New Music

My Interview with Ella Henderson

Throw back to when I headed to The Hospital Club in London to interview former Xfactor starlet, two time Brit award nominated, superstar in the making, Ella Henderson for ITV2 entertainment show, The Hot Desk.

The chart topping pop princess revealed all about her very own Mirror Man, debuted her acting skills and even reminisced about the time Whoopi Goldberg gave Ella her shoes (I know. Amazing right?!)

She gushed about her pride at being nominated for not one but two Brit Awards this year and shared her excitement about joining Take That on their UK tour later this year. The girl's on fire!


The full interview has already been broadcast on ITV2 but below you can watch the interview too.  

Are you a fan of Elle Henderson? Looking forward to this years XFactor? Let me know! I'm so nosey :)

Lots of love

AJ

XOXO


Lovebox Festival 2015 | What I Wore

Lovebox Festival 2015 Boohoo.com

Arh great,  British music festivals. The perfect time to get together with friends, have a few drinks, see some live music and people watch. (Yes, people watching...it's a thing) so when women's footwear brand, Butterfly Twists invited  me to Lovebox music festival in Victoria Park, yesterday in London, I was delighted.

Lovebox Festival 2015
LOVEBOX Festival London 2015

In addition to Skepta,  Dizzee Rascal,  Groove Armarda and Rudimental, I also saw a LOT of female flesh at Lovebox music festival. I too was flashing a plenty of skin so here's what I wore.

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It's a dress (a really short dress) by Motel Rocks. I'm 5 ft 7 and (as you've probably gathered) the size small looks more like a top than a dress on me. So, I wore a pair of shorts underneath it, mainly to save the eyes of innocent strangers and the trauma of them seeing my actual derriere...if only my fellow scantily dressed sisters would have done the same (come on girls :). 

Lovebox Festival 2015 Boohoo.com

I started the day wearing a metal head piece and ended it wearing a floral head band. Don't ask me how that happened but I think I prefer the flowers. 

Lovebox Festival 2015 Boohoo.com

I had a great time so now I have one hell of a sore throat and sleepy eyes to combat.

Lovebox Festival 2015 Boohoo.com
Lovebox Festival 2015 Boohoo.com
LOVEBOOX Festival London 2015
Lovebox Festival 2015 Boohoo.com

If you're heading to Wireless Festival today, enjoy!

Lots of love,

AJ

xoxo

OUTFIT DETAILS: Motel Rocks Dress | New Look Shoes | Marc Jacobs Watch

DJ'ing For Ibiza Rocks

Did you know that Ibiza Rocks celebrated their 10th birthday last week? Well if you don’t know, now you know.

Ibiza Rocks is a hotel and live music venue in Spain that has hosted the likes of Jake Bugg, Tinnie Tempah, Example and Ed Sheran and without sounding too corny, is also a place that has filled me with unforgettable memories. Last year I watched Fatboy Slim and Ella Eyre perform live and I even caught up with Clean Bandit before seeing them on stage their too. Naturally, I was delighted to be part of Ibiza Rocks’ ten year anniversary.

Clean Bandit & I

Clean Bandit & I

To celebrate, Ibiza Rocks had an exclusive pop up in Shoreditch, London and I was DJ’ing 90s anthems with my girl, Charlotte De Carle. Our tune-packed slot was broadcasted live on Hoxton Radio, where we controlled the airwaves for three hours to kick start the May bank holiday weekend.

90s music may not scream Ibiza Rocks initially, especially when Sigma, Rudimental and Gorgan City are all on their line up this year, but 90s music is nostalgic. Simple. I’ll never forget Creep by TLC being the song that I sipped cheap Sangria to before heading out with my girl friends in San Antonio and Scream by Michael and Janet Jackson was definitely sang in our taxi ride home one night after a full day and night at Formentera beach. 90s music has created the positive vibes for my pre and post-party antics in Ibiza so...90s it was.

Charlotte fed me, danced all over me and made me chuckle throughout the radio show. We were visited by our Hoxton Radio family, who showed some serious crew love and trendy East Londoners popped in throughout the show too. I’m still proud that I was apart of such a great event so Happy Birthday Ibiza Rocks! Here’s to many more musical memories.

You can catch me on my regular Hoxton Radio slot presenting the Chart Show, 2-4pm on Monday’s. 

Live Music Gig | The Toilers

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Recently I’ve come across a band that I’ve fallen in love. They go by the name of The Toilers; a London based three piece rock and blues band who I first saw in North London bar, The Finsbury in April. I was initially drawn to the charismatic frontman, the drummers curly hair (which has a life of it’s own and the bass player who looks distinctly like Charles Manson. Not to mention their sound of course, which seems to have influences of Led Zepplin, The Doors and a tapas amount of The Black Keys. I was hooked.

After checking them out on their Facebook page and Soundcloud it became apparent that they’ve recently been recording in the famous Maide Vale studios and were playing live in East London. I had to see them again. They played a five song set in a bar I simply cannot remember the name of. The harmonica was whipped out at one point, providing a healthy dollop of dirty blues, the frontman playfully asking after each song if the crowd can get ‘dirtier’ before quickly kicking into another ZZ Top style riff on his guitar. We got filthy. My toe tapping quickly turned into hip shaking, head nodding, full on dancing and the whole crowd were going for it.

But don’t just take my word for it, here’s my favourite song they performed, Driftin’. To me, it’s very much a song for the summer so crack open that Pimms and enjoy.