• 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 […]
  • 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:
  • 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: 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Peas In Our Time

    By Chris Wells on July 10, 2018
    The Black Eyed Peas –, Taboo, and – have just announced that they will be embarking on a tour throughout Europe as a unit for the first time in eight years, starting on October 27 in London. Tickets go on sale on July 13 at 9am at The group has also premiered a brand new single and provocative […]
  • Beres/Sanchez Summer Shows

    By Chris Wells on July 6, 2018
    Soulful Jamaican reggae man Beres Hammond is heading this way for a bunch of summer dates – made all the more special by the name of his supporting partner on this trip: Sanchez. Opening on August 18 at the Birmingham O2 Academy, the gigs then run: London, Brixton Academy [19]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [22]; Bristol, O2 Academy [23]; London, O2 Forum […]

    By Chris Wells on July 6, 2018
    Coming from UMOD from July 6 is This Is How We Do It, a 55-track, three–CD compilation of old-school, feel-good R&B smashes, led by Montell Jordan’s million-selling hit of the same name. Still, over 20 years after it topped the US singles chart, one of the ultimate summer party jams, the Grammy-winning This Is How We Do It sounds as […]
  • Hot Pepper

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Judith Hill has just released her new single and video The Pepper Club. Written and produced by Hill, the track presages a handful of UK live dates in mid-summer. Catch her at: Manchester, Night & Day [July 15]; Liverpool, Shipping Forcast [16]; Pizza Express, Birmingham [17] and Pizza Express, London [18/19]. The Pepper Club is the […]