Friday, May 22, 2009

21 May: Duffy wins Ivor Novello award + she'll star in movie about Wales

Duffy won one award at the Ivor Novello awards yesterday. She took the gong for Most Performed Song for "Mercy".
Duffy got up on stage at the Ivor Novello music awards yesterday to receive her Most Performed Work gong for "Mercy". The singer said: "I was a girl from Wales, I did not know what music was. I knew I had a set of pipes and that would get me a frigging long way."
Duffy, who was up for three awards, received the PRS for music's most performed work for the anthem Mercy. Receiving her award, Duffy referred to the title and said: "It's all about karaoke, getting pissed in a pub. All these things which I can't have much control over".

But the most talked-about Duffy news to come from the awards was reported in The Sun today. Duffy is being tipped to sing the next Bond Theme (yeah I know we've heard it all before and it's a bit early now but make of it what you will) plus Duffy is apparently going to star in a movie about Wales.... Hmmm I wonder what that's all about. Today's Sun article is below:

Dai Another Day

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY and TOM JONES have given James Bond soundtracks a proud Welsh history.

And the tradition of big voices from the valleys belting out 007 themes has a bright future now DUFFY has caught the attention of EON film bosses.

The Warwick Avenue warbler was in Bond bigwig MICHAEL G WILSON’s sights at the Ivor Novello Awards at the plush Grosvenor House hotel in London last night.

Producer Michael told me: “I would love to get Duffy to sing the next tune. I think she is wonderful. AMY WINEHOUSE would be good too.

“We have started work on the new film, which I can’t say anything about. DANIEL CRAIG is very keen to get going.”

Wino blew her chances of singing the theme for Quantum Of Solace last year when MARK RONSON threw in the towel on recording sessions because Amy “wasn’t ready”.

Duffy bagged the PRS Most Performed Work gong for No1 Mercy at last night’s top songwriting awards.

The blonde has already scooped three Brits and a Grammy this year.

Her mantelpiece will need an extension after this stunning run.

Duffy’s film career has also taken off — she is starring in a movie about Wales.

But she didn’t do a great job of selling the script to BADLY DRAWN BOY star DAMON GOUGH during a sneaky fag break last night.

She said: “I’m making a movie. It’ll probably be rubbish.”

He won’t be left shaken or stirred with that review, Duffy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

02 May: Order your Duffydil bulbs!

Duffydil tubes (containing a minimum of 3 bulbs per tube) are available to order here at £5 per tube. 10% of the profits goes to Duffy's charities (Teenage Cancer Trust and RHS Society in Cardiff).

More info here.

Order here.

Friday, May 1, 2009

01 May: Duffy Live@ Audotorium - Estrella, Murcia (SPAIN) SOS Festival

Mercy and Rain On Your Parade were aired during the program "No Disparen al Pianista" on 8th may 2009. ("La 2", Spanish Television)

If you have the setlist, pics, vids, reviews please leave a comment.

Snippet of Duffy live from 2:25 - 3:

1 May: Duffy To Play First Romanian Concert in June

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Duffy To Play First Romanian Concert

This June Duffy will perform live for the first time ever in Romania.

Duffy is headlining the Orange PrePay Party, which will take place at the H20 Beach on June 26th in Romania's most popular seaside resort, Mamaia.

What's more - it's free!