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FAIRYTALE ENDING….

Like most performers UK soul and jazz chanteuse, ROBIN McKELLE is trying hard to keep busy during the enforced lockdown. Disappointed, sure, that gigs and sessions have had to be cancelled, she’s keeping her...

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BRAND NEW BNHS

Hard to believe that the BRAND NEW HEAVIES have been doing it for 30 years! To celebrate Acid jazz Records have just released some special BNH material. First up there’s a 7″ single that...

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CALL ME!

Vocalist ANDRÉ ESPEUT has been on the UK soul and dance scene since 2004. In that time he’s worked with all kinds of names – like Faze Action, Leroy Burgess, Leroy Hutson John Morales,...

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FORWARD TO THE FUTURE!

Last month we highlighted a lovely new single from JONAS RENDBO, ‘Pick Me Up’. Jonas may be a new name to most but  in his native Denmark and the broader Scandinavian hinterland, he’s a...

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IT’S TIME

LUKE SMITH is a pianist, songwriter and producer who’s just recovered from Covid 19. Thankfully, now almost fully fit, he’s putting the finishing touches to his debut EP which he hopes will be ready...

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REVIVAL!

The SOUL REVIVERS are a new UK duo… though to call them “new” isn’t quite accurate. They are in fact music biz veterans… Nick Manasseh and one time Ballistic Brother, David Hill. Their debut...

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DR JOHN: TRIBUTE

Saturday 6th June marks the first anniversary of the passing of DR JOHN. Mac Rebennack, a 6 times Grammy winner, was, as Dr. John, recognized as the embodiment of the musical legacy of New...

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STILL IN THE GROOVE!

Last month we were entranced by a new release from the lovely HIL ST SOUL…. ‘In My Groove’. The collaboration with award winning producer Regi Myrix was, despite, its title, a sultry and sensual...

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RIDING HIGH…..

GILBERT PRYOR is a Washington born trumpet player and educator. Sometimes called “Doc”, he’s worked with soul and jazz royalty – including Billy Eckstine and Aretha Franklin and authored ‘Soulful Funky Riffs: The Beginners...