With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark

Angelina Jolie was reportedly questioned by the FBI for four hours over the Brad Pitt private plane incident

James Stewart - more than The Usual

2007-06-01 15:52
James Stewart's new single Don't Stop Turning Me On is currently receiving high rotation on Highveld, East Coast Radio, OFM, KFM, Radio 2000, RSG, MFM, UJ FM and the Mr Price in-store station, Red Capp Radio. The track has also been the second most played song on KFM for three months!

It's also one of the most successful downloads on 24.com Mobile - Get it here, exclusive to 24.com Mobile.

Now, James launched his new LIVE album in Cape Town, after a year of songwriting and messing around in New York and London. It features 16 songs including old classics like "The Shape That I'm In" and "Like A Vision", as well the newer shinier "Shine" and "Don't Stop Turning Me On", plus some brand new tracks. GALLERY: Click here to see it
It's a pictoral history of James and The Usual, with his Captions. See him as a little boy, as a teenager in his first band, through to today solo scene.

FREE DOWNLOADS: Get three tracks here
We recommend "Gravity" (unplugged) and "The Meaning of Goodbye"

About the Album (copy courtesy James and TnT)

Recorded at a very special gig in Camps Bay late in 2006, the album features guitarist Tom Fox (the Usual and Bright Blue), bass journey man Yoyo Buys (the Usual and many new pasty English bands) and drummer Preston Heymann (Eric Clapton, Kate Bush and many others). Tom, Yoyo and Preston had to be flown out from the UK and New Zealand respectively.

Funded by Moore Stephens Chartered accountants, the live project is an absolute must for all fans of James Stewart and the Usual. “The whole live gig worked out very well,” says James of the album recording, “And we are pleased to finally be able to release it to the folks who made the entire idea possible - the fans and listeners who have supported the Usual and myself for so long.”

The new album is available exclusively through http://www.jamesonline.co.za/ in CD form.

James says:
"I've been getting more and more mail from fans saying that they can't seem to find my stuff in record stores, which is a reality facing many South African (and International) acts! Instead of moaning about this problem, my Street Level partners and I decided to take the initiative and look at the inherent solution, which is to sell albums by mail order. It's delivered to your door anywhere in the world, signed by the artist with the message of your choice. Most importantly I get to communicate directly with fans rather than wasting that time and enthusiasm at traditional retail."

To book tickets to the CD launch, SMS "James" to 36100 (normal rates apply) and, believe it or not, he will personally give you a ring to confirm. He says he likes to communicate with his fans! Let us know if it works by posting your message in the space below.
James Stewart's solo career moves into a new gear with the live release of his LIVE album, available online only.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

In the seventh episode of the Channel24 Coffee Break series, Just Jinjer frontman Ard Matthews stopped by Channel24 to jam a few songs and talk to us about his new album and band as well as overcoming his National Anthem upset. Read More »

Are they VanFokkingTasties?

2012-05-03 09:27

The lads talk life, love...and their new album. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.