on the latest singles, video performances and tours.
►August 12, 2019
Boy George's was asked to write and perform a new song for the all new Lee Cooper Autumn /Winter campaign. The commercial features British actor Harry Kirton and contemporary dancer Renee Stewart, set to a backdrop of East London, where the building blocks for the brand began.
Combining cornerstones of our heritage, for the autumn/winter collection we explore London and Denim to deliver a collection of modern work-wear themed pieces. Georges new song for the commercial that he has written is called "We Know What We Want" for "True London Blues". "We Know What We Want" starts off with a piano playing and then drops into full swing, Georges sings the lyrics.
The latest release from BGP records comes Jamie Hannah and Boy George with their new single "House Of Truth" Get yourself in the 'House of Truth’ it's one of the most affirming hits of the summer. The NEW SINGLE is OUT NOW on a strictly limited edition CD single to only 100 copies. The song was written by Boy George & Benny Di Massa.
The music video was directed by the fabulous Dean Stockings. It's also out now. View it below.
UK CD single (Limited edition to 100 copies)
01. House of Truth (Original Version) 4:03
02. House of Truth (Radio Edit) 3:29
CD No.2 (Also limited edition to 100 copies release on August 9th 2019) Following the AMAZING response to the original version of House Of Truth, BGP Records is delighted to present Part 2 - a gorgeous, show-stopping acoustic version of the song.
01. House of Truth (Acoustic Version) does not feature Boy George on vocals.
House of Truth is a truly unique and infectious song; beginning with a soulful refrain and driving beat. Boy George and Jamie both take turns with the early verses which in turn build to a gospel infused crescendo. The full breadth and range of Jamie’s 4-octave spanning vocals are showcased as the duo are joined by a joyous gospel choir. “I am very lucky to have Boy George as a mentor. The whole process of making and recording the song and music video with such an icon has been very surreal” says Hannah.
Jamie Hannah is a British singer-songwriter with an extraordinary voice. His incredible vocal capabilities were honed at the Royal College of Music, where he trained in opera. Fusing this training with a variety of genres results in pop music with true passion, unlike anything else you’re likely to hear right now. His huge range and soaring falsetto makes ‘House of Truth’ one of the most affirming hits of the summer.
►July 7th 2019
Boy George wins The Voice 2019!
Diana Rouvas has won The Voice Australia 2019! As the winner, Diana, has won $100,000 cash and a recording contract with EMI Music.
"I am literally so delighted," said coach, Boy George. "I have never been happier for anyone in my entire life."
Diana returned to the show as an All Star after appearing on The Voice Australia's first series in 2012.
Diana then gave everyone a taste of what to expect from her with a performance of her new single, 'Wait For No One'.
Boy George chose one of the biggest songs in history, Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'. Her vocal was, as usual breathtaking, and had Boy George in tears.
Then Boy George and Diana shared the stage to sing Barbra Streisand's 'Send in the Clowns'. What a fantastic performance this was.
►June 25th 2019
Boy George and Kelly Rowland Perform Culture Club's Runaway Train
George asked Kelly Rowland if she would like to sing a duet with him for Culture Club's Runaway Train which features the legend "Gladys Knight". She did and George both did a fantastic performance. See below video.
►June 18th 2019
Culture Clubs Runaway Train is on BBC Radio 2 B List for 3rd week!
Boy George & Culture Clubs Runaway Train has made the BBC/Radio 2 B-LIST for a third week now!
Thank you����❤️ #BOYGEORGE&CULTURECLUB This is Culture Clubs third single to be B-Listed."Let Somebody Love You" & "Life" Let us hope next week it moves to the A-List!
