Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1018

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

THE OFFICIAL 1ST STOP FOR MUSIC WRITING, COMMENT, INTEGRITY, OPINION AND LISTINGS.

Editorial STUFF

Welcome back to the ever bulging B&S online. We have some VERY special interviews in this edition with LIONEL RICHIE dropping by to say hello. Rising 'T-Shirt' wearing SHONTELLE is in the house and the Soulful tones of ANTHONEY WRIGHT + HESTON tell us what they have been up to lately. Thank you for your emails and letters about our Motown edition and in reply to those we re-visit MARV JOHNSON and perfect gentleman EDWIN STAR interviews. Sharon Davis looks back at the life of Queen of Rock n' Roll (notice I didn't say soul, phew! I don't want Aretha knocking at B&S Towers) MISS TINA TURNER as she visits these shores for dates. We gave you a WORLD EXCLUSIVE last month with our interview with KINGS GO FORTH and guess what?... We've done it again this month as SNOWBOY talks to HALO, yes HALO! Our one to watch this month is newbe soulstress LAURA IZIBOR, as she supports JOHN LEGEND on tour - don't say we didn't tell you so!? We have reviews from TINA TURNER at the o2, JOHN LEGEND at Brixton and jazz pussycat MELODY GARDOT at the extra special Union Chapel. We have column's form your favourite writers in the guise of the jazz worlds gov'ner SNOWBOY, THE BEAT GENIUS raw Hip-Hop column and of course SHARON DAVIS' MOTOWN TRACKING COLUMN which in this issue looks at the life of the one and only STEVIE WONDER. We top this issue with daily updated NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION from the respected views that count and bring them to you for your delectation. Don't forget our hmv listening post where you can try before you by whilst listening to albums from Beyonce, Lemar, Jamie Foxx and Anthoney Wright. And lastly (you thought I'd forgotten), we have competitions to win LIMITED EDITION (vintage vinyl replica) BOB MARLEY AND VAN the man MORRISION CD's, plus SYLVESTER GREATEST HITS CD's PLUS + PLUS SIGNED ANTHONEY WRIGHT CD's... Well done to last issues winners... Don't forget there's still time to win MOTOWN 50 CD's. Cheers!B&S

Read more
Raphael Saadiq @bluesandsoul.com

Win Raphael Saadiq tickets

Grammy award winning producer, singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq will perform for one night only at indigO2 on 27th April as part of his European tour. And you can win a pair of tickets right here on B&S...

Videoread more

Win Flo Rida Tickets and signed CD's

Win copies of Flo Rida's R.O.O.T.S album & signed Mail On Sunday CD's

Win copies of Flo Rida's superb new album R.O.O.T.S (Routes Of Overcoming The Struggle) and we've gone and thrown in last album 'Mail on Sunday' featuring smash hit 'Low' autographed by the man himself.

read more

Anthoney Wright's new album 'Feet On The Ground'

WIN SIGNED ANTHONEY WRIGHT ALBUMS

WIN NEW BRITISH SOUL STAR ANTHONEY WRIGHT 'Feet On The Ground' ALBUMS... WE HAVE FIVE SIGNED ALBUMS TO GIVE AWAY RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW... WRIGHT ON!

Videoread more

SYLVESTER: THE ORIGINAL HITS

WIN Sylvester 'The Original Hits' CD's

Recent film release 'Milk' is doing good business at box-offices everywhere - The Sylvester classic 'You Make Me Feel' accompanies the film and has been re-released... So how would you like to win Sylvester Albums?

