Category Archives: Soul

Neo-Soul Funk The way you’ll Like It!!

Neo-Soul Funk The way you’ll Like It!!

Alternative R&B singer Jesse Boykins III boasts a five-octave vocal range and a wide scope of inspirations that stretches from classic soul to the contemporary likes of Björk and Bilal. He has also soaked up the music of the various cultures to which he has been exposed, including reggae and salsa, but his output isContinue Reading

Neo-Soul African Style!!!

Neo-Soul African Style!!!

The Nigerian born vocalist Douye proves equally adept at capturing the sound of her native land and the sensual sound of adult oriented[c1]  soul on her second album So Much Love. The sound of Africa is probably never far from Douye’s heart, even while listening to her parents’ record collection that American soul and jazzContinue Reading

A New 21st Century Crooner

A New 21st Century Crooner

This may be Walter Christopher’s 5th CD project but it’s the first time I can say he became one of my new favorite artists. Normally I’ll just play about 30 seconds of a track to see whether it’s worth the listen. In the case of The Mellisonant Album it wasn’t that simple. I found myselfContinue Reading

A Message In Her Music!!!!

A Message In Her Music!!!!

Karen Bernod received the kind of encouragement that only a mother can give and the type of career validation that best comes as a result of winning. Bernod’s first public singing gig came when she entered an elementary school talent contest as a seven year old. Bernod recalls seeing her mother sitting in the auditorium’sContinue Reading

Spotlight on Gavin Degraw!!☺☺

Spotlight on Gavin Degraw!!☺☺

  Years before “I Don’t Want to Be” propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music — whereContinue Reading

More U.K.Soul/Thumbs Up!!

More U.K.Soul/Thumbs Up!!

Smoove and Turrell is a UK duo that has been getting some buzz over the past year or so. Consisting of Jonathan Scott Watson (known as Smoove) and John Turrell, the duo combines elements of classic R&B and Funk to give a fresh new sound that has been labeled “UK Northern Funk.” read more

Welcome to the U.S. Deb

Welcome to the U.S. Deb

In many cases in marketing an artist, their music is way too often compartmentalized to the point of frankly sheer frustration. But, for the sake of presenting a complete package deal, especially regarding a new talent, the musician’s publicist and their team are still obligated to reel in fans with an attractive catch phrase inContinue Reading

From The U.K. With Soul

From The U.K. With Soul

MOBO nominated singer- songwriter, Natalie Williams, is an essential fixture in UK music. With her incredible all star 10 piece band she is in the 7th year of running and hosting her monthly residency, Soul Family Sundays, at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where she has featured the likes of Lalah Hathaway, Jamie Cullum, David RyanContinue Reading

Exciting New Chinese Neo-soul Jazz Group

Exciting New Chinese Neo-soul Jazz Group

  Debuting their unique amalgam of soul, jazz, pop and some blues to the homegrown music scene is The Steve McQueens. They recently released their album Einstein Moments at Blu Jaz Cafe last week, which we’re sure will be on spin a lot. We talk to this NeoVintage Soul outfit about their beginnings, their ownContinue Reading