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Friday
May082015

Scorpio and Mele Mel put the record straight about Grandmaster Flash with the new 2015 video for their No.1 hip hop track , ‘The Message'

 

It is an honour for Quite Great Music Marketing to be asked by the hip hop innovators, Mele Mel and Scorpio, legendary founding members of the Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five to present their new video of the classic track ‘The Message‘, having been voted by Rolling Stone Magazine the No.1 Hip Hop track of all time. 

The 2015 version of the video for the track also underlines a new message and one that Mele Mel is determined to tell the world and at last truly put, The Message, straight. In line with these determined efforts, Quite Great will be acting as their UK representatives handling all media relations and other related matters linking in with their U.S. management.

As Scorpio explains

‘Mele mel & Scorpio would like to thank Quite Great on being the first company in the UK to break their new video ‘The Message’ 2015. This is all about getting history clear, and the new video and its introduction helps start that process . The biggest mistake we did was leaving Flash’s name on The Furious 5 releases even though the record label advised us to change it. Now especially on the global live circuit, promoters treat Flash like he's Gladys Knight whilst Mele Mel and myself are seen as The Pips. We finally want the world to know he did nothing on the records no scratchin’ or producin’.  We want people to just ask themselves when  they first heard the name Grandmaster Flash? The answer will always be, when they first heard our records which we created, not him. No one will ever say they heard  his name first by scratching. Unless you was from the bronx.’

As Mele Mel says following on from Scorpio: ‘I  don't have much to say about Flash that is printable, because all he's doing and all he has ever done is tried to keep all the credit  for a name that he knows he didn't  build. It is very annoying and with the new video we want to go some of the way to getting The real Message out there to the worldwide public. From day one it was Mele  Mel and Scorpio and the rest of the Furious 5, and we want every lover of rap and hip hop to know it. Check out the new video and spread the word.’

 

For all interview and live performance requests for Grandmaster's Furious5 Mele Mel & Scorpio contact Quite Great Music Marketing via www.quitegreat.co.uk 

Monday
Mar162015

Twinwood Festival in The Telegraph '15 Best Festivals For The Over-50s'

 

Great piece in The Telegraph today featuring our client, Twinwood Festival.Just as the sun starts to introduce itself back into our lives it’s time to start thinking about what festivals we’re going to commit to...trust us, we know it’s a huge decision! We love The Telegraphs ‘15 best festivals for the over-50s’. Host of great events mentioned, most notably the wonderful Twinwood Festival, which is taking place August 29-31 in Bedfordshire.

http://www.twinwoodevents.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/11453979/15-best-festivals-for-the-over-50s.html

Friday
Feb272015

PIXIE LOTT LIVE AT PIZZA EXPRESS

 

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MUSIC AT PIZZAEXPRESS

Showcasing some of the biggest music acts for almost half a century, Pixie joins a prestigious list of singers who’ve chosen to perform at PizzaExpress, including Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Cullum and Norah Jones.

Pop goddess and Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Pixie Lott, has announced four intimate gigs at PizzaExpress’ Strand restaurant on 6 and 7 March.

This is a rare chance to watch Pixie close up at PizzaExpress’ most intimate music venue.

Tickets for the performances are available through Ticketmaster and are priced at:

Premium Seated £99

  • ·         The best seats - Raised section by the stage with clear view of Pixie with comfort and style. 
  • ·         There’s a meet & greet with Pixie with opportunity for a photo with her. 
  • ·         Includes Pizza, Prosecco and Doughballs (soft drinks for under 18s)*

 

 

Standing £57

  • ·         Tickets include pizza and first access to the front of the standing area by the stage.  Best view for standing.**

 

Second tier standing £35

  • ·         Second grouped area, a little further from the stage than the main standing tickets but still a great view, due to the very nature of the intimate venue.

A wide range of PizzaExpress’ most popular dishes will be available to order as well as drinks and cocktails. 

Early booking is strongly recommended.

 

- ENDS - 

Notes to Editors:

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

*one classic pizza, one portion of doughballs, one glass of Prosecco per person on the £99 premium tickets.

