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PENDLETON SOUL!

Friday, 19 April 2019 10:24 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altTHE PENDLETONS are a soul and funk duo working in and around San Francisco. They are E da BOSS and TRAILER LIMON and they debuted in 2010 with the well-received single 'Coming Down'/'Waiting On You'. A smattering of other releases garnered the band a cult following – amongst those fans Gilles Peterson who licensed their music for his 'Brownswood Bubblers' compilation.

The pair are now readying their first full length album – '2 Steps Away' due this autumn on the Bastard Jazz imprint. In the meantime they've just released a very tasty, double A side lead single.... 'You Do You' and 'Life To Me'.

The former is a solid modern soul groove that features Howard Johnson from Niteflyte. Anoraks will recognize him as the vocalist on Kashif's 'So Fine'. The latter is a bass heavy groove that is also perfect for the modern soul room. Both tunes have a lovely 70s/80s feel and come highly recommended!

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 10:32

 

TURNING YOU ON!

Friday, 19 April 2019 08:02 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altPreviously working under the names Lee Henry and Jadan Lee, LUKAS SETTO turned plenty of heads with his early 2019 single 'What Turns You On'. Sexy and slinky, some commentators made comparison with Maxwell's classic 'Ascension ... Don't Ever Wonder'... easy to hear why!

Proving that you can't keep a god tune down, the song has now re-emerged in a pacey BRIAN POWER remix on Mr P's award-winning SoulHouse label. It's very different to the original but retains plenty of catchy charm ... a potential floor filler? For sure!

The remix is pre released 19th APRIL on Traxsource: Mainstream date May 3rd

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 08:08

 

FIRE!

Friday, 19 April 2019 07:57 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'The Fire Ain't Mine' is the aptly named latest single from jazz duo OUT OF THE ASHES. The pair hail from Gloucestershire and they are  a couple – singer Penny Lyon and guitarist and band leader Kevin Washburn. The sound of 'The Fire Ain't Mine' harks back to the golden age of jazz vocals with Ms Lyon ably supported by David Ansah as duettist while Washburn's lazy guitar adds some old school authenticity to proceedings.

'The Fire Ain't Mine' is the lead single from Out of the Ashes' latest LP 'Get Out The Boat'. Both are available now and you can learn more @ www.out-of-the-ashes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 08:09

 

FELL THE FLAVOUR OF THE OL SKOOL!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:09 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altCRACK OF DAWN are Canada's number one old school soul band with a mighty 40 year pedigree! Oddly they've yet to break out of Canada but maybe their latest single might do the trick.... and the title couldn't be more appropriate.... 'Ol' Skool'!

The cut is a joyous throwback to the great days of the 80s weekenders. Lead singer Michael Dunston has a great old school voice; the beats are tight; the bass line rumbles and the brass parts offer bags of optimism while the lyrics proffer a litany of soul's great names.

'Ol' Skool' is the lead track from Crack Of Dawn's upcoming long player.... 'Spotlight'; review here very soon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:16

 

LAURA’S MINOR MOMENTS...

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:04 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLAURA ZAKIAN is a London-based jazz singer with four albums to her name. Her most recent being 'Songs for Modern Lovers' - inspired by the iconic Frank Sinatra album 'Songs for Swinging Lovers'. Next month Laura will release her latest project - an EP, 'Minor Moments'. The set was created in collaboration with composer Martin Pyne.

Ms Zakian says that the mini album is an intensely personal suite of songs, drawing on her own experience of melancholic depression. However she adds that "Though always minor in feel if not strictly in a minor key, the material is not unrelievedly downbeat"

Laura will preview the new material ahead of release, alongside some favourites from her previous four albums at Soho's Pizza Express Jazz Club on 12th May. The gig is a Sunday lunch time affair with doors at noon. More details from the venue.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:17

 

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