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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...

It's strange to think that someone was listening to one of my tributes, then shared it on the original artists fan page where other fans add likes and comments without realising it wasn't who they thought it was.A Scott Walker fan recently posted one of my videos on his fan page thinking it was The Walker Brothers. It was only after someone mentioned it was a Scott Walker tribute that everyone realised. My version of Just Say Goodbye was lovingly recreated with a backing track I also made before recording my voice as Scott and John's harmony vocal. I feel extremely flattered to think it fooled fans to think it was the original, even if it does mention it is a tribute.I'd like to thank all the people who said such lovely...

After singing at countless weddings over the last 10 years I might know a thing or two about them.From fairytale castles to stately homes, hotels, bars and restaurants, I've sang at some amazing venues in some of the most stunning locations all over the UK - places I would never have seen and people I would never have met if I wasn't a singer - who've dedicated so much time and effort in making their wedding as perfect as possible.I've also bear witness to some at the other end of the spectrum where things can get a bit strange. I could write a book about all of the odd, funny and sad things I've experienced from Halloween themed receptions in haunted hotels to pot smoking wedding parties,...

Join me on Saturday 13th February at Formby Hall Golf Club's Valentine's Gala Ball. I'll be singing some lovely stuff in a Buble-Sinatra-Matt Monro-Scott Walker-Nat King Cole-Elvis-Barry White style, and getting you up for a spot of dancing and romancing.Sound good? Book now because I know tickets are going fast for this one.I hope to see you there!Mikeyp xx Michael Buble tribute...

When Mum bought Sound & Vision 7″ back in ’77 everything changed.Ashes To Ashes is still my favourite music video.My daft karaoke version of China Girl made me a singer and changed my life.Your Low album helped me get through some very dark times.Thank you Mr Bowie for being my hero and being such a huge part of my life. xxx...

Fancy an evening with Michael Bublé? Well...