Christmas Playlist 2014

It’s Christmas Time!! 

That means we break out the eggnog and sing some carols while roasting some chestnuts…..right? Christmas music has definitely evolved over the years but the songs that get me in the Christmas spirit is quite different from others. Gotta Press Play Contributor, Sabrina and I picked our favorite Christmas songs we think everyone should add to their Christmas playlist!

Christmas Time (Bryan Adams) by MÉNAGE

Tammy: This is just a hopeful song about the song about the Christmas season and wanting to keep that happy feeling all year-long.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey

Sabrina: I honestly can’t say why I love this song but I really do. It’s classic and just plain ridiculous and it just screams Christmas.

Lonely Christmas – Rebel Coast
Tammy: The title speaks for itself but when it first starts I instantly think of Hawaii and I instantly wish I could spend Christmas in Oahu like Mindy Kaling.

Christmas Lights – Sam Bradley

Sabrina: It’s funny, it’s cute, and it’s Sam Bradley… This girl couldn’t ask for anything more.

You’re Just Like Christmas – The Crookes

Tammy: I love the Crookes!! This song is heartfelt yet really fun – just like the band!

All I Want for Christmas – Bob Schneider

Sabrina: Not only is this song amazing but the chorus cracks me up!

My December – Linkin Park
Tammy: This is one of my favorite Christmas songs because it’s not completely about the actual day but the season. There’s a catch-22 when it comes to Christmas, for many people it’s either the happiest time of the year or the worst. This song ambiguously touches on the loneliness some feel around this time of the year.

Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC

Sabrina: One of the best rapped Christmas songs ever.

Hope you enjoyed our list and hope some of these classic Christmas gems makes it onto your playlist.

Song of the Day: Sam Bradley – Woman You Crazy

Song of the Day: Woman You Crazy

Artist: Sam Bradley

Sam Bradley – Late Night London Sessions

Sam Bradley has been going non-stop since the released of his EP ‘Not Your Kind’ in May with shows around the London and Manchester area and taking time to record Late Night London Sessions. It’s a series of videos shot in black and white with Sam singing songs from his EP on the deserted streets of London.

The second video from the Late Night Sessions happens to be my FAVORITE song on the EP called ‘Only Human’. I can listen to this song on repeat all day long….oh wait I HAVE played this song on repeat. Sam’s talent always blows me away, just when I think I got him figured out his goes and boggles my mind.

I hope we see more footage from the Late Night London Sessions because they make me appreciate and love the songs even more.

And those of you in the London area – GO SEE SAM LIVE!!

Now I must put Only Human on repeat.

Ciao.

I have a date with Sam Bradley!

Yes you read it right! I have a date with singer/songwriter Sam Bradley. And I don’t care who knows, I just know its be long and WAY overdue!!

Sadly my date won’t happen until May 20th! ….oh yeah I forgot to mention….it’s via itunes. Hell, I don’t care! I’m just happy its finally gonna happen…. I will finally have new Sam Bradley music!!

Sam Bradley EP Release Party! Will you be there?

Not a live show but NEW music. This will satisfy me for a little while but I will need Mr. Bradley in the US (very soon) singing his heart out while I sip on beer (I know I’m overly demanding). Lately Sam has been in touring the UK….but his fans in the US….this particular fan in Los Angeles (aka ME) miss him dearly.

The countdown has started…….10 more days…

It’s hard to believe its been 2 years since Sam released his last ep Zuni, so to say I’m anxious for new music is an understatement.

Now, I must get some beauty rest for my date with Sam!

Ta-Ta!

Are you ready for a Sam Bradley & Marcus Foster tour?

I love waking up to good news….and I REALLY love good music news. Two of my FAVORITE artist are touring together and will be in Los Angeles in late March.

As I stated in a previous post Marcus Foster will be at the Hotel Cafe well I’m happy to announce Sam Bradley has bee added to this bill!!

Ahhh!!!

A night of musical magic I tell you!!

So my fellow Angelenos save the date…..March 23rd & 24th…..it will be two nights of musical bliss!!!

For tour dates checks out the Sam Bradley Team Blog: www.sambradleystreetteam.com

March Music Maddness is in full swing!!

Video: Sam Bradley w/ Marcus Foster – Lights

If I was a rich girl (yes, I’m thinking of Gwen Stefani! Don’t JUDGE!) I would have hopped on a plane with some friends to catch the Sam Bradley show in London. Judging from fans not only did he put on a stellar performance but Marcus Foster joined him on stage to play guitar for the song ‘Lights’ from his Zuni EP….why can’t we get that in L.A.?!

Thanks to Lynne Edmund for the video we can all pretend we’re there!! Please be sure to leave her some love on her YouTube page!

New Sam Bradley video – ‘Woman you Crazy’!

Today is theday of new videos! Sam Bradley just released his video for ‘Woman You Crazy’. Oh Sam you made my day even better! Thank you!!

Sam Bradley: The Man You Need

The Brook Frasier/Sam Bradley December show at the El Rey has been on my mind all week. Especially the song ‘The Man You Need’ (and boy do I need him!). I love Sam’s voice in this song and if you missed the show please check out the video!!

Sam Bradley: Little Sister

A new song from Sam Bradley to brighten up your Monday which he wrote over the weekend with his mom Lee Lindsey while visiting Vancouver.
Enjoy!

Sam Bradley ‘Zuni’ EP release

Sam Bradley - Zuni

Intense Sam....I like!

One of my favorite artist Sam Bradley has announced his new EP will be released on November 9th! I’m always amazed how his voice captivates me and leaving me wanting more!

To this day ‘Soho Whores’ is still my favorite Sam Bradley song. I think it’s the type of song that makes you want to dance in your underwear while sipping on whiskey. Just sayin’!  Seriously love the song!

If you haven’t seen the talented Sam Bradley in concert than you’re seriously missing out.  He also kicks off his tour on November 9th with Brooke Fraser.

Tour Dates:
11/9/2010 – HOUSTON TX – House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
11/10/2010 – AUSTIN TX – The Parish Room
11/12/2010 – DALLAS TX – House of Blues Dallas
11/13/2010 – BIRMINGHAM, AL – WorkPlay Theater
11/14/2010 – NASHVILLE, TN – The Belcourt Theatre
11/15/2010 – ATLANTA, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/17/2010 – VIENNA, VA – Jammin’ Java Music Club
*11/18/2010 – WASHINGTON DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
11/19/2010 – NEW YORK, NY – Highline Ballroom
11/20/2010 – BOSTON, MA – Cafe 939 (Berklee College of Music)
11/21/2010 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – World Cafe Live
*11/23/2010 – TORONTO ONT – The Opera House
11/24/2010 – CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall
12/2/2010 – LOS ANGELES, CA – El Rey Theatre
12/4/2010 – SANTA CRUZ, CA – Rio Theatre
12/5/2010 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Cafe Du Nord
12/7/2010 – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
12/8/2010 – SEATTLE, WA – The Triple Door
12/9/2010 – VANCOUVER, BC – The Venue

*Note Change of Venue
All dates with Brooke Fraser 

Sam Links:
Yes I’ve fallen in love with the video Sam made with his sister covering ‘Money in the bank’….enjoy!