Sunday, 09 December 2018 15:49 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altIf you're already feeling a little jaded with jingle bell-inspired tunes and fancy something rather different, you may want to investigate the complex music of Canadian duo TREMENDUM.... life partners David Wade and Julie Plouffe-Raymond.

Julie is the vocalist while David plays guitar and they've been making their unusual music for just over two years. What they produce is as eclectic as their mutual inspirations - Erykah Badu, Bloc Party, Jill Scott, Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix. The pair has just released their debut EP – a four tracker, of which the most immediate cut is the acoustic 'Kind Of Sad' – much less of a meander than the three other offerings.... 'They Told Me', 'Inner Peace' and 'Blue Note'.

So if you're hankering for something quite different – challenging even, you can learn more @

Last Updated on Monday, 10 December 2018 15:26



Friday, 07 December 2018 19:24 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altJOANNA COOKE is a hard-gigging UK singer/songwriter. In the last few years she's averaged something like 120 gigs a year and supported people like Paloma Faith and Rag n Bone Man'. She's also released a clutch of well-received EPs but right now Joanna's making considerable waves with her single, 'Do It Slow'.

The song is a simple but effective ballad begging a partner to leave slowly (or never leave at all). Joanna says: "The song is a heartfelt message describing my personal perception of the 'growing pains' of changing circumstance. Nothing in this life stands still for long & this can be difficult to face, whatever your situation may be. I'm so proud to share this special piece of music with the world and hope my latest offering might serve up a little a little comfort to us all"

With such an emotional story line, little wonder the music harks back to the golden age of southern soul balladry. The songs builds to a climax which is gently let down by some sweet piano before the emotional tension kicks in again. Recommended.

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Friday, 07 December 2018 19:19 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLatest artist to hit the Christmas trail is blue eyed soul singer JACK MOSBACHER. We were impressed by Jack earlier this year when he released an intriguing EP tribute to one of his soul heroes ... David Ruffin. The EP 'WhyNot' featured four rare Ruffin songs. That was followed by a great rendition of the Zutons' 'Valerie' which won plenty of US airplay.

And now Jack offers  four Christmas standards on 'Christmas In California'. The songs are the heartbreaking 'I'll Be Home For Christmas', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' (both offered with simple but effective piano accompaniment), a breezy, poppy 'White Christmas' and an imaginative ukulele-led 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas' .

In truth there's nothing revolutionary here – but that's not the point. Jack says: "This time of year, I feel particularly grateful for family, friends and music. I hope you will listen to it with the people you love - and that you have as much fun listening to it as I had making it. We just want to share joy through the music"

JACK MOSBACHER. 'Christmas In California'... out now

Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2018 19:32



Wednesday, 05 December 2018 21:05 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altAtlanta soul man JERMAINE ROBBINS impressed all and sundry with his last album, 'The Journey Within'. We were so impressed in fact that the long player hit no.2 in the UK soul album charts. What was impressive was the quality of the songs and the classy vocals that most commentators compared with a certain Michael Jackson no less!

Hot on the heels of 'The Journey Within', Jermaine has just dropped a new single... a bumpy, pleading ballad, 'What You Want' that should please modern soul fans and connoisseurs of upmarket, contemporary R&B. 'What You Want' is available from a download portal near you right now.



Wednesday, 05 December 2018 21:01 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altAll real soul fans retain a soft spot for the great Phyllis Hyman and Phyllis fans might have been enjoying a revival of her Skip Scarborough song, 'No One Can Love You More' from Aston Grey. It's being played regularly on several soul stations.

Well if you like the song you'll be delighted to know that there's another excellent and respectful version available right now. It comes courtesy of Ohio born and raised soulstress L A Young. Ms Young has a fine CV including work with Pieces Of A Dream and right now she's hooked up with multiple Grammy winner, producer/writer Jonathan Lesane. Their current big project is 'The Phyllis Hyman Story: An Uncompleted Life' ... a bio show set to open Stateside in spring... hence the release of 'No One Can Love You More'. Also in Ms Young's planning is an intriguing 'Legends of R&B' project.... an album of duets with Grammy Award winning soul stars like the Temptations, The Spinners, The Platters, The Realistics and more.

In the meantime enjoy L A Young's 'No One Can Love You More' at your favourite download portal.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:30


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