Jamie Afro on X Factor
Just a short post.
After watching Jamie Afro on X Factor this evening we are all on tenterhooks about whether Jamie Afro is going to get past the Boot Camp stage of X Factor.
As regular readers will know Jamie Afro has worked for LMM for over five years playing Walkabout Bars,weddings and parties.He is a great performer and has been a real assett to the LMM family of entertainers.
Jamie Afro is in Simon Cowells last six in the over 25s category of X Factor.All the guys in the LMM office are rooting for him but nowhere near as much as my daughters who have gone a little Jamie nuts and are jumping around the room everytime he appears on screen (which,for those of you who have not seen the show,is quite a lot!)
Jamie is in a very strong group and it is hard to call who will go through to the live finals but we find out tomorrow night so Jamie Afro-We Salute You….Good Luck.
Jamie Afro Looking Cool And Funky
In other news this week.
LMM have supplied lots of entertainment for student nights throughout the UK.Its been Freshers fever.
Our great Kings Of Leon Tribute wowed the student audience at Middlesborough on Wednesday night (Sept 30 2009.)A packed audience went wild for the guys and the manager reported that not only were they “awesome” but also that they were a nice set of guys.as well.There is always a great atmosphere in Middlesborough Walkabout for its regular Friday night band night but apparently this student show was like seeing the Kings Of Leon but in a small veniue.
The Blings Of Leon (for it is they) have been regularly mentioned by the real Kings Of Leon in interviews after Steve Lamaque drew the bands attention to the Blings tribute act.Although there are several Kings Of Leon Tributes operating in the UK only the Blings have the real Kings Of Leon seal of approval!
The Kings Of Leon Tribute Available From LMM
Talking of Kings ….Nat King Bing And The Kings Of Schwing played a student show this week.
They played the very popular “I Love Toms Mum” night at Birmingham Walkabout where they jazzed up versions of indie and pop classics in front of 1200 students.A large crowd sang along to a swing version of “I Predict A Riot” by the Kaiser Cheifs,showed their Jazz Hands as a latin american version of The Killers “Somebody Told Me” was played and swayed around during a spirited jazz rendition of “Like A Virgin.” A great time was had by all.
Much of the performance was caught on video by a TV crew and we hope to bring you some clips in a future blog.Book this jazz swing band playing rock and indie covers by calling 08454 900515 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat King Bing And The Kings Of Schwing
Finally (and probably the biggest news of the year for most students) Dr Karl Kennedy is back on tour!!
LMM have a long history with Alan Fletcher who stars in Neighbours as DR Karl Kennedy.His UK agent is a good friend of ours and we have been involved with a couple of his tours in the past including his very first University and Nightclub tour when DR Karl fever first hit these shores.
That particular tour (back in 2003) is raw in mind because the very first night of the tour was at Sheffield Walkabout and I arrived at around 5.30 to meet and greet and supervise the sound check.At the time we were unsure of what kind of crowd would attend and on this first night we were selling tickets on the door rather than in advance.
When I arrived at The Walkabout On Carver Street in Sheffield (and remember this was at 5.30) there were already 500 or more peoplr queing to get in the venue.By the time we opened the doors at 7pm we had over 1000 people outside the venue and the road was a sea of students all hoping to get the hottest ticket in town.
This student fever for Alan Fletcher was soon picked up by Radio One and TV and Alan has been a regular guest on the Jo Whiley Live Lounge section and Edith Bowmans show on all the UK tours.
For Alan Fletchers 2009 tour LMM are very proud to have supplied the band which will back him.
The band are one of our favourites and an act who are very popular at student events,weddings,parties and at Walkabout bars.
For the purpose of the Alan Fletcher tour they are called The X Rays (in homage to the fact that they also backed Ben Nicholas AKA Stingray on a previous tour on which they were called The Rays!) but you can find them on the main LMM site as Lucas http://www.lmmuk.com/band/Lucas
Check out Lucas….they are one of the UKs best bands for weddings,university balls and parties and if you get the chance to see Alan Fletcher (AKA Dr Karl Kennedy) live then please do.You will be in for a treat.The atmosphere he generates on stage will astonish you.
Alan Fletcher AKA Dr Karl Kennedy backed on tour by the amazing Lucas band