7.9.11
KATIE MELUA ALBUM NEWS

Secret Symphony, the brand new album by Katie Melua, will be released on February 6th, 2012

Katie Melua takes the stage in front of the Secret Symphony Orchestra, on this, her fifth album. Always happy to step away from people's expectations, Katie delivers a superbly crafted set of tracks interpreting songs drawn from a wide spectrum of songwriters including herself and Mike Batt.

"This album was going to be my 'singer's album' says Katie. I had always wanted to do this one day; singing other people's songs brings something out of you and your voice that isn't perhaps where you would have gone vocally with your own material. It stretches you. As it happened Mike and I did write a couple of new ones, but the general idea was to find songs by great writers such as Ron Sexsmith ('Gold In Them Hills') and a favourite song of mine, originally recorded by Bonnie Raitt ('Too Long At The Fair) plus some more well known ones like 'Keeping The Dream Alive'."

The result is a collaboration with orchestrator and conductor Batt that imbues the songs with a distinct personality that could only be the work of this creative team. The gorgeous 'Secret Symphony' album was recorded at Air Studios in London and represents a blend of musicianship and dedication that will delight existing Katie Melua fans and win her many new ones.


19.8.11
PAUL KELLY CONCERT NEWS

With his four night residency at Bush Hall sold out, Paul Kelly has announced a new date in London for 2012. Paul will take to the stage at the Union Chapel on Friday 3rd February. Tickets from www.seetickets.com. More information from www.paulkelly.com.au


01.08.11Caro Emerald
CARO EMERALD CHART NEWS

'Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor' is:

#6 (4) on the UK Album Chart
#3 (3) on the Independent Album Chart
#2 (1) on the Jazz & Blues Album Chart

This now makes it nine weeks in the Top 10


Caro Emerald25.7.11
CARO EMERALD CHART NEWS

'Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ is:

#4 (6) on the UK Album Chart
(its highest position to date!)
#3 (4) on the Independent Album Chart
#1 (1) on the Jazz & Blues Album Chart


20.7.11
SARAH BLASKO ACOUSTIC TOUR

Sarah Blasko will embark on a series of intimate shows through the month of October, having toured extensively across Europe last year with her full band. Sarah will perform acoustically with her long-time guitarist as a duo, testing new songs from her forthcoming album and songs from her recent European release of As Day Follows Night, described by The Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster as:

“A triumph…a wonderfully diverse and melodic collection…a wonderful record. A classic, in fact.”

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the beguiling and startling power of Sarah’s voice, in a pure and elemental musical setting.
Fred Kinbom, with his lap steel guitar, will join Sarah as her special guest, supporting the recent release of his new EP ‘Quit My Job’.

8/10 UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach Tickets
9/10 UK Bristol Louisiana Tickets
10/10 UK York The Duchess Tickets
11/10 UK Glasgow Captain's Rest Tickets
12/10 UK Birmingham Hare & Hounds Tickets
13/10 UK Manchester Sacred Trinity Tickets
14/10 UK London Bush Hall Tickets
15/10 UK Brighton Green Door Store Tickets
26/10 Netherlands Amsterdam Paradiso Tickets
27/10 Germany Offenbach Hafen 2 Tickets
28/10 Switzerland Basel Sudhouse Tickets
29/10 Switzerland Vevey Heartland Festival Tickets

12.7.11
CARO EMERALD LIVE IN LONDON



With her album ensconced in the UK top 10 and her Jazz Café gig in August sold out, swinging, stylish pop superstar Caro Emerald will return to London ON Tuesday 13th December with her superb eight-piece band to bring to a close another extraordinary year. Tickets are £22, available from www.02shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

With her debut UK show at London’s Jazz Café on August 25th becoming an instant sell-out, Caro’s return to the capital will be another highly anticipated show. Yet it’ll also be a celebratory end to an enormously successful year for the charismatic singer who slickly translates the danceable party attitude of her album to the live stage.

“Easy to like, hard to resist: a real find” **** - Daily Express

“A truly classy piece of work” **** - Mail on Sunday

“A cross between Lily Allen and Jessica Rabbit this is sassy stuff. Don’t miss out! Retro loveliness” ***** - Star Magazine

"Deleted Scenes From the Cutting Room Floor is so thoroughly joyous and cleverly thought out it’s almost impossible not to be seduced by it … a great album" - BBC Music


11.7.11
PAUL KELLY ANNOUNCEMENT

Dramatico Entertainment are proud to annouce the latest release from the famed, award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. The British independent label will put out a deluxe 8 CD box set and book entitled 'The A-Z Recordings' on August 29th. Kelly will also travel over to London on the week of release to perform four nights at Bush Hall from 30th August - 2nd September.

