Monday, August 25, 2008

Local indie acts not in spotlight

... The charismatic Rick Astley continued to exude the same sex appeal as he did way back in 1987 with his chart-topping Never Gonna Give You Up written and produced by the legendary Stock Aitken Waterman. Twenty years and a few kilos later, it’s a friendly and charming Astley that returned to Singapore. And the crowd truly adored him....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Young Divas & Kelly Llorenna videos

Young Divas - This Time I Know It's For Real




Kelly Llorenna - This Time I Know Its For Real


Absolute Kylie - Kylie Minogue Tribute

A demo for kylie minogue tribute show based in western Australia.

Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Mix) TOTP

Saturday, August 16, 2008

'Jace' is interviewed by Dame Edna in 1989

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Jason Donovan performs 'Especially For You' at The Lockout!

11th of March 2008 saw Jason Donovan turn back time and perform his famous Kylie duet with new singer/songwriter Anna Krantz at The Lockout in Dingwalls, Camden Lock.

The new Mike Stock production from X-Factor, "Same Difference"

They're brother and sister and their record will be out in autumn.

The Kylie Show (Comedy Moments) - The Horse Ride

The Kylie Show - Kylie & Jason Sketch

It's very funny to see Kylie and Jason perform this sketch!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pete Waterman: Cutting a different track

Source: Exec Digital UK: Better known as a pop music impresario, Pete Waterman speaks to Exec about skills shortages, a life-changing brush with the law, and his lifelong passion – British railways

Having introduced the world to Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Steps and a number of other pop music acts who seemed to specialise in infernally catchy (and hugely successful) ditties – and created a multi-million pound empire along the way – there can be no doubting Pete Waterman’s business ability. His story could have been very different, were it not for a life-changing episode at the age of 14. He was interested in railways... [the full articole is here]

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lorella Cuccarini - Magic 1989: she's an italian dancer, singer and tv presenter, she wasn't produced by Stock, Aitken, Waterman but this song called "Magic" has a sound very similar to S.A.W. productions and here she is!



Italian version, "La notte vola":

Rick Astley interview

We’re never gonna give him up: The real Rick Astley takes Manila by storm
By Paul John Caña, Contributor

Almost two decades after he hung up that infamous overcoat and retired those patented dance moves, Rick Astley—that 1980s pop sensation with the big voice and even bigger hair—is back. But before diehard addicts (especially fellow 1980s local icon Roderick Paulate) start hyperventilating in excitement, Rick was in town for a one night only show at the Araneta Coliseum sponsored by clothing brand Mossimo. For a few days last week...

THE HITMAN AND HER: NOTTINGHAM, BLACK ORCHID

Here you can here a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production I didn't know exist. The singer is Michaela Strachan and the title of the song is "Take Good Care Of My Heart":

Sonia on The Hitman and Her, 1989

Can't Forget You on The Hitman and Her, 1989



You'll Never Stop Me Loving You on The Hitman and Her, 1989

SONIA EVANS ON THE OZONE

SONIA EVANS & BIG FUN: YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND + INTERVIEW

It's always difficoult to find good friends who appreciate you, I remember this 90's song produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman and I liked. It reachead the 14° position on U.K. charts in Jun 1990.

They are Big Fun & Sonia featuring Gary Barnacle "You've Got A Friend":

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Spagna, Only Words

It isn't a Stock, Aitken, Waterman production. She's Ivana Spagna, my favourite italian singer. This video is under the real rain, and the song "Only Words" needs a view!



I remember very well this song. I liked it very much, it's Dance, come on, let's dance with Ivana Spagna and her "Why me"!



Also this remake is really nice with her wonderful voice:

Mandy in Italy, remembering the eighties

When Mandy Smith came in Italy in 1987 I was 14.

Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait (Live In Italy)



Monday, August 4, 2008

Review: Kylie at The O2 arena

A surreal evening, then, made all the stranger watching it elbow-to-elbow with Pete Waterman, the man who put the Aussie princess on the road to superstardom at the fag end of the 1980s... [read full article]