Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival 2012

The Stooges Brass Band

The Stooges Brass Band

The 2012 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival welcomes an outstanding line-up of musicians from home and abroad to celebrate 10 days of jazz and blues that’s open and accessible. Embracing music of the highest artistic quality and music that’s played for partying, there’s sophistication and simple pleasures. [Read more…]

Musicians Invited To Compete

Judged by soul sensation, Jocelyn Brown

Judged by soul sensation, Jocelyn Brown

Applications are now open for talented young musicians to enter a Young Music Talent competition to win a recording of their own CD and apply for a bursary at one of the UK’s leading Public School’s, Clifton College. [Read more…]

The Frootful Art Ensemble Tour

Frootful Art Ensemble

Frootful Art Ensemble

This December The Frootful Art Ensemble is going on a whistle stop tour, bringing their unique brand of 60s inspired soul jazz to London, Cornwall, Bath and Liverpool. Expect sharp suits, a knockout vocalist, and a swinging soul / jazz / R&B / Latin / ska set aimed squarely at the dance floor. [Read more…]

25 Years Of Spreading The Lurve

Ambrose Harcourt - Mr Lurve

Ambrose Harcourt - Mr Lurve

He is the Barry White of Sussex and there aren’t many people in the area who can say we haven’t heard his deep romantic tones on the radio.

Ambrose Harcourt, “Mr Lurve” is celebrating 25 years of spreading the Lurve to Sussex, London and the Southeast of England where he has been broadcasting all this time.

He joined Southern Sound Radio in 1986 to present a Soul and R & B show on Saturdays, called SOUL DIRECTION. The show finished at 11pm and then there was a sponsored show which ran from 11pm till Midnight when the station closed down for the night. [Read more…]

Rihanna on Jubilee Line

Rihanna on the Jubilee line

Rihanna on the Jubilee line

Adrienne Amado was travelling on the Jubilee Line and had the unexpected pleasure of bumping into pop star Rihanna in the same carriage as her.

The American singer had taken the tube to North Greenwich station where she was whisked away in her limo to her own gig at the London O2 Arena [Read more…]

UK record for Back to Black

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black returned to the top of the charts a week after the death of Amy Whinehouse, going on to sell more than 3,259,100 copies to become the best-selling album of the century in the UK. [Read more…]

Fuzzbox Brings Fizz To First Shifnal Festival

Fuzzbox, the princesses of power punk pop, are to headline the finale night of Shifnal’s first art festival.

The Midlands girl group, who have had five Top 50 hits such as Pink Sunshine and International Rescue, are headlining a day-long series of events on Saturday September 25th at Idsall School. It will be one of the band’s first concerts since reforming after a break of almost 20 years.
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Band Amys Ghost For Reading And Leeds!

Reading band Amys Ghost are pleased to announce they have been chosen by BBC Introducing to play both Reading and Leeds festival.
The news was announced tonight by Radio One DJ Huw Stephens. Amys Ghost will be playing on Friday in Reading and Sunday at Leeds. Their time slot is unconfirmed as yet.

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Garmin 2010 Music Festival Location Guides

Garmin global leaders in satellite navigation today launched the latest summer music festival free guide 2010 for all its nüvi range of sat-navs. From big-stage pop productions to local alternative events, Garmin has packed all the information you need into a quick and easy to download set of GPS coordinates and information on festival across the UK at  garmin.co.uk/uk-festival-locations. for full story  Garmin 2010 Music Festival Location Guides

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Jonzi D Productions Presents Markus The Sadist

As Hip Hop culture evolves and continues to court controversy, Jonzi Productions returns to the Bloomsbury Theatre with Markus The Sadist, following a successful national tour last October. A bold new theatre show, this lively production takes a wry look at both celebrity culture within the Hip Hop ‘industry’ and the manipulative players masterminding urban myths.

Markus The Sadist tells the story of a talented young emcee from humble UK origins, earning his accolades at local battle championships as he sweeps the board with his raw, precocious skills.

Attracting the attentions of record companies and unscrupulous management, Markus has to agree to certain conditions in order to capitalise on the offer of a lifetime – He must sound American, mention his sponsors and predictably have a gang affiliation. After signing and reaching the dizzy heights of rap superstardom, this story takes an unexpected turn as Markus decides to switch styles at the height of his popularity…..

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Conceived and directed by Jonzi D who continues to set a precedent within Hip Hop theatre and dance, this modern rap fable includes brand new music from MOBO award winning jazz innovator Soweto Kinch. A vibrant cast of emcees and actors collectively portray a diverse array of characters with an almost entirely rhymed script. The lead role comes courtesy of Ashley “Bashy” Thomas , currently one of the UK’s most exciting young talents conquering both music and acting most notably in Mo Ali’s new gangsta-film SHANK. Bashy also joins the esteemed Gorillaz on their new album Plastic Beach. The dynamic cast of Markus The Sadist also features award winning including rap comedian Rob Broderick and Nolan
Weekes (Poetry collective 3+1).

“This thought-provoking production is a definite must see!” The Voice
“The show was great man. Intelligent, Funny, True. Need more a dat.” Benjamin Zephaniah
“An almost surreal comic high…” The Times

Monday 17 – Thursday 20 May 2010, 8pm
£17.50, £14 concessions

Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street