Engelbert Humperdinck Appeared on Huffington Post Live

huffliveEngelbert Humperdinck appeared on Huffington Post Live yesterday, October 30th. Engelbert Humperdinck was interviewed by Caroline Modarressy- Tehrani. The two discussed many topics ranging from Engelbert Calling to if he would ever consider being a judge on the hit TV show The Voice.

During the interview, fans were allowed to submit questions or comments to Humperdinck on air. The fans had some great questions for Humperdinck including what modern music he enjoys, if he still plays the saxophone, and if there are any great musicians or singers that he would have liked to have met or worked with.

We would like to thank everyone at Huffington Post Live for having Engelbert Humperdinck on the show and for making it a great experience for all of us.  In case you missed it, you can watch the full interview below:

To see the full post on Huffington Post Live, please visit: live.huffingtonpost

For information on Englebert Humperdinck’s North American tour please visit: Engelbert.com

Engelbert Humperdinck Interviewed By Mark Voger For NJ.com

EH - NJEngelbert Humperdinck has been featured on NJ.com for his interview with Mark Voger. The interview touches on many topics such as life before the fame, Engelbert Calling, friendship/feud with Tom Jones, his North American tour, and much more.

Born Arnold George Dorsey, Engelbert Humperdinck was born and raised in India until the age of 10. He then moved to England where years later he would soon become the “King of Romance.”

Q. What do you remember about growing up in India?

A. You know, living in a tropical country when you’re that young — there was a lot of sunshine and a lot of attention — my father was in the army — so I was really spoiled in a lot of ways. But I did enjoy my time over there.

Q. You moved to England at age 10. Was that culture shock?

A. It was a great change, but it was absolutely wonderful. We had never seen snow before. Cold was something we had never experienced before. But I got to love it. That’s where I call home now. I still have a home in Leicester.That’s where I will go to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.

Last month, Humperdinck released his first ever duets album titled Engelbert Calling, in which he called upon music legends to record with him. Elton John, Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Reid are just a few of the musical legends that joined Humperdinck on his new project.

Q. There’s quite an array of performers on “Engelbert Calling.” Does the title indicate that you called everyone personally?

A. I mostly did it myself. The title “Engelbert Calling” came about because one night, I was listening to a live album by Elton John. As he was introducing a song, he said, “I wrote this when I was a struggling artist waiting for an Engelbert to call and ask for a song.” Well, I didn’t ask for that song, but I did call him (laughs). Elton was the first call I made, in fact, and he said yes, of course. Having Elton was like having a honeycomb — he attracted everyone else to come and contribute.

Q. Gene Simmons of KISS is on your record. Did you work with him in the studio?

A. In the studio. Gene Simmons was absolutely amazing. Because, we are on two totally different sides of the ocean, as far as our business goes. He’s a rocker, and I’m in the romantic area. But he was such fun. He’s a rock god, but he has a great sense of humor, which he brought into the studio. He kept saying, “Eng, just have fun. Have fun with it.”

When asked about the Tom Jones rivalry, Humperdinck stated “To be honest, we were friends in the early days, when (talent agent) Gordon Mills was managing us both at the same time. Then when I went out on my own — because I felt Mills was being partial to one person — from then on, we have never spoken to each other. That’s been 28 years.”

Currently, Humperdinck is on his North American tour in support of Engelbert Calling. New Jersey fans are in luck because Humperdinck will be playing two nights in New Jersey. Humperdinck will be performing October 31st at Harrah’s Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ. He also will be performing November 9th at State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Humperdinck’s North American tour and tickets please visit Engelbert.com

To read the full interview with Mark Voger please click NJ.com

To purchase Engelbert Calling please click OK!Good Records

Alex Hart Announces Dates for On This Day Tour 2014

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Singer-songwriter Alex Hart has released the official tour dates for her UK Tour, On This Day Tour 2014. Fans can see Alex Hart perform songs off her new debut album On This Day throughout the month of November starting Friday November 14th at Bar 35 in Bude. For the full list of tour dates and ticket information please visit: AlexHart.com.

On This Day is Alex Hart’s debut album, released September 16th in the US and Canada. The album perfectly blends Hart’s influences of rock, jazz, and country with pop sensibilities. The album features her new single “Run” which has been receiving support and steady rotation from BBC Radio 2. Check out the radio mix of “Run” below. To purchase On This Day please visit the OK!Good Records Webstore.

Make sure to follow Alex Hart on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for her latest postings about her tour dates. Twitter: @alexhartmusic

Chevy Music Showcase Names Dovetail as 7th Band For Season 3

Dovetail Chevy Music ShowcaseDovetail has been named as the 7th band for  Chevy Music Showcase’s third season.  The Chevy Music Showcase’s third season will be airing October 29th during Jimmy Kimmel Live on WFAA-TV Ch. 8. Make sure you tune in on December 10th to watch Dovetail’s feature. You can also watch more footage online at Chevy Music Showcase – North Texas YouTube channel.

Dovetail will be joining a great group of artists for Season 3 including Luke Wade, Vince Lujan Project, Fox and the Bird, and many more. These artists will be representing the North Texas region for the Chevy Music Showcase. The North Texas Chevy Music Showcase is an online community and short form documentary TV series which is dedicated to the North Texas local music scene. The showcase is brought to you by North Texas Chevy dealers who support and enjoy local talented musicians.

Dovetail blends the sounds of 60’s & 70’s-era rock n’ roll with theatrically written harmonic melodramas worthy of operatic forum. The band was founded in 2008 by brothers Philip (Lead Vocals, Guitar) & Daniel Creamer (Keys, Vocals, Guitar) along with Drummer Aaron Wayne Haynes, and complete with bassist & powerhouse tenor Matt McDonald and guitar virtuoso Nik Lee.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos with Dovetail: facebook.com/ChevyMusicNTX/

For more information on Chevy Music Showcase Season 3 and the other artists: chevymusicshowcase.com/north-texas

To see more footage of the showcase visit: youtube.com/user/ChevyMusicNTX

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Stream Jon Allen’s album Deep River on YouTube

Jon Allen- Deep River 600In support of Jon Allen’s current UK Tour his latest album Deep River is now available for streaming on YouTube. The full album stream of Deep River, which was released July 8th 2014, includes the OK!Good Records exclusive track “By My Side.”

Deep River sees Jon Allen paying tribute to great tunes of the past; mixing catchy Sixties-inflected rock, soul, and country blues. Throughout the album, Jon Allen channels his wide range of influences with songs covering relationships, moving on, and finding oneself.

Jon is currently on the road for his 2014 Fall UK Tour. This will be the first time he has performed in the UK since 2013, and his first full tour playing songs from Deep River live. For tour dates and ticket information visit: jonallensongs.co.uk/live

Click Here to stream Deep River on YouTube. Click here to order Deep River from our webstore.

Hafdís Huld Performs for Reykjavík Sessions

Hafdis - SessionsHafdís Huld recently filmed a special acoustic set for Reykjavík Sessions. Hafdis performed “Queen Bee” and “Wolf,” which are both off of her latest album Home, along with “Tomoko,” from her first solo album Dirty Paper Cups. The Reykjavík Session was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is considered home for the singer-songwriter.

Hafdís Huld’s latest album, Home, was released this past spring. Appropriately titled, the entrancing new album was written and recorded entirely in her picturesque wooden house located in the Icelandic mountains near Reykjavík . You can purchase Home online on the OK!Good Records Webstore.

Watch her performance of “Queen Bee” below. Click Here to watch her entire session.

Hafdís is currently on tour in the United Kingdom. Several dates are already sold out so make sure you get your tickets at HafdísHuld.com or Deli Radio.  Also, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @hafdishuld

Reykjavík Sessions started in June 2014. They are a group of people that love music, and feel that music needs more natural approach. The main goal of RVK sessions is to film musicians from all around the world performing in unorthodox places in the capitol of Iceland, Reykjavík.

To see more performances from Reykjavík Sessions click HERE

Engelbert Humperdinck Rocks Long Island!

EH-wiwibloggs CONCERT 600Engelbert Humperdinck was featured in a post for Wiwibloggs for his performance in Long Island, New York on October 11, 2014. This performance was a part of Engelbert Humperdinck’s North American tour. Engelbert Humperdinck performed to a sold out crowd at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Wiwibloggs correspondent, Sopon, was front row where he saw the entire show from the best seats in the theatre.

The Hump started off the show with a mid-tempo classic, “Am I That Easy To Forget?” After that, he stopped singing for a little while in order to greet his audience. He did this every few songs, and even added some stand-up comedy into the mix!

“Being in the round is kind of hard because everyone can see Humpy’s bumpy!”

Engelbert Humperdinck may be almost eighty years old, but he is still as sharp as ever. He even joked about America’s most infamous lady, Kim Kardashian. Engelbert Humperdinck had fans laughing out loud at all of his jokes.

Engelbert Humperdinck sang a few covers throughout the night, such as “Didn’t We” by Frank Sinatra and “The Hungry Years” by Neil Sedaka. The set-list for the night also included songs from his new album Engelbert Calling. Engelbert Humperdinck performed “Something About The Way You Look Tonight,” which is a duet with Elton John. He also performed “Make You Feel My Love,” which is a duet featuring Willie Nelson.

To watch videos from the concert, please visit Wiwibloggs YouTube page by clicking HERE

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Engelbert Calling Reviewed By Engelbert Humperdinck Fan Liam Dyer

eh- liam dyer 600Engelbert Humperdinck’s latest album, Engelbert Calling, was reviewed by one of his fans Liam Dyer. Liam Dyer gives a detailed review of Engelbert Calling, starting with the packaging and finishing with disc 2. In the video, Liam takes the viewers through each of the songs and provides great comments along the way. Liam, who is a huge KISS fan, appears pretty pleased with “Spinning Wheel,” the duet between Engelbert Humperdinck and Gene Simmons. Liam seems to be a fan of majority of the songs on the album but “A Certain Smile” featuring Johnny Mathis may be Liam’s favorite song off the album. Check out the full review in the video below.

To see all of Liam’s videos and reviews click HERE

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 and Willie Nelson Excite Fans with “Make You Feel My Love”

eh- willie nelson 600Engelbert Humperdinck was featured on WillieNelson.com. The post promotes the duet between Engelbert Humperdinck and Willie Nelson. The two came together on Engelbert Calling, Humperdinck’s first ever duets album. Engelbert Humperdinck and Willie Nelson re-vamped Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.”

Engelbert Calling features duets with many musical legends such as Gene Simmons, Elton John, Wyonna Judd, Johnny Reid, and of course Willie Nelson. Engelbert Calling is Engelbert Humperdinck’s 80th album. The release of the album comes 45 years after Humperdinck’s first chart topper “Release Me” was debuted. Engelbert Humperdinck re-vamps his classic, “Release Me,” with Wyonna Judd.

Willie Nelson showed his support by taking to Twitter and Facebook telling all his fans to take a listen to “Make You Feel My Love.” To listen to the full playlist from Engelbert Calling click playlist.

Make sure you visit WillieNelson.com to see the full post.