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Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
NEWS: Blossoms new album and 200 tour

NEWS: Blossoms new album and 2020 tour

Blossoms have revealed the details of their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces. Set for release on January 31, 2020, Foolish Loving Spaces is the follow up to the band’s 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features recent single…

NEWS: Xoliso – Shingwanyana - rare album release

NEWS: Xoliso – Shingwanyana – rare album release

In association with Sharp Flat Records, BBE Records are delighted to reissue ‘Shingwanyana’ by Xoliso, a rare as hen’s teeth Afrocentric psych outlier from 1974 via the northeast fringe of Pretoria, South Africa. Building on the influence of acclaimed avant-gardists…

NEWS: Miyasaka + 5 – Animals Garden rare album

The fifth release in the BBE Music J Jazz Masterclass Series has the perfect combination of rarity and exceptional musicality that inspires seasoned collectors to break out in a sweat. ‘Animals Garden’ by Miyasaka + 5 was originally issued in…

NEWS: Tim Holehouse new album and tour news

NEWS: Tim Holehouse new album and tour news

Blues journeyman, Tim Holehouse has announced a host of new UK and European tour dates to accompany the release of his new album ‘Come’ this November on Aaahh!!! Real Records. The prolific singer-songwriter will be taking in shows across England,…

REVIEW: Corduroy - Winky Wagon

REVIEW: Corduroy – Winky Wagon

Winky Wagon is a compilation of rare fruits of Corduroys labours following their 3 legendary albums released via Acid Jazz records. This new collection, released via Well Suspect records, is an ever so slight diversion from the usual well versed…

REVIEW: James Taylor Quarter – A Bigger Picture

REVIEW: James Taylor Quarter – A Bigger Picture

The James Taylor Quartet never fail to deliver the goods. Since branching out in the late 80’s with a unique brand of soundtrack mixed with jazz, funk and blues covers plus the odd original piece they are at the top…

Sidiku Buari: Disco Soccer - album review

REVIEW: Sidiku Buari: Disco Soccer – album review

When you put together the 70’s shoes of John Travolta and the wizardry of Mardonna you might be able to picture the latest release by BBE Records entitled Disco Soccer by sportsman turned musician Sidiku Buari. Featuring a bonanza of…

REVIEW: The Beatles - Abbey Road 50th Anniversary

REVIEW: The Beatles – Abbey Road 50th Anniversary

The Beatles Abbey Road is no doubt one of the all-time great artistically revered masterpieces since it was first released back in the late 60’s. There’s pop, rock, opera, rockabilly, jazz, blues and so much more that the fabs lovingly…