Posts Tagged ‘allfunmusik’

Uptown Express on 11 Tracks

November 25, 2008

The Uptown Express boys are spreading their message of hope and tolerance in an even bigger way than usual… their first studio CD. 

The CD starts out on an up beat with the title track, The Four Seasons Walk Like A Man which draws you into their unique style. The CD goes on to songs such as Glow Worm and Slow Boat to China. Yes, of course there’s a medley. It starts out with Melissa Etheridge’s  Come To My Window and completes with Never Can Say Goodbye made famous by the Jackson 5 and later Gloria Gaynor. The CD is a good time mix of songs equally appropriate as dinner music, road trip music or get lucky music.

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Under the music direction of James Followell, the Uptown Express boys are Aldrin Arche, Chris Caswell, John DePalma, David Gurland and Brad Parks. They have played Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, from Europe to Miami to the famous cabaret clubs of Manhattan, Uptown gets their crowds in the mood.

Each member brings a uniqueness to the group. Take, for example, Chris Caswell. Chris is the longest running member of Uptown Express and has appeared with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus in Carnegie Hall, played in productions of Godspell and Company, but is best known for his solo venues, the most recent of which was Hold On at Helen’s. You can get more info on Chris and watch for upcoming shows at his website http://www.christophercaswell.net .

Please visit Uptown Express at their website http://www.uptownexpressnyc.org and take a look around. They list their upcoming performances and there, you can also purchase Walk Like A Man.

So often we are unsure of what we buy and who we’re buying from. Walk Like A Man is an uplifting compilation of songs meant to inspire and entertain performed by five guys that want to inspire and entertain. Wholesome entertainment for a harried world. 

Uptown Express is part of the Big Apple Performing Arts, a non-profit management company supporting LGBT entertainers.

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Darren Hayes – The Tension and the Spark

March 6, 2008

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 iTunes makes 2004’s The Tension And The Spark available this week.

Darren Hayes… the voice – beautiful. Undeniable.

The music… dark, futuristic and electronic. I’m a huge fan, so of course I bought it and, I’ve listened to it 75 times already, but i wasn’t crazy about it at first. It quickly grew on me, though. I can listen to it all the time and each time find a new song I really like a lot. It really snuck up on me.

Sense of Humor and Darkness were early favorites of mine and Dublin Sky quickly grew in. It’s kind of like getting a new song each day as each one clicks with me.

I’ve changed this post since I first wrote it… I must admit. The original post was good on the voice, not so great on the arrangements. I guess I must like the style or I wouldn’t listen as much. I never disliked it, mind you. Not at all. I do wish, though, that at some point, he’d try a slightly more acoustic album so I can hear his voice as the star of the song. Personally, I don’t think he needs anything backing him up, but I really do get it.

The album is really quite good and if you’re not jumping up and down on the first go -round, just wait. It will sneak up on you and move to the top of your list quickly.

For Darren’s thoughts on the songs from The Tension and the Spark, go HERE.

I’ve included a song from the album. Enjoy! Pop!ular by Darren Hayes

Other Darren Hayes posts here…

Darren Hayes – Casey
Darren Hayes – When We Were Amazing
Listen All You People to Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes – Casey

January 26, 2008

Today’s release of the Casey video gives me an excuse to do another Darren Hayes post.  Casey is hand in hand for the top spot on my This Delicate Thing We’ve Made favorites list along with Listen All You People. The link to the YouTube video is below.

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You can also watch the video HERE at Darren’s YouTube Space, or go over to www.darrenhayes.com and watch it there. Or, you can just listen to Casey at my other blog HERE.

Video production this time around by Damian Hale of onedotzero.

Photos from the This Delicate Thing We’ve Made digital cover.

Related posts: Darren Hayes – When We Were Amazing, Listen All You People to Darren Hayes, Darren Hayes – Darkness

Lemongello Offerings

November 5, 2007

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Is it Love ’07?

Peter Lemongello’s music maybe spinning in your CD players before you know it. The once hard to find music will now be stocked and ready at the upcoming peterlemongello.net website. It isn’t ready yet, but make a note of it and pass it on.

Peter writes to his AllFunMusik fans:

First of all, let me say Thank You to everyone
who is expressing interest in me.

We are in the process of posting a new short video
we just completed to “youtube”.  We are also making a website and offering 5 CD’s on it.
The Original Love 76 2 albums
   (With several singles included)
The Do I Love You album
The “Best of Peter Lemongello 2001 CD
A brand New CD of Peter Lemongello Now.

These will be available when the website
is up and running on Peterlemongello.net
so please keep an eye out for that.

Again. 
Thank you all so much.
Love Peter

We’ll feature that video and the website as soon as they’re ready, so check back and listen to Peter on AllFunMusik Radio.

Station Stats: October

October 8, 2007

Top 5  

  1. Angelo Venuto – Sweet Caroline
  2. September – Satellites
  3. Eamon – F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)(Giuseppe Mix)
  4. Danzel – Pump It Up (Crowd Remix)
  5. Scissor Sisters – Monkey Baby

Fastest moving songs 

  1. Sleepthief & Kirsty Hawkshaw – The Chauffeur (Original Album Version)- 65 places in 2 days
  2. Peter Lemongello – Do I Love You – 60 places in 2 days

Airplay requested by artists

  • Skitchy – Tiny Little Freaks
  • Richie Rosati – Inside Your Love (Electric Mix)

Note: There have been recent listener lockouts due to high station activity. We’ll be upgrading soon to allow more listeners, but in the meantime… get in early!

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