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Jahmene will be the main man

Swindon Advertiser: Jahmene Douglas, who is to headline next week’s annual London Rocks event in Leicester Square Jahmene Douglas, who is to headline next week’s annual London Rocks event in Leicester Square

SEVENTEEN months may have passed since he was announced as the runner-up of ITV’s The X Factor but Swindon’s Jahmene Douglas is still revelling in the spotlight.

Jahmene, 23, has been announced as the headline act at London Rocks 2014: The 5th Anniversary Event at Cafe de Paris in Leicester Square next week.

Every year, a mixture of headline names and up-and-coming talent, selected by London Rocks founder Kezi Silverstone and her team of talent scouts, take to the stage to wow an audience of 400 guests at the venue.

The event will raise funds for the Kezi Silverstone Trust for the fight to prevent the abuse and neglect of children.

And Jahmene won’t be the only local talent on stage at the event, as Jonathan Wilkes, who runs the Wilkes Academy in Swindon, will be co-hosting alongside The X Factor’s Sam Callahan.

Also performing alongside Jahmene at the glittering red carpet event will be Lemar, Britain’s Got Talent contestant Gabz, Leo Ihenacho from The Streets and The Voice and rising stars Fudge and the Frequency, Wildflowers and Juliette Ashby take the stage.

Jahmene has enjoyed much success since his X Factor days, which saw him lose out on the title to James Arthur.

In November, he won best newcomer at the Urban Music Awards, which came after the singer’s first album Love Never Fails debuted at number one in the charts. He was also nominated for a MOBO.

In addition Jahmene has plans for a second album which he has been working on with renowned music producer Arden Hart.

“I’m really excited about my new album and can’t wait for everybody to hear it,” said Jahmene, who is a youth ambassador for Women’s Aid.

“We have just put together a ballad for it which I am really pleased about. They are very hard to find but we have come up with the perfect one.”

The event, on June 5, will support Ecpat, Barnardo’s and Young Pioneers.

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8:19am Fri 30 May 14

The Jockster says...

Jahmene who? He'll be back at Asda soon surely? He can sing for sure but I doubt he'll ever make it really big. Look at all the winners from the X Facir and the Voice etc. they all tend to fade into obscurity a few months afterwards.
Jahmene who? He'll be back at Asda soon surely? He can sing for sure but I doubt he'll ever make it really big. Look at all the winners from the X Facir and the Voice etc. they all tend to fade into obscurity a few months afterwards. The Jockster
  • Score: -4

8:23am Fri 30 May 14

house on the hill says...

I think he is already booked on the Butlins tour for next year. I just hope he has made the most of his chance and hasn't wasted his money as so many do.
I think he is already booked on the Butlins tour for next year. I just hope he has made the most of his chance and hasn't wasted his money as so many do. house on the hill
  • Score: 1

8:29am Fri 30 May 14

The Jockster says...

The Jockster wrote:
Jahmene who? He'll be back at Asda soon surely? He can sing for sure but I doubt he'll ever make it really big. Look at all the winners from the X Facir and the Voice etc. they all tend to fade into obscurity a few months afterwards.
X Factor I meant - typo. HOTH - that's exactly what I meant Butlins tour? Hardly the A list, still I wish him well and he could make a living on the cruise ships for example maybe.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Jahmene who? He'll be back at Asda soon surely? He can sing for sure but I doubt he'll ever make it really big. Look at all the winners from the X Facir and the Voice etc. they all tend to fade into obscurity a few months afterwards.[/p][/quote]X Factor I meant - typo. HOTH - that's exactly what I meant Butlins tour? Hardly the A list, still I wish him well and he could make a living on the cruise ships for example maybe. The Jockster
  • Score: -4

9:08am Fri 30 May 14

Morsey says...

Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here!

Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???
Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here! Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours??? Morsey
  • Score: 4

9:20am Fri 30 May 14

The Jockster says...

Morsey wrote:
Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here!

Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???
Recognising that people have different opinions and viewpoints- something perhaps you might take on board. Pray please tell me where I was being unkind to the lad? I wished him well said he could sing and that he could probably and a living singing but wouldn't hit the big time. The Asda comment was meant to be "tongue in cheek".
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here! Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???[/p][/quote]Recognising that people have different opinions and viewpoints- something perhaps you might take on board. Pray please tell me where I was being unkind to the lad? I wished him well said he could sing and that he could probably and a living singing but wouldn't hit the big time. The Asda comment was meant to be "tongue in cheek". The Jockster
  • Score: -1

10:13am Fri 30 May 14

house on the hill says...

The Jockster wrote:
Morsey wrote:
Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here!

Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???
Recognising that people have different opinions and viewpoints- something perhaps you might take on board. Pray please tell me where I was being unkind to the lad? I wished him well said he could sing and that he could probably and a living singing but wouldn't hit the big time. The Asda comment was meant to be "tongue in cheek".
some don't understand humour sadly, all they see is themselves! As for talent, music is as most things are a matter of opinion which everyone is entitled to without fear retribution. One persons classic song will be another persons fingernails on a blackboard. You may think his singing is great and others would rather listen to other things and not enjoy listening to him at all. It doesn't make either right or wrong just different which more than a few seem unable to accept!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here! Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???[/p][/quote]Recognising that people have different opinions and viewpoints- something perhaps you might take on board. Pray please tell me where I was being unkind to the lad? I wished him well said he could sing and that he could probably and a living singing but wouldn't hit the big time. The Asda comment was meant to be "tongue in cheek".[/p][/quote]some don't understand humour sadly, all they see is themselves! As for talent, music is as most things are a matter of opinion which everyone is entitled to without fear retribution. One persons classic song will be another persons fingernails on a blackboard. You may think his singing is great and others would rather listen to other things and not enjoy listening to him at all. It doesn't make either right or wrong just different which more than a few seem unable to accept! house on the hill
  • Score: 0

10:18am Fri 30 May 14

Wiltshirereader says...

Big congratulatons to Jahmene and good luck to him. He has a natural talent, hurts nobody, is a very likeable and genuine young man. I really do despair at the negativity expressed. I WISH HIM ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD!
Big congratulatons to Jahmene and good luck to him. He has a natural talent, hurts nobody, is a very likeable and genuine young man. I really do despair at the negativity expressed. I WISH HIM ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD! Wiltshirereader
  • Score: 3

10:40am Fri 30 May 14

gambon says...

is he not back at asda i am sure i saw him on the checkout last week
is he not back at asda i am sure i saw him on the checkout last week gambon
  • Score: -5

1:58pm Fri 30 May 14

Morsey says...

Well, if there's nothing to say ... why criticise a lad who has brought a degree of good publicity to the town for a change.

I am an aged musician, myself, his style is not exactly to my taste though he has a good manner, speaks well and has very good attitude.

I think my initial rebuke to the scornful was justified, it is NOT a matter of a difference of opinion on his talent at all!

It was not a political item, something pleasant has caught one or two commentators out! (wink,wink)
Well, if there's nothing to say ... why criticise a lad who has brought a degree of good publicity to the town for a change. I am an aged musician, myself, his style is not exactly to my taste though he has a good manner, speaks well and has very good attitude. I think my initial rebuke to the scornful was justified, it is NOT a matter of a difference of opinion on his talent at all! It was not a political item, something pleasant has caught one or two commentators out! (wink,wink) Morsey
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Fri 30 May 14

Al Smith says...

house on the hill wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Morsey wrote:
Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here!

Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???
Recognising that people have different opinions and viewpoints- something perhaps you might take on board. Pray please tell me where I was being unkind to the lad? I wished him well said he could sing and that he could probably and a living singing but wouldn't hit the big time. The Asda comment was meant to be "tongue in cheek".
some don't understand humour sadly, all they see is themselves! As for talent, music is as most things are a matter of opinion which everyone is entitled to without fear retribution. One persons classic song will be another persons fingernails on a blackboard. You may think his singing is great and others would rather listen to other things and not enjoy listening to him at all. It doesn't make either right or wrong just different which more than a few seem unable to accept!
You have to remember that when writing a message or posting an email the reader has no facial expressions or tone of voice cues to indicate whether they are serious or not. So what might be a joke for you is a snide remark to someone else. Hence emoticons like ;-) or ;)
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the lad ... seems to be a caring type, more than can be said for the early correspondents on here! Fame, these days, does not stand around so long as it used to ... maybe we all have some talent, but it remains hidden ... what's yours???[/p][/quote]Recognising that people have different opinions and viewpoints- something perhaps you might take on board. Pray please tell me where I was being unkind to the lad? I wished him well said he could sing and that he could probably and a living singing but wouldn't hit the big time. The Asda comment was meant to be "tongue in cheek".[/p][/quote]some don't understand humour sadly, all they see is themselves! As for talent, music is as most things are a matter of opinion which everyone is entitled to without fear retribution. One persons classic song will be another persons fingernails on a blackboard. You may think his singing is great and others would rather listen to other things and not enjoy listening to him at all. It doesn't make either right or wrong just different which more than a few seem unable to accept![/p][/quote]You have to remember that when writing a message or posting an email the reader has no facial expressions or tone of voice cues to indicate whether they are serious or not. So what might be a joke for you is a snide remark to someone else. Hence emoticons like ;-) or ;) Al Smith
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Fri 30 May 14

Alan B'stard says...

Yes, good for Jahmene. I've got all his record.
Yes, good for Jahmene. I've got all his record. Alan B'stard
  • Score: 2

4:25pm Sat 31 May 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

I've bought a bowl. Now I can model the same hair style 😄
I've bought a bowl. Now I can model the same hair style 😄 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -1

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