LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

I have a very exciting opportunity for you. On your smart phone, record the last chorus of my forthcoming single ” Magical Powers” and let your voice be heard.
All you need to do is watch the video of the last chorus of the song (listen on your head phones), then sing along and record your voice and send it to me at: info@tckproduction.com
The top 10 entries will be invited as my guest to see me perform at the Royal Albert Hall on the 7th November 2017.

https://youtu.be/XQPEcClSPsA

“MAGICAL POWERS”
Chorus

I’d make an end to poverty
Destroy pain and suffering
I’d make a place of peace and no wars
Comfort the child who cries
Would open pathways that didn’t exist
I’ll teach people to let go and forgive
Speak out and make peoples voice heard

Writen by Kezia Blain (Aged 13)

Composed and edited by Tally Koren (c) 2017

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Looking Back at 2016 & Happy New Year!

It is wonderful to reflect on the year and to look forward to the new year of 2017
and to thank many people that have made this year so special for me.
I started 2016 by filming the video for my song “Free Will”.
It was directed by Charles H. Joslain and we completed it recently, after an idea by my husband Simon, showing the story of me as a little girl sitting at the piano and demonstrating my own Free Will and growing into the women that I am today.

My husband was inspired by a photo we found of me sitting at a piano as a child
and it’s a nice closure for me.

Press on the photo to watch the video of ‘Free Will’ –

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A big thank you to Rupert Truman who filmed the new footages of the piano and as always capturing my journey this year through photographs.

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Thanks to Charles Joslain and his team at the Central Film School.
Thanks to Gagik Karagheuzian for editing the video which, coincidentally was completed on the very same day that I composed the song on Christmas Eve all those years ago.

This year, the Jewish Festival Hanukkah also fell on Christmas Eve and is a perfect time to bring the message of celebrating light that the message of the song is all about.

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In 2016 I released my single ‘A Love Song For You’ from the album of the same name.
The song was written as a surprise for my husband on our wedding day and I co-wrote it with Barry Upton, who has achieved global success with hits over the last three decades.

tally-koren-a-love-song-for-you_single_itunesThe wonderful Regional Radio team of Hart Media were involved in the campagne, spearheaded by the vibrant Jo Hart who introduced me to Cat Hockley from Fifth Element PR – thank you. It was also a real pleasure working with the National Radio promotersLisa Davis and Mike Armstrong.

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For the release of the single I re-edited the video of the song with the help of Boyd Skinner who has been so loyal to me throughout the years – thanks Boyd!
The video premier was featured on the front page of the Female First magazine.

press on the photo to watch the wedding video :

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I was also invited by the TV station London Live for a thirty minute interview
with Vanessa Baffoe.

press on the photo to watch the interview:12928298_860467867409272_8600419452400050743_nThanks must also go to Robin Marsh and Margaret Ali for inviting me to speak at the House of Lords about Peace and Reconciliation.
This subject is so very important to me, though as a singer, it is easier for me to sing than to talk, so my heart was beating extra beats, especially after hearing the oratory talents
of Lords Eames OM. The biggest surprise for me was when Lord Eames concluded the meeting by saying that he was touched by my speech. So filled with Israeli Chutzpah, I spoke to him at the end and told him about my vision to have an event and to invite influential women from different Nationalities and Professions from around the World to discuss peace and to show the strength of the women through simple communication and to emphasise the
similarities of our cultures.

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The event did happen and I would like to thank Lord Eames with all my heart for giving me that opportunity and believing in my vision of putting the emphasis
on building bridges.

I also had a very inspiring event on International Women’s day and would like to thank the main speakers Baroness Blood, the former Mayor of Enfield, Katie Anula the Palestinian Women’s right activist Ahalam Akram. We were entertained by the Bristol TV stars Livvy and Chrissie.

I have edited a special version of my song Free Will , starting with the piano version and ending with the Latin version in the hope that it will make everyone dance.

press on the photo to watch my performance of Free Will at the House of Lords

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The launch of my album ‘A Love Song For You’ was at the heart of Piccadilly with great musicians and great guests, so I’d like to thank everyone who was there and especially Phil Curran who co produced the album with me.

