Here's a fruity little wine inspired playlist to whet your appetite for this year's Beaujolais Nouveau.
As it's the third Thursday in November it's time to usher in this years batch of Beaujolais Nouveau so we here at Contact Music thought we'd put together a little wine inspired playlist for you by way of celebration. There were sadly a few songs that didn't make this year's cut before we went to press(!) including anything by Simply Red, Amy Winehouse or Black Grape. (Thankfully we've also spared you Mistletoe And Wine, maybe next year Cliff?)
UB40 - Red, Red Wine. No Beaujolais playlist would be complete without this sing-a-long staple from UB40. Although originally sung by Neil Diamond in 1967 the Birmingham band's take on the song is the one firmly entrenched in the minds of the general public, so that's the one we've gone with.
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Norman Hassan and the rest of UB40 performing at the O2 Academy Bournemouth, United Kingdom - Friday 21st October 2016
Though bad weather usually curses outdoor events in Nottingham, summer finally decided to show its face on 23rd July and it has to of been one of the hottest days the city has had.
Once again, Wollaton Park played home to Splendour and it's perhaps not somewhere you would expect a festival to lie as it's a massive stately home where Deer freely roam the grounds, luckily the Deer don't seem to mind sharing the grounds for one day!
Splendour Festival is a very family friendly / orientated event that not only brings family and friends together but propels the younger generation onto the music scene and hopefully inspiring some to become budding new musicians.
Continue reading: Splendour Festival 2016 - Live Review
UB40 will make your ears bleed - according to one fan.
The music at a UB40 gig was so loud that it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused one fan's ear to bleed, it has been claimed.Fan Anna Webster said she left Monday's gig at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge with around 30 other people because of the excessive noise.
UB40 Performing Live in Wiltshire
A spokesman for the group said he was "sorry that Anna's night was spoiled" but that no-one told the band's crew that the music was too loud. Ms Webster has been offered free tickets to another gig as an apology.
Continue reading: UB40 Accused Of "Altering Heart Rhythms" And Making Ears Bleed At Gig