Friday, 23 September 2011

Friday Roundup: Heavy Metal Meets Jazz

From a very autumnal UK, a warm welcome to the first edition of the Friday Roundup (working title) from All Things Cullum! Here you will find the highlights from this week's blogposts in one easy-to-read bitesize chunk. Check back each week for the latest updates or even easier, subscribe to the mailing list and it will be delivered straight to your inbox!

  • Metallica's Lars Ulrich on Jamie Cullum's jazz show? A fascinating interview with the hard rocker on his love for jazz, be sure to listen again before Tuesday! 
  • The Top 50 regional heats took place this week for The Big Audition with Pizza Express & Jamie Cullum
  • Online public voting for The Big Audition is open until September 28th. Have you voted for your favourite yet?
  • Jamie Cullum published a statement from the Roald Dahl Museum on his blog to set the record straight after the press wrongly slated Sophie
  • Sophie Dahl has been busy on the promo trail for her new cookbook & has featured in various magazines & papers. Find out which ones here 
  • Excitement is mounting for Anthony Strong's upcoming EP 'Delovely' out next week. Reviews are glowing! 
  • I finally got round to posting up some photos from when I went to see the Kyle Eastwood band and Gregory Porter. Look out for familiar faces, including Cullum fans favourites Geoff Gascoyne & Ben Castle!
  • Gregory Porter was featured in The Sunday Times ahead of his UK shows next month
  • Tickets for the Jamie Cullum in Jersey gig went on public sale
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder, especially when JC finishes touring. On a break...
  • Do you listen to Jamie Cullum every week on BBC Radio 2? - feedback welcome!
  • For this week's interview, I caught up with vocalist Charlese Allen after her performance for The Big Audition in Leeds. Read how it went here

Don't miss:
  • On Tuesday on BBC Radio 2, Jamie meets Wynton Marsalis! Tune in at 7pm.
  • 'Delovely' by Anthony Strong is released on Tuesday. Preorder your copy here
  • Sophie Dahl's Marvellous Mrs Beeton is aired on September 29th at 8pm on BBC2
  • Book signing/talk with Sophie in Chorleywood also on the 29th
  • Not long until the ReVoice! Festival. I recommend you get tickets now if you can! An amazing line-up of talent (including Gregory Porter) over nine days at the intimate venue Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
  • All Things Cullum chats to Revoice! Festival director & jazz singer Georgia Mancio and singer/songwriter Sam Wedgwood
And coming up in October, two Jamie Cullum shows in Bath & London. Keep it right here for all the updates from those! 

I'll leave you with a quiet number to ease you into the weekend. Thanks for reading!
Enter Sandman...Metallica live at Woodstock '99


Over to you friends! Share your thoughts on your favourite story from the last week in the comments section.

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