For the first time in history  I used the words of Mozart himself from a letter that he wrote to his wife when and  made my own adaptation –   ‘One Million Kisses’ – to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, K.488

To watch the performance at the Launch Event press on the photo:

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I had a lovely birthday gift in May from my Lebanese friend, the journalist and actress Lina Kay and accompanied her to the Queens Palace Garden Party and it was a day to remember.

To read the full blog with special tips of how to get ready  for the Queens Palace Garden Party press on the photo:

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In July I was invited again to Birmingham to perform in front of the
Muslim Women’s charity BTM.
It was an important event and I recieved such a very warm welcome and I would love to thank Davinder Prasad from BOPA for inviting me to sing not only there but at other events in the Midlands.
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In August I was very privileged to be on the stage at the Shalom festival in Edinburgh and sing Jerusalem of Gold amongst other songs. It was very special for me to be at this Festival as a former fringe award winner but especially for the importance of its statement. Special thanks to Nigel Gooddrich for organising such an event.

To watch the performance  of Jerusalem of Gold at the Shalom Festival press on the photo:

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Thanks to the Director Arnie Voysey of the video ‘Just Want to be Loved by You’
The video illustrates the life of a women captured in a golden cage and breaking out to became a free women and it was featured in Music Week.

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Patricia Teitelbaum deserves special thanks too for inviting me In October to sing at the Antwerp Peace Festival and to my musicians Dean Ross and Antonio Soto who accompanied me. Standing on the stage in the heart of the City singing Hatikvah was a very emotional moment in my year.
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In November I met with the Archbishop of York at his Palace and what an inspiring man he is. He kindly presented me with a signed copy of his latest book Agape Love Stories which you really should read.

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On the same day I met with Steve Kay, the winner of a competition I was running in September, who is a fan and supports me through social media. We met in York and it was good to hear his feedback about my music .
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It was lovely to be involved in important Charity events throughour the year and singing raises peoples hearts, so I would like to thank Keith Best for taking both myself and Kate Anoula back to Enfield – a town were I lived first when I came to London.

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Thanks for my friend Barbara Dingle who introduced me to many people this year and to Bota Hopkins who invited me to sing at the Lansdowne Members club for a Christmas reception with prestigious guests including HRH Princess Katherine Karađorđević and Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of Hayderabad.

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photo above by Oliver Oxygen Visuals

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I thank and I bless every moment of this year and feel very excited about next year.
Happy New Year to all of you and I hope you’ll be inspired by my song ‘Free Will’ to choose moments that are best for you and for the World!

It’s time to say goodbye to – 72 Names !

It’s time to say goodbye to – 72 Names !

Since 2010 my life was all around my first album 72 Names .

Although I had before an album with collection of songs based on the most know classical melodies – Timeless Melodies .

72 Names  album was my first album as an artist with my own melodies and words .

As an independent artist I feel so proud of what I manage to achieve and how much I learn from it.

  It’s only when you jumped to a deep water that you learn how to swim .

I learn so much about promotion , radio pluggers, public relation , production , social media ,radio,  playlist and more.

I had few critics that wrote about the album that it had allot of potential  and I am a good singer but the main criticism was that it was collection of songs with different  directions .

I completely agree with that claim as it was my intention to put collection of my best songs together and I can’t help it that I am a lady with many hats .

Looking back, yes it might be easier to market it with only one style but as I wrote in my song – Calling You

” I never look back , I never regret ”  I learn through  the different styles what I really love and who are my real audience.

And  its time to move on to something new , so Watch out for my new project !

Short video of the making of  Calling  You video  that have reached over 70000 hits by

Director Brad Watson

Thanks for all the support !

Poetry Competition – Your chance to have your poem played throughout the UK and be heard by millions !

“Calling You” is a favourite with Tally’s fans .The mood of the music and the emotion of the lyrics inspires their optimism for finding love . As part of the campaign, Tally would like to invite you to write a poem with the theme of finding your love, or your guardian  angel .

Her song “Beauty of the Duty” started as a poem that was sent to her on My Space and ended up  on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and 40 other UK radio based stations.

