Saturday, 24 September 2011
Another set of advertisements for popular UK sports retailer Sports Direct are now out in stores nationwide. Their new catalogue has been released and if you turn over to the mens clothing section you'll find your boy Jsky making a cheeky appearance on a few double pages for the sporting brand giant Adidas.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Pictures and video by Jskyphotography
Last Saturday, like most Saturday nights out on 'The Manchester Scene', started off at Livingroom. Livingroom has become like the melting pot for promotors to begin their night in a last ditch attempt to sell their brand ethos. I made my way to the back and was pleasantly welcomed by Sarah Lawrence and Craig Bramall of Mode Events who got the Grey Goose in. After a quick hello to Geek party organiser Bradley Howard, Amy Ramsey made her way towards our table with MTV presenter/Kiss DJ Melvin Odoom. He was in town for a family Christening and Amy Ramsey was to be something of a tour guide for his night out in Manchester. Having met Melvin last year at a Swankys party I reminded him that there was another Swankys party coming up next month for Halloween. I text Sophie Reade to see how far she was. She too was inside, so I caught up with her whilst finishing off one almighty cocktail.
I arrived at Boutique Nightclub a little bit early. Upon arrival I was promptly escorted to the VIP table cordoned off for InkedUp PR/Chloe Sims and friends. InkedUp PR has somewhat crept up out of nowhere, but has quickly established itself as the reputable booking agency for TV personalities and popular music artists. There's even a rumour of Rihanna coming out in Manchester later this year with them.
Chloe Sims entered the club in a blaze of excitement from onlookers sporting a wonderfully golden garment, accompanied by InkedUp PR's main man himself, Alex 'Shaq' Shafiq and Boohoo.com's owners Umar and Adam Kamani. The boys got the drinks in, and the party began to accelerate. Several Sambuca's, glasses of Moet and the odd Grey Goose later a very plastered Jsky and Chloe Sims made their way over to Bijou Club with the boys. It was late, but the VIP area in there was still going strong. It was great to catch up with Chris Moore, Nicole Bailey, Sara Beverly Jones, Ana Tanaka and Wayne Lineker. I did get a lot of attention for wearing such an over-the-top earring though. I have to thank Sophia Makuza for making it. It was adapted from a dreamcatcher and I think it looks really cool.
Pictured: Chloe Sims (The Only Way Is Essex) and Jsky (Jskychat)
Pictured: Alex 'Shaq' Shafiq (InkedUp PR) and Chloe Sims (The Only Way Is Essex)
Pictured: Umar Kamani (Boohoo.com) and Chloe Sims (The Only Way Is Essex)
Pictured: Umar Kamani (Boohoo.com) and Alex 'Shaq' Shafiq (InkedUp PR)
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
The new J Lo video is crazy, and definitely cost a pretty penny or two! This has clearly been shot with the intention of promoting Jennifer Lopez as intensely desirable in as humble a manner as possible (which she executes beautifully). As a woman she is beautiful, powerful and rich. Her character in this video however is that of an Alice and Wonderland type; an ordinary girl who accepts an extraordinarily magically gift. The clumsy, Jackie Chan-esque choreography is just that. However, what I do admire is the fact that J Lo has stayed true to her latin roots, and is still very much 'Jenny from the block'.
Ex-army lad Chris Kenna had a vision to create a TV drama that portrayed the gritty street life that is lived in many parts of Manchester. The journey from script through to casting and filming has been a long one, but finally the show is in fruition airing on Sky Channel 219 at 9pm tomorrow night. Show your support for Manchester talent. For more information go to www.theendzdrama.com.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
NEW VIDEO ALERT! Afrojack, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nervo - The Way We See The World (Tomorrowland Anthem)
Pop artists are saturating Dance music. R&B and Hip-Hop artists are diluting the power of House music. But tracks like this keep the genre alive and remind us all exactly what a big track should sound like. The build and the drop are huge and trascend with a finese and feeling the only a few can manifest. This collaboration of House giants has very much become synonymous for its embrace that was felt at Tomorrowland Festival 2011. Decent.
Monday, 12 September 2011
Image by Jskyphotography
Literally moments since first appearing on our screens on Big Brother, Louise Cliffe began trending on Twitter. Louise Cliffe may be stunning, but she is mysterious and incredibly down to earth. Let's help her on her journey.
