Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1065

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Chomping at the bit to bring you another exciting mix of new, classic and damn right out of this world artists for you to peruse at your leisure…our cover star is a brand new artist who we feel will be making huge waves in the not too distant future - she's a sickly talented songbird with just the right amount of swagger. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Rainy Milo …all we can say is, watch this space! …We follow our star in the making with stars who have already established themselves in their chosen genres; After a 10 year hiatus, R&B legend Lisa Stansfield drops in to discuss her seventh studio album…Independent soul hero Eric 'Erro' Roberson discusses B' sides and brand new material…Paloma Faith talks true soul inspiration on her new album…Blues legend Robert Cray takes a walk on the soul side with his new long player…A new name to our pages but a legendary artist in different genre, Free, Bad Company and sometimes Queen frontman Paul Rodgers jumps rock's picket fence and lands squarely in Memphis! As he hits the sweet spot on some of soul's most iconic tunes…We have something just a little different, as we throw the spotlight on Danish contemporary soul, in the guise of new duo Quadron…It's Hip Hop hooray, when we catch-up with frrrreshly talented Kid Ink…Delivering a chilled interview, Natasha Watts gives the lowdown on joining forces with soul stalwarts Cool Million…No Sinner send us into Blues heaven with an in-depth interview around their new album, our previous album of the month, "Boo Hoo Hoo"…we also bring you 2 artists to watch this issue: Uber talented Mahalia and divinely gifted Debra Debs. Till next time! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Rainy Milo

Rainy Milo: Sky's the limit

Rainy Milo looks set to follow the likes of Rita Ora in becoming a global R&B phenomenon - with enough talent to power the National Grid. Simon Redley meets her…

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Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson: Erro Dynamic

America’s most successful indie soul-man Eric Roberson chats to Pete Lewis to discuss his new rarities collection “B-Sides, Features & Heartaches”…

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Citrus Sun

Citrus Sun: Sunny Delight

Pete Lewis interviews British jazz/funk legend Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, whose eight-piece contemporary jazz group Citrus Sun this month release their second album “People Of Tomorrow”…

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Kid Ink

Kid Ink: New Kid on the blot

Pete Lewis meets tattooed LA rapper/producer Kid Ink who, following three years of independent success, has recently released his debut major-label album “My Own Lane”…

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Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith: You gotta have faith

Pete Lewis chats to multi-Platinum-selling soulful East London songstress-cum-style-icon Paloma Faith, who releases her eagerly-anticipated third album “A Perfect Contradiction”…

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Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield: Carry On Lisa

Blues & Soul editor Lee Tyler catches up with UK R&B legend Lisa Stansfield, as he finds out about her first studio album in a decade, releasing on her own label and what inspired her return to form…

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Robert Cray

Robert Cray: Soul Crayzy

When you hear great music, time can stand still. The clock stopped in my house when this one dropped. Legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter Robert Cray releases “In My Soul” - his 17th studio album and one of the best…

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George Porter JR

George Porter JR: Taking funk measures

George Porter Jr is considered by many to be the 'Godfather' of the New Orleans funk scene. Having founded, played bass and sang with the legendary funk band THE METERS George has remained in-demand and very active on the music scene&iques

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Quadron: Soul2 the power

Pete Lewis interviews Quadron female vocalist/songwriter Coco O, as the Danish soul duo debut prepare for the UK release of their second album “Avalanche” plus offshoot single “Hey Love”…

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Natasha Watts

Natasha Watts: Cool Million Dollar Babe

Pete Lewis meets UK soul songstress Natasha Watts, whose new, self-titled debut album finds her teaming up with acclaimed North-European production duo Frank Ryle & Rob Hardt…

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Debra Debs

Debra Debs: A Vibe cool quest

With album 'LifeCycles' currently making a big noise in the charts, B&S Editor Lee Tyler sits down for a quiet word one of the UK's finest soul, jazz, R&B singer/songwriter Debra Debs…

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Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL: Ronnie Scotts, London 17/2/14

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL: Ronnie Scotts, London 17/2/14

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL have been in town recently popping up unexpectedly (guerrilla stylee) at smallish venues, tonight world famous Ronnie Scotts club would be no exception!

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Koko Jean Davis (The Excitements) Jazz Cafe 19/03/14 Koko Jean Davis (The Excitements) Jazz Cafe 19/03/14 Koko Jean Davis (The Excitements) Jazz Cafe 19/03/14 Koko Jean Davis (The Excitements) Jazz Cafe 19/03/14

The Excitements: Jazz Cafe 19/03/14

All eyes were on lead vocalist Koko Jean Davis, a diminutive kick-ass diva who had decided to take no prisoners, as she cascaded around the stage like a human cyclone - her bristling intensity and highly explosive power stole the show…

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Buddy Greco: Hippodrome, London 21/3/14 Buddy Greco: Hippodrome, London 21/3/14 Buddy Greco: Hippodrome, London 21/3/14 Buddy Greco & Lezlie Anders: Hippodrome, London 21/3/14

Buddy Greco: Hippodrome, London 21/3/14

At the tender age of 87 the master is still treading the boards and entertaining his flock with grace and gratitude…a living legend, a term that gets bandied about loosely but in this case utterly justified…

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