facts not fiction
Club Culture Radio is George's new podcast, which he will be producing monthly and will be available free to dowload on Itunes.
Promising an eclectic mix of funky house tunes and other George faves, as well as some of his own new songs and remixes thrown in, Club Culture is an hour of essential Boy George pleasure.
Bid for George's hat!
George has kindly donated one of his Philip Treacy hats in order to raise money for a beautiful 2 year old girl who is suffering from cancer.
Isabella Coomber, who's family are friends with George's family, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at 14 months. She has gone through surgery and a year of chemotherapy, but the cancerous growth is still there on Isabella's brain. All coventional treatment available in the UK has been tried, and now her parents have been told that the best chance is proton laser treatment for which Isabella would need to travel to the USA. The NHS have refused funding for this so her family and friends are trying very hard to raise the £150k needed.
We are going to auction of George's gorgeous hat in order to raise as much money as possible for Isabella's charity.
To bid for the hat you need to send in your offer of how much you would be willing to pay for the hat and in doing so contribute to Isabella's fund. This will be a blind auction and simply the person that offers the most will get the hat!
SEND IN YOUR OFFER TO HAT@BOYGEORGEUK.COM
Please remember that only serious offers will be accepted, and obviously dont send in offers if you cannot provide payment when contacted if you are the highest bidder.
BIDDING CLOSES 12:00 MIDNIGHT GMT ON FRI 3RD MAY.
Thanks for taking part.
News added: 20/04/2013 00:57
BOY GEORGE IN CONCERT
at YOKO ONO'S MELTDOWN
Boy George, Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy and the Stooges will be among the performers at this year's Meltdown festival, curated by Yoko Ono.
Meltdown is a musis festival held at London's Southbank centre in June each year, and has been curated in the past by such names as David Bowie, Morrissey and Antony Hegarty.
George will be playing on the final night of the festival on the 23rd June.
Tickets for the event will go on sale firstly to members of Southbank Centre at 10am, Tuesday 9 April, and then to everyone on 10am, Thursday 11 April.
This show SOLD OUT within hours of tickets going on sale!
News added: 04/04/2013 14:54
A BOY CALLED GEORGE
A new single from George, released under his dance psuedonym A BOY CALLED GEORGE with be out sometime in June.
The lyrics, wriiten by George, describe his journey into sobriety and how he has found true happiness, probably for the first time in his life.
The track is being remixed by some of the best DJ's and remixers around, including Marc Vedo and Maze & Masters.
It will be released on a brand new label that George is setting up with his new management.
A BOY CALLED GEORGE, MARC VEDO, 8BALL feat SHARLENE HECTOR
A remix package of the summery track, originally titled "Sunshine Into My Life" and previously released by VG Records in 2011, now shortened to "Sunshine" and being given a new lease of life by My Digital Enemy and released on Zulu Records.
Release Date: 6th May 2013
News added: 12/04/2013 17:58
MARC VEDO/FEDERICO SCAVO FT. A BOY CALLED GEORGE AND EBONY SKY
"THESE GOD'S WILL FALL"
Forthcoming on the Italian Hotfingers label is this fabulous track, produced and mixed by Marc Vedo and Federico Scavo with beautiful vocals by George and Ebony Sky.
Already a bit hit in the clubs, "These God's Will Fall" is set to be a global summer anthem.
A music video is in preparation to promo this epic song!
This will now be released beginning of July 2013
News added: 12/04/2013 17:58
BEF - 'DARK (MUSIC OF QUALITY AND DISTINCTION VOL 3)'
BEF (Martyn Ware's British Electric Foundation project) will release a third edition in their 'Music of Quality & Distinction' series on May 6th via the Wall of Sound label. In common with the previous two albums in the series 'Dark' is described as 'a unique re-working of covers from stars who shine brightly, dimming the lights for personal takes on twisted torch songs' and features an impressive line-up of vocalists including George who delivers 2 stunning performance, Iggy Pops 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' and Lou Reed's 'Make Up', as well as Kim Wilde, Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, Sarah Jane Morris, Andy Bell and Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory among many others.
Kim Wilde - Every Time I See You Go Wild (Stevie Wonder) / Green Gartside - Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (The Delfonics) / Sarah Jane Morris - Don’t Wanna Know (John Martyn) / Kate Jackson - Picture This (Blondie) / Andy Bell - Breathing (Kate Bush) / Glenn Gregory - It Was A Very Good Year / Boy George - I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy Pop) / David J Roch - Same Love (Bill Withers) / Shingai Shoniwa - God Only Knows (The Beach Boys) / Boy George - Make Up (Lou Reed) / Polly Scattergood - The Look Of Love (Dusty Springfield) / Glenn Gregory - Party Fears Two (The Associates) / Billie Godfrey - Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat) / Max Pokrovsky - The Day Before You Came (ABBA) / Kelly Barnes - Copilot To Pilot (Teena Marie)
Release Date: 27 May 2013
at The V&A
George will be appearing at The V&A museum in London on Tues 9 April to give a special talk on Bowie's style and the influence and impact it had on him and the New Romantic movement of the early 80's.
He will be in conversation with writer Paul Gorman.
This hour-long evening talk will be from 18:30-19:30 in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, and forms part of The V&A's 'Bowie' exhibition, which is currently running at the museum.
Tickets are £9 (£6 concessions) and can be bought from The V&A or by clicking here!
