Archive for February, 2020

  • Heavies On The Live Side

    By Chris Wells on February 12, 2020
    UK funk stars BRAND NEW HEAVIES have lined up a series of shows across the nation this Autumn. So far promoters AGMP has them down for: OCTOBER       16 LEEDS, UNIVERSITY STYLUS OCTOBER17   HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS OCTOBER 23:   COVENTRY, EMPIRE OCTOBER 24:   BRIGHTON, CHALK OCTOBER 30:   LONDON, INDIGO2 OCTOBER 31:   BRISTOL, ANSON ROOMS NOVEMBER 6:     […]
  • Cheltenham Jazz Fest Full Line-Up

    By Chris Wells on February 12, 2020
    The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2020 has announced its full list of performers. Due to take place between May 5-10 [incorporating the bank holiday], this year’s programme once again balances a core of jazz and mainstream offerings, from today’s biggest stars to heritage legends and next-generation talent. It’s also bringing in some pop for the first time. Headliners include Beverley Knight, […]
  • Morgan James: Magnetic South

    By Chris Wells on February 5, 2020
    Morgan James has made a great soul album in Memphis. It’s all Chris Wells needed to know. Pic by Jenny Anderson. Now here’s a long and thorny question for you. In the age, post Bailey-Rae, Mvula, Henshaw, Jorja Smith and – perhaps more significantly – Kiwanuka and Yola [especially if the latter wins any of those Grammys she’s just been […]