Archive for September, 2013

  • Imagine That

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    One of the most flamboyant UK pop-soul groups of the past three decades, Imagination, mark their musical return on October 7 with Flashback: The Very Best of Imagination, via Sony Music. Still led by the unique character and vocalist Leee John, Imagination enjoyed mega success on the British pop charts in the early ‘80s, and this album includes 13 of […]
  • Mighty Mighty Diamonds

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    Coming in for a single London show are the legendary Jamaican vocal group The Mighty Diamonds, who’ll play the Clapham Grand Theatre, 21-25 St Johns Hill, SW11 on Thursday, October 24. Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 0844 249 1000 or hitting the link. Starting price is around £25. http://www.seetickets.com/event/mighty-diamonds/clapham-grand/727024
  • So Fly

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    Much admired Sade support vocalist and frontman for Incognito these past several years, Tony Momrelle is about to launch his solo career for real. His first single, entitled Fly, was released exclusively on Traxsource, on Friday September 20 – the only place you can get your hands on it for one month. Thereafter it will become available via iTunes and […]
  • Back To Live

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    As part of Virgin Records’ 40th anniversary celebrations, Jazzie B and Soul 11 Soul, complete with featured vocalist Caron Wheeler, are to play Koko in Camden, North London on November 13. In fact, the group has a whole series of gigs lined up to take them through the Autumn months. They are: Cardiff, Students Union [Nov 8]; Manchester, Ritz [14]; […]
  • Syleena/Musiq Go Reggae

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    Soul stars Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson have teamed with hit-making reggae producer Kemar McGregor to create an album of reggae duets. 9INE was released on September 10 and has already spawned a first single, Feel The Fire. Shanachie is the label behind it. Seems that Kemar sparked it off. The guy, known for his work with such as Gyptian, […]
  • Tinie Goes Large

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    UK grime-gone-pop star Tinie Tempah builds towards the November 4 release of his second album Demonstration with a new single, Children Of The Sun, out on October 28 via Parlophone Records. Featuring vocals from John Martin, Children Of The Sun is a hands-in-the-air anthem that sees Tinie in reflective mood. The BRITs, MOBOs and Ivor Novello winner sold over a […]
  • Sorted For E

    By Chris Wells on September 9, 2013
    Cult percussionist, vocalist, Prince band mainstay and member of an extraordinary musical dynasty, Sheila E is back – with a brand new album, Icon. The set is her first full album release since 2001’s Heaven and features the track Leader Of The Band, which has guest appearances by her father Pete and brothers Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo – and […]
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  • Stone Love

    By Chris Wells on September 9, 2013
    British vocalist and songwriter Russell Oliver Stone, famous in the late seventies as one half of husband-and-wife duo R&J Stone, is making a return to music with his first new album in 36 years, Love Aspects, released November 11 on Right Track Records. In 1976, with his wife, Joanna, Russell enjoyed a worldwide hit with their self-penned ballad We Do […]
  • Earth Wind & Fire Live!

    By Chris Wells on September 9, 2013
    Supporting what many critics have agreed is their best album in years – Now, Then & Forever is released on October 10 – the mighty Earth Wind & Fire are heading our way for a couple of live shows. Catch them at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 19 and at the Manchester Apollo the following night, the 20th. Tickets […]
  • Hall Porter

    By Chris Wells on September 9, 2013
    Having just released his third album [and his debut for Blue Note Records] Liquid Spirit, giant jazz ‘n’ soulman Gregory Porter is to make his first ever live appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 30. He’ll be performing songs from all three of his acclaimed albums, backed by his own five-piece band. The gig forms part of the […]