** one 9” pizza from limited menu per person on the £57 ticket.

 

 

Venue details:

PizzaExpress, 450 Strand, Charing Cross, London, WC2R 0RG

Nearest tube: Charing Cross

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A Pizza History:

  • ·       PizzaExpress has been obsessed with pizza ever since its founder Peter Boizot opened the first PizzaExpress restaurant on Wardour Street in London’s Soho in 1965
  • ·       PizzaExpress’ first music venue, it’s famous jazz club on Dean Street, opened in 1969 and has played host to Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Ed Sheeran, Sting and many more
  • ·       PizzaExpress now has over 430 restaurants across the country and is just as passionate about pizza today as it was in 1965
  • ·       To find out more visit

 

Friday
Feb132015

RIP Steve Strange: Visage lead singer dies aged 55

Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following a heart attack, his record label says.

The Welsh New Romantic icon - best known for the hit Fade To Grey - died in hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Ex-Visage bandmates Midge Ure and Rusty Egan said they were "devastated" to hear of his "untimely passing", adding: "Steve was a major face of the 80s."

Boy George tweeted he was "heartbroken" about the death of Strange, saying he was "such a big part of my life".

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon tweeted that Strange was "the leading edge of New Romantic. God Bless him".

Fellow 1980s pop star Billy Idol tweeted: "Very sad to hear of my friend Steve Strange passing, RIP mate."

Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp dedicated the band's performance in Italy to "a maverick to the end", while his brother and the band's bassist, Martin Kemp, tweeted: "RIP Steve Strange goodbye my dear friend. I will miss you!"

Strange's agent, Pete Bassett, said he would be remembered as "a hard-working, very amusing and lovable individual who always was at the forefront of fashion trends".

"Up until last year he was putting together a book of fashion styles based on the New Romantic movement and it comes as a great shock.

"We understood that he had certain health problems but nothing we knew was life threatening.

"His friends and family are totally shocked, we had no idea anything like this was likely to happen."

He had suffered ill-health, including in December last year when he was admitted to Princess of Wales Hospital, in Bridgend, with a bronchial infection and an intestinal blockage.

Born Steven Harrington, in Newbridge, Caerphilly county, Strange got involved in music after seeing the Sex Pistols in concert in 1976.

He went to London aged 15 to work for Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McClaren before co-founding the Blitz Club in Soho, central London, which would become a focal point for the New Romantic movement.

Bands including Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Culture Club all got their start at the club before finding stardom.

His band, Visage, formed in 1979 and their breakthrough single, Fade To Grey, peaked at number eight in the UK in 1981.

It reached number one in both Germany and Switzerland, and was the first of five UK top 40 hits for the band, which also numbered Midge Ure and Rusty Egan among its members.

Strange also starred in the video of his good friend David Bowie's number one single Ashes to Ashes in 1980. At the time, the futuristic mini-film was hailed as the most expensive pop music video in history.

Strange - who admitted he faced drug addiction problems in the years that followed his early success - recorded a new Visage album, called Hearts and Knives, in May 2013, with the band boasting a new line-up. The band also recorded a new classical interpretation of Fade To Grey last year.

In the intervening years, he had become a sought-after commentator on pop culture, appearing on a number of TV shows recalling the New Romantic era.

In a nod to his involvement in the Ashes to Ashes single, he appeared as himself in the BBC One police drama of the same name.

He also made a series of memorable appearances in BBC3 reality show Celebrity Scissorhands, winning the first series in 2007 and returning the following year as an "image consultant".

Thursday
Jan292015

Get Your Wellies Out...Quite Great Wins Twinwood account! 

 

It may only be January but we are all looking ahead to when the sun shines on the UK and we get the urge to stand in a field somewhere, listen to music and dance around in our wellies! 

Last year we looked after the fabulous ‘Mr & Mrs Vintage Competition’ at Twinwood Festival in Bedfordshire and this year we are so excited to have won the the contract again to handle Festival PR for Twinwood 2015!  Twinwood is the UK’s leading vintage festival (now in its 14th year) and attracts thousands of visitors every summer, festival goers can expect;  top orchestras and bands, eleven venues, unlimited dance floors, dance lessons, air displays, fashion shows and much much more!!

Quite Great Communications will be working to deliver informative relevant, fresh, newsworthy content which will speak directly to Twinwood’s core target audience through news and features in specialist press areas and beyond to wider print and broadcast media.

Quite Great Communications has a proven track record in delivering multi- faceted high impact PR campaigns specialising in music, consumer and lifestyle brands.

The creative PR team at Quite Great have worked with some of the biggest names and brands in the music industry and to work with Twinwood again will be an exciting venture for the team!