I’ve been to quite a few concerts this summer and looking back, it’s funny to think about the differences in the crowds.
At Britney Spears, there were gay men in glittery eyeshadow and booty shorts all around me. At Jack’s Mannequin and Guster, the audience consisted of suburban white kids with backwards baseball caps, flip-flops and far too many popped collars. And at Sara Bareilles’ sold out show last night at Central Park’s outdoor Rumsey Playfield venue, the crowd was comprised entirely of hipsters in thrift store-purchased 500 Days of Summer-inspired floral print dresses and PBR-stained moccasins.
“How many of you are you listening to the show outside of the venue?” Sara yelled into her microphone. “This one’s for you!” she proclaimed as she started beating her tambourine and eased into an immaculate cover of Mumford and Sons’ “Little Lion Man.”
MuuMuse is giving away ONE signed poster from James Morrison! All you have to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter! Contest ends this Friday, May 8 at noon EST. A winner will be contacted shortly thereafter to confirm address.
If you’ve not already heard of the BRIT Award winning UK singer, James Morrison, don’t worry–you have now.
Morrison is perhaps best known for his international hit single, “Broken Strings” featuring Nelly Furtado (sounding quite nice without the help of Timbaland), which topped the chart in basically every country back in 2008 (and still managed to find its way up to #36 on the Adult Top 40 Charts here in America). He’s soulful in style, perhaps best classified as a British mix somewhere in between Jason Mraz and John Mayer.
Today, he releases a live EP on iTunes, Live From Air Studios, featuring “You Make It Real,” “Once When I Was Little,” and of course, “Broken Strings” which can be previewed and purchased NOW.
OH YEAH. And in the spirit of all things MuuMuse, I now present a video of Morrison performing live with Girls Aloud during their Party on ITV in December.
See? Clearly everyone loves him…so enter!
The boys enjoy banging about and making music together.
“Something Good Can Work,” their debut single in the UK, is the result of such things.
They look a bit like the Jonas Brothers, if the Jonas Brothers were English and a bit of a trendier affair.
They sound a bit like Jason Mraz, if Jason Mraz were English and more of a indie-rockier affair.
Mix it altogether, and you’ve got yourself a pleasant concoction. As you can see above, the boys have already begun to get started on that.
Well done, boys.
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