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  • Daughters Of Africa

    By Chris Wells on April 29, 2019
    New Daughters Of Africa: An International Anthology Of Writing By Women Of African Descent. Edited by Margaret Busby[Myriad] With more than 200 black women writers in its 700 eventful pages, this inspiring collection punches above its very considerable weight. Editor Margaret Busby, who was at the helm for its predecessor 25 years ago, proves again to be as discerning and […]
  • To The Lighthouse

    By Chris Wells on March 21, 2019
    Lighthouse Family are back – with a brand new studio album in May and a live tour this autumn. After a gap of 18 years since their last recording, original LF members Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker have reunited to cut a whole album’s worth of new material, Blue Sky In Your Head. It will be released on May 3 and contain and […]
  • More Supreme Beings

    By Chris Wells on March 7, 2019
    The Love Supreme Festival has announced another wave of acts confirmed to perform at this summer’s event, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 5-7. Joining a line-up that already includes the likes of Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight, Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Chick Corea and Kamaal Williams will be some of the standout artists from the UK […]
  • Word Up

    By Chris Wells on February 11, 2019
    What’s being termed their final album, The Last Word is coming in April from the legendary Philly soulsters The O’Jays.Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and Eric Grant have already dropped the first single online: I Got You is a trademark O’Jays slice of PIR-style soul music, on this occasion produced by Betty Wright as well as Steve Greenberg, Mike Mangini and Sam HollanderThe album will be available from April 19 and is currently available for […]
  • Electric Dreams

    By Chris Wells on February 3, 2019
    Billed as ‘The UK’s Greatest Soul and Funk Celebration’, The Electric Soul Festival is set to close out the summer in fine style at London’s O2 on Saturday, September 7.Headliners so far announced are, from the US, Kool & The Gang, and Brits Level 42, Brand New Heavies and Heather Small, all presented to you by your MC, top DJ/broadcaster fellah Trevor Nelson. More special guests will be […]
  • Deeper Lisa

    By Chris Wells on February 3, 2019
    Continuing her active resurgence into the Autumn of 2019, class act Lisa Stansfield has a long list of shows already inked into the diary.Catch Rochdale’s finest at:Southend, Cliffs Pavilion [Oct 21]; Guildford, G Live [22]; Brighton, Dome [23]; Bath, Forum [25]; Salford, Lowry Lyric Theatre [26]; Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall [28]; Birmingham, Symphony Hall [29]; London, Royal Albert Hall [31]; and Cardiff, […]
  • Coming Of The Gods

    By Chris Wells on February 3, 2019
    A blinding three-header of rap legends –Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and De La Soul – is heading our way four a quartet of mega dates this spring.Kicking off at Wembley’s SSE Arena on May 10, a tight schedule then switches up to Manchester Arena the following night, May 11, heads further north to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on May 12 and finally jumps […]
  • 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.