocals, and Jean-Francois Stinco (born August 22, 1978) on lead guitar. […]
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Silverchair

Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992.The group got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition conducted by SBS TV show Nomad and ABC radio station, Triple J. The band was signed by Murmur, and were successful on the Australian and international rock stages. Backing Tracks Anthem For The Year 2000 If You Keep Losing […]
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Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll is an Australian singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as runner-up of the first season of Australian Idol in 2003.  Noll has received six ARIA Music Award nominations. He is now signed with Warner Music Australia, Backing Tracks In Pieces Lift Lonely Loud Now I Run Way That I Feel What About Me Shine Learn To Fly Burn […]
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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols (The) were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their initial career lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex […]
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Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti are a British pop band, originally formed in 1977 and enjoyed significant chart success in the UK from the early to mid-1980s. Backing Tracks Absolute Perfect Way The Word Girl Wood Beez Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by the Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside. He is the only member of the band […]
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Sam & Dave

Sam & Dave were an American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Sam Moore (born 1935) and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (1937–1988). Backing Tracks    Soul Man    Hold On I’m A Comin’ Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall […]

X Factor Finalists

X-Factor Finalists X-Factor (UK) finalists released singles to raise the profile of and funds for a variety of charities over the years. Here are a selection of them. Backing Tracks Hero Heroes Wishing On A Star You Are Not Alone

Vanessa Amorosi

Vanessa Amorosi is an Australian singer / songwriter and recording artist. Her combined album and single sales have reached over 2 million worldwide. She is known for her vocal range and her ability to vocally cover various genres of music. At 14 years of age she took a part-time job singing in a restaurant  spotted by […]

Val Doonican

Val Doonican was an immensely popular traditional singer from Ireland. The performer was a regular fixture on TV with his own show which ran on the BBC from 1965 to 1986, featuring his own performances and guest artists. He was also hot on the UK charts in the 1960s and ’70s with songs like Walk […]

Usher

Usher began singing when he was six years old, joining the local church choir because his mother (who supported him throughout his early career), recognised budding talent in his voice. He began participating in various local talent shows when the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia and was only 14 when he was spotted by a […]

Thunder

Thunder are an English hard rock band from London, formed in 1989.The group’s first two singles both hit the U.K. Top 40 and earned Thunder a support slot for Aerosmith and a gig at the 1990 Monsters of Rock festival. Hits include: A Better Man, I Love You More Than Rock & Roll, Love Walked In, Low Life In High Places, Dirty […]
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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.  The band had a large influence on the nu-metal genre which came to prominence during the second half of the 1990s and is well known for the members’ political views, which are expressed in many of the band’s songs. As of 2010, they […]
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Irish Songs

The traditional music played by the Irish came to the country with the Celts over 2,000 years ago. Traditional Irish music was passed on from generation to generation by listening, learning by ear and without formally writing the tunes on paper and it wasn’t until the 1700’s that there is evidence that the music was written […]
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Poison

Poison is an American rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s. After 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing. Backing Tracks     Every Rose Has Its Thorn     Your Mama Don’t Dance     Nothin’ But A Good Time     Talk Dirty To […]
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Placebo

Placebo is an alternative rock band, from England.   Placebo is an alternative rock band, formed by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal. The band were soon joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg, who left in 1996 due to conflicts with Molko and was replaced the same year by Steve Hewitt.The band has sparked controversy at […]
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Fortunes (The)

Fortunes (The)  were a successful vocal harmony group from Birmingham, UK. Although The Fortunes had some minor success in the early years, it wasn’t until 1965 when the song ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles‘ almost reached the top spot in the British charts in August of 1965 and Number 7 in the U.S. charts, that their popularity […]
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Offspring

Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984, and are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time. Backing Tracks Come Out And Play     Hit That     Kids Aren’t Alright     Million Miles Away     Original Prankster     Pretty Fly For […]
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Destiny’s Child

Destiny’s Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, The group was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling second album, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999), which contained the number-one singles “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name”. Their third album, Survivor (2001), which contains […]

Morrissey

Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the frontman of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has had very successful  solo career. Backing Tracks  Every Day Is Like Sunday  First Of The Gang To Die  I Have Forgiven Jesus  Irish Blood English Heart […]
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Melanie B

Melanie B – Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), also known as Mel B or Melanie B, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Brown rose to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Scary Spice. Backing Tracks     Feels So Good     I […]
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French Montana

French Montana, is a Moroccan-American hip hop recording artist. Born in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records, and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. In 2012, he signed a joint-venture recording deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach […]
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Foster The People

Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. It currently consists of lead vocalist Mark Foster, lead guitarist Sean Cimino, keyboardist Isom Innis, and drummer Mark Pontius. Backing Tracks Pumped Up Kicks Call It What You Want More About … Foster founded the band in 2009 after spending several years in Los […]
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Howard Jones

Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British singer, musician and songwriter.  He released his first single, “New Song,” in England in the fall of 1983 and it became a big hit, peaking at number three. His second single, “What Is Love,” was released a few months later and it reached number two. Humans Lib, Jones’ debut album, was released […]
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Haim

Haim (pronounced and stylized as HAIM) is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of three sisters: Este Haim (bass guitar and vocals), Danielle Haim (vocals and guitar) and Alana Haim (guitars, keyboards, and vocals). In addition to their primary instruments, each member is also proficient in several others. The group’s pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the […]
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Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, actor and founding member of the rock band the Eagles. Frey was the lead singer and frontman for the Eagles, roles he came to share with fellow member Don Henley, with whom he wrote most of the Eagles’ material.  After the breakup […]
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Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970.  Deep Purple, together with Led […]

Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Gibson released her debut album Out of the Bluein 1987, which spawned several international hits, later being certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. One of those singles, “Foolish Beat”, made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single. Her […]
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Data Protection

Data Protection We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)). We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. […]

Annie The Musical

Annie The Musical Backing Tracks: A New Deal For Christmas… Easy Street…  I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here… It’s A Hard Knock Life… Little Girls… Maybe… NYC… Tomorrow… You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile… Opportunity… Backing Tracks A New Deal For Christmas Chewing Gum Easy Street I Don’t Need Anything But You I […]

Can A Singing Teacher To The Stars Cure Our Critic’s Tuneless Warble

Can a singing teacher to the stars cure our critic’s tuneless warble? Article from The Times Newspaper Ross Campbell, a professor of singing at the Royal Academy who trains the best of the best, took on his hardest challenge yet: pop writer Will Hodgkinson. There is one person in this world who thinks I have a fantastic singing voice: […]
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Singing – Ross Campbell

Singing – Ross Campbell “SINGING – AN EXTENSIVE HANDBOOK FOR ALL SINGERS AND THEIR TEACHERS”   written by the internationally renowned Singing Specialist, Teacher & Performer  ROSS CAMPBELL to go directly to purchase please click here: The HARDBACK has been professionally designed so: It is a large enough size for the diagrams and musical exercises to […]
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Aspects Of Love The Musical

Aspects of Love:  This musical was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and based on a book written by David Garnett. The show tells the story of passion, love, life and loss across three generations of a family and their artistic companions, against a background of 1940’s France and Italy. “Love Changes Everything” was a huge hit […]