Paul Kelly is one of the most respected and prolific performers to ever come out of Australia, with a career spanning over 3 decades and 8 ARIA awards. Last year he had a memoir published entitled 'How To Make Gravy'. As well as his songwriting he is also a vocal political figure in his homeland, where he has long been a supporter of the rights of the indigenous culture.

Kelly's new release 'The A-Z Recordings' is a document of 100 live recordings. Working through his back catalogue alphabetically and performing twenty five songs a night across four nights, Kelly has been touring these 'A-Z' shows since 2004 and will perform it in full at his Bush Hall shows. 'The A-Z Recordings' is an 8-disc set (two discs per night) and compiled as a lavish hard cover book.

‘’To be working with the legendary Paul Kelly is a dream come true'' Andrew Bowles, MD Dramatico Entertainment

For Dramatico, Paul Kelly is the latest addition to a roster that includes the likes of Katie Melua, Caro Emerald, Marianne Faithfull, Asa and TD Lind.

Upcoming releases include the second album by Gurrumul, 'Rrakala', and Saltwater Band's 'Malk'

www.paulkelly.com.au


6.7.11
GURRUMUL ALBUM AND TOUR NEWS

Dramatico is proud to announce the release of 'Rrakala', the highly anticipated second album from Gurrumul Yunupingu, out on September 5th. 'Rrakala' taps into old songs from Gurrumul’s band, his family's songwriting, his new material and presents a choice of songs that reflect deeper into his Aboriginal identity. Showcased for the first time are his exceptional skills on piano, drums, nylon string acoustic guitar, electric and acoustic guitars.

Having performed to critical acclaim in Europe in 2009 Gurrumul will return for a run of eight dates in October:

4/10 Poland Warsaw Congress Hall Tickets
6/10 UK London Barbican Tickets
8/10 France Paris Cafe De La Danse Tickets
10/10 Germany Stuttgart Mozartsaal Tickets
12/10 Germany Hamburg Fliegende Bauten Tickets
13/10 Germany Berlin Passionskirche Tickets
15/10 Germany Munich Carl Orff Saal/Philharmonie Tickets
17/10 Switzerland Zurich Volkshaus Tickets

30.6.11
THE WOMBLES FROM GLASTONBURY



You won't have seen this on the television coverage, so here's an exclusive first look at The Wombles' headline-grabbing performance at Glastonbury Festival.

The Wombles on iTunes - click here.


27.6.11
WOMBLES TV UPDATE

Following their triumphant Glastonbury performance yesterday, The Wombles will be appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' show this Wednesday.


24.6.11
CARO GOLD

In the UK this week not only did ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ achieve Gold status but it also climbed from #17 to its highest position so far of #8 on the UK Album Chart.

Caro achieved her first UK #1 by topping the Blues and Jazz Chart.

This sales surge was caused by her interview and video play on BBC Breakfast TV and the Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 2, this activity also sold out Caro’s first UK Show at the Jazz Café on August 25th.


Gold Disc photo was taken at the BBC Maida Vale studios with Dramatico Managing Director Andrew Bowles with Chris Hession and Natalie Peyton from Hesso Media.


21.6.11
CARO EMERALD ALBUM

Caro Emerald's album 'Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor' has reached number 8 on the UK album chart!

A Deluxe Edition of the album is now available on iTunes here.

 

20.6.11
THE WOMBLES CLEAN UP ON ITUNES

The Wombles have released five studio albums on iTunes - 'Remember You're A Womble', 'Wombling Free', 'Wombling Songs', 'Superwombling' and 'Keep On Wombling' - order now here and get yourself word-perfect for the highly anticipated live performance on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday.

For tracklistings, follow the album links here.

 

20.6.11
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR CARO EMERALD

After the astonishing success in The Netherlands (5x Platinum), Caro Emerald’s debut album “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor” has now reached Gold and Platinum status in several other European countries.

