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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Brits On Stage

(and a few Australian & Irish ones too!) 



OMD,HOWARD JONES,RICHARD BLADE
& BARENAKED LADIES
The Greek
July 24th
Tickets Here

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
The Greek

July 27th
Tickets Here

HIDDEN CHARMS
Resident DTLA
July 29th
Free with RSVP - here

ENGLISH BEAT
The Rose (Pasadena)
July 30th

DURAN DURAN
Irvine Ampitheatre
July 30th
Half price tix available on Goldstar
Click Here to Purchase

UB40 w/English Beat
The Pacific Ampitheatre (Costa Mesa)
July 31st
Tickets Here

THE WOMBATS 
The Fonda
August 3rd
Tickets Here

RADIOHEAD
The Shrine
August 4th - Tickets Here
August 8th - Tickets Here

STEVE COOKE
The Grafton

August 5th 
Click here for full details

ADELE
Staples Center
Dates from August 5th - August 13th
Tickets Here

FLUME w/Special Guests
Shrine Expo Hall (FOUR Nights!)
August 10th,11th,12th,13th
Tickets Here 

HUMAN LEAGUE/80's WEEKEND!
Microsoft Theater
August 12th
HALF PRICE Tickets on Goldstar here

PETER FRAMPTON & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
The Greek
August 18th
Tickets Here

CULTURE CLUB
Hollywood Bowl

August 26/27th
Tickets Here 

THE KILLS
Fox Theater Pomona

September 2nd
Tickets Here

THE KILLS
The Wiltern
September 3rd
Tickets Here

JAKE BUGG
The Wiltern

September 13th
Tickets Here

THE MONKEES - 50th Anniversary!
Pantages Theatre

September 16th
Tickets Here

An Evening with Alan Cumming
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
September 19th
Tickets Here

BLACK SABBATH
Hollywood Bowl

September 19th
Tickets Here

MICK FLEETWOOD
John Anson Ford Theatre
September 20th
Tickets Here

MUMFORD & SONS
Greek Theatre
September 20th Tickets Here 
September 21st Tickets Here


DEF LEPPARD
IRVINE MEADOWS AMPITHEATRE

September 22nd
Tickets Here

CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
The Wiltern

September 22nd
Tickets Here

FOY VANCE
The Troubadour
September 23rd
Tickets Here

PETER HOOK & the Light
The Wiltern 
September 24th
Tickets Here

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION
Fox Performing Arts Center
September 24th
Tickets Here

LUSH
The Fonda
September 24th & 25th
Tickets Here

BLOC PARTY
Hollywood Bowl
September 25th
Tickets Here

FOALS
Hollywood Palladium
September 27th
Tickets Here

OH WONDER 
The Wiltern 
September 28th
Tickets Here

DESERT TRIP
Coachella Valley

October 7, 8, 9th
Tickets Here

VAN MORRISON & TOM JONES
Hollywood Bowl
October 13th
Tickets Here (Goldstar Special Deal)

JAMES BLAKE
Hollywood Palladium

October 20th
Tickets Here

BILLY BRAGG
Palace Theatre (DTLA)
October 25th
Tickets Here

KONGOS W/JOY FORMIDABLE
The Wiltern
October 28th
Tickets Here

PRIMAL SCREAM
Regent Theatre
November 5th

CLEESE & IDLE
Fred Kavli Theatre 
Thousand Oaks Arts Plaza
November 9th
Tickets Here 
Some discounted tickets on Goldstar here

DYLAN MORAN
Largo
November 9th & 10th
Tickets Here

IL DIVO
Dolby Theatre 

November 17th
Goldstar Deal 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hooray For Hollywood! Brits in LA Newsletter July 19th 2016

MEET A MEMBER - EMMA MADDOCK

Meet Emma Maddock from Manchester who moved to LA 3 years ago to pursue acting.
photography - Lauren Chapman

Was there a particular reason you chose LA?
As I wanted to pursue acting for the camera, I researched acting schools in LA and came across the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts based in Hollywood which has a boastful alumni of screen actors and award winners. I had a lot of training back in England and had performed with West End actors, won public speaking competitions, received LAMDA training and performed in many plays, but LA offered something that I just couldn’t experience at home. I know it was the right decision because I’ve been able to build a successful career and meet some great people in the industry.


