Popular local female pop group, One Voice has a knack for taking an existing song and transforming into something that music lovers adore. During December 2019 they surprised fans with their own rendition of the Little Mix hit, Secret Love Song and instantly got thousands of views.
Now they are going to blow their fans away with their rendition of the popular Jonas Brothers hit, SUCKER, which is also one of the tracks on their self-titled debut album and is already a huge favourite during their live shows. That is why they have decided that it is time to share this vibey single and music video with the rest of the country!
The music video, filmed on location by Shaun and Madeleine McCreanor of McCrea Media at Ons Eerste Volksbank on Church Square in Pretoria, builds on the exciting feeling of being in love.
“With this video, we wanted to make each viewer feel like they are the person that we are in love with. That is why we made eye contact and sung directly into the camera,” they explain.
“Everything was kept simple and the focus was placed on emotion, rather than background. An old wooden door with panelling behind us did, however, help to create a feeling of nostalgia.”
“The song tells the story of someone who is helplessly in love. The person is determined to spend his life with his soul mate, despite her imperfections,” explains the girls about the meaning behind one of their favourite pop songs.
“We expect that when people hear our version they will be pleasantly surprised, as we have taken a familiar song and created our own unique version of it. In our rendition, we also present the message from a female perspective and it makes a big difference.”
About the success of their previous music video release, Secret Love Song, which was very well received they say. “This is our favourite song by Little Mix and we are very pleased with the feedback we have received so far. We are also very proud that the video reached more than a thousand people in within 24 hours.”
Droomplaneet, their first single, did equally well and can still be heard on the radio.
They are currently working on original music for their next album and planning concerts and performances for the rest of the year. “We would also like to start giving back to the community this year. Fans can follow us on social media to see what new and exciting things we have in store,” the girls share excitedly.
One Voice is a fresh breeze in the South African music industry and with songs like SUCKER, they prove that they have what it takes to impress audiences both locally and abroad.
This song is available on their debut album HERE
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It’s been a year and a half since Ashlinn Gray moved to the States and began hustling the streets of LA. From performing at Hotel Cafe to the Viper Room, rated as some of the best venues to catch the top up and coming artists, she has found her way in a city that is full of broken dreams.
Her new single ‘Best Friend’, is about learning to love oneself in times when you don’t really feel like it.
Celebrating self love and compassion, Ashlinn Gray shows a new found maturity and richness in her music that’s bound to capture her audience’s attention. Mixed with catchy beats and sing-a-long choruses, there’s no doubt this song is meant for radio.
Listen on Spotify below or follow link for other platforms HERE
She explains, “I started off wanting to write this song about losing a best friend. Through the process of writing it, I realised that in order to have or be a best friend, you have to be your own bestie.
Self love is often over looked and sometimes loving your self is the answer to your problems. Somehow we learn insecurity and our confidence is lost when we should be proud of who we are and our story.”
She continues, “We’ve all thought at some point ‘everybody sucks but me’ and I wanted to celebrate loving who you are for every flaw and imperfection. We need to be kinder to ourselves.”
Always building resilience in the face of adversity, she has experienced tremendous growth both musically and emotionally, and to our benefit, she often penned these emotions into songs.
After her last single ‘STFU’ and collaboration on ‘Resurrection’ with Luke Gawne, Ashlinn plans to release a new song every two months in this year. Ashlinn can’t wait to share the music she has been brewing up in Los Angeles.
Ashlinn Gray starts 2020 off with her new song “Best Friend” which was released on Valentines Day— the perfect day to celebrate #SELFLOVE.
She will also be participating in this season of American Idol.
Stream the track here: Best Friend – Single – Ashlinn Gray
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One of the world’s greatest music acts, +LIVE+ has announced they will play South Africa as part of their 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper Tour in November 2020. Presented by AMP Events, the show promises to feature all the highlights from the multi-platinum band’s incredible 30-year repertoire.
THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP OF +LIVE+ CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEMINAL ALBUM – “THROWING COPPER”
6 November 2020
Sun Arena-Time Square, Menlyn Maine
10 November 2020
Grand Arena – GrandWest
VIP Meet & Greet packages available (Extremely Limited)
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
Ticket price R 495 – R 795
Tickets go on sale on Thursday 13 February at 9am via www.computicket.com
As one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last thirty years, +LIVE+ has a catalogue featuring some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama”, “The Dolphin’s Cry”, “Overcome” and “Heaven” many of which have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe.
This tour sees +LIVE+ returning to the Grand Arena in Cape Town and the Sun Arena in Pretoria almost 3yrs to the day since they opened the Time Square venue with their SOLD-OUT Reunion Tour back in 2017.
To mark the occasion, AMP Events have chosen to keep ticket prices unchanged. so fans will be able to pick up tickets for the exact same price as the sold-out 2017 shows!
“Fans of +LIVE+ have always shown incredible support when this band tours SA” says AMP owner Andy Mac “Tickets sell-out in record time. Every time. The decision to keep ticket prices at 2017 level is our way of thanking the fans for always having our backs and supporting us in our vision for more Rock n Roll in SA. Being able to bring bands with a legacy, such as +LIVE+, is the reason I started AMP Events in the first place, and I can’t wait to see them back on stage!”
The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
“+LIVE+ – 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper – SA Tour” is proudly presented by AMP Events.