Kim Wilde’s Countdown to Christmas (UK-Friday 19th December 2014)
This blog will show each day till Christmas a different video of Kim Wilde recorded especially around this time.
Kim Wilde’s Special Christmas Message (December 2014) :
Electric Penguins Remix of Burn Gold here : kimwilde.com
Buy a limited autographed copy of this CD : recordstore.co.uk
Pizzaz TV Interview (UK-Friday 18th December 2014) :
Kim Wilde gave a special Christmas interview to Jamie Edwards from magic 105.4 for Pizzaz web TV channel :
Get Rockin’around the Christmas tree N°1 ! (Uk-Wednesday 17th December 2014) :
In memory of the British comedian Mel Smith, there has been recently a campaign to get Rockin Around The Christmas Tree by Mel & Kim to Number One this Christmas. This song was originally released in 1987 for Comic Relief and reached n°3 in the UK charts and n°4 in Denmark. please support this campain by sharing the following facebook page : hmelandkimxmasno1
Kim Wilde has brought her support by publishing on facebook the following message : “In memory of the late, great Mel Smith I’ve been told there’s a campaign to get ‘Rockin Around The Christmas Tree’ by Mel & Kim to Number One this Christmas. This is nothing to do with my project at all but having been asked of course I’m more than happy to give it my full support. RIP Melvin. (Kim Wilde)”
Recently, Rockin’around the Christmas tree by Mel & Kim was voted n°24 in the UK Channel 5 TV chart show “Britain’s favourite Christmas song” :
Kim Wilde & Nena Live in Saasveld (Hol-Saturday 13th December 2014) :
Last year, Kim wilde gave a performance in the Dutch town called Saasveld at the occasion of a Christmas gig with Nik Kershaw. But this time, Kim Wilde and her band performed with German singer Nena in front of an audience of 4 000 people. An article about it : tubantia.nl
A review of the concert : tubantia.nl/
The setlist was : 1)Chequered love-2)View from a bridge-3)Ligths down low-4)Cambodia-5)Never trust a stranger-6)A little respect-7)The second time-8)Love blonde-9)Wonderful life-10)Words fell down-10)King of the World-11)To France-12)Poison-13)Forever young-14)You came-15)You keep me hangin’on. Encore : 16)Merry Christmas everybody-17)Rockin around the Christmas tree-18)Kids in America.
Later Kim Wilde joined Nena to perform Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime.
more live photos here : rtvoost.nl
You came :
Never trust a stranger :
Merry Christmas everybody :
Some great live photos by Erik Burton :
Kim Wilde backstage in the afternoon. (photos by Patrick)
More photos by Jennifer :
Video trailers :
Information & tickets here : saasveldlive.nl
The Kim Wilde Request Show (UK-Sunday 14th December 2014) :
Today, Kim started this special Christmas time programme with I’m gonna be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers, Do they know it’s Christmas by Band Aid 30 and later played various songs like Thinking out loud by Ed Sheeran, Something stupid by Frank & Nancy Sinatra, It take two by Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, All I want for Christmas is you by Maria Carey, Does your mother know ? by Abba, Last Christmas by Wham… Don’t forget to let Kim know what you would like to hear and why for the next Kim Wilde Request Show by filling this form :
Kim Wilde’s Christmas concerts (UK- Friday 12th & Sunday 14th December 2014)
Kim Wilde & her band gave their first exclusive Christmas concert at the Banqueting Hall at Knebworth House on Friday 12th December 2014.
The set list included songs like Let it snow, Hope, New Life, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, White Winter Hymnal, Hey Mr Snowman, Deck The Halls (Angels Sing), Santa Claus is coming to town, White Christmas, Merry Christmas everybody, I wish it could be Christmas everyday, Last Christmas with a few lines of Four Letter Word during that, The Riddle by Nik kershaw, acoustic versions of You Came, You Keep Me Hangin’ On, Rockin’around the Christmas tree and Kids in America (final).
