Born to a Greek father and a Jamaican mother, both musicians in their own right, Lianne La Havas was born a proud Londoner. She grew up listening to her parents’ records, with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald providing a rich, deep soundtrack to her childhood. It is hardly surprising then that whilst La Havas’ music is rooted in soul, particularly in her vocals, there are so many other elements at work. Continue reading “Lianne La Havas at Somerset House Summer Series”
Start us up! It’s been a long wait for Glastonbury 2013 since Worthy Farm took a worthy break in 2012. Two years of excitement and anticipation were built up, fuelled by line-up rumors and realizations and finally released over an epic five days of soul restoring madness in Pilton’s pop up city of performance.
Somerset House’s Summer Series began last night with Alex Clare, supported by Chloe Howl. His band opened with stadium-filling instrumentals, all bass and drums. But when Clare himself entered, with ‘Relax my Beloved’, he was more than a match for them. His voice is strong and loving, occasionally exploding into characteristically passionate warbles.
British Summer Time kicked off in style last night as New Jersey’s premier ambassadors of rock delighted an expectant crowd in London’s Hyde Park. After seven weeks entertaining crowds around the Continent, Bon Jovi’s ‘Because We Can’ tour returned to a spot they consider something of a spiritual home. Continue reading “Bon Jovi at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park”
Internationally acclaimed jazz fusion musician, producer and composer Al Di Meola is regularly voted amongst one of the best guitarist in the world and in a career that spans almost forty years, he has become a legend in both acoustic and electric spheres, creating a six-stringed voice uniquely his own.
The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, is one of London’s smaller live music venues, but by far one of its most prized, consistently booking many of the biggest bands and solo artists from the jazz and smooth jazz scene. Continue reading “Brian Culbertson at the Pizza Express Jazz Club”
Upon walking up to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday the 18th of April 2013 you could see large queues of people. All very excited. All of them there for one reason. The reason being, King Charles’ sold out 18th gig of his massive UK-wide April tour. Continue reading “King Charles at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire”