SOUL / R&B

  • 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
  • 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 […]
  • Cray Flies In

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Bluesman of the road extraordinaire, Robert Cray, has turned our way again and booked himself a series of autumn gigs up and down the UK. Catch him at: Bexhill On Sea, De La Warr Pavilion [October 15]; Salford, Lowry [16]; Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre [17]; Glasgow, City Halls [19]; Edinburgh, Usher Hall [20]; Sheffield, Memorial & City Hall [22]; Cheltenham, Town […]
  • Hill Tops

    By Chris Wells on May 24, 2018
    Lauryn Hill plans to bring her ‘The Miseducation Tour’ package – celebrating the 20thanniversary of her iconic album – over here towards the year’s end. Kicking off in Glasgow on November 23 at the SSE Hydro, she then goes: Manchester, Arena [Nov 26]; Birmingham, Arena [27]; Dublin, 3 Arena [30]; and London, O2 Arena [December 3]. Visit https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/search?aid=795402&user_input=lauryn&q=Ms.%20Lauryn%20Hill&tm_link=tm_header_search
  • 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 […]
  • 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]; […]
  • Love Supreme Fest: Final Additions

    By Chris Wells on April 5, 2018
    The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from June 29-July 1, has just added its final list of top name acts to the schedule – including Lalah Hathaway, Pharoah Sanders, Level 42, MF Robots and Dave & The Drumhedz. They join an already broad array of stars performing at the three-day event including Earth […]
  • Thicke/Pharrell Lose Gaye Appeal

    By Chris Wells on March 22, 2018
    An appeal by Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams against copyright infringement by their Blurred Lines hit of Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up has just been heard – and decided against them. In California, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided [in part] with a lower court by stating that Got to Give It Up was “entitled to broad copyright protection […]