A little over 2 years ago, a young man called Squiff was asked to record a ‘cello accompaniment on a solo EP for a talented young performer. According to Squiff, ‘our creative juices matched’ and so the seeds of Josh Flowers and the Wild were sown. Continue reading “Josh Flowers and the Wild: an Interview”
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”
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.
Hailing from a small town just outside Rome, Diego and Alfredo Salvati now ply their trade as Colourshop, a 2-piece band with influences ranging from Pink Floyd and the Beatles to Italian pop and world music.
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”