All posts tagged 'Adele'

Paradise just a roll of the dice away...

by Tuned In, with kmfm DJ Andy Walker Thursday, March 28 2013
What a couple of weeks on kmfm it has been. Every day Monday to Friday we have been giving you the chance to be a step closer to paradise - to Barbados. kmfm's Lucky Dice to Paradise with Baldwin's Travel in association with Kuoni has seen you text and enter online to win a superb holiday to the golden sands and clear waters.

After thousands of entries from listeners across Kent, six finalists made it to the final last Friday at Baldwin's Travel, Maidstone with Emma from kmfm Breakfast. Nick from Baldwin's rolled the dice and the number rolled coincided with the finalists number. If their number was rolled, they were out. After much excitement we got down to two people - Andrew Hubbard and Debbie Matthews, both from Ramsgate. The dice was rolled and Debbie Matthews was shaking as we revealed live on kmfm Breakfast that she was off to Barbados.

Congratulations to Debbie who could not believe her luck. Her children and husband were on the phone to her straight away congratulating her with excitement. She was beaming from ear to ear as she was presented with her tickets to paradise and a bottle of champagne.

Stay listening to kmfm as the winning starts again soon.

If you have been away from your radio recently you would have missed your chance to win £500 on '10 in 30' every morning at 8:10am on kmfm Breakfast with Rob and Emma, plus tickets to see The Script at the o2 as well as Kent's Biggest Hits from The Saturdays, Nicole Scherzinger, One Direction, Emeli Sande and Oli Murs.

It is only a four day week this week - Easter weekend is coming. Much to the delight of all of us, especially if you are lucky enough to have four days off of work. Whether you are staying with friends or family this Easter, chilling out, shopping, have to work or plan to stay in your onesie, keep it kmfm as from Thursday to Bank Holiday Monday for our Easter Double Play weekend. We will be playing you even more of Kent's Biggest Hits from your favourite artists. Meaning you can expect to hear double helpings of Adele, Robbie Williams and Pink.

I'll speak to you on your way home on kmfm Drivetime from 4pm.

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Songs with lyrics that come from the heart

by Tuned In, with kmfm DJ Andy Walker Friday, May 18 2012

More big hits are on their way this summer at kmfm.

Cheryl – she has dropped the Cole – is back with an infectious song Call My Name. It has been written and produced by Calvin Harris – the man of the moment in music production.

Calvin seems to be everywhere right now and has produced his own tune with Neyo called Let’s Go, which you can hear on kmfm.

This summer is all about the anthems. Tulisa’s hit single Young has a big dance sound. As has Jessie J’s new offering, called Laserlight. Her big voice echoes over a catchy chorus. Tune in to kmfm fto hear what I mean.

Plus, the singer-songwriter-feel to music is back... you know, when you listen to a song and you feel the artist has written it from their heart; their own experience?

I’m thinking tracks by the likes of Adele, James Morrison and Jason Mraz. Well, Paloma Faith is starting to feel like one of those artists.

Her single Picking up the Pieces is clearly a song written from her own life, about being in love with someone still embroiled in a past relationship.

It will grow on you and its 'beatiness’ makes it a steering-wheel tapper.

kmfm is out and about this week. If you are near Queenborough in Sheppey on Saturday, May 19, come along and see the kmfm Street Team at the opening of the new Queenborough Corner Garage. Grab yourself a kmfm car sticker and you stand a chance of winning a prize.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is fast arriving and we will be out in force across the county, of course. We want to know who is having a royal party.

If you are, let me know and the kmfm Street Team could well turn up. We will at least give you and your party a big mention. Email Speak to you on your way home.

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Don't give up on male version of Adele

by Tuned In, with kmfm DJ Andy Walker Monday, March 19 2012

If you have anything planned for the next two weeks, cancel it!

All your attention needs to be on kmfm as we want to send you and a friend to Boston – the largest city in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in America – to see the amazing Coldplay, live.

All you need to do is listen out for Coldplay songs on kmfm when the competition starts on Monday. March 19. The final draw will be made on Friday, March 30 when one winner will take the prize… but there is a twist! Good luck!

We all know Adele, the global mega star who writes and sings amazing songs but what about her male equivalent? Jason Mraz has recently been called the male version of Adele. Jason has been around for a while – he is not a new artist. He is American and you may remember his biggest UK hit – I’m Yours, back in 2009.

He is back with a beautiful new single called I Won’t Give Up. For me, this is his best single so far. It’s captivating from the start as he strums his acoustic guitar. If you loved Damien Rice’s Cannonball, you will fall in love with Mraz’s new offering. His vocal is so pure and he takes you on a journey with lyrics which you know are from real life experiences. Hence the comparison to Adele. Tune in to kmfm to hear the song.

