Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1061

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Tunes don't come more ripe than when they are sung by our immensely talented than our multitalented/multifaceted soul superstar John Legend...We keep up the interview pace with star after star from the now, the then AND the not too-distant future! As we bring you a rich mix which includes; Wretch 32, Craig David, Charlie Wilson, Billy Ocean, Brand New Heavies, Rudimental, Valerie June, Sugar Hill Gang, Mikill Pane, Beth Hart and Lisa Stansfield...Our expert columnists are on hand to share their passion for the genres they enthuse and excel in, they include; Snowboy (Funk & Jazz), Richard Sealing (Northern Soul), Bigger (R&B), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul), Shortee Blitz (Hip-Hop) Simon Redley (Blues), Frank Elson (Northern Soul) and Ben Lovett (House & Dance)…our amazing eight search for the best new releases, bring you news of re-releases + keep you bang up-to-date with what is happening in their scene….what more could you ask for? ...Well how about a festival round-up to spice things up and a few competitions thrown in for good measure - you could win a copy of the truly outstanding Charlie Wilson "Love, Charlie" album - we have 5 to give away, UK grime doesn't get any better than "This Is UK Grime Vol.3" - we have 5 copies to give away AND you will get a chance to win tickets to catch legendary latin infused, Grammy award winning Santana in action in July at a venue of your choice. Just time to mention our "hotter than July" issue, out Friday Friday July 5th...and don't forget we up-date this website daily!B&S

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Grammy winning Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases Follow-Up To Revelator

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s "Made Up Mind," (Sony Masterworks ), is their third full-length release and the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Grammy-winning debut Revelator and 2012's live double album.

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Reuben James Photo: Benjamin Amure.

Major Funding Boost For New Generation Of Jazz Artists

Town Hall and Symphony Hall (THSH) in Birmingham are to significantly broaden the number of opportunities for young jazz musicians in the city, with the announcement of a £175,000 funding boost.

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John Legend: Return of the Legend

Pete Lewis talks to multi-million-selling singer/songwriter John Legend about his new, long-awaited fourth solo album “Love In The Future”, which is executive-produced by John himself alongside Dave Tozer and Kanye West

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Charlie Wilson: Charlie Said...

With new album "Love, Charlie" hitting the dizzy heights of #1 in the R&B charts stateside, and rightly so, it's now time for Charlie Wilson to check-in this side of the pond as B&S gives a big welcome to Uncle Charlie...

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Lisa Stansfield: World Get Ready

Lisa Stansfield is back! ...and how pleased we are to see (and hear her)...with a UK tour, a staring role in a British film and new material to air...Editor Lee Tyler has a million and one questions to ask, including where have you been?

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Craig David

Craig David: Re-ee-wind

Pete Lewis chats to multi-million-selling UK R&B superstar Craig David about his upcoming world tour and soon-come sixth studio album...

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Mayer Hawthorne: Decadent Soul

Pete Lewis meets veteran-soul-influenced, Michigan-born singer/songwriter/producer Mayer Hawthorne. Who this month releases his new, third album “Where Does This Door Go”

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The New Mastersounds - Eddie Roberts

Eddie Roberts: Master sound maker

Hot on the heels of an acclaimed album "Its About Time" and a string of prestigious USA based dates, Robert Fleming was lucky enough to catch up with New Mastersounds' head honcho Eddie Roberts...

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The Brand New Heavies: Call In The Heavies

Pete Lewis interviews The Brand New Heaviest’ three founder-members, as the organic Brit-funk quartet this month release their new album “Forward!”

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Wretch 32

Wretch 32: 32…1 Fire!

Editor Lee Tyler catches-up with rap/grime superstar Wretch 32...With a fresh Wretch banger about to hit the airwaves, new album ready to go and the whole process to discuss...this should be an action packed affair...

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Mikill Pane: No Pane, No Gain

Simon Redley homes in on first class interview with a fresh UK talent who we believe will be HUUUUGE in the not too distant future...his name is Mikill Pane...all we can say is "watch this space!"

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Valerie June: Flaming June

B&S' Simon Redley hits the road to capture a first class interview with Blues goddess Valerie June - as June completes a supporting role in a series of sold out dates, we go ringside to capture this very special talent...

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Beth Hart: Hart To Heart

"Simon Redley's Bluesville" is our regular look at the blues, by experienced journalist and photographer Simon Redley. In the May/June issue of the magazine, he devotes his entire column to just one artist. The incomparable Beth Hart.

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Dawn Joseph (The Brand New Heavies) KOKO, London 10/05/13 Dawn Joseph (The Brand New Heavies) KOKO, London 10/05/13 Dawn Joseph (The Brand New Heavies) KOKO, London 10/05/13 Dawn Joseph (The Brand New Heavies) KOKO, London 10/05/13

The Brand New Heavies: KOKO, London 10/05/13

The Brand New Heavies had come to promote another outstanding funk filled affair while giving a welcome airing of their esteemed catalogue of cooool…Camden's KOKO was the place to be on this equally cool Friday evening in May...

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