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A Spotlight on UK Soul – Part Three

Beverley Knight’s new album, Soul UK, is a collection of classic British soul songs from the last thirty years. The UK might not be the first place that music fans think of when it comes to soul music, but this nation has produced world-beating soul songs and songwriters.

A spotlight on early UK Soul – Pt. 2

Soul UK – Beverley Knight’s new album, celebrates some of the classic songs written by talented UK songwriters. Soul UK focuses on the 1980s and 90s, a period when British soul came into its own. M looks at more of the songs of Soul UK in part two of our spotlight on early UK soul.…

A spotlight on early UK Soul

Beverley Knight’s new album, Soul UK, is a collection of covers that pays homage to a certain period of the 1980s/1990s which was hailed as an emergence for UK soul in its own right. For those of you not old enough to remember the original songs, here’s a quick guide to the tracks that helped define an era.

Featured Artist – Adian Coker

22-year-old Adian Coker, born and raised in Woolwich South London, made a sizeable impression on the underground scene in UK Hip-Hop with his debut mixtape, The Colour Of Magic, released in October 2010.

Errol Linton performs Love You True

Errol Linton is one of London's hidden treasures. Developing and performing his brand of reggae-blues fusion to thousands by busking in London’s underground, the Brixton harmonica blaster, singer and songwriter has made a living playing his highly original and distinctive Brixton blues for two decades.

Featured Artist – Smith & Royal

Smith & Royal is a sound like no other and is the unmissable act set to smash into the big time in 2011. Boiling with ideas, energy and passion and taking the best pop, roots, swing & dance, Smith & Royal is feel good pop music that will make you dance.…

Make It Happen 6 – Beverley Knight on songwriting

UK soul singer Beverley Knight knows a thing or two about writing songs. She's been in the business for 16 years, released six studio albums and has just released her seventh, Soul UK, which features covers of British soul songs that inspired Knight whilst she was growing up. Here, Beverley provides a few tips to help out budding songwriters.

Random Impulse live performance

Random Impulse gives us a special raw, stripped-back live taster of new song On A Roll. The rapper fuses grime, indie and rap to great effect. Random Impulse's influences include Jack White, Alex Turner and Jay-Z.