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Sunday, 11 September 2011
Pictures by Jskyphotography
The face of Hollyoaks has changed dramatically over the past few years, but back in the day our TV sets were lit up by the role of Darlene Taylor; a fiesty character played by actress Sarah Lawrence. Sarah Lawrence left Hollyoaks in 2006 after playing her principle role for 4 years to embark on a real life role as a mother. I caught up with her, and son CJ for an interview and some photos.
Do you miss working on Hollyoaks?
Yes, I do miss working there. You can spend up to 18 hours a day with them on set. I was there for 4 years and we became such a little family, but I'm still in contact with the cast and we sometimes meet up for the odd night out.
Do you still watch it?
I do flick over from time to time, but I don't really get to watch it like I used to.
What was it like being in the calendar? How did you cope with the level of attention it gave you?
The calendar shoots were always so much fun. My character was really young so I never got to spend time with the actresses who played the older characters (even though we were all the same age). It was nice to spend a couple of days abroad with them all. We shot my last calendar in Ibiza and we had such a giggle!
What's the best thing about being a mum?
I don't think I could honestly say what the best thing is. Everyday is always "the best". He is probably my greatest achievement and we have an incredible bond. Not many people realise but I left Hollyoaks when I was 8 months pregnant, so I didn't have much time to rest inbetween the show and actually having him. He's showing signs of wanting to be an actor now too. I'm a very proud mummy.
How old is CJ now? Seems like he has grown up so fast....
He's 5 now, and yes the time has flown by. He's so smart. He can read, write and he comes out with the most intelligent things. It really is true when other parents say "they grow up so fast" because it still feels like yesterday when I was carrying him home from the hospital.
What has been the hardest thing about bringing him up?
I constantly worry about how my life affects him, because his life and his development is literally in my hands. I'm very protective over him and he see's the world as one big adventure, whereas as an adult we know what the world is really like.
How do you find juggling a social life with being a mum?
I try not to let my social life affect him. He is my whole life and I try to be as balanced as possible. I can't be as spontaneous as a lot of my friends but I don't really see that as an issue. End of the day I'm not 18 anymore and I love having that responsibility and I have a fantastic support system around me with my family and CJ's Dad. They all have a hand in his upbringing.
How close are you with you own mother? She must be the proudest Grandmother.....
My mum is a legend. I'm an only child and she always wanted more kids, so she has an amazing bond with CJ. I was very overwhelmed when I first had him, as every first time mum can understand, and she helped me when I needed her and was always on hand for me if I ever struggled. She spoils him rotten and is very much the proud Grandma.
I've known you for about 2 years now. What do you think of Jsky? (be as honest as you like)
Hmmmmmm...There's only one word I could use to describe you...fabulous! I think we have highs and lows, but no matter what I think we've always been there for each other. You don't stay friends for 2 years by accident and we always have an incredible laugh!
Stay tuned for more Jskychat Exclusives....
Thursday, 8 September 2011
The other day I caught up ex-Hollyoaks babe turned yummy mummy Sarah Lawrence to take some new shots with her son CJ, and interview her on life since. Stay tuned for the full Jskychat exclusive interview coming soon!
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Tomorrow night I will performing at the next Echolalia Showcase event at none other than Bury Library. I've never heard of music gig in a library before so I am extremely excited about this. The event kicks off from 7pm and admission is only £4. Hits include 'Weekend Song' which I will be performing with Pedro's Pumpernickel. Straight after the event I will be performing some special tracks at Indigo Bury including 'Self-Destruct' for the very first time with UK rapper Bigfoot. Be great to see as many of you down as possible as there will be a few surprises. Stay glued to 'JSKY MUSIC GROUP' and @jskychat on Twitter for updates!
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Last Sunday, snakes descended unto Bijou Club for one night only; Jungle Geek in celebration for founder Matt Peacock's birthday (pictured above, centre). Pictures are now online at www.facebook.com/pages/JSKYPHOTOGRAPHY/15419416574 and a video featuring all the action from the event is available in HD from the Youtube below.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Jedward are cool, and I would definitely be backing them to win if Lucien wasn't in there. But he is, so I'm getting behind him. A lot people from the north-west party scene know Lucien, so let's do our bit to support him. To vote Lucien to win Big Brother call 090 16 16 17 06. Calls cost 36p from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Voting closes in Thursday 8th September's final show.
Pictured: Jsky [left] and Lucien Laviscount [right]