Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1073

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The heat is definitely on as we bring you a scorching summer issue packed with star studded interviews, stella events and typical B&S comment from our team of well respected tastemakers via their not to be missed columns.... We start proceedings by warmly welcoming back über talented songstress, Lianne La Havas, who first graced our pages back in Dec 2011 (issue 1003) with what proved to be her very first cover interview anywhere in the world! (We’ve just formed a circle in the office and are patting ourselves on the back!) A lot has happened since our last interview, including her much publicised friendship with Prince and a trip of self discovery which ignited new relations with some age old family ties, this in turn has helped to spawn her new biographical album, “Blood.” (line) Get it? Good!...We follow that with an interview from another insanely talented soulicious maiden of song, Joss Stone is loving being independently expressive and releases a reggae tinged affair…brave you say, well that’s our Joss! Lunchmoney Lewis has a worldwide hit on his hands, as mega catchy “Bills” has been striking a musical / financial cord with tune buyers everywhere. He’s still got that ‘Jack the Lad Swing’ as Aston Merrygold gives us the lowdown on going solo...True greats remembered: Jazz first, as a ‘new’ Miles Davis release is highlighted and we say a fond farewell to late Blues icon BB King… Now it wouldn’t be B&S if we didn’t introduce some frrrresh talent into the mix, artists who we feel will be HUGE in the weeks and months to come… Hip Hop heroes in the making, Krept & Konan explain how laid-back making their debut album proved to be. Singapore Jazz newbee’s “The Steve McQueens” on being discovered by Bluey and Northern power house Lauren Housely takes soul / blues and a sneaky pinch of country, mixes it together and ices a debut album with a huge helping of passion… The cherry on this issue is supplied by our expert columnists, who are waiting to enthuse about their given genres, we also have live reviews, album / single reviews AND we even give you a chance to win signed “Selma” posters and Blu-rays + a chance to catch D’Angelo in concert! Not bad hah? Come on you lot, up and form that circle again! Till next time. Lee TylerB&S

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The Internet and Thundercat For UK Shows

The Internet, the Los Angeles-based R&B/soul band fronted by Syd and Matt Martians and Thundercat are in the UK for shows in November.

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Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com

Lianne La Havas: Revolutions

With a 120 date world tour now in the bag, a recent trip to meet distant relations in Jamaica / to find herself, which in turn has inspired new album "Blood" - B&S' Editor Lee Tyler asks all the right question to Lianne La Havas....

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Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com

Krept & Konan: Special K & K

B&S' Karen Lawler chats to South London's hip hop dynamic duo, Krept & Konan, who give us the low-down on their highly anticipated album, “Long Way Home," which drops this month...

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Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com

Joss Stone: Liquid refreshment

Pete Lewis speaks to 14-million-selling Grammy and BRIT Award-winning UK soul songstress Joss Stone. Who this month releases her eagerly-anticipated seventh album “Water For Your Soul”

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Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com

Joyce Sims: Simply Joyce

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to one of the most recognisable voices in R&B/dance, US singer/songwriter/musician Joyce Sims is back with a new album "Love Song" on her own label and plenty to talk about...

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David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com

David Zowie: We can be House Heroes

It's House Every Weekend for David Zowie, and a dance exclusive every issue for B&S...and this issue is no different as we nab a chat with the man himself just before as he hits #1 in the dance chart...

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Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com

Lauren Housely: Soul instincts

We grab a chat with the immensely talented independent Yorkshire soul songstress, Lauren Housely. With new album “Sweet Surrender” about to drop, there's plenty for our one to watch to talk about...

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Par-Lé @bluesandsoul.com

Par-Lé: Speaking volumes

As multi-instrumentalists Miles James and Alex Bonfanti have worked with the best, now formed as a dynamic soul / funk duo, B&S' Karen Lawler asks the guys to par-lé about their brand new E.P. "The Light Years"...

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Marcus Anderson @bluesandsoul.com Marcus Anderson: Pizza Express 21/08/15 PHOTO: Matthew Jeffery Marcus Anderson @bluesandsoul.com Marcus Anderson and Liv Warfield @bluesandsoul.com

Marcus Anderson: The joys of sax

Pushing the boundaries of modern jazz, ever busy saxophonist Marcus Anderson talks about what influences his style, his new album and working with Liv Warfield, Judith Hill and plenty of good times with Prince...

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The Roots: O2 Academy Brixton 10/07/15 The Roots: O2 Academy Brixton 10/07/15 The Roots: O2 Academy Brixton 10/07/15 The Roots: O2 Academy Brixton 10/07/15

The Roots: O2 Academy Brixton, London 10/07/15

The Roots aren’t your typical hip hop act: Boasting legendary MC Black Thought and producer/drummer extraordinaire Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, you can’t argue with their credentials...

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Chronixx: Somerset House, London 12-7-15 @bluesandsoul.com Chronixx: Somerset House, London 12-7-15 @bluesandsoul.com Chronixx: Somerset House, London 12-7-15 @bluesandsoul.com Chronixx: Somerset House, London 12-7-15 @bluesandsoul.com

Chronixx: Somerset House, London 12/7/15

Scores of Rastafarian flags flying in the usually sedate courtyard at Somerset House, testament to how much London loves Chronixx. When he’s played the capital his shows have always sold out...

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Bunny Wailer: Brixton Academy, London 17/07/15 @bluesandsoul.com Bunny Wailer: Brixton Academy, London 17/07/15 @bluesandsoul.com Beres Hammond: Brixton Academy, London 17/07/15 @bluesandsoul.com Beres Hammond: Brixton Academy, London 17/07/15 @bluesandsoul.com

Bunny Wailer / Beres Hammond: Brixton Academy, London 17/07/15

I had never seen Brixton Academy as full as it was for the Giants of Reggae show...with a double headline of heavyweights Bunny Wailer and Beres Hammond, the queues around the block...

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Zalon's Soul Train: London Hippodrome 7/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com Zalon's Soul Train: London Hippodrome 7/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com Zalon's Soul Train: London Hippodrome 7/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com Zalon's Soul Train: London Hippodrome 7/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com

Zalon's Soul Train: Hippodrome, London 7/8/2015

The music shines through; Zalon's voice is an infinitely versatile instrument, with clarity through his whole range and a roof-lifting falsetto. He definitely has all the attributes to achieve...

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John Cleary: Ronnie Scotts 21/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com John Cleary: Ronnie Scotts 21/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com John Cleary: Ronnie Scotts 21/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com John Cleary: Ronnie Scotts 21/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com

John Cleary: Ronnie Scotts, London 21/8/15

Tonight's set was a real corker! Mean, lean and funkily clean backed by the superb Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Cleary clearly relished his Ronnie's debut and brought some 'Gnaw Lynne's' magic for us all to savour...

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