Mondays always seem to be music posts. Maybe I should make music Mondays a thing on here.
This week I’m listing off some amazing musicians I wish I’m able to see perform live in concert one day, and some that I’ll never be able to see perform, and I truly wish I could have done.
SCANDAL are a four piece Japanese indie/rock/pop band that have been around for ages now. I first fell in love with SCANDAL when I was 14 I think, near 8 years later and I’m still a huge fan.
Their music spans genres, they’ve toyyed around with their style over the last 10 or so years, and it’s really paid off, for the most part.
The girls seem to perform in London once a year or so, now I live here I’m hoping I get the chance to see them soon. SCANDAL’s greatest hits dropped not too long ago, fingers crossed there’s an accompanying tour.
Bonus fact: I spent most of my teenage years yearning after Rina (third from left), the drummer of the band. My crush is still strong.
A few years ago I fell into a heavy Sinatra phase, I’d listen to his Greatest Hits before I went to bed everynight, honestly it worked like a treat.
Sinatra is one of those musical icons that everyone wants to see, imagine seeing ‘New York, New York’, ‘My Way’ and my personal favourite, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, live in concert.
Like most of the musical world, I’m a huge Amy Winehouse fan. Her voice is like nothing we’d ever heard and ever will again. I stand by her album ‘Back to Black’ being the greatest album of the 00’s.
Her death at only 27 was so tragic, her loss will be felt forever. Whether she believed it or not, she changed music. Many female artists, such as Adele, credit Amy for paving a path for original female vocalists.
So I almost went to see Banks last Monday, but through a series of events, I wouldn’t have been able to pick up my ticket on time and ended up not going. I then had major FOMO and kicked myself for not making it happen even though it most likely wouldn’t have been physically possible.
Banks, please bring your ethereal tones back to London soon. I’ll be front and centre this time.
John Williams composed the score to my favourite film of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as my second favourite film of all time, The Empire Strikes Back, so there’s no wonder I want to see him live.
Plus he did the rest of the Indy and Star Wars films as well as Jaws, E.T., the list continues and continues.
Ok, this one is kinda of a cheat as I am going to see Gaga in October and I can’t bloody wait. I’ve wanted to see her live for years and it is FINALLY happening.
I was a casual Gaga fan until I caught a recording of the Monster Ball Tour on TV one time, it blew me away. I recorded it and watched it over and over, I couldn’t get enough of it. It was the first time I realised that a concert could be a full performance piece and not just someone singing.
To see Gaga bring a whole theatrical performance to London is going to be fucking incredible.
I post about Lorde about once a week at the minute I think. She’s so unique, so talented and has such an incredible way with words. I’ve never seen her live, that crushes me! Hopefully with Melodrama dropping this June she’ll announce a UK tour.
Lorde famously doesn’t tour much, especially in Europe. I think you could count the amount of her public UK performances on one hand! This time I will not miss out!
Panic! At the Disco
Panic! tickets sold out incredibly fast for their last UK dates and sadly I couldn’t get one. Next time I will definitely grab one!
I’ve been a fan of Panic! since the ‘Nine in the Afternoon’ days, to see that performed live would be a MAJOR throwback!
Again, kind of a cop out as he’s performing in London next month and I reckon I’ll be able to grab a last minute ticket from someone online, however as of right now I don’t have one!
Rory’s voice is booming and bloody marvellous, I think he’s one of the most distinctive vocalists of this century so far. Plus his album, ‘Human’, is amazing. It’s rare for such a large album to have 0 filler, and yet he pulled it off.
Lana Del Rey
Lana’s voice is something else and I’m a big fan of all of her albums. I missed out on her last UK tour as I didn’t realise how much I loved her or live music at the time. What a mistake.
With her forthcoming 4th album, hopefully we’ll get another tour. And a chance to place a hex on Donald Trump together.