Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1028



Editorial STUFF

Hi-Di-Hi Blues and Soul campers! No it's not the start of Festival season just yet (well almost... it gets earlier and earlier every year!). We just want you as alert as possible as we run down what we have in store for you this magical month... As usual you have the best seat in the house as we are in the mood to bring you the best interviews on the planet from the greatest artists in the galaxy (think that's about covered it!) This month our beautiful cover girl is CORINNE BAILEY RAE and as PETE LEWIS leaves no Stone unturned as he completes a magnificent double with an interview with ever soulful ANGIE STONE. Hard act to follow but we try by bringing you one of 2010's one to watch ROX. Soul/music fans rejoice as we have a magnificent MOTOWN double with interviews with The TEMPTATIONS and the FOUR TOPS ahead of their joint U.K tour. Stop while we're ahead you say - Not on your nelly we say... As we back up those gems with Grammy-nominated New Orleans trumpeter CHRISTIAN SCOTT - the man dubbed “jazz’s young style god” +++ retaining that Jazz momentum we bring you our second one to watch this month, the elegantly talented TANJA MARITSA. As winning is all that matters - we give you the chance to take home a sublime BARRY WHITE box set, a MARIAH CAREY signed photo plus LOVESONGS CD's + we go all old skool with DJ BRING THAT BACK - DEF JAM 25 CD's to slip into your pockets. This month we herald the return of our regular resident expert columnists who will be on hand to walk the walk and talk the talk in their respective genres- If you would like to contact them with news that you feel will benefit others, please be our guest... Jazz heavyweight SNOWBOY brings you a knockout Jazz column, MOTOWN never looked so hot under the gaze of SHARON DAVIS in her MOTOWN TRACKING column and a special mention this month for BEN LOVETT as he continues to deliver his highly anticipated GROOVE YARD column.... Lastly, a big thank you to all the people that have joined us so far on TWITTER, we look forward to a lot more joining us soon as we try our hardest to bring you all the relevant news as it breaks! Join us now at twitter/bluesandsoul We must do this again soon! - Ta-ra for now...B&S

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Candi Staton @Matter April 10th

Win tickets to see Candi Staton at Matter

With Florence & The Machine’s cover of ‘You Got The Love’ still ringing in the charts, legendary Soul diva Candi Staton plays Matter at London's O2 on April 10th - And you could win tickets right here...

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Mick Hucknall (Simply Red)

Win Simply Red 'Songs Of Love' album

As HMS Simply Red sets sail on it's last voyage, we wipe away a tear in remembrance to this Titanically talented super group helmed by the distinctive vocal of the mighty Mick Hucknall. Win the Reds last release, Songs Of Love...

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Win 'Defected In The House Miami 10'

It's that time of the year again... Pack your bags and head for the beach! Sorry, head to Miami for the Miami Winter (ha!) Music Conference. It's at this mighty event that the best dance labels, DJ's and impresarios get together....

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Still waters run deep

Pete Lewis talks to multi-million-selling, multi-award-winning Leeds-based singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae about her critically-acclaimed, transatlantic Top 10 new album ‘The Sea’

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Jay Sean: On top of the world

Pete Lewis enjoys lunchtime drinks at London’s Trafalgar Hotel with US-chart-topping Hounslow boy Jay Sean, whose melodic brand of pop/R&B is currently scoring big-time worldwide

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Lemar Lemar Lemar Lemar

Lemar: Cometh the hour...

Pete Lewis discusses with Brit-Soul king Lemar Obika the multi-award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling career that’s led to the Tottenham-raised singer/songwriter’s new compilation album ‘The Hits’

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Angie Stone: Hard act to follow

Pete Lewis talks to one of contemporary soul’s leading ladies, Angie Stone, about her funky new album ‘Unexpected’; plus what we can expect from her upcoming March UK tour

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Tinie Temper

Tinie Tempah: Big - Up!

BIg things are expected from Tinie Tempah this year, topping all the 'ones to watch in 2010' charts/polls at the begining of the year - One things for sure, he gets top marks for a first class interview with B&S' Lee Tyler...

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The Four Tops The Four Tops The Four Tops The Four Tops

The Four Tops: Let's go round again

Pete Lewis calls up Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir - the only surviving original member of iconic classic soul quartet The Four Tops - prior to the legendary group’s March ‘Greatest Hits’ UK tour

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Rox Rox Rox Rox

Rox: Rox Solid

Emrys Baird gets a lil' one on one interview time with Rox, an artist rated by many (including us) as one to watch out for in 2010... So please keep watching readers...

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Chiddy Bang Chiddy Bang Chiddy Bang Chiddy Bang

Chiddy Bang: On Your Marks, get set...

Chiddy Bang are in the house to give us the low down on the huge hit in the making 'Opposite Of Adults'. Lee Tyler talks to one half of the dynamic duo Noah 'Xaphoon' Jones about their accreditation into the Hip Hop hierarchy

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Eddie Thoneick: Miami nice

Eddie Thoneick is the super skillful German House producer and DJ that is attracting heat from every corner of the house fraternity. Now with a new Miami mix under his belt, he tells us about the perils of owning your own record label

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Riva Starr Riva Starr Riva Starr Riva Starr

Riva Starr: Clubbers Delight

Riva Starr is a blog superstar, he is the inimitable Neapolitan producer and dj who likes a bit of brass ‘parp’ and ‘oompah’ in his music. If you are a clubber you will have heard his unique single...

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Ne-Yo: Hammersmith Apollo 17/02/10

London's Hammersmith Apollo was the place to be on a chilly Wednesday night, as R&B superstar Ne-Yo touched down adorned with red roses aplenty looking for his belated Valentine - And he didn't have to look too far...

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