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STAY BRIGHT

Monday, 04 March 2019 12:11 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLatest release from US indie soul entrepreneur BEY BRIGHT is 'Sexy Love'... an up-tempo, smooth dance groove with a sultry vocal performance by indie soul singer and frequent collaborator Ezinne. (pronounced E- Zah- Nay).

Last year Bey topped the UK soul charts with his 'Soul Nostalgia' EP and you won't be surprised to learn that 'Sexy Love' is the lead track from an upcoming Soul Nostalgia volume 2'

 

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME....

Sunday, 03 March 2019 19:22 BILL B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'One More Chance' is the latest single from a New York based singer and multi-instrumentalist named NYGEL D. ROBINSON.

Nygel actually hails from North Carolina but working the clubs and venues in and around the Big Apple, he's making quite a name for himself. Indeed his shows at the famous Bitter End night spot won rave reviews, with some commentators drawing comparisons to Gregory Porter whilst others made reference to John Legend. On the evidence of 'One More Chance' Nygel sounds like neither of those stars. He's his own man.... and yes, there's a jazzy flavour about the tune (Porter) alongside a cool contemporary soul vibe (Legend) but it's a sound out on its own.

'One More Chance' is a Robinson collaboration with songwriter Barry Anderson and it was recorded at the Hollow Spirit Studios. It's available right now.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2019 19:26

 

NEVER, NEVERLAND....

Sunday, 03 March 2019 14:08 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altOn Wednesday, 6th March, Channel 4 in the UK will be screening the first part of the controversial documentary, 'LEAVING NEVERLAND... MICHAEL JACKSON AND ME.' The Dan Reed film makes serious allegations about Jackson. The allegations are based on the testimonies of Wade Robson, 36 and James Safechuck, 40. Both claim that they were abused hundreds of times by Michael Jackson, from the ages of seven and 10. This, despite giving evidence to the contrary when Jackson was charged and tried in court. Jackson's brothers and his estate strenuously deny the allegations.

The film promises to be the most controversial documentary of 2019. Part 2 is broadcast the following night... 7th March.

Dan Reed is pictured above with Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2019 14:15

 

SHOW OF STRENGTH - SOULFUL JAZZ MAN ANTHONY STRONG RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM

Sunday, 03 March 2019 10:37 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

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On April 19th, acclaimed English jazz singer, ANTHONY STRONG, unveils his keenly-awaited fourth album,  'Me And My Radio,' which is released via Guaranteed! Records.

The new 12-song set finds the svelte-voiced 34-year-old Croydon-born crooner and pianist putting his own inimitable spin on a wide-ranging collection of imaginatively-arranged and well-produced tunes. As well as interpreting jazz standards - such as 'Ain't Misbehavin',' 'Anything Goes,' and 'Smile' - Strong raps his smooth, soulful tonsils around Stevie Wonder's 'My Cherie Amour,' and offers up a tremendous version of UK soul group The Real Thing's  'You To Me Are Everything.'  The singer also delivers an impressive self-penned number called 'Gamblin' Man Blues' - rendered as an energetic big band number - and covers 'Sixteen Tons,' the latter a Merle Travis song written in 1946. It has been covered by everyone from Johnny Cash to Tom Jones but such is Strong's talent that he is able to make the song indisputably his own.  

Defined by a sense of cool sophistication, 'Me & My Radio,' is another fascinating chapter in Strong's career and looks certain to build on the success of his previous albums 'Stepping Out' and 'On A Clear Day.'

Anthony Strong's 'Me & My Radio' Is Released On 19 April By Guaranteed! Records

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2019 21:01

 

FIRST LIVE ALBUM FROM KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS

Sunday, 03 March 2019 09:59 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

                           altLed by the charismatic figure of singer, songwriter and showman extraordinaire, August Darnell, Kid Creole & The Coconuts blew into the 1980s like a breath of fresh air. Marrying Latin music with calypso, disco, salsa, funk, jazz, and a touch of 1940s Hollywood glamour, they created an intoxicating musical brew that was hugely popular and resulted in several hit singles around the globe. You can now experience the magic of  the band in concert at the zenith of their fame via the ensemble's first ever official live album, 'Live In Paris 1985.'

It's just been released on CD (and can also be downloaded and streamed) by Rainman Records and it captures the group at a Parisian venue called The Zenith on September 15th 1985. Darnell (aka Kid Creole) is in top form, leading the band through sixteen songs, including their memorable hits 'I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby,' 'Stool Pigeon,' and 'Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy.'

Kid Creole & The Coconuts' 'Live In Paris 1985' Is Out Now Via Rainman Records

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2019 14:17

 

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