Engelbert Humperdinck Interview With The Jim Bohannon Show

Radio broadcaster Jim Bohannon had Engelbert Humperdinck on his program, The Jim Bohannon Show to promote the newly released duets album, Engelbert Calling. Released September 30th 2014 on OK!Good Records, Engelbert Calling comes as a celebration of Engelbert Humperdinck’s remarkable career with the album marking his 80th release overall and his first ever duets album.

Bohannon played several tracks off Engelbert Calling for his listeners throughout the interview including “Release Me” with Wynonna Judd, “She Believes In Me” with Kenny Rogers, and “Never Never Never” with Olivia Newton-John. Bohannon turned things over to his callers allowing Humperdinck to answer his fans questions which ranged from “what’s your favorite song?” to “will you ever release a heavy-metal album?”

Check out the full 38 minute interview with The Jim Bohannon Show above. For dates and more information on Engelbert Humperdinck’s current North American Tour visit: http://www.engelbert.com/tour.

Engelbert Humperdinck Interview with Jon Grayson on Overnight America

This week on Overnight America host Jon Grayson had Engelbert Humperdinck on the program to promote his newly released duets album, Engelbert Calling. Released September 30th 2014 on OK!Good Records, Engelbert Calling comes as a celebration of Engelbert Humperdinck’s remarkable career with the album marking his 80th release overall and his first ever duets album.

In Grayson’s interview Humperdinck explains how the idea of a duets album came about and what it was like to collaborate with some of the biggest names in music for the first time. Grayson also takes a look back to the start of Humperdinck’s career asking him about some of the hits that jump-started his career like “Release Me,” which was once selling over 127,000 copies a day and stayed in the UK Singles Chart for a record fifty-six consecutive weeks.

Check out the full interview from Overnight America above.

Engelbert Calling is available now at music retailers nationwide and online on our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Spotify.

Engelbert Humperdinck Featured on Media Mikes

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Engelbert Humperdinck was featured on MediaMikes.com for his interview with Mike Gencarelli. During the interview, the two talk about Engelbert Calling, Engelbert Humperdinck’s first ever duets album, and his North American tour.  The interview gives great insight to the many details of making this album

Engelbert Humperdinck says it took just over three years to complete this particular album. “Thank God for internet for being able to send these tracks across the world to each of the artists involved with this album. It was a lot of work and I am glad that it is finally available to my fans to enjoy,” says Humperdinck.

MG: Tell us about the title “Engelbert Calling” I picture you going through your contact list and calling out all your friends.
EH: Yeah, the biggest challenge was putting it all together and making my wish list of people I wanted to work with. Johnny Mathis is one of my favorite singers of all time. I love his work. Kenny Rogers was great getting to work with. When I called Willie Nelson, he recorded his part in Nashville, I told him that I was so thrilled to have him on the album, especially singing a Bob Dylan song. Along with signing, I also asked him to play guitar since he has such a great unique style. He was so accommodating and after he recorded it called and made sure it was ok. So that was really great.

Engelbert Calling has 23 tracks, all of which are duets, on 2 CDs. To record 23 duets in the studio with all 23 musical legends would be a nearly impossible task. Engelbert Humperdinck recorded only two tracks in the studio. Engelbert Humperdinck recorded with Elton John, “Something About the Way You Look Tonight,”  and Gene Simmons, “Spinning Wheel,” in the studio together. All the other tracks were done via airways. “Technology has made it possible to do things that are impossible in real life. This album was done in England, London, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, South America and Europe,” says Humperdinck.

MG: How was it singing with your kids, Louise and Bradley on this album?
EH: Yep, that is my son and daughter at the end of each disc as a bonus track. I was thrilled to have them there. I wanted to show the world, since this is a world release record, that my children can sing and also pay tribute on my album.

MG:“I Need You Know” with Lulu is one of the newest songs that you covered; what made you choose this song?
EH: I had to have Lulu on this album. Many years ago, when my single for “Release Me” came out, she was on a show in England called “Jukebox Jury”. There were four people on the panel and Lulu was the only one who voted my song a hit. She did a super job on this song. It is a great duet song, so it was easy picking. Plus it suited her voice very well.

Engelbert Humperdinck will be kicking off his North American tour October 10th at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA. Engelbert Humperdinck plans on covering many of the songs off of Engelbert Calling. Engelbert Humperdinck even has a special surprise for all those who attend a concert.

“I do a virtual duet with Elton John. It is going over absolutely fantastic and people are loving the idea of it.”

To read the full interview, please click MediaMikes.com

Engelbert Humperdinck Interview with Charlie Brennan (1120 KMOX)

News Radio host Charlie Brennan from 1120 KMOX (St. Louis, MO) had Engelbert Humperdinck on the air yesterday to talk about his newly released duets album, Engelbert Calling. Brennan gave listeners a first-listen to several tracks off the album including “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” with Elton John, which received nothing but support from callers in a game of “Pump It, or Dump It” where listeners choose if a track should stay on the air.

In the interview Engelbert Humperdinck spoke with Brennan about buying his signature red handkerchiefs in bulk, what it was like to have Jimi Hendrix play guitar for him live, and how he ended up recording a song for the Beavis and Butt-head Do America soundtrack.