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born is an American romantic musical themed film starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga and her musical collaborators Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt won the 2019 OSCARS Best Original Song for the track ‘Shallow’. Storyline Musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. […]

Chas & Dave

Chas & Dave (often billed as Chas ‘n’ Dave) were an English pop rock duo, most notable as creators and performers of a musical style labelled “rockney” (a portmanteau of “rock” and “cockney”), which mixes “pub singalong, music-hall humour, boogie-woogie piano and pre-Beatles rock ‘n’ roll”.  For a time, “Rockney” was also the name of their […]

Blood Brothers The Musical

Blood Brothers Musical is, at first, a heart-warming story of Mickey and Edward, two brothers separated at birth, brought together again through friendship. However, their familial relationship is concealed by their guardians who strive to keep them apart because of superstitious beliefs. Backing Tracks Bright New Day Council Chambers Easy Terms Gypsies In The Woods […]

Avicii

Avicii (Tim Bergling  (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018)) was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. One of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of the time — he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” regularly appeared in the Top 5 of […]
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4 Non Blondes

4 Non Blondes was an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1989. The group was formed by bassist Christa Hillhouse, guitarist Shaunna Hall, drummer Wanda Day, and vocalist and guitarist Linda Perry. Prior to the release of their first album, Roger Rocha replaced Hall on guitar, and Dawn Richardson replaced Day on drums. They hit the charts […]

Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress, and model.  Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million, which sold 3 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. Backing Tracks     On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in […]

A1

A1 are a British–Norwegian pop group that formed in 1998. The original line-up consists of Paul Marazzi, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read and Ben Adams. Ingebrigtsen is originally from Oslo, Norway, but the other members originate from London. Backing Tracks   Caught In The Middle   Like A Rose   Make It Good   No More […]

911

911 are an English pop group consisting of Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Simon “Spike” Dawbarn. They were formed in 1992 and released their debut single “Night to Remember” in May 1996. In their five years together, 911 scored ten UK top 10 singles. They sold 10 million singles and 6 million albums around the […]

Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her career began in 1980 when she won the singing competition Search for a Star. Backing Tracks Changes All Around The World In All The Right Places The Real Thing This is The Right Time All Woman Someday  (I’m Coming Back) website  Lisa Jane Stansfield (born 11 […]
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Carousel The Musical

Carousel is the second musical by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár’s 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He participates in a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; […]

Cats The Musical

Cats is a sung-through British musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside […]

Troggs

Troggs (The) are probably most remembered for their 60s song “Wild Thing”, but it is just one of their many UK hits including “With A Girl Like You“, “I Can’t Control Myself” and “Love Is All Around” (covered by Wet Wet Wet – Four Weddings and a Funeral). Claimed by many to be the first British punk […]

Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes is an Australian folk singer who was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1961/62 his family moved to Australia. After playing in a school band (he replaced Bon Scott (who joined AC/DC) as lead vocalist in the band Fraternity. Then, aged 16, he joined Cold Chisel in 1973. After playing in pubs across Australia […]
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Chorus Line The Musical

Chorus Line audition for an upcoming Broadway production, features the formidable director Zach and his assistant choreographer Larry putting the dancers through their paces. Every dancer is desperate for work (“I Hope I Get It”). After the first cut, 17 dancers remain. Zach tells them he is looking for a strong dancing chorus of four […]
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Color Purple (The) The Musical

The Color Purple is a musical with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis. Based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker, the show follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century. The original Broadway production ran from 2005 to 2008, earning eleven Tony Award nominations in 2006. An enthusiastically acclaimed Broadway […]

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is an American actress, singer, dancer, producer and fashion designer. Jennifer Lopez became the first Latina to get $1 million for a movie role. She is also an accomplished musician. She is one of the most successful ladies in Hollywood. Her music career has also been on the top level. Her most notable film […]
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Copacabana (The Musical)

Copacabana is a 1985 American made-for-television musical film, stage musical and nightclub show written by Barry Manilow and based on his 1978 song of the same title. The show toured the United States and, as of 2006, became available to license to performing companies and schools for the first time. Backing Tracks Copacabana Dancing Fool Just Arrived Man Wanted Sweet Heaven Who Am I Kidding […]

Dreamgirls The Musical

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others.  The musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called “The Dreams”, who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981, at […]

Evita The Musical

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions […]

Fiddler On The Roof The Musical

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances.. It won nine Tony […]
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Queen

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. Backing Tracks […]

Robert Plant

Robert Plant, is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin he has also had a successful solo career. With a career spanning more than 40 years and possessing a powerful wide vocal range (particularly using his trademark high-pitched vocals), Plant is regarded as one […]
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La Cage Aux Folles The Musical

La Cage aux Folles is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring dragentertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative […]

Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, […]

Les Miserables The Musical

Les Miserables: At The End Of The Day… Bring Him Home… Do You Hear The People Sing… Empty Chairs At Empty Tables… I Dreamed A Dream… On My Own… One Day More… Les Misérables is a musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Premiering in Paris in 1980, it […]

Love Never Dies The Musical

Love Never Dies is a romantic musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, Frederick Forsyth and Slater. This sequel to the long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera and is set approximately 10 years later. The show opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 9 March 2010 but closed for […]

Miss Saigon Musical

Miss Saigon Miss Saigon: American Dream… I Still Believe… Please… Sun And Moon… The Heat Is On… The Sacred Bird… The Money Is Yours… Why God Why… This is an epic love story based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The story in Madame Butterfly, […]

Phantom Of The Opera Musical

The musical “Phantom Of The Opera” is based on the novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, first published in 1911, which tells of events that occurred at the Paris Opera House in the 1880s. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe and it opened at Her […]

Eagles (The)

The Eagles : Caught Up In The Rapture … New Kid In Town … Lying Eyes … Take It Easy … Love Will Keep Us Alive … Witchy Woman The Eagles are one of the best selling bands of all time having globally sold millions of albums including their debut Eagles which spawned no less than 3 […]
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Elton John

Elton John: Candle In The Wind… Circle Of Life… Daniel… Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me… Face To Face… Goodbye Yellow Brick Road… Sacrifice… Your Song… Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time.  He was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England, and given the […]
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Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles was born in Toronto, Canada (December 25, 1958) and was introduced to music via the radio airwaves. She studied to become a graphic artist and spent years competing as an accomplished horsewoman taking part in such events as Canada’s Royal Winter Fair prior to deciding that she would make music her career of […]

Showboat The Musical

  Showboat the musical features the music of Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. The story, based on Edna Ferber’s novel of the same name, is set against the backdrop of the American Deep South at the beginning of the 20th Century, and tells a powerful story of freedom, loyalty and love.  It is […]

Sunday In The Park With George The Musical

Sunday In The Park With George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical begins with the story of George (an artist) and his model and lover Dot. The characters that inhabit George’s painting have lives unto themselves, which George captures with his paintbrush. Fast forward a hundred years and we […]

Taboo The Musical

Taboo is a stage musical with a book by Mark Davies Markham (extensively rewritten for the Broadway production by Charles Busch), lyrics by Boy George, and music by George, John Themis, Richie Stevens and Kevan Frost. Set in an abandoned London warehouse, the partly imagined story of a group of club ‘names’ set in the location of what was the city’s most fashionable […]

