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Sunday 08 July 2012
It's not one of the great voices, but Betty can lay greater claim to being the voice of "every woman" than, say, Chaka or Aretha.
Saturday 07 July 2012
All the Wright moves as a soul star revisits her roots
Friday 28 October 2011
A cultural conflict between Britain and Australia sparked by the attempted sale of a sacred Aboriginal artefact in Kent looks set to be reignited.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Producer Dave Stewart clearly feels that the best way for the celebrated melon-expeller to get that melon out is to emulate Betty Davis in 1974: make with the histrionic rock-funk-lite, all popping drums, strangulated guitars and anguished sass.
Friday 22 July 2011
Recorded over six days in Nashville with Dave Stewart, the debut release on Joss Stone's own label is, she claims, the first on which she has exerted total creative freedom.
Thursday 30 June 2011
Mick Jagger makes his Urdu singing debut on a new album by a "global supergroup" also featuring the soundtrack composer A R Rahman and Jamaican reggae singer Damian Marley.
Friday 24 June 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Two men arrested over an alleged plot to rob the country home of singer Joss Stone were remanded in custody yesterday.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Singer Joss Stone said she was "getting on with life as normal" today as police questioned two men on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder after being arrested close to the millionaire's home.
Friday 29 October 2010
The People Speak is a documentary film project inspired by American historian Howard Zinn and developed by writer and academic Anthony Arnove. It presents history as told by the people - and in this case a rather illustrious set of them.
Friday 16 July 2010
She's 00-Devon ... West Country soul star Joss Stone was unveiled as the latest Bond girl today.
Friday 07 May 2010
On 2008's Roll with You, Eli "Paperboy" Reed came across like the male equivalent of Joss Stone, a young white soul singer with the requisite blend of fire and ice.
Friday 23 April 2010
It would be easy to imagine, listening to Diane Birch's debut album, that she had spent years keenly studying the same R&B influences that guided her blue-eyed-soul peers Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Duffy.
Friday 09 April 2010
Jeff Beck has to be the most eclectic of the great guitar heroes, rarely restricting himself to a single mode across an entire album, yet without once abandoning the signature touches that enable one to recognise his hand the moment it strays across the strings.
Sunday 06 December 2009
Fans of serious history,start knicker-twistingnow. The Tudors is historicaldrama, which meanshunky Jonathan RhysMeyers can play hulkyHenry VIII, the peasantsare remarkably clean, thedungeons even more so.But this is a merry rompstarting with Henry'smarriage to JaneSeymour and gettingthrough two of his wives.Joss Stone doesn't shameherself as Anne of Clevesand James Frain isa nicely menacingCromwell. Don't use itto revise for GCSEs,though.
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