Author archive for Chris Wells

  • Murray/Williams Gigs/Album

    By Chris Wells on October 19, 2018
    Jazz innovator David Murray together with acclaimed actor/poet Saul Williams will bring their Blues For Memo tour to the UK from this weekend. Catch the amazing duo at: Bristol, The Fleece [Oct 21]; Brighton, The Haunt [22]; Manchester, Band on the Wall [23]; Leeds, Brudenell [24]; and London, Moth Club [27]. Promoting their upcoming album together, both dates and recording […]
  • SEPTEMBER 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on October 19, 2018
  • AUGUST 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on September 21, 2018
  • JULY 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on August 16, 2018
  • Drums & Colours

    By Chris Wells on August 1, 2018
        Drums And Colours Knowledge Centre, British Library, London. Just a stone’s throw from this packed lecture theatre is an exhibition on The Windrush, which is well worth a visit. If the 70th anniversary of ‘mass migration’ from the West Indies is a cultural and political high watermark in modern Britain – if indeed as few as 500 hardy […]
  • Once More With Feeling

    By Chris Wells on July 26, 2018
    FEELING FESTIVAL – TENERIFE JUNE 29, 2018 By John Masouri. Tenerife, the so-called ‘Island Of Eternal Spring’, is the ideal place for a reggae festival with its sun-drenched climate and long-standing popularity as a holiday destination. [Not to mention the fact that it’s less than two hundred miles from Africa.] Starting off in the north of the island, this second […]
  • They Do It On Grass

    By Chris Wells on July 25, 2018
    Reggae On The Lawn returns to Forty Hall Estate, Enfield, EN2 9HA on Sunday, August 12, 2018 [12noon–6pm]. Now in its second year, this one day festival [organised by Make it Happen Organisation] will be headlined by the indomitable Etana, backed up powerfully by Kabaka Pyramid, Natty, Empress Lyan.S [of Britain’s Got Reggae, and Reggae Star Factor fame] and Dawn Penn. […]
  • Betty Davis: Different Strokes

    By Chris Wells on July 24, 2018
    Kevin Le Gendre talks to Phil Cox, director of Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different. 1] When did you discover the music of Betty Davis? “In 2012 as a director I was looking for new project to embark on, something lyrical and with music. It was then that I was introduced to Betty’s music and the fact that she had […]
  • JUNE 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on July 19, 2018
  • Craig On Course

    By Chris Wells on July 12, 2018
    Resurgent R&B-popman Craig David has a number of summer festival and horse racing live events upcoming around the country. At the moment his diary reads: Newmarket Racecourses, July course [July 20];  Chelmsford, Hylands Park, Rize Festival [August 17]; London, Clapham Common, SW4 Festival [26]; Maidstone, Kent Event Centre [31]; and Northampton, County Ground [Sept 1]. The Northampton and Maidstone gigs will […]