• Thicke/Pharrell Lose Gaye Appeal

    By Chris Wells on March 22, 2018
    An appeal by Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams against copyright infringement by their Blurred Lines hit of Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up has just been heard – and decided against them. In California, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided [in part] with a lower court by stating that Got to Give It Up was “entitled to broad copyright protection […]
  • Tavares Join Tops/Temps

    By Chris Wells on March 22, 2018
    Seventies soul and pop hitmakers Tavares have just been added to the upcoming UK tour by Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations. Dates are: Leeds, First Direct Arena [November 19]; Manchester, Arena [20]; Birmingham, Arena [22]; Liverpool, Echo Arena [24]; Southend, Cliff’s Pavillion [26]; London, O2 Arena [27]; Bournemouth, International Centre [28]; and Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena [29]. All […]
  • Temptations: New Album

    By Chris Wells on March 16, 2018
    The magnificent Temptations have just announced a brand new album, All The Time, their first new studio set in eight years. To be released in the UK by UMC on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats, All The Time features the Temps’ own renditions of songs by Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Maxwell, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, and The […]
  • Walk In The Park

    By Chris Wells on March 16, 2018
    Former Tonyies man Elijah “E.B.” Baker is out of jail and back on Park Avenue. Story by Dan Dodds When Oakland based producer and original Tony Toni Toné member Elijah “E.B.” Baker walked out of prison – the Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution in Texas – he left with more than just the shirt on his back. Released from the […]
  • Remix Joss – And Win $500

    By Chris Wells on March 9, 2018
    Singer Joss Stone has just launched a competition to remix any one of five cuts from her 2015 Water For Your Soul album. Prizes for the winners include $500, inclusion on the official remix EP and more. Visit for full details.
  • O’Jays One-Off Summer Show

    By Chris Wells on March 8, 2018
    The magnificent O’Jays are returning to London this summer for a single date at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Catch the famous Canton via Philly trio on July on Sunday, July 15. Presale tickets are available from:
  • Deva In The Mix

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    Echoes’ February cover star Deva Mahal will play a one-off UK show during the spring. She’s booked in for the Serious Space Festival at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, East London on Wednesday, May 16. Visit for more.
  • Cheltenham Jazz Fest: Full Line-Up

    By Chris Wells on February 14, 2018
    Van Morrison, Imelda May, Kamasi Washington, Courtney Pine & Omar, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rick Astley, Caro Emerald, Jordan Rakei, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan, Andy Sheppard, Portico Quartet, Eric Gales, Jay Rayner are some of the top names scheduled for the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which takes place across the town from May 2-7. This […]
  • Tops & Temps Together Again – Live

    By Chris Wells on January 30, 2018
    Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations are linking up one more time for a joint headline tour of the UK this Autumn. Special guests will also be announced soon. The Tops line-up for the tour includes original member Duke Fakir plus Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton and Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart. The Temps personnel includes founder member Otis Williams, plus Ron […]
  • EW&F For Love Supreme Fest

    By Chris Wells on January 25, 2018
    The one and only Earth, Wind & Fire are the first act announced for this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival. The 10-piece band, led by original members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, will bring their thrilling live show to Glynde Place in East Sussex on Sunday, July 1. Love Supreme Festival Director Ciro Romano: “We’ve been coveting Earth, […]