Engelbert Humperdinck Talks With Closer Weekly About ‘Engelbert Calling’

EH closer weeklyEngelbert Humperdinck has been featured in an article for Closer Weekly. Engelbert dishes to the magazine about his best day ever. What is the King of Romance’s best day ever? The day he released his first ever duets album, Engelbert Calling. Despite singing and performing for over six decades, Engelbert says the best day of his life was September 30th, 2014, which was the release date of his first ever duets album Engelbert Calling.

“I was nervous and happy that it was finally released, because I’d had so many fans asking me when the album would be available. It was a two-year labor of love.”- Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Calling features many music legends including Gene Simmons, Elton John, Wynonna Judd, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, and Olivia Newton-John just to name a few. “It’s the only duets album I’ve ever done,” he explains. “I worked with so many legendary people on it. I got to record with Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers. When I called them and asked about doing it, everybody was so receptive!”

To read more from Closer Weekly, click HERE

Make sure you catch Engelbert Humperdinck while he is on tour, for more information visit: engelbert.com/tour

Alex Hart Has Been Featured on WeCloseTonight.com

Alex Hart LiveAlex Hart recently did an interview with We Close Tonight, in which she discussed many topics ranging from who inspires her to what she hopes to achieve with her music. This interview gave readers and fans a greater look into who Alex Hart truly is.

Why did you start making music? Who were your first great inspirations?
I first started making music at the age of 7 when my grandfather gave me his mother’s Violin to play. I really wanted to learn the Flute but because I had braces at the time I thought I’d find it harder to play. I had great rhythm at school and loved to write poems and sing in front of my class mates. At that age I loved general pop music, The Spice Girls etc.. I then progressed to acoustic artists like KT Tunstall and Sheryl Crow and when I started secondary school a teacher introduced me to Doris Day which opened up another world completely for me. Not long after I discovered Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon and wow, the list goes on!

What made you decide to perform as a solo artist? Do you prefer being in complete control of your music?
I have been in bands all my life, personally I prefer being in a band but it’s always been easier for me to make a living on my own. It’s been great because I have learnt so much along the way already, I am in control of my music when I’m alone but I prefer the way my music sounds when I play with other people. I’ve been a solo artist for a few years now and it can be quite a lonely place. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and has given me a lot more confidence in myself as a person.

Like many people, Alex Hart believes there is no rule book for the music industry, which ultimately makes it so hard for aspiring artists to be heard. Alex’s best advice is that promotion is so important to get your career moving. It is important to play as many shows as you possibly can to get your name out there.

What does music mean to you?
Music is everything to me. It always has been. We’ve had quite a relationship so far, sometimes its good and sometimes it’s really hard but I know that I’ve only got one chance to try and make a good and fun career doing what I love and what makes me happy. Even through the struggle sometimes I always push on and know that I’m so lucky to be doing something that I want to do with my life.

What are you hoping to achieve with your music?
I would just like to be successful, have a long lasting career in music. It doesn’t matter how big, I would just like to experience playing in lovely venues and sharing my music with others.

You can read the full article and interview about Alex Hart on WeCloseTonight.com. Make sure you stay up to date with Alex Hart on Twitter, Facebook, and for more information visit AlexHart.com.

Singer-songwriter Alex Hart Has Been Featured in The Plymouth Herald

AH - Tour picAlex Hart was recently interviewed by Clare Robinson for the Plymouth Herald. The two discussed what tour life was like for Alex, new music that is in the works, and whose music inspires her as of late.

Alex Hart spent the whole month of November traveling around the UK for her first ever tour. “We played pretty much every night for three weeks, sometimes to five people, sometimes to 200-which I guess is pretty standard for your first tour,” says Alex. Although it was her first tour, Alex was able to sell albums, promote herself and her band, and even secure several dates for return visits.

After the success of her On This Day Tour, Alex is already bursting with new ideas for songs for her follow-up album to On This Day. Alex plans on work on new material immediately!

“Ive been massively inspired by the latest John Mayer album and I want mine to sound equally rootsy..”

In 2015, we can expect Alex to be working hard on new music and performing live with her band in the UK. Make sure you keep up to date with all news about Alex Hart by following her on Twitter and on Facebook.

You can read the full article for the Plymouth Herald by clicking HERE.

The Irish News Talks With Janet Devlin About Taking Her Music to America

The Irish News Interviews Janet DevlinJanet Devlin recently sat down for an interview with The Irish News to talk about her 2015 plans, including the upcoming North American release of her album, Running With Scissors on OK!Good Records. Her debut album will be available February 10th, 2015 with live performances and appearances in the US to be announced early 2015.

Janet first caught the public’s eye from her performance on The X Factor in 2011, receiving the highest number of votes for four consecutive weeks.

Even after her shock early after nerves got the better of her and she she appeared to forget her words, she was offered a record deal by RKA Records. Despite the temptation of fame, she refused to be cajoled down the commercial pop route, tuning it down to pursue her dream of writing her own music. “It was nice money but I didn’t want to be in the music industry for the sake of it – I wanted to earn my place,” she says.

Originally released in the UK, Janet’s debut album hit number one in the UK Indie Breakers chart and 43 in the UK pop charts in June 2014. With the upcoming North American release of Running With Scissors Janet is ready for big things as she brings her unique song-writing and enchanting vocals across the pond.

“I’m so excited. I’m going to be living in New York and hopefully it will go well because I already have a big fan base in the States from the Youtube channel,” she says.

Click Here to read Janet Devlin’s full interview with The Irish News. Look for pre-orders of OK!Good Records release of Running With Scissors available early 2015.


Engelbert Humperdinck Radio Interview with Pete McMurray on WGN 720

Radio broadcaster Pete McMurray recently had Engelbert Humperdinck on his WGN 720 program to talk about the singer’s 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.

McMurray spoke with Humperdinck about the recording process for the album, what it’s like to sing in Vegas, and what women are still throwing on stage during his performances. McMurray also got Humperdinck to sing a quick duet of his hit “After the Lovin'”. Check out the full interview above or Click Here to view on YouTube.

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

For tickets and information on Engelbert Humperdinck’s current North American Tour visit: http://www.engelbert.com/tour.

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.