Labrinth

Labrinth, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. Initially, he was tipped to work as a producer, but Simon Cowell signed him to his record label Syco Music as a solo act. Backing Tracks  Jealous Let It Be Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth ft Emeli Sande  Earthquake – Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah   Express Yourself Fragile […]

We Will Rock You The Musical

We Will Rock You  is a rock musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments […]

Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed by Pete Willis and Rick Savage in 1977. The group produced its first record in 1978 and their strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Over the years Def Leppard’s band lineup has changed several times but they still fill sell out […]
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Alanis Morissette

From a young age Alanis Morissette wrote songs, played musical instruments and appeared on TV. She is now an accomplished singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress with several music awards under her belt and multi million record sales worldwide. She now sits in the alternative rock genre having drifted through mainstream pop in the early […]

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard Backing Tracks : The Young Ones … Move It … Miss You Nights … Millennium Prayer … Summer Holiday In early 1958 young rock and roll singer Harry Rodger Webb became Cliff Richard and by August 1958 was signed (with his band The Shadows) to the EMI record label. His first single Move It […]

Rush

Rush was a Canadian rock band known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Backing Tracks Closer To The Heart Fly By Night Subdivisions The Spirit Of Radio Turn The Pages Artist Website Rush was a Canadian rock band composed of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, […]
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Tanita Tikaram

Tanita Tikaram (born 12 August 1969) is a German born British pop/folk singer-songwriter. She achieved chart success with the singles “Twist in My Sobriety” and “Good Tradition” from her debut album, Ancient Heart.  Tikaram started singing in nightclubs while she was still a teenager and the aforementioned album was release when she was only 19 years of age. […]

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1942. A gifted singer and pianist, Franklin toured with her father’s travelling show and later visited New York, where she signed with Columbia Records. Franklin went on to release several popular singles, many of which are now considered classics. In 1987, […]

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Backing Tracks: Triller… Billie Jean…  Thriller… Earth Song… Smooth Criminal… Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, entertainer, and recording artist. Michael Jackson epitomised the era of pop in the 70s, 80s and 90s, earning himself the title the King of Pop. He remained a global icon […]
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Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond is an American singer / songwriter / musician who has had over 30 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He was given an acoustic guitar for a birthday gift, which began his interest in […]
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Adele

Adele: Chasing Pavements… Hello… Hometown Glory… Rolling In The Deep… Skyfall… To Make You Feel My Love… Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5, 1988 in Enfield, North London. She came from a non-musical, but supportive family. She knew it was her destiny to be a singer. “As soon as I got a microphone in […]

Sara Evans

Sara Evans is an American Country Music musician singer/songwriter. She was the vocalist in her family’s band from a young age and when she was involved in a car accident at the age of 8 years, she would sit in a wheelchair and sing to help pay her medical bills. By 16, Sara Evans was […]

Neil Young

Neil Young is a Canadian singer / songwiter who arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1960s. He plays guitar and also plays piano and harmonica on many albums. He earned fame both as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSN&Y) and as a solo artist, writing and recording timeless songs such as “Heart […]

Shontelle

Shontelle is a Barbadian singer / songwriter whose singles ‘Impossible‘ and ‘T-Shirt‘ gave her brief fame worldwide. Backing Track Impossible T-Shirt Lyrics “Impossible” I remember years ago Someone told me I should take Caution when it comes to love I did, I didAnd you were strong and I was not My illusion, my mistake I […]

Blur

Blur is British band made up of Damon Albarn (singer/songwriter/keyboards), Graham Coxon (singer/guitar), Alex James (bass) and Dave Rowntree (drums). The band’s sound has changed over the years and this can be tracked through their albums Leisure, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Park Life, The Great Escape, Blur, 13 and Think Tank. In 2010 a film (No Distance Left To […]
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Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust started life as Bernard William Jewry and was also known as Shane Fenton early on in his career. From an early age Bernard was surrounded by musicians and entertainers as his mother ran a boarding house near to a theatre and made his stage debut at the age of 4. In the early 1960’s […]

Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and philanthropist. Brought up in a deprived area of New York known as Hell’s Kitchen Alicia Keys always knew she was going to be a performer. As her mother was an actress, Alicia spent […]

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect is a series of musical comedy films with an eclectic musical mix of genre, spanning styles and rhythms. The plot for the first film (released in 2012) follows an all-girl  a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, as they compete against another a cappella group from their college to win Nationals. The film is loosely […]

Alex Clare

Alex Clare hit the live music scene at 16 years of age, as a drummer and backing vocalist for a band that played covers in pubs around the London area. Alex Clare took over the role of frontman, armed himself with a guitar and started composing melodies to accompany the poetry he wrote. At 22 years of age he signed his […]
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Abba

Dancing Queen…Fernando…I Have A Dream… Knowing Me Knowing You… Waterloo…Super Trouper… ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972. With members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ABBA became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1975 to 1982. Backing Tracks: Adante Adante Alaska All The Small Things Angel […]
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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are a heavy metal band from the UK founded by bassist Steve Harris in the mid 1970s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums and then with the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson in 1999 the band saw a […]
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AC DC

AC DC: Back In Black… Big Gun… For Those About To Rock… Hard As A Rock… Highway To Hell… Let There Be Rock… AC DC  (aka AC/DC) is a rock and roll, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock band from Australia with over 200 million records sold worldwide. They have a fan base spanning all continents, a […]

Bill Withers

Backing Tracks : Ain’t No Sunshine … Soul Shadows … Lovely Day … Lean On Me … Bill Withers was one of six children born in a small coal mining town in America. He was afflicted with a stutter from a young age but serving in the US Navy helped with this and also piqued his interest in singing and […]

Adam Faith

Having been a paper boy, odd job boy and messenger Adam Faith made many attempts to achieve stardom including singing with his band “The Worried Men”, making TV appearances on shows such as Six-Five Special (1957) and Drumbeat (1959), but as each early attempt failed he stoically returned to work. As well as working, Adam […]

Tina Arena

Tina Arena, is an Italian-Australian singer-songwriter, musician, musical theatre actress, and record producer. She is one of Australia’s highest selling female artists who has sold over 10 million records worldwide. Arena is an artist with the vocal range of a soprano and is multilingual: she sings live and records in English, Italian, French and Spanish.  She has earned several international and national awards, including seven ARIA Awards, and two World […]
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Texas

Texas are a pop rock band from Glasgow, UK. They were founded in 1986 and made their performing debut in March 1988 at the University of Dundee. Their debut single “I Don’t Want a Lover” was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe. In February 2015, Texas celebrated their 25th anniversary and two […]
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REM

REM was an American rock band that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.  R.E.M. are regarded as pioneers of the alternative rock genre . Backing Tracks   Aftermath   At My Most Beautiful   Bang And Blame   Daysleeper   Drive   E-Bow The Letter   Electron Blue Everybody Hurts   Imitation Of […]

Hank Williams

Hank Williams Snr Iconic American singer / songwriter Hank Williams wrote about life’s deepest truths and sang such unforgettable songs as “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Take These Chains,” “I’m So Lonesome,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and many more. He is popularly considered one of the most influential country music artists of the 1940s and early 1950s, is a […]
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R Kelly

R Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time Backing Tracks    Bump N Grind Do What You Want ft Lady Gaga    Happy People […]
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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington was the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950’s. She started out as a church gospel singer later branched out into blues, jazz and popular music. She managed to get a gig with a theatre house band where she was spotted by Lionel Hampton. He invited her to tour with him […]

Who (The)

The Who is the best selling British Band formed in the 1960’s with the original line up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. They spent a number of years as a group called The Detours, before a rebrand. Pirate Radio and TV supported them and their first single as The Who reached the top 10 in […]

Shania Twain

Shania Twain, born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.  Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”. Don’t Be Stupid… From This […]
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LeAnn Rimes

Born in 1982, LeAnn Rimes made her stage debut at the age of 7 taking part in a musical production of “A Christmas Carol”. By the age of 11 she had recorded her debut “Blue” which became her signature song in later years. At the age of 14, LeAnn Rimes was the youngest artist to […]

Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie” Morgan (born June 27, 1959) is an American country music singer who started her singing career by appearing at the Grand Ole Oprey at the tender age of 13 years. Morgan charted her first single in 1978, although she did not break into the top of the U.S. country charts until 1989. Since then, she has charted […]

Lee Ann Womack

Country music singer songwriter Lee Ann Womack released her debut album in 1997 but it was succeeded three years later by I Hope You Dance, which became her biggest seller to date with the title song reaching the top of the country music charts that year, took the number one spot on the adult contemporary charts […]

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Backing Tracks: All Over Now… As Tears Go By… Brown Sugar… Come On… Emotional Rescue… Fool To Cry… Honky Tonk Woman… I Wanna Be Your Man… Let’s Spend The Night Together… Little Red Rooster… Ruby Tuesday… Backing Tracks 19th Nervous […]
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Lena Horne

Lena Horne: A Wonderful Day Like Today… Every Time We Say Goodbye… Girl From Ipanema… Love Me Or Leave Me… Stormy Weather… Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Her career spanned over 70 years: appearing in […]

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow: Copacabana… Could It Be Magic… Can’t Smile Without You… I Write The Songs… Mandy… One Voice… Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer. His career has spanned over 50 years and he has had a long string of hit recordings such as “Mandy”, […]

Vince Gill

Vince Gill is an American country music singer songwriter and instrumentalist.  He has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts and has sold more than 26 million albums. He has been honoured by the CMA with 18 awards, including Entertainer of the Year awards and Male Vocalist Awards. As of […]

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. He appeared on the television shows as a child and then in the late 1990s, rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. After the split of NSYNC, Justin Timberlake released his debut […]
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Pussycat Dolls

A manufactured girl vocal group from America, The Pussycat Dolls are famous for their scant clothing and suggestive dance routines. They started out as a burlesque dance troupe managed by Robin Antin who then decided to turn them into a music franchise. Even though they disbanded after only 5 years, The Pussycat Dolls have achieved […]

James Blunt

James Blunt is an English singer / songwriter and musician who shot to fame with the third single (“You’re Beautiful”) off his debut album (“Back To Bedlam”). Since then James has released three more albums, done world tours, achieved  number one singles and a host of award nominations. As a child, James Blunt had piano and violin […]
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Gabrielle

Gabrielle: Dreams… Give Me A Little More Time… Out Of Reach… Rise… Sunshine… Walk On By… Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born 16 April 1970), known simply as Gabrielle, is a multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning English singer and songwriter. Her debut single “Dreams” topped the UK Singles Chart in June 1993. Other singles include “Going Nowhere”, […]
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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: Coat Of Many Colours… Here You Come Again… Islands In The Stream… I Will Always Love You… Jolene… Love Is Like A Butterfly… Nine To Five Dolly Parton is an international superstar singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality. She grew up in very humble beginnings in Tennessee, suffering near poverty as one of 12 children […]

S Club

S Club  were a UK pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.   The group was formed in 1998 and quickly rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7. S Club Juniors was formed in 2001 through a reality television show and changed their name to S Club 8 in 2003. […]

Drifters

Drifters: Come On Over To My Place… Kissing In The Back Row Of The Movies… Saturday Night At The Movies… Under The Boardwalk… Up On The Roof… The Drifters are an American R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward and his Dominoes) in […]

Sam Brown

Sam Brown (born 7 October 1964) is an English female singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and record producer. In a music career spanning more than 30 years, Brown is an accomplished ukulele player, and was an accomplished blue-eyed soul and jazz singer. Brown came to prominence in the late 1980s as a solo artist, releasing six […]

Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn Backing Tracks   A Face In The Crowd Are You Ever Gonna Love Me As Long As You Belong To Me Cowboys Are My Weakness Daddy’s Hands Golden Years Heart Full Of Love I Am Who I Am Love Someone Like Me Maybe I Mean Yes My Anniversary For Being A Fool No […]
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Cilla Black

Cilla Black’s music career began at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club after being a Cloakroom girl. It was here she met her future husband Bobby Willis and where she eventually performed alongside such acts as The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Her first single “Love of the Loved” was written by Lennon and McCartney. In 1964 […]

Ce Ce Penniston

CeCe Peniston  is an American recording artist and former beauty queen.   In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years. Her signature song “Finally” became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide. Backing Tracks Finally Cecilia Veronica “CeCe” Peniston (born […]

UB40

UB40 : Kingston Town … Red Red Wine … I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight … Cherry Oh Baby … Higher Ground UB40 are a reggae band from the West Midlands in the UK who topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records. The band has had more than 50 singles in […]
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Tom Odell

Tom Odell: Another Love… Can’t Pretend… Hold Me… Long Way Down… Real Love… British singer / songwriter Tom Odell has been writing songs since he was 13 but never really revealed his talent until he decided at 18 to pursue a career in music. Born in the West Sussex town of Chichester, British singer/songwriter Tom […]
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Rick Astley

Rick Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and radio personality. His 1987 song, “Never Gonna Give You Up” was a No. 1 hit single in 25 countries, and won the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single. Astley made a comeback in 2007, becoming an Internet phenomenon when the music video for […]

An Introduction To Opera

An Introduction To Opera Opera was developed in Western Europe in the late 16th century. A combination of mixing music and drama. The Baroque period developed in the last decades of the 16th century. It is distinguished, above all, by the development of what has become known as dramatic monody. Here a simple form of […]
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Vocalzone

Vocalzone Throat Pastilles Now available in 3 great Flavours: Original, Honey & Lemon, Blackcurrant The World’s #1 Throat Pastille Benefits of Using Vocalzone: Soothes and clears Relieves from throat irritation Helps keep a clear voice Contains powerful active ingredients Gluten & Lactose Free Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans Some call it a pastille, others call […]

Celine Dion

Celine Dion: All By Myself…. A Mother’s Prayer…  Beautiful Boy… Calling You… Dance With My Father… My Heart Will Go On… The Prayer… Céline Marie Claudette Dion, (born 30 March 1968), is a French Canadian singer who first gained international recognition in the 1980’s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and […]

Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. He died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. He composed over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Backing Tracks An […]

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra: All Of Me… All The Way… Come Fly With Me… Fly Me To The Moon… High Hopes… I Get A Kick Out Of You… Just One Of Those Thing… Luck Be A Lady… My Way… New York New York… Strangers In The Night… Frank Sinatra. Old Blue Eyes. Mega-star of stage and screen […]