Following on from the success of 'You Ruined My Xmas', which gained over 100,000 views on Youtube within three weeks and their sell-out christmas shows, the girls from The Supreme Fabulettes release their new single 'A DRAG QUEEN IS A COWBOYS BEST FRIEND', on Mon 21st January. Again the song is written by George especially for them.
The video for 'A DRAG QUEEN IS A COWBOYS BEST FRIEND' will be available on Youtube from Mon 4 Feb, also the video is again directed by George.
The Fabulettes will also be marking the release of the new single with EIGHT new shows in London and Manchester, and are thrilled to be welcoming William Baker, Kylie Minogue's Creative Director, to direct their live shows. Fans of American model/actor Johnny Hazzard, who starred in the christmas video and as a hunky cowboy in their latest film, can also look forward to him making his London stage acting debut in live sketches with The Supreme Fabulettes.
Catch The Supreme Fabulettes live here:
Sat 16 Feb
Leicester Square Theatre, London
7:00 & 9:45pm
Tues 12 - Sat 16 March
Leicester Square Theatre, London
(30 min show supporting Leslie Jordan - Fruit Fly)
Sat 16 March
Leicester Square Theatre, London
Mon 18 March
The Lowry, Salford Quays
7:30 (30 minute show)
News added: 16/01/2013 16:04
Now is the BEST time to go see Taboo in Brixton, as the show has just taken on a new breed of freaks!
New Year, new cast, new Taboo opportunity. Get those tickets booked NOW!
Don't forget, this incarnation of Taboo closes on 31st March.
Also please don't forget to VOTE for your favourite show in the Whats On Stage awards by going to www.whatsonstage.com
YOU RUINED MY XMAS
released to download
'You Ruined My Xmas' by The Supreme Fabulettes, written by George and John Themis, has today be released as a download single.
Download it now, and get the girls in the charts for christmas.
GEORGE AND THE SUPREME FABULETTES
ON TV & Radio
George and The Supreme Fabulettes were on the ITV News, ITV 1 (London) on the 17th Dec, and then on BBC Radio Jo Good show on the 18th Dec.
George and the girls talked about The Supreme Fabulettes project and their single 'You Ruined My Xmas'.
Here's the TV interview:
And here's the radio interview:
News added: 16/12/2012 20:39
VOTE FOR TABOO
in the WHATS ON STAGE AWARDS
We are delighted that Taboo has been nominated in 3 categorys in the Whats On Stage awards 2013.
Please vote for your favourite show by going to www.whatsonstage.com
If, by any chance you havn't seen the show yet (shame on you), it would be great to go for a christmas treat, and the show is now running until 31st March 2013.
BUY TICKETS NOW!
ALSO: NEW CAST!
On the 23rd Dec we say good bye to the following cast members:
MATTHEW ROLAND (Boy George), ADAM BAILEY (Marilyn), NIAMH PERRY (Kim), ALISTAIR BRAMMER (Billy), SARAH INGRAM (Josie), MICHAEL MATUS (Derek/Petal), DANIELLA BOWEN (Janey), and ALEX HAMMMOND (ensemble)
We are sorry to see them go, and thank them for their role in making Taboo in Brixton the marvellous success it has become.
After the christmas break, from 29 Dec, the new cast will be:
Philip Sallon - Paul Baker
Leigh Bowery - Sam Buttery
Boy George - Paul Treacy
Marilyn - Jordan-Luke Gage
Billy - Alex Jordan-Mills
Kim - Devon-Elise Johnson
Josie - Julia Worsley
Derek/Petal - Paul Kevin-Taylor
Steve Strange - Owain Williams
Big Sue - Katie Kerr
Janey - Sarah Goggin
Ensemble - Matthew Gent, Jennifer Hepburn, Zeph Gould
We a thrilled that Paul Baker, Sam Buttery, Owain Williams, Katie Kerr, Jennifer Hepburn, and Zeph Gould are continuing their roles in the extended run until March 31st 2013
News added: 10/12/2012 10:03
George and John Themis are currently involved in working with the extremely talently SUPREME FABULETTES.
This all male girl group are set to be the next big thing in sophisticated entertainment. The Supreme Fabulettes are Miss Vicki Vivacious, Miss Maddison Lee and Miss Vanilla Lush. Each of them drag artistes in their own right they have come together to bring some glamour into our lives, with excellent live vocals (no lip-synching for these girls) and dressed head to toe in fabulous couture!
George and John have written their new song 'You Ruined My Christmas' as well as producing the fabulous video that accompanies the sure-to-be hit! Plus John produces the music for all of their live shows.
You can also catch the girls LIVE at christmas at Leicester Square Theatre, Wednesday 19th December.
They will be doing two shows, one at 7pm and, due to overwhelming deman, one at 9.45pm.
Special guest at the 9.45 performance will be non other than Sam Buttery, who as we all know is currently playing Leigh in Taboo, and is better known for his appearance on TV's "The Voice'.
MAURO DIRAGO -
KING OF KINGS
"King Of Kings" is the new EP single by Italian singer Mauro Dirago, written by Boy George and Rob Davis.
Released: 26 November 2012
01. King Of Kings (Original Mix)
02. King Of Kings (Kinky Roland & A Boy Called George Remix)
03. King Of Kings (Kinky Roland & A Boy Called George Dub)
04. King Of Kings (Acoustic Version)
This is a double CD compilation of Culture Club's best songs and remixes, released by EMI Germany.
30 mostly digitally remastered tracks, covering all 5 Culture Club albums, make this compilation one of the best out there, and would appeal to collection completists and newbys to Culture Club's music alike.