Backstage with fan PJ Elfick :
On Sunday 14th December 2014, due to demand, Kim Wilde will give another exclusive christmas concert at the Knebworth house, a chance for you to listen again to the Wilde Winter Songbook songs live ! Limited to 100 per performance, tickets for the Sunday are selling fast, with the 8pm show already sold out and just a few left for the matinee at 4pm. More information & tickets here : knebworthhouse.com
The Kim Wilde Christmas album Wilde Winter Songbook. Download it here : amazon.co.uk
Society Of Distinguished Songwriters (UK-Saturday 6th December 2014) :
Kim Wilde attended the 43rd Annual SODS (Society of Distinguished Songwriters) Ladies Night at the Rochester Hotel in London on Saturday 6th December 2014.
Kim Wilde sent via twitter the photo above with the following message : Here with Justin Hayward @Wildericky @NikKershaw @wilderoxy singing “The Riddle”, “Teenager in Love” with Sir Tim Rice and “Kids in America”.
The Kim Wilde Request Show (UK-Sunday 7th December 2014) :
This week this inedit photo of kim Wilde was posted on magic 105.4 facebook page with the following message : “Kim is here every Sunday morning from 10am with 3 hours of your requests. You can get your request on by emailing her now at http://www.magic.co.uk/kimwilde/This week she has songs from: Madonna, Eternal and Bruce Springsteen”.
Today, Kim started her programme with Material girl by Madonna and later played various songs like Christmas lights by Coldplay, My sweet Lord by George Harisson, Rule the world by Take that, Can you feel it by The Jacksons 5, Baby it’s cold outside by Michael Bublé & Idina Menzel…
Don’t forget to let Kim know what you would like to hear and why for the next Kim Wilde Request Show by filling this form :
The Kim Wilde Request Show (UK-Sunday 30th November 2014) :
This week Kim Wilde’s fans were treated very well with this beautiful photo of hers posted on magic 105.4 facebook page with the following message : “Kim is here every Sunday from 10am with your requests, you can get your requests in to her by heading to magic.co.uk ! This week she has one of her 80′s favourites and she’ll be playing a track from the new Boyzone album !”
Today, Kim started her programme with True by Spandau Ballet and later played various songs like Luka by Suzanne Vega, If I could turn back the hands of time by Art Kelly, Changes by David Bowie, Yours by Ella Henderson , Dreams by Fleetwood Mac… Don’t forget to let Kim know what you would like to hear and why for the next Kim Wilde Request Show by filling this form :
Letchworth garden City Winter Festival (UK-Saturday 29th November 2014) :
To celebrate the start of the Christmas Season , Kim Wilde was the special guest to turn on the Christmas lights at 6.30pm in Letchworth Garden City, with other festivities and excitement throughout the day. Entertainment also included the rock band Blighty Inc. as well as Santa’s Grotto, lantern procession, craft market, live entertainment, carol singing, hog roast, mulled wine, roast chestnuts, elf makeovers and activities, fairground rides, fireworks and more…
Blighyt Inc. More information here : shopletchworth.com
Kids in America :
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer & Rockin’around the Christmas tree :
Supershoes auction (UK-Saturday 29th November 2014) :
Kim Wilde and her niece Scarlett Wilde donated a pair of hand painted Converse trainers which was auctionned for a charity organisation called Supershoes. Supershoes is a non-profit organisation, with a mission to bring a smile and hope to seriously ill and severely disabled children in the UK, whilst raising awareness. More information here : supershoes.org.uk
Kim Wilde also twittered previously to this organisation the following message : “Work in progress . Good luck with the auction“. Read more about Kim’s involvement here : supershoes.org.uk The auction is scheduled for Saturday 29th November 2014 via facebook : supershoes auction
Tonight Marty Wilde will perform tonight for the last time in 2014 at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham Buy tickets
Kim Wilde’s father Marty Wilde has been on a new Tour with the Wildcats which has longed for the whole year througout the UK. A chance for you to see Marty live on stage, one of the only performing Rock’n’Roll pioneers in the world today. Marty began his career in 1957 and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and groundbreaking Rock’n’Roll years. With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from that era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats, take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.
Forthcoming live dates : see 2015 live dates at Marty Wilde’s official website : martywilde.com
New live date : Let’s Rock London (UK-Saturday 27th June 2015) :
Kim Wilde & her band will perform at the music festival Let’s rock London on Saturday 27th June 2015.Let’s Rock London is a celebration of the ‘80s hosted by Magic FM at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Following the station’s touring events, the one-day festival will feature performances from Bananarama, Rick Astley, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, Go West, Nick Heyward, Five Star, Sinitta, Sonia, Brother Beyond and China Crisis, among others.