Boy George Bio-pic MGM Movie Announced
►May 29th 2019 It’s a good time to be in the musical biopic train! Just announced today by MGM studios Boy George & Culture Club are getting a bio-pic movie. It was just announced today that MGM will produce the film based on the life of Boy George, It will be written and directed by Sacha Gervasi. The movie will feature the humble beginnings of a young man who knew he was destined for fame. It’ll follow his upbringing, his coming-of-age, his battle with his sexuality — all the good stuff that we have seen in the other popular biopics. Unlike Mercury and John, Boy George has had more fun with the tabloids joking to be the first drag queen to win a Grammy Award "Thank you America, you got good taste, style, and know a good drag queen when you see one," George said at the Grammy's as Culture Club won the Best New Artist Award (via satellite from England). While today that may not sound outlandish, in 1984, as highlighted by a New York Times article at the time, some Americans didn't know what to do with George and his gender-nonconformity. Or the time Culture Club debuted on Top of The Pops for the first time. The headlines read" Was it a boy? or Was it a girl?" You can expect this to spice things up a bit.
Written and Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Producer: Kevin King Templeton & Paul Kemsley
Executive Producer George O'Dowd & Jessica De Rothchild
►George had a fun tweet today as well with this announcement!
Boy George & Culture Club sign a deal with Primary Wave
►May 28th 2019 Boy George believes he has lost hundreds of millions in royalty fees over the decades and wants to stop the bleeding.
Culture Club are linking up with independent music publishing firm Primary Wave to recoup the rights — and future profits — to hit songs like “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”.
In a deal to be announced, Primary Wave will announce an undisclosed stake in Culture Club’s limited rights to its music in exchange for marketing the award-winning band’s songs — and attempting to win back its remaining copyrights.
Music publisher BMG, which owns the band’s publishing rights, would be one target, sources said.The new deal comes at an opportune time as Culture Club and Boy George plan to go on a world tour in 2020. Additionally, MGM is making a film on Boy George, whose androgynous looks and soulful voice captivated the ‘1980s.
“My songs are very precious to me,” Boy George told The Post. “They are the story of my life. I wanted to partner with Primary Wave as they respect the legacy but also understand I want the songs heard.”
“Let’s be honest, he’s just f—ing cool, he was very, very original and ahead of his time,” his manager Kemsley said. “He’s more than just a singer, he’s an icon. He’s a trailblazer. I’m expecting big things.”Culture Club's single"Runaway Train"Gets B-Listed
►May 25th 2019 The new single Runway Train by Boy George & Culture Club (Feat Gladys Knight) is now on BBC Radio 2 playlist were it debuted this week. The single was released on May 1st 2019. Let’s hope it enters the official singles chart, it deserves to be a big hit for Culture Club.
Boy George attends UK premiere Rocket Man
►May 20th 2019 With the new Elton Jon movie coming out on May 31st. Boy George was at the London premiere with his friend Vangelis Ploydorou. With the huge success of the last biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody about the British Rock Band Queen. Our next big bio pic is scheduled for our very own Boy George which MGM studio pictures will be developing a script and casting will be done soon for this amazing movie to come. George is very excited at the moment about the bio picture that will be filmed about him and Culture Club.
George Storms off the set of The Voice
►May 19th, 2019 "The Voice Australia" was back on Sunday night for season eight, and coach George brought the house down with drama.
Boy George stormed off the set during the show's blind auditions phase after a testy exchange with one of the contestants.
Twenty-year-old Daniel Shaw had just finished a performance of "Beneath Your Beautiful" accompanied by piano, and all of the coaches had pressed the "I Want You" button. But things got tense when George asked Daniel contestant if he played guitar.
"Can you play guitar"? George asked
"I can play guitar but no one really cares if I play guitar," Shaw responded.
"No one cares?" George asked while the man shook his head.
George said "I do."
"What a rude thing to say"
"I think after that comment, go with Delta," he went on, referring to fellow coach Delta Goodrem before eventually storming off the stage.
Boy George & Culture Club are back on the charts at No. 1
►May 15th 2019 - Boy George & Culture Club are No.1 with their single "Life" on the LGBTQ music charts. The single has been on the LGBTQ charts for over 19 weeks already and is going down to be a Culture Club classic with the LGBTQ community. This has got to be one of Culture Club's best new songs. With the success of the single going to the No.1 spot, Culture Club is also debuting on the LGBTQ chart at No.5 this week as a new chart entry for "Runaway Train" (Feat Gladys Knight). Now you can vote each week for either song. Thanks for voting!