Posts Tagged ‘. London’


Bashiyra supporting Marsha Ambrosius on Dec 20th at Islington Assembly Hall

December 6, 2012


A hot Soul date for your diary!

DEC 20th 2012: MARSHA AMBROSIUS Live At IAH, London, N1, 7pm

+ Keep The Faith DJs K15 & Paul Aaaron & The Neutronics.
+ Live support from Sharon Rose & SiiLHOUETTE(Dec 19th), Bashiyra & Jesse Gamage(Dec20th).

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall, Upper St, London N1: 7pm-11pm. Tickets from £22.50.

Order tickets by Telephone on: 08444 771000

Note to be missed!


MCKOY supporting Kool & The Gang in Ldn Thurs Nov 29

November 22, 2012


British soul pioneers McKoy, are delighted to be supporting the legendary KOOL & THE GANG at an exclusive UK show at the Electric Brixton, on Thursday 29th  November 2012.


Venue:                   Electric Brixton

Address:                Town Hall Parade, London SW2 1RJ

Doors:                    7.00pm – 11.00pm

Tickets:                 from £35+ booking fee

Box Office:            020 7274 2290


When the McKoy family – south London born siblings Cornell, Junette, lead singer Noel, and Robin – burst on to the British soul scene in 1989, they created a legacy for serious soul fans throughout the next decade and beyond. McKoy’s critically acclaimed debut album, “Family”, delivered a number of street-soul classics and their hit singles I’m Lucky and Family remain a hit with analogue, digital and underground music connoisseurs of all ages.

Front-family member Noel McKoy has been described as “the genuine godfather of British soul – a singer-songwriter with a voice like honey whose long and distinguished career has seen him working with some of the biggest names within his chosen genres.”  His voice has been compared to a young Bobby Womack and his ‘old-skool/nu-skool’ vocal range and beauty is reminiscent of Marvin Gaye or Maxwell.

At the Electric Brixton 29th November, McKoy will perform material from their new album “Cut From the Same Cloth”, a 13-track set written and produced by Noel McKoy. The album features raw emotion (title track Cut From the Same Cloth); uplifting dance floor soul (Love is the Key); classic soul (Making Love) and a funk-soul-reggae influence (Highways of My Life). It will be available online from 3.12.12 and in specialist outlets from 17.12.12.

Noel says: “For those who know, soul is what you feel not what you hear. We’re looking forward to sharing some memories – and an audience who will definitely know their stuff! – with the incredible Kool & the Gang.”



ROOT & GROOVE ELEMENT – Debut EP + Live Shows

November 14, 2012

Root & Groove Element are a soul / funk / jazz-funk trio made up of singer Coco Malone, record collector /dealer Fibonachi Scales A.K.A Portobello Dave and guitarist / producer Nick Philpin.

Creative beats n funky treats. Musical resurrection specialists… funk , soul , jazz , hip hop and, reggae created by Root and Groove Element, live musicians quality songwriting, vocalists and experienced producers, presenting real music, by real people ,with a real history in music.

EP no’1. is the debut from Root and Groove Element.

This four track double 7″ showcases Root & Groove Element’s best tracks so far. “Whatever Happened To Honesty” and “Moving On” will be sure to bring back happy memories of the late 80s / early acid jazz / nu-Brit soul scene with their Brand New Heavies / Young Disciples style soul-jazz / jazz-funk grooves. A killer. “Soul Food” has an early 80s 2-step soul vibe to it – another wonderful track. Lastly “Sunshine” is a laid back easy-like-a-Sunday-morning soul-jazz shimmy with a hint of Roy Ayers.

Listen to “Whatever Happened To Honesty” here:

” Highly recommended” – Fitzroy da Buzzboy (soul survivor magazine).

“I LOVE IT!!! especially “Whatever happened to honesty” great tracks & great production!!!” DJ Ease (Nightmares on wax) .

Record of the week at Piccadilly Records (Manchester)

Root & Groove Element are playing live shows Fri 23rd November at The Star in Guilford, Surrey, and Tues December 4th at London’s The Good Ship (289, Kilburn High Road, NW6).

Full deets for the London show in the flyer below.

Not to be missed!

Connect with Root & Groove Element here:



NOEL GOURDIN in the UK this week for live gigs + radio!

September 27, 2012

A reminder that Noel Gourdin will be playing in the UK for the very first time this week!

He plays alongside Teedra Moses at London’s Jazz Cafe Friday Sept 28th + Sun Sept 30th, and Birmingham’s O2 Sat Sept 29th.

Click on the flyer below for full details.

If you can’t make the shows, you can catch Noel live with Tony Monson on Solar Radio ( tomorrow between 11.30-midday, and live with Caz on Colourful Radio at 5pm. (

Noel’s latest cut Foxxxy is available now. Take a listen here:


CHIDI plays London show tonight!

July 8, 2012

A final reminder for lovers of real soul that Chidi will be playing a full live set TONIGHT Sunday 8th July at London’s Adams Street Members Club, WC2, with cuts from her brand new album Exhale.

Full deets below.

Seriously not to be missed!


N’dambi is live in London at Mau Mau Bar Thurs July 5th!

July 3, 2012

jazz re:freshed is proud to welcome back to jazz re:freshed N’dambi… for a one off EXCLUSIVE show…Thurs July 5th!

Soul/Jazz singer fromDallas TX. and former Erykah Badu collaborator and background singer blends organic soul, funk & jazz with vocals that are full of character, drama and expression.

N’dambi has been honing her artistry and slowly building a fiercely loyal fan base that resonates with the organic, authentic approach to her life and music.

N’dambi delivered her debut solo CD Little Lost Girl Blues in 1999. Since then she has released the two-disc set Tunin’ Up & Cosignin’, and the 2005 set A Weird Kind Of Wonderful, which was released only in Japan. On Pink Elephant, N’dambi ingeniously distills soul-deep inspiration into a sensual style of elegance and power, making her a fundamental new addition to the Stax legacy.

ALSO ON THE NIGHT… joinimg our resident jazz re:freshed Dj’s will be DJ JUNIOR the man behind Philly based RECORD BREAKIN radio show & record label!!!!!

This is going to be a heavy night so dont even think about missing it..

Limited Tickets £7 in advance
£7 on the door more after 9pm

Doors open 7:30

Address: Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Road, W11 1LR

Ticket link:

More info here:


CHIDI – Live in London this weekend!

July 3, 2012

A final reminder for lovers of real soul that Chidi will be playing live set this  Sunday 8th July at London’s Adams Street Members Club, WC2, with cuts from her brand new album Exhale.

Full deets below.

Not to be missed!