01. Karma Chameleon
02. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
03. Church Of The Poison Mind
04. Miss Me Blind
05. Mystery Boy (Suntory Hot Whiskey Song)
06. I'll Tumble 4 Ya
07. The War Song
08. White Boys Can't Control It
09. Mister Man
10. Move Away
11. Man Shake
12. Love Is Cold (You Were Never No Good)
13. Boy Boy (I'm The Boy)
14. From Luxury To Heartache (It's All Her Fault Mix)
15. Karma Chameleon (Ledge Music Electro 80's Mix)
16. Time (Clock Of The Heart)
17. Mistake Number 3
19. Love Is Love
20. I Just Wanna Be Loved
21. Black Money
22. It's A Miracle
23. The Dream
24. The Medal Song
25. Changing Every Day
26. The Dive
28. Murder Rap Trap (Feat. Captain Crucial)
29. God Thank You Woman (Extended Version)
30. I'm Afraid Of Me (Remix)
Released 22nd November 2012
with George and Marc!
This months issue of DJ MAG (Nov issue, 515) features a double-page interview with George and Marc Vedo, PLUS a FREE DJ MIX CD done by the two of them.
Go out and get it NOW
Available at all good newsagents!
Taboo in Brixton are joining forces with The Make A Difference Trust this halloween!
There will be a special 'midnight matinee' performance of the show, followed by a halloween party. The show will start at 11pm at Brixton club house followed by an afteshow party from 1:30-4:00. £5 from all ticket sales go to The Make A Difference Trust.
Tickets for the aftershow party are £5 and will be automatically offered when buying tickets from AG ticketsellers
The Make A Difference Trust is the entertainment industries response to HIV and AIDS supporting community projects across the UK and South Africa benefitting people with the disease as well as providing a hardship fund for anyone working or who has worked in the entertainment industry suffering hardship due to a chronic health condition.
So all you Taboo fans, there couldnt be a better time to go and see you favourite show than this Wednesday, 31st!
Performances of Taboo in Brixton are now in full swing. 100% Boy were at the opening press nights this week and both were received with a well deserved standing ovation. All of the cast give faultless performances, and with new songs and additions to the script making it even more of the truly excellent show our advice is to BOOK THOSE TICKETS NOW!
The run has now been extended until 31st March 2013!!
News added: 15/09/2012 13:57
'Happy' is a collaberation between DJ Yoda and George's new 'band' project A Boy Called George!
George is going to use the name A Boy Called George for all of his future 'electronic' music output.
'Happy' is a departure for George, not least in the fact that because of the title, given to him by DJ Yoda, he had to write something not really in keeping with his past lyrical works.
When DJ Yoda got the initial recordings back from George he simply tweeted: 'you SMASHED it!! very excited!'
Check out DJ Yoda here: www.djyoda.co.uk
Release date: 17th Sept, on Get Involved
Listen to Happy (album version)
News added: 23/07/2012 19:02
BEST BANDS OF
This complilation has been released by EMI under many titles and in many countrys, but for the Culture Club/Boy George completist here it is again! Released this time by EMI Mexico.
01. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
02. White Boy (Dance Mix)
03. Church of the Poison Mind
04. Changing Every Day
05. The War Song
06. I'm Afraid of Me (Remix)
07. It's A Miracle
08. The Dream
09. Time (Clock of the Heart)
10. The Dive
12. I'll Tumble 4 Ya
13. Miss Me Blind
14. Mistake Number 3
15. The Medal Song
16. Karma Chameleon
Released 9th October 2012
Next up on Decode rising star Sebastian F delivers two standout remixes of the recent George's hits 'Amazing Grace' & 'Turn 2 Dust'.
Like most of George's music 'Amazing Grace' became something of an instant classic when it was first released in 2010. Two years on and Decode favourite Sebastian F puts his big room house stamp on proceedings with an energetic remix that retains the uplifting euphoria of the original. Combining Ana Lains and George's powerful vocals with sharp synths and an incessant bassline this remix delivers maximum club impact.
Following in suit Sebastian F turns in an equally infectious take on Turn 2 Dust, a track which has received critical acclaim due to the political message in the song as well as both club and Reggae mixes. Warped electro basslines with progressive synth melodies, the music of the remix is as powerful as the message that George delivers.
Catalogue number: DC011
Release: 27 August 2012
Updated: 25/08/2012 17:05
News added: 17/06/2012 22:04
George to perform!
In special event on the 8th August, Antony interviews George, someone whom Antony cites as the one who first inspired him to pursue singing. The two have collaborated in the past including the duet 'You Are My Sister' on Antony and the Johnson's Mercury Award winning album I Am Bird Now.
Then George will perform a special unplugged set of new and classic material in the intimate setting at the South Bank Centre.
Tickets very limited!
News added: 01/08/2012 12:13
GEORGE TO SING WITH
George will be taking part in this years 'Mea Puglia Festival' in Italy, singing with legendary Italian singer and opera star Albano Carrisi.
After spending almost a year perfecting his Italian singing, pronunciation, and the language in general George is honoured to be asked to sing with Albano in this yearly festival which takes place in Albano's hometown of Cellino San Marco, Brindisi, on the 2nd August.
Brixton Clubhouse are to stage a site-specific revival of the Olivier Award winning Boy George musical.
Taboo will once again be directed by co-creator, Christopher Renshaw and the project is also actively supported by the talents of many of the original creative team including writer Mark Davies Markham and composer/lyricist and star of the original run, Boy George.
