Archive for January, 2018

  • 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 […]
  • Vote For Romain

    By Chris Wells on January 28, 2018
    Romain Virgo’s Lovesick tour will hit the UK come the spring. Five dates have been announced thus far: Birmingham, O2 Institute [April 4]; Manchester, Band On The Wall [5]; Leeds, Wardobe [6]; Cardiff Tramshed [7]; and London, Scala [8]. Visit for more info and to book tickets.
  • 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, […]
  • Cliff Joins Innervisions Fest

    By Chris Wells on January 24, 2018
    Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff has been added to the burgeoning line-up for AGMP’s summer Innervisions Festival. You can catch him at London’s Roundhouse on July 5. The varied and impressive cast for the rest of the Festival looks like this: Mario Biondi [IndigO2 @ The O2; July 5]; Bugge Wesseltoft/Henrik Schwarz/Dan Berglund [Union Chapel; July 5]; Soil & Pimp Sessions […]
  • 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 […]

    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 […]