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Gigs and Tunes: June 2011

25/5/2011 [Artists]

The tour and festival season is on its way and we are lucky enough to have some of the best, coolest and brightest artist choosing Yamaha gear every time for their recording and performances. Below is a small selection of which artists are flying high in the charts and available to download IN YOUR EARS and who’s out and about on tour this month IN YOUR FACE…two words girls…TAKE THAT (SCREAMMMMM!)

YAMAHA IN YOUR EARS!

ADELE – 21

ADELE – 21 / 19 / Rolling In The Deep / Someone Like You

Beautiful Adele is pretty much the Queen of the British charts at present, with 2 singles in the top 40 chart and her debut album ‘19’ at #3 and new album ‘21’ at #1 in the UK album Chart. Adele chooses her band to play MOTIF XF’s 7 & 8 and can be seen on the promotional circuit throughout the month!

TAKE THAT – Progress

TAKE THAT – Progress

The boys are back in town! Their first studio album as a 5-some in over 10 years ‘Progress’ is still flying high in the charts. They have already released some great tracks off the album and are gearing up to go on tour! They’ve practically raided Yamaha’s drum cupboard and are playing them all!

JESSIE J – Who You Are

JESSIE J – Who You Are

Jessie J continues to bust out some great pop tunes and as well as releasing hit after hit from her debut album ‘Who You Are’, she is performing everywhere. From award shows, to Cannes, to her own live dates, Jessie is certainly doing it like a dude! Yamaha artist Hannah Vasanth lays the keys down on her set of MOTIF XF synths.

YAMAHA IN YOUR FACE!

TAKE THAT – Progress Tour

TAKE THAT – Progress Tour

As well as riding high in the singles and album charts the boys are about to tour in a big way with over 40 dates across the UK and Europe! Take That’s Musical Director Mike Stevens has selected some great musicians to accompany the boys and are playing heaps of great Yamaha product, from CP1 stage keys to DTX Multi Pads, APX guitars, a huge Oak Custom kit and much more!

PAOLO NUTINI – Live Dates

PAOLO NUTINI – Live Dates

Yamaha hero Paolo and his collection of NTX guitars are about to do a few live dates across the UK, bringing his easy, laid back and too cool for school style to you.

LOADED – Duff McKagan – Live date

LOADED – Duff McKagan – Live date

The American rock band is in the UK along with Yamaha endorsee Duff McKagan for a summer of festivals. They first are performing / rocking out at the ‘Download festival’ this month. Duff’s guitar of choice is the SG1820. Be ready to form the rock claw as they treat you to old, new and hard tunes!

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