Archives for July 2013

Lee Fields & The Expression – 27th July @ Band On The Wall

Having never seen Mr Fields live before I was really looking forward to seeing this seasoned soul brother and his current band, and I’m glad to say that they did not disappoint. The groove driven opening instrumental number saw just The Expressions take to the stage already creating atmosphere for the showman. The band strike […]

Mr Benn – Shake A Leg

Ben Menter aka Mr Benn hails from Bristol and has been putting on nights there for a long time, developing his style of infusing hip hop rhythms with reggae. His remixes of reggae classics have earned him a reputation as a dance floor filler. This, his debut album took four years to put together, and […]

Saturday Shifting – The Gene Dudley Group

This is an impressive debut album from a 27 year old one man band, who wrote and recorded every instrument on his first release (on Wah Wah 45’s label) from his bedroom in North London. This LP has been eagerly awaited since the single teaser ‘The Fawcett Negotiation/The New Lots Of Coopertown was released earlier in […]

Show 14

Track-list Show 14   1. Dr Who feat. Tenor Fly – Smerins Anti Social Club   2. Analogue Players Society feat. Missira Saran Diabate – Coule’Ba   3. Francis Bebey – New Track   4. Melt Yourself Down – We Are Not Enough   5. Enzo Bontempi- Italian Spiderman   6. Rodney & The Blazers […]

Samuel Purdy – Musically Adrift

This former release was dropped by a small label, backed by Sony Records in 1999 and has become a little known about gem. Although it was only over ever released in Japan in 1999, it takes you straight back to the mid seventies. Think the sounds of The Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, […]

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Show # 13

Show 13 Track-List 1 Marta Ren & The Groovelvets – Summer’s gone (didn’t swim) 2. Tawiah -Sweet Me 3. The Fontanelles – Pinprick 4. Herb Geller feat. Mark Murphy – The Power Of A Smile 5. Swindle feat. The Milk – Kick It 6. Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn 7. The Sign […]

Show # 12

  Show #12 Track-list 1. Intro: John WIlliams Vs John Bonham – Imperial March – (Skeewiff’s Joined the Dark Side Remix) 2. Jungle Fire – Chalupa   3. Nico Gomez & his Orchestra – La Lupita 4. Rodrigo Campos – Princesa Do Ma 5. Al Reed – Pure Love 6. Conny Lou – Ray Taylor […]

Jose James – 13th April @ Band On The Wall

There was an excitement in the crowd for this sold out gig. The support from the Leeds based JD73 was impressive. Their version of the Bob James classic Nautilus was the highlight of their set but the crowd were ready for Mr James to appear. With his band (Takuya Karoda (saxophone), Solomon Dorsey (bass/vocals), Kris […]

James Hunter Six – 5th April 2013, @ Band On The Wall

This could have not been played at any better venue in Manchester, for tonight at Band On The Wall, James Hunter and his Six, really did bring a touch of nostalgia for the harked back sounds of original R N B. All what would have been needed to make this night more authentic would have […]