Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1081

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

Editorial STUFF

Our cover star needs no introduction to B&S readers, multi-Brit-award winner Rory Graham aka Rag ’N’ Bone Man has been firmly on our radar since 2014 - showing the quality he is now widely known for, we announced him as a ‘one to watch’ for 2015! We are over the moon that he is now getting the recognition he deservers… But, it did take being #1 in 20 odd counties before a major label would take a punt! Lol. If they had only read B&S first… Other interviews this issue; China Moses, José James, Tanika Charles, Izo Fitzroy, Boddhi Satva, MF Robots, Errol Henry and Stone Foundation. Live reviews include: Sumptuous R&B from Joe and Ashanti from the Hammersmith Apollo in London. We go ringside as Yasiin Bey, formerly Moss Def, performed his last show in the UK/Europe before he retires from the music scene…hey, you never know right?! B&S’ Frank Elson check’s out a cracking Northern night at The Beechwood Club in Blackburn. And B&S Editor, Lee Tyler, visits the Butlins Ibiza Legends Weekender at Butlins in Bogor Regis... Our must-read All Time B&S Top 500 chart rundown continues from 221-184 and there’s just time to mention our esteemed columnists, who will be sharing the latest news within the genres they represent…talking of which, I’d like to wish a very warm welcome to B&S’ newest recruit/columnist/Blues guru, Jon Harrington. Till next time - may the music be with you always! Lee TylerB&S

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Southport Weekend Festival 2017

Southport Weekender festival - line up announced!

In what has been one of the most hotly anticipated line-up announcements since Jack built the house back in the 80s, The Southport Weekender festival finally told the World today what they have in store on June 10...

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Splendour Festival Bags Grammy-Winner Jess Glynne For 2016 Headline Spot

Jess Glynne and UB40 among the big acts at this year's one day Splendour Festival near Nottingham on Saturday 23rd July.

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Jess Glynne To Tour The UK

The unstoppable and monstrously talented Jess Glynne has announced a major UK tour for the Autumn. Following the announcement of her debut album âI Cry When I Laughâ which will drop in August.

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Nina Kraviz: Kraviz Craves

Russian DJ/producer/singer and Melbourne resident Nina Kraviz talks to B&S' Ben Lovett about her DJ Kicks / Fabric 91 offering, plus her thoughts on the techno scene and the almost closure of Fabric nightclub...

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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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Example: Back To The Old School

Example sets off on a mammoth UK tour in a few days, going back to basics in his choice of venues, instead of the usual huge Arenas. He tells Simon Redley whyâ¦

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Karizma: Still solid

Karizma by name but not quite by nature â that was the case at the end of last year when the DJ-producer, real name Kris Klayton, seriously questioned his worth and considered quitting the music business...

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Splendour Festival: Wollaston Park, Nottingham 23/7/16

Fancy a festival in a day in a picturesque setting, easy to get to and a family friendly vibe, crammed with classy bands and artists from today, yesterday and some dead cert future stars? Splendour's the place for you then...

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Blind Colors: Found Love Ft. Melonie Daniels Walker (inc. David Morales mixes) Def Mix Music

Blind Colors: Found Love Ft. Melonie Daniels Walker (inc. David Morales Mixes) Def Mix Music

Armed with all the essential credentials of soulful smash, "Found Love" is full of uplifting Soul-drenched vocals from Melonie Daniels Walker and features a mighty vocal hook taken from Third World's classic, Now That We Found Love...

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Phil Weeks: It's The Inside That Counts (Robsoul)

Phil Weeks: It's The Inside That Counts (Robsoul)

French house connoisseur Phil Weeks unleashes his highly anticipated new release for Robsoul - "It's The Inside That Counts". Already a hit with the club masses from USA to Ibiza, "It's The Inside That Counts" comes with&acir

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CARL HANAGHAN FT. BETH - ILLUMINATE ME

Carl Hanaghan Ft. Beth: Illuminate Me (Inc. Long & Harris, Changing Planes and Terry Lex Mix

After his recent big release "Strings Of Life", Carl Hanaghan teams up with the dynamite vocalist Beth, together delivering a beautiful slice of deep and soulful house titled "Illuminate Me" for Discopolisâ¦

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Bahama Soul Club : Havana 58

German-based Bahama Soul Club come up trumps with this their now fourth studio album.You may remember we reviewed sometime back the excellent 'Cuban Tapes'

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Anomie Belle: FLUX (Diving Bell Recording Co)

This Seattle-based experimental electronica artist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, is a bit of a genius. Her fifth album is quite something...

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Bona: Peace, Love & Understanding (70X7 Records)

Zona: Peace, Love & Understanding (70x7 Records)

Sunshine vibes are a plenty as LA's soulful outfit Zona reveal their very lovely debut album "Peace, Love & Understanding", an impressive collection of songs...

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