What do you miss most from home?
I miss my family of course. I moved out here by myself when I was 19 but thankfully my family visit when I can’t make it home. I definitely miss the food! I just want a really good Indian or to run to the chippy and get a cheap easy dinner. And I miss the bread. Everything here is so sweet. Don’t even get me started on the chocolate…

What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since? 
When I first moved to LA, I was overwhelmed. I was living in Hollywood with palm trees along the sides of the streets and stars lining the pavements. But I've definitely got used to living in one of the most famous cities in the world. However, there are definitely still times when I look down the boulevard or I have an amazing view from a house in the Hills and see the sunset and can’t help but feel that initial excitement of living in LA. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the feeling of vast opportunity. 

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Manchester?
The weather and the people. Everyone knows Manchester for raining every day, but here, it’s a rarity and people go a bit crazy when it does actually rain. When I first moved here, a lot of people thought that I was rude or offensive because of my English sense of humour. They are much more friendly in general. They think that we’re mean, but we just tell it how it is! A great thing about the people here is that a lot of them are driven and goal oriented, which is great to be around.

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us?
There’s an amazing Thai restaurant near me called Pa Ord on Sunset and La Brea. It doesn’t look like much on the outside but the food is delicious and it’s cheap. Definitely my most visited restaurant out here. 

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here?
It’s definitely an experience I wouldn’t want to have been without. Try to make sure you have it figured out before you move. I had a roommate who came from England, was with us for 2 nights, and then found out that her loan was declined and had to fly back home! 

Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given?

Whenever I’m stressed, I talk to my mummy and she always tells me ‘Worrying won’t change anything so just focus on living your dream.’ She always seems to make everything seem a lot easier.

Lastly, how can we find out more about you? Are you working on anything at the moment? 
Funnily enough, I’ve actually worked with a few English artists whilst being over here. I was featured in ‘The Vamps’ new music video for ‘I Found a Girl’,  alongside Alli Simpson. 



The video already has millions of views and there’s even an online quiz to find out which one of us you would be.

I also worked on the official UEFA Euro Cup music video by David Guetta ft Zara Larsson – This One’s for You. You can see me performing some football skills. 

I also got to play the 'face' of Russia and Ukraine in the individual videos for each country. 







I worked on Dizzee Rascal’s new music for his new single ‘Hype’ ft Calvin Harris, in which I was a dancer.




You’ll be able to see my acting work in:

LGBT web series ‘Lovers and Friends LA’ in which I play the lead role of Dani.

A new web series called ‘This Is It’ which is about a group of friends adrift in Hollywood, where their dreams fade, and relationships crumble



A feature film due to be released on Netflix later on this year directed by Trina McGee (star of Boy Meets World), in which I play the lead girl who struggles to find where she fits in whilst being raised by her alcoholic god mother, played by rap star Lady of Rage.


photography - Elle Le at Whitewall Pictures

You can find out more about Emma and keep up to date with her projects on her website: 

You can also follow her Fan Page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EmmaMaddockFanPage/?

You can also follow her:
Instagram: @Maddock94

Saturday, July 16, 2016

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES July 16th 2016


If you would like a private reading with Anne you can contact her via
 Email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com
or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Tarot and astrology! She is offering the following discounts
Brits in LA members $85
Brits in LA Key Members $75

Check out Anne's recent appearance on Bravo TV 

click here to watch 

Stargazing with Annie Shaw


ARIES
The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early as mid week arrives. 
Look for an opportunity to add to your income as this can be in this general area. It’s a good week for a clear out of what ever needs to go.

TAURUS
The sun in your cousin sign of Cancer will bring some stability in any area you need it even if it is only a mind set to turn around. After this week your work area will be busier and by the end of the month doing much better.

 GEMINI
Your work life usually takes up much of your time however by early August get what ever needs to be completed as you will be in a lighter frame of mind than for months. You will be traveling for pleasure more then normal.

CANCER
Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the family also.
Be strong and understand you can do what ever you wish the clue is to make sure you don’t hold on to feeling or things that are not positive. Happy Birthday!

LEO
Emotional issues could hold you back from enjoying these next few weeks
So tackle what is to do and make that your priority and spend time relaxing not stressing on what is not likely to happen.

VIRGO
As this week moves forward fast be sure you are ready and willing to get going on your particular plan for a break away from routine. If it is a change in work or home this is good. You must learn not control all outcomes.

LIBRA

Venus your lovely boss is just moving in to the part of your life that will help you make decisions. As it’s a well known fact you Librans can be indecisive know that if you leave things as they are currently you will have to do a scramble in the end.

SCORPIO
You are ready for action and this current planet lineup will assist you to complete what is needed to cheer you up. You should be ready to party this week or so ahead . A person from your past that you thought was gone will turn up soon in your life.

