Wassup R&B family…
Fresh from being released from the shackles of a major label, new independent label owner Tanya Lacey returns with a str8 up banger. Taken from the forthcoming E.P Head Chef which drops October 8th 2012, this is the 2nd single premiered on my R&B show last night.
Singer / Rapper / Songwriter / Producer and all round super talent returns with something a little more potent to make a statement on her own Laceywood Records label and i’m loving it…Wurd
Well here’s the video folks.

Hey R&B family!
Yesterday, i had the massive pleasure of doing a special and exclusive USTREAM interview with the lovely and supremely talented Misha B in celebration of her debut single “HomeRun” available now on itunes!!
Misha also showed her fans some love performing 3 acoustic tracks including the single “HomeRun” and a killer cover of the TLC classic “Unpretty”
This is not to be missed…check out the full interview and performance here!

Hey soulsters,
here’s a little something special i had the privilege of playing first on my R&B show a little way back.
The fantastic Bristolian singer /songwriter Tanya Lacey drops a smooth gem on em, recruiting the word skillz of Kano on the remix just to enhance what was already an absolute peach of a tune.
The video has now landed so check it and get ready to cop the single when it drops July 23rd


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This month signifies the official return of Joss Stone, who played a post-Jubilee show in London after a two-year hiatus from the UK stage. It marks the imminent release of the second volume to her best selling debut “The Soul Sessions”, a decade after the original release.

Recorded in New York and Nashville during two special sessions, Stone collaborated with a selection of renowned musicians including the legendary Ernie Isley for the project. The album features an eclectic mix of Soul classics including “The High Road” originally by Broken Bells, and Joss’ next single “While You’re Out Looking For Sugar”, a cover of The Honey Cone’s track.

Joss, who reunited with her first label S-Curve Records, says of the material; “I really had fun revisiting The Soul Sessions idea and I’m really pleased with the results. I’ve committed long term to my label Stone’d Records, but it felt right to team up with…S-Curve again for this release. I think there are some great songs on the album and I loved performing them with such brilliant musicians.”

The sold out concert, set at the atmospheric Under The Bridge club in Fulham, was the first time the results of Stone’s recent work have been showcased in public, and it was clear that she was relishing the chance to reconnect with her fans, effortlessly blending new material with hits like “You Had Me”.

Taking full ownership of the stage, the BRIT and Grammy recipient appeared in her element throughout the two-hour performance, her demeanour happy, comfortable and vibrant. She joked with the crowd and set the relaxed tone of the evening by apologising for a “wardrobe malfunction” during the first track, sheepishly adding that she’d have to sing the next song “holding my left boob”.

With a career spanning over a decade to date, including success in America and album sales amassing eleven million, it’s hard to believe that Stone is still only 25. Yet it is perhaps precisely this incredible life experience that explains the apparent newfound confidence about her, an authentic sex appeal often the result of genuine self-acceptance.

Emerging bare foot with a sparkly silver dress and loose curls, there was no sign of the infamous fake American accent that grabbed headlines back in 2007. Down to earth yet sassy, her energy could be described as magnetic, but less sultry Lana Del Rey, and more approachable girl next door.

The crowd was certainly transfixed as she wowed them with her powerhouse vocals and interacted with them in an effortless and playful manner. You could almost be forgiven for forgetting that up on stage was one of Britain’s richest musicians under 30, if you were judging on the grounds of humility.

In terms of vocal quality of course, the audience was left in no doubt as to why Joss is one of our generation’s best selling artists, and while she has been a bit quiet of late, it seems she’s finally ready to reclaim her musical crown.

By @AnnaNathanson 

Hey it’s Anna, resident RH blogger. Last week I went down to see StooShe at the Royal Albert Hall, where they shared the bill with the likes of Pixie Lott, JLS and Leona Lewis for the Rays of Sunshine concert. As always they sparkled on the night, and it’s hard to believe that just over three months ago after interviewing them for the Independent, I was watching them at a humble student night in Brighton, and now here they were playing one of the best loved venues in the UK. It’s testament to their talent, spirit and hard work. If you haven’t had a chance to see them yet, you definitely should, in fact they are performing live TONIGHT so take a look at their website for more info. And as if you needed any further convincing, here’s a video they shot recently performing an acappela version of their stunning new single Black Heart, out June 17th.

Words: @AnnaNathanson