RAYMOND BARTON is a soul entrepreneur who sees himself as a kind of Norman Connors music facilitator. That’s to say he likes to get performers together and help them blend their “soulful creative ideas“. His last outing, the EP, ‘If Only For Love’ embodied that concept and right now he’s working on a follow-up.

The first track from the mini album has just come out and the bassy, gentle groove that is ‘Always Kissing’ is already winning airplay. Vocals on the track come via Tyra Juliette – a seasoned session singer who’s worked with people like Nile Rodgers and Chic, Demi Lovato, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, The Roots and many others.