Videoread more

LIONEL RICHIE @bluesandsoul.com LIONEL RICHIE @bluesandsoul.com LIONEL RICHIE @bluesandsoul.com LIONEL RICHIE @bluesandsoul.com

LIONEL RICHIE: THREE TIMES A SUPERSTAR

One of the biggest-selling recording artists ever, global megastar Lionel Riche graciously invites Pete Lewis into his luxurious suite at Mayfairâs opulent Dorchester Hotel to discuss mellow R&B/pop vibe of his new album - Just Go

read more

TINA TURNER @bluesandsoul.com TINA TURNER @bluesandsoul.com TINA AND IKE TURNER @bluesandsoul.com TINA TURNER @bluesandsoul.com

TINA TURNER: Eighth Wonder Of The World

With Tina Turner due to hitting our shores this month what better time to talk about a lady I once described as âthe eighth wonder of the worldâ.

read more

Flo Rida @bluesandsoul.com Flo Rida @bluesandsoul.com Flo Rida @bluesandsoul.com Flo Rida @bluesandsoul.com

FLO RIDA: Let it Ride

Grammy-nominated Flo Rida may have only just scored his first UK Number One single (âRight Roundâ) & Top Five album (âR.O.O.T.S.â). Nevertheless, this Florida resident has quietly been toiling away for over a decade

read more

SHONTELLE @B&S SHONTELLE @B&S SHONTELLE @B&S SHONTELLE @B&S

SHONTELLE: STAR POTENTIAL

Already being dubbed âthe new Rihannaâ and even âthe female answer to Ne-Yoâ, 23-year-old Barbados born-and-raised singer/writer Shontelle Layne enjoys a brightânâbreezy afternoon chat with Pete Lewis.

read more

ANTHONEY WRIGHT @B&S ANTHONEY WRIGHT @B&S ANTHONEY WRIGHT @B&S ANTHONEY WRIGHT @B&S

Anthoney Wright: Wright Place, Wright Time.... 2009

Soulful, dreadlocked UK singer/songwriter Anthoney Wright. Whose eagerly-anticipated debut album âFeet On The Groundâ is released this month, pioneered by its retro-flavoured, melodic offshoot single âNo Me Without Youâ.

read more

Laura Izibor @bluesandsoul.com LAURA IZIBOR LAURA IZIBOR LAURA IZIBOR

LAURA IZIBOR: Born To Shine

Pete Lewis samples some bubbly Irish charm, chatting to Dublin-born-and-raised soulful singer/songwriter Laura Izibor. Who this month releases her punchy, upbeat single âShineâ ahead of her debut LP 'Let The Truth Be Told'

read more

JOHN LEGEND: o2 ACADEMY BRIXTON 09/03/09 JOHN LEGEND: o2 ACADEMY BRIXTON 09/03/09 JOHN LEGEND: o2 ACADEMY BRIXTON 09/03/09 JOHN LEGEND: o2 ACADEMY BRIXTON 09/03/09

John Legend: o2 Academy Brixton 09/03/09

Impressive John Legend put on a stylish and lyrical Rn'B show in that temple of British Indie Music known as The Brixton Academy... and pulled it off!

read more

Heather Small: Indigo2 19/03/09 Heather Small: Indigo2 19/03/09 Heather Small: Indigo2 19/03/09 Heather Small: Indigo2 19/03/09

Heather Small: Indigo2, London 19/03/09

The former M-People vocalist Heather Small and latterly Strictly Com Dancing contestant attempted a relatively short intimate gig recently at venue IndigO2 - the little brother of the O2 Arena.

read more

Laura Izibor o2 Academy Brixton 09/03/09 Laura Izibor o2 Academy Brixton 09/03/09 Laura Izibor o2 Academy Brixton 09/03/09 Laura Izibor o2 Academy Brixton 09/03/09

Laura Izibor: o2 Academy Brixton 09/03/09

Laura Izibor already has the key ingredients for success... When you are a support act for one of the biggest names in music on this planet, it was no small feat keeping the crowd entertained. Her live can only become more polished with time.

read more

MELANIE FIONA: THE SCALA 24/03/09 MELANIE FIONA: THE SCALA 24/03/09 MELANIE FIONA: THE SCALA 24/03/09 MELANIE FIONA: THE SCALA 24/03/09

Melanie Fiona: London's Scala 24/03/09

O-k, so you know we pride ourselves on finding talent before the rest. Well, we've gone and done it again... So before I pat myself on the back I'll explain... The artist - Melanie Fiona... The Venue - London's Scala...

read more

From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid Jazz