Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1059

Welcome To B&S


Editorial STUFF

In this month's packed edition of B&S online we have one of THE hottest acts on the planet gracing our header, Conor Maynard - protégée of Ne-Yo and with more than a hand from a stella line-up of household names on his new album, you could be forgiven for thinking the future is BRIGHT for this young R&B gun. Also in this issue we have Soul icon Bettye LaVette in candid conversation, as she recalls the smooth and the VERY rough times as she made her way within the music industry. We bring you one half of Floetry, as the now named Floacist spreads her solo wings with style... Backing fresh and up and coming talent comes with ease this month as Kelly Erez and Shea tick all the right boxes in the R&B and Soul world - definitely two to watch for the future... Lastly, we go live with Larry Graham and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards + we have competitions by the score being added soon... All that remains to mention is that our brand new print issue will be in the shops March 8th containing some absolutely cracking features/interview... more announced soon.B&S

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Win show tickets + a meet and greet with Lisa Stansfield

Win show tickets and a meet and greet with Lisa Stansfield

Brit winning, 20 million selling comeback Queen Lisa Stansfield makes a VERY welcome return to the spotlight this year and we give you the chance to catch her in concert and meet her at a venue of your choice...

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Win Beyoncé tickets

Win Beyoncé Mrs. Carter tour tickets

Beyoncé touches down in the U.K soon to perform a series of sold out shows...we have a pair of tickets to give away for one of those shows on May 1st at London's o2 - all you have to do is answer a simple question...

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Tabu Records

Win Classic Tabu Records Re-issued albums

Tabu Records defined an era in R&B which ran from the late 1970s well into the ’90s...we have been lucky enough to be given the first 4 Tabu Records re-issues to in turn give away to you...

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Street Sounds Summer Ball - June 22nd 2013

Win Tickets to the Street Sounds Summer Ball

The date; June 22nd, the place; Coronet, the event; the Street Sounds Summer event choc full of quality artists including; Rose Royce, Crown Heights Affair, Sugarhill Gang & Fonda Rae - win tickets here...

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Detroit Spinner Bobbie Smith R.I.P.

Bobbie Smith, the original lead singer of The Spinners, has died due to complications from pneumonia and influenza. He passed away at the weekend in Florida aged 76.

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Conor Maynard: YouDude

Pete Lewis hooks up with 20-year-old Brighton-born-and-raised R&B/pop singer-songwriter Conor Maynard. Who this month releases “Animal” - the fourth single from his chart-topping debut album “Contrast”...

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Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette: Mrs TNT

Soul legend Bettye LaVette will tell you she ain’t no soul singer. She will tell you how she was ignored and left out in the wilderness for many years. She will tell you how she yearned for exposure and recognition, but it never came...

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Floacist: Go with the Flo

Pete Lewis speaks to London-based singer/songwriter/poet The Floacist. As the former member of Gold-selling, multi-Grammy-nominated neo-soul duo Floetry recently released her second solo album “Floetry Re:Birth”

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Onita Boone

Onita Boone: Won in a Million

Pete Lewis talks to German-based, New York-raised soul songstress Onita Boone. Who launches her UK career this month with the release of her largely-Mousse-T.-produced debut album “Onita”

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Shea: It's My Time

It's all about me now..............It's my time. So says UK soul singer Shea. By the sound of her February release debut single and the four sneak preview teaser tracks from her forthcoming album, I think she might well be right.....

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Kelly Erez

Kelly Erez: Ahhh Kelly

New London R&B singer Kelly Erez is creating a bit of a buzz with her debut album, “Come To Me.” So exactly who is Kelly Erez? B&S is on the money bringing you another insight into a very special artists...

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Larry Graham & The Graham Central Station: Clapham Grand 10/10/12 Larry Graham & The Graham Central Station: Clapham Grand 10/10/12 Larry Graham & The Graham Central Station: Clapham Grand 10/10/12 Sulene Fleming in action leading The Fantastics!: Clapham Grand 10/10/12

Larry Graham & The Graham Central Station + The Fantastics!: Clapham Grand 10/10/12

Here he is at 66 years old slapping the bass like it owes him money! Yes Mr thunder thumbs is back in town and ready to get down! The funk pounding continued dropping the bombs everywhere and Larry was going to go the full 15 rounds!

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The Jacksons Unity Tour 2013

Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine are four of the original Jackson 5 and from the iconic family dynasty who are very much part of the fabric of pop music history. Live in the UK together for the first time in almost 30 years.

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Boney James: The Beat (Concord Records)

Three-time Grammy nominee, sax star Boney James has returned to former label Concord Records with a dynamic, genre-busting album "The Beat."

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