Archive for May, 2018

  • Hot Pepper

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Judith Hill has just released her new single and video The Pepper Club. Written and produced by Hill, the track presages a handful of UK live dates in mid-summer. Catch her at: Manchester, Night & Day [July 15]; Liverpool, Shipping Forcast [16]; Pizza Express, Birmingham [17] and Pizza Express, London [18/19]. The Pepper Club is the […]
  • Cray Flies In

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Bluesman of the road extraordinaire, Robert Cray, has turned our way again and booked himself a series of autumn gigs up and down the UK. Catch him at: Bexhill On Sea, De La Warr Pavilion [October 15]; Salford, Lowry [16]; Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre [17]; Glasgow, City Halls [19]; Edinburgh, Usher Hall [20]; Sheffield, Memorial & City Hall [22]; Cheltenham, Town […]
  • Hill Tops

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Lauryn Hill plans to bring her ‘The Miseducation Tour’ package – celebrating the 20thanniversary of her iconic album – over here towards the year’s end. Kicking off in Glasgow on November 23 at the SSE Hydro, she then goes: Manchester, Arena [Nov 26]; Birmingham, Arena [27]; Dublin, 3 Arena [30]; and London, O2 Arena [December 3]. Visit https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/search?aid=795402&user_input=lauryn&q=Ms.%20Lauryn%20Hill&tm_link=tm_header_search
  • Get The Blues – For Free!!!

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Aiming right at the Father’s Day market, Got The Blues is a 4CD boxed set from UMOD of all-time blues classics designed to… well, one assumes to let dad know just how miserable life could be if it weren’t for his family showering him with gifts all the time. And asking him to lend them a tenner. And turn the TV […]
  • Hip-Hop Picstory

    By Chris Wells on May 22, 2018
    A new photo exhibition exploring a decade of hip-hop culture between 1982-1993 and featuring iconic images from British photographers Janette Beckman and former Echoes contributor and all-round good chap David Corio is set to run at the Getty Images Gallery in London from June 1 until August 4. The two snappers’ portraits of such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt […]
  • APRIL 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on May 18, 2018
  • Sax Appeal

    By Chris Wells on May 10, 2018
    This month sees the launch of the inaugural London Saxophone Festival, a celebration of all things sax, taking place at a range of venues and event spaces across the capital. The series of concerts will include performances from GRAMMY winning artists Bob Reynoldsof the widely celebrated jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy, Casey Benjaminof the The Robert Glasper Experiment, MOBO […]