Review: Mario Biondi ft Cleveland Jones – Sunny Days

Aretha and Gloria gave women two of the most powerful anthems on the planet - 'Respect' and 'I will Survive'. For years men have been subjected to the wagging fingers and battle cries of "R.e.s.p.e.c.t find out what it means to me/Go walk out the door..." but could Mario Biondi be the fly in the... Continue Reading →

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 3 Days to Go!

Earlier this week, I featured Mario Biondi's version of Chris Rea's hit 'Driving Home For Christmas'. Not everyone can mess with an original song and get it right but Chris Brown - although he didn't strictly mess with it too much - did a pretty grand job with Donny Hathaway's 'This Christmas'. So with 3... Continue Reading →

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 →

Mario Biondi – Beyond Tour

Mario Biondi will be back in the UK to promote his latest album 'Beyond' with a concert at Under The Bridge, London, 14 March 2016. Since entering the scene in 2006, the Italian King of Jazz has cemented a strong UK following, firing us up with 'This Is What You Are' before going on to... Continue Reading →

15 To Watch in 2015

If you thought 2014 was a magnificent year for artists and new music then I can't wait to see what this year has in store. Here's the Musicvein rundown of 15 artists who should be on everybody's watch-list for 2015!   In no particular order: 1) Juliette Ashby - The 'Lady Boss' of UK RnB... Continue Reading →

Incognito 35th Anniversary Concert – with Special Guest Mario Biondi

British supergroup Incognito are celebrating 35 years in the industry with a special Anniverary concert at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. This exciting show - Sat 12 July - will feature special guests Carleen Anderson, Imaani and just announced Mario Biondi! Incognito will be performing tracks from their newly released album 'Amplified Soul' as well... Continue Reading →

Mario Biondi London Show Postponed News just in: Mario Biondi's concert which was to be held at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 9th June, has been postponed until 26th October 2014 (although the O2 page states 10th October) Tickets purchased are still valid and refunds are available should you not be able to make it.... Continue Reading →

Mario Biondi's UK Return Yes you heard me right, Mario Biondi will be back in the UK this June! Performing hits from the Musicvein 2013 Album of The Year 'Sun' - this is an event not to be missed. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 28th March. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Mon 09 Jun 14... Continue Reading →

Where You Are by Natalie Williams

Since experiencing the enchanting voice of soul singer Natalie Williams as she supported Mario Biondi in concert last year with Incognito, I've eagerly awaited the release of her album 'Where You Are' and I love what I hear. The album shimmies off with a toe-tapping, latin affair 'Nobody Like You' a flirty ode to a... Continue Reading →

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