Filed under: Blog, Scrapbook, TV | Tags: Blue Peter, Mini Viva, Scrapbook, TV, Will Manning
Filed under: Blog, Scrapbook | Tags: Blog, Mini Viva, Scrapbook, The Saturdays, Tour
Filed under: Download, Things I'm Feeling | Tags: Britt Love, Come With Me, Download, Free Music, Mini Viva
My big sister Britt Love from Mini Viva fame has been working her backside off on new material. Since the split of the duo Britt has been locked in the studio writing new material. I’ve heard a lot of it and it sounds amazing, lots of disco and big dance numbers can be expected – no complaints from me!
This track can be downloaded for free from her Facebook site and is just a littler taster of what’s to come. Welcome back Britt.
Filed under: Blog | Tags: BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, DJ, DJ Will Manning, Hip Hop, Iyaz, Mini Viva, Showreel, UK, Will Manning
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From touring with Mini Viva, performing on stage in front of 60,000 with IYAZ at T4 on The Beach, voicing Kelly Rowland and Young Money’s TV and Radio adverts, presenting on BBC Radio 1Xtra and hanging out with the biggest names in music, Will Manning has been there and is a prime example of how the young talent is shining through in 2011.
Filed under: Blog, Things I'm Feeling | Tags: 2010, Asher Roth, Charice, DJ Will Manning, Iyaz, Kelly Rowland, Mini Viva, My 2010, T4 On The Beach, Tinchy Stryder, TV, Will Manning
I’ve had a musical look back at the year of 2010 and now its time for my own personal look back at the things I have achieved and done this year – basically a big ego boost for me.
The first week of 2010 was a great one for me, I was back on BBC Radio 1Xtra for the first weekend of the year and also in Feburary presenting the Weekend Breakfast Show. In May I was presenting for two weeks on the Chart Show which was really amazing and a lot of fun. A lot has been going on behind the scenes in terms of my radio work and It has really become clear to me this half of the year how sometimes I won’t achieve what other people are looking for, at the end of the day trying to please one person isn’t always possible but me knowing that I still love and live radio will get me to where I want to be eventually, just a bit more work to go! I’ve had my dream since I was eight years old and nothing is going to stop me getting to where I need to get.
At the beginning of the year I was still doing work with Mini Viva before they decided to go their seperate ways. In April we performed on Channel 4 programme KoKo Pop which was recorded at the famous KoKo venue in Camden to promote their single One Touch
My childhood dreams came true in May when we performed on childrens TV show Blue Peter. For those who live in the UK you will know how much of a big deal this is, every child grew up wishing they had a Blue Peter badge and this year I achieved that! It was a big day and one I will never ever forget. Click here to watch the videos from the day.
From April I began DJing for IYAZ during his promo for his follow up single from the massive Replay which was Solo. The first show we did together was on KoKo Pop again for Channel 4. I was really excited that day, he was an established name and was still getting a lot of love for his first single success so I was proud to be apart of the team. We did a load of TV promotion again in May with performances on The 5:19 Show on BBC 2, the biggest breakfast show in the UK on GMTV, Studio Five Live on Channel 5 and a recording for News of The World online.
In July we did our first audience performance with at Channel 4’s T4 on The Beach. There was a crowd of 60,000 people so this was a very, very big and exciting weekend. I met a lot of people I admire and it was fair to say it was a crazy weekend. Click here and here to view the photos from the weekend.
Here are the video diaries I did over the weekend.
In September IYAZ was back over in the UK but this time with Charice to promote their duet smash Pyramid. This track was huge in the US, Charice was discovered by the queen aka Oprah so shes kind of a big deal. We performed on MTV’s Suck My Pop, the afternoon show on ITV Loose Women and on Channel 5’s Studio Five Live. We also performed So Big which was the latest release from IYAZ on the MTV show. It was another crazy experience in this weird and wonderful world.
I’ve also had the honour of interviewing some people who I really admire – Tinchy Stryder and Asher Roth. The interview with Tinchy was all planned and organised to take place and was aimed to be around the release of his street single Gangsta? but the Asher interview was totally off the cuff and random. Me and my manager just ended up in Ashers hotel room and I happened to have some recording equipment on me – sometimes life is good to me like that.
I’ve also been the voice behind Kelly Rowland’s two single TV adverts this year – Commander and Forever and a Day.
So there it was, 2010 through my eyes and what a year its been. There has been so many ups and a few downs too but those downs only make me want to work even harder to achieve what I want so much and who knows, maybe 2011 will let me get it.
Filed under: Music News | Tags: Britt Love, Frankee Connolly, Left My Heart In Tokyo, Mini Viva, Music News, News, Statement
Even though I’ve known this news for about 5 months now today was the day that Mini Viva aka Britt Love and Frankee Connolly made the news public that Mini Viva have split and gone their seperate ways.
This was the statement on Britt’s website:
First off all we would like to apologise for not being able to tell you sooner what was going on with Mini Viva. It was something we had to decide for ourselves first and of course it was a big decision.
Both of us felt like the time was up for Mini Viva. We had tried so much and so had everyone who was supporting us. But sometimes things just don’t work out the way you would like them to. We would just like to take this time to thank every single one of you for supporting us on our journey! We could not have asked for more loyal fans than you guys!
We both had the most amazing time as Mini Viva, we travelled to amazing places and met some wonderful people. We will cherish the memories forever.
We would love you to keep supporting us along our different paths. You guys and girls have been so incredibly supportive, everything we did as apart of Mini Viva we are incredibly proud of!
Thank you so much we hope you will stay in touch and support us both like you did with Mini Viva, this is far from a goodbye this is just the beginning! :-)
here are our new twitter accounts:
So there you go, it’s official. These girls were like my sisters for a very long time, we were on tour with The Saturdays together last Summer, we toured all over the UK last Christmas turning on lights and I had my first TV debut on Nickelodeon with them, we were on Blue Peter, Channel 4… we had a great time together and it was an honour being with them from the beginning. My career in this weird world of music began with them and I had the first time to showcase myself infront of thousands of people whilst on tour with them, I learnt so so much and valued every second we spent together, I couldn’t have asked for two better people to spend so much time with, truley brilliant and talented ladies.
I look forward to hearing the solo material from both girls and yes you will hear all about it on here first!
Filed under: Artist Blogs, Blog, TV | Tags: BBC, Behind The Scenes, Blue Peter, CBBC, DJ, Mini Viva, One Touch, TV, Will Manning
Yesterday was so surreal, I was on the BBC childrens programme Blue Peter – a dream come true! I have watched Blue Peter since I was literally 5 years old and I had always dreamed of being on the show and getting a Blue Peter badge… dreams come true people… view Part 1 and Part 2 of the videos to see what went on behind the scenes.