Les Kirsh returns

Soul is what Les Kirsh was all about. Soul is what Les Kirsh is still all about, now that he has resumed his singing career after many years away from the spotlight.

Just as Les’ career was picking up during the mid 70s, an unfortunate car crash put an end to his glory days, until now. Since his son uncovered a host of recordings from back in the day, he has urged his father to get back to what he does best.

Consequently, Les joined forces with famed producer Andy Whitmore, who took these old recordings and re-worked them into something with a more modern sound, that still reflected Les’ humble origins in soul.

As a result, three tracks have been formed from their partnership, these being: ‘Say’, ‘La La La’ and ‘Tell Me To My Face’, which take on elements of reggae, pop, dance and of course, soul, which is always at the heart of Les’ music. His adaptability only goes to show his prowess as a fully-fledged songwriter extraordinaire.

Check out Les’ tracks on Soundcloud below:

 

Find out more on Les Kirsh here:

https://www.facebook.com/LesKirshMusic/

https://twitter.com/LesKirshMusic

ImSoMaleek LP Review

ImSoMaleek a Wyclef Jean protegé from Brooklyn, will be releasing his debut album, Insomniak, later next month. No stranger to the world of music, ImSoMaleek was lead singer in a band with his two older brothers 3on3 and also appeared in the Broadway Musical Lion King as well as venturing into other music endeavours.

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With the guiding hand of Wyclef Jean and drawing from influences such as Usher, Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake, ImSoMaleek brings out a solid debut album, blending R&B, soul, while adding touches of pop, and drawing on his roots in classical training.

Tipped to become a familiar name in the R&B world, as well as the world of popular music, this debut album is overall a fine achievement. The album has a smooth flowing contemporary sound with stand out tracks including, Sometimes ft. Oswin Benjamin, and Raindrops, a ballad with poignant lyrics and which best displays his vocal talents. Overall, a compelling debut from someone who we will probably see a lot more of in the future.

To find out more, follow these links:

https://twitter.com/ImSoMaleek?lang=en-gb

https://www.instagram.com/ImSoMaleek/

https://www.youtube.com/user/MaleekTv

Eban Brown Announces 2015 UK Tour & Opening Night Charity Event

Best known as the lead vocalist of multi-platinum group ‘The Stylistics’, Eban Brown has announced his exciting 2015 UK tour and Opening Night Charity Event.

The tour kicks off in Barking, Essex on 6th March and ends in Basildon on 6th April. The artists will also be performing at the Opening Night Charity Event for Great Ormond Street Hospital, and has even written and produced a brand new single in aid of the charity.

The single titled “Eyes of a Child” will be performed at each of his concerts along his tour and the proceeds will go towards helping the charity.

“It is with great honour that I announce my 2015 UK Tour as a solo artist. I have written and produced a song entitled “Eyes of a Child” for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Families need the assistance and great care that GOSH can provide, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. As a parent myself, the thought of your child being ill is unbearable but through the help of others, we can all be making a contribution to help in some small way! All proceeds from “Eyes of a Child” will benefit the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital, with 100% of profits going to the UK’s only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics.“ – Eban Brown.

Tour Dates are below, see you there!

6TH MARCH 2015, THE BROADWAY THEATRE, BARKING, ESSEX

8TH MARCH 2015, LOMAX, LIVERPOOL

13TH MARCH 2015, THE HARLINGTON, FLEET, HAMPSHIRE

14TH MARCH 2015, BAKEWELL TOWN HALL, DERBY

 17TH MARCH 2015, THE GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM

18TH MARCH 2015, BIERKELLER  THEATRE, BRISTOL

 27TH MARCH 2015, THE HUB THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON

 28TH MARCH 2015, PLYMOUTH GUILDHALL, PLYMOUTH

 4TH APRIL 2015, GLEMSFORD SOCIAL CLUB, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK

 6TH APRIL 2015, TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON, ESSEX

New Reggae/Soul Sound from Lateefah

Neo Soul Sensation Lateefah Reveals ‘This is Who I Am’

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“This is who I am” brings a bass fueled, revival to the soul scene. Produced by talented young producer KING for Lateko Records, it will be released July 14th. Lateefah’s debut single “Here I am” held the number one spot for three weeks on the Reverbnation Christian chart for St. Lucia and also for a period of one week was number one on all genres chart. The single also reached #27 on the National Airplay Top 50 Gospel Chart (US) in December 2013 sharing the spotlight with notable artists such as Mary Mary, William McDowell, Donnie McClurkin and others. Her second single release “Love Me Through” was well received by the media and already performing live sessions with some of the top radio stations such as Premier Radio and top venues such as The Vortex, she is one to follow.

