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Video: @AlexHummingson on #TV Łańcut 

Video: Alex Hummingson on TV Łańcut 

Piotr Dubiel, Alex Hummingson, Bernadeta Broz
Alex Hummingson holding a portrait of her great grandfather in the Ball Room at the Łańcut Castle – with TV Łańcut’s Bernadeta Broz


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New release: Under The Spell of Love: Raqna Ondondo Go – @AlexHummingson & @AnthonyBerlin with @delaneyrob

Do you remember this article

Finally, well in time for the Game of Thrones season 7 finale, you may now hear the tune that article was all about, Raqna Ondondo Go (Under The Spell of Love), on Spotify.

Inspired by the popular TV show Game of Thrones, the lyrics are in High Valyrian – a fictional language invented by David J. Peterson.
Music by Berlin & Hummingson. Lyrics by Rob Delaney. 

Special thanks to David J. Peterson for helping out with the High Valyrian. 
Copyright (c) Berlin & Hummingson.

All Rights Reserved (but don’t be afraid to ask).

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TV #Łańcut interviewing @AlexHummingson on the Łańcut Castle theatre stage 

Pictured: A conversation with TV Łańcut on the palace theatre stage about my great grandfather and how Łańcut inspires me in my profession as a composer. 

The theatre at the Lancut castle is the only palace theatre in Poland preserved to this day. Designed by Józef Henny and built in 1792 for Princess Izabela Lubomirska. 

Special thanks to the Łańcut Palace staff, TV Łańcut, Miejski Dom Kultury w Łańcucie, and the Łańcut Palace director Mr. Wojtowicz.

Alex Hummingson interviewed by TV Łańcut at the Łańcut Palace, Poland
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Video: Alex Hummingson on ITV’s “The Nightly Show” with Davina McCall

Thank you, dear ITV and awesomest Nightly Queen Davina McColl for tolerating my slightly embarrassing dating story! Perhaps Adam will call me after all? 🙂 And massive thanks to you and to The Resort Group for those holiday tickets. 

And what an honor to be on the same episode as the fun, smart and talented Melanie C. All 90s ladies should agree with me when I say that the Spice Girls showed us all just how important Girl Power really is!

Last but not least, as many times before, I truly enjoyed wearing my favorite Barbie doll shoe earrings by Dollhouse Republic, a handmade jewelry collection by Alex and Vina founded by Jeanine Romo who also happens to be the Queen of the über cool Le Fashion Truck

ITV, you are total pros.   

With love,


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Fooled by @BBCMusic Humiliated and embarrassed. Compensation: £9.60. A case for @EquityUK? Here’s my demand letter. 

Dear BBC,
As you might already be aware of, in August, I signed a contract to participate as a Summer BBC Music Focus Group participant.
However, instead, you pranked me on “BBC Music – Lift” and wrongfully portrayed me as a fan of a band I am not a fan of. I had never seen any of their music videos. I have never met them, and have never wanted to. Heck, I have never even known what the band members look like!
Nothing justifies taking advantage of people in this way. 
By not doing proper research and by not listening well enough, you risked receiving a letter like this one. It is all on you, BBC. 
Had you done your research, you most likely would have realised DNCE is not the type of act I would want to be associated with on here in TV. If you would claim you did not know I am a musician, then I feel the need to kindly remind you that I had attached this photo to my attendance confirmation email to which you yourself replied: 

If you would have listened to my brief summary of my life, previous work experiences and what I do for a living, you would have known that a lot of people in my circle watch CBBC, and you would probably not have said “…./….. thus reducing the chances of anyone you know seeing you on the screen (unless you specifically point them to it).”
Had you done your research, you would have found out I used to be a recurring music expert and music panellist on for instance TV4 Sweden. I am also a music journalist, having interviewed various bands such as e.g. Nightwish. Actually, I pointed those things out when you called me regarding my upcoming “music focus group” participation. One could say you failed. 
Most importantly, my request to be cut from the episode was received by you within 24 hours after I had signed the NDA. You then said you would not include close-ups of me, but yet I am still visible in the episode. I think it would be sound to say you should have thought of the consequences before fooling someone. 
And please, blaming me for not leaving after realising I had been fooled on camera would not be valid. 
If there is any decency left in this world, you would know that it would be bad to as a musician leave during another musician’s performance – especially when the musician or band would have seen such action clearly. I dare say that would be considered as rude. 
And actually, DNCE’s performance was good, and like I said on the phone with you, “Cake By The Ocean” is truly catchy, as is “Toothbrush”. 
Like my mother humbly remarked, it might just be so that I have a bit more class than the BBC.
My request for compensation made you paid me £9.60 for “one day zones 1-4 travel card”. Ironically, I had not travelled by public transport to get to and from Tower Bridge that day. One could say you failed there too.
Furthermore, you promised each “focus fool” a copy of the NDA. I never received a copy. How come?
To summarise, I was supposed to have been a music focus group person but was involuntarily portrayed as a DNCE fan which I am not. The experience was humiliating and embarrassing, and all I got was GBP 9.60 after asking for compensation. Perhaps this would be a case for Equity, MU or NUJ?
At least, please compensate me properly for this humiliating experience.

Yours sincerely,
Alex Hummingson

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Photo: @AlexHummingson dancing in 80’s wig on @ITVGoForIt hosted by @StephenMulhern 

Great dancing on ITV’s “Go For It”! Scott Maclay with that magnificent memory is simply a shocker. Thanks for a fun experience! x