Kim Wilde gave an interview at BOB FM radio which was brodcast today during the radio programme BOB’s Breakfast. More information : bobfm.co.uk Kim Wilde spoke again about the December 2012 train incident and the reissue of her Christmas album Wilde Winter Songbook as well as her personal life.
If you missed it, listen to the best parts of it here :
Wilde Winter Songbook still available here : amazon.co.uk
Letchworth garden City Winter Festival (UK-Saturday 29th November 2014) :
To celebrate the start of the Christmas Season , Kim Wilde will be the special guest to turn on the Christmas lights at 6.30pm in Letchworth Garden City, with other festivities and excitement throughout the day. Entertainment will also include the rock band Blighty Inc. and Kim’s daughter Rose Fowler, as well as Santa’s Grotto, lantern procession, craft market, live entertainment, carol singing, hog roast, mulled wine, roast chestnuts, elf makeovers and activities, fairground rides, fireworks and more…
Here is the full programme for this event :
11:00 Indoor craft market opens
12:00 Christmas land train arrives
13:00 Panto in the Wynd
14:00 ~ St Christopher’s Jazz Band
14:45 ~ Garden City Academy Choir
15:15 ~ Rat Pack Band & singer
15:45 ~ Rhapsodini Choir
16:00 ~ Hitchin Rock Choir
16:00 ~ Opening of Santa’s Grotto (open from 4-6 and reopen at 7)
16:30 ~ F.O.N.O.
17:00 ~ SPADS with a Panto Taster
17:30 ~ Kim Wilde and Jacab Slater
18:00 ~ Blighty Inc -Lantern procession from Eastcheap
18:30 ~ Light Switch On & Fireworks
18:45 ~ Salvation Army Band & Carol Singing
19:00 ~ Santa Meet & Greet
More information here : shopletchworth.com
The eu Web Awards (Belgium-Wednesday 19th November 2014) :
Kim Wilde & her band performed at The eu Web Awards ceremony in Brussels on Wednesday 19th November 2014. Kim was asked to present The Better World Award in connection to her passion for gardening, nature… This event was located at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, famous for its Museum with the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe.
A video about it :
Kids in America :
Kim Wilde sent these photos via twitter with this message : “Incredible place to do a gig“.
There were several twitts posted with photos and mentioning “Kim Wilde singing among dinosaurs !“
Blinkbox is an online music store owned by Tesco. Information here : blinkboxmusic.com
Kim Wilde introduced some of her favourite 80′s songs including ABC, The Cure, David Bowie, Billy Idol… Kim Wilde’s playlist : 1)Kids in America by Kim Wilde-2)Let’s dance by David Bowie-3)All of my heart by ABC-4)Take my breath away by Berlin-5)Hot in the city by Billy Idol-6)French Kissin’in the USA by Debbie Harry-7)Come back & stay by Paul Young-8)Wonderful life by Black-9)In between days by The Cure-10)Simply irresistible by Robert Palmer-11)Rockin’around the Christmas tree by Kim Wilde & Nik Kershaw-12)One’s from the Heart by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle-13)Upside down by Diana Ross-14)Winter Wonderland by Kim Wilde & Rick Astley. This music programme was originally published last year but is still available on line. Listen to an excerpt of it here : Happy Birthday Kim Wilde ! (UK-Tuesday 18th November 2014) : Today, Kim Wilde celebrates her birthday, so Happy Birthday Kim ! Message left by Kim on twitter : “Hey Rockers ! I’m at home with my family.The best birthday present anyone could wish for.Lots of love to you all xxx” Today, it has also been one year since kim Wilde has been presenting her 80′s Show on German radio RPR1. Penny for London (UK-Sunday 16th November 2014) : Kim Wilde posed for this photo in support of the fundation “Penny for London” launched by the London Mayor Boris Johnson. The money raised by Penny for London will be given to not-for-profit organizations across London to help improve the lives and prospects of young people living in areas of economic disadvantage. Read more : penny for london The Kim Wilde Request Show (UK-Sunday 16th November 2014) : Kim started her programme with Boogie Nights by Heatwave and later