Archive for February, 2020

  • CHIC-Ism

    By Chris Wells on February 28, 2020
    Often busy around these parts, Nile Rodgers and CHIC will be playing Lloyd’s Amphitheatre in Bristol on Thursday, July 16. The gig forms part of the ‘Colston Hall Presents… ’ programme, one of five big events planned this summer in the city. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £59.95 including booking fee – available here or from Colston Hall’s Box Office […]

    By Chris Wells on February 20, 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 […]