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Cutting Crew are cutting through classical experience and reinventing their classic sound.

Without doubt one of the greatest songs to have a ..



Without doubt one of the greatest songs to have a good
singalong too , get your tennis racquet out and your hair brush and you are
totally set to enjoy ‘I just died in your arms tonight’ but even better than
that now you can pretend you are playing a violin too as this classical
reworking is pure gold and ordinarily we would not just hit you with the full
run down as we know you have a busy life but because you are locked down we
guess at present now is a great time to tell you all about this great band the
rather wonderful Nick Van Eade , so here goes are you ready ….. The
Grammy-nominated rock band were formed in England in 1985 by ever-present
singer and guitarist, Nick Van Eede with original guitarist, writer and
fellow-conspirator from Canada, Kevin MacMichael, Literally within months, the
band signed with Siren Records/Virgin on the strength of their melody-rich
demos alone.

Cutting Crew, becoming a foursome in 1986, entered the
studio the same year to record the multi-million selling debut Broadcast album,
one year before “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” exploded and made them
stars at home and in the USA where it hit the number one spot in the charts and
has so far garnered 5 million plays on the radio in that country alone!

It has since become something of a popular culture
icon, finding its way into films such as Hot Tub Time Machine; smash-hit TV
series as varied as Stranger Things and Ash Vs Evil Dead and video games such
as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. “I’ve Been in Love Before” and
“One for the Mockingbird” also enjoyed massive worldwide radio play,
reaching the Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard singles charts respectively and the
band began their love affair for touring with worldwide stops as opening act
for such groups as The Bangles, Starship and Huey Lewis & the News, as well
as their own sell-out headline shows.

Cutting Crew released an award-winning sophomore
album, The Scattering, in 1989 and a third in 1992, Compus Mentus. Sadly, after
the death of his friend and founder member Kevin, there was an obviously long
silence but Nick eventually chose to revive the band the following decade, featuring
a radically different line-up, releasing the edgy Grinning Souls recorded in
Kevin’s hometown in Nova Scotia in 2006 and the remarkable Add to Favourites in

The band continues to tour the world to rapturous
receptions, with very recent visits to Mexico, Canada, Australia and Japan
reinforcing their global popularity. Released this Spring, “Ransomed Healed
Restored Forgiven” is a welcome reminder of a band who have always delivered
beautiful, classy anthems for the past 4 decades.



2) (I
Just) Died in Your Arms

I’ve Been in Love Before

Everything but My Pride

5) One
for the Mockingbird

6) No
Problem Child


8) Any

9) Climb

10) Berlin in

11) (I Just) Died
in Your Arms – Reprise





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No1 Showcase: The Art Of David Hicks




David Hicks is a photographer who is just as interested in the behind-the-scenes stories as he is in the stories themselves. A true photojournalist, Hicks aims to capture every aspect of waking life.

Whether that be everyday activities on the streets of Cuba to the passionate and dynamic tango culture in Buenos Aries, Hicks will be there to experience it and share it. He says of his tango collection: “The Tango, a now-popular dance between a man and a woman, started in its current form in the mid-1800s, after a massive migration to Argentina, mostly by men. Because men outnumbered women by quite some number, the only way for a man to get close to a woman was via a brothel or by dance. The men practiced together, as you’d have to be a great dancer to get a woman’s attention. So, this very sexual dance you see now was born out of the reality for men in those old days. Nowadays, you see it performed often, usually on the street corners of Buenos Aires, with live musicians or a pre-recorded soundtrack, and they do it for the tips!”

Follow David’s work down below:  HiXposure (@hixposure) / Twitter  HiXposure | Facebook HiXposure Photography (@hixposure) • Instagram photos and videos

Website: HiXPOSURE | Travel Photography

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No1 News: The Mad Game Embark On Their Latest Rage Against The Machine




It can always be a struggle when you music possesses such a crucial and pertinent message and yet you’re blocked by the damning limitations of ‘going under the radar’ – electronic animated anarchists ‘The Mad Game’ know this all too well.

The band’s debut EP, ‘Player One’, is a righteous middle finger to what they describe as ‘The Mad Game’ – the absurdities in society that have been integrated as the status quo – after tangling with governments, security services and local mafia. Their message of outrage and vitriol is a potent one found across the EPs five tracks – a mere morsel of their true potential – and is certainly enough to make listeners pay attention.

The trio’s soundscape is an eclectic one: the righteous indignation of the best punk music married beautifully to the jarring and skittish landscapes of the best electronica. The lead track, ‘Game Over ‘, in particular makes a phenomenal first impression to the animated anarchists with members Sonu, Karla and Sonya giving their respective inputs to this chilling three-pronged attack. What these newcomers nail best is their sincerity.

It’s hard to take such a venomous assault from someone you don’t genuinely believe has lived through the horrors that they detail – The Mad Game give off no such illusion. What you hear is authentic and those unaware of the band’s craft will soon learn to such things. It makes for a truly gripping and inspiring experience.

This is not a project that anyone should overlook regardless of their tastes; thoughtful, well crafted and genuine music. Not something 2021 receives in surplus.

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No1 Finds: Tunetables – A Stylish Solution To Music Storage




“The Tunetables idea was borne,” says Rob Chappelhow, the man behind a range of ingenious new storage solutions, “out of a personal desire to have my music collection around me once again.”

That’s something all of us record-collector’s can empathise with. Now, I’ve banged on before about how, for many of us, digital streaming doesn’t cut it. Streaming services are great, but for a large number of us hard-core music fans, we want something we can hold in our sweaty hands, right? But, once you have all those lovely records, where do you put them?

Flat-pack shelving is fine, but it’s hardly inspiring. That’s where the Tunetables range comes into its own. More words from Rob Chappelhow, who explains that the idea came to him during a visit to  the Joe Strummer Archive exhibition in the basement of Fred Perry’s flagship store in Covent Garden – “Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical heritage and inspiration perfectly showcased.”

It was totally spellbinding. I soon started to conceptualise how I could create my own version of this…a personal time capsule of life-affirming music. I wanted something that could be inherently useful, something that I would see and use every day, and that would be a talking point for like-minded music enthusiasts.”

And lo! Tunetables was born… What Chappelhow has done is to take brand new music-equipment flight-cases (the type we are well-used to seeing lugged around by roadies and musicians) and turn them into hand-crafted storage solutions for your CDs, tapes and vinyl. It’s a wonderful idea and, most importantly, they look great. As mentioned, each case is built by hand, and can be personalised with your own initials (or whatever you fancy). Storage ranges from 100 – 500 for CDs, 30 – 60 for tapes, and 75 for vinyl. That’s not a bad amount at all. I can see a lot of people going for this, from pro and semi-pro musicians to plain music-lovers such as myself. This is modern design with an old-school aesthetic. Check them out for yourself!

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