Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1080

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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ISSUE 1030: Uber cool Jazz outfit Blue Lab Beats lead the way this issue… we have high hopes for our cover stars who we forecast to take jazz by the scruff of the neck this year and make their name in a genre that is crying out for artists of this nature... Other B&S interviews include; Jazz starlet, Kandace Springs - Soul/Blues goddess, Jo Harman - Grime royalty, Ghetts and superstar DJ Nina Kraviz... Issue 1030 magazine exclusives include live reviews from Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, The Temptations, 4 Tops, Tavares, Van Morrison and Chance The Rapper. Plus, we check out the Butlins Soul Weekender in Bognor and an event full of Soul/Northern Soul delights at the Okeh Club in Keighley, West Yorkshire... Our Top 500 ‘all time’ Countdown continues, plus there are new / end of year charts, along with your favourite columnists, who are standing by to share their favourite moments from last year as well as predict a few artists who they feel will leave the pack chasing their dust in 2017. Plus a lot more... click the link on the right side of the site to order straight from our shop or you can purchase Blues & Soul magazine at all decent magazine retailers, inc; WH Smiths, John Menzies + selected Euro Foods, Cost Cutters and independents everywhere! ...If by chance your retailer does not stock Blues & Soul, just ask for a "B&S shop save" and they will order it in for you. Cheers! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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TLC announce 1st ever UK date

Counting huge worldwide hits that include "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs" and "Creep"... Prolific music shifting Crazy, Sexy, Cool hip-hop/R'n'B royals TLC are on their way to the UK...

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Red Hot 5-Piece UK R&B Group Announce Tour Dates

Following the release of their new single "Oh Lord’," British band MiC LOWRY have announced four headline UK shows for February 2017.

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21st Birthday Party Preparations For V Festival 2016

The countdown has begun for the 21st birthday celebrations for V Festival next month with an array of superstars including Rihanna making exclusive UK appearances over the weekend of 19th to 21st August.

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Tweet: Life is Tweet!

After a long self-imposed hiatus, immensely talented American R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist, tweet, catches-up with B&S’ Semper Azeez-Harris before her new album "Charlene" showcasing UK date...

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Rob Green: Go Green!

Rob Green. Green by name but not by nature. This young Nottingham soul and R&B singer songwriter has got it all. Destined for sizzling success if there is any justice in this world......

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Gambimi: The fresh option

B&S' tracks down another brand new quality artist who we think has all the credentials to go all the way... UK based RnB singer/songwriter Gambimi talks to Semper Azeez-Harris...

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MYA: Sitting pretty

B&S' Semper Azeez-Harris catches up with singer / songwriter / philanthropist / trainer / manager / actress and 90's RnB sensation Mya. With a fresh album out, it's definitely a case of what's next...

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THE WEEKND: O2, LONDON 8/3/17

Testament to his appeal was the huge crowd at The O2 who went along to the second of his two nights at the London arena, unaware of a massive surprise coming their way...

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Elliott Macauley: Games (Records DK)

Multi instrumentalist and talented producer picks his A team and comes out with a single of sonic seduction, production blessedness...

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Elle Varner:Only Wanna Give It To You (MBK Entertainment/RCA)

One word tells you all you need to know about US singer Elle Varnerâs debut UK single, âOnly Wanna Give It To You.â That word is âHIT.â But letâs add a second word to avoid doubt: âBIG HIT."

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Prince: Dance 4 Me (Purple Music)

Prince: Dance 4 Me (Purple Music)

t's 2012, and Prince is back a new single- Hallelujah! If there was ever a song to make you want to go buy a stripper pole and swing around it to dance for Prince Rogers Nelson this may just be it!

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Betty Davis: ‘The Columbia Years 1968-1969’ Light In The Attic

Way before Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim and Macy Gray came outrageous funk and soul Diva Betty Davis. Model, songwriter, singer and fashion icon.....

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Lianne La Havas : Blood

La Havas returns with this majestic and ethereal sounding second album,highly polished amd produced prepare to be startled!

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Livin Out Loud

Livin Out Loud: Take It Easy (Kin Productions)

Livin Out Loud is an american group consisting of brother and sister, Reuben and Sylvia MacCalla. A family preoject that was launched when Reuben and Sylvia collaborated with their brother, Thomas MacCalla...

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