You can also hear Madonna’s new tune too, called Masterpiece. What I like about this is it reminds you of Madonna in the early 1990s. Her vocal is reminiscent of Dear Jessie and This Used To Be My Playground. Even that pure element that was evident on her Evita album.

I am a fan of Madonna’s dancey tunes, but it is also nice to hear her more melodic efforts. It is part-produced by William Orbit who Madge seems to have a great relationship with. He worked on her Ray Of Light album. Masterpiece is taken from Madonna’s forthcoming album, MDNA.

There has been more news on the summer concert front since I mentioned last week about Emeli Sande performing at Lounge on the Farm in Canterbury and Steps headlining in Rochester. It has been announced that legends Alexander O’Neal and Billy Ocean will complete the Rochester Castle Concert line up this year. Now that is going to be a big few days.

Speak to you on your way home on kmfm Drivetime from 3pm.

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Get ready for a summer of stars

by Tuned In, with kmfm DJ Andy Walker Friday, March 9 2012

The Critics Choice winner at this year’s BRIT Awards, Emeli Sande, will be performing at Lounge on the Farm in Canterbury this summer.

Emeli has stormed into the charts with her debut single, Heaven and now Next To Me. Her real name is Adele but of course there can only be one Adele in the music business.

Also announced on the bill so far are The Wombats, Chic, Mystery Jets, former headliner Roots Manuva, David Rodigan and Goldie.

News of the other summer concerts are starting to filter out. Rochester Castle Concerts are back this year with Steps headlining on Thursday, July 19. Jools Holland is playing the evening before. It will be great to see Steps back on the main stage blasting out their big classics that we remember back in the 1990s.

As the weather has been mild recently and the nights are lighter, now feels right to write about what is coming for Summer 2012. Cheryl Cole will be back with a new album and it is said she will mark her return by performing on new TV talent show, The Voice. Her American manager, from the Black Eyed Peas is a judge, so it makes sense.

You may have been to see Kylie Minogue in concert last year. Well, expect another concert and another album from her, celebrating 25 years in the music business. I can confirm she puts on a brilliant show.

Mariah Carey and Beyoncé may have recently had babies, but that has not stopped them making music. Beyoncé has already spoken about releasing new material. She has been writing with Ryan Tedder who is the lead singer from band One Republic. He also co-wrote with Adele on her record-breaking second record 21. Mariah already has new songs ready to go – one of which she is about to debut in America, so expect to hear it here soon.

The last few weeks I have been teasing you by saying that coming soon you could be seeing Coldplay live. So, get ready to win one of the biggest ever prizes on kmfm. Win your way in to see Coldplay... live... in... Boston! We could be flying you and your other half or friend to America to see one of the world’s biggest rock bands

Make sure you are listening to kmfm in March!

Speak to you on your way home

Life’s too short to live on lettuce alone

by Nikki's world, with Nikki White Tuesday, February 14 2012
Telling a woman she’s too fat is never a good idea. Even saying she’s a little too fat won’t soften the blow.

Fair enough, Karl Lagerfeld has spent his life in a world where people are obsessed with being stick-thin, and telling a girl she needs to shift a few pounds is all part of the job.

But picking on Adele just isn’t on. Mr Lagerfeld may love the skinny-minny body, but it isn’t for all of us.

Of course I’d love to be a size 10, but the last time I fitted into something that small, I was still a teenager.

The only way I’m ever going to get back to that size is if I give up booze, chocolate and pasta and live on lettuce – life is just too short.

I love good food and if it means I tip the scales higher than some, then so be it.

Of course, I’m more careful these days than I was in the past – I’m conscious that my cholesterol level is higher than it should be and I do my best to eat reasonably healthily during the week, but it’s still fish and veg that I love. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t do it.

But come the weekends, I’ll tuck into whatever I want (or whatever’s available – have you tried getting a salad at a football match?)

I did once drop a few dress sizes, but it was the stress over a relationship break-up. I looked good, but I was utterly miserable. So I’m with Adele – life is for living.

Speaking of Adele, that girl was one of my bad decisions. She played Maidstone’s Big Weekend in 2008 and was first on the bill on Sunday.

Having worked until 2am that morning, I’d slept in and thought I’d give her a miss. What a mistake that was.

Still, not as big a mistake as a friend of mine, who turned down the chance to interview the umpteenth up-and-coming boy band to play a Gillingham nightclub. Yep, it was Take That.

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