Taboo, as most of you will remember, is a story between a young girl and boy swept up in this exciting artistic climate and also focuses on two other young men - Leigh Bowery, a brilliant, anarchic performance artist and designer, and George O'Dowd, a young, rough-edged boy who arrives in London and, once part of the Eighties club world, becomes the surprising crossover star of the scene, Boy George. From squat to superstardom, from rock to rock bottom, both mens' stories are played out against the fantastic background of Taboo, the nightclub that came to symbolise the excess and decadence of 1980s London and subsequently defined a generation.
Performances start 6th Sept and end 23rd Dec 2012
Casting is now complete, and we can reveal who will play the following roles:
Fans of Taboo will be pleased to hear that the role of PHILIP SALLON will be reprised by the fabulous PAUL BAKER, who won a Olivier Award in 2003 for his portrayal of Philip in the original London cast of Taboo.
BOY GEORGE will be played by MATTHEW ROLAND
This will be Matthew debut profesional role after graduating from ArtsEd Musical Theatre. He is said to be 'insanely talented'!
MARILYN will be played by ADAM BAILEY
Adam is from South Wales, and has recently graduated from Laine Theatre Arts studying Musical Theatre. He has already had numerus musical and theatre roles.
KIM will be played by NIAMH PERRY
West End star of Love Never Dies, The Little Prince and Mamma Mia, Niamh might be remembered most for being in the final 12 in the search for Nancy on BBC's Id Do Anything show.
BILLY will be played by ALISTAIR BRAMMER
Alastair narrowly missed out on reaching the live shows when he took part in Any Dream Will Do in 2007. However, his performances won him a role in Bill Kenwright's touring production of Joseph, and he regularly played the title role. He has also appeared as Marius is Les Miserable.
SUE TILLEY will be played by KATIE KERR
Katie's professional debut was as Chiffon in the award winning production of Little Shop Of Horrors, at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End. She went on to star in Fat Pig, as Helen, also in the West End and has subsequently toured as Bridget Baines in A Chorus of Disapproval and as Lynne and Sylvia in Stepping Out.
STEVE STRANGE will be played by OWAIN WILLIAMS
Owain trained at the National Youth Theatre of Wales & Royal Academy of Music, London. His acting credits include The Phantom of the Opera (ensemble/understudying and playing the role of Raoul), 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables (Feuilly/understudying and playing Enjolras and Marius) and West Side Story (RSC's Courtyard Theatre)
LEIGH BOWERY will be played by SAM BUTTERY
Sam recently came into the British publics gaze when he competed on the singing show The Voice on BBC.
JOSIE will be played by SARAH INGRAM
Sarah has many theatre credits including Miss Hannigan in Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Road Show (Menier Chocolate Factory), Hannah Owens in Flashdance (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End), Miss Adelaide in Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House Theatre, Leicester).
DEREK/PETAL will be played by MICHAEL MATUS
Michael trained at RADA after which he worked for several years with Shared Experience Theatre Company with shows like Mill on the Floss and Jane Eyre. He then went on to work for the Royal Shakespeare Company where he played Mr. Tumnus in The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe (Sadler’s Wells) and then began to play leading roles for them in shows like Eastward Ho!, The Canterbury Tales and The Island Princess. He has many more theatre and TV credits to his name.
JANEY will be played by DANIELLA BOWEN
Daniella trained at Arts Educational. Theatre credits include; Bambi in Curtains (Landor Theatre), Aysha in Children Of Eden (Prince of Wales Theatre), u/s Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (Noel Coward Theatre, Original London Cast), Laura in Dreamboats & Petticoats (UK Tour & Playhouse Theatre West End),Fritzie & u/s Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Birmingham Rep), The Wannabe in Hotel Follies (The Arts Theatre), Pushmipullu & u/s Emma & Gertie in Dr Doolittle (UK Tour), Bess in Scrooge (UK Tour).
The ensemble cast will consist of Zeph Gould, Alex Hammond and Jennifer Hepburn.
Updated: 12/07/2012 16:11
Updated: 29/06/2012 15:14
News added: 06/06/2012 15:30
SIGHT AND SOUND
Yet another Culture Club compilation album is about to be released, this time as part of the 'Sight and Sound' series, which features a double CD/DVD pack of the bands greatest hits.
1. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (2002 Remaster)
2. White Boy (Dance Mix) 2003 Remaster]
3. Church Of The Poison Mind (2002 Remaster)
4. The War Song (2003 Remaster)
5. I'm Afraid Of Me (Remix) [2003 Remaster]
6. It's A Miracle (2002 Remaster)
7. Time (Clock Of The Heart) [2002 Remaster]
8. Victims (2002 Remaster)
9. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (2002 Remaster)
10. Miss Me Blind (2002 Remaster)
11. The Medal Song (2003 Remaster)
12. Karma Chameleon (2002 Remaster)
13. I Just Wanna Be Loved
14. Mistake Number 3 (2002 Remaster)
15. Love Is Love (2002 Remaster)
1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (2004 Remaster)
2. Time (Clock Of The Heart) (2004 Remaster)
3. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (2004 Remaster)
4. Church Of The Poison Mind (2004 Remaster)
5. Karma Chameleon
6. Victims (2004 Remaster)
7. It's A Miracle (2004 Remaster)
8. Miss Me Blind (2004 Remaster)
9. The War Song (2004 Remaster)
10. The Medal Song (2004 Remaster)
Release date: 27 Aug 2012
35th Anniversarry Concert
It has been confirmed that George will be one of the guest stars at the Marc Bolan 35th Anniversarry Concert on Sept 15th at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.
