Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1080

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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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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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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The Jacksons play Greenwich Music Time 2017 @bluesandsoul.com

Greenwich Music Time 2017 announce The Jacksons and Alexander O'Neal

Soul super groups don't come much bigger than The Jacksons, Motown's legendary family will be in the UK this summer as part of their 50th anniversary, milestone reaching, world tour...

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

North Sea Jazz Festival 2017 latest news and artist announcements

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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Southport Weekend Festival 2017

Southport Weekender festival - line up announced!

In what has been one of the most hotly anticipated line-up announcements since Jack built the house back in the 80s, The Southport Weekender festival finally told the World today what they have in store on June 10...

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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 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Mathieu Bitton Kandace Springs @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Mathieu Bitton Kandace Springs @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Emrys Baird Kandace Springs @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Emrys Baird

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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Corinne Bailey Rae: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16 Corinne Bailey Rae: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16 Jodie Abacus: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16 Jodie Abacus: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16

Corinne Bailey Rae and Jodie Abacus: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16

For fans of British soul, the pairing of one of the country's most established singers with one of the most exciting up-and-comers made an irresistible prospect...

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Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 @bluesandsoul.com

Slick Rick, Rodney P. + Intelligenz: Forum, Kentish Town, London 26/11/16

If you like hip-hop, you know Slick Rick. Even if you don't own a Slick Rick album. One of the most heavily sampled artists of all time, he was one of the Def Jam trailblazers in the late 1980s...

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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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