Monday, 24 August 2009

Amy Winehouse performs with The Specials

At the V Festival in the UK at the weekend, the amazing singer Amy Winehouse sang a surprise duet with ska legends The Specials.

It's a real joy to watch one of my favourite singers perform with one of my favourite bands. The Specials are a Ska band who gained popularity in the 1980s and have constantly performed since. They are famous for hits such as "Ghost Town", "Much Too Young" and "Gangsters".

It's great to see Amy singing so well after her shambolic performance at Glastonbury in 2008 and the cancellation of her Shepherd's Bush gig earlier this year.

I hope this is the dawn of a new era for Amy. She is incredibly talented, and very intelligent and charismatic. She's just let herself down due to drug abuse. But it looks like her sabbatical in St. Lucia has really helped her to think clearly and sort herself out. I won't hold my breath though. Drug addiction is a terrible illness that has a nasty habit of coming back.


  1. She played with Pete Doherty as well at V, she's definitely trying to get her profile up again - Good on her, I say! Hopefully a new album will appear soon :)

  2. Yeah I hope so Rock N Rolly!