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  • Bibb And Tucker

    By Chris Wells on October 9, 2013
    Gospel-infused soul-folk-bluesman Eric Bibb will release his brand new album Jericho Road on October 14, through Dixiefrog Records. He’ll back it up with an extensive tour too. Many years in the making, Jericho Road is probably Bibb’s most innovative recording to date. Producer is Glen Scott, who comes from a tradition of gospel and black heritage music. Eric’s last album, […]
  • EW&F Columbia Masters

    By Chris Wells on October 8, 2013
    Earth Wind & Fire will bolster their Autumn 2013 revival with a new 15-album box set, The Columbia Masters, scheduled for release in the UK on October 28. The project was personally supervised by the group’s founding member Maurice White. The Columbia Masters encompasses the band’s complete recording career on Columbia records and includes a bonus disc of rarities, instrumentals […]
  • Doin’ It For Themselves

    By Chris Wells on October 8, 2013
    Released on October 7, 2013, Beautiful Song is the new single from the legendary PP Arnold, and the first song to be released from Band Of Sisters, a group of solo artists of all ages and achievements in the business. An album, Issues, will follow on November 4 and contains 16 new songs by women, about women, for women. PP […]
  • 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
  • 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]; […]
  • 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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  • 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 […]
  • Premier In

    By Chris Wells on September 9, 2013
    Courtesy promo guys The Doctor’s Orders, former Gang Starr producer/turntablist DJ Premier will headline a one-off show at London’s Scala, N1 on Saturday, October 19. Joining him on the bill will be Peanut Butter Wolf and The Nextmen. Doors open 10pm. Tickets are £17.50 on advance. Go to www.thedoctorsorders.com for details and to book.
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