Corinne Bailey Rae delivered a magical performance of her secret recipe of jazz-tinged soul. The superb acoustics of London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall let her music soar over an appreciative audience with wave after wave of sonic perfection. To read the … Continue reading Corinne Bailey Rae. Queen Elizabeth Hall. Review Blues & Soul Magazine.
Touring with a superb ten-piece band, including leading percussionist/bandleader Snowboy, to celebrate thirty years since the release of her critically acclaimed, top-selling album “Affection”. Lisa Stansfield completely wowed a capacity Guildford audience. To read the review click here Continue reading Lisa Stansfield, Guildford G Live. Review. Blues & Soul.
The 360 Band could be seen as the alternative Average White Band. Led by ex-AWB vocalist Hamish Stuart and drummer Steve Ferrone, the 360 Band grooved through some of the best material from the Scottish funk outfit’s catalogue. The tone … Continue reading 360 Band. Ronnie Scott’s Club. Review in Blues & Soul
Mari Wilson brought her eight-piece soul review to Guildford’s Electric Theatre. Introduced as “the Neasden Queen of Soul”, Wilson’s music is steeped in the blue-eyed ballads of Bacharach and David, made famous by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick … Continue reading Mari Wilson, Electric Theatre, Guildford. Review: Surrey Advertiser ***
NOVEMBER 13, 2019 “This is not a concert. This is a P-A-R-T-Y” enthused Sugaray Rayford, onstage at London’s 100 Club where, earlier this year, he and his band thrilled as part of London Blues Week. The recently decorated bluesman was back at the famous venue in the midst of a straight nine-date UK/Germany tour. No day off for Sugaray. Not that he would want one as performing is his life, like for the blues greats such as BB King. “We don’t do setlists. When you do 200 shows a year you like to keep your band on its toes.” Sugaray’s band wasn’t … Continue reading Sugaray Rayford – Live at London’s 100 Club *****
The Blow Monkeys rolled back the years with a remarkable show, full of energy, commitment and hope. This was an exhilarating performance encompassing hits and lesser known material. The charismatic Robert Howard, known as “Dr. Robert” fronts the band with … Continue reading The Blow Monkeys. Farncombe. Surrey Advertiser review *****
Guildford music roundup. Touring with a ten-piece band to celebrate thirty years since her top-selling album Affection Lisa Stansfield had affection showered on her by a capacity Guildford G Live audience. Stansfield was on sparkling form and in good humour. … Continue reading Guildford music scene. Surrey Advertiser 1/11/19