• Deva In The Mix

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    Echoes’ February cover star Deva Mahal will play a one-off UK show during the spring. She’s booked in for the Serious Space Festival at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, East London on Wednesday, May 16. Visit for more.
  • Gong For A Song

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has announced his first solo UK performances since the release of the critically acclaimed album Stony Hill. So far there are four shows planned. Catch him at: Manchester, O2 Ritz [June 28]; Leeds, O2 Academy [29]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [30]; and Brixton, O2 Academy [July 1]. Tickets go on sale on 10am Friday […]
  • EW&F Summer Visit

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    The ever impressive Earth, Wind & Fire, still containing founding members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson – have just announced three new UK summer shows. View those shining stars at: Bournemouth International Centre [July 3]; Leeds First Direct Arena [July 4]; and Manchester 02 Apollo [July 5]. Ticket prices are £58 and £50, available from / 0844 […]
  • Cheltenham Jazz Fest: Full Line-Up

    By Chris Wells on February 14, 2018
    Van Morrison, Imelda May, Kamasi Washington, Courtney Pine & Omar, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rick Astley, Caro Emerald, Jordan Rakei, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan, Andy Sheppard, Portico Quartet, Eric Gales, Jay Rayner are some of the top names scheduled for the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which takes place across the town from May 2-7. This […]
  • Tops & Temps Together Again – Live

    By Chris Wells on January 30, 2018
    Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations are linking up one more time for a joint headline tour of the UK this Autumn. Special guests will also be announced soon. The Tops line-up for the tour includes original member Duke Fakir plus Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton and Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart. The Temps personnel includes founder member Otis Williams, plus Ron […]
  • Vote For Romain

    By Chris Wells on January 28, 2018
    Romain Virgo’s Lovesick tour will hit the UK come the spring. Five dates have been announced thus far: Birmingham, O2 Institute [April 4]; Manchester, Band On The Wall [5]; Leeds, Wardobe [6]; Cardiff Tramshed [7]; and London, Scala [8]. Visit for more info and to book tickets.
  • EW&F For Love Supreme Fest

    By Chris Wells on January 25, 2018
    The one and only Earth, Wind & Fire are the first act announced for this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival. The 10-piece band, led by original members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, will bring their thrilling live show to Glynde Place in East Sussex on Sunday, July 1. Love Supreme Festival Director Ciro Romano: “We’ve been coveting Earth, […]
  • Cliff Joins Innervisions Fest

    By Chris Wells on January 24, 2018
    Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff has been added to the burgeoning line-up for AGMP’s summer Innervisions Festival. You can catch him at London’s Roundhouse on July 5. The varied and impressive cast for the rest of the Festival looks like this: Mario Biondi [IndigO2 @ The O2; July 5]; Bugge Wesseltoft/Henrik Schwarz/Dan Berglund [Union Chapel; July 5]; Soil & Pimp Sessions […]
  • Soul ll Soul Autumn Dates

    By Chris Wells on January 24, 2018
    Iconic British band Soul II Soul will embark on a landmark tour of the UK in 2018 marking 30 years of hugely influential success, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, Club Classics Volume 1. The double Grammy Award winning outfit will play 12 dates across the nation during October and November, including a gig at London Palladium, Dates are: […]
  • Carleen Anderson: Cage Street Memorial Live

    By Chris Wells on January 22, 2018
    Barbican Centre, London By Kevin Le Gendre ‘Multi-media art’ may seem an almost passé term in an age where smart phones enable videos to be shared as easily as voice mails are sent. Yet Carleen Anderson’s Cage Street Memorial is a grand audio-visual work in which that art and artistry are at a premium. While 2016’s CD of the same […]