soul-blues

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.

Sari Schorr to release new studio album “Never Say Never” on October 5th 2018

Manhaton Records is pleased to announce the release of New York born Sari Schorr’s second studio album “Never Say Never” on Friday 5th October, 2018.

The new album was recorded in The Grange Studios in Norfolk and features Bob Fridzema (ex-King King) on Hammond and keyboards, Ash Wilson on guitar, Mat Beable on bass and Roy Martin on drums.

Sari Schorr has a voice like no other, hyper powerful, husky, muscular, with an incredible texture and range. She delivers sentences as a boxer would throw an uppercut to his opponent.

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”.

Zeal & Ardor announce November/December 2018 European & UK Tour

Following on from their captivating set at Download Festival last weekend, Zeal & Ardor have announced their first UK tour for this November/December.

Tickets for the seven headline shows go on sale this Friday, 15th June, here and all venue box offices.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
11/02 Linz, AUT – Ahoi P op Festival
11/03 Vienna, AUT – Europavox Festival
11/08 Milan, ITA – Bloom
11/10 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
11/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Orta Bar
11/13 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper to tour together for first time on Rock & Soul Revue Tour 2018

Come Summer, classic rock fans will be in for a truly memorable evening of timeless music and endless hits, as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitar greats Dave Mason and Steve Cropper will be hitting the road together for the first time in their careers on the Rock & Soul Revue tour that will be landing in several cities throughout the U.S. (see all currently confirmed dates below including first show/special engagement at Saloon Studios in West Jefferson, NC on May 12).
 

Zeal & Ardor to release new studio album “Stranger Fruit” on June 8th 2018

Picture the scene: a late Summer evening, crickets sing their song, your bare feet firmly planted in the soil, the poplars gently sway in the wind, and the stench nearly knocks you out cold.
 
Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new Zeal & Ardor single.

“Gravedigger’s Chant” was released on Good Friday, March 23rd, and serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second Zeal & Ardor album, “Stranger Fruit”.
 

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa to release new duet album “Black Coffee” on January 26th 2018

It has been 4 years since Grammy nominated and number 1 Billboard Blues album “Seesaw” was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. Since then, they have both been on fire, both in the studio and live.

In 2017 they finally managed to block their busy schedules and record a new studio album, called “Black Coffee”. So, the time was perfect to reunite for another collection of ten soul gems that encompass Hart's breath-taking vocals and Joe's masterfully expressive playing.

Sari Schorr introduces new band member Ash Wilson and announces January 2018 UK Tour

Sari Schorr is delighted to announce that she will be joined for all her 2018 dates by one of the most exciting young contemporary guitar players and singers on the blues scene today – Ash Wilson. Ash will also be heavily featured on Sari's new album.

Lincolnshire's Ash Wilson has just been nominated has one of the best blues guitarists of 2017 by Total Guitar magazine.
 
Of his debut album “Broken Machine”, released earlier this year, Planet Mosh wrote: “Ash Wilson is a truly wonderful musician, singer and songwriter whose future is brighter than a solar flare”.