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Just thought I'd share this one. I hope it sounds and looks okay...

My version of the Jobim classic. I hope it sounds okay. Thanks for listening xx"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a Brazilian bossa nova jazz song. It was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s and won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel.[audio mp3="http://www.mikeypowell.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Girl-From-Ipanema.mp3"][/audio] Mikeyp xx...

A bit of nostalgia today with my version of Engelbert's 'The Last Waltz'. This is a song that reminds me of Sunday afternoons when Mum would put a bit of Engelbert on while cooking the Sunday roast.It's easy to dismiss Engelbert as cheesy kitsch because of his ridiculous stage name and schlager-style schmaltz, but Gerry Dorsey has an amazing voice. It's also a shame he never achieved as much in more recent times as his rival, Tom Jones, but back in the 60s they were both megastars. The Last Waltz was one of Engelbert's biggest hits, 50 years ago, it spent five weeks at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and sold over 1.17 million copies in the UK.When I sing this stuff I really appreciate how much of an amazing voice this guy has. Not only...

Another show in the very beautiful Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club.For more info please visit: Cave Castle March 17 - Mikey Powell Sings The Crooner legends ShowHope to see you there! :) Mikeypx  ...

As I've mentioned in a previous post, I always consider myself really lucky when I'm invited to sing at beautiful historic venues so I thought I'd share this one as well. Willington Hall Hotel in Tarporley is a country house and estate in the Cheshire countryside. Apparently they host more than 70 weddings a year but it's no surprise when you see the place, although I'm surprised I've never sang here before.  It has a really warm and friendly feel and I'm sure anyone celebrating their wedding here would get some cracking shots in their grounds. As well as the place looking rather splendid their staff seem really nice and nothing is too much trouble. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful wedding...

Doing a gig in Bathgate in Scotland with Danny Roman as Tom Jones, then none other than Susan Boyle pops in to our dressing room to say hello before watching the show. Apparently she loves a bit of Tom Jones and Michael Buble so it was lovely of her to welcome us to Bathgate Regal Theatre.Mikeyp x...

It's worth mentioning to anyone who visits my site that as well as being behind the microphone I also love being behind the lens too. My other professions are photography and design, and even though I've worked for years on more corporate and creative stuff I'm also being asked to shoot a lot more weddings these days. I've never attempted to sing and take snaps at the same wedding but I'll always consider the possibility...

A very short clip of Scott singing Jackie Trent's 'What Would I Be' on a British TV programme back in the 60s. I'm not sure what the name of the programme was so maybe someone can enlighten me - Possibly 'Mr & Mrs Music' or 'Words and Music'?  - I wasn't around at the time so I've no idea ;)The video was given to me by Granada TV when I was practicing my Scott tribute on Stars in their Eyes back in 2002. It shows a small clip of Scott alongside Matt Monro and Jackie Trent. I hope to get the video clip digitally copied but I hope you enjoy Scott's little performance for the moment.Anyway, Enjoy.http://www.mikeypowell.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/music/Scott-Walker-What-Would-I-Be.mp3...

This is the very first track I ever made. It was also my first attempt at trying to record something at home after buying a keyboard that gave me the ability to make my own backing tracks, even if I couldn't play keyboards - I just listened to the original Matt Monro track and worked out each instrument part.It was recorded over 10 years ago using a minidisc player and a cheap mic I bought from a music shop in Liverpool. At the time I didn't know any recording techniques like EQ, limiting or compression, but hearing it again after all this time it doesn't sound too bad considering.Even though I love the Matt Monro version, I do still think this song would've been perfect for...