Check out the full 15 minute interview below:

Engelbert Calling is available now at music retailers nationwide and online on our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Spotify.

Engelbert Humperdinck Interviewed on The Allan Handelman Show

Engelbert Humperdinck recently appeared on The Allan Handelman Show (600 WSJS) to talk about his new duets album, Engelbert Calling available now on OK!Good Records. Throughout the over 20 minute interview Allan Handelman gave his listeners an exclusive first listen to several of his favorite tracks from the new double-album.

Listen to the full radio interview below:

Engelbert Calling is the first ever duets album from the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck and is currently available for order on our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. You can find our Deluxe 2-CD Digipak edition of Engelbert Calling at all major retailers starting September 30th, 2014.

Engelbert Humperdinck Interview with Richard Dixon (1070 WAPI)

Radio Talk Show host, Richard Dixon from 1070 WAPI (Birmingham, AL) recently spoke with Engelbert Humperdinck about his new duets album, Engelbert Calling available now on OK!Good Records. In the interview with Dixon, Humperdinck touches on how Sir Elton John helped inspire the album’s title, what it was like to sing duets with his children, and how Willie Nelson is a fifth-degree black belt.

Listen to the full radio interview below:

Engelbert Calling is the first ever duets album from the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck and is currently available for order on our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. You can find our Deluxe 2-CD Digipak edition of Engelbert Calling at all major retailers starting September 30th, 2014.

“Meet Dovetail – The Next Big Music Group” Eye Opener TV Interview

Dovetail is being hailed as “the next big music group,” by Eye Opener TV. The Dallas band recorded a special edition of “The Underground” with J-Kruz this week with their interview touching on their inspiration for debut album Mount Karma, their biggest influences as musicians, and their upcoming summer shows. A full list of Dovetail’s upcoming gigs can be found at dovetailband.com or on our website. Check out the full interview with J-Kruz below:

Dovetail’s Eye Opener Session also included a full performance video for their hit song “Hurricane” off Mount Karma. Check out the video below and pick up a copy of Mount Karma from our webstore:

Hafdis Huld Featured on Windsor Express UK

Hafdis Huld UK

Windsor Express has done a fantastic feature on Icelandic songstress Hafdis Huld! Praising her for her tranquil and honest sound, they also had the opportunity to speak with Hafdis about her home life, her inspirations, and more:

Her love of quiet family life and small pleasures such as baking certainly seem at odds with the somewhat erratic career of a musician, but in fact these opposites are endearing about Hafdis and her music.

With her UK-born husband Alisdair performing with her, it is easy to see what makes this work, and one wonders whether her daughter might have inherited the musical gene.

‘Arabella seems to be very musical already and comes running out of her room with a ukulele whenever she hears us playing guitar.’

Despite adopting the life of a domestic goddess to look after her new baby, she still managed to devote some time to her music and decided to record an album of lullabies while she was pregnant.

Though she currently lives in the idyllic mountains outside Reykjavik, Iceland has not always been home for Hafdis.
‘I love the UK and lived there for years, and of course I ended up bringing a lovely English gentleman back to Iceland with me.’

You can read the full feature here, and get your copy of Hafdis Huld’s “Home” here!

Dovetail Interviewed By Scene Point Blank

Dovetail Interview Scene Point Blank

Dovetail has been interviewed by Scene Point Blank in their new “One Question Interview” section! Here’s what they had to say:

SPB: Who is your favorite 1960s band or artist?

Philip: The Beatles reign supreme in my ‘60s catalog. For records like Rubber Soul, The Beatles, and for obvious reasons. I feel they were the best band, though I’d probably say Gram Parsons is equally my favorite artist from the ‘60s.

Andrew: The Beatles. Their belief and conviction in their music was strong enough to change generations with their music. Outside of the music influence, I feel this is one of the biggest influences in Dovetail. Every member truly believes in what we are doing, which is to create honest music.

Aaron: My favorite record of all time came out in 1959. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. This record taught me the power of creating and using space in music and showed me that even the casual listener could enjoy being challenged. Though not stylistically similar, I write my parts in Dovetail based on what this record taught me.

You can check out the full section here to take a look at answers from other greats like The Stooges and The Copyrights here, and be sure to download your copy of Dovetail’s debut album, “Mount Karma,” on sale for $5, here!

Dovetail Interviewed By Indie Spirit Magazine

Dovetail Interviewed By Indie Spirit Magazine

Dovetail came down from the high of rocking SXSW with a stellar new interview by Indie Spirit Magazine! The band spoke with ISM about their influences, growing up rockin’, and more. Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

Who started doing music first as a child, and how did everyone get started?

Aaron: I remember as a little kid banging on pots and pans. I was always making noise. I had an uncle with a drum set that I would play on every now and then but I didn’t get serious until middle school.

How long have you all been at this music/band thing?

Aaron: Dovetail had been around with primarily the same people for 5 years now. As far as me personally, I’ve been playing for 15-16 years.

Who envisioned having a band named Dovetail?
Aaron: I actually came up with the name. We were trying to find one that would stick for a few months and it came out o a dream I had…

You can check out the full interview (and find out more about Aaron’s dream) here, and be sure to download your copy of Dovetail’s debut album, “Mount Karma” for the special sale price of $5 on BandCamp here!