Monday, 30 May 2011


Jessy J: it's not about the money ... wanna make the world dance ... forget about the price tag!

Jessie J. A star rising to the top.Born in London, Jessica Ellen Cornish is an Aries and shares her birthday, 27th March, with Elton John and Miriah Carey.

True to her sign, she is a courageous, optimistic and happy person; adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic and full of energy. Her music shows all those qualities with irresistible rhythm and catchy lyrics that captured many fans around the world.

An early starter, her musical career began at the age of 9, when she auditioned and joined the London west-end musical “Whistle down the wind” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She played the part of Brat for two years (see video of Jessie at age 15).

In an unusual accident during one of the performances, she fell into the orchestra pit; since then, she is known in theatre circles as “Brat Pit.”

When Jessie was 11, she tried to join the school choir but was banished for singing too loud making other kids feel intimidated by her talent.

In 2003, at age 15, Jessie won the “Best Young Pop Singer” award in the UK.
Robin Gibb, member of the famous band the Bee Gees, presented her the award at the culmination of the TV show. According to her parents, “Jessica started singing from the moment she was born. She sings every day of her life. Never stops.”
Her singing teacher, Ted Heath, commented that Jessie has a very powerful and melodic voice with a unique and very commercial tone. Jessie says that she is always singing because it is something she does naturally.

Stardust ….Also went to BRIT school of Performing Arts in London: Adele, Leona Lewis, Katy B and Amy Winehouse.At 16 she joined London’s famous BRIT school for Performing Arts & Technology, where she used to hang out with Adele at lunch breaks.

Among other famous performers who went to that “school of stars” are Leona Lewis, Katy B and Amy Winehouse.

According to Jessie, music was her saviour and has now turned into a form of therapy:

Jessie J, eyes, Youtube 2010.‘I had a minor stroke three years ago. I've got heart problems. I've looked at the big stuff straight in the eye, had people sitting on the end of a hospital bed wondering what's going to happen next and genuinely not knowing. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I can't touch drugs. I can't even have caffeine. I have to be confident. Because I can't intoxicate myself with those props ordinary young people have to give them confidence.' … ‘When I'm in the studio sometimes, I think no, I don't need a therapist. I just need to write a great song.'

Jessie performed at Britain's Got Talent, 2 June 2011. Video on YouTube

Jessie J, British lips, from performance at Britain’s Got Talent, 2 June 2001. Jessie J, British smile, from performance at Britain’s Got Talent, 2 June 2001.

Jessie J, Walks the stage, from performance at Britain’s Got Talent, 2 June 2001. Jessie J, emotional attitude, from performance at Britain’s Got Talent, 2 June 2011.

Jessie singing in her bedroom and live in New York, 2009.

From the more than 600 songs she has written, a few collaborations were created for famous artists, including Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys. The most prominent by far was the contagious “Party in the USA” played by Miley Cyrus in 2009, platinum-certified in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Party in the USA by Jessie J and Miley Cyrus. Jessie is proud of her song.

Back home, her first single “Do it like a dude” was number 2 in the UK in 2010, and “Price tag” went to number 1 in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Her first album “Who you are” was released in February 2011.

In the UK, she won the “Sound of 2011” award by the BBC and the “Critics’ Choice” at the 2011 BRIT Awards. She was also nominated for the “Next Big Thing” award by MTV in 2011.

Jessie J’s First UK hits

Do it like a dude Do it like a dude - Acoustic

Price tag Jessie Live in Brighton and BRIT awards

Jessie was a hair model for a while and she frequently receives compliments about her amazing hair. A gorgeous bob with a perfect fringe in the shiniest ink-black you will ever see, Uma Turner’s style, as in Pulp Fiction. "People are always coming up to me on the street and asking me if it's a wig. I say ‘yeah, yeah, you can buy it down at Hamley's'."

Her genuine personality and fashion-model looks with high cheeks and a ready smile Cameron Diaz style, framed by perfectly delineated lips, make this tall and long-legged stunner a truly special character, rapidly taking the shape of a superstar in front of our eyes.

Jessie J, model looks from video Nobody’s perfect, 2011. Jessie J, perfect hair from video Price Tag, 2010.

Jessie J, smiling, live in New York, 2010. Jessie J, conviction, from video Nobody’s perfect, 2011.

Jessie J, chi-ching GUESS store opening in New York, April 2011. Jessie J, tongue GUESS store opening in New York, April 2010.

Jessie J, singing on her knees, performing live in New York, 2010. Jessie J, working the crowd, performing live in New York, 2010.

Jessie J, performs Price Tag at Graham Norton show, London, 2011. Jessie J, body suit at Graham Norton show, London, 2011.

Jessie J, money-tree, filming Price Tag video, 2010. Jessie J, teddy bear, filming Price Tag video, 2010.

Jessie J, singing Domino, eyes closed, London 2011. Jessie J, singing Domino, London 2011.

Jessie J, singing Domino pointing from a throne, London 2011. Jessie J, singing Domino from a throne, London 2011.

Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), American Grammy-nominated co-writer and producer of “Price Tag,” commented about her vocal talent: “Jassie is such an incredible singer that it is harder sometimes to write songs because anything she sings sounds good. You have to ask yourself if this song would still sound well if someone else was singing … In terms of vocal ability there is none else singing like that right now.”

Find much more about Jessie J, her songs and shows near you on her website

Jessie J performs at the opening of the new GUESS store on 5th Avenue
New York, 22 April 2011

“Do it like a dude” at the BRIT awards, January 2011

“Who is laughing now?” An inspiring single from the album “Who you are” from 2011

“Domino” cover by Jessie-J in London, October 2011

“Domino” gets to Number 1 on UK charts, 10 January 2012 (last official No8)

Jessie celebrates by singing on YouTube

Jessie J Live at iTunes Festival 2012 (Full Show: 1hr 27min ) HD
The last performance of her album "Who You Are," before embarking into her new album.

Sunday, 22 May 2011


George Michael’s “25 Live” tour ended successfully in London after 3 years and 106 shows worldwide.

George Michael’s 25 Live Tour culminated in London in 2008.The tour was one of the most lucrative in Europe making over $200 million and was attended by 2 million fans in 46 countries. The final shows recorded at Earls Court in London, on the 24th and 25th August 2008 appear on the DVD, which was released the following year.

Fans who attended the gig experienced one of the best musical performances of the year. This was the first time Michael recorded a show in its entirety; the audience played a crucial part in turning this into a magnificent event.

The 24 song-set started with a couple of fast paced songs matched with impressive visual effects displayed on the gigantic screen that extended from the front of the stage to the back wall in a continuous curved platform. Four extra satellite mega-screens extended the visual experience to the sides of the main stage wall. The band played from elevated positions in the framework of the stage.

Attractive visual effects synchronized with the music provided much of the entertainment.The visual effects and video displayed on the stage were perfectly synchronized with the songs. The sound quality on the video was simply outstanding.

George Michael engaged the audience from the very first minute, taking his fans through a roller-coaster of emotions, with happy and ecstatic songs and then moving ballads that brought many to tears. Those were the songs the fans grew up with, songs that bring back memories of special moments in the last two and a half decades of their lives.

By the fourth song, the mood changed from excitement to heart-wrenching melancholy, followed by a section of dance beats and yet another block of mostly vocal tunes.

George Michael singing in front of gigantic screens. London, 2008.Some of the all-time favourites were reserved for the end of the show and the encore, making sure to impact the audience turning the experience into yet more moments to remember.

The video is a Must-see for followers of George Michael, while new fans will understand why the singer and song-writer deserves a place in musical history as one of the most influential artists of modern times.

George Michael’s career started in the early 80s with the duo Wham! that defined the music of that decade, selling 25 million records across the globe. In the mid-80s, Michael began his solo career going from strength to strength, topping the charts in many occasions both in the UK and the US. Find out more about his life and career at

His talent has been widely recognized, winning 17 awards and 45 nominations. Billboard magazine ranked him as number 40 among the 100 top all-time artists. The list of his awards can be found in Wikipedia.

The song appear in the video in the following order:

  1. George Michael taking a break near the end of the show. London, 2008."Waiting (Reprise)"
  2. "Fastlove"
  3. "I'm Your Man"
  4. "Father Figure"
  5. "You Have Been Loved"
  6. "Everything She Wants"
  7. "Precious Box"
  8. "One More Try"
  9. "Jesus To A Child"
  10. "An Easier Affair"
  11. "Too Funky"
  12. "Shoot The Dog"
  13. Break
  14. George Michael singing Freedom, one of the favourites of all time. London, 2008."Faith"
  15. "Spinning the Wheel"
  16. "Feeling Good"
  17. "Roxanne"
  18. "My Mother Had a Brother"
  19. "Kissing a Fool"
  20. "Amazing"
  21. "Flawless (Go to the City)"
  22. "Fantasy"
  23. "Outside"
  24. Encore
  25. "Careless Whisper"
  26. "Freedom 90"

George Michael in front of an enthusiastic audience. London, 2008.DVD Credits

Director: Andy Moraha
Director of Photography: Daniel Pearl ASC
Editor: Brian McCue

George Michael singing in the middle of the stage. London, 2008.George Michael singing, heart background. London, 2008.

George Michael singing on a stool. London, 2008.George Michael singing close-up. London, 2008.

George Michael singing, silhouette in the background. London, 2008.George Michael and his band in an illuminated stage. London, 2008.

George Michael at Earls Court. London, 2008.George Michael picture in a frame. London, 2008.

Amazing (a sample from the video)

Current developments

George Michael released a cover of Stevie Wonder's 1972 song, "You and I" on 15 April 2011, as a gift to Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on the occasion of their royal wedding on 29 April 2011.

You can download “You and I” for free clicking here.

His latest project is “The Orchestral Tour,” a series of shows in opera houses around Europe, covering from August to December 2011. You can book tickets at (Most London and Dublin shows are sold out).