Review: Mario Biondi – Best of Soul

With nine albums under his belt, the magnificent Italian King of Jazz Mario Biondi returned in 2016 with his tenth album 'Best of Soul'. A close follow up to his 2015 offering 'Beyond', Mario presents the listener with 6 new songs on 'Best of Soul' before delving into his back catalogue, plucking out the finest... Continue Reading →

Gig Review: Ady Suleiman Live at Rescue Rooms Nottingham

If you were to ask a bunch of under 30 year old gig goers what music genre they were into, the general consensus would be Indie, Chart music, Rock, RnB, the alternative would say Reggae, Hip-hop very few would say Acid Jazz but when I went to Ady Suleiman's show in Nottingham - I was... Continue Reading →

‘Project LIVE’ Seeks Talented New Vocalists and Musicians

Vocalists and musicians from across the East Midlands are being given the opportunity to apply to a professional development and performance programme run by 2Funky Arts and Musical Director Carol Leeming. ‘Project LIVE’ will provide guidance for 8 promising new urban artists in developing new material and raising their profile. They will learn more about... Continue Reading →

More and More – The Music Video by Camera Soul

'More and More' just one of my favorite ballads from the Camera Soul album Dress Code. Listen to Maria as she whisks you off on a cloud of love and happy feelings - if you haven't yet downloaded Dress Code, what are you waiting for, go to Bandcamp now! Related article: Dress Code - review

So Close To You by Francesca Romana

'So Close To  You' the 3rd album by Francesca Romana,is one that must be listened to carefully over and over to fully absorb all the emotions and meanings being put forth. Here we have one of Francesca's most deeply autobiographical albums to date telling of raw emotions involved in relationships. Though songwriting comes easily to Francesca,... Continue Reading →

Got To Let Go by Nate Williams

Now hands up everyone who loves 80's music, and I'm not talking the electro-pop 'Don't you want me baby' kind of vibe but the comforting sounds of Stevie Wonder, Karyn White, Prince, Michael Jackson, Peabo Bryson, Bobby Brown and Shalamar - need I go on? Well let me introduce you all to the latest UK... Continue Reading →

Italian Renaissance

When we think of Italy it's hard not to mention the word Passion, for Italian people are passionate in just about everything! Well known for being leaders in Art, Fashion, Food, Football and keepers of Traditional Values, it seems they are born with the emotion surging through their veins. But what I've noticed recently is... Continue Reading →

The Will Sawney Soul Show If you missed the first Soul Show of 2014, fear not, just follow the link. Here's a rundown of the tracks played 01. Disco Nights (Rock Freak) - GQ  02. Tonight - NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN 03. Love Don't Make It Right - ASHFORD & SIMPSON 04. Silhouettes At Sunset -... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia 77 at the Vortex Jazz Club review

Last week the Vortex, London, saw UK Jazz ensemble Nostalgia 77 stage a 3 night 'electric' residency in its cosy club. The group, headed by producer Ben Lamdin were joined once again by singer Josa Peit (who worked with the group on their 2011 album 'The Sleep Walking Society') and a host of other supporting... Continue Reading →

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