And The Brit Album Of The Year Is

Performing at the Brits
Performing at the Brits

Florence And The Machine

Let me introduce you to Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence and the Machine, this years winner of best album at The Brit Awards, and to my great delight, as I'm obsessed with this woman's voice; unique, distinctive, powerful, and that she is red hot also helps. The award is thoroughly deserved for her debut album "Lungs" which is my favourite album of the year too.

This woman has a voice, when I listen to her, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up like a bunch on eager meerkats, quite an amazing voice. Florence and the machine are from London, England and been around since 2007, but only really came in to the light in 2009. The style of music can be described as Indie pop/rock/soul, but it's her unique voice which has captured myself, and made me into a number 1 fan.

How to sing

Been able to sing

Now there's a big reason why I like Florence and the Machine, and that's due to her actually been able to sing live. With myself, been able to sing live in the music industry is a big thing, a must. Seriously, I cant stand you or your band, if you can't produce the same sound as you did, when you sat comfortable in your recording studio, letting computers do the work for you. Think about it, it's the equivalent of a chef producing a bad meal, a writer writing a bad book, a sloppy painting been passed of as art, with all these examples imagine the criticism. it's all in the trade, and producing music, be it pop, rock whatever, if you can't produce it live, you shouldn't expect people to pay their hard earned cash for your albums or gigs.

Now here, I'll give an example, I hate to put this artist anywhere on my pages but this is what I'm talking about, check this out, you'll probably only last a few seconds as it's shockingly bad. On to the red carpet, steps, Amy Winehouse with her murdering version of " Monkey Man. I apologise Toots and the Maytals for this disgrace.

The shame


Aaaahhhhhhhh stop stop stop, In the words of Marlon Brando " The horror, The horror" seriously, I cant believe she gets away with this muck, and people pay for this, stand there a clap, the nerve, the shame. Thank you Florence for saving my ears with your live performances. She has appeared on The Dave Letterman Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Jools Holland as well as appearing at many of the major festivals, and when she sings live, well, hopefully you will check out the live performances I have posted here, and maybe you will join me in been a huge fan, because 2010 is going to be their year, you can bet on that.

I have also posted a cover of Beyonce's Halo she did, well worth checking out too. So, enjoy the music, I hope you do, and congratulations Florence on your award, well deserved for outstanding talent, looking forward to the second album this year. Enjoy.

Outstanding and in heels

On Dave Letterman

Nice voice control in this cover

At the Brits Awards, excellent.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Wow. She has such energy. Thank you for introducing me to her as this is the first time I've heard of her! Great hub!

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ryankett 7 years ago

My girlfriend likes Florence and the machine. Cant say that i consider Amy Winehouse to be a bad singer though.... Perhaps a very good singer who has destroyed her talent through her drug use... perhaps better in the studio than live, but destroying her talent nonetheless.... Good hub by the way!

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Nice one dohn, I love introducing people to new music, cheers for comment.

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Yes I know ryankett that Amy winehouse is a decent singer, but I've seen her live and it was shocking, and my point been is a personal one, that I refuse to pay my money to some artists who charge a shit load if they produce a lame and weak show, which to me is an insult. Also the drug excuse doesn't bare with with, It's not the 60's, that story is a little played out lol. Thank you for the comment, much appreciated.

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sophs 7 years ago

Love this hub! Florence is amazing! Think I drive everybody mad playing her over and over again though lol. They definately deserved best album and I can't believe JLS won British Break through act over Florence and the Machine Pfft :( Great hub Sherbet!

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you sophs, I know, JLS ha but each to there own, I suppose it is a pop award, but very happy Florence, with all her talent won something, and I can't wait for her gig Here in May, I also just got myself a ticket for Rage Against The Machine in Dublin and I'm nearly wetting myself with the excitement lol.

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JannyC 7 years ago

I agree with you on singing. She is a true singer. She sounds good live and on CD. Most artists today do not sound the same in the studio as they do live and a lot of artists been known to lip snyc in their concerts, but they look good and put on a show so it doesn't really matter. They say Beyonce is so great but I really do not think she is that great of a singer performer maybe. Florence is a real true singer and artist in my opinion she can really sing live and on CD and you can tell no difference. Kudos to your hub I enjoyed this.

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thanks Janny glad you enjoyed it.

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shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

I saw Florence at the NME tour last year with White Lies and Glasvegas. She was very interactive! She joined in on all the sets. A very focused lady who really wanted to do what she does. She is aware of the momentum and is working as much of opportunity as possible.

I was walking behind her at the Glastonbury Festival - she was with her manager. I heard her saying what her next move would be later on stage and how much money she would generate (she wasnt boasting).

She is very much a rock star who is a business woman

Thanks for writing x

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you shazwellyn. And great that she can be a rock star and business woman, very happy for anyone who puts in effort and hard work and the benefits that come with it.

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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Ok I am officially addicted to Florence and to you! Blow me away. Just what I needed a new fantastic Hubber to follow and now new music! You Got the Love:)

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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thanks again wavegirl, shes something else alright.

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