"I'm going to do something I never do," confesses Allen Stone. "I've got a song called 'The Fly' I wrote two days ago in my hotel room I'd like to sing to you." It's a courageous and daft act from this resolutely bland American soul singer.
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Sunday 17 February 2013
If appearing on the soundtrack of Grey's Anatomy leads more people to investigate Jamie Lidell's music, they ought to enjoy what they find.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Voted the BBC's Sound of 2012, his breakthrough came with supporting Adele on tour. But the release of his first album is the real litmus test
Thursday 21 April 2011
Jay Kay, the big-hatted funkstar and multi-million record selling lead singer of Jamiroquai, may have released his lowest-selling album to date in Rock Dust Light Star, but his trusted formula of rock, funk and touch of acid-jazz still packs out the 02 Arena, London's biggest venue, with ease.
Friday 08 April 2011
The latest Brit School alumnus to be saddled with the weight of unfair expectations, Katy B blends R&B vocals with the dubstep arrangements of Geeneus, Zinc and Magnetic Man to create a distinctive homegrown UK club sound.
Friday 29 October 2010
In the five years since Dynamite, electro and dubstep have made significant inroads into the dance-pop mainstream, which leaves an old-school full-band funk exercise like Rock Dust Light Star sounding more than a little dated.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Foreign Secretary William Hague has come in for a lot of stick for yet another hat-related fashion faux-pas.
Friday 23 July 2010
Saturday 19 June 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
By the late 1980s, hip-hop acts and producers such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Marley Marl and A Tribe Called Quest had made the connection between jazz and rap. But the American MC Guru went further and helped fuse the two, first with Gang Starr, and most notably with his Jazzmatazz project.
Friday 03 July 2009
There's nothing better, Pandora finds, than a bit of Kazakh sun at this time of year. Jonathan Aitken clearly agrees: he appears to be holidaying there as we speak. Indeed, we hear the one-time jailbird has been touring the country's penal institutions at the invitation of none other than the Kazakh leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Thursday 16 April 2009
A chef who admitted damaging a Ferrari Enzo supercar belonging to Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay was jailed for 20 weeks today.
Friday 03 April 2009
Friday 04 July 2008
The father of an 11-year-old boy who was told that his son was not Jewish enough to be accepted at one of the country's leading Orthodox schools has lost his claim for unlawful discrimination.
Sunday 27 April 2008
OK, I get it, even though it sounds like bad Motown it's actually a clever-clever, 21st-century take on soul and funk music through the ages.
Tuesday 26 February 2008
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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