We’ve got a pair of tickets for Candi Staton‘s Manchester and London live dates this week for some lucky souls to win!
Here’s Candi singing:
That was the song that launched her fact fans and she has since gone on to enjoy a much celebrated career.
Still hitting the high notes, Candi will be playing the RNCM in Manchester on Wednesday 2nd May and Islington Assembly Hall in London on Friday 4th May and we have a pair of tickets for both shows for an evening of Candi’s music magic .
Florence + the Machine covered Candi Staton’s You Got the Love, but who did Florence perform a duet of the song with at the 2010 Brit awards. Was it:
a) Dizzee Rascal
b) Dizzy Gillespie
c) Keith Gillespie, the midfielder for Longford Town FC?
Send you answer by Wednesday 2nd May at 12pm for the Manchester gig, or Friday 4th May at 12pm for London.
Don’t forget to include whether it’s the London or Manchester date that you’d like to attend, otherwise your answer will be void.
Over 18s only
Prize includes two tickets for Candi Staton at either the Royal College of Music in Manchester on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 or Islington Assembly Hall on Friday 4th May 2012.
Competition closes 12pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 for the Manchester date and Friday 4th May 2012 for the London date.
Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
At Guilty Pleasures we’re so up to date, on trend and a la mode. And no doubt you are too seeing as you’re reading this. Therefore we thought you’d like to know about our friends in the capital of the North, The Fashion Network.
They are the social hub and one stop shop for the fashion industry in Manchester and are looking for the most talented and super savvy souls who want to work in this exciting world. If you are already in fashion and looking for a new challenge, looking for a start in this competitive world or work in a different sector but dream of working in fashion and have the skills to transfer over, then get your cvs out! They’re after the cream of the crop for positions of every level and aspect.
From head office, to shop floor to internships – they’ve got the lot. So if you’ve got what it takes or are after something new, then register your cv at www.manchesterfashion.com/recruitment/ and a who knows, your new dream life could be just around the corner!
Lots of jumping up and down excitement at GP HQ with the news that Sean’s Rowley’s All Back to Mine radio show is up for a prestigious Sony Award in the Music Broadcaster of the Year catagory! Whoop-a-rama!
Sean is up against Jools Holland,Mark Radcliffe, Mista Jam and Tom Service for the award and if it were an actual fist fight we quite fancy Sean’s chances.
However it’s much more civil affair than that and the winners will be announced on 14th May at the ceremony. Alas it’s not like the TV Quick awards where you can text and call for your winner – it’s way to swanky for such scenarios – so we’ll just have to sit tight and cross fingers and toes that the judges like the dulcet sounds and stylings of Sean’s show.
Last year’s winner was Ronnie Wood. They don’t have anything in common apart from being men, but we just thought you may appreciate the fact.
On Saturday 31st March at KOKO and on April 14th at the Ruby Lounge, we’re celebrating the world of stage and song and back flipping policemen at The Sound of Musicals. Tickets over here!
We’ve picked our (current) top five (it changes daily to be fair), but we find it horrendously difficult to decide on which is our favourite that these, like failing acts on a reality show, are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.
Let’s start the non-countdown!
Iconically be-decked, although she didn’t know it at the time, Liza as Sally Bowles in the heart-shaped bob, big eyes and whacking lung capacity gives pretty much the best performance of her career in Cabaret. Apart from in Arthur. Oh and when she divorced that wally David Guest. Oh and when she wakes up every day generally being amazing. But aside from those, this is definitely her best performance. She’s one of very few who have won a Tony, an Emmy, and Oscar and a Grammy. That spells OGET, or TOGE or EGOT. None of those are words though. Let’s just watch the clip shall we and desist in this inane spiel of nonsense? Ok!
He may be a wacky scientologist, denying his wife drugs when she gave birth (nice!) but he can move and sing like no other even when sporting a fat suit, wig and spangly frock as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Yes, we’re talking Travolta. There’s many musical moments from his career that we could have picked – Grease and er, one of his underrated LPs – but this song is such ridiculously good fun that it had the edge. And it’s John Travolta IN A FROCK!
For anyone who’s ever harboured dreams about making it in this difficult world of entertainment, thoughts will have turned to schools of Performing Arts at some point where you can hone your craft amongst a myriad of needy, loud-mouthed, show offs who find it necessary to make a colossal din at every given opportunity because they are PERFORMERS and are EXPRESSING THEMSELVES so EVERYONE CAN LOOK AT THEM AND TELL THEM HOW WONDERFUL THEY ARE AS THEY HAVE TERRIBLY LOW SELF ESTEEM. Take Fame for example, even when you’re trying to get your chips and beans in the canteen and have a quiet sit down they’ll tip up all legs akimbo dancing on your lunch tray whooping a great deal. You have been warned.
Liza’s mom and a heroine to many, Judy Garland was a mere slip of thing when she donned the gingham dress and hooked up with a Scarecrow, a cowardly Lion, a Tin Man and her soft rock dog Toto and galavanted round Oz accidentally murdering witches and avoiding trees lobbing their apples at them, all whilst wearing some of the spangliest shoes one eyes hath ever seen. It is a masterpiece ’tis true. Better than Star Wars *sits back and waits for cacophony of abuse*
Oh we have to round this off with the Muppets. Where would we be without the Muppets? How dull a childhood would we have had sans Fozzie’s rubbish gags and Gonzo’s disastrous endeavors? No Pigs in Space. No Swedish Chef. No Beaker. NO KERMIT. ‘Tis truly a life bereft, so let’s have that team of furry hilarity sing us out as we exit the stage in a blizzard of bouquets / confetti / bits of crap from people’s pockets that they’re lobbing at us…
WIN a weekend at Latitude Festival with Guilty Pleasures – AGAIN!
Last week, we gave away two tickets to Latitude Festival to one of our London subscribers. This week it’s Manchester’s turn as we’ve got two weekend camping tickets to Latitude up for grabs for a lucky Guilty Pleasures goer!
Latitude is SO much more than a music festival bringing theatre, cabaret, comedy, dance and multi coloured sheep for a weekend of stupendous brilliance 12th – 15th July in glorious Suffolk surroundings.
Here’s a few festival highlights to whet your appetite: Bon Iver, Elbow, Paul Weller, Jack Dee, Tim Minchin, Janelle Monae, Reginald D Hunter, Sadlers Wells, BAFTA, National Theatre, Darryl Hall (!!!!!!) AND Guilty Pleasures will be hosting the annual Saturday night party (hooray!) plus LOADS more – go here and see for yourself www.latitudefestival.co.uk.
The tickets include camping in the beautiful Latitude site in the lakeside woodland park.
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is answer the following question:
Which Manchester band is one of the phenomenal Latitude headliners this year? Is it:
A – Cleopatra
B – Elbow
C – N-Trance
Send your (hopefully) winning answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mobile number and email address.
Competition closes midnight on Sunday 1st April
The winner will chosen at random on Monday 2nd April and notified
GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you there!
Over 18s only
Prize includes two weekend camping tickets for the festival 12th – 15th July 2012 inclusive.
Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
Travel, spending money, etc all responsibility of the prize winer.