John Denver

John Denver: Annie’s Song… Country Roads… Leaving On A Jet Plane… Starry Starry Night… Thank God I’m A Country Boy… Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian.  His success as a solo singer started in […]
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Sting

Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951)) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the band “The Police” from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career. Sting has used all kinds of musical styles over the years: rock, jazz, reggae, classical and new-age; and […]
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Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio is an American country and Christian country music band.  The band is known for its vocal harmonies, varied instrumentation, and near-exclusive use of only its own membership on recordings instead of session musicians. Their sound was originally defined by mainstream country, bluegrass, and rock influences, but later albums drew more influence from Christian country music and country pop. Backing Tracks   Love A […]

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen: Bird On A Wire… Everybody Knows… First We Take Manhattan… Hallelujah… I’m Your Man… So Long Marianne… Suzanne… Leonard Norman Cohen (born 21st September, 1934 – died 7th November, 2016), was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. As a youngster, Cohen learned to play guitar and began writing poetry and novels. […]

David Bowie

David Bowie : Life On Mars … Changes … Starman … Ashes To Ashes … Jean Genie, Absolute Beginners Backing Tracks 1984 Absolute Beginners All The Madmen All  The Young Dudes Andy Warhol An Occasional Dream Ashes To Ashes As The World Falls Down Be My Wife Bewlay Brothers Big Brother Black Country Rock Blackstar […]
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Daniel O’Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell: Danny Boy … Forty Shades of Green … My Lovely Island Home … Roses Are Red … The Magic Is There … You’re The First Thing … Daniel Francis Noel O’Donnell (born 12 December 1961) is an Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist. After rising to public attention in 1983 he has since […]
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Bizet

Bizet: Agnus Dei… Flower Song… Habanera… Je Dis Que Rien Ne M’Epouvante… Seguidilla… Toreador Song… Votre Toste… Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) was born on 25 October 1838 in Paris.  His father, Adolphe, was a hairdresser and wigmaker and his mother, Aimée, was an accomplished pianist. He was an only child.  He received his first […]

50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III is known professionally as 50 Cent. He was brought up in Queens, New York by his grandparents and spent a lot of his early teen years involved in the drug scene there. After deciding to pursue a career in music he was signed to Interscope records aided by Eminem and Dr Dre. […]

Tanya Tucker

Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music artist who had her first hit, “Delta Dawn”, in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak […]

Chesney Hawkes

Chesney Lee Hawkes (born 22 September 1971), is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He is best known for his 1991 single “The One and Only”, which topped the UK Singles Chart, and reached the Top 10 in the United States. Backing Tracks I Am The One And Only   Lyrics I am the one and only […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Shure SM58

10 Things You Might Not Know About the SM58 Written by Michael Pettersen on September 12, 2016  This year Shure celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s most popular mic, the ShureSM58® Vocal Microphone. Loyal users know that this rugged and reliable mic sounds great. But many may not know some of the fascinating history and technical […]
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Julie London

Julie London (née Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress, whose career spanned more than 40 years. In the mid-1950s, she signed a recording contract with the newly established Liberty Records, and released a total of 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song […]

B B King

B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of guitar playing using articulated sounds and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.   Over the years, BB King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles and he has been a model for thousands […]

Christina Perri

Christina Perri: A Thousand Years… Bang Bang Bang… Human… Jar Of Hearts… The Lonely… Christina Perri is an American singer/songwriter who gained her first chart position (and sold 48,000 digital copies in its first week) with “Jar Of Hearts” in 2010 after the song was featured appeared on a TV show. As a result of this […]
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O’Jays

The O’Jays are an American vocal group whose founding members (Walter Williams and Eddie Levert) met before they were 10 years old. As teenagers they formed a band originally consisting of themselves and William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles and in 1963, they took the name “The O’Jays”. Over the decades, several members have changed, but […]

Bagatelle

Formed in 1978 and said to have been a major influence on the global band U2, Irish rock group Bagatelle have been playing in packed out venues for over 30 years. Bagatelle have shared the stage with artists such as Bob Marley, Don McLean and Van Morrison. Between 1980 and 1987 Bagatelle produced five albums […]

How To Read Music

How To Read Music Learning to read the notated language of music is not really any harder than learning any other technical jargon and skills. Written music has been developed over thousands of years and even the current form of music we read today has been around for over 300 years.   Written music will […]
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Karaoke

Singing Karaoke The word Karaoke comes from the Japanese for ‘empty orchestra’. You usually see karaoke in local bars and pubs, but developments in technology over the years have produced home karaoke units, game consoles and even apps for your tablets and mobile phones. How to sing karaoke. Your first introduction to karaoke is usually […]

Singing Articles

A collection of newspaper articles related to singing: Singing is good for you http://heartresearch.org.uk/fundraising/singing-good-you Not only is singing a great way to raise money, research shows that it’s also good for your heart. Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has studied developmental and medical aspects of […]
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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was the most important American folk music artist of the first half of the 20th century, in part because he turned out to be such a major influence on the popular music of the second half of the 20th century, a period when he himself was largely inactive. His greatest significance lies in […]
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Glossary Of Singing Terms

Glossary Of Singing Terms: Our definition guide to some of the words you’ll hear that are used within the singing community.   A Cappella:              Singing without any form of instrumental accompaniment. Absolute Pitch: Ability to determine the exact pitch of a note as played on a musical instrument just by listening to it Accelerando: A […]

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising…  Down On The Corner… I Put A Spell On You… Proud Mary… Up Around The Bend… Creedence Clearwater Revival, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist […]

Bananarama

Bananarama are a British female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1979 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts have earned the group a listing in The Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the […]

Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939), born Anna Mae Bullock, is an American-born Swiss recording artist, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than fifty years, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Backing Tracks  Addicted To Love  Better Be Good To Me  Fool In Love  Golden Eye  Missing You  Nutbush City Limits […]

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer. Humperdinck has been described as “one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around.” His singles “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” both topped the UK music charts in 1967, and sold more than a million copies each. In North America, he also had chart successes with “After the […]

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt is an American singer and songwriter. Hunt has quickly assumed recognition from both inside and outside the country music community for his boundary-breaking artistry, incorporating use of R&B and pop into the production and songwriting of his songs. He has been honoured with numerous awards, including one American Music Award, and one CMT Music Award, as well as nominations for Billboard Music […]

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson: As She Walked Away… Between The Devil And Me… It’s Five O’ clock Somewhere… Love’s Got A Hold On You… Midnight In Montgomery… Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning… Alan Jackson is an accomplished singer / songwriter, and has so far been honoured with over 45 awards from organizations like the […]

Olly Murs

One of X-Factor’s runners up who have managed to make it big, Olly Murs actually had a promising career in football until injury forced him to retire. Already doing the circuit as part of a band Olly auditioned for X-Factor twice to no avail, but in 2009 he succeeded in getting yes votes from the […]
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Carlos Santana

Santana is a Latin music and rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana. The band came to public attention with their performance of “Soul Sacrifice” at Woodstock in 1969. This exposure helped propel their first album, also named Santana, into a hit, followed in the next two years by Abraxas and Santana III. Lineup changes were common. Carlos Santana’s […]
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Electric Light Orchestra – ELO

