Archive for February, 2018

  • Dread On It

    By Chris Wells on February 22, 2018
    Being Blacker is filmmaker Molly Dineen’s first documentary for 10 years and tells the story of Steve ‘Blacker Dread’ Martin, music producer and record shop owner in Brixton – and also an immensely popular, larger-than-life figurehead of South London’s Jamaican community. It will be broadcast on BBC2, March 12 at 9pm and in the 11 days before that also shown […]
  • 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.
  • Gong For A Song

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has announced his first solo UK performances since the release of the critically acclaimed album Stony Hill. So far there are four shows planned. Catch him at: Manchester, O2 Ritz [June 28]; Leeds, O2 Academy [29]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [30]; and Brixton, O2 Academy [July 1]. Tickets go on sale on 10am Friday […]
  • EW&F Summer Visit

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    The ever impressive Earth, Wind & Fire, still containing founding members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson – have just announced three new UK summer shows. View those shining stars at: Bournemouth International Centre [July 3]; Leeds First Direct Arena [July 4]; and Manchester 02 Apollo [July 5]. Ticket prices are £58 and £50, available from / 0844 […]
  • FEB 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on February 16, 2018
  • 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 […]