Hunt for a piano in Sibieria

Travel journalist Sophy Roberts’s The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an idealistic quest, a mischievous travel adventure and a forgotten and one of best non-fiction story about one of the exiles, penal colonies, and unmarked graves  It all starts with a commission to track down a suitable piano for a Mongolian virtuoso of Siberian descent that…

Morally uplifting tale: Pretty Woman the Musical

Pretty Woman the Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London Valentines day 14th February 2020. Based on the 1990 mega box buster film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the stage adaptation of the romantic comedy which received its Broadway premiere last year. Pretty Woman the Musical features original music…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Terry O’Neill, British Photographer to the stars dies aged 81

  Terry O’Neill British photographer whose work captured iconic images of London’s Swinging Sixties died of prostrate cancer on Saturday night. He photographed iconic celebrities including David Bowie, Elton John, Queen and The Rolling Stones and received a CBE last month for services to photography.   O’Neill dreamed of becoming a jazz drummer ended up…

ByteDance to compete with Spotify and Apple

Bejing-based, TikTok, the Chinese company behind the popular video app is set to go head-to-head with the likes of Spotify and Apple in the music streaming market with the launch of its rival service ByteDance, which is in talks with largest record companies with the largest record companies  like Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal…

Celesial singer honours at Houses of Parliament

On 14th October 2019, Indian singer Dr K J Yesudas was honoured at Houses of Parliament attended by Justice minister Philip MP and Martyn Day MP, Councillor Manu Shahul-Hameed  organised by The UK Event  Life. Celebrating 50+ years of glorious music the iconic Indian singer Dr KJ Yesudas, performing a multilingual musical feast in Malayalam,…

Asian Pop genres

Afghan born Pakistani poetess and writer Fatima Bhutto who studied at Columbia University writes about vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world, displaying truly global in its range and allure, challenging Hollywood, McDonalds and blue jeans.  K-Pop from Korea provide universal satisfaction – not merely as entertainment but on an emotional level too.…

 50 years of the Beatles’ famous album cover of Abbey Road

    Hundreds of people gathered at the famous Abbey Road pedestrian crossing outside the EMI recording studios in London today. On August 8th 1969,  one of the most-copied events in pop music history occurred, as The Beatles- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison gathered for a brief photoshoot outside the EMI…

Tencent to take 10 per cent stake in Universal Music

Tencent is to take a 10 per cent stake in Universal Music, which represents, artists from The Beatles to Taylor Swift, making their attempt to broaden its reach in the global music industry. French Media Conglomerate Vivendi Universal’s owner said  it was in talks to sell the stake to Tencent in a deal that would…