Archive for November, 2019

  • Musical Youth Dem

    By Chris Wells on November 18, 2019
    Last Night At the Proms was a few months ago, but there was still time for a Music For Youth Prom last week at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Celebrating its 50th birthday the event brought together some 200 talented juniors for two nights of gala concerts presented by saxophonist-composer-educator Yolanda Brown. On stage were small groups, chamber ensembles, rock […]
  • Moon Child

    By Chris Wells on November 14, 2019
    Keisha Thompson: Man On The Moon, [London, Bernie Grant Arts Centre] Part of the well-programmed Tottenham Literature Festival, this excellent one woman show is a brave exploration of family dynamics, mental health and racial politics in contemporary Britain, where these conversations need to take place a lot more often. Keisha Thompson proves more than up to the task in a fearlessly […]
  • Letts Be ‘Avin’ You

    By Chris Wells on November 14, 2019
    Acclaimed DJ, filmmaker and BBC Radio 6 Music host Don Letts is set to perform a one-off North East show when he rolls into Teesside this Autumn. He will bring his vast knowledge of reggae and punk music to Middlesbrough Town Hall for a special DJ set on Saturday, November 23, celebrating the premiere of the eagerly anticipated documentary Rudeboy: […]
  • Round Your Way

    By Chris Wells on November 12, 2019
    The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, North London has a series of interesting ‘in the round’ shows coming up in the new year, some of which feature artists of note to Echoes readers. The first such will be vocalist Alice Russell, who’ll pay the venue on Saturday, January 25 and no doubt include some tunes from her upcoming new album. Also […]
  • Blue Note Pop Up

    By Chris Wells on November 7, 2019
    To celebrate its 80th anniversary, Blue Note Records will open its first ever UK pop up store at Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross on Friday, November 15, coinciding with the opening night of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019. The store will offer a one-stop shop for music fans to see and experience the iconic label. It will feature exclusive framed […]