Author archive for Chris Wells

  • NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on December 15, 2018
  • More Stars For Supreme Fest

    By Chris Wells on December 12, 2018
    Music legend and 22-time Grammy-winner Chick Corea, US vocalist Madeleine Peyroux and pioneer of the current UK jazz scene Kamaal Williams are the latest line-up additions to be announced for next summer’s Love Supreme Festival. They join Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum and Gladys Knight on the bill so far for the three-day event, which takes place at Glynde Place in […]
  • Power Station

    By Chris Wells on November 26, 2018
    Bay area funk legends Tower Of Power plan to continue their milestone 50th anniversary celebrations with three UK shows in May next year. The dates are as follows: Birmingham Town Hall – May 28   Tickets Manchester, O2 Ritz – May 29       Tickets London, Royal Albert Hall – May 30  Tickets Tickets are on sale now. Tower Of Power’s co-founder Emilio […]
  • Joe & Keyshia Shows

    By Chris Wells on November 23, 2018
    R&B stars Joe and Keyshia Cole have teamed up for a series of double-header dates in the UK next year. Catch them in Feb at: Manchester, Academy [Feb 23]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [24]; and London, Apollo [26]. Visit https://www.seetickets.com/tour/joe-keyshia-coleto find out more and to book.
  • Porter Curates Cheltenham

    By Chris Wells on November 23, 2018
    Gregory Porter is to become Artistic Curator of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival for the next three years. Amongst other things, this will see him performing a headline show on Saturday, May 4 at the 2019 event, as well as curating a series of artists for the festival and working in collaboration with guest artists. Sayeth Gregory of his new position: “Cheltenham […]
  • Supreme Beings

    By Chris Wells on November 23, 2018
    Gladys Knight, Snarky Puppy and Jamie Cullum are the first three headliners to be announced for the 2019 Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which will return to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 5-7. Having enjoyed its biggest year to date last summer [with over 45000 in attendance across the weekend], the festival has become one of the major music […]
  • OCTOBER 2018 ISSUE

    By Chris Wells on November 16, 2018
  • Broken English

    By Chris Wells on November 8, 2018
    Promoting their latest album Young Sick Camellia, St. Paul & The Broken Bones are to play a series of five shows around the UK this month. Catch the guys from Birmingham, Alabama at: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [Nov 14]; Albert Hall, Manchester [15]; Barrowland, Glasgow [16]; Rock City, Nottingham [17]; and Roundhouse, London [19]. Tickets here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/St-Paul-and-the-Broken-Bones-tickets/artist/1856904
  • Bob A Job

    By Chris Wells on October 30, 2018
    American blues and soul man, Robert Finley, the former helicopter pilot now widely known for his piercing voice and sultry guitar playing skills – not to mention his critically acclaimed Goin’ Platinum album with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys – will play his first ever show in London at Bush Hall on November 26. Tickets are available from: https://www.livenation.co.uk/show/1205070/robert-finley/london/2018-11-26/en Expect […]
  • 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 […]