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Marc Broussard, The Bayou Soulster’s on Lopez Tonight, June 14th 2011

Marc Brous­sard, the bonafide bayou Soul­ster is on Lopez Tonight, just in time for his album release and the kick-start to his new tour start­ing all on the same day. Why’s so much hap­pen­ing on June 14th? …

Jun, 13

Edward Reid takes a Whitney Houston classic and drags Postman Pat, Popeye and The Teletubbies into it!

And I loved his ver­sion. Not to say the Scot­tish drama teacher and singer is com­pa­ra­ble to the power house that is Whit­ney Hous­ton, but con­sid­er­ing how good his voice is, he could have done …

Jun, 03

Amos Lee — Jesus (Can You Help Me Now!)

Some­times you dis­cover the best things by acci­dent. Amos Lee is just one exam­ple of that. I learnt about the Philidel­phian singer/guitarist for the first time, just today. He is blues, soul, and grit, all in …

May, 30

Miss Fantasia Barrino graces Indigo2 in Greenwich, June 7th 2011

The 2004’s Amer­i­can Idol win­ner is in Lon­don next month to endow us with a spir­ited per­for­mance in the inti­mate venue, The Indigo2. The date with the soul singer was resched­uled from May 13th, and …

May, 30

BBC 1 This Friday">See Aloe Blacc on The Graham Norton Show BBC 1 This Friday

Not too long ago, I heard this song called “I Need A Dol­lar” on Radio 6. And I was tap­ping and nod­ding away. As you do. It couldn’t be helped though. With an addic­tive chorus …

May, 25

Scott McCreery — Country Comfort

Last week the Amer­i­can Idol con­tes­tants sung to Elton John hits. And con­sid­er­ing this is a soul blog, it may appear strange to men­tion that my sec­ond favourite per­for­mance fea­tured a touch of coun­try. In …

Apr, 06

Jacob Lusk sings Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (American Idol)

Cal­i­forn­ian, Jacob Lusk, has to be the most enthralling, attention-grabbing, audio-hypnotic per­form­ers on Amer­i­can Idol ever! To describe his voice, let’s just say, imag­ine some­thing in between Aretha Franklin and Luther Van­dross, all pack­aged within …

Apr, 06

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