These past few months seem to have flown by. I’ve been super-busy lately adding new songs to my repertoire, new and old.
Some by request, and others, well, just ’cause I’ve wanted to play them for a while! As you’ll see, it’s fairly heavy on the rock!
If you’re planning on attending a wedding that I’m performing at, or one of the race events in York, here’s a handful of the songs that you’ll be hearing me perform over the next few months:
- AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
- Crowded House – Always Take The Weather
- John Legend – All Of Me
- Tom Odell – Another Love
- Pulp – Common People
- Ben Folds – The Luckiest
- Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
- Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer
- Seal – Kiss From A Rose
- Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
- Oasis – Songbird
Check my full repertoire out at http://www.markgilroymusic.com!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be performing at three amazing wedding events, at three incredible venues over the next few weeks…starting this Saturday!
Please feel free to come along and shout out a few requests!
Life is about grabbing opportunities and that is what a group of local wedding specialist will be doing on Valentine’s Day when they open Blake Wedding Boutique!
The twenty-five members of The Wedding Industry Network will be opening a pop-up shop in the former Blake Gallery on Blake Street, York on the 14th February. The shop will showcase all the services that members of the network offer and visitors will be able to see examples of the 25 different businesses. And will be open daily until the 4th March.
2013 has been a milestone year for me. Having sold all my CDs in 2012 and moved to iTunes-only, this year I ditched iTunes in favour of the all-powerful Spotify. As a result, I’ve listened to more music than any other year, and discovered some incredible albums along the way.
Here they are:
Hi folks! I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately…although I was born in the 80s, the vast majority of my music collection is firmly rooted in the 90s! A decade where admittedly we heard some terrible music (Vengaboys, Aqua and Limp Bizkit spring to mind), but where there are some true classics.
And I’ve been busy learning some of them.
Newly added to my repertoire this month are:
- Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
- Two Princes – Spin Doctors
- With Or Without You – U2
- Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
- Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
- Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
- Let Her Go – Passenger
OK, OK, I know some of these aren’t technically from the 90s, but they’re still good fun to play! Keep your eyes peeled for some new live pics this weekend.
To download my full song catalogue, just head over to the ‘info’ page on www.markgilroymusic.com
Just a very quick update to say that I’ll be performing at the York Marriott Hotel every night this week for the Ebor race meeting – the highlight in York’s racing calendar!
Here are the details:
Where: The York Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road
When: 7pm-late, Wed 21st August until Saturday 24th August
What: An evening of live musical entertainment, covers ranging from Lady Gaga to Etta James (and quite a bit in between)!
Hope to see you down there!
As some of you know I’ve recently been performing with a band, and we have a very important gig coming up this month. It’s a charity do to help raise money for the Kendal Middleton Jessop appeal. Kendal is a 3-year-old girl from Leeds who has had her life changed forever after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer which had spread to every bone in her body, leaving her with only a 40% chance of survival. She’s currently undergoing chemotherapy and fighting every step of the way.
The event that has been put together is to raise money for Kendal’s appeal and ensure that her treatment continues, and her chances of relapse are greatly reduced.
Date: Friday 19th July
Venue: The Irish Centre (Leeds), York Road, Leeds LS9 9NT
Ticket price: £10
To book: Call 07540 706582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When smartphones and tablets first started to dominate headlines, many commented that this would herald a new era of music creation and collaboration. Back in 2010, Blur and Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn wrote and recorded an entire album using his iPad – three years on and the list of intuitive, beautifully designed apps is growing by the day! The only problem is that with over 700,000 apps to choose from, the selection is baffling.
Here’s my pick of the must-have apps for musicians.
As we near the end of 2012, I’ve been looking back through my iTunes library and thinking about the tracks I’ve most enjoyed listening to. It’s been a terrific year for music and I’ve been spoilt for choice in choosing my five favourite albums.
In the end I went with a mixture of albums that surprised me, a couple that indulged my guilty pleasures and one that I’ve just played pretty much non-stop. I’ll leave you to guess which ones are which!