SYDNEY newlyweds who wanted to waltz to Ed Sheeran’s hit Thinking Out Loud got more than they expected today when the star himself turned up to perform it.

The British singer, whose song Thinking Out Loud has become the unofficial wedding song for 2015, surprised Kya and Matt Debono at their reception at the Waterfront Function Centre Sans Souci as they took to the dance floor for their bridal waltz.

The serenade was the brainchild of KIIS FM duo Kyle and Jackie O who, along with Sydney Bridal Expo, made the couple’s $80,000 dream wedding a reality after hearing they had fallen on difficult times.The radio hosts told the couple they had organised for “a special guest” to perform their bridal waltz song.

“It’s a dream,” Mrs Debono told The Daily Telegraph. “There were lots of tears.”

Sheeran, who played the worldwide hit on his guitar as the couple danced, told the pair to “make lots of babies” after his performance.

“I’m really glad you’ve had such a great day and I’m so glad I chose the right song,” he said.

Sheeran is currently taking his X tour around the country and earlier in the week filmed a cameo on Seven soap Home and Away.

The film clip to Thinking Out Loud, which sees the songwriter ballroom dance, has been viewed more than 355 million times since October last year.

Source: Daily Telegraph

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STONE the flamin’ crows! Ed Sheeran has confirmed his love of Australia with a guest spot on our iconic soap Home and Away.

The British singer-songwriter supremo starred as himself in a scene with the beloved Marilyn, played by Emily Symons, on Summer Bay’s Palm Beach set.
He then flew by seaplane and headed to the show’s inner-city studios to finish his role which will air later this year.

Sheeran, who is in the middle of his sold-out national tour, said he wasn’t necessarily a massive fan of the show but has enjoyed a love affair with Australia since his debut single The A-team was released in 2011.

He is the only international superstar to appear on Home and Away and the biggest musician since John Farnham in the late 1980s.

Sheeran does share a vicarious connection with the long-running serial drama having hired one of its former stars Isabel Lucas to appear in his Give Me Love video.

“It’s an Australian institution. It’s always on in my local chip shop,” he said.
“I got asked to do it and it sounded like it could be fun.
“I did Shortland Street in New Zealand as well and I’m sure in Emmerdale or EastEnders ever ask me in England I would do that as well.
“I have got a point where I really, really don’t care what people think so I’m doing stuff because I enjoy it now rather than because it might be cool. I am just in it for fun.”

While he enjoyed his day on set, Sheeran isn’t using his soap cameos to make a bid for Hollywood.
Firstly, he believes his extensive tattoos would rule him out on most acting opportunities. And secondly, he is enjoying his musical success.

“This is as about as big as it gets as an artist, unless you get to Adele levels,” he said.
“With acting, I would have to start at the bottom again and I wouldn’t be comfortable being s … at something, I would have to learn.
“I’m playing myself so I don’t know if I have to do an Oscar-winning performance. I don’t think I’m a natural actor, I think I’m a natural me.”

Sheeran, who announced he has formed his own record label Gingerbread to support aspiring singer songwriters, said Australia and Ireland are his strongest markets in the world.
His X album has been in the ARIA charts for 40 weeks and sold more than 300,000 copies.
He credits his regular visits here — he was in Australia for the AFL Grand Final in October — for building his loyal fanbase.

“I think the key is just to keep coming back. That’s what Pink did and I just assumed everyone came here as much as I did,” he said.
“You are expected to be a star in America whereas here I think you are expected to be a bloke. That’s the difference.”

Ed Sheeran will play three shows in Sydney and film a guest spot on The Voice before heading to Melbourne on the weekend.


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Bloodstream will be out this Sunday in the UK & if you pre-order it you’ll get an unreleased track called ‘I Will Take You Home’.

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Ed Sheeran has revealed he’s launching his own record label. The visiting British singer revealed details of his new project last night on Nova, telling Smallzy his first signing was Jamie Lawson, a fellow UK muso who is supporting him on his sold out Australian tour.

“I’ve set up my first record label, it’s called Gingerbread and Jamie’s my first signing and I wanted Australia to be the launch pad because Australia is a country that I feel would really dig Jamie,” he said.

“I’ve known Jamie for about five or six years. He’s just a phenomenal talent.”

The Thinking Out Loud singer and Lawson visited the station in Pyrmont last night ahead of their first Sydney performances at Qantas Credit Union Arena on Tuesday night, the first of three before heading to Melbourne on Saturday.

Lawson performed his latest single Wasn’t Expecting That during the Smallzy’s Surgery visit, which will be released in Australia next month.

Sheeran gave the local music industry a chuckle on Saturday when he Tweeted to his 12.9 million followers a message about Australian music industry heavyweight Michael Gudinski, who is known for talking so fast he is almost unintelligible.

“Guidinski (sic) is in town, he needs a translator and a cuddle,” he wrote.

Source: Daily Telegraph

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ED Sheeran turned music fan to hear from a new generation of Queensland songwriters yesterday.

The English star was a surprise guest at a music workshop for indigenous talent in Brisbane, delighting an audience of talented teens from around the state.

He told them: “Don’t get too stressed about it; do music because you enjoy it and not for any other reason and that will be the thing that carries you.’’

The participants in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience program were in Brisbane for a session at the State Library with songwriters Jeremy Marou and Tom Busby from Queensland band Busby Marou when told one of the biggest songwriters in the world would join them.

Despite fighting off a dose of the ’flu, the affable Sheeran fielded questions about a life in music, sang a tune for the students and listened to the music they were working on.

Sheeran, one of the biggest-selling artists of 2014, launched his Australian tour with three sold-out shows at Brisbane Riverstage, concluding tonight.

“I’ve never cancelled a gig whether I’m ill or not,’’ Sheeran said.

“When you aren’t well it’s the crowd that gives you the energy so it was nice the crowd did that.’’

With Kylie Minogue also in Brisbane, Sheeran said he planned to catch up with her at a post-show party last night.

Source: Courier Mail

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Singing superstar Ed Sheeran has surprised a group of indigenous school students joining in on a music workshop.

Source: 7 News

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