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Hackney Colliery Band to release “Live” on May 12th 2017

After the stunning success of their critically-acclaimed third album “Sharpener”, London’s brass juggernauts Hackney Colliery Band blaze back onto the scene with their first live album, released on May 12th, 2017, via Veki.

With BBC Radio 2 describing them as “one of the best live bands we have in this country”, their live shows have become legendary, selling out venues across the UK and Europe, and playing main stage festival shows (Womad, Wilderness, Love Supreme, Field Day) to huge popular and critical acclaim.

Nikka Costa to release new album “Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between” on June 2nd 2017

Nikka Costa who is best known for 2001 album “Everybody Got Their Something”, which featured the hit single “Like A Feather”, is back with her first new full album since 2011’s “ProWoah” EP.

Entitled “Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between” – the new album, which will be released on June 2nd, 2017, sees the celebrated soul, funk and blues singer dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet.

Nikka is back in full swing with a collection of heartfelt songs that gives the listener more intimate and personal insight into her unique musical style than ever before.

Rebecca Downes to release new live album “Be Live” on December 1st 2016

Voted Best Emerging Artist and Best Female Vocalist in the British Blues Awards 2016, UK blues sensation Rebecca Downes and her band are set to release “Be Live”, their first much-anticipated live album, on December 1st, 2016.
 
The album features a typical set from the band's performances in the second half of 2015 and throughout 2016 recorded at various locations and engineered at M2 Studios, Coven which sits within the heart of the band's West Midlands base.
 

Incognito to release new album “In Search of Better Days” on June 24th 2016

You would think that a 37-year-old band would rest on its laurels... right? No, not Incognito! The band is as creative and full of fire as it was at its conception in 1979. A rare feat in these days and times.

Their 17th studio album, “In Search of Better Days”, will have Incognito fans grinning ear to ear and will be released on June 24th, 2016 on earMusic.

Rebecca Downes - Believe

Rebecca Downes returns with her sophomore album only a year or so after her debut “Back to the Start” in 2015. I guess when you’re an ambitious musician like Rebecca you leave no time and you work intensively for your own benefit… and that’s the right thing to do.
 

Robert Cray to release “4 Nights of 40 Years Live” on August 28th 2015

Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray, whose career spans from the roots of the blues to the pinnacles of rock, from the 80s to this moment. He grew up listening to the gospel of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland's soul, Jimi Hendrix's rock guitar and the Beatles pop sounds. Those influences and the signature sound Cray has imprinted on modern popular music are brought together in the Robert Cray Band's double CD and video package “4 Nights of 40 Years Live”.
 

Rebecca Downes announces new single “Messed Up” & new tour dates for 2015

Rebecca Downes continues apace with the release of new single “Messed Up” on April 20th, 2015 through Real2Reel Records, and a busy schedule of new tour dates for 2015.

“Messed Up” follows debut singe “Basement of My Heart”, which has garnered media praise with spot plays with BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Team Rock Radio and specialist and regional radio nationwide as well as racking up 28K+ views on YouTube.