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Joe McElderry – more than A Face in the Mirror

Joe McElderry – more than A Face in the Mirror Tis the season to be jolly. Tis the season to be daft. Tis the Panto season, so you can unashamedly be both of them. All around the country these strange annual occurrences bring together kids of all ages to shout and boo, sing and scream at a bunch of actors who frankly, should know better. The problem ... [Read more]

Fascinating Aida celebrate 30 years

Fascinating Aida celebrate 30 years Fascinating Aida, Britain’s best-loved comedy cabaret trio, who in 2013 celebrated 30 years of their unique brand of filthy, witty and fabulous entertainment, will finish their epic tour of hit show CHARM OFFENSIVE with a final potty mouthed peregrination round the UK during Spring 2015. First, they ... [Read more]

Vengaboys aim for Number One

Vengaboys aim for Number One Dutch Euro-pop superstars, The Vengaboys, have entered the Christmas fray with the release of their festive single, ‘Where Did My Christmas Tree Go?’ Having sold 25 million records and enjoyed No. 1 hits including ‘Boom Boom Boom’ and ‘We’re Going To Ibiza’.  Will this be their next? The ... [Read more]

Giorgio Moroder – New Material

Giorgio Moroder – New Material RCA Records and Sony Music is honoured to announce that the founder of disco and an electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder has signed a worldwide deal with Sony Music International and will be releasing his first solo album in over 30 years in spring 2015.  In celebration of the news, Giorgio ... [Read more]

La Voix – more than just panto

La Voix – more than just panto La Voix, the breakout star from this past season’s Britain’s Got Talent, is singlehandedly bringing the energy and rawness of the Big Band forties era back to the modern stage.  “It was a time where pure talents shined,” reminisces the world’s newest drag icon.  “When celebrities weren’t ... [Read more]

Culture Club – More Than Silence

Culture Club – More Than Silence There is not a country in the world that doesn’t know the names of Boy George and Culture Club. Grammy Award winners Culture Club sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s. They achieved seven straight Top 10 hits in the ... [Read more]

UK’s First British Muslim Drag Star Releases Debut Single

UK’s First British Muslim Drag Star Releases Debut Single Leading drag artist Asifa Lahore has released her debut single. After taking part in BBC Free Speech debate on Homosexuality and Islam earlier this year, Lahore spent the summer song writing with an array of British, American and Scandinavian songwriters. Unlike her previous songs which have been either ... [Read more]

Brighton Pride 2015 date announced.

Brighton Pride 2015 date announced. It's time to let the countdown begin. Brighton Pride are very excited to announce that Brighton Pride weekend 2015 will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. Widely acknowledged as the UK's biggest, and certainly one of the best LGBT Pride Festivals, Brighton Pride 2014 saw record ... [Read more]

The biggest Pyjama Party ever!

The biggest Pyjama Party ever! 14th November , head South of the river to the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern as Madonna Celebrate and Madonnalicious invite you to the biggest celebration this side of the London Eye, it’s The ‘Bedtime Stories’ Pyjama Party 20th anniversary. Once again our DJ residents, David Oh plus others ... [Read more]

Homotopia Festival 2014

Homotopia Festival 2014  Now well underway, and having  secured Homotopia’s future for another 3 years with renewed Arts Council support, the 2014 festival is packed with exciting national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau ... [Read more]

Sada Vidoo – “The Actress”

Sada Vidoo – “The Actress” Direct from Copenhagen’s gay pride - Danish singer songwriter, Sada Vidoo, is a complex artist with a restless soul who is best described as a borderline schizophrenic … where darkness always follows the light and the carefree and heavy-hearted collide. It’s with this that Sada is about to shock ... [Read more]

The Irrepressibles: Nude – live in London

The Irrepressibles: Nude – live in London homo-iconic @ The Forum, Kentish Town  The Irrepressibles are to perform their acclaimed show Nude for the first time in London on Wednesday 19 November. The performance will bring together The Irrepressibles three Nude EPs – Nude: Landscapes, Nude: Viscera, and Nude: Forbidden – for the ... [Read more]

Bent America – The ‘Da Bop’ lady is back.