played various songs like Blame it on me by George Ezra, You’re my best friend by Queen, Jessie by Joshua Kadisson, Luka by Suzanne Vega, Real love by Tom Odell… Don’t forget to let Kim know what you would like to hear and why for the next Kim Wilde Request Show by filling this form : The Kim Wilde 80s Show (boom 99.7)(Canada-Saturday 15th November 2014) Canadian Kim Wilde fans can listen to the Kim Wilde 80s Show on the Canadian radio boom 99.7 every Saturday and Sunday between 8 and 10am (Canadian hour) or 1pm and 3pm (UK hour). Information here : boom997.com The playlist for today was : 1)Don’t forget me (when I’m gone) by Glass Tiger-2)Never surrender by Corey Heart-3)Another brick in the wall by Pink Floyd-4)Don’t stop believin’ by Journey-5)Hold on by Santana-6)Africa by Toto -7)The runner by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band-8)Into the groove by Madonna-9)Pop goes the world by Men Without Hats-10)Hurts so good by John Mellencamp-11)Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams-12)Try by Blue Rodeo-13)Listen like thieves by INXS-14)Girls just want to have fun by Cindy Lauper-15)Hit me with your best shot by Pat Benatar-16)Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson-17)Maneater by Darry Hall & John Oates-18)Tenth Avenue Freeze out by Bruce Springsteen-19)Walking on sunshine by Katarina & The Waves-20)Black Velvet by Alanah Miles-21)Don’t you want me by The human League-22)Alive & Kicking by Simple minds-23)You’re a strange animal by Gowan-24)Sussudio by Phil Colins-25)Heart of Glass by Blondie. If you missed it listen to it here : Don’t miss the Kim Wilde 80s Show on Canadian radio boom 99.7 every weekend between 8am and 10am : Sign up your radio station for the Kim Wilde 80s Show here : the kim wilde 80s show Die Kim Wilde 80er Show (RPR1)(Ger-Tuesday 11th November 2014) : Kim Wilde has introduced Die Kim Wilde 80er Show from Monday to Thursday on German radio RPR1 since Monday 18th november 2013 (nearly one year now !!). More information here : rpr1.de Listen to it live here between 19h00 and 20h00 : rpr1.de The playlist for Die Kim wilde 80er Show on Monday 3rd November 2014 was : 1)Tell it to my heart by Taylor Dayne-2)Eye of the tiger by Survivor-3)Free fallin’ by Tom Petty-4)Somebody else’s guy by Jocelyne Brown-5)Maniac by Michael Sembello-6)Some guys have all the luck by Rod Stewart-7)A good heart by Feargal Sharkey-8)The great commandment by Camouflage-9)Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes-10)We built this city by Starship-11)Four letter word by Kim Wilde-12)Year of 69 by Bryan Adams-13)Don’t leave me this way by The Communards-14)Don’t stand so close to me by The Police-15)Somebody’s watching me by Rockwell. If you missed it listen to it here : Sign up your radio station for The Kim Wilde 80s Show here : thekimwilde80sshow.com Let’s Rock Southampton (UK-Saturday 11th July 2015) : Kim Wilde & her band will perform at the music festival Let’s rock Southampton on Saturday 11th July 2015. Read an article about it : dailyecho.co.uk Buy tickets here : gigantic.com The kim Wilde 80s Show (up!99.3)(Canada-Saturday 25th October 2014) : The Kim Wilde 80s Show can be heard now in North America on the radio Up! 99.3 FM every Saturday night from 6pm to Midnight (or every Sunday from 1am to 5am UK hour). Up! 99.3 is a radio based in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). Information : up993.com The first part of the playlist for today was : 1)When tomorrow comes by Eurythmics-2)Sweet sixteen by Billy Idol-3)Beds are burning by Midnight Oil-4)I’m coming out by Diana Ross-5)Part time lover by Stevie Wonder-6)Too shy by Kajagoogoo-7)Arthur’s theme by Christopher Cross-8)Radio gaga by Queen-9)Two hearts by Phil Collins-10)Broken wings by Mr. Mister-11)Gold by Spandau Ballet-12)I’m on fire by Bruce Springsteen-13)When doves cry by Prince-14)Song for whoever by Beautiful South-15)China in your hand by T’pau-16)Time by Culture Club-17)Kayleigh by Marillion-18)Sweet child o’ mine by Guns ‘n’ Roses-19)That’s all by Genesis-20)The sun always shines on TV by A-ha-21)Brass in pocket by The Pretenders-22)Danger zone by Kenny Loggins-23)This is not America by David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group-24)I wanna dance with somebody by Whitney Houston-25)Water on glass by Kim Wilde. If you missed it listen to an excerpt of the first 2 hours here : Don’t miss the Kim Wilde 80s Show on Canadian radio Up ! 