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An interview with Fernando Garibay: Sleepwalker

Musical genius Fernando Garibay collaborated with Australian pop princess Kylie
Minogue on The Sleepwalker EP. The songs are apart of Kylie’s ‘Kiss Me Once Tour’ and feature in an eight minute film at the start of her show.

Sleepwalker includes four songs, Break This Heartbreak, Wait, Glow and Chasing Ghosts which are incredible. The songs are about heartbreak and the hope you have through the music, with Kylie’s powerful vocals and Garibays magic with the production.

The songs are a thank you to Kylie and Garibay fans and the songs are available to download for FREE on soundcloud.com/plusgaribay

Twitter: @PlusGaribay  (for collaborations with artists) @FERNANDOGARIBAY (General account)

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Interview with Taylor Henderson

Aussie superstar Taylor Henderson released his new album Burnt Letters last month, it went number one on The Australian Album Aria charts, with his third single Already Gone also doing extremely well. Taylor is currently on his Burnt Letters national tour. I chatted with him about his album, who are some of his music inspirations and the big question how many times did it take him to throw the piece of paper in the bin in his video to Already Gone, you were thinking the same thing right?

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Ballroom Bones – The Ceremonies

ATTENTION EVERYONE The Ceremonies have released the lyric video to Ballroom Bones and it is just wonderful.

The video has two split screens, the top slide shows footage of the boys rocking out at their live shows as well as artwork, candles and course wine and that is only half of it. The bottom slide is where the lyrics are typed on a typewriter not just any typewriter but a 1942 typewriter which many of us used before computers and laptops..If you don’t know what one is well you will have to watch the video and find out.

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KYA

10291849_889699921056936_7978316771087612966_nChristina Parie does the name sound familiar? and no she didn’t sing ‘Jar of Hearts ‘ that’s American singer Christina Perri.

After her X Factor journey in 2011 and releasing her first single “16 and Unstoppable” Parie is back better than ever with a new project called ‘KYA’ which is her new stage name.

‘What I Live For’ is KYA’s new single and she definitely killed it. The song is eletropop drum and bass and she teamed up with LDN Noise where she wrote the song in England.

The first lyric in the song “Got my sh*t together, now I’m ready set it off” shows a new side of her and how confident she is. When it gets to the chorus it’s very uplifting “Doing what I love, loving what I do anyway” shows how passionate she is about music and the direction she is taking.

With music influences from Charli XCX, Marina and The Diamonds and Lady Gaga, KYA’s fans are definitely in for a treat this year, with a new sound and style.

My interview with KYA! https://soundcloud.com/itslittlegem/gem-chat-with-kya

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Sia peforms ‘Chandelier’ on The Ellen Show

Chandelier_by_Sia_coverworkAustralian singer Sia performed on The Ellen Show her new song ‘Chandelier’.

“When she performs, she chooses not to face the camera, but believe me, this is her singing live,” Ellen said, introducing the performance. Even though Sia wasn’t facing the camera it was an incredible performance. It made it very interesting focusing on different aspects of the performance from the dancing, her vocals and the actual meaning of the song.

She recreated the video, with 11 year old Maddie dancing  while she was singing along. Her vocals were very powerful and it was definitely an unforgettable performance.

Her new album ’1000 Forms of Fear’ is due to release in the next few months.

http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-23htfdr8/?sm=social_20140519_24210844

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Gems chat with Ricki-Lee

Ricki-Lee-All-We-Need-Is-Love-RadioRipAustralian superstar Ricki-Lee released her new EP ‘All We Need Is Love’ (May 2nd).

The EP includes two original songs from her up-coming album, two acoustic versions, one which is a cover to Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’, which is absolutely amazing and a remix to her new song.

Gem had the pleasure to chat with Ricki-Lee about her new EP ‘All We Need Is Love’ her supporting Jason Derulo on his Australian tour and Ricki leaves a very special message to all of her supporters in the interview below.

https://soundcloud.com/itslittlegem/gems-chats-with-ricki-lee