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Gerry Goffin: An Obituary

By Harry Bedford Today we have lost not only one of the greatest pop songwriters, but also one of the most important. Gerry Goffin was the man who put the words to the music of two of the finest melody writers in pop history, his then wife Carole King and Michael Masser. His career began with his teenage wife in the early sixties. Their first stroke of genius came in the form of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, performed...

Top Twenty Oscar Wilde Quotes

From award-winning actor to model, Colm Meaney’s latest role will see him pose as Oscar Wilde.  The 61-year-old will portray the famous Irish writer as a sitter for the 2014 Sky Portrait Artist of the Year. Wilde’s writings and quotes are still loved today, so the TLE thought it would be a great excuse to share some of his famous quotes with you…enjoy 1.True friends stab you in the front. 2. Women are made to be loved, not understood. 3....

Obituary, Rik Mayall 1958 – 2014

By John S.Locke What do you say when a hero of yours dies? Especially when he is only 4 years older than yourself. A man who has been in your life for over 30 years as a part of the consciousness of your generation. It is surprising how much it has upset me personally, and judging by the continuous stream of beautiful, touching messages, comments and statements of disbelief, grief and genuine sorrow on Social media, I am not alone...

clunkydoodles – Made in Clerkenwell

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor “It all began as an inspired accident”, says Duncan James,  a designer for a leading Clerkenwell-based advertising agency. “Doodling is a creative sanctuary for all graphic artists, but during one particularly tedious client briefing, something fascinating started to happen. A cartoon character, began to emerge from my idle scribbling.” From that day on clunkydoodles was born, out of sheer boredom. After months of development Duncan posted his results on Instagram and the response was overwhelming,...

Cost of booking your favourite band

From Neon Nettle  Have you ever wondered what a private party with 50 Cent might cost, or perhaps a bash with Bruce Springsteen? A leaked list from a popular booking agency has revealed artist rates suggested by agents per-show, with acts from $1,000 to over $1 million a gig exposed. The prices are not carved in stone of course and are very much dependent on how high profile a gig is and the type of venue being used, but it gives a good indication...

Lake Street Dive at Bush Hall

By Harry Bedford  These days beats are generated on computers, voices are manipulated out of recognition and records end up sounding somewhat mundane. So I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to walk into Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush on a warm Thursday evening in May to hear Lake Street Dive perform. Lake Street Dive, LSD if you will, are a four piece jazz-soul-pop band from the east coast of America. Self-described as 'Motown and Beatles having a party',...

Fashion Icons from the Past Five Decades in Music

By Charlotte Stringer For some it's their first foray into fashion-territory, seeing their music icon express themselves like only a pop star could, in the most bizarre outfits imaginable. But these are the images that shape our youth and stay with us long into adulthood; that's why the guys at fashion start-up STYLIGHT have taken the time to compile the ultimate list of the top music fashion icons from the past five decades. The countdown ranges from ABBA's bizarre creations...

Fashion Icons from the Past Five Decades in Music

By Charlotte Stringer For some it's their first foray into fashion-territory, seeing their music icon express themselves like only a pop star could, in the most bizarre outfits imaginable. But these are the images that shape our youth and stay with us long into adulthood; that's why the guys at fashion start-up STYLIGHT have taken the time to compile the ultimate list of the top music fashion icons from the past five decades. The countdown ranges from ABBA's bizarre creations...

The Future for Digital Music

Phil Smith Founder http://www.soundtracktoyour.com It’s remarkable to consider what has happened to the business of music. From Apple reportedly buying Superstar Rapper, Dr Dre’s Beats, Headphone Company for $3.2Bn, to Lily Allen making mention of earning a very modest £8,000 for the John Lewis single ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. To news that artists like Rihanna earn huge sums of money for personal appearances and endorsements, - it’s rumoured that to get the divine Bajan chanteuse to appear at a fashion...

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