99.3 every Saturday between 10pm and midnight (click on picture) : Sign up your radio station for the Kim Wilde 80s Show here : the kim wilde 80s show Kim Wilde on the Steps of Fame (Ger-Wednesday 22nd October 2014) : Kim Wilde has been honoured by having her name being added recently on the Steps of Fame of the House On The Rock, a musical training center in Regensburg (Germany) which published today an article on facebook about this event with very nice inedit photos taken during the Rock Meets Classic Show in Donau (Germany) with the following message : “And the Step goes to…Kim Wilde ! She brings loveliness and elegancy to Rock and Roll by her singing and being such a marvellous person. We included some views of the garden in front or below (!) the House On The Rock to please the gardener within this great RnR Lady. The Steps of Fame plaque was signed by Kim Wilde after the Classic Rock Night in the Donau Arena on the 22nd of March 2014.” Read more about the House On The Rock here : thehouseontherock.de Brisant (ARD)(Ger-Monday 20th October 2014) : In this German TV report called “Walzer à la Kim Wilde”, live parts of Kids in America, You keep me hangin’on were shown, as well as an interview recorded backstage on Saturday 18th October 2014 :
Leipzig Fernsehen Opernball Int (LF)(Ger-Monday 20th October 2014) : Report and interview of Kim Wilde recorded at the occasion of her performance at the Leipzig 20th Opernball on Saturday 18th October 2014 :
MDR Um 4 – Gäste zum Kaffee (MDR)(Ger-Monday 20th October 2014) : A report about the Leipziger Opernball showing first parts of Kim Wilde’s performance at the Leipzig 20th Opernball and then an interview of Kim released backstage by TV presenter Susanne Klehn : The Kim Wilde 80s Show (boom 101.9)(Canada-Sunday 19th October 2014) : Canadian Kim Wilde fans can listen to the Kim Wilde 80s Show on the Canadian radio boom 101.9 every Saturday and Sunday between 8 and 10am (Canadian hour) or 1pm and 3pm (UK hour). Information here : boom1019.com The playlist for today was : 1)Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams-2)Thriller by Michael Jackson-3)Working for the weekend by Loverboy-4)De do do, de da da da by The Police-5)Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel-6)There was a time (when we were young) by One to One -7)A view to a kill by Duran Duran-8)I believe by Chilliwack-9)Small town by John Mellencamp-10)Little Red Corvet by Prince-11)99 luftballons by Nena-12)Don’t go by Yazoo-13)Tokyo Rose by Idle Eyes-14)Girls just want to have fun by Cindy Lauper-15)Dude looks like a Lady by Aerosmith-16)New Sensation by INXS-17)I wanna dance with somebody by Whitney Houston-18)Too bad by Doug & The Slugs-19)Love changes everything by Climie Fisher-20)Not in love by Platinum Blonde-21)Edge of Seventeen by Steve Nicks-22)If you don’t know me by now by Simply red-23)Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen-24)Jump by Van Halen-25)A criminal mind by Lawrence Gowan-26)Red red wine by UB40. If you missed it listen to it here : Don’t miss the Kim Wilde 80s Show on Canadian radio boom 101.9 every weekend between 8am and 10am : Sign up your radio station for the Kim Wilde 80s Show here : the kim wilde 80s show Opernball in Leipzig (Ger-Saturday 18th October 2014) : Kim Wilde & her band performed live at the 20th Opernball at Leipzig in Germany. (Photo by Volkmar Heinz). More photos here : dnn-online.de5 Kim Wilde with Susanne Klehn. (Photos by Rexfeatures). More live photos here : rexfeatures.com Kim Wilde was interviewed backstage when she performed at the Leipziger 20th Opernball in Germany. Part of a live clip for Chequered love was also shown :