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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TLC play KOKO, London on May 9th 2017

TLC announce 1st ever UK date

Counting huge worldwide hits that include "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs" and "Creep"... Prolific music shifting Crazy, Sexy, Cool hip-hop/R'n'B royals TLC are on their way to the UK...

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Red Hot 5-Piece UK R&B Group Announce Tour Dates

Following the release of their new single "Oh Lord’," British band MiC LOWRY have announced four headline UK shows for February 2017.

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21st Birthday Party Preparations For V Festival 2016

The countdown has begun for the 21st birthday celebrations for V Festival next month with an array of superstars including Rihanna making exclusive UK appearances over the weekend of 19th to 21st August.

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Tweet: Life is Tweet!

After a long self-imposed hiatus, immensely talented American R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist, tweet, catches-up with B&S’ Semper Azeez-Harris before her new album "Charlene" showcasing UK date...

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Rob Green: Go Green!

Rob Green. Green by name but not by nature. This young Nottingham soul and R&B singer songwriter has got it all. Destined for sizzling success if there is any justice in this world......

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Gambimi: The fresh option

B&S' tracks down another brand new quality artist who we think has all the credentials to go all the way... UK based RnB singer/songwriter Gambimi talks to Semper Azeez-Harris...

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MYA: Sitting pretty

B&S' Semper Azeez-Harris catches up with singer / songwriter / philanthropist / trainer / manager / actress and 90's RnB sensation Mya. With a fresh album out, it's definitely a case of what's next...

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Craig David: O2, London 26/3/17

The show would last nearly two hours, and was a lively showcase for a musician who's been down on his luck but has come back from it...

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Elliott Macauley: Games (Records DK)

Multi instrumentalist and talented producer picks his A team and comes out with a single of sonic seduction, production blessedness...

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Elle Varner:Only Wanna Give It To You (MBK Entertainment/RCA)

One word tells you all you need to know about US singer Elle Varnerâs debut UK single, âOnly Wanna Give It To You.â That word is âHIT.â But letâs add a second word to avoid doubt: âBIG HIT."

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Prince: Dance 4 Me (Purple Music)

Prince: Dance 4 Me (Purple Music)

t's 2012, and Prince is back a new single- Hallelujah! If there was ever a song to make you want to go buy a stripper pole and swing around it to dance for Prince Rogers Nelson this may just be it!

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Betty Davis: ‘The Columbia Years 1968-1969’ Light In The Attic

Way before Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim and Macy Gray came outrageous funk and soul Diva Betty Davis. Model, songwriter, singer and fashion icon.....

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Lianne La Havas : Blood

La Havas returns with this majestic and ethereal sounding second album,highly polished amd produced prepare to be startled!

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Livin Out Loud: Take It Easy (Kin Productions)

Livin Out Loud is an american group consisting of brother and sister, Reuben and Sylvia MacCalla. A family preoject that was launched when Reuben and Sylvia collaborated with their brother, Thomas MacCalla...

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