Author archive for Chris Wells

  • APRIL 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on May 18, 2018
  • Sax Appeal

    By Chris Wells on May 10, 2018
    This month sees the launch of the inaugural London Saxophone Festival, a celebration of all things sax, taking place at a range of venues and event spaces across the capital. The series of concerts will include performances from GRAMMY winning artists Bob Reynoldsof the widely celebrated jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy, Casey Benjaminof the The Robert Glasper Experiment, MOBO […]
  • Gabrielle Under Your Skin

    By Chris Wells on April 26, 2018
    Record-breaking, chart-topping singer-songwriter Gabrielle returns this summer with the album, Under My Skin, her first studio record in 11 years. The project drops on August 17 and can be pre-ordered now from https://Gabrielle.lnk.to/UnderMySkinPR. The first single from the album, Show Me, is out now. Last year, Gabrielle connected with Grammy-nominated producer Steve Chrisanthou to write Show Me. Says Gabs: “When Steve first played me the music to […]
  • Lisa Stansfield Live

    By Chris Wells on April 25, 2018
    London, Palladium [Pic: Ed Fielding] It’s not often an artist that’s been around for the best part of three decades can still surprise you. But Lisa Stansfield‘s the rare exception. Not that mighty voice coming out of such a modest frame – we’ve gotten used to that by now. Nor the easy-going, unpretentious rapport she immediately strikes up with the […]
  • Tina – The Musical

    By Chris Wells on April 20, 2018
    Aldwych Theatre, London If you’re going to stage an all-singin’, all-dancin’, rags-to-riches bio-jukebox musical, then few life tales come as tall as Miss Turner’s. You literally couldn’t make it up. Tina careers through four decades of triumph and tragedy: taking in snapshots of everything from the shameless racism encountered touring the south in the ‘60s and her abusive marriage to Ike, to […]
  • Trojan 50th: Events/Releases Announced

    By Chris Wells on April 18, 2018
    Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Trojan Records are proud to announce first details of a year-long celebration of their unique history, taking in a series of live events, catalogue music releases, a documentary and definitive coffee table book. Named after the flatbed truck that revered producer Duke Reid used to move his soundsystem around Jamaica, Trojan was launched in […]
  • MARCH 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on April 16, 2018
  • Up The Nile

    By Chris Wells on April 13, 2018
    The singular Mr. Nile Rodgers and his legendary oufit Chic have lined up a series of live shows across the UK during the summer. Right now they are down for: Blenheim Palace [June 14]; Isle of Wight Festival [22]; Scarborough Open Air Theatre [24]; Manchester, Castlefield Bowl [27]; Glasgow, Fiesta x FOLD 2018 [30/July 1]; Greenwich Music Time [July 6]; […]
  • Rhythm & Reaction

    By Chris Wells on April 10, 2018
    [London, Two Temple Place] As the saga of Brexit brings new contortions to Britain on a daily basis, this excellent exhibition, about to enter its final weeks, is a timely aide-mémoire of the longstanding dance that has taken place between ‘ours’ and ‘theirs’, as in culture from afar. Curated by Catherine Tackley, Rhythm & Reaction casts a fascinating eye over […]
  • Join ‘The Q’ In June

    By Chris Wells on April 9, 2018
    The icon, the legend, the hitmaker, the one and only Quincy Jones is coming to London on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to play a special live show at the O2 – where he will be backed by an amazing array of guest performers: Caro Emerald, Jess Glynne, Lalah Hathaway, Mick Hucknall, Beverley Knight, Jonah Nilsson, Mark Ronson, Jack Savoretti, Andreas […]