The album already was double Platinum in Poland (>40.000 copies) and Silver in England (>60.000 copies). Since last week, Caro and her team can add a Gold status in both Germany (>100.000) and the UK (>100.000) to their long list of awards. In Austria, where Caro scored her first international #1 hit with 'A Night Like This', the album is almost Gold (>10.000).

 

17.6.11
CARO EMERALD ANNOUNCES FIRST UK SHOW - SOLD OUT

With her album ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room’ riding high in the UK charts Caro Emerald announces her first UK concert, at the Jazz Café in Camden, London on
August 25th 2011. The Dutch superstar will be joined by her eight-piece band to perform songs from the debut album, which this week was certified gold.

The show has already sold out, but another date is expected in December.


15.6.11
CARO EMERALD PLAYLIST NEWS

It's official - Caro Emerald's 'That Man' has been added to the A-LIST on BBC Radio 2.


10.6.11
ASA ANNOUNCES KOKO SHOW

Following sell-out shows at Barbican and Indigo2 Asa will return to London on Tuesday 25th October to headline Koko, performing songs from her well-received new album ‘Beautiful Imperfection’ as well as her debut. Tickets are £20 from koko.com or 08444 771 000.

‘Dreamer Girl’, the new single, is released on 27th June, taken from the album ‘Beautiful Imperfection’. It's another winning song from an artist whose ability to effortlessly combine reggae and soul with European chic and pop nous marks her out as a true original.


8.6.11
NEW GURRUMUL ALBUM AND TOUR

Dramatico is proud to announce the release of 'Rrakala', the highly anticipated second album from Gurrumul Yunupingu, out on September 5th 2011.

Recorded at the old Power Station in New York, now AVATAR, and 301 in Byron Bay by ARIA Award nominee producer Michael Hohnen and engineer Anthony Ruotolo [John Mayer, Anthrax, Meatloaf, Mary J. Blige and Ron Carter], this second solo album retains the quality, purity and sound of his first, but has this elusive artist delving into other genres and instruments within his own cultural context.

It follows in the footsteps of this multi ARIA award winning double platinum debut released in Europe in 2009, and inexplicably connects with the emotional psyche, this time even more deeply. Rrakala taps into old songs from Gurrumul’s band, his family's songwriting, his new material and presents a choice of songs that reflect deeper into his Aboriginal identity. Showcased for the first time are his exceptional skills on piano, drums, nylon string acoustic guitar, electric and acoustic guitars. By opening up further, this album reveals more of his rich vocal harmonies which creates a deeper, more complex and as he says "more cultural and spiritual body of work."

Having performed to critical acclaim in Europe in 2009 Gurrumul will return for a run of eight dates in October 2011.


4th Oct - Poland, Warsaw Congress Hall
6th Oct - UK, London Barbican
8th Oct - France, Paris Café De La Danse
10th Oct - Stuttgart Mozartsaal
12th Oct - Germany, Hamburg Fliegende Bauten
13th Oct - Germany, Berlin Passionskirche
15th Oct - Germany, Munich Carl Orff Saal / Philharmonie
17th Oct - Switzerland, Zurich Volkshaus


6.6.11
NEW ASA VIDEO

Watch the new Asa video for 'Why Can't We' - featuring Asa at a dance party that's full of 50s technicolor rooms, pink and blue balloons and a whole lot of boogiein'...


2.6.11
THE WOMBLES REUNITE FOR GLASTONBURY PERFORMANCE AND ALBUM REISSUES

The original furry eco-warriors from Wimbledon Common are back with an abundance of album releases and their debut appearance at Glastonbury. All four of their gold-achieving albums plus the soundtrack to the 1977 film ‘Wombling Free’ will be released by Dramatico Records on June 20th on CD for the first time prior to their peformance on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury on June 26th.




Caro Emerald23.5.11
CARO EMERALD CHART NEWS

Caro Emerald's album 'Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor' has entered the UK charts at number 10 - congratulations to all concerned!

 
 
 
Gurrumul 'Gopuru'
 
Asa - 'Why Can't We'
 
Katie Melua's Arctic Trip for Opel Project Earth
 
Paul Kelly 'How To Make Gravy'
 
TD Lind 'The Outskirts Of Prosper' EPK
 
Ego Lemos 'Balibo'
 
Katie Melua 'The Flood'
Caro Emerald 'Back It Up'
 
 
Sarah Blasko 'No Turning Back'
 
Katie Melua 'A Happy Place'