ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘THE RESURRECTED TOUR’ ON SALE: 29TH AUGUST 2017 TOUR STARTS 6TH APRIL 2018

Praised by critics for having a voice with the same grain and range as Otis Redding, Alexander O’Neal came to prominence as an RnB singer in both the US and UK territories with a stream of hits that included ‘If You Were Here Tonight’, ‘Saturday Love’, ‘Never Knew Love Like This’ & ‘Fake’.

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Meresha Opens The Door With New EP ‘Enter the Dreamland’

Indie singer, mult-instrumentalist, and producer, Meresha successfully takes influences from a diverse range of artists including Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Freddie Mercury, Hayley Williams, Prince, and Björk – with the result her own unique sound.

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Joe Fin – ‘Love Sick’

Feel the force of the voice that is, Joe Fin. Joe Fin has unleashed his unique flavour of funk pop in the form of his […]

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BACK TO BASICS – Earwig’s Lizard McGee Goes Acoustic For New Solo Album And Maiden British Tour Dates

Earwig mainman Lizard McGee is heading to the UK this month to play a series of shows in support of new solo album Spooky Jets At A Distance. […]

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING – Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito Rocks Bush Hall

A sultry steamy night in West London provided the perfect backdrop as Oakland’s finest Fantastic Negrito brought a touch of California to W12.

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SAINT OR SINGER? – Fantastic Negrito’s ‘Long Road’ To Redemption

From street hustler to pseudo student, illegal nightclub impresario to black roots troubadour – Fantastic Negrito is the ultimate performance artist.

Since leaving home at 12, it could be said that his whole life has been a performance of defiance, reinvention and now perhaps redemption.

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Meresha – ‘My Love Has Come’

Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, Meresha moved to the US with her family with only one thing in mind: stardom. Influenced by artists such […]

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TOGETHER APART – Maverick Producer Dean Garcia On His New Transatlantic Collaboration With Preston Maddox of The Bloody Knives

Dean Garcia tells Matt Catchpole about the making of What We Want, working with his daughter and the tantalising prospect of reuniting with Curve’s Toni Halliday.

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Steve Young – More Than a Troubadour

We introduced Steve Young to readers of Essentially Pop a few weeks back with his moving tribute to Prince. Now we’ve caught up with him about his forthcoming debut album, ‘Troubadour’ (watch out for our review as well).

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Essential Covers : Steve Young – ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ (Prince Cover)

British Country singer songwriter Steve Young covers Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in honour of the singer’s death yesterday.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Siobhán Shiels

Siobhán Shiels from Great White Lies gives us her Essential Weekly Playlist.

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Spotify, Social Media & the Modern Musician

Prince has deactivated all his social media accounts, including removing much of what he has had on YouTube and SoundCloud. His two most recent albums […]

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