The show will also feature T.Rex producer Tony Visconti, John's Children band-mate Andy Ellison, T.Rex saxophonist Howie Casey, glam-rock contemporaries Alvin Stardust and Steve Harley, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund patron Rick Wakeman, and friend Linda Lewis. Plus many more to be announced.
George will be presenting his own Alternative Pride Party on the night of London's Worldpride 2012 Festival, 7th July 2012.
The evening kicks of at 10pm, and promises surprises galore, so if your in London for Pride make sure that get on down to Fire, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall and join in the fun.
LINE-UP NOW ANNOUNCED:
BOY GEORGE *Live performance & DJ set*
(George's first solo live performance in 2 years!)
Plus DJ's Jeremy Healy & Jon Pleased
+ very special guests TBA
Fat Tony | Jamie Head | Verity Mayes
Madame Jojo's Cabaret
Hosted by Walt Utz, performers TBA
Tickets available >here<
News added: 03/06/2012 15:38
George features on album
George has donated a track on a tribute album for a London singer, Natasha Anastasiades, who died in a car crash.
The album, called simply 'Natasha', will feature the George track 'American Heart', which has been retitled 'Natasha's American Heart'. The version on the album is also the recording George did with Emily Themis, before releasing the song the song as a single in 2009 with Bliss and Alexander Hamnede.
Natasha was on the verge of landing a major record deal when her car hit a tree in Whetstone in 2005.
The 22-year-old, from Wood Green, left behind songs which form the basis for the album, which also features George Michael, Marcella Detroit, who topped the charts with Shakespears Sister in the Eighties, and Antony Costa, of boy band Blue.
Natasha's father, who was her manager, dedicated seven years to the project. He said: "I promised Natasha the world would hear her music." The album will raise funds for the Natasha Foundation, a charity set up by her parents to raise road safety awareness in young people.
The album is out on the 25th June on CD and digital download.
WORRIED ABOUT THE BOY
'Worried About The Boy' will be released in the US and Canada on May 22.
This biopic movie, starring Douglas Booth as George, was first broadcast in the UK only on May 24 2010 only on BBC2. Now for the first time this movie will be released in the USA and Canada and on demand from Netflix and Blockbuster video. This is a 92 minute movie that features a brilliant soundtrack with songs from Culture Club including 'White Boy' (Demo) & 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'.
VIDEO GAMES, NEW ALBUM AND NEW SITE!
George is planning a treat for fans in a new covers album, yet untitled, to be released on the brand new all-encompassing boygeorge.com.
Boygeorge.com will replace this site and the B-Rude site placing everything Boy George together in one place on the web for everyone to enjoy. It's an exciting project, and it'll be launched sometime this summer.
The covers album will be the first of many releases that will be available exclusively from the new site. On it George will cover many of his favourite songs, including the Italian songs that George originally learnt for a charity EP. (The EP has now been shelved, but you'll still be able to hear the songs on the covers album!)
Here is just a taster of whats to come, George's take on Lana Del Ray's 'Video Game's, produced by Kevan Frost!
Recorded very recently at Frosty's studio.
News added: 02/04/2012 11:37
The next release release from VG Records will be Kinky Roland Vs E-zee Possee 'Everything Starts With An E (2012).
Kinky Roland has taken this epic club anthem, that was the basis of George's previous club label More Protein, and breathed new life into it for VG. All the parts of the original that we loved are still there included MC Kinky's classic rap, but with the help of remixers including Seb F and Marc Vedo Kinky has brought this track bang up-to-date in this fantastic remix package.
1) Kinky Roland v E-Zee Possee "Everything starts with an E 2012"
2) Kinky Roland v E-Zee Possee "Everything starts with an E 2012" (Sebastian F remix)
3) Kinky Roland v E-Zee Possee "Everything starts with an E 2012" (Marc Vedo remix)
4) Kinky Roland v E-Zee Possee "Everything starts with an E 2012" (PunX Soundcheck RMX)
5) Kinky Roland v E-Zee Possee "Everything starts with an E 2012" (Sebastian F dub)
6) Kinky Roland v E-Zee Possee "Everything starts with an E 2012" Radio Edit
Release date 30th April 2012
Updated: 30/04/2012 14:42
News added: 03/04/2012 12:11
George will take part in a dance/music collaberation this month at The Royal Opera House.
'Carbon Life' has music by Mark Ronson, and is choreographed by Wayne McGreger, with a list of guests performers including George, Andrew Wyatt Alison Mosshart, Jonny Pierce, Hero Fisher, Wale and Black Cobain. The ballet piece will be accompanied by a full orchestra, with some orchestration by Rufus Wainwright. It will form the 3rd part of a dance ballet trilogy - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life.
Thu 5 Apr 2012, 7:30 PM
Tue 10 Apr 2012, 7:30 PM
Thu 12 Apr 2012, 7:30 PM
Sat 14 Apr 2012, 7:30 PM
Wed 18 Apr 2012, 7:30 PM
Mon 23 Apr 2012, 7:30 PM
DJ and producering duo Blank & Jones are to release a Culture Club compilation as part of the So80s remix packages.
The release will feature two news remixes of Culture Club songs by Blank & Jones and extended remixes of some Culture Club classics.
It will be released on CD and digital download on 30 March 2012.
01. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
(Blank & Jones so8os Extended Reconstruction) 5:09
02. White Boy (Extended Mix) 6:52
03. Miss Me Blind (Extended Mix) 7:25
04. Karma Chameleon (Full Length Version) 4:14
05. The Medal Song (Extended Mix) 6:26
06. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (US Remix) 4:40
07. The War Song (Ultimate Dance Mix) 6:21
08. Church Of The Poison Mind (Full Length Version) 3:34
09. Move Away (Extended Version) 7:28
10. God Thank you Woman (Extended Version) 7:05
11. From Luxury To Heartache (Extended Version) 5:59
12. I'm Afraid Of Me (Extended Mix) 7:23
13. Time (Blank & Jones so8os Extended Reconstruction) 4:52
10 GREAT SONGS
For the completist collector (or for anyone new coming to Culture Club's music for the first time) is this new low priced CD collection featuring 10 of Culture Clubs greatest hits, including remasters and live tracks.
1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (2002 Remaster)
2. Karma Chameleon (Live)
3. Church Of The Poison Mind (Live)
4. Miss Me Blind (2002 - Remaster)
5. It's A Miracle (2002 - Remaster)
6. Time (Clock Of The Heart) [2002 - Remaster]
7. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (US 12'' Remix)
8. Mistake Number 3 (2002 Digital Remaster)
9. The War Song (2003 - Remaster)
10. Move Away
News added: 20/03/2012 23:06
AM I LOSING CONTROL?
(ONE WE MISSED!)
George was featured on folk singer Liam O'Connor's 2010 album 'Tico Mystico', singing George's own track 'Am I Losing Control'.
We lost control for a while and failed to let you know about this one! Sorry :)
YES WE CAN
RELEASED IN FRANCE
'Yes We Can' was released digitally in France on Backup Records in February.
It was promoted nationally on French radio and TV stations. Unfortunately though, no extra remixes were made, and the single just consisted of a radio edit.
You can buy it here now:
NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Culture Club completed there New Years gig with overwhelming success.
100% Boy has made a special page to commemorate this special event.
Marc Vedo and Boy George ft. Desi Slava
Number /004 from VG records is 'Kalino Mome'. A fabulous track, for which the boys from VG has teamed up with Bulgarian star Desi Slava, and including remixes from Federico Scavo, Migue Soria and BOOTIK.
The original is peak time progressive house from Marc and George who are proving themselves a powerful combination. Slava's dreamy harmonies provide an uplifting backdrop as energetic synth stabs and techy percussion build into a spine-tingling breakdown. Slava's vocal coupled with emotive piano chords create a euphoric release before the rhythm track returns.
First up on remix duties Italian Federico Scavo turns Kalino Mome into a groovy tech houser with a seriously funky bassline . Migue Soria works Kalino Mome into an electro house anthem, adding some grit to the beats and bass whilst retaining the euphoria of the original. Completing the package, up & coming duo BOOTIK pay homage to Desi Slava's vocal providing a forward-thinking, progressive work out.
Released primarily on Beatport from 30th Jan.
Released by the Music Club Deluxe this February is this double CD of Culture Club's hits, remixes and other well known Culture Club gems!
Inexpensive, at £4.99 RP for a double disc package, this set provides the average Culture Club/George fan with nothing that they havnt already got, but it does collect together all of the CC single releases (well, nearly all) some good remixes, and other album that's that are'nt included in past greatest hits collections.
A must for any serious fans or collectors!
Karma Chameleon, Time (Clock Of The Heart), The Medal Song, I Pray, Church Of The Poison Mind, Victims, Miss Me Blind, Man-shake, Work On Me Baby, Boy Boy(I m The Boy), Move Away, God Thank You Woman, I Just Wanna Be Loved, Take Control, Stormkeeper, Black Money, It s A Miracle/Miss Me Blind (US 12 Mix)
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, The War Song, Mistake Number 3, It s A Miracle, Dangerous Man, Mannequin, Come Clean, Colour By Numbers, You Know I m Not Crazy, Changing Every Day, Im Afraid Of Me (remix), White Boy (Dance Mix), I ll Tumble 4 Ya (US 12 Remix), I Just Wanna Be Loved (Drumhead Remix), Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Drumheads Twisted Nerve Mix), Generations Of Love (The Time Writer Bootleg Mix)
13 Feb 2012 (UK)
21 Feb 2012 (US)
Following the first wave of Turn 2 Dust mixes released on Decode earlier in the year, the second package of Turn 2 Dust remixes are to be released on the 12th December.
This bundle includes three mixes of rhythmic reggae two cuts of Turn 2 Dust from super producers Kevan Frost and Dubversive (Richie Stevens); and a bonus mix of Georges renowned track Go Your Own Way from Kevan Frost.
Released by: Decode Records
Release/catalogue number: DC007
Release date: Dec 12th, 2011
The reggae mixes 7" single is already available!
CULTURE CLUB ARE BACK
Culture Club have announced that they will play a concert on NEW YEARS EVE in Sydney, Australia as part of the New Year festivities that take place every year.
The boys promise that this gig will be full of Culture Club classics, plus a few NEW songs that they have written for there new album, to be released next year.
TICKETS for the New Year concert go on sale on November 28th.
Tickets for this concert are available from:
Culture Club in Dubai | 29th Dec 2011
News added: 15/11/2011 13:11
Boy George and Marc Vedo
Tickets for this concert are available from:
The next release from VG records will be released on 19th Dec 2011.
