Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1080

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ISSUE 1030: Uber cool Jazz outfit Blue Lab Beats lead the way this issue… we have high hopes for our cover stars who we forecast to take jazz by the scruff of the neck this year and make their name in a genre that is crying out for artists of this nature... Other B&S interviews include; Jazz starlet, Kandace Springs - Soul/Blues goddess, Jo Harman - Grime royalty, Ghetts and superstar DJ Nina Kraviz... Issue 1030 magazine exclusives include live reviews from Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, The Temptations, 4 Tops, Tavares, Van Morrison and Chance The Rapper. Plus, we check out the Butlins Soul Weekender in Bognor and an event full of Soul/Northern Soul delights at the Okeh Club in Keighley, West Yorkshire... Our Top 500 ‘all time’ Countdown continues, plus there are new / end of year charts, along with your favourite columnists, who are standing by to share their favourite moments from last year as well as predict a few artists who they feel will leave the pack chasing their dust in 2017. Plus a lot more... click the link on the right side of the site to order straight from our shop or you can purchase Blues & Soul magazine at all decent magazine retailers, inc; WH Smiths, John Menzies + selected Euro Foods, Cost Cutters and independents everywhere! ...If by chance your retailer does not stock Blues & Soul, just ask for a "B&S shop save" and they will order it in for you. Cheers! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Love Supreme Festival 2017 final line-up @bluesandsoul.com Gregory Porter brings his talent to Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com George Benson performs at Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Herbie Hancock set for Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Photo: Abu Dhabi Festival

Love Supreme festival finalise 2017 lineup

The final wave of acts perpetuate the momentum of quality at Love Supreme, completing one of the most impressive festival lineups to be seen anywhere this year...

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TLC play KOKO, London on May 9th 2017

TLC announce 1st ever UK date

Counting huge worldwide hits that include "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs" and "Creep"... Prolific music shifting Crazy, Sexy, Cool hip-hop/R'n'B royals TLC are on their way to the UK...

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North Sea Jazz 2017 latest news and artist announcements @bluesandsoul.com

North Sea Jazz Festival announce outstanding 2017 lineup

Now celebrating its 42nd Birthday, North Sea Jazz festival can be easily defined as one of the biggest and most famous music festivals in the World. But it’s much more than that...

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EXCLUSIVE: Black Dylan

B&S EXCLUSIVE: Black Dylan video premiere Don't Wanna Be Alone

A funny/original/entertaining concept, shot in black and white in the band's hometown of Copenhagen, follows Wafande, Duplex and the band as they are pursued by gangs of women...

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Blue Lab Beats: Out Of The Blue

Pete Lewis interviews North London production duo Blue Lab Beats, whose critically-acclaimed debut EP “Blue Skies” showcases the twosome’s admiration of jazz, hip hop and neo-soul...

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GHETTS: Ghetts to make a point

It's a decade since the release of Ghetts classic mixtape “Ghetto Gospel”, a one-off performance at London's Roundhouse will celebrate this special milestone - we get the lowdown from the man himself..

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Kandace Springs: Hot Springs

Hotly tipped ‘jazz superstar’ in the making, Kandace Springs, talks to B&S' Emrys Baird about her recent London Jazz Festival date, her influences, her jazz/soul style and her racy show prep...

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Jo Harman: Devon Sent

Soul/Blues goddess Jo Harman delivers another helping of musical quality with new album, “People We Become”. B&S Editor Lee Tyler is on hand to find out all about this stunningly soulful offering...

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Natalie Williams: It's a Soul Family Affair

Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her monthly residency at Ronnie Scott's, Soul/Jazz siren Natalie Williams talks to B&S' Karen Lawler about good time at the world famous iconic Jazz venue...

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Nina Kraviz @bluesandsoul.com  PHOTO: Paola Kudacki Nina Kraviz @bluesandsoul.com  PHOTO: Paola Kudacki Nina Kraviz @bluesandsoul.com  PHOTO: Paola Kudacki Nina Kraviz @bluesandsoul.com  PHOTO: Camille Blake

Nina Kraviz: Kraviz Craves

Russian DJ/producer/singer and Melbourne resident Nina Kraviz talks to B&S' Ben Lovett about her DJ Kicks / Fabric 91 offering, plus her thoughts on the techno scene and the almost closure of Fabric nightclub...

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The Weeknd: O2, London 8/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com The Weeknd: O2, London 8/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com The Weeknd: O2, London 8/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com The Weeknd: O2, London 8/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com

THE WEEKND: O2, LONDON 8/3/17

Testament to his appeal was the huge crowd at The O2 who went along to the second of his two nights at the London arena, unaware of a massive surprise coming their way...

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Izo Fitzroy: 229 Club, London 15/02/2017

The crowd were knocked out and one American guy from the audience in a ten-gallon stetson hat (I kid you not) said to me "she's gonna sell an awful lot of beers!"...

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Kokomo: Empire Hall, Graffham, Sussex 10-3-17 @Bluesandsoul.com Kokomo: Empire Hall, Graffham, Sussex 10-3-17 @Bluesandsoul.com Kokomo: Empire Hall, Graffham, Sussex 10-3-17 @Bluesandsoul.com Kokomo: Empire Hall, Graffham, Sussex 10-3-17 @Bluesandsoul.com

Kokomo, Empire Hall, Graffham, Sussex 10/3/17

With Kokomo, you get the full soul experience, a 15-song two-hour set as the band funked through Kokomo favourites and O’Malley numbers...

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Lindsey Webster: Ronnie Scott's 22/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: ©Carl Hyde Lindsey Webster: Ronnie Scott's 22/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: ©Carl Hyde Lindsey Webster: Ronnie Scott's 22/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: ©Carl Hyde Lindsey Webster: Ronnie Scott's 22/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: ©Carl Hyde

Lindsey Webster: Ronnie Scott’s, London 22/3/17

Ronnie’s is rammed for Lindsey Webster’s much-awaited series of UK dates. The room is filled with friends and industry supporters (MC duties from Jazz FM’s Chris Philips) and the anticipation is palpable...

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