Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1069

BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE

DISTRIBUTED IN: UK, AUSTRALIA, NETHERLANDS, SINGAPORE & USA

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In printed issue 1018 we are proud to bring you our unique mix of stars of today, icons of the past and potential legends of tomorrowâ€Â¦our eye catching and supremely talented cover artist this issue could potentially tick all three of those boxes and is a perfect fit for this magazine in terms of genres she represents. It gives us all at B&S great pleasure to introduce, a blues & soul artist who we feel is a sure fire bet to dominate those genres in the not too distant future, Dana Fuchsâ€Â¦How do you follow that? Well, the only way we know howâ€Â¦how about an exclusive with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. It does warm the heart when an icon makes a return to our pages in this manor, we are over the moon Aretha choose this title as THE magazine she wanted to talk to first when making her return to the spotlight - as a title which as given Aretha countless covers over the years, covered her music from the very beginning in the minutest detail. Also meeting regularly with the artist in the US to get a blow by blow account of her, at times, tempestuous life and time defying material. All we can say now is 'welcome back Aretha!'â€Â¦ How the heck do you follow the Queen of Soul? Why, with the King of Modern Blues of course! Joe Bonamassa takes time out of his impossible schedule to talk to B&S an hour before he was due on stage at yet another sold out showâ€Â¦may I just take this opportunity to thank Joe for fitting us in, like Aretha they both interview rarely. May I also apologise to the good people / readers of our magazine in Germany for making Joe late on stage that night! But I'm sure you'll agree, he's well worth waiting for! ...While I get my breath back from that little lot, lol. I would now like to run down the other runners and riders for this issue - an issue where any of the proceeding names, as the above, could have adored our cover with their greatness! One of the UK's most endearing soul stars, Ruby Turner, releases a another damn fine album and talks to B&S about the process - what I want to know is Ruby, you are one of the busiest performers we know, where did you find the time to record an album? I'll look forward to your answer on Twitter! ...We bring you female chart dominance of the future and then some! Care of Jess Glynne, Becky Hill and Tinashe - who all drop interview exclusives our way. The boys aren't going to be out done either as Labrinth, Wretch 32 and Fuse ODG stake their claim for chart topping honours with candid interviews to back-up their killer tracks. All we can say is, with that lot firing their wares at you, the next few months as far as music goes is going to be VEEEERY interestingâ€Â¦ Talking of very interesting, we indulge ourselves once more with real soul infused quality, by way of two VERY interesting artistsâ€Â¦ The first you will definitely know her work as one of the lead vocalists in Incognito. Immaculately talented songstress Imaani releases her first solo album. No it's not a misprint! lol. We can't believe it's her first either. More on that statement in our interviewâ€Â¦Last but by no means least, the pearl in the shell of this issue, supremely talented - and we are so excited to give her, her first mag interview anywhere in the world - Alexia Coley. If you could bottle cool, she'd be dabbing it on like an expensive and intoxicating eau de parfum!‎ Watch this space!! Till next time, may the music be with you! Lee Tyler (Editor Blues & Soul Magazine) TWITTER: @LeeTyler13 @BluesandSoulB&S

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Beth Hart

Beth Hart UK Tour Dates Announced

Following her roof tearing performance at London’s BluesFest at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart will embark on a 7-date UK tour in May 2015.

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Renegades Of Rhythm UK Tour 2015

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist are here with their vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour in February - to honour Afrika Bambaataa’s influence on hip-hop.

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Wu-Tang Clan poster

Wu-Tang Clan UK Shows

Wu-Tang Clan - one of the biggest and most influential hip hop groups in the world - return to the UK next year for two very special live shows in London and Glasgow.

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Run The Jewels UK Shows

After quickly selling out their headline show at London’s KOKO this year, Run the Jewels has announced an additional London date - @ The Forum, London on 7th June 2015.

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Win Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics

Win Aretha Franklin CD's

Aretha Franklin delivers compendium of covers from veritable who's who of fellow female iconsâ€Â¦click our link to try and win your own copy of Aretha's latest albumâ€Â¦

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Dana Fuchs: Making a Fuchs

WE go stateside to bring you another first class interview with a stella blues and soul star in the making, Dana Fuchs. It's a life story which has been eventful from the startâ€Â¦ so hold on tight for this one readers!

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Aretha Franklin: An audience with the Queen

Pete Lewis interviews globally-acclaimed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, as the Detroit-raised 18-time Grammy Award-winner releases her new covers album “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics”...

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Alexia Coley: Retro Fit

Editor Lee Tyler sits down for a breezy chat with B&S 'one to watch' this month, Alexia Coleyâ€Â¦with a soulful, retro-infused and most definitely; sultry style, we're predicting this surefire star will be grabbing music

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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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Labrinth @bluesandsoul.com

Labrinth: Deep, deep inside

Pete Lewis interviews Platinum-selling, BRIT-winning singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Labrinth prior to the release of his highly-anticipated second album “Take Me To The Truth”...

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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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New Street Adventure + Weekend Sun: 100 Club London 4/11/14

Tonight sees two bands who have a bit of northern in them, especially Weekend Sun who hail from Darlington and are making their debut down southâ€Â¦ A top night out!

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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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Kelis Live in London (Concert Live LTD)

Kelis: Live In London (Concert Live Ltd)

Following the release of her culinary inspired studio album "Food" in April, one of R&B's most colourful, left-field diva Kelis returns with a live album. "Live In London" captures her live set in Somerset House, earlier

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