Listen to ‘This is Who I Am’ here: https://soundcloud.com/lateefahsings/this-is-who-i-am

London Born musician, Lateefah is a neo soul artist who after returning to the UK from her parent’s native country of St Lucia, is now working on further developing her gift for making music. Her new single releasing this year, will hope to demonstrate the talent and efforts of this young neo soul artist.

The cool Caribbean Artist started out singing in church at a young age, and gathers a lot of the inspiration for her work, from her own personal diaries from her childhood. Adapting these written records of her past, Lateefah has been able to create moving and soulful songs that entertain and educate her listeners about her colorful past.

Lateefah developed her passion for singing from early on as 3 years of age! Her earliest memory of being driven by the art, was trying to hit the right notes in the song “The Lord is my Shepherd”. Rehearsing relentlessly, until she hit it with pitch perfect precision. After that success and a great deal of extra practice, the music industry became a second home for the young superstar. The music blood has been in Lateefah’s family since her father founded the 70’s Reggae band, Cygnus.

Along with the Single, you can also get a FREE download of the track “Here I am”: http://latekorecords.com/lat-s-music

Links
http://www.facebook.com/thereallateefah
http://www.reverbnation.com/lateefahsings
http://www.soundcloud.com/lateefahsings
http://www.twitter.com/lateefahsings

Baluji Shrivastav Presents The Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour – Summer/Autumn 2014

As seen at the 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony with Coldplay – blind and partially sighted musicians to play live around the UK

BALUJI IN RED WITH SITARRenowned blind Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav brings together this inspiring group of musicians from all over the world.

Baluji who is a world famous multi-instrumentalist and composer has recorded for dance, theatre, Western orchestra, Indian ensembles, Radio, TV and film, with music currently featured in Disney’s newest Film ‘Million Dollar Arm’ starring Jon Hamm from Madmen. He has recorded with celebrities such as, Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and on Shakira’s latest album. He has performed with great artists such as Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. He also has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums of Indian Classical and fusion music.

This incredible orchestra of talented blind musicians from around the globe celebrates the power of music to transform lives. The Inner Vision Orchestra plays music from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Japan, and soulful Gospel and Blues plus sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions.

The Inner Vision Orchestra are preparing themselves for a full UK tour later this year.

Baluji is excited about the upcoming tour “Each member of the Inner Vision orchestra has an extraordinary story to tell about the power of music in their lives, for example, our Iranian singer Fereshteh’s parents told her that if she would perform in public they would pour petrol on her and set it alight, but nothing and no-one will stop Fereshteh from singing. It is about amazing people using music to give their lives direction and purpose.”

Their moving and uplifting music will make these live dates truly unforgettable.  The tour will be featured in a full length documentary film.

 

Tour dates:

Leeds  – South Asian Arts Centre –  Saturday 5th July 7 – 9 pm – http://www.saa-uk.org/whatson/Inner_Vision_Orchestra-05-07-2014

 

London  – Rich Mix  – 25th September

 

Exeter  – Barnfield Theatre  – 10th October.

 

Suffolk – New Wolsey – 18th October

 

Further dates to be confirmed – see links below for more information.

 

Links:

http://balujimusicfoundation.org/about_us/inner-vision.php

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Visions-Band/127980215996

R ‘N’ B/Soul singer Monica Azull releases debut single ‘I Like It’, May 12th

Half Ugandan half Congolese, Monica came to England aged eight. She is now living in London, signed to QH Music and is a star in the making.

On her first performance at performing arts school, an overwhelming audience response confirmed what she had known since writing her first song – music and performing was her true passion and a career she felt she had to pursue.

Her debut release ‘I Like It’ is about a man, ambitions and fantasies…

“At the time, there was this guy that was pursuing me, I also happened to think he was cute but didn’t want to tell him how I felt towards him. I feared that a relationship would interfere with my ambitions… I’m sure every woman has their fantasies!” -Monica Azull

Musically speaking the track has a very soulful R’N’B vibe to it. There is a strong beat that really drives the song which is topped off by Azull’s impeccable vocal skill.

Check out ‘I Like It’ here: https://soundcloud.com/monica_azull/i-like-it/s-jJ5Ji

For a debut release Monica has already had an overwhelming positive response to her track, this is one artist to listen out for and is sure to be making big waves in the music industry.

Links:

Twitter – @Monica_Azull

Instagram – Monica_Azull 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Monica.Azull

http://www.qhmusic.co.uk/