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  • Feel The Spirit

    By Chris Wells on June 4, 2015
    Peven Everett, Josh Milan & our own Omar will lead Spritual Soul @ The Electric, Brixton, London on Friday, June 19. DJs on the night: Paul “Trouble” Anderson, Da Twinz Blaze & Boogie & June Furlong, playing(Soul, Funk, Jazz, House, Broken, Neo-Soul. Tickets cost £25 for show & after party.  
  • Bern/Hot

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2014
    Norwegian soulman Bern/hoft is gonna be in town real soon. He’s already sold out a date at Manchester’s Deaf Institiute on Nov 26 and he also has one moving fast at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire the following night, Nov 27. The latter is the re-scheduled one from last May. Hit this for tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Bernhoft-tickets/artist/1750534 His new single, Freedom, is taken […]
  • Archive Magazine August 2014

    By jo GB on October 22, 2014
  • Mary J UK Set

    By Chris Wells on September 10, 2014
    Hip-hop soul queen Mary J Blige has come to London to write and record her next album. The London Sessions, released on November 24, features collaborations with some of the cream of the UK Music scene – Sam Smith, Disclosure, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Romans and Jimmy Napes. The result is a very different piece of work for Ms […]
  • Klook Here

    By Chris Wells on June 25, 2014
    Written and directed by Ché Walker, the guy who also created Lovesong for soulman Omar, Klook’s Last Stand, is now running at Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP until July 6. Starring Ako Mitchell as Klook and Sheila Atim as Vinette, this two-hander features music by Anoushka Lucas and Omar and tells the story of a drifter who’s gotten too […]
  • Booker Debut

    By Chris Wells on June 25, 2014
    Benjamin Booker will release his debut, self-titled album on August  18 on Rough Trade [ATO Records in the United States]. The album is produced by Andrija Tokic [Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff]. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter […]
  • Black Sunshine

    By Chris Wells on May 19, 2014
    By Dan Dodds Legend has it that the aspiring classic rock star has to live fast and die young, just like Jimi Hendrix. Or that a barrage of drug taking, loud music and promiscuity will have you washed up, no more creativity to offer, unable to get it up and living out the back of some old VW camper van, […]
  • Garland Jeffreys: Truth Spoken Here

    By Chris Wells on February 25, 2014
    By Dan Dodds     “I love this!” says my brother, listening to the track blasting out of the van’s speakers whilst hitching a ride to The Pilot for a swift one. “Let It Bleed?” he asks, referring to a Rolling Stones album title. It’s not so wide of the mark, because Wild In The Streets – the Garland Jeffreys […]
  • Nostalgia: The Future

    By Chris Wells on November 19, 2013
    Nostalgia 77’s new album A Journey Too Far will be released on February 10, 2014 on CD, Deluxe LP (12”+7”+DL) and Digital. The fifth studio LP under the Nostalgia 77 name finds the hugely respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist Benedic Lamdin [fresh from album production for Jamie Cullum] developing his creative partnership with beguiling German singer Josa Peit, plus […]
  • Bassekou For Union Chapel

    By Chris Wells on October 23, 2013
    Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Thursday 20 March 2014, Union Chapel, 19:30 Tickets £22 barbican.org.uk. Grammy Award nominated ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate will return to London with his band Ngoni ba after the sell-out success of Sahara Soul, the tribute concert for Mali and its rich musical traditions hosted at the Barbican in January 2013. In recent years Bassekou Kouyate has single-handedly propelled his instrument […]