Archive for November, 2019

  • Jagged Edge/112 Spring Shows

    By Chris Wells on November 29, 2019
    Top US R&B groups Jagged Edge and 112 are set to join forces for a set of special UK live shows in the late spring of 2020. The Jagged Edge/112 Experience – with support from R&B star Case – comes to O2 Academy Birmingham on Friday May 1, O2 Apollo Manchester on Saturday May 2 and will wind up at […]
  • Paradise Regained

    By Chris Wells on November 29, 2019
    The 2019 Jazz FM vocalist of the year Cherise set to release her first single today, Friday, November 29, ahead of her debut EP Paradise, due for release in January 2020. At just 24, Cherise has had an interesting career so far, having performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and The Proms here in London, as well as […]
  • Isleys Summer Shows

    By Chris Wells on November 28, 2019
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Isley Brothers have announced their return to the UK for the first time in over a decade as part of their 2020 European tour, following on from their You Make Me Wanna Shout US tour earlier this year celebrating the 60th anniversary since they first released their classic single Shout. Featuring founding member Ronald […]
  • Love Supreme ’20: First Headliners

    By Chris Wells on November 27, 2019
    First headline acts for the annual Love Supreme Jazz Festival at Glynde in East Sussex have been announced: they include  The Isley Brothers, TLC, Sergio Mendes and Charles Lloyd. Now in its eighth year, Love Supreme has grown into Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz [and jazz-related] festival, and will return to the picturesque setting of the South Downs in East Sussex from Friday, […]

    By Chris Wells on November 22, 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 […]