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Music News
Gabrielle – Greatest Live
.Due, they are telling us, to high demand for tickets, UK pop-soul survivor Gabrielle has announced an additional London date to her UK tour in October and November 2016.
The new show will take place at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday, November 16.

Kingvention 2016: Dangerous Times
 .The 2016 edition of Kingvention, the first European convention dedicated entirely to pop legend Michael Jackson, will take place in London on September 10.
Set within the Park Plaza Hotel directly opposite Victoria Station....
Leeds Carnival Preparing To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
AS THE countdown to the Leeds West Indian Carnival gets into swing, Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival extravaganza is preparing to transform the streets of the city into an explosion of colour.

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Featured Male Artist Of The Month

Tenor Fly
Tenor Fly was a British singer and rapper who rose to prominence in the ragga movement of the early 1990s.

Born Jonathan Sutter, Fly had been a member of Freestylers and has worked as a solo artist. Fly had been active in the music business since 1988, and was best known for his work with other artists, such as Rebel MC, Top Cat, Barrington Levy, and Sir Coxson Sound.
Fly died suddenly on 17 June 2016.

London label Nice Up! Records summed up Fly's life with a statement: "Without a doubt one of the legends of the soundsystem scene here in the UK and a talent that spread across the world. From dancehall, reggae and hip hop to jungle, his style and influence cannot be understated—an original roughneck rudeboy. Not only a consummate artist and performer, but a genuinely nice guy too. We don't use the term 'legend' lightly."
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Featured Female Artist Of The Month

Janet  Kay
Janet Kay, was born Janet Kay Bogle (the first of 6 children) in London to Jamaican parents, Clifton and Monica Bogle. Janet is a descendant of the Jamaican National Hero the Rt Excellent Deacon Paul Bogle.
As a sixties child, Janet was exposed to the singing greats, especially those from the Tamla Motown stable and as a result of the exposure and inspiration, Janet's love for singing was born.
In 1977, whilst in Secretarial College, Janet was invited by her school friend Sonia Ferguson (who recorded a cover version of Smokey Robinson's 'Oh Baby Baby' in the late 70's) to a band rehearsal. Destiny saw to it that band member Tony Gad heard Janet singing in the rehearsal room. He was so impressed with the sweetness of Janet's voice that he introduced her to the reggae legend, the Late Great Alton Ellis.

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That meeting resulted in Janet recording a cover version of Minnie Ripperton's'Loving You' (produced by Alton Ellis), which became a reggae smash hit spending many weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts.
The following year, 1978, saw Janet record 2 more cover versions, 'I Do Love You' and 'That's What Friends Are For', again, both spending weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts.
In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the first British born black female to have a reggae song at the top of the British charts. The song 'Silly Games', (produced by Dennis Bovell) was a hit not only in the UK but also in Europe. Janet's history making has been recorded in the Music Guiness Book of Records.


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