SAGITTARIUS
You could be feeling a bit moody or out of sorts due to Saturn acting up in your general life currently and it’s bringing up deep feelings. Know this, holding on to what no longer is good for you is toxic and it can be either be people or feelings. This would be a good time to start cleaning out old baggage.

CAPRICORN
Your financial situation is still not what you want, however in order to achieve a positive flow of cash you must be prepared to look at how you think about this overall. If you are feeling negative or lacking then it is for sure time to be more positive.

AQUARIUS
It’s your decision on how you start this next week. If you want to change any thing and maybe not feeling up to doing much right now be sure to clear out of your life any dead wood and leave the space ready to be filled by what you do want. 

PISCES
You may be feeling a bit blue or similar feelings this next week, this is due to your boss Neptune going slowly backwards. So take it easy and find fun people to cheer you up. It is also a lucky period financially and if you need extra cash be sure and buy a lottery ticket or two.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MEET A MEMBER - NATHAN SHAW

Meet Nathan Shaw from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, who moved to LA 3 years ago to pursue the illustrious "American Dream" and forge a successful career in Hollywood.

photo by @John Anthony Sutton
Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?
At the time I was playing 'Peter Pan' over at Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan and some of my fellow performers had graduated from AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy). They had locations both in NYC and LA. After already training and working within Dance and Musical Theatre, I thought it was about time I finished off the "Triple Threat" training package and dedicate myself to a full-time acting program. Los Angeles was my number one choice because of well... The weather ha ha. No, I joke. I read up on the faculty and reviews of both campus, and the opportunity was of course much greater on the West Coast.

What do you miss most from home?
Apart from family, nothing so much stands out. I recently went back to the UK for 6 weeks whilst my new O1 Visa was processing. It became clear after a couple of days that there was nothing much left for me there anymore. My life, career and friends were now in the U.S from the previous 3 years of living in LA.
I can get my PG Tips and Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup at Ralphs so i'm all good in that aspect.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Wakefield?

I don't see any sheep or farms? Ha ha. No, I don't miss the fact that there is no relevance to 'Emmerdale' here. One of the biggest differences is obviously waking up to a blue sky and the sun shining everyday. However, in terms of the work - there is so much more opportunity. Back in the UK, I would maybe have 1 or 2 auditions a month. Whereas here in LA, you can have 2, 3 or 4 auditions a day. If you live, sleep, eat, breathe Entertainment, you need to be in what is described as the "Entertainment Capitol of the World".

Do you have a hidden gem in LA?
Apart from the "Lakeside Car Wash" on Riverside Dr (Burbank) who do a mean $20 detail (Shout out to them for cleaning my Ford Mustang every month) and the 'Backyard Marinated Steak Hot Plate' at Tender Greens, I haven't found many hidden gems recently. The Wisdom Tree Hike has a pretty amazing view but I'm still yet to hike to the Hollywood Sign and take one of those infamous selfies. Maybe I'll find the time in these next 3 years?

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here ?
It's not for everyone, but at least give it a shot! If you are truly dedicated to performing then you need to immerse yourself in this world. If you're not a performer, then the lifestyle is next to none. Just make sure you get a car with air conditioning.



How can we find out more about you? Are you working on anything at the moment?
You can follow me on Social Media (Instagram @nafboy) and (Twitter @nath_shaw). You can also take a look at my website and IMDb page to see what i've been working on and what is to come.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given?
As Troy Bolton would say in 'High School Musical', "Keep your head in the game". Ha ha. It's a tough Industry and it's not for everyone. On a serious note though, here's the thing, acting is more than just embodying another character, it goes deeper than that. The world needs entertainment, TV, film, theatre. The people who watch us, live through us and we may or may not think it at the time, but we (as performers) have the power to save someone's life. They religiously watch these TV programs each day, each week. They latch on and relate with a specific character and their story as it could potentially represent something that they are going through personally. They way you make your choices as an actor when portraying a character not only impact the story line, but the world.


So maybe that is something to think about when you're struggling with a specific scene or audition or big move (LA or London or wherever in the world)? If you were watching yourself or your character, how would you react? What would you want them to do? If this was happening to you as a real person and you weren't "just acting", how would it effect you personally?. Give it a shot! Maybe it will help bring some new perspective or insight to whatever you need help with. Also, the best thing about acting, you have the opportunity to be anyone, play any character, try any profession. I could play a doctor without spending 7 years at medical school haha! So if you don't know what you want to do with the rest of your life, get yourself in an acting class or make that move to LA! Maybe it might help you to figure that out and give you some fresh inspiration or motivation.