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RING THAT BELL!

Friday, 31 May 2019 18:23 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altIt's taken a while but Brit soulstress DEBORAH BELL is finally winning the plaudits she richly deserves. Ms B has been working in the crazy soul biz for almost 20 years collaborating with people like Light of the World, Beggar & Co, Kenny Thomas, Jaki Graham, Odyssey and most recently with Georgie B and his Groove Association.

Deborah started working with Groove Association back in 2013 taking lead on a number of their songs and providing BVs behind leader George Bromfield on others. Working with George, her first solo album 'Close Your Eyes' hit the No1 spot in both the Independent Soul Chart and the UK Soul Chart and last year Deborah topped the singles chart with her sophisticated remake of Jaki Graham's 'Round and Around'. Adding to that success she also won 'Bright Star Award' for Best Soul /RnB single for 'Dancing In Heaven' with Georgie B.

Right now Deborah's enjoying more chart success with her latest single, the sweet and lovely ''Love Won't Pay The Rent' which is shaping up to be a big summer anthem and the good news is that a new album's on the way soon... we look forward to that!

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019 18:39

 

SMELL THE ROSES....

Friday, 31 May 2019 18:18 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

altEarlier this year London based blue eyed soulstress GIGI HAROLD teamed up with Bristol music collective BLACKJACK. ... headed by Daniel Ankrah (his CV includes work with Circle of Funk, Robert Owens and Artful Dodger). The collaboration 'Out Of A Dream' was a UK Soul Chart top 10 hit which they now follow up with a slinky 'Roses'. There's a definite neo/nu soul/jazzy feel to this one... retro vinyl effects too ... perfect for those lazy, warm summer evenings... out now!

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019 18:40

 

BREAKIN’ OUT

Friday, 31 May 2019 18:14 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altIt was the back end of last year when we were told that TERRI WALKER was working with Joe Buhdha on a new EP. The news came via the release of 'Breakout' – which is actually the EP's title track, and, at last, the full 6 track mini album is ready to go.... though "6" isn't quite accurate as each song comes in all kinds of mixes.

Even without the different mixes the musical menu is varied – I mean the title cut draws its inspiration from reggae, while 'OK' is a big, boogie style beater. The ballad comes in the shape of 'Come Over' – here Terri proves that she's still a soul contender while the oddly titled 'Ulla' is another sweetie.

The EP is out now and a vinyl version is due in June!

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019 18:41

 

GOT TO GET YOU

Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:10 BILL B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'Got To Get You' is the latest single from Brit soul veteran CHRIS BALLIN. It's been a while since we last heard from Chris. He says: "This is a special single for me. It's been a long while coming and it shows a new dimension to me". The tune is a steady, mid-tempo soul groove which allows Mr B to show off the vocal dexterity and soulful sincerity for which he's best known.

The good news? There's a full album on the way, 'Now', coming our way very soon!

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:28

 

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR!

Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:05 BILL B E-mailPrintPDF

altMusic is in MAXINE HARDCASTLE'S DNA. DJ, vocalist and composer, she's the daughter of Paul Hardcastle – yes of '19' fame... but there's much more to the man than that. Check his back catalogue!

Maxine has worked with Paul over a number of years and now, with dad at the helm, she's set to launch her own album 'The Collection' from which the lead single has just been issued – a version of America's 'Horse With No Name'. It's a breathy vocal that Ms H offers over Paul's typical atmospheric backing track – though not a million miles from the original duo's version.

 

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