Fantastic and fun new digital single, taken from the brand-new, 52-part, BBC children’s animation series, launching on CBeebies 31st January 2011.
Based on the successful range of books by Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster, the series follows the adventures music-making, skateboarding, crime-fighting Rastamouse and his crew!
Music – reggae, rap and hip-hop – is crucial to the series, and many of the stories have strong musical themes. Stories are fast paced, fun and the dialogue is a cool blend of English, Street and Patois, often interspersed with rhyming verse. The show has positive universal values and a philosophy of ‘Makin’ a bad ting good’.
Rastamouse features the voice and vocals of actor / presenter / DJ Reggie Yates. The music and songs are by writer Andy Kingslow (http://www.myspace.com/akingslow) who has worked with Mr Scruff, Lily Allen, Mia, Dizzee Rascal, Future Cut, Corrine Bailey Rae and others. The music is recorded using real instruments.
CBeebies will be promoting the release ‘on-air’ and as part of their channel launch. There will be various merchandise spin-offs, with a possible live show at some point in the future.
EMI will be releasing a CD and download soundtrack album in May featuring music from the series plus bonus material.
Katy Perry honoured at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2010. Katy Perry and Gemma Arterton were among those honoured at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2010 last night (02.11.10). The ‘Firework’ singer was named Ultimate International Music Star, while Gemma was given the Ultimate Film Actress accolade at the ceremony at London’s Banqueting House in Whitehall. Though the ceremony recognises the achievements of women, two men were also honoured. ‘Glee’ star Mark Salling was named Ultimate Hottie, while rapper Dizzee Rascal received the coveted Ultimate Man of the Year honour. Speaking at the event, Dizzee said: “There’s a lot of hotties here, Kelly Brook told me she was single, there’s a lot going on!” The ‘Dance Wiv Me’ rapper has earlier posed on the red carpet with ‘Piranha 3D’ actress, who also praised Dizzee for his dapper appearance. She said: ‘He does look good. He’s very handsome too and very sweet and charming.” Plus-sized model Crystal Renn was named Ultimate Catwalk Queen, while ‘Mad Men’ actress Christina Hendricks was named Ultimate US TV Actress. Taking home the Ultimate UK TV Actress gong was ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan, while ‘Bad Boys’ singer Alexandra Burke won Ultimate UK Music Star. Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts took home the Ultimate Fashionista title, and was joined at the star-studded ceremony by her bandmate Kimberley Walsh, who was one of the judges who selected the non=celebrity winners. She was joined on the panel by Cosmopolitan’s agony aunt, Irma Kurtz, businesswoman and TV star Karren Brady, radio presenter Reggie Yates and former Spice Girls singer Mel B. Cosmopolitan’s Editor Louise Court ‘ who headed the group of judges – said: ‘ have been honoured to once again celebrate the achievements of such deserving people. The women that have been recognised tonight are truly inspirational and all embody the ‘fun and fearless’ spirit of the magazine.’ Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2010, list of celebrity winners:
Ultimate TV Presenter – Christine Bleakley
Ultimate Theatre Star – Sheridan Smith
Ultimate UK Music Star – Alexandra Burke
Ultimate UK TV Actress – Karen Gillan
Ultimate International Music Star – Katy Perry
Ultimate Fashionista – Nicola Roberts
Ultimate Catwalk Queen – Crystal Renn
Ultimate Celebrity Who Made Us Care – Fearne Cotton
Ultimate Man of the Year – Dizzee Rascal
Ultimate Film Actress – Gemma Arterton
Ultimate Hottie – Mark Salling
Ultimate US TV Actress – Christina Hendricks
Muse named Silver Clef Award award winners. Muse have been named as recipients of the Silver Clef Award at the 35th 02 Silver Clef Awards. The charity’s annual luncheon, which raises money for the charity. Muse said, ‘We are delighted to be presented this year’s Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef and join the ranks of such artistes as Robert Plant, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Elton John & The Who. Nordoff Robbins is an exceptional charity that has a positive impact on so many people’s lives, and we are very proud to be recognised by them in this way’. Nordoff Robbins’ O2 Silver Clef Awards celebrated its 35th anniversary in style with some of the biggest names in music from a plethora of genres and generations. Hosted by Sharon Osbourne the charity’s flagship annual music luncheon was again a massive success and honoured the following.
O2 Silver Clef Award Muse
Sony Ericsson Lifetime Achievement Award Tony Bennett
Investec Icon Award Dame Vera Lynn
Hard Rock Ambassador Of Rock Award Slash
TAG Newcomer Award JLS
PPL Classical Award Russell Watson
Royal Albert Hall Best British Band Award Scouting For Girls
American Express Digital Innovation Award Dizzee Rascal
Raymond Weil International Award Kelis
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