#EventSpeaks: Lucy Spraggan @ Concorde 2, Brighton – 16/03/17

Check out Matt’s review of the final night of Lucy Spraggan’s 2017 tour, in support of her album, ‘I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing’…

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It was the final night of Lucy Spraggan‘s March 2017 tour, in support of her most recent album, I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing (album review here), and what an incredible show to close the tour! With support from Joe Mongan and Katie London, the night was definitely one to remember!


Joe Mongan

Joe Mongan is a singer/songwriter who warmed up the crowd nicely – he had a good voice and one or two good songs that got the crowd going; he had an understated confidence about him.


Katie London

Katie London took to the stage, exuding confidence. Her vocals were powerful and her songs catchy. She was fantastic at engaging with the crowd and used her wit and down-to-earth demeanour to charm them between songs. I can foresee great things for this stunning songstress!

Highlight: The incredible power to her vocals and her between-song banter was on point.


Lucy Spraggan

The last time I saw Lucy Spraggan perform was on her acoustic tour and so seeing her perform with a full band tonight was a whole different experience – both were amazing in their own way!

She took to the stage with huge applause and a sense of anticipation, awe and sheer adoration swept throughout the crowd. The moment ‘You’re Too Young’ began, the fans were singing every word; in fact barely a moment went by when the audience couldn’t sing along with her – they know every word of every song and hang on to every word she sings and says. The sense of fan-family is rife at any Lucy Spraggan show – they know just about every story she has to tell, screeching with joy at her anecdotes and join in with anything she asks of them.

Fan-favourites such as ‘Last Night (Beer Fear)’‘Unsinkable’ and new song ‘Loaded Gun’ had the crowd chanting along like mad but my favourite song of the night was ‘Wait For Me’ – already an upbeat, catchy track; it was made even more intense by bringing it back a couple of times (just when you thought it was over) and upping the tempo each time – leading it into a high-energy, frantic rendition, ending the show on one ultra, massive high. Then there were the performances of songs like ‘Dear You’ and ‘Grown Up’ which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house – that’s one of the things that makes Lucy Spraggan so special; her ability to tell stories through her lyrics is a work of art.

I myself am a big fan of Lucy Spraggan but I would defy anyone to leave one of her shows without being in total awe of her talent, appreciating her devotion to her art and captivated by her abundant energy.

Highlights:

  • Her fan interaction and dedication is just remarkable – I don’t think I’ve seen an artist with quite the relationship that Lucy Spraggan has with her fans.
  • The genuine gratitude she expressed to her fans for getting her most recent album (I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing) to Number 12 in the UK charts, without any major label backing!
  • Her superb vocals throughout the performance.
  • Her ability to reduce an audience to tears with her stunning performance of ‘Dear You’.
  • The high energy she puts into her performances – particularly Don’t Know Nothing About The Blues’ and Wait For Me’.

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Finally, I want to say a MASSIVE thanks to Ben for having me come down and do the review –  and to Lucy Spraggan for another fantastic performance!

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#Two4Tunesday: Muzik Speaks’ 1st Birthday Playlist

Here’s a playlist of all the #Two4Tunesday songs we’ve featured during our first year…enjoy!


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Muzik Speaks is 1 year old this week and to celebrate this milestone, we’re giving you a themed playlist, for each day this week. The playlist will contain all of the songs we’ve featured on our blog during the past year, all themed around the corresponding day.

Today, it’s #Two4Tunesday and our playlist includes:

  1. Dappy  – Beautiful Me
  2. Frankmusik – Stabilizher
  3. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  4. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  5. Conor Maynard – Talking About
  6. Marlon Roudette – When The Beat Drops Out
  7. Years & Years  – King
  8. Angels & Airwaves – Bullets In The Wind
  9. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
  10. Lucy Spraggan – Unsinkable
  11. Nick Jonas – Jealous
  12. Luke Friend – Hole In The Heart
  13. TEAM* – I Like It
  14. New City Kings – Change
  15. Omi – Cheerleader
  16. Deorro – Five More Hours featuring Chris Brown
  17. Taio Cruz – Do What You Like
  18. Life Of Dillon – Overload
  19. Britney Spears – Pretty Girls featuring Iggy Azalea
  20. Prides – Higher Love
  21. Maroon 5 – This Summer
  22. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
  23. Ryn Weaver – The Fool
  24. Ella Eyre – Together
  25. Aston Merrygold – Get Stupid
  26. Little Mix – Black Magic
  27. Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)
  28. Owl City – Verge featuring Aloe Blacc
  29. LunchMoney Lewis – Bills
  30. Dappy – 100 (Built For This)
  31. Frankmusik – This
  32. Years & Years – Shine
  33. Blonde – All Cried Out featuring Alex Newell
  34. Sigma – Glitterball featuring Ella Henderson
  35. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up
  36. Tinie Tempah – Not Letting Go featuring Jess Glynne
  37. Trevor Guthrie – Summertime
  38. Jerry Orbach & Angela Lansbury – Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast)
  39. Robin Williams – Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
  40. Adriana Castelotti – With A Smile And A Song (Snow White)
  41. Tommy Luske & Bobby Driscoll – You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (Peter Pan)
  42. John Newman – Come And Get It
  43. Stefano Pain & Maury Lobina – Take Me Back
  44. Flo Rida – I Don’t Like It, I Love It featuring Robin Thicke & Verdine White
  45. Cash Cash – Take Me Home featuring Bebe Rexha
  46. Prince Royce – Back It Up featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull
  47. The Score – Oh My Love
  48. Prides – Little Danger
  49. Digital Farm Animals – True
  50. Robin Thicke – Back Together featuring Nicki Minaj
  51. Pia Mia – Do It Again featuring Chris Brown
  52. MOKS – Otherwise featuring James Arthur
  53. Dappy – Money Can’t Buy
  54. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
  55. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love
  56. Major Lazer – Lean On featuring MØ & DJ Snake
  57. Philip George – Alone No More
  58. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown featuring Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally
  59. KStewart – Ain’t Nobody
  60. Melissa Steel – You Love Me? featuring Wretch 32
  61. Aquilo – Good Girl
  62. Olly Murs – Kiss Me
  63. Sia – Alive
  64. Justin Bieber – Sorry
  65. Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart featuring Kelly Clarkson
  66. David Guetta – Bang My Head featuring Sia & Fetty Wap
  67. LÉON – Treasure
  68. Good Charlotte – Makeshift Love
  69. Tinashe – Player featuring Chris Brown
  70. Fleur East – Sax
  71. St Lucia – Dancing On Glass
  72. Hailee Steinfield – Love Myself
  73. Craig David x Big Narstie – When The Bassline Drops
  74. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
  75. The Vamps – Wake Up
  76. The 1975 – UGH!
  77. Coasts – You
  78. Matoma – Running Out featuring Astrid S
  79. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
  80. MKTO – Classic
  81. Walking On Cars – Two Stones
  82. Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
  83. Izzy Bizu – White Tiger
  84. ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
  85. NAO – Bad Blood
  86. Greyson Chance – Afterlife
  87. Fleur East – More And More
  88. KStewart – Be Without You
  89. Sigala – Say You Do featuring Imani & DJ Fresh
  90. Beyoncé – Formation
  91. Rihanna – Work featuring Drake
  92. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Kevin featuring Leon Bridges
  93. Halsey – Colors

If you want to download the songs and use a custom cover for them, here’s one we’ve made for you 🙂

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#Playlist: April 2015

Hey-hey campers!

This month’s compilation is a corker! As with last month, we’re bringing you both a YouTube and Spotify playlist of all of this month’s featured songs!

Muzik Speaks has now been live for 2 whole months and it’s growing fast! We’ve got a brand new writer, Max Paillard, who so far, has brought you some amazing Wild-Card Wednesday tunes and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what he brings next!

This month has brought you some fantastic tracks from the likes of; Lucy Spraggan, Macklemore, Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas as well as songs from independent bands, like TEAM, New City Kings and The Barr Brothers and finally we’ve thrown-back your Thursdays with Bomfunk MCs, Fragma, Owl City and of course, the late Lil’ Chris.

We hope you enjoy these songs from April 2015, all over again, in one place – once again, sorry some of the tracks are missing from the Spotify playlist – some haven’t been released yet and some have been removed from Spotify by the artist/band.

Note: You can view the whole YouTube playlist by using the dropdown menu at the top corner of the video, or skip a song using the ‘next’ button.


OUR PLEA

We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please please feel free to respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want to hear what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much.


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#Two4Tunesday: Jason Derulo – ‘Want To Want Me’ & Lucy Spraggan – ‘Unsinkable’

This week we have two unreleased songs for you but we’re sure there will be big things coming from these releases!

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Jasoooon Derulllloo – to start with, we have Jason Derulo – his music is most definitely a huge guilty pleasure of mine!

And wow…what an immense new release it is from him too – it’s definitely got a strong 80s vibe to it; somewhere between Michael Jackson and Prince. I love that the verses are very muted and draw you into this dampened sound before the song unleashes its epic chorus. Superb effort Jason!

‘Want To Want Me’ is released in the UK, on 24th May 2015.

Jason Derulo – ‘Want To Want Me’


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I have such a love of Lucy Spraggan; her debut album ‘Join The Club’ was released back in 2013 and was such an incredibly well-written, honest release. I’m so excited by this new song and absolutely can’t wait to hear her next album, ‘We Are…’.

Unsinkable’ is released on 12th April 2015.

Lucy Spraggan – ‘Unsinkable’

Terrific Two4Tunesday to everyone! What are the 2 songs you are loving this week?

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