After the success of Sunshine In My Life under their Funkysober alias (VG001) Marc Vedo and Boy George return to VG with Dont Take The Night Featuring Drew on vocals.
The original mix is peak time progressive house from George himself. The combination of Drews infectious vocal coupled with powerful synths propel Dont Take The Night into anthemic status.
Marc Vedo puts his own spin on the original with re-edit aimed squarely at dancefloor.
On remix duties in demand Italian duo Supernova provide a techy work out with a seriously funky edge and Migue Soria retains the euphoria of the original adding some electro grit to the bassline.
Out at all major digital retailers from 19th Dec.
News added: 11/11/2011 16:42
'TURN 2 DUST'
Monday 5th Sept sees George's anthem 'Turn 2 Dust' released by Decode as a digital download fest!.
Already popular amongst fans the song has been remixed by the likes of rising superstar DJ/Producer David Jones, up and coming producer Bootik (Bartosz Brenes) and Kris Di Angelis who delivers his own diverse slant on Georges original.
Find snippets of all mixes on Decode's soundcloud page >click here<
Released by: Decode Records
Release/catalogue number: DC007
Release date: Sept 5th, 2011
The reggae mixes 7" single is available now.
Updated: 22/09/2011 12:45
Updated: 02/09/2011 15:55
News added: 02/08/2011 14:41
'We Can Be Heroes' is a beautifully cloth bound 325 pp, 4-colour coffee table book with photographs by Graham Smith depicting the history of London clubland in the early 80s.
The book heavily features George, and has a text memoir by him, as well as quotes from many other faces of the time.
'This book brings back so many wondrous memories and for once it has been put together by someone on the scene' BOY GEORGE
Published soon by the ingenious online publisher Unbound find out how you can help the books publication by going here -
George's lastest studio album 'Ordinary Alien' will be released for the first time in France on the 5th December.
This version of the album will include the Kastilla remix of George's single 'Amazing Grace', which has until been unreleased.
Another one for your 'Ordinary Alien' collection.
Release date 14th Dec 2011
News added: 20/09/2011 15:41
An official, definitive legacy edition of a stunning new coffee table book 'King of Queens' will be released on December 12th 2011 by Kitchen Sink Publishing.
The book reveals a deep and personal journey through George's fascinating life, from conception until now, in stunning imagery and reflective commentary.
Contents include many unseen personal photos, illustrations, artist photos, school reports, baby book, rare memorabilia, letters and other fascinating insights.
Strictly Limited Edition - only 999 unique pieces will ever exist, each one uniquely numbered, signed and certificated.
Each 18"x12" book includes a 10" picture disc vinyl, hand built into the back cover, featuring unheard and unreleased material from over the years. Each book features a unique centrefold spread, personalised by George himself! Quarter bound in luxury litho finish, hand sewn and bound in Italy using only the finest sourced materials and presented in a silkscreen printed cloth-bound clamshell case, featuring embossed blocking and gold leaf finishing.
Release date 12th Dec 2011
Retail Price £499
The second release on George and Marc Vedo's label VG records is this wonderful remake of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' by Nocturne The Blonde.
Both George and Marc were wowed by this track when they heard the white label played, and they both have included it there DJ sets across the globe. They agreed they HAD to release the track on there lable!
This remake of The Joy Division's classic brings the song bang up to date. Nocturne The Blonde are vocalist Sam Winston and producers Pete Diggens and Matt Frost of Dark Globe fame. Winston caught the eye and ears of Diggens and Frost at an open mic night back in 2010 and theyve been recording together ever since.
The single includes 10 remixes and is out now exclusively on Beatport!
To be released Mon 30 May 2011 is the debut release from Marc Vedo and George's joint venture label Very Good Records.
George and Marc have collaborated with the incredible sounds of Sharlene Hector, to produce a sun kissed track thats destined for Global success. Sunshine Into My Life has already notched up full support, and Vedos Tribal mix is set for every dance floor in the land.
Sharlene Hector rose to fame as The Coca Cola Girl laying down her vocals to produce one of the companys most memorable ads of all time. Since then she has worked with Basement Jaxx and tracks for Defected, Purple and Warner. George fans may remember that before all of this Sharlene produced backing vocals at numerous George concerts - most memorably at George's Ronnie Scott's gigs in 2003.
Pre-release Sunshine Into My Life has already been championed by key players in Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Tom Novy, Robbie Rivera and Swedish House Mafias very own, Axwell.
1. Sunshine Into My Life (Original Mix)
2. Sunshine Into My Life (Dub Mix)
3. Sunshine Into My Life (Vedo Tribal Mix)
4. Sunshine Into My Life (Chill Mix)
The single will be availabe on Beatport from Monday 30th May.
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Updated: 26/05/2011 17:34
News added: 26/02/2011 13:21
HEPATITIS C TRUST
The GET TESTED! evening held at London's Jazz cafe on 31st March was a great success, and all together raised £15,000 for the Hepatitus C trust!
An Evening With Boy George... also featured guests including Adam Ant, Paloma Faith, Josh Weller, Joe Worricker and a special appearance by Matt Horne who helped auction off George's 80's Icon photographs.
A great night was had by all, and the HEP C trust would like to thank everyone that took part, especially those who gave so generously to the cause.
Animal Charm is a brand new film directed by celebrated young director Ben Charles Edwards, starring Sadie Frost, Sally Phillips and Emily Beecham and also featuring George in a short speaking roll as, of all things, a policeman!!
