Saturday, 18 August 2012
Saturday, 21 July 2012
He unleashed and outspoken when he appeared in TV ONE's Breakfast this morning, Ali said that he counts New Zealand as one of his favourite places in the world.
"I love New Zealand, I've been here many times, I've been coming here since the 1980s," he said.
"I was asked to be a judge on New Zealand's Got Talent, and I thought that's going to let me be in New Zealand for quite a while, instead of rushing in and rushing out again as usually happens."
He said he was impressed by New Zealand musical talent, and said, "I go as far back as The Herbs and those guys. I know them very well."
Monday, 10 October 2011
The Last Night of the Proms tickets online
It was February 9, 1979, at the Hare & Hounds pub in Kings Heath reggae band is their live debut.
“It was a private gig, a friend’s birthday party, but it was our first in front of strangers,” recalled guitarist Robin Campbell. “I remember being paralysed with fear and thinking we would never get through it. Then I was massively relieved they loved us and it turned into a proper party.
“The gig was brilliant and we played our entire repertoire, which was about ten songs. We knew then that we were a band.”
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Rihanna tickets online
Robert Joice, 22, the band saxophonist Brian Travers of mining recruitment specialists as their EP ‘Rose Tinted Specs’ to complete the application touches
Robert and Brian's sax and horns on two tracks will be going on with UB40 once he has finished his tour of duty.
Brian's music has been appreciated by students of psychology, "Geordie blues" as described.
Robert’s dad Chris, 45, is a big fan of UB40, and after seeing dozens of their gigs became friends with Brian.
Brian said, “We got to know each other over the years”.
“He sent me a couple of Robert’s songs and asked me if I would play on it. It’s got that traditional blues sound that seems to come out of Newcastle, that kind of lovely North East blues you’ve got going on.”
Brian loves to support young musicians and adding new projects.
He said: “It’s really rewarding for me to get behind young musicians who are not necessarily lining up in the X-Factor queue.
“People often ask me ‘if UB40 hadn’t of made it what would you have done?’
“And the answer is I’d still be trying to make music.”
Robert, from Kenton, Newcastle, taught himself to play the guitar and has played with popular bands around the region.
He said: “From day one I was teaching myself to play, I’ve never had any music theory lessons. I think that’s sort of helped me with my writing.
“It gives me flexibility and freedom of thought.
“The title, Rose Tinted Spex, was the first song I wrote when I was 17, that will be on there.
“It’s great that Brian’s involved. He’s always got time for people, you can send him things and he gives you feedback. He really believes in what I’m trying to do.”
The EP will be released on October 26 on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wimbledon Championship tickets online
The band performed at the 4000 seat amphitheatre.
The singer Jennifer Lopez's performance previous year against the North in response to pressure on a concert is canceled.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Campbell is the first act, who confirmed for the festival, further more acts will revealed on forthcoming week.
UB40 the very first Raggamuffin festival in 2008, Campbell said the headline and New Zealand is one of his favorite places to perform.
Campbell said in a statement, "Raggamuffin is one of the best reggae festivals in the world. It has an amazing vibe and I really enjoyed performing for the New Zealand fans."
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
T In The Park
Mr Campbell revealed how he warned his fellow Birmingham band members have tried and bankruptcy in 2008 before the acrimonious split with the group was on their card, in an exclusive interview with the Mail.
He said, “This is the very reason why I left the band. This was my biggest fear when I was with them, that bankruptcy was going to happen and no one can say I didn’t warn them.”The band sold 70 million albums and had over 50 hit singles.
Yet Mr Campbell admits that she no longer any group of songs for theRed Red Wine, which still enjoy plenty of radio play, including views of devastation as royalties, are received. He also admitted the band at the height of his fame blew a lot of cash.
“In the 1980s we were living in five-star hotels and we got through a lot of money,” he added, although he could still not understand how the group has ended up penniless.
He added, “I’m angry about what happened. I’d like to know how it came to this and why weren’t the other guys listening to me when I started to flag these money problems up.”
The remaining members of the band anymore about anything, including his brothers. He said, “They decided to back the management and not me, I’m still very bitter about it”.Mr. Campbell said the new group Dep band, which includes former UB40 keyboardist Mickey Virtue has been touring with his new solo career.
He added, “I’m happy to be in control now. I’d never go back to UB40, to me that would be a step backwards.”