Electric Light Orchestra-  ELO Backing Tracks 10538 Overture Above The Clouds All Over The World Believe Me Now Birmingham Blues Can’t Get It Out Of My Head Confusion Diary Of Horace Wimp Don’t Bring Me Down Do Ya Easy Money Evil Woman    Here Is The News Hold On Tight Last Train To London Living […]
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Robbie Williams

At 16 years of age, Robbie Williams auditioned to join a “Boy Band” which had been formed by manager Nigel Martin-Smith. This band became known as Take That and won immediate and sustained success worldwide. After about 5 years, Robbie Williams left the band to pursue a solo career which at time of writing has spanned over […]
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Misfits

The Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk sub-genre, blending punk and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey,  The band has had several lineup changes over the years, but continue to release albums and tour. Backing Tracks Die Die My Darling  

Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid is a Scottish born country turned R & B singer whose family moved to Canada when he was a young teen. Over the years he has gradually worked his way up from club gigs to being a successful entertainer across the United States. He has been known to perform with an impressive band […]
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Brahms

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) was born in Hamburg, Germany.  He was a  composer and pianist who wrote symphonies, concerti, chamber music, piano works, and choral compositions and was considered one of the greatest composers of the 19th Century.  His writing style followed the Classical tradition of Joseph Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Backing Tracks Die Mainacht (High […]

Carnival Of Venice

Sir Julius Benedict was a German-born composer and conductor who was resident in England for most of his career. Backing Tracks Carnival Of Venice Benedict was born in Stuttgart, the son of a Jewish banker, and learnt composition from Johann Nepomuk Hummel at Weimar and Carl Maria von Weber at Dresden; it was Weber who introduced him in Vienna to Beethoven on 5 October 1823. In the same year he […]

Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini – an Italian composer  (1792 – 1868) was born in Pesaro, Italy.  He wrote 39 operas as well as some sacred music, songs, chamber music, and piano pieces. He was the only child of Giuseppe, the town trumpeter, and Anna, a talented singer. Backing Tracks   A-Un-Dottor-Del-Mia-Sorten – Barber of Seville   Affetto – Barber of Seville […]
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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.  Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists,   Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Holiday had success with labels such as Columbia Records and Decca Records.  Holiday’s bad health, coupled with a string of abusive relationships and ongoing drug and alcohol […]

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris started out as an American folk singer in New York, singing in clubs and bars to make a living. After a few years (and the break up of her marriage) she moved to Washington where there was a revival of country music and it was here that she met Gram Parsons who became […]

Carole King

Carole King  is an American composer and singer-songwriter.  To date, more than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in over 100 hit singles. Carole King is without question one of the most successful and revered female songwriters in pop music history. Backing Tracks Anyone At All   Beautiful Been […]

George Gershwin

George Gershwin was one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as classical compositions. Having dropped out of school he began playing piano professionally at just aged 15 years. He wrote numerous songs for stage and screen that quickly became standards and his […]

Hal Ketchum

Hal Ketchum Backing Tracks: Hal Ketchum: My Veronica… Past The Point Of Rescue… Small Town Saturday Night… Some Girls Do… Hal Ketchum is an American country singer / songwriter / drummer and guitarist. He began drumming at age 15 and soon joined an R&B trio. He went to Nashville in 1986 to write songs, and three years later released his debut […]
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Camilla Kerslake

Camilla Kerslake is an English classical crossover singer from London who was the first signing to Gary Barlow’s record label. She released her debut album on 23 November 2009 in the UK.   In 2008, after years of auditioning, Kerslake won a place in an all-girl pop group. She was initially selected, but was let go soon afterwards owing to their […]

Ciara

Ciara Backing Tracks I Bet Work Level Up Love Sex Magic ft Justin Timberlake 1 2 Step ft Missy Elliott Goodies Like You – ft Bow Wow Official Website Biography Ciara is an R&B singer-songwriter and dancer best known for her hit single and debut album, ‘Goodies,’ and successful followup ‘Ciara: The Evolution.’ She is […]
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Once Blue

Once Blue is an American band consisting of Jesse Harris (born October 24, 1969) who is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, and Rebecca Martin (born April 24, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter.   Signed to EMI, Once Blue have created a blissful combination of smoke and savvy for their debut album Backing Tracks  Save Me   On their remarkable […]

Dubliners

In 1962, a collection of folk singers and musicians known as the Ronnie Drew Group played in a bar in Dublin. In 2015 (over 5 decades later) The Dublin Legends tour around Europe to sell out crowds. The in between years were filled with band members coming and going, the renaming of the group to The […]

Anthony Newley

Anthony Newley was an actor, singer, songwriter and director. His career spanned more than 50 years and included stints in film, theatre, rock and roll, comedy, music hall and television. Having shown promise as a leading boy actor in a couple of films in the late 1940’s Anthony Newley was given the role of The Artful Dodger in […]

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins: Ancora Non Sai… Bring Me To Life… Fear Of Falling… I Believe… I Vow To Thee My Country… Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming… Katherine Maria Jenkins OBE is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer and songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre […]
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Another Level

Dane Bowers and Wayne Williams met at The BRIT School and were discovered by Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield (Northwestside Records). Along with Bobak Kianoush and Mark Baron they formed the four piece R & B boy band Another Level and although they disbanded after three years, they had major success in the UK Charts […]

War Songs

Our collection of backing tracks and sheet music of popular songs from the War Years: Scroll down for World War One, The Christmas Truce and World War Two. World War One (WW1) Many of the songs the soldiers sang in the First World War seem to have a simple innocence about them which somehow reflects […]

Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas is an American singer / songwriter. He formed a band in 1993 which eventually became “Matchbox Twenty” and with which he is the main songwriter and lead singer. After being with the band for 10 years, Rob Thomas launched his solo career with the album “Something To Be” which shot straight to No […]
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Singing Jokes

Singing Jokes One Liner’s Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. Old musicians never die, they just de-compose. Ever hear the one about the tenor who was so off-key that even the other tenors could tell? Questions and Answers What is the definition of a mezzo […]
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Train

Train are an American rock and formed in 1993  In 1996 Train were turned down by Columbia Records as a new signing, so decided to release their first album “Train” independently and by 1997 were touring nationally (US) mainly as a support act.  Train have released several albums, won awards from the Grammys, American Music Awards […]

Pretenders

The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band has experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes, with Hynde as the only […]

U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.  Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album, Boy (1980).  By the mid-1980s, they had become renowned globally for their live act, highlighted by their performance at Live Aid in 1985.  U2 have released 14 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists in history, having sold more than […]
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Fun Stuff

Fun Stuff Here’s a collection of fun stuff, singing and musical jokes that we have compiled for you to enjoy   C, E-flat and G go into a bar C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an […]
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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood came to fame as the Winner of the Fourth Series of a TV show called American Idol in 2008. She is a Country music singer, songwriter and actress who in less than 10 years,  has sold 65 million records worldwide, scored 20 number 1 singles, and achieved nearly 100 major accolades, including seven Grammy Awards. She has co-hosted the […]

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt is an American country music singer and songwriter. He started singing at Sunday School at a very early age and progressed to songwriting as an adolescent. He has produced 12 studio albums from which he has had a few Top Ten Billboard hits, including Help Me Hold On, Anymore and Best Of Intentions. […]

