Joel Havea Set to Release Upcoming ‘Strings & Woods’ EP Late May

first_imgAustralian born, German transplant singer and songwriter, Joel Havea, is set to release his much anticipated ‘Strings & Woods’ on May 24th. In the meantime, there is much to view and listen to in preparation of Havea’s release. For those who are fans of Ben Harper and John Mayer, you are bound to fall head over heals for what Havea has to offer musically.Joel Havea has an extremely unique musical background and has come from the eclectic music scene of Melbourne, Australia. The singer, songwriter and guitarist has performed alongside his brother, Dave, as part of The Havea Brothers. The duo began performing live at young ages, dipping their foot in the music industry of Australia’s capital. While creating music with his brother, Joel began to develop a sound of his own, which had an acoustic and reggae vibe. It was then that he decided to relocate to Hamburg, Germany and create some of his own individual music.Joel released his debut album ‘You Make Me Believe’ in 2012, and since than, has been touring around the world spreading the love of his music a number of different countries. ‘Strings & Woods’ was recorded in 2013 and is a fully acoustic album recorded with guitar, percussion and double bass, portraying a sound that is similar to his live performances and shows.Watch the mini documentary Joel Havea has released as a preview to his ‘Strings & Woods’ EP below.Havea is currently on tour in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Denmark in support of his upcoming release, and just touring across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Tour dates for the United States for 2014 are soon to come as well, and expected to be planned for the autumn months. Also be sure to check out the recently released live music video for Joel Havea’s single “Going Through The Motions” below.For more information on releases and tour date announcements from Joel Havea, be sure to visit www.joelhavea.com, and grab your copy of ‘Strings & Woods’, out on EP May 24th.last_img read more

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Trading places with Ken

first_img Obiter called the Ministry of Justice to see if Clarke is inclined to swap the secretary of state grade of Whitehall trappings for a law centre desk in Nottinghamshire, but so far has not received a response. Justice secretary Ken Clarke will not be on the Christmas card list of many legal aid lawyers this year following some remarks in an interview with the International Bar Association. He told the IBA’s head of content, James Lewis, that legal aid lawyers opposing the government’s legal aid cuts are ‘disingenuous and advancing behind a line of women and children’. His comment, implying that lawyers were concerned more about their pay than the cuts’ impact on their clients, prompted outrage. A law centre in Clarke’s Rushcliffe constituency has responded with a challenge to the justice secretary, inviting him to spend a day with the staff – and donate to charity the difference between his daily pay from the annual £134,000 cabinet minister’s salary and that of a law centre worker on less than £30,000. last_img read more

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Man United fall to Burnley as fans turn on U.S. owners

first_imgMANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – Manchester United’s Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow with a 2-0 upset at home to Burnley in the Premier League yesterday, as the Old Trafford fans vented their anger at the club’s U.S. owners. Goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez ensured victory for Sean Dyche’s Burnley on a night when United looked nothing like a ‘big six’ team.United fans chanted protest songs aimed at the Glazer family, who have owned the club since 2005, while their team fell to a second straight loss.After Sunday’s defeat by leaders Liverpool amidst criticism of the club for failing to secure any new additions so far in the January transfer window, there is an air of crisis around United. The club’s decline since the departure of manager Alex Ferguson after their last Premier League title in 2013 shows no signs of being reversed and the fans clearly put the blame on the Glazers and their chief executive Ed Woodward more than manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Thousands of fans flooded out of Old Trafford well before the end of the game while the hardcore supporters in the Stretford End chose to stay and continue to make their feelings known.“(In the) 84th minute I saw people get up and go. That is unheard of at this stadium. Seeing people leave with disdain on their face. It is an embarrassment. The downward spiral in seven years has been remarkable,” former United defender Rio Ferdinand said in his role as a match pundit for BT Sport. The defeat leaves United fifth in the standings, six points adrift of Chelsea who currently occupy the fourth Champions League qualification spot.Wood fired Burnley ahead in the 39th minute with a half-volley on the turn after a simple free kick routine in which Ben Mee headed the ball down into the path of the New Zealand international.The Clarets, who move up to 13th place, doubled their lead, seven minutes after the break, through striker Rodriguez who blasted into the top corner after a smart exchange with Wood. United had a last-minute header from Luke Shaw ruled out for pushing but created few clear cut chances as Burnley held on for their first victory at Old Trafford since 1962.“It’s mad that. It’s a great feeling. The lads have come in the dressing room buzzing,” said Burnley-born Rodriguez.“These are the moments you work hard for. We stopped them playing. We showed our qualities to keep the ball and hurt them. “That two-goal cushion was good for the team. This result means everything,” he added.The Clarets, deserved winners, had drifted towards the relegation zone after four straight losses but this victory, following Sunday’s win over third-place Leicester City has steadied the ship.last_img read more

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