HP Connected Music – Professor Green

I have been very lucky and bagged myself some tickets to the secret #HPConnectedMusic gig with Professor Green!

That I wasn’t excited is an understatement, I had never seen Pro Green live and seeing an artist live for the first time holds something special.

Wednesday 26th November, despite the rain there was already a large queue forming outside ‘Under The Bridge’ at Stamford Bridge in Chelsea.  The competition winners were pretty excited and after a short wait the queue started moving.

Upon entry we were given a lanyard with more info about the gig and some drinks vouchers. Perfect, this is the evening sorted, then.

‘Under The Bridge’ is a very lovely venue, it is perfect for small intimate shows as it only holds a maximum of 500 people, but my favourite aspect is that you can see the stage from almost everywhere in the concert room.

HP Connceted Music was being a very good host, and kept the crowd entertained before the show started with a Photo booth and a short performance of Sinead Harnett.

Professor Green entered the stage at 9pm and was rather happy to be here. He was in such a good mood and all smiley faces.  He kicked things off with his recent single ‘Lullaby’ which got the crowd singing from the very first second.  Followed by one of his older songs ‘ I Need You Tonight’.

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Next up was the old banger ‘Just Be Good To Green’ and the mixed crowd absolutely loved it. Hands in the air and jumping around, people were having a good time. Professor Green engaged a lot with the fans, shaking hands and joking around. This gig was the perfect opportunity to get up close with the Professor.

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The set continued with a mix of old and new songs from Professor Greens album ‘Growing Up In Public’. Unfortunately the time went by way to quickly and roughly after one hour it was already time for the last song.

The Professor wrapped things up in style and gave a stunning performance of the massive hit ‘Read All About It’, much to the fans liking. One last time everyone was sinning along the famous words, hands were waving and despite the sea of phones, there was the odd lighter turning the place into a rather beautiful light.

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I had a great time at the concert and next time I get the chance to see Professor Green live, I’ll happily go along.

Mels Jukebox

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Video shoot with Prides

Earlier in October I was an extra for the new Microsoft Lumia promo video featuring the amazing Prides. The shoot was in a pretty cool live music venue in South London.

Upon arrival I met some other extras and it turned out not all of them were fans and some of them didn’t know what band was shooting today. So I made it my mission to properly introduce them to the lovely Glaswegian Prides.

Let’s just say, I did pretty well and to be honest it doesn’t take a lot of convincing that Prides are just absolutely brilliant.

At some point the band arrived and made their way inside, however not for too long, as Stewart, Callum and Lewis came back outside again and got chatting to the fans and extras that had gathered for the shoot.

Shortly after I had my hair and makeup done and got changed into my leather jacket now looked pretty rock ‘n’ roll, we got called inside the venue and gathered around the stage as filming was about to begin.

We filmed a few scenes and it was actually quite fun. Between changing camera settings or camera angles Prides fooled around on stage which was very much to the liking of everyone on set.

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After about three hours of shooting it was time for the last shot of the day and everyone was happy that it was done.

Before heading back home I managed to catch Stewart, Callum and Lewis for a cheeky photo – Fangirl success!

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I have to say, they were really lovely and despite having been filming half the day, they gave me a few minutes of their precious time and we got chatting about how far they have come. I felt like a proud auntie again, telling them that I was bursting with Pride 😉 as they opened up for Blink 182 at the O2 Academy Brixton in August, after I had first seen them earlier this year play ‘The Social’ at Oxford Street.

They were pretty chuffed to hear that.

Obviously, all good things have to come to an end and they had to head off and so was I.

It has been an incredible experience and it was such an honour to meet you guys.

Have fun watching the video – don’t glimpse or otherwise you’ll miss my outstanding performance 😉

Mels Jukebox

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Kiesza at Electric Brixton

Tuesday night down in South London, the city was getting ready for a night of 90’ies influenced dance music going hand in hand with raving it up.

Clearly this meant Canadian-born Kiesza is in town!

I had the pleasure of seeing this gorgeous lady perform twice this year already. So, I had my hopes up high and knew that Kiesza would never let me down.

The venue was already filled nicely as me and my friends arrived and the DJ got the crowd warmed up by playing some massive 90ies dance tunes that had the mixed audience dancing instantly.

It got jam-packed for Kieszas performance. The place was sold out, what more do you want as an upcoming star?

Lovely Kiesza kicked of her show with a stunning rendition of ‘The Love’ a dance number that captivated the crowd within seconds. This was followed by her recent single ‘No Enemiesz’.

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A perfect way to start. From the first second of her set Kiesza gave a 120%, despite later during the gig admitting that she felt a bit poorly earlier, but wonders do still happen.

It is fair to say, if she hadn’t told the crowd, nobody would have noticed.

It always amazes me how she does it. She is just so full of energy, bouncing all over the stage and her dance routine is on point.  Even if someone wouldn’t like her music – I am convinced that they would still enjoy the show, as it is just incredible.

Kiesza only stopped the dancing while she sang the rather beautiful ‘Sound Of A Woman’ from her same titled debut album.

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The set continued with Kiesza giving her fans a good impression of what to expect from her album, as she performed a few of the tracks.

To the surprise of the lot, Kiesza and her dancers delivered an impressive performance to a 90ies medley, consisting of tracks that influenced the stars career.

The room was filled with the sound of ‘Gypsy Woman’ and the crowd instantly sung along the famous ‘La Da De, La Da Da’ chorus, leading into ‘Show Me Love’, ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ and Madonna’s ‘Vogue’.

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Shortly after another song, the crew left the stage only to come back for the encore.

From the first sounds of ‘Giant In My Heart’ the audience chanted along. The energy in this place was just amazing, everyone was so pumped and ready to dance off the stress of the workday.

Things got crazy as Kiesza introduced the next song that she wrote with her friends Skrillex and Diplo in a hotel room, as you do. Of course it was all about ‘Take Ü There’ – what a tune! That drop, though.

Everyone lost it and nobody cared if their dancing skills weren’t even close to Kiesza’s.

It wouldn’t be a Kiesza gig without finishing things up with her number one smash hit ‘Hideaway’, and needless to say, it was a blast.

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The place was buzzing, singing and dancing and just having a good time while shouting at the top of their voices the famous sounds ‘Uh – Ah’ to round up Kiesza’s lyrics.

Again, if you want to see a genuinely good show, go and see Kiesza. That girl can dance and sing so freaking well that it makes you question if she is even a real human being.

She is. 😉

Mels Jukebox