As a huge fan of Lianne La Havas who has caught more than a couple of her live shows, I was mesmerized by her music upon first listen. Later, I discovered the story of the ex-boyfriend, who if I am not mistaken is a songwriter himself, and that the bad breakup she had with him is what drove her to pick up the guitar and begin to write songs in the first place. That puts her on the list of great accidental artists. Like so many great inventions, many of them are accidents.
Her album must have been a skewer through the heart of the ex. It must have made him feel like the target of a voodoo doll ritual when he came around to listening to it, or hearing the snickers behind his back, by those who know, wherever he goes for the rest of his life. I pity the man, but he rightly can take a little bit of credit for making some great music history.
The song below starts off: "You spend all your time writing love songs, but you don't love me..."
Lianne La Havas - Forget
The thing I love about this next take is that it's just Lianne and her guitar over her shoulder, without a band and how she has such a unique one of kind guitar style. The first line is "Found myself in a second-hand guitar..."
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough? (Live on Taratata TV in France)
Lianne La Havas is one of the great living authentic self created artists of substance out there. I recommend listening to more of her excellent repertoire. Below are some more handpicked tracks that I hope you enjoy! GC
A Two Part Film called Elusive & Gone
A stellar live take in a barn with only her bass player tastefully backing her up
Four excellent videos for her songs Age (live on Jools Holland), Is Your Love Big Enough (official video) Tease Me (Live) and Lost and Found (official video)
Live in Concert for BBC 6Music 10th Anniversary
Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com, Twitter.Com/LianneLaHavas and Facebook.Com/LianneLaHavas
A big thanks, once again, to Gaby Moreno (featured in next post down) for being the one who originally turned us onto Lianne's music, years ago. Please share with your friends too :)
Lianne just announced that she'll be supporting the amazing Paolo Nutini for two upcoming dates - Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday 20th June and Manchester on Thursday 2nd July. Tickets are on sale now. More info at http://smarturl.it/PNsupport
For our friends in Madrid, Spain, be sure to go see Gaby Moreno tonight (March 27, 2015) along with Virginia Labuat on what is called their BluesWoman Tour.
Gaby Moreno - No Estoy Tan Mal
For show/ticket information, connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com and Facebook.Com/GabyMorenoBand and Twitter.Com/Gaby_Moreno
We featured Elle King here on MusicLoad three years ago in March of 2012, by way of another artist we dig known as Epick, who we featured here in July 2008. Just below are two recent videos that are part of her most recent album titled Love Stuff. Enjoy! GC
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Elle King - Last Damn Night (Behind The Scenes at Sun Studio)
Connect direct with Elle King at ElleKing.Com and Facebook.com/ElleKingMusic and at Twitter.com/ElleKingMusic
The House of Marley, the high quality audio system company inspired by the integrity of Bob Marley, holds an ongoing series of music shows featuring emerging and established talent. They call the event The Get Together. Recently, they held The Get Together in Miami, Florida where Bob Marley's grandson, Skip Marley, made his debut musical appearance.
Skip is the son of Bob Marley's daughter, Cedella Marley. She is the CEO of Tuff Gong, in addition to being one of the Melody Makers.
Just below is the video of Skip's debut live performance. It's perfectly tasty in every way, upholding the quintessential Marley groove. Enjoy! GC
Skip Marley - Cry To Me
Connect direct with Skip Marley at Twitter.com/SkipMarley
The video below features a reggae artist named Torch whose song titled "Good Reggae Music" is just that. The song was produced by Silly Walks Discotheque. The video was directed by Til Maier, edited by Ole Lohmann and other postproduction by Monomatic.Org. Crank it up and enjoy! GC
Torch - Good Reggae Music
Connect direct with Silly Walks Discotheque at sillywalksdisco.com and facebook.com/sillywalksdisco and twitter.com/sillywalksdisco