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Issue 1077

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Issue 1027 interviews include; Hollie Stephenson’s worldwide cover debut, Beverley Knight, Corrine Bailey Rae, Gallant, Louie Vega, Robin McKelle, The Doggett Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tristan and our one to watch Chloe Marriott...We celebrate BBE Records 20th Anniversary, find the best festivals 2016 has to offer and continue our all time 500 B&S singles countdown (361-323) includes; The Four Tops, William Bell, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, 50 Cent, Gladys Knight and Arrested Development. Other charts action includes; Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Essentials House / EDM Chart and the huge tunes of tomorrow chart A.K.A. the B&S Hot chart...Album reviews: Gregory Porter, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Kandace Springs, Laura Mvula, Miles Davis/Robert Glasper, Harleighblu, Martha High, Constant Deviants, James Morton, Quantic, Theo Croker, Ziggy Marley, Wilko Johnson, Snarky Puppy and the Wag Club. There more album / single reviews, mentions and musical views via our resident columnists; Bigger, Ralph Tee, Richard Searling, Frank Elson, Ben Lovett and Simon Redley.B&S

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Win Beyonce Tickets

Beyonce will be bringing her Lemonade to our yard from June 28-July 9, touching down in Sunderland, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin as part of her Formation world tour - win tickets here...

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Toots & The Maytals Announce UK Shows

Toots & The Maytals announce a series of UK shows after a four year absence from this country and a three year halt to his career after he was hit in the head with a vodka bottle thrown from a festival crowd.

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UB40 Announce New UK Tour

Birmingham’s reggae legends UB40 have announced a twenty-two-date UK tour for autumn 2016.

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Hollie Stephenson: Like A Rocket

B&S Editor Lee Tyler chats to soul/jazz/blues star in the making, Hollie Stephenson. With a distinct vocal mixed with a decent set of self penned tunes, the world could just be at this artist's feet...

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Beverley Knight: Mind, Bodyguard and Soul

Pete Lewis chats to British soul Queen Beverly Knight about her new, Southern soul-flavoured eighth studio album “Soulsville” and the city it was recorded in - Memphis, Tennessee...

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William Bell: Ringing in the new

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to Stax legend William Bell ahead of the release of his 40 year hiatus breaking album, “This Is Where I Live”. With Stax tales aplenty, there's a lot to talk about...

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Lee Scratch Perry: From Dub Star To Film Star

The new film about reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry is now released on DVD after a UK cinemas tour, and winning prestigious awards at various overseas film festivals.

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Tristan: A Fresh Lifestyle

Pete Lewis meets Tristan bassist/co-founder Frans Vollink and keyboardist Coen Molenaar as the Dutch acid jazz/soul quintet release their third album “Lifestyle”...

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The Doggett Brothers: Running In The Family

Pete Lewis meets Norwich-based soul/funk/R&B collective The Doggett Brothers, whose new, second album “Colours” drops this month alongside its Arnob Basit-featuring single “Outta Control”...

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Broken Witt Rebels: Rebels With A Cause

There’s a great big buzz about this Birmingham band, Broken Witt Rebels. That's Birmingham in the UK, not Alabama. Broken Witt Rebels are as unique as their name. Destined for stardom. No doubt about it.

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Sam Sure

Sam Sure: On the right track

B&S' Semper Azeez-Harris chats to B&S one to watch, Sam Sure. With new EP “Catching Feelings" about to drop, there's a lot to talk to this one time graffiti artist and biscuit connoisseur about...

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Russell Oliver Stone: Devotional Aspects (Stone Records)

Remember that smash hit "We Do It," from R&J Stone in 1976? Of course you do. Well forget that. Russell Oliver Stone is back with the third in a triptych of solo albums, and it is quite something.

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