Posts Tagged ‘popular music’

15 songs inspired by Saints

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Most of us know that St. Cecilia—whose feast day is November 22nd—is the patroness of music and musicians. Many of us know that many Catholic artists, such as Audrey Assad, have written songs inspired by saints. Saints and religious were a popular subject for classical composers but did you all know that even secular artists Read more

Phil Collins to play at Mission Concert in 2019

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Phil Collins will headline the Mission Estate Concert in Hawke’s Bay next year. The Air Tonight singer is known around the world for being the drummer and singer of rock band Genesis, while also having a phenomenally successful solo career in the 1980s and 1990s. Continue reading Related Posts:Phil Saviano, Catholic sex abuse whistleblower and Spotlight…Abuse reforms Read more

Band’s promotional poster removed from church wall

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A promotional poster for a band’s new album was posted on a New Zealand building. However the poster, which features a demonic character covering the face of the band frontman Josh Homme , was swiftly taken down by the building’s owners. The building which the poster was plastered onto was in fact owned by a  Read more

Split Enz bass player helps his old school establish School of Imagination

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
school of imagination

Mike Chunn, the original bass player in Split Enz, and an alumnus of Sacred Heart College, has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the School of Imagination at the college. He was present at the recent official opening of a digital recording studio will allow the teaching of NCEA Level 3 Read more

Mumford & Sons — hootenanny for the soul

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

“Listen to the words,” the young woman behind me stage-whispered to her chatty date. “Are you listening?” He wasn’t. But I was and so was most of the rapt, standing-room-only crowd that crammed the Greek Theatre at University of California, Berkeley, for the second of three sold-out Mumford & Sons concerts in late May. This Read more