SOUL / R&B

  • MICA SINGS ELLA – FEB TOUR

    By Chris Wells on January 18, 2018
    Much revered UK soulstress Mica Paris is to head out on a special nationwide tour during February 2018 – singing the songs made famous by Ella Fitzgerald. Dates are: London, Islington Assembly Hall [Feb 11]; Bristol, Fleece [13]; Manchester, Ruby Lounge [14]; Birmingham, Jam House [15]; and Leicester, 2Funky Café [16]. Mica was first introduced to the vocal brilliance of […]
  • Look Live Elli

    By Chris Wells on December 13, 2017
    Brighton’s finest exponent of sweary soul, Elli Ingram, is heading out on tour early in 2018. Dates lined up thus far include: London, Jazz Café [Feb 28]; Brighton, The Haunt [March 1]; Bristol, Thekla [2]; Nottingham, The Bodega [4]; Birmingham, The Hare & Hounds [5]; Manchester, Soup Kitchen [6]; and Dublin, Bello Bar [8]. Visit https://www.songkick.com/artists/7767314-elli-ingram for more info and […]
  • Bunny Sigler Dies

    By Chris Wells on October 6, 2017
    We are sad to report that Philadelphia music legend Bunny Siger died today, October 6, aged 76, having suffered a massive heart attack. Bunny first came to national prominence in 1959 as a solo vocalist,  recording for the V-Tone Records label in 1959. He has also recorded for the Decca, Parkway, Gamble, Philadelphia International and Gold Mind labels in his time. His […]
  • Ledisi: Not Playing By The Rules

    By Chris Wells on October 6, 2017
    Ledisi’s ninth album Let Love Rule has just been released by Verve Records. Once again overseen by the artist and long-time musical buddy Rex Rideout, it as usual places Led with a number of different writing and production partners and so encompasses different styles, from soul through to R&B and pop. Guests include John Legend [vocals on the song Give […]
  • Chesnutt Time

    By Chris Wells on May 4, 2017
    About to drop his new album My Love Divine Degree as well as appear on the cover of the May issue of Echoes, indie music man Cody Chesnutt has lined up a live date at London’s Bush Hall on June 8. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Cody-ChesnuTT-tickets/artist/862934 for more details and to book.
  • Jacksons Summer Heat

    By Chris Wells on April 26, 2017
    Pop’s first family The Jacksons have scheduled a whole summer’s worth of live dates across the UK, celebrating an extraordinary half-century in the business. Catch them at: Scarborough, Open Air Theatre [June 17]; Woodstock, Blenheim Palace [18]; Glastonbury Festival [21-25]; Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena [25]; Newmarket, July Racecourse [30]; Glynde Place, Love Supreme Festival [June 30-July 2]; Greenwich Musictime Festival [July […]
  • Love Of The Common People

    By Chris Wells on April 24, 2017
    House of Common are delighted to confirm that Soul II Soul, Norman Jay, Dennis Bovell and Sherwood & Pinch will be joining the lineup at House Of Common 2017. They will play alongside previously announced acts, including festival headliners Madness, De La Soul, RAMJAM stage curator David Rodigan, Toddla T, Dawn Penn, Craig Charles, Hackney Colliery Band and very special guests […]
  • Brass In Pocket

    By Chris Wells on April 10, 2017
    Check out Hot 8 Brass Band on tour during April and May, performing cuts from their new album On The Spot. 11 Apr   Liquid Room, Edinburgh (UK) 12 Apr   O2 ABC, Glasgow (UK) 13 Apr   The Wardrobe, Leeds (UK) 14 Apr   O2 Academy, Birmingham (UK) 1 May    Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (UK) 2 May    O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield (UK) 3 […]
  • Two For Badu

    By Chris Wells on April 5, 2017
    Erykah Badu has announced two July shows in London. General-release tickets sold-out just five minutes for the July 6 date at the Hammersmith Apollo, but a second date, on the 7th, has quickly been added. Tickets for the new date are available to purchase now from the Neo Luv website.  Badu will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her two-time Grammy-winning […]
  • Legend Of The Fall

    By Chris Wells on April 5, 2017
    Having wowed travellers at London’s St. Pancras International recently with an impromptu live performance on the station piano, the man John Legend has announced a nine-date Darkness & Light UK tour schedule, running from the beginning of September. Thus far the diary is: Glasgow, SSE Hydro [September 8]; Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena [9]; Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena [10]; London, O2 [12]; […]