Review: Lettuce – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Adam Deitch: drums, percussion | Adam ‘Shmeeans’ Smirnoff: guitar Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes: bass | Ryan Zoidis: alto, baritone, tenor sax, Korg X-911Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom: trumpet, horns | Nigel Hall: vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards Thinking of the salad, lettuce is a wispy piece of air in desperate need of dressing or an assortment of... Continue Reading →

Musicvein – Lovers Rock: Spotify Playlist

Happy Valentines Day!   Musicvein has the perfect playlist for chilling out either by yourself or with loved ones today. Featuring Tom Misch, Jose James, Al Green, Maysa and Floetry in the mix - you'll certainly be mood for love.

Melody Gardot Remembers Emmett Till with Preacherman

 ...inspired by the story of Emmett Till...the song also begs the question "How many times do we have to repeat ourselves before we learn from our mistakes?" Melody Gardot has just released a hard-hitting video to accompany song 'Preacherman' from her forth-coming album 'Currency of Man' available 1 June. 'Preacherman' tells the story of 1950's... Continue Reading →

Jose James Marks 100 Years of Billie Holiday With Special Release

'Yesterday I Had The Blues:The Music of Billie Holiday' is a special, soon to be released album by Jose James. Recorded in August 2014 Jose says of the project, "I  don't go one day without listening to music of some form, music really sustains me...I know I need to make it. Next year (2015) is the 100th Anniversary of... Continue Reading →

Jose James Rocks the Scala

Forget Rock The Casbah - last week it was all about Rock the Scala with Jose James performing at the former cinema near Kings Cross, London. For those in any doubt as to whether or not the album 'While You Were Sleeping' was a 'grower' or not - James firmly set reassurance in their minds... Continue Reading →

Jose James ‘While You Were Sleeping’ Interview

Independence Day, hot off a flight from Dublin and Jose James has a busy schedule ahead of him. No sooner had he gotten back to his London Hotel room for a rest, than the blower goes and on the other end is Musicvein to quiz him on his new album 'While You Were Sleeping' here's what... Continue Reading →

Jose James returns to London 10th June 2014 sees the release of Jose James 5th studio album 'While You Were Sleeping' and 7th July 2014 he brings that album to an audience near you! Club Scala - London! “This album is a synthesis of everything I love about music,” says José, “from contemporary artists like... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Jose James

Jose James celebrates his 36th birthday today and is set to perform at the annual BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) tribute to Dr Martin Luther King jr, see here for more details. 2013 was a whirlwind year for James which saw him touring most of the world with his album 'No Beginning, No End' -... Continue Reading →

Jose James Hurt During Soundcheck

Singer Jose James, currently touring the caribbean island of Curacao, was injured during a soundcheck forcing him to cancel his show.Jose, who has been touring non-stop since the release of his album this year, 'No Beginning No End' is doing well but waiting to hear from specialists as to the extent of his injuries. Here's... Continue Reading →

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