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Issue 1065

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Chomping at the bit to bring you another exciting mix of new, classic and damn right out of this world artists for you to peruse at your leisureâ€Â¦our cover star is a brand new artist who we feel will be making huge waves in the not too distant future - she's a sickly talented songbird with just the right amount of swagger. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Rainy Milo â€Â¦all we can say is, watch this space! â€Â¦We follow our star in the making with stars who have already established themselves in their chosen genres; After a 10 year hiatus, R&B legend Lisa Stansfield drops in to discuss her seventh studio albumâ€Â¦Independent soul hero Eric 'Erro' Roberson discusses B' sides and brand new materialâ€Â¦Paloma Faith talks true soul inspiration on her new albumâ€Â¦Blues legend Robert Cray takes a walk on the soul side with his new long playerâ€Â¦A new name to our pages but a legendary artist in different genre, Free, Bad Company and sometimes Queen frontman Paul Rodgers jumps rock's picket fence and lands squarely in Memphis! As he hits the sweet spot on some of soul's most iconic tunesâ€Â¦We have something just a little different, as we throw the spotlight on Danish contemporary soul, in the guise of new duo Quadronâ€Â¦It's Hip Hop hooray, when we catch-up with frrrreshly talented Kid Inkâ€Â¦Delivering a chilled interview, Natasha Watts gives the lowdown on joining forces with soul stalwarts Cool Millionâ€Â¦No Sinner send us into Blues heaven with an in-depth interview around their new album, our previous album of the month, "Boo Hoo Hoo"â€Â¦we also bring you 2 artists to watch this issue: Uber talented Mahalia and divinely gifted Debra Debs. Till next time! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Rainy Milo @bluesandsoul.com

Rainy Milo: Sky's the limit

Rainy Milo looks set to follow the likes of Rita Ora in becoming a global R&B phenomenon - with enough talent to power the National Grid. Simon Redley meets herâ€Â¦

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Eric Roberson @bluesandsoul.com

Eric Roberson: Erro Dynamic

America’s most successful indie soul-man Eric Roberson chats to Pete Lewis to discuss his new rarities collection “B-Sides, Features & HeartachesӉ€Â¦

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Citrus Sun @bluesandsoul.com

Citrus Sun: Sunny Delight

Pete Lewis interviews British jazz/funk legend Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, whose eight-piece contemporary jazz group Citrus Sun this month release their second album “People Of TomorrowӉ€Â¦

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Paloma Faith @bluesandsoul.com

Paloma Faith: You gotta have faith

Pete Lewis chats to multi-Platinum-selling soulful East London songstress-cum-style-icon Paloma Faith, who releases her eagerly-anticipated third album “A Perfect ContradictionӉ€Â¦

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Lonnie Liston Smith photo copyright: Simon Redley Lonnie Liston Smith photo copyright: Simon Redley Lonnie Liston Smith photo copyright: Simon Redley Lonnie Liston Smith photo copyright: Simon Redley

Lonnie Liston Smith: Peace, love and all that jazz

Lonnie Liston Smith has just about done it all. He is a pioneer of jazz funk fusion, loved by the UK’s acid jazz scene of the 70s, and his music sampled by the likes of Jay Z and Mary J Blige in recent years.

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Robert Cray @bluesandsoul.com

Robert Cray: Soul Crayzy

When you hear great music, time can stand still. The clock stopped in my house when this one dropped. Legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter Robert Cray releases “In My Soul” - his 17th studio album and one of the bestâ€Â¦

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd @bluesandsoul.com Kenny Wayne Shepherd @bluesandsoul.com Kenny Wayne Shepherd photo by Greg Logan. Kenny Wayne Shepherd CD cover pic.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Is Goin' Home

Five-time Grammy nominated US blues star Kenny Wayne Shepherd is in the UK for two shows, at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and his own headliner in London, to promote his brand new album, "Goin’ Home.”

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Dexys' Kevin Rowland Credit: The Queens Hall Edinburgh @bluesandsoul.com Dexys' Kevin Rowland Credit:The Queens Hall Edinburgh @bluesandsoul.com Dexys' Kevin Rowland and Pete Williams @bluesandsoul.com Dexys' Kevin Rowland & Pete Williams - Photo credit: The Queen's Hall Edinburgh

Kevin Rowland: Cleared For Take Off

Simon Redley goes 12 rounds with Dexys front man Kevin Rowland, to hear all about the latest album, "One Day I'm Going To Soar," and plans for the band's Glastonbury debutâ€Â¦

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George Porter JR @bluesandsoul.com

George Porter JR: Taking funk measures

George Porter Jr is considered by many to be the 'Godfather' of the New Orleans funk scene. Having founded, played bass and sang with the legendary funk band THE METERS George has remained in-demand and very active on the music sceneĂŻ&iques

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Carmen: Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Jam - Kennington, London 31/3/14 Ted Emmett: Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Jam - Kennington, London 31/3/14 Ike Leo: Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Jam - Kennington, London 31/3/14 Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Jam - Kennington, London 31/3/14

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Jam: Kennington, London 31/3/14

This is one of the most happening jams in townâ€Â¦this is no backend of a boozer type vibe, but a highly polished affair with a good PA and a light show! The music is solid, the players are great and most weeks they have a special guest

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The Filthy Six @Brooklyn Bowl - O2 London 31/3/14 The Filthy Six @Brooklyn Bowl - O2 London 31/3/14 The Filthy Six @Brooklyn Bowl - O2 London 31/3/14 The Filthy Six @Brooklyn Bowl - O2 London 31/3/14

The Filthy Six: Brooklyn Bowl, London 31/03/014

The Filthy Six had not only warmed up their crowd (with their bristling first set full of struts and slinky boogaloos daddio) but also the bowling crowd on the other side of this vast hall. Hen parties were rushing over to do selfeesâ€Â¦

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Robert Cray May 2014. Photo copyright: Simon Redley Robert Cray May 2014. Photo copyright: Simon Redley Robert Cray May 2014. Photo copyright: Simon Redley Robert Cray May 2014. Photo copyright: Simon Redley

The Robert Cray Band: Birmingham Town Hall 5/5/14

Five time Grammy winner and 15 time nominee Robert Cray called in to Birmingham on his 40th anniversary European Tour, for a blisteringly soulful show according to Simon Redley....

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The Soul Immigrants: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 2/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com The Soul Immigrants: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 2/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com Robert Elms' Soul Friday: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 2/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com The Soul Immigrants: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 2/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com

The Soul Immigrants @Robert Elms' Soul Friday: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 2/5/14

Robert Elms' Soul Friday got off to another cracking start with the smoovely swaggernificent Soul Immigrants, who came armed with a plentiful supply of Brit verve, in fact not unlike the host of the evening!

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Yolanda Charles: Hippodrome, London 9/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com Yolanda Charles: Hippodrome, London 9/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com Yolanda Charles: Hippodrome, London 9/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com Holly Petrie: Hippodrome, London 9/5/14 @bluesandsoul.com

Yolanda Charles Project Funk, The Get Up, Brother Strut + Jay Phelps: The Hippodrome London 9/5/2014

Yolanda Charles is your archetypal journeyman (journey girl? No that sounds ridiculous!) suffice to say there are no words to describe her phenomenal talentâ€Â¦

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