Music from the UK – Whitesnake // Hard Rock

The british band Whitesnake, formed in 1978, are one of the most successful hard rock bands in history. With their song “Here I Go Again”, released on their Saints & Sinners album, they had a #1 hit in the US:

Music from the UK – Depeche Mode // Electronic

Depeche Mode, formed in 1980, are an english electronic music band. With over 100 million sold records worldwide, they are the most commercially successful electronic band. Have a listen to their song “Never let me down again“:

 

Music from Malawi/ UK – The Very Best // Fusion

DJ and producer Johan Hugo and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Malawi are the collaboration The Very Best. Their music is really an awesome fusion mix of traditional african music, jazz, dance, pop and hip-hop. Listen to their great song “Hear Me”:

Found this on jayjaymgee’s blog

Music from the UK – Calumma Amber

Calumma Amber is a singer and producer from London. She’s writing downtempo melodic electronic music mixed with chilled voices and African percussion . Listen to her song “LIELIELIELIELIELIELIELOW“, part of her brand new album Aja:

Music from the UK – Deep Purple & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 24th 1969 – 45 years ago ,together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  the rock group Deep Purple performs at the Royal Albert Hall  the classic rock composition “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” of Jon Lord.

 

Music of the UK – Kompendium

KOMPENDIUM is the title of a (probably) one-off project masterminded by Rob REED, the founder and keyboard player of Welsh Neo-Prog band MAGENTA.

The list of musicians contributing to the KOMPENDIUM project includes such Prog legends as Steve HACKETT (GENESIS), Francis DUNNERY (ex IT BITES), John MITCHELL (IT BITES, FROST*), Nick BARRETT (PENDRAGON), Nick BEGGS (STEVE HACKETT BAND, KAJAGOOGOO), Jakko JAKSZYK (20TH CENTURY SCHIZOID BAND), Gavin HARRISON (PORCUPINE TREE), Mel COLLINS (KING CRIMSON, CAMEL), Dave STEWART (HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, NATIONAL HEALTH, BRUFORD) and Troy DONOCKLEY (NIGHTWISH, BAD SHEPHERDS), with vocals provided by Welsh singer and songwriter Steve BALSAMO, famous for his lead role on the London version of Jesus Christ Superstar during the mid 1990s. There are also roles in the project for pedal steel guitarist B.J. COLE (ELTON JOHN, DAVID GILMOUR), opera singers Shan COTHI and Rhys MIERION, the ENGLISH CHAMBER CHOIR and choral group SYNERGY VOCALS.

Here is their song “Lily” featuring Steve Hackett , Robert reed and the voice of Angharad Brinn