Kensington Palace, Naked on stage and ‘Up your Ronson’…..

Kensington Palace, Naked on stage and ‘Up your Ronson’…..

So I write this as, I have played the first three shows as the support for Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze’s UK Tour. My first ever concert, along with my sister was Squeeze at the Woolwich Coronet back in 1987, and now I get to play with the lead singer all these years later. The Tour takes in the length and the breadth of the United Kingdom, so I get to travel around the country that I have so many fond memories of. I moved away from the UK 11 years ago, but way before that I used to drive up and down the motorways playing shows. From around 1993 on wards I would play percussion alongside DJ’s at raves, and then started playing for electronic bands such as Evolution, Shiva and Danny Campbell. In just one night we would play 3 ‘Live PA’ shows at legendary clubs like Renaissance, Cream and Up your Ronson. Now in 2016, its a thrill to visit some of the towns and countryside from all those years ago. I’m taking lots of photo’s that i’ll put into an album and post later. The Shows – It is very exciting and at the same time, quite

Electronic Rumours – Review of ‘Save a Prayer’

Electronic Rumours – Review of ‘Save a Prayer’

Dirty Vegas cover Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’   So we made a decision not to cover tunes that were released while we were on holiday. There was as surprising heap of awesome tunes in the past few weeks and we just haven;t got the time to write about all of them, but this little gem unleashed just before X-Mas as a freebie, and soon to be getting a full reMix package released via d:vision Records, is too good to pass over. It’s dancefloor legends Dirty Vegas thank you to their fans for the support in 2014 in the form of a cover of Duran Duran’s monster 1982 hit Save A Prayer. Paul and Steve have injected the tune with their instantly recognisable brand of soulful House vibes and Balearic groove; which goes surprisingly well with the song. In a way, Rio era Duran Duran was the original Tropical Dance Pop so it’s no surprise that this translates so well to a summertime floorfiller. The original’s riff have been morphed into a hands-in-the-air chord progression but the enigmatic island atmosphere remains. A beautiful coming together of new and old. Source

Insomniac.com – Review of Dirty Vegas ‘Save a Prayer’

Insomniac.com – Review of Dirty Vegas ‘Save a Prayer’

Though busy wrapping up their fourth full-length—due out early next year—Dirty Vegas found some time to bust out a cover of Duran Duran’s holy hit “Save a Prayer.” The UK-based duo, comprised of Paul Harris and Steve Smith, blesses the classic ‘80s song with a scintillating, dancefloor-ready version. Steve wails about a casual encounter, while a stabbing chord progression flirts with the original synth-driven riff. The result is a succulent slice of four-four paradise. We got our hands on the premiere of this dirtied-up house tune, which is being offered as a free download below. The DV gents were kind enough to give this one away as a token of their appreciation for the continued love and support. It certainly beats the hell out of most of the stocking-stuffers you’ll get stuck with this Xmas. Source

People Magazine – HRH Prince William listens to Dirty Vegas

People Magazine – HRH Prince William listens to Dirty Vegas

Prince William Rocks Out with George at Early Morning Feedings It seems Prince George is already enrolled in the school of rock. Prince William revealed Wednesday that he often turns the radio on, and listens out for his favorite bands, when he gets up early to give son George a feeding. Joining BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney for a Google Hangout as part of a search for young leaders around the world, William, 32, told Cairney he often tunes in to her show, which runs from 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Cairney, 29, said William told her, ” ‘Sometimes when I’m up with George I have a listen.’ I was very flattered.” “He’s well informed [about music] as well,” Cairney told her listeners – so knowledgeable, in fact, that he compiled a list of some of his favorite bands so she could play some of them on her show. It was an “eclectic” mix, she said, one that included Linkin Park and the Foals. He even introduced her to a British band called Dirty Vegas. “Music’s a big thing for me,” he told her. At the end of her show, Cairney said, “If you’ve ever wondered what Prince Willy gets

The Sun HRH – Prince William listens to Dirty Vegas

The Sun HRH – Prince William listens to Dirty Vegas

E -online HRH – Prince William listens to Dirty Vegas

E -online HRH – Prince William listens to Dirty Vegas

Prince William is not like just any regular prince—he’s a cool dad, too. A British radio DJ Gemma Cairney recently hosted a Google+ Hangout with the 32-year-old British royal and his 29-year-old brother, Prince Harry . Cairney said William told her before the online show that he has listened to her BBC Radio 1 program, which airs from 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., while taking care of his and wife Kate’s 11-month-old son, Prince George. “You know, sometimes when I’m up with George …’ ‘I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, ‘course, totes,’” she told listeners on her show on Thursday, July 10. “He said, ‘Yeah, you know, I have a listen.’ I was very flattered.” Cairney also named three bands that she says William has been listening to a lot lately. The groups are Linkin Park, British indie rock group Foals and the electronic band Dirty Vegas and their track “Days Gone By,” in particular. She said William told her, “Music is a big thing for me.” Cairney then played on her show what she dubbed a “Prince Willy mini-mix” made up of samples of four tracks: The Foals’ “My Number,” Linkin Park’s “Numb,” Dirty Vegas’ “Days Go By” and (since we are dealing

Dirty Vegas performance at The Grammy Museum LA

Dirty Vegas performance at The Grammy Museum LA

Spotlight: Dirty Vegas   When the GRAMMY Award-winning group Dirty Vegas was founded, the mold of the electronic fused bands was broken. Not a mere two turntables and a microphone…Dirty Vegas are true musicians. Founded by Paul Harris, Steve Smith and Ben Harris, the group has become one of the most recognizable names in EDM. The band’s 2001 debut single “Days Go By” appeared in a now-iconic television advertisement for Mitsubishi and became a benchmark that set a new model for the marketing music in advertising. The single, with its magnetic original video, catapulted Dirty Vegas to GRAMMY success winning the group Best Dance Recording in 2003; the first year the award was given in that category.  The two years that followed were a rollercoaster that included the release of their eponymous debut album and headlining their own worldwide tour supported such like-minded artists as Moby, Underworld and Groove Armada. Dirty Vegas also went on to sell over 1 million albums. Since then, Dirty Vegas has gone on to release two more albums; 2004’s ‘One’ and 2011’s ‘Electric Love.” The group has continued to gain numerous accolades and awards including a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart.  In 2011, Ben Harris felt that he had fulfilled all that he could as part of the Dirty Vegas project and parted ways to pursue other interests.  The new Dirty Vegas are now emerging, and