Most of you may not know Jason Reeves yet and his music but you’ve probably heard and sang along with some of the songs he has written for other artists. He co-wrote majority of the tracks in Colbie Caillat’s double-platinum debut album Coco and worked with her again on her second album Breakthrough. He has also written and performed the song Terrified with American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi. The song was later recorded by Katherine McPhee and Jason Reeves for her album Unbroken.
Reeves is one of those laid back and down-to-earth guys that everybody loves. He’s easy to approach and never acts like a celebrity which is a rarity these days. I’ve had the chance to watch his show three times and he would always take the time to meet up with all his fans and patiently sign autographs and take photos with everyone. Aside from that he shows appreciation to his fans by replying to comments posted in his Facebook account. Whether it’s as simple as answering some question or saying thank you for a photograph that a fan posted in his wall, he just never fails to show that he is appreciative of everyone that supports him and looks up to him. Continue reading “A Night of Music with Jason Reeves!”
120 million viewers all over Europe (mostly) watched the finals of the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, live from Oslo, Norway, last night. As usual, there was satisfaction and grumpiness, depending on which camp one was cheering for, but overall it was a big, colourful, fun party. According to veteran UK commentator Sir Terry Wogan, ‘Eurosong’ is not a contest at all. It’s a music fair; a gathering for European countries to showcase and celebrate their music to the rest of the continent. There is an element of competition thrown in, to keep things interesting, but deep down it’s a party, meant to be fun and not taken seriously.
For the record, here are the results, including snippets from the top performances of the evening, for the Sunday recreation of the rest of the world.
Going to Cheltenham Jazz Festival had some unexpected benefits – one of them being a cheap CD of Frankie Laine’s Greatest Hits.
The sound of ‘The Kid’s Last Fight’ took me right back to Sunday mornings in the kitchen, mum peeling potatoes at the sink overlooking the garden while joining in with the chorus while through the open back door, Dad could be heard whistling along from the workshop end of the garage.