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KATIE MELUA PERFORMS ‘SPECIAL GIG’ FOR BRITISH TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN


Singer Katie Melua has described a concert for British troops serving at a remote base in southern Afghanistan as a “special gig”.

The multi-platinum-selling artist performed an acoustic set last night during her visit to Forward Operating Base ‘Shawqat’ in Helmand Province’s Nad-e Ali district – home to soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (abbreviated ‘1 Mercian’).
The evening concert, held in an engineering tent at the camp’s vehicle park, was organised by The British Forces Foundation (BFF) charity as part of a 3-day tour visiting soldiers from Catterick’s 4th Mechanized Brigade “The Black Rats” on operations in Helmand.

Speaking afterwards, she said: “It felt like such a special gig – all the soldiers were there and it felt really incredible.
“I was frankly captivated by the scene, just being out here in the desert, pitch black, just me and my guitar.  I hope they liked it as much as I enjoyed being on stage.”

The singer spent the day before the concert touring the Forward Operating Base and speaking to a number of 1 MERCIAN troops on duty at FOB Shawqat.

Katie continued: “It is just incredible to see the troops doing this very unusual and very special job, really trying to move things forward and make things better for the Afghan people.
“This is really the frontier of history so I feel honoured to have come here.” Read more...

KATIE MELUA releases special edition of Secret Symphony Oct 29th via Playground Music

KATIE MELUA - SECRET SYMPHONY

To round off a wonderful year Katie Melua releases a Special Edition of her fifth studio album ‘Secret Symphony’. In addition to the four bonus tracks accompanying the original album, this collection includes a second CD of live tracks recorded in Berlin with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg.

Katie’s distinctive vocal breathes new life into the bonus tracks, songs made famous by Randy Newman (‘Feels Like Home’), Elvis Presley (‘Love Me Tender’), Roy Orbison (‘It’s Over’) and Bonnie Raitt (‘Too Long At The Fair’). Arranged and produced by Mike Batt, Katie is accompanied by the Secret Symphony Orchestra. Click the links to hear the songs. Read more...