Archive for June, 2013

  • Green Stays Together

    By Chris Wells on June 20, 2013
    Soul legend Al Green is not – repeat not – dead. Rumours of the Reverend’s demise were all over the internet at one point in mid-June after a ‘R.I.P. Al Green’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American singer’s passing, viz: “At about 11 a.m. […]
  • Blu Is The Colour

    By Chris Wells on June 20, 2013
    Tru Thoughts’ latest signing is the intriguing young British soul singer Harleighblu, who makes her debut on July 29 with the single Play Me. An album, Forget Me Not, will follow on September 23. What’s more, she’ll play her London debut live show at The Queen Of Hoxton on October 17. Go to http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/harleighblu-feat-rodney-p/ to book yourself a ticket. You […]
  • Lady May Will

    By Chris Wells on June 20, 2013
    Jazz and soul singer Tatiana ‘Lady May’ Mayfield is to play three London shows in July. Catch her at: Map Studio Café, accompanied by Janette Mason Trio [July 17]; Pizza Express with Wayne Brown & The Virtual Jazz Band [19]; The Flyover Portobello for the Music Connex Live Showcase [20]. Book at: http://www.mapstudiocafe.com www.pizzaexpresslive.com http://www.musicconnex.ticketabc.com
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  • Latest issue

    By jo@b-creativedesign.co.uk on June 20, 2013
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  • Sorted For Wiz

    By Chris Wells on June 18, 2013
    US chart topper Wiz Khalifa has lined up a series of late summer dates around the UK. Catch him at: Glasgow, O2 Academy [Sept 25]; London, Brixton Academy [26]; Manchester, Apollo [27]; and Birmingham, Acaemy [28]. Expect to pay around £22.50-£25, depending on venue. Go to ticketmaster.co.uk to book.
  • Stairstep To Heaven

    By Chris Wells on June 12, 2013
    Clarence Burke, Jr., a founding member of the much loved family soul group The Five Stairsteps and later the instigator of the disco-funk group The Invisible Man’s Band, has died at age 62. Causes of Burke’s death have not been released. Burke sang on The Stairsteps’ 1970 No. 1 hit O-o-h Child and later topped the dance charts with All […]
  • Canary Wharf Jazz

    By Chris Wells on June 12, 2013
    This year’s Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, a free event running from August 16-18 at the Canada Square Park, stars Soweto Kinch, Omar Puente and Carleen Anderson. The full line-up of events is: Friday, August 16 7pm–8pm Roller Trio 8.30pm–10pm Soweto Kinch Saturday, August 17 1.30pm–2.45pm Nathaniel Facey Quartet 3.15pm–4.30pm Troyka 5pm–6.15pm Soothsayers 6.45pm–8pm YolanDa Brown 8.30pm–10pm Omar Puente Raices Cubanas […]
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  • UB40 Delay Dates/Album

    By Chris Wells on June 12, 2013
    UB40 have announced the postponement of four UK tour dates due to an unexpected delay in the completion of their forthcoming album, Getting Over The Storm, due for release in August 2013 on Universal/Virgin. The postponed dates are all in June: at The Skydome Arena in Coventry, and three dates at the Planet Ice Arenas in Peterborough, The Isle of […]
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  • The Dell Tolls

    By Chris Wells on June 12, 2013
    Lead vocalist of The Dells and one of the greatest gritty soulmen of the past 60 years, Marvin Junior of The Dells, died on May 29, aged 77. One of the most recognizable lead voices in soul history, Marvin was the model for Teddy Pendergrass, who openly admitted that he’d based his own style on that of The Dells’ frontman. […]
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  • Mvula For Kenwood

    By Chris Wells on June 12, 2013
    Live By The Lake is exceptionally proud to announce that singer-songwriter and recent Echoes cover star Laura Mvula will be supporting Keane at Kenwood House, London on the August 25. Laura’s becoming a popular support act in 2013: Jessie Ware and Paloma Faith have both asked Laura to join them on their UK tours earlier this year. Singer-songwriter Mvula has […]
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