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Shakatak release a CD & DVD box set to mark their 40th anniversary.

Formed in 1980, Shakatak have been entertaining the world wiyth their unique blend of jazz funk for 40 years and thery're marking the occasion with an anniversary tour and the release of a comprehensive box set featuring 3 cds and a dvd CD1 contains the first 20 years...

Bill Sharpe of Shakatak

Ex BBC studio manager Bill Sharpe made his first recording with his group Tracks in 1978 before going on to form the legendary band Shakatak in 1980. Since then Bill has released 40 albums in as many years with Shakatak, plus collaborations with Gary Newman, Annabella...

Dr. Ira Raibon

Ira is a multi-instrumentalist who at the age of 14 years began teaching music and arranging scores professionally.  His first recording, as the General Soul Assembly, saw him share studios with Los Angeles outfit King George and The Fabulous Souls with whom he went...

Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar

Singer, songwriter, actor and choreographer Jeffrey Daniel amassed over 100 gold, silver and platignum awards with Shalamar. Here Jeffrey discusses his career which began as a dancer on the iconic TV show soul train, his pivotal role in pop sensations Shalamar,...

Dwayne ‘Loc’ Lomax of The Detroit Emeralds

Freelance drummer Dwayne 'Loc' Lomax has spent his life beating the rhythm for industry legends such as Bobby Womack, Millie Jackson, David Ruffin, and Martha Reeves to name but a few.  Now, at the request of former lead singer James Mitchell, Loc has stepped forward...

Stefan Taylor of The Signatures

Despite being just 27 years old Stefan has shared the spotlight with some of the biggest influencers of soul music including Tommy Hunt, Gloria Jones, Dean Parrish, Brenda Holloway, Sidney Barnes and many many more. Here Stefan chats about life with The Signatures and...

Nekita Waller

Nekita Waller is many things, singer, songwriter, arranger, mentor and, in her role of State Troubador, she's the official singer for the state of Connecticut Her debut release on UK label six nine records sold out almost on pre-order and now Nekita is working hard on...

Robert Upchurch of The Trammps

The Trammps, hailing from Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. They had major successes with Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart, Hold Back The Night and, of course, the grammy award winning Disco Inferno. Here, Robert Upchurch recounts his life in music,...

Robert Cotter

New York City was rightly acknowledged to be the disco epicentre of the world in the mid-70s with local talent bubbling beneath as well as above the surface. The Big Apple Band, featuring Robert Cotter, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards was one such group that deserved...

Shirley Jones of The Jones Girls

The Jones Girls burst onto the global music scene in 1979 with their hit single You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else. This was the start of a very successful period at Philadelphia International Ltd during which they released 5 albums, but it didn't start or even...

Shakatak release a CD & DVD box set to mark their 40th anniversary.

Formed in 1980, Shakatak have been entertaining the world wiyth their unique blend of jazz funk for 40 years and thery're marking the occasion with an anniversary tour and the release of a comprehensive box set featuring 3 cds and a dvd CD1 contains the first 20 years...

Bill Sharpe of Shakatak

Ex BBC studio manager Bill Sharpe made his first recording with his group Tracks in 1978 before going on to form the legendary band Shakatak in 1980. Since then Bill has released 40 albums in as many years with Shakatak, plus collaborations with Gary Newman, Annabella...

Dr. Ira Raibon

Ira is a multi-instrumentalist who at the age of 14 years began teaching music and arranging scores professionally.  His first recording, as the General Soul Assembly, saw him share studios with Los Angeles outfit King George and The Fabulous Souls with whom he went...

Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar

Singer, songwriter, actor and choreographer Jeffrey Daniel amassed over 100 gold, silver and platignum awards with Shalamar. Here Jeffrey discusses his career which began as a dancer on the iconic TV show soul train, his pivotal role in pop sensations Shalamar,...

Dwayne ‘Loc’ Lomax of The Detroit Emeralds

Freelance drummer Dwayne 'Loc' Lomax has spent his life beating the rhythm for industry legends such as Bobby Womack, Millie Jackson, David Ruffin, and Martha Reeves to name but a few.  Now, at the request of former lead singer James Mitchell, Loc has stepped forward...

Stefan Taylor of The Signatures

Despite being just 27 years old Stefan has shared the spotlight with some of the biggest influencers of soul music including Tommy Hunt, Gloria Jones, Dean Parrish, Brenda Holloway, Sidney Barnes and many many more. Here Stefan chats about life with The Signatures and...

Nekita Waller

Nekita Waller is many things, singer, songwriter, arranger, mentor and, in her role of State Troubador, she's the official singer for the state of Connecticut Her debut release on UK label six nine records sold out almost on pre-order and now Nekita is working hard on...

Robert Upchurch of The Trammps

The Trammps, hailing from Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. They had major successes with Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart, Hold Back The Night and, of course, the grammy award winning Disco Inferno. Here, Robert Upchurch recounts his life in music,...

Robert Cotter

New York City was rightly acknowledged to be the disco epicentre of the world in the mid-70s with local talent bubbling beneath as well as above the surface. The Big Apple Band, featuring Robert Cotter, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards was one such group that deserved...

Shirley Jones of The Jones Girls

The Jones Girls burst onto the global music scene in 1979 with their hit single You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else. This was the start of a very successful period at Philadelphia International Ltd during which they released 5 albums, but it didn't start or even...

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The Manhattans are back with a brand new LP

The Manhattans are back with a brand new LP

The Manhattans, among of the great soul vocal groups of the past half century, have returned with their first all new album in nearly two decades. Gerald Alston, Troy May, and David Tyson have been touring together since a 1993 group reunion (with group co-founder...

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Bill Sharpe of Shakatak

Bill Sharpe of Shakatak

Ex BBC studio manager Bill Sharpe made his first recording with his group Tracks in 1978 before going on to form the legendary band Shakatak in 1980. Since then Bill has released 40 albums in as many years with Shakatak, plus collaborations with Gary Newman, Annabella...

read more
Dr. Ira Raibon

Dr. Ira Raibon

Ira is a multi-instrumentalist who at the age of 14 years began teaching music and arranging scores professionally.  His first recording, as the General Soul Assembly, saw him share studios with Los Angeles outfit King George and The Fabulous Souls with whom he went...

read more
Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar

Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar

Singer, songwriter, actor and choreographer Jeffrey Daniel amassed over 100 gold, silver and platignum awards with Shalamar. Here Jeffrey discusses his career which began as a dancer on the iconic TV show soul train, his pivotal role in pop sensations Shalamar,...

read more
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