Bent America – The ‘Da Bop’ lady is back. Electronic music's best-kept secret, Sophia Lolley, set the international dance floor ablaze two years ago with the release of "Da Bop”, her English language interpretation of WTF!’s cover of Irena Santor's 1968 novelty hit "Piosenka O Sąsiedzie". EDM fans from all around the world began clamouring ... [Read more]

Gaywise FESTival

Gaywise FESTival On the 10th November the UK’s premier festival for LGBTQI culture returns to venues across London for its seventh year running with a world-class programme of film, dance, art and performance, this year responding to the festival theme of Myths and Mythology. GFEST - Gaywise FESTival® was founded ... [Read more]

Bent America – We Are Young

Bent America – We Are Young   “Bad” girl Vassy has had a phenomenal year!  Her David Guetta and Showtek- produced EDM rebel anthem, "Bad" (http://youtu.be/0Tue1dqgSx4 ) climbed to the Top 10 on the international pop charts this summer. Her infectious single, “We Are Young”, was featured in the trailer for Disney’s Oscar-winning ... [Read more]

A Night In Paradise

A Night In Paradise As Homer’s Odyssey is to western literature, the Paradise Garage is at the cornerstone of modern dance music and its culture.  Having attained almost mythical status, this groundbreaking club and the man at its musical helm, the legendary Larry Levan, have had a profound and lasting effect on the ... [Read more]

Olly Murs –  ‘Never Been Better’

Olly Murs – ‘Never Been Better’ Olly Murs, one of pop music’s biggest and most enduring stars, releases his eagerly anticipated 4th album ‘Never Been Better’ November 24th on Epic Records. Driven by the funk guitar swagger of first single ‘Wrapped Up’ (featuring Travie McCoy), this is the sound of an artist at the very top ... [Read more]

Bent America – XELLE Breaks into a ‘Sweat’

Bent America – XELLE Breaks into a ‘Sweat’ Summer may be over but XELLE aims to make this month the hottest of the year with their exciting new single release. “Sweat” is a little bit dirty, a little bit naughty, and a whole lot of fun. It’s got the high gloss pop sheen of a Britney track with the powerhouse vocals fans of the girl group ... [Read more]

Kylie Kisses Us All Once More…

Kylie Kisses Us All Once More… Unless you have been on Mars you will know that Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once Tour kicked off in Liverpool on Wednesday. As luck would have it Bent’s number one Kylie fan Simon Savidge was there to report on the proceedings and see what the Showgirl had up her sleeve for us next. Like any true Kylie ... [Read more]

Maspalomas Winter Pride 2014

Maspalomas Winter Pride 2014 After thirteen successful years of Maspalomas Pride, founding team members are building on the overwhelming success of this now famous brand by launching the first ever edition of Maspalomas Winter Pride from 13 – 15 of November 2014. Amongst the confirmed live acts are: Baccara “Yes Sir, I can ... [Read more]

Bent America – Kristine W does her Number Ones

Bent America – Kristine W does her Number Ones In June, Fly Again Music polled Kristine W fans on Facebook, asking them to choose the third release from Kristine W’s hit New & Number Ones studio album.  The overwhelming majority chose Love Come Home, Kristine’s spiritual track about embracing change. “It’s important to believe someone ... [Read more]

Bent America – “Good Girl Freak Out”

Bent America – “Good Girl Freak Out” Kelly Osborne stars in the trippy new music video from the high-energy queer electro-hop duo of davO and Krylon Superstar, jointly known as Double Duchess.  Written by davO and Chris Cosgrove of, Good Girl Freak Out is being referred to as Future-Twerk.    The urban duet has the beat of twerk ... [Read more]

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