Music Gear News
Tom Felton's wizard record deal
'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton has landed a record deal.
The 22-year-old actor - who played Draco Malfoy in the wizard film franchise - has signed to indie label Six Strings Productions to produce an album, which he will write, play and sing himself.
The label's twitter page confirmed: "Tom Felton has signed and the album is very much on its way."
Tom - who won an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his portrayal of evil Malfoy in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' - revealed he began making music with friends as a hobby, before realising the tracks they were laying down were "quite credible".
He said: "I'm a keen musician. Me and my mates have a great times jamming and recording stuff. We have a great band behind us and have turned my nursery-rhyme songs into quite credible pieces of music.
"But you definitely won't see me on the broomstick with a guitar."
Tom isn't the only musical member of the 'Harry Potter' cast.
Robert Pattinson - who played Cedric Diggory in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - recorded tracks for the 'Twilight Saga' soundtrack, while Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the titular boy wizard recently confessed to a love of karaoke.
He said: "I love karaoke. I am one of those people who says, 'No, no, I can't, I couldn't possibly, no I won't... all right, give me the mic!' And then I'm elbowing other people out of the way to get to the stage."
Speaking about a recent karaoke night, he added: "I sang Elvis Presley's Hound Dog. That, and then I did 'Feeling Good' by Muse. That was my proudest moment, because I actually did that rather well. I was really pleased, because I can sing.
"I've been having singing lessons for two and a half years. I'm not amazing, obviously, but I'm all right."Posted on 21 Jul 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
Recent Music News
With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.
The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.
Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.
Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!
A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.