Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1068

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I am pleased (over the moon even!) to announce the debut cover for a soul super nova, a brand new UK talent who we are behind 100 percent. Ladies & Gentleman, I give you Myles Sanko. Go Myles! â¦How do you top that introduction, well how about with a lady who doesn't really need one at all! We nab a candid chat with exquisitely talented soul icon Chaka Khan. Also dropping by the UK and into B&S for a chat, probably the most famous musical family in the world (ok, next to the Von Trap family! lol) The Jacksons will be here playing two extra special showsâ¦We switch genre for an interview with self-appointed âKing of Ayia Napaâ and one time So Solid member A.M. SNiPER, we follow that with truly unforgettable interview with one of the founding fathers of hip hop, Grandmaster Flashâ¦Watch them go! Jessie Ware and Maverick Sabre are back to pick up where they left off, both toting impressive new releases, both planning their own assault on the chartsâ¦with albums and singles locked and loaded, this pair are surely set to dominate both arenas over the coming monthsâ¦.Talking of impressive albums, that's always been the order of the day for former Isley brother Chris Jasper⦠after penning iconic hits with his former band, that magic is more evident than ever with his new long player - Chris recounts those Isley Bothers' days while bringing us bang up-to-date with his new releaseâ¦We round proceedings off with quality independent soul acts Eric Roberson and Kindred Family Soulâ¦plus as the festival season comes to an end, we go ringside round the U.K. at Wireless (Birmingham), V Festival (Stafford) and catch Snoop make a doggy slash at the Boardmaster Festival (Cornwall)â¦There's just time to mention our columnists, who are chomping at the bit to spread the word in the areas they frequent. Please feel free to contact them or indeed me at B&S HQ (Tweet/Facebook/e-address below) with any release or event news which you feel would benefit other music lovers. Till next time! TWITTER: @LeeTyler13 @BluesandSoul FACEBOOK: BluesAnd-Soul and BluesAnd-Soul IIB&S

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Myles Sanko: Hookline &Sanko

B&S Editor Lee Tyler interviews bright UK soul prospect Myles Sanko about his authentic Motown-esque album "Forever Dreaming" and his tour to compliment this deft debutâ¦

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Chaka Khan: Diva Unique

An enthralling interview from global icon and all round soul mega star Chaka Khan, who talks to B&S' Simon Redley about her charity calling and the role music has played in her at times troubled lifeâ¦

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Maverick Sabre: Soul Contender

Pete Lewis chats to 24-year-old London-born, Irish-raised soulful singer/songwriter Maverick Sabre, who this October releases his highly-anticipated second album âInnerstandingââ¦

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Example: Back To The Old School

Example sets off on a mammoth UK tour in a few days, going back to basics in his choice of venues, instead of the usual huge Arenas. He tells Simon Redley whyâ¦

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Incognito: Always There

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with Incognito founder/leader Jean-Paul âBlueyâ Maunick, as the seasoned London-based jazz/funk/soul collective release their new, sixteenth studio album âAmplified Soulâ

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Portia Monique: Soul Music's Next Top Model

Reel People's next big thing, US singer / songwriter Portia Monique talks about her already well trodden and sometimes arduous musical path, there's certainly more than meets the eye with this artist...

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The Family Stone: Not Your Everyday People

Pete Lewis interviews Sly & The Family Stone founding-member and original drummer Greg Errico, as he prepares to visit the UK as part of the bandâs current incarnation The Family Stone

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Chris Jasper: The Isley Effect

Pete Lewis speaks to former Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley member Chris Jasper, as the singer/songwriter/keyboardist/producer prepares to release his eleventh solo album âThe Oneââ¦

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Laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14 @bluesandsoul.com Laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14 @bluesandsoul.com laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14 Laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14

Laura Mvula: The Hippodrome, London 29/8/14

Flushed with her triumphant gig at the proms, performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Metropole Orchestra, Laura Mvula sang at an exclusive âaudience withâ evening for the youth homelessness charity Centrepointâ¦

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Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14 Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14 Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14 Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14

Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Hall, London 13/9/14

When the crowd descended on his show at Islington Assembly Hall, few would have expected to be in stitches as the three-times Grammy Award nominee did a surprisingly lengthy impression of a womanâs sex toyâ¦

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Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com

Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14

Boos had resounded around as the crowd â many of whom had packed into the venue a lot earlier - grew restless. It was clear in typical 'Lauryn Hill style', this show was going to delve into the unexpectedâ¦

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Gedeon & The People: Brooklyn Bowl, @O2, London 29/11/14 @bluesandsoul.com Gedeon & The People: Brooklyn Bowl, @O2, London 29/11/14 @bluesandsoul.com Gedeon & The People: Brooklyn Bowl, @O2, London 29/11/14 @bluesandsoul.com Gedeon & The People: Brooklyn Bowl, @O2, London 29/11/14 @bluesandsoul.com

Gedeon & The People: Brooklyn Bowl, O2, London 29/11/14

Less than 24 hours after performing on Jools Holland's BBC show "Later", Gedeon Luke & The People managed the daunting task of getting an initially sedate Wednesday night crowd up on their feet and dancing...

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Reel People - The Remixes (Reel People Music)

Reel People - The Remixes (Reel People Music)

What can I say about Reel People? I have loved their music for a long time, and I am probably one of Tony Momrelleâs biggest fansâ¦YES more than you dear reader. This album is like a glorious summer season rolled into oneâ&br

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Portia Monique (Reel People Music)

Portia Monique (Reel People Music)

This is one of those albums I feel I have been waiting for for a very long time. You will have heard Portiaâs name or heard her vocal talents alongside The Layabouts on their tracks âDo Betterâ, âColours of Loveâ or

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