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MAYSA ... NEW ALBUM

Sunday, 24 January 2010 12:05 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

MAYSA ... NEW ALBUM

The ever-lovely MAYSA LEAK is set to release a brand new album. The LP - 'A Woman In Love' - is the diva's fourth release on the resourceful Shanachie label and consists of the singer's takes on classic soul and jazz standards along with four brand new songs, including 'Love Theory' which MAYSA co-wrote with WILL DOWNING. Naturally, DOWNING joined LEAK for the recording and the cut proves a real highlight. Amongst the featured covers are versions of THEOLONIUS MONK'S 'Round Midnight' and MICHAEL JACKSON'S ROD TEMPERTON-penned 'Lady In My Life'. Full review on www.soulandjazzandfunk.com very soon.

 

VINYL ...SAVING OUR SOULS

Sunday, 24 January 2010 12:03 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

VINYL ...SAVING OUR SOULS

The wonderfully-named VINYL SOUL is an independent Neo-Latin soul band based in Hollywood. In February they will be releasing their 15 track debut album entitled 'Dream' and their story gives a measure of hope for all indie soul bands looking for that special break….
The band was formed in 2005 when guitarist NAMBO met up with singer JOHN PATRICK; they formed VINYL SOUL and worked out their musical ideas and sound. Then in 2008 they took a huge gamble when they decided to relocate to Japan to try their luck. There, they played small clubs and even busked outside subway stations. Chance bought them a television debut on one of Japans biggest networks which was then followed by a full spread in 'Metropolis Magazine', Japan's #1 magazine for foreigners. That article led to a meeting with the commanding officer of Atsugi American Navy Base in Japan who offered them several gigs including the opportunity to perform at Atsugi's 'Cherry Blossom Festival' in front of 30,000 people. A band video won VINYL SOUL a chance to compete in the 'Vive tu Musica' battle of the bands competition in Los Angeles. Fired up, the band won that particular battle and with it, the prize - 32 hours of studio recording time. The result is a 15 track album entitled 'Dream' which will is released on February 26. Full review on www.soulandjazzandfunk.com very soon.

 

BAMBOOS TO THE FORE

Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:07 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

BAMBOOS TO THE FORE

THE BAMBOOS are everybody's favourite Aussie soul and funk combo. Their first three albums saw them build up a huge fan base - now set to expand further with the March release of their fourth full LP. Seemingly, all the creativity went into the music since the 13 tracker is simply called '4'… but don't let that put you off. The music is a stirring mix of soul flavours and loose funk workouts. Once again the lovely KYLIE AUDLIST adds vocals to a number of cuts (well, seven in fact) with 'Never Be The Girl' and 'Keep Me In Mind' already picking up the plaudits. First single is 'On The Sly' and there'll be a full review of the LP right here on www.soulandjazzandfunk.com very soon.

 

COOL MILLION BACK FOR MORE

Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:05 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

COOL MILLION BACK FOR MORE

Top Euro modern soulsters COOL MILLION will soon be releasing their second full album - 'Back For More' - on their own Sed Soul Records. As an appetite wetter, they've just unleashed the title cut as a single. Featuring the vocals of EUGENE WILDE, the big retro groove is destined to become one of 2010's first big floor fillers. WILDE, of course, is best-known for tracks such like 'Gotta Get You Home Tonight', 'Don't Say No Tonight', 'Lately' and 'Personality'... now with Europe's coolest millionaires behind him, his career's set to bounce right back.

 

SHARON'S BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:04 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

SHARON'S BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

UK soul singer SHARON MUSGRAVE is possibly best known at the moment for her collaborations with JULIAN JOSEPH and WILLIAM ORBIT though she's also been an in-demand sessions singer and live backing vocalist listing gigs with, amongst others, DURAN DURAN and SIMPLY RED. Now working chiefly out of Canada, the lady is busy promoting her own solo career with two cuts available through i-tunes. 'Out Flow' reveals her penchant for the organic and acoustic, while 'Beautiful Music' is a very smooth soul number with just a hint of JILL SCOTT about it. Built around a great mid-tempo groove, modern soulsters could do worse than check it out - find out more at www.sharonmusgrave.com

 

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