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre and film for over 50 years. He has won many awards including Grammy’s, Pulitzer Prize, Academy Awards and the Laurence Oliver Award. His most famous works include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Dick Tracey, […]

Paul Simon

Paul Simon is an American singer-songwriter. He first came to fame as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. They split as a duo in 1970. Paul Simon’s first studio album after this split was self-titled and included songs like “Mother and Child Reunion” and “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. During the 1980s, Simon […]

Paolo Nutini

Paolo Giovanni Nutini (born 9 January 1987) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician from Paisley. Nutini’s debut album, These Streets (2006), peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Its follow-up, Sunny Side Up (2009), debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified quintuple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. After 5 years, Nutini […]
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Stromae

Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985), better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres. Stromae came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song “Alors on danse” (from the album Cheese), which became a number one in several European countries. In 2013, his second album Racine […]

Gary Moore

Gary Moore: Cold Day In Hell… Empty Rooms… Holding On To Love… One Day… Parisienne Walkways… Still Got The Blues… Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952[1] – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with musicians including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey […]
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Petula Clark

Petula Clark is a popular British Singer, most famous through the 1960;s.  She recorded herfirst song ‘Music, Music, Music’ in 1949.  Downtown became a big hit for her in 1964, along with Colour My World, Don’t Sleep Under The Subway, and I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love.    Petula continues to tour extensively. Backing Tracks […]

Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin is an American country music singer who was signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009. In March 2010 he released his self-titled debut album which includes two number one hits “Roll With It” and “A Little More Country Than That”. Easton became the first male country artist in 17 years to have his first […]

Vick Allen

Vick Allen (Born 17th September 1971) is an American singer and songwriter.  He started singing with a gospel group, and later ventured out on his own as a soul singer, sharing the stage with such artists as Bobby “Blue” Bland, The O’Jays, Buddy Miles, and Willie Clayton. Vick Allen is a well-known singer, producer, performer, […]

System Of A Down

System of a Down (sometimes abbreviated as SOAD) is a heavy / alternative metal band from California, formed in 1994. The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song “B.Y.O.B.” won the Best Hard Rock Performance of […]

Paul Weller

Paul Weller (born John William Weller, 25.5.1958) is an English singer/songwriter, who first found fame in the punk era, as the singer and guitarist in The Jam – a very successful new-wave styled band.  The Jam split in 1982 and Weller formed The Style Council. Not as commercially successful as The Jam, and was disbanded […]

Example

Example Backing Tracks All The Wrong Places    Changed The Way You Kissed Me    Kickstarts    Kids Again Midnight Run    One Day More (Stay With Me)    Perfect Replacement    Stay Awake      10 Million People Elliot John Gleave (born 20 June 1982), better known by his stage name Example, is an English singer, […]
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Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is an American country singer, songwriter, and actor. McGraw began singing in a neo-traditional country style, but starting with 1997’s Everywhere, he developed a more crossover-friendly, country pop sound, making him one of the first male Country singers of his generation to crossover to Pop. Backing Tracks All I Want Is A Life All We Ever Find Angel Boy Angry All […]
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Perry Como

Perry Como: And I Love You So… Catch A Falling Star… It’s Impossible… Magic Moments… Some Enchanted Evening… Til The End Of Time… Perry Como became known as one of the ‘Crooners’  (alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby). He was one of the most popular vocalists between the end of World War II and the rise of […]
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Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty  MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer and songwriter. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” and cover versions of Billy Bragg’s “New England” and The Kinks’ “Days”. Her song “They Don’t Know” was […]

Simply Red

Simply Red is a British band who were prolific in the 1980’s and have sold more than 50 million albums. Their style is based on soul, New Romantic, rock, reggae and jazz. From their early days, the main driving force behind the band was singer/songwriter Mick Hucknall, who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the […]
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Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell … Paradise By The Dashboard Light … Dead Ringer … Meat Loaf is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. His Bat Out of Hell albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose) has sold […]
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Soul Asylum

Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band formed in 1981 by school friends Dan Murphy, Karl Mueller and Dave Pirner. Although they produced many songs, they didn’t come to prominence until 1992 when they released the 5th song off their album Grave Dancers Union. The single “Runaway Train” reached No 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and […]
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Susan McCann

Susan McCann (born 2 February 1949) is an Irish-born country and Irish singer, with an enduring and international popularity, who has recorded some 650 songs and toured around the world and performed at numerous prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Dollywood.  McCann has had recording deals in South Africa and toured Russia, has been recording of over 40 years, and has sung for former US […]
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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including […]

Phil Oakley

Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer, songwriter, and co-founder of English synth-pop band the Human League. Aside from the Human League, he has had an extensive solo music career and collaborated with numerous other artists and producers. Oakey was one of the most […]

Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia are a Swedish house music supergroup consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008, and were placed at number ten on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll 2011 and have been called “the faces of mainstream progressive house music.” In 2012, they were ranked at number twelve on the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll. On June 24, 2012 the group announced […]

Toto

Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 widely known for the Top 5 hits “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa”. After a series of changes in line-up over the years, Toto announced the dissolution of the band in 2008 but, in the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with […]
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Clarence Frogman Henry

Clarence “Frogman” Henry, is an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, best known for his hits “Ain’t Got No Home” (1956) and “But I Do” (1961). He used his trademark croak to improvise the song “Ain’t Got No Home” one night in 1955. Chess Records’ A&R man Paul Gayten heard the song, and had Henry record it in Cosimo Matassa’s studio in September 1956. Initially […]

Travis

Travis are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1990. The band have twice been awarded best band at the BRIT Awards and were awarded the NME Artist of the Year award at their 2000 ceremony,  and in 2016 were honoured at the Scottish Music Awards for their outstanding contribution to music. Backing Tracks Sing – Travis Why Does It Always Rain On Me – […]

The best throat pastilles in the world

Vocalzone Throat Pastilles are rated highly by the Welsh legendary Singer, Sir Tom Jones, ‘The best throat pastilles in the world’. Vocalzone throat Pastilles are one of the best selling throat pastilles helping singers perform at their best. Sir Tom Jones wouldn’t be without them, will you? Welsh-engineered throat pastilles keep Sir Tom’s voice pristine is […]
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Cobra Starship

Cobra Starship was an American dance-pop band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2006 in New York City, New York. After writing and recording the band’s debut album While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets as a solo project, Saporta enlisted guitarist Ryland Blackinton, bassist Alex Suarez, drummer Nate Novarro, and keytarist Victoria Asher, all of whom provide backing vocals. Over ten years, Cobra Starship produced four […]

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years. He sang a variety of song styles and genres: from big band crooning to pop, western-themed songs, gospel, rock, folk, jazz, and blues His hits included Answer Me… Blazing Saddles… Granada… Rawhide… Sunny Side Of The Street… “That’s My […]
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Tony Rich Project

Antonio Jeffries Jr. (born November 19, 1971), better known as Tony Rich and The Tony Rich Project, is an American Grammy-award winning R&Bsinger-songwriter best known for his hit single “Nobody Knows”. Backing Tracks Nobody Knows   Lyrics I pretend that I’m glad you went away But these four walls close in more every day And I’m dying inside and nobody knows it […]

