The MusicConnex Live Soul City Tour showcases the best independent soul talent from across the globe.
Carol Riddick, a performer whose musical catalogue already includes distinguished artists such as Anthony Hamilton, Will Downing, Kindred the Family Soul and Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff. Having graced stages worldwide, winning admirers with her extraordinary voice and presence, this singer-songwriter is widely regarded for her vocal dexterity, mesmerising performances and genuinely warm personality.
Maryanne Ito effortlessly combines soul, jazz, R&B and hip hop to create her own unique sound. She has already been likened to some of souls heavy hitters by industry insiders, including the amazing Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.
Such is a soul singer who writes simple songs about complex things – loss, love, family, life, friendship and hardship. She connects with audiences emotionally with her clear and soulful voice. Such has featured on numerous UK soul charts, as well as achieving regular airplay on many U.S. radio stations.
Exclusively from Australiaâ€¨: Carmen Hendricks
Having already written and performed with artists from across the globe and performed worldwide, including support slots with both Kanye West and Kelly Rowland, Carmen is fully focused on her own fans cementing her place on the international stage.
Exclusively From Holland: Tristan
Tristan have long been mainstays of the Netherlands’ music scene. Last year their album ‘Full Power’ made waves right across Europe. The set was a great mix of contemporary grooves garnished with flavours from soul’s garlanded past and was chosen by Jazz FM as an ‘Album Of The Week’.
Funky rhythm guitars, Hammonds, Fender Rhodes and synths, plus a rhythm section that has been playing together for decades combine to create feel good vintage Acid Jazz and give singer Evelyn Kallansee the solid ground to make her vocals shine.
DJ support comes from Colin Curtis & JM.
One the greats of British DJing, Colin Curtis has been involved in every phase of its development from northern soul right through to house. He was resident at Blackpool Mecca with Ian Levine in its halcyon period and then went on to run Rafters and Berlin in Manchester.
JM has had the great honour of working with a huge variety of artists from global stars to those just starting out; similarly with a wide variety of DJs who have played at the literally 1000s of club nights he has run over the years. It is quicker to list those he has not worked with than those he has.
He hosts the Mi-Soul.com Friday night show 9pm-11pm.
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.