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Quite Great with Candi Staton at The Jazz Cafe Camden for her special duet with Pixie Lott

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Soul legend Candi Staton and Brit superstar Pixie Lott put on a very special, one-off, performance last night at the infamous London music venue, The Jazz Cafe, Camden.

The creative PR team at Quite Great love nothing more than (music PR, and) witnessing music legends do their thing, so the opportunity to be part of this unique occasion was a treasured treat. After having a blast with Candi at Besitval this weekend the Quite Great team can’t get enough of her. The team were on hand at The Jazz Cafe last night taking care of Candi’s PR and of course basking in the fantastic show Candi and Pixie put on.

The intimate space of The Jazz Cafe was brought to life last night as Candi and Pixie took to the stage together.

Candi showcased some of her new songs to the lucky few that managed to get tickets to the sell-out event. The new material sounded like old classics already, with everyone singing the words back immediately.

The set was utterly phenomenal, even before the closing tracks. To finish the set Candi and Pixie joined forces to perform a very special duet of ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ and finally the house was brought down with Candi’s original classic  ‘You’ve got the love’.

Pixie Lott tweeted last night saying ‘’Tonight I got to sing with one of my favourite singers ever’’.

It’s sure to say that nobody was disappointed and everybody was left with a certain afterglow following the special evening.

How to plan your band’s first gigs

As the scouts always say, be prepared

This is especially true when planning your first gigs, plan for the worst and you should be planning correctly, don’t assume anyone will turn up; don’t assume the venue promoter will promote you; don’t assume your instruments will work properly’ don’t assume the sound engineer is your new best friend. Prepare, rehearse and hone your stage craft, right through to what you say to the audience, assuming it is more than ‘Please stop throwing beer at us’. Continue reading How to plan your band’s first gigs

Kodaline Review From O2 Arena Birmingham

Kodaline at the Birmingham 02 Arena  – 20th March 2014

The Quite Great team obviously get out and about to see a lot of current and unsigned artists across our local region and the UK.  Last week a few of us made our way up to the Birmingham O2 to see Kodaline play on their UK tour.

Continue reading Kodaline Review From O2 Arena Birmingham