Music from the UK – Joe Cocker R.I.P.

The British rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70 years.(* 20. May 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire; † 22. December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA) His hits include songs like “Unchain My Heart” and “You Are so Beautiful” and this one he performed on the legendary Woodstock Festival

Music from Ireland – Hozier

Hozier, actually Hozier Andrew Byrne (born March 17, 1990 in Bray), is an Irish folk-rock musician.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the son of a blues musician and therefore grew up with music. At 15, he was a member of his first band. In 2012 Hozier then began a solo career and released a year later, his debut single Take Me to Church.

Music from the World – Santa Maradona F.C. // Electro

On their Facebook page Santa Maradona F.C. bescribe themselfs “an experiment… an anonymous collective of globe-trotting musicians and producers dabbling with genre meddling soundscapes and collaborations. Formed truly ‘on the road’ SMFC came together via chance encounters in bars, clubs, fairs and festivals… one a guitarist in a touring rock band, one an international dj/producer another a famed percussionist and others still from the creative arts, hairdressing and… the odd engineer”. Their first single “Give Me Sunshine” is absolute worth listening. Amazing!

Music from the World – Band Aid // Pop

With their song “Do They Know It’s Christmas (2014)”, the project Band Aid 30 (formed the first time in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure for the fight against hunger in Ethiopia) started this proejct a fourth time for the fight against Ebola. The most popular musicians of Band Aid 30 are One Direction, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sinéad O’Connor, Bono (U2), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora and Bastille.