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Ben Poole to record new live album in July 2019 at three exclusive UK concerts

International Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer-songwriter Ben Poole is set to record a new double live album at three UK venues in July 2019. The album will be recorded live at Barnsley’s Old Schoolhouse on Tuesday July 23rd, London’s The Half Moon in Putney on Wednesday July 24th and Bootleggers in Kendal, Cumbria on Thursday July 25th. Tickets for the concerts are available here.

Robin Trower, Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown announce October 2019 UK Tour

The Gig Cartel in association with Manhaton Records a nationwide UK tour in October 2019 with Robin Trower, Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown. The three musicians have joined forces on a new album, “United State of Mind”, released later in the year.

All tickets, £30, go on sale Thursday 4th April here and from the 24 HR Ticket Hotline - 0844 478 0898.

Ben Poole announces Winter 2019 UK Tour

Following the release of his latest studio album “Anytime You Need Me” and the following tour, international Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer and songwriter Ben Poole is happy to announce a second leg of his “Anytime You Need Me Tour” in February 2019.

The tour kicks off on Thursday 31st January at The Maltings in Farnham and finishes on Saturday 16th February at The Leopard in Doncaster. Tickets for all concerts can be booked here.

Ana Popovic announces May 2019 UK Tour

Following the release of her latest album “Like It On Top”, guitarist and singer songwriter Ana Popovic announces her nationwide May 2019 UK Tour.

The tour includes dates in Cardiff (May 3), Glasgow (May 8) and Nottingham (May 10). Tickets go on sale on now here or the 24-hour box office 0844 478 0898.

“Like It On Top”, released on September 14th, 2018, focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Ben Poole to release new studio album “Anytime You Need Me” on September 14th 2018

International Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer & songwriter Ben Poole will release his brand new third studio third studio album “Anytime You Need Me” on Friday 14th September, 2018, via Manhaton Records.

The new album follows Ben’s critically acclaimed albums “Time Has Come” (2016) and “Let’s Go Upstairs” (2012).

“Anytime You Need Me” was recorded at Superfly Studios in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire produced by Wayne Proctor.

“It was an absolute joy to work again with Wayne”, says Ben Poole. “He has a great ear and knows me well and the result is amazing”.

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Hi Lefteris... How did the store start?
 
L: The shop opened its doors in 2001. It was run by me and my brother who has also owned Ikaros Music since 1992. It was very different back then, we only had computer supplies and, of course, vinyl accessories. In 2006 we divided the tasks, I run the retail store and my brother is in charge of the wholesale.
 
 
How did you decide to start a record store?
 

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.

Jessie Galante to release new album “The Show Must Go On” on May 12th 2017

The cross-continental produced CD “The Show Must Go On” takes soul rock singer Jessie Galante on new journey in honor of late husband double platinum producer Larry Swist.

The full-length, 11-track album release, “The Show Must Go On” was recorded in various cities and countries from NYC to Rome. The album embodies a universal flare of many genres, all embracing Galante's distinctive soulful voice.

Larry Swist's (Lou Gramm, Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Tina Turner) production is augmented by a high-profile international team of songwriters, performers, producers and mixers.

Jessie Galante signs with Tanzan Music

Soul Rock singer Jessie Galante has signed with Tanzan Music and will make her debut with the Italian Record Label this May with her new album featuring many amazing guests.

Jessie Galante has enjoyed the success of two major bands since she started singing in her hometown, Buffalo, NY and crowned Buffalo's First lady of Rock with the band “Actor”. Moving to LA Galante fronted the band “Fire”. They gained international appeal and regional acclaim as one of LA's top bands.