Sugababes

Sugababes are a British girl group formed in 1998. They racked up six number-one singles, “Freak like Me”, “Round Round”, “Hole in the Head”, “Push the Button”, “Walk This Way” and “About You Now”;  They also released five UK top ten albums, four of which reached at least platinum certification in the UK, and have been nominated for six Brit […]
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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is a hard rock band who were famous in the late 1960’s. John Kay (the lead singer) was German born whose family moved to Canada in the 1950’s and then around the United States in subsequent years. Originally part of the folk rock scene John Kay met Goldy McJohn (keyboards), Jerry Edmonton (drums), Michael […]

Sammy Davis Jr

Samuel Davis Jr was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. Davis’s film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960, he appeared […]

Pam Tillis

Pamela Tillis  is an American country music singer-songwriter and actress.  Hits include : Blue Rose Is, Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Let That Pony Run, Maybe It Was Memphis, Mi Vida Loca and Shake The Sugar Tree. As well as singing, Tillis has acted in guest spots on television and on stage, includin If Promised Land and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS and NBC’s L.A. Law and Nashville.  She […]

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soul ballads (often as a duo with female singers) and has contributed to three Disney animated feature soundtracks. Bryson is winner of two Grammy Awards: in 1992 for his performance of the song “Beauty and the Beast” with Celine Dion and in 1993 for “A Whole New World” […]

DJ Sammy

Samuel Bouriah (born 19 October 1969), better known by his stage name DJ Sammy, is a Spanish DJ and record producer. He has released five albums and has had five top-10 hits, including a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven”, which reached number one in the UK in 2002. His career started when he made his first singles with his […]

James Brown

James Joseph Brown  was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”. In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. […]
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Holly Valance

Holly Valance is a singer and actress from Melbourne, Australia. She moved to the UK when she was 18 but after two years she moved to Los Angeles, where she lived for seven years. She rose to fame as Felicity Scully in the Australian soap Neighbours and, like many of her fellow actors, she went into […]
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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García; September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She started off her career as the leading vocalist in the group called “Miami Latin Boys” which was eventually known as the “Miami Sound Machine”. Songs including “Conga” and “Rhythm Is Gonna’ Get You” topped the charts in the […]
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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, and “All Through the Night”—and earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack […]

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae is a British singer and songwriter from Leeds, West Yorkshire. She was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2006.  In 2007, Bailey Rae was nominated for three Grammy Awards and three Brit Awards, and won two MOBO Awards. In 2008, she won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (for […]

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.   His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and Islamic music. Hits include “The First Cut Is the Deepest”,  “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, and “Morning Has Broken”. In 2007 he received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.  […]

Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, dancer, actor, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid-1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as the Osmonds. Osmond went solo in the early 1970s, earning several top ten hits including, […]

Don Williams

Don Williams was three years old when he sang in a local talent contest and won first prize. He grew up with music as his mother played guitar and country music was a big part of family life. Don helped form a band in the 1960’s and they had minor success, but it wasn’t until […]

Baccara

Baccara sold more than 16 million copies of “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” and were included in the 1977 edition of the Guinness Book of Records as the highest-selling female musical duo to date. They were the first female duo to reach number one in the UK, and had the only number one by a […]

Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz is a British singer song writer who gained his first publishing deal at the age of 19 years. His first hit single was “I Just Wanna Know,” from his debut album, but it was tracks from subsequent albums like Rokstarr, which includes hit songs like “Break Your Heart” and “Dynamite” that really gave his […]
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Dr Hook

Dr Hook, were an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’” (both 1972), “A Little Bit More” (1976), “Sharing the Night Together” (1978), and “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” (1979).  Their […]
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Commodores

Commodores (The) were formed in 1967 and consisted of members Lionel Richie,  Thomas McClary, William King,  Andre Callahan, Michael Gilbert and Milan Williams. Although the line-up changed considerably over the years The Commodores legacy lives on in their beautiful harmonic ballads. They signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for The Jackson 5 while on tour. […]

Belinda Carlisle

  Belinda Carlisle: All Gods Children… Circles In The Sand… Heaven Is A Place On Earth… I Go Weak… In Too Deep… Leave A Light On… Live Your Life Be Free… We Want The Same Thing… Born in Hollywood, California, in 1958, Belinda Carlisle immersed herself in the L.A. punk scene in the late 1970s: […]

Backing Tracks

Backing tracks are audio recordings or computer generated music files that bands/singers play/sing along to.  They may also be known as playbacks, jam tracks, instrumental practice or rehearsal tracks. Performers may often use backing tracks to add extra vocals or instrumentation to enhance their sound during a live performance.  For example a vocalist may use […]
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Learn to Sing

Learn To Sing Learn To Sing with Successful Singing. We have lots of online advice and articles to help you learn to sing. Use our vocal exercises, scales and voice lessons, to help strengthen and develop your singing voice. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned singer our videos and exercises will help you get the […]

Tongue Twisters For Singers

Vocal Warm-Ups -Tongue Twisters Singers often consider their tone to be the one of the most important parts of their voice.   Stage presence, confidence, vocal range and agility also feature as important areas. Often singers do not consider the need for crisp, clear and precise articulation to complement and add to their vocal delivery. Know […]
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Getting Performance Blues

Getting Performance Blues Do you love to sing? When I was younger I loved to sing.  I dreamt of being a famous singer.  I would put on my favourite album and use my hairbrush in front of the mirror.   I finally got myself a vocal coach whose facial expression said it all when I started […]
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Singing With An Accompanist

Singing with an accompanist As a singer you may want to seek out an accompanist that you can work with. So here are a few tips to help build a good working relationship with each other. Relationships It is important that you both get along and can work as a team as you may well […]
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Charice

Jake Zyrus  who performed under the mononym Charice until his gender transition to male, is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. Backing Tracks Through The Years,   Jake Zyrus (born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco; May 10, 1992), who performed under the mononym Charice until his gender transition to male, is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.  Zyrus signed on to be one of the four judges of the Philippine version of The X Factor […]

Kelly Family

The Kelly Family is an Irish-American-European music group consisting of a multi-generational family, usually consisting of nine siblings joined occasionally on stage in their earlier years by their father and mother. They play a repertoire of rock, pop, and folk music. They have had chart and concert success around the world, yet, despite its American origins, the group is […]

Johnny Mathis

    Johnny Mathis  is an American singer of popular music and Jazz. He started his career releasing singles of standard style music but then became popular as an album artist: achieving gold and platinum status with many of them. Backing Tracks  A Certain Smile Begin The Beguine Chances Are Gina Have Yourself A Merry […]
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Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison was an American singer, songwriter and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads.  During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes, to match his dyed jet black hair and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his […]

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About Us Welcome to Successful Singing. Our goal is to provide our singing community with quality products and resources to help get the most from their singing.  Whether you sing in a choir or you are a professional entertainer, there’s something here for everyone. We have over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, so […]

Throat Lozenges

Vocalzone Throat Lozenges What is Vocalzone? Vocalzone Throat Pastilles are a unique blend of natural active ingredients formulated to provide powerful relief from irritated throats caused by excessive speaking. Vocalzone also relieves the irritation of the throat caused by smoking or the common cold. The natural active ingredients are Myrrh Tincture, Peppermint Oil and Menthol. […]
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