Gregory Porter at Glastonbury 2015
‘Man of the moment’ vocalist, songwriter entertainer Gregory Porter took to the West Holts stage on Saturday and wowed a jam-packed crowd, with his festival friendly mix of Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Soul. He met up with pal Pharrell Williams backstage and was invited to perform at BBC Music Tepee, where he did an acoustic version of modern classic track ‘Liquid Spirit’ and an amazing cover of James Bay’s ‘Hold Back The River’.
Gregory told the Times: “I first heard about Glastonbury when I saw clips of it on MTV News as a kid, so I always knew it was important. For me to be here more than 20 years later is extraordinary – it’s my first time, so it felt very special, and there was such a cool vibe from the audience. The amazing thing about festivals is that you don’t have to convince anyone to be a music lover: we don’t have so many of them in the US, but there are so many good ones in the UK where you get to camp in the designated attire of cut-off jeans and wellies. To have people get into that frenzy of music is just great.”
Images & link below:
Liquid Spirit – Live on West Holts Stage
Liquid Spirit – Acoustic version for BBC Music Tepee https://youtu.be/w_idiMnxLsY
Interview and performance of ‘Liquid Spirit’ and amazing cover of ‘Hold Back The River’. (around 16:30) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05zz1d7
Gregory has had an incredible year, which has seen him score a top 10 for classic album Liquid Spirit (which also became the most streamed Jazz album of all time). This year Gregory’s televised appearances and performances have included Sunday Night At The Palladium and VE Day 70. He has also had unprecedented success in the dance scene scoring a hit in the dance chart for a remix of his track Liquid Spirit (Claptone remix), which was also top of the Ibiza Shazam chart last week. Gregory plays V Festival later this year.
For more info and full list of tour dates check out: http://www.gregoryporter.com
The Shires at Glastonbury 2015
British country duo The Shires (Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes) performed on the acoustic stage on Sunday making their debut Glastonbury appearance.
The Shires surprised fans with a last minute cameo from Nashville TV star Sam Palladio who joined them on stage for their performance on the acoustic stage.
After their set they took to the BBC Music Tepee to do a live interview for BBC radio 2 and perform an amazing country style cover of Lionel Richie classic: ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ and ‘Statelines’. They chatted live to Dermot O’Leary and Jo Whiley about their set stating, “We couldn’t believe it, there were so many people out there! They knew all the words, singing along with us.”
Watch and listen again to all the fun here:
Easy live on BBC Music Tepee
Live on Radio 2 (skip to 2:49:35) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0605vt0#auto
The band who formed in 2013 have spearheaded the British country music revolution in the UK and the US, which has seen them score a top 10 album, secure inclusion on Radio 2 playlists, achieve critical acclaim from the UK’s music critics and taste makers and play Nashville and country music’s most important stage The Grand Ole Opry as well as stealing the show at the UK’s leading country music festival C2C Festival at the 02. The Shires also play Camp Bestival this summer and tour the UK in October. For more information please visit: http://www.theshiresmusic.com