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The British Invasion

As music lovers in the United States are sure to know, the UK and the States have a long, storied history of musical exchanges. Ever since The Beatles came crashing from beyond the Atlantic waves, the States’ music scene would never be quite the same. From the first wave like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, to the 80’s new wave like Duran Duran and The Cure to even the stars of today like Amy Winehouse, Muse and Coldplay… we all have our favorite UK artist; who’s yours?

Now thanks to Ustream, you don’t even have to wait for the plane to touchdown to watch your favorite Uk bands of tomorrow, live and in the moment.

We have two special performances in store today Wednesday, June 4, both featuring the stylings of emerging UK artists of today.

One has already landed a heady U.S. gig at Ustream stalwart radio station, Sophie’s Lounge, based in San Diego:

Smooth-strumming UK chart topper Newton Faulkner is set to appear for a performance @ Wednesday, , June 4, 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET.


And for those of you who like to know about the music giant of tomorrow extra early (like myself), our UK tastemaking friends at and Kruger Magazine bring to you the a live show from Camden London, with headliner Modernaire. This gem starts at Wednesday, 12:00 Noon PT / 3 pm ET.


When any of these acts are in all of your friends’ iPods one day, don’t pretend like I didn’t tell you so.

James Blunt and Missy Higgins to perform live on Ustream.TV!



Anyone else in the mood for dreamy, guitar-strumming singer-songwriters? Boy are you in luck!

Ustream.TV is proud to present acoustic performances by not one, but TWO swoon-inducing artists; one ech for the guys AND the gals! The good folks at Sophie’s Lounge in San Diego presents Australian music indie rock luminaries Missy Higgins and James Blunt, this Friday and Saturday respectively, 11:30 AM Pacific / 7:30 PM London. Check them both out on Sophie’s Lounge Ustream channel.

Sophie’s Lounge
, a project of Sophie’s 103.7 in San Diego, regularly puts on intimate, exclusive acoustic performances by some of the best artists in the world. This Friday and Saturday, Sophie’s Lounge is inviting the world to experience the live music magic!

About Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter, best known for her hit singles “Scar” and “The Special Two” off her debut album The Sound of White. Her second album, On a Clear Night was released in April 2007.

On July 7, 2007, Higgins participated in the Australian leg of Live Earth performing her own set, as well as joining Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody and John Butler on stage for the song “From Little Things Big Things Grow.” The song could have been considered “the event’s anthem” and Rolling Stone cited it as a highlight, stating that the “whole crowd sung along – all eleven verses.”

In 2004, Higgins was nominated in four categories at the ARIA Awards. These included “Best Female Artist” and “Single of the Year”. At the awards ceremony on October 17 she received the award for “Best Pop Release”.

Have a taste of Missy’s music here:

About James Blunt
James Blunt is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit “You’re Beautiful” — brought him to fame in 2005. His style is a mix of pop, folk and acoustic rock. Along with vocals, James Blunt plays a wide variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, organ, marimba and mellotron. He is signed to Linda Perry’s American label Custard Records. Blunt became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when his song “You’re Beautiful” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006; the last British artist to do so had been Elton John in 1997 with the song “Candle in the Wind 1997”. Blunt won two BRIT Awards and was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006.Have a taste of James Blunt’s music here:

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