During her performance in a tasteless musical based on Animal Farm, ex fashion designer and fur fanatic, Anne Thrope (Sadie Frost) is kidnapped by a group of animal activists led by her nemesis, Audrey Hoober (Sally Phillips). However, have the activists bitten off more than they can chew? With the help and hindrance of Thropes put upon assistant, Verdell, the police close in on the kidnappers. But is too late? And is it Anne that needs salvation ?
The film is set to be released this summer!
Screenshots of George in the film:
HEPATITIS C TRUST
As mentioned previously on this site, George produced photographs for an exhibition in aid of the GET TESTED! campaign/Hepatitis C Trust, in which various celebs appear as various 80's pop icons.
The photographs we're exhibited for a limited time at:
HMV, 360 Oxford Street, London,
Also, there are a series of Youtube videos on the Hepititis C Trust Youtube channel about the project here!
Soon you will be able to own prints of these photos and help the Get Tested Campaign by buying them. Links to this will be here shortly!
and thats not all...
The original photographs, signed by George, will be auctioned of at a special evening at end of March.
The evening will be held at London's Jazz Cafe, and George will perform a set of jazz classics, along with other guests including Josh Weller, Paloma Faith and Adam Ant.
An evening not to be missed!
Get Tested! An Evening with Boy George
with special guests
Jazz Cafe, London
March 31st 2010
'TURN TO DUST'
Here is a snippet of an exciting new mix of Turn To Dust, mixed by the talented Kevan Frost.
Turn To Dust is one of 100% Boy's favourite tracks from the current 'Ordinary Alien' album and is possibly going to be George's next single release, although there are no firms plans yet.
What' d'ya think? Good uh?
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The long awaited and much talked-about general release of the 'Ordinary Alien' album will be 31st Jan 2011 (UK), 1st Feb (US).
It will be available on CD (UK) and mp3 download.
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- Turn 2 Dust
- Yes We Can
- Brand New
- Amazing Grace
- Don't Wanna See Myself
- If I Were You
- Go Your Own Way
- Time Machine
- Here Come The Girls (feat Ave D) * Not on US version
- Seconds (feat Phiilip Something)
- Psychology Of The Dreamer
- After Dark
- Kill The A&R
- Human Racing
- Look Pon U
News added: 22/12/2010 16:38
Italian producers Phunk Investigation, who released a successful remix package of Generations Of Love in 2008, have done it again with another 4 remixes for 2011.
The remixes are:
- Reworked 2011 Mix
- Original Reworked Mix
- Noferini Remix
- Da Fresh Remix
NIGHT OF THE PROMS
A CD has been released of this years Night OF The Proms concerts, featuring George.
It includes George singing Victims live, and Karma Chameleon accompanied by violinist Charlie Siem.
Also available on mp3 download.
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WORRIED ABOUT THE BOY
WINS 3 RTS AWARDS
The brilliant TV drama all about George that was televised earlier this year, has won 3 awards in the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards.
- Best Production
- Best Performance (Douglas Booth)
- Best Single Drama
Congratulations to Douglas Booth and all those who were involved in making this terrific televisual feast!
Dont forget, you can get Worried About The Boy on DVD now!
VERY GOOD RECORDS/
George and Marc Vedo have founded a new label to release there work that they do together and called it Very Good Records!.
Taking the initials V from Vedo and the G from George they came up with the excellent name for the new venture.
VG Records will release DJ mixes by Marc and George as well as the work that the pair do producing and mixing there own and other peoples tracks.
To celebrate the setting up of the label DJ Mag will include a cover mount CD with a DJ mix from George and Marc in its December issue.
Missed DJ mag.... listen to the mix now here:
The first proper release from VG will be 'Sunshine Into My Life' featuring Charlene Hector, which is already well on its way to being a dance floor smash. Look out for this release very soon.
News added: 20/11/2010 19:58
The fabulous track 'Somebody To Love Me' will be the next single from Mark Ronson and the Business Intl's album Record Collection, and because of media interest the single will now be released on the 29th November 2010.
The release promises to have lots of exciting remixes of the song, which Ronson himself has said to be the best track from the album, and probably the best he has worked on!
01. Somebody To Love Me (Single Mix)
02. Somebody To Love Me (Herve 'Very Vox' Remix)
03. Somebody To Love Me (Holy Ghost! Remix)
05. Somebody To Love Me (Congorock Remix)
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View cover art here!
VIDEO produced by Saam Farahmand
Listen to this great remix by Red Amber Green:
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Updated: 13/10/10 23:59
News added: 29/09/2010 19:48
GLIDE & SWERVE ft. BOY GEORGE
Electronic duo Glide & Swerve have teamed up with George to release the deeply personal 'Pentonville Blues', which has been a live favourite since George first performed it in recent concerts.
Glide & Swerve Â Pentonville Blues featuring Boy George will be available from all good digital retailers from 18th October 2010.
News just in: A limited run of CD singles is available from Amazon UK NOW!!!
ORDER CD SINGLE
01. Pentonville Blues (Original Sin Remix)
02. Pentonville Blues (Jozef Mihalik XP7073 Remix)
03. Pentonville Blues (Dubversive Subversive Remix)
04. Pentonville Blues (Jay Chappell On Parole Remix)
05. Pentonville Blues (Jay Kay Freedom Remix)
Updated: 19/10/10 19:32
Updated: 13/10/10 23:58
Updated: 11/10/10 01:25
News added: 11/09/2010 21:02
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