GUIDELINES:

Please write a poem with anything to do with the subjects of finding love or finding your guardian angel. Submit one poem for entry  by midnight on  the 07.10.12  to tckproduction@gmail.com.

The winning poems will be announced  at a poetry event in London on 9th  of October  and will be posted on all her social media sites.

There will be an International  winner and a UK based winner .

PRIZES:

First Prize  – The International Winner and UK based Winner   – Tally will compose a melody to the poem and create a song and will share  50% of the song’s  publishing rights.  The same terms and conditions will apply .

Second Prize – will receive an invitation for  two for Tally’s forthcoming  London performance. (The invitation for two applies only to the tickets and not for travelling expenses  but if the winner is from out of the UK they  will receive a signed cd ).

Third Prize – will receive an exclusive signed copy of the  Hallelujah (72 Names) CD.

By entering you agreeing to the terms and conditions and entitle to get a free download. To claim it, go to http://www.tallykoren.com

To watch the video of “Calling You” follow the link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gitjbDjH-98

Miracle 2 – Calling You: Moses Grave

When we were driving quite deep into the desert, we suddenly saw a building that looked like a mosque.  It happened to be ‘Nabo Mosa’ – Prophet Moses place of burial according to the Muslims.  I couldn’t believe it, I started to scream and cry in the car. Itzik the guy that took me to the desert didn’t know anything about me or the song but from all of the places in Israel he took me to the right place. ‘Calling You’ is a love song but people who look deeper into the lyrics will see that the main inspiration of the lyrics is Moses with parables taken from the Bible; ‘Will I ever see the promised land’. After walking for 40 years in the desert Moses never saw the promise land and the question is why?

When we started filming an Arab guy told us that we were not allowed to film as it’s a Holy place but I told him that my song is very spiritual and about Moses and he allowed us to continue. I felt so emotional and honoured. I went inside the place and as one of the rooms had a beautiful acoustic I started to sing the line ‘Can you hear my voice’ without the backing track, and the Angel heard me and a Muslim man came to me and shook my hand and asked if I am Jewish. He was such a kind man who deals with education and peace. A miracle into miracle, a Muslim and Jewish inside a mosque, feeling the vibrations in air, the warmth of the desert – the love – with the same roots & connection – Moses.

On the same day that I uploaded the video on YouTube, I was in a wonderful healing retreat. At lunchtime I shared with everyone the story about the miracle. One of the girls who I didn’t know was a Palestinian and her grandfather was the man that restored that building. I couldn’t believe that we were talking about the same place but I showed her video and it was the same place! Angels sometime hear us when we pray with sincerity.

Link to watch the video inside the Nabo Mosa  –

Miracle 1 – Calling You

Sometimes in life you have to relinquish control and surrender. Let things happen naturally. When you open yourself to miracles, the sky is the limit. I would like to share with you in few blogs the miracles behind the song ‘Calling You’.

Miracle 1- The miracle was when we were deep inside the desert filming. I have always told my husband, that when we have a big house I want him to bring me a newly-born sheep or goat so I can watch it grow and hold them, not really sure why but I always wanted it. Suddenly we saw a shepherd who came from nowhere, he spoke in Arabic a few words with the cameraman and offered me to hold a baby goat that had just been born. I was not sure at the start how to hold her, she was so soft and warm and I felt very emotional!

Here’s the full video for ‘Calling You’:

Hallelujah (72 Names) video

This is my new video of the title song from my album ‘Hallelujah’ which I’ve been waiting for so long to make.

The video was directed by the French director Charles H. Joslain who you might recognise from creating an Anti-landmine Awareness advert for Unicef. You can find out more about Charles on his website here http://www.chj-films.com

The video was filmed in Folkestone at Samphire Hoe and it features the gospel choir Vocally Sound.

Filmed by Davide Cinzi, Brieuc de Linares and Rupert Truman, who has shot for Pink Floyd in the past.

The video was shot with a Red Epic camera, and the waterproof makeup Tally used is by american brand The Hour.

To find out more about Tally Koren and to claim your free download www.tallykoren.com

You can download Hallelujah from iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/72-names-hallelujah-single/id454869114]