SOUL / R&B

  • 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, […]
  • Soul ll Soul Autumn Dates

    By Chris Wells on January 24, 2018
    Iconic British band Soul II Soul will embark on a landmark tour of the UK in 2018 marking 30 years of hugely influential success, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, Club Classics Volume 1. The double Grammy Award winning outfit will play 12 dates across the nation during October and November, including a gig at London Palladium, Dates are: […]
  • Carleen Anderson: Cage Street Memorial Live

    By Chris Wells on January 22, 2018
    Barbican Centre, London By Kevin Le Gendre ‘Multi-media art’ may seem an almost passé term in an age where smart phones enable videos to be shared as easily as voice mails are sent. Yet Carleen Anderson’s Cage Street Memorial is a grand audio-visual work in which that art and artistry are at a premium. While 2016’s CD of the same […]
  • 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 […]