Archive for February, 2017

  • Fairground Attraction

    By Chris Wells on February 28, 2017
    This year’s amazing Boomtown Fair, Chapter 9: Behind The Mask, is due to take place August 10-13 at its usual home on the Matterley Estate near Winchester. Loads of different themed areas on show, of course, and a mega line-up of acts. Those of direct an dimmediate interest to Echoes readers include Ziggy Marley, Jah 9, Toots & The Maytals, […]
  • Heritage Site

    By Chris Wells on February 28, 2017
    The Royal Family of Reggae, the one and only Morgan Heritage, are heading our way for a quartet of live dates as the nights draw out. Strictly roots all the way at: Oxford, O2 Academy [May 4]; Manchester, O2 Ritz [5]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [6]; and London, O2 Forum [7]. Tickets are priced from £27.50-£35.25. For more info and to […]
  • Chronixx Afire

    By Chris Wells on February 28, 2017
    The man Jamar McNaughton, better known to the world as Chronixx, is bringing his Chronology tour to the UK during the late spring. Once again he will be accompanied by Zincfence Redemption Band. Catch him at: Leeds, Academy 2 & Underground [May 19]; Bristol, O2 Academy [20]; Manchester, O2 Ritz [21]; Bournemouth, O2 Academy [26]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [27]; London, […]
  • More Nights To Remember

    By Chris Wells on February 24, 2017
    Shalamar featuring Carol Griffey, Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett are heading back to the UK for a series of late spring gigs, opening opening in Birmingham towards the end of April. They then return in November for what’s become an annual show at London’s IndigO2: The schedule runs: Birmingham, Jam House [April 20]; Sedgefield, Hardwick Hall [21]; London, Clapham Grand [22]; Bournemouth, […]
  • Leon Ware Dies

    By Chris Wells on February 24, 2017
    Artist, songwriter, producer and all-round soul legend Leon Ware has died. He passed away on Feb 23, at the age of 77. Whilst Ware’s biggest commercial successes came for his work behind the scenes as both songwriter and producer – he wrote and co-wrote many hits in the sixties and seventies, including Michael Jackson’s I Wanna Be Where You Are […]
  • December 2016 Issue

    By Chris Wells on February 17, 2017
  • Festival Time

    By Chris Wells on February 10, 2017
    This year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, in conjunction with BBC Radio 2, is about to spring upon us, taking over various venues across the town between April 26-May 1. Lots of star names already lined up – so far announced are Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Orchestra Baobab, Mica Paris, Booker T. Jones, Robert Cray, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Denys Baptiste, Meshell Ngedegeocello, […]
  • Soul Man 4CD Comps To Be Won!!!

    By Chris Wells on February 6, 2017
    Soul Man is a new 4CD collection celebrating the most important classic cuts of all time from the kings of soul music. Intended to coincide with Valentine’s Day, it features many of the most credible and influential male artists to grace the music’s history. The album, of course, takes its name from the classic Sam and Dave hit, which celebrates […]