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MARSHA AMBROSIUS – LONDON UK 2012 – LIVE SHOWS – UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand a second London, UK Marsha Ambrosius show has been added for December 2012. Marsha Ambrosius Live At IAH, London, N1 on Wednesday December 19th 2012, … Continue reading

Maidstone Mela – Festival Of Music, Food And Dance At Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent: Sunday September 9th 2012

MAIDSTONE MELA FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, FOOD & DANCE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th 2012

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Maidstone Mela Festival Of Music, Food & Dance 2012 – a celebration of
the multi-cultural diversity of Maidstone & Kent featuring music, food
& dance from around the world presented by artists & people from the
local communities of Maidstone & Kent. Inc. music, food & dance from
India, Africa, Ireland, Finland, Nepal, England & more. Headline acts
inc. Punjabi By Nature, The Magnificent Motown Band. + Keep The Faith Events’ DJ Paul Aaaron spinning grooves from around the globe inc. Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, Soca, Salsa, Samba, Indo-Fusion, Flamenco and UKSoul + a special Northern Soul set to compliment the Magnificent Motown Band.
A great, free-entry family day out in the idyllic surroundings of Mote
Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15; 12.30pm – 7.15pm Sunday
September 9th 2012.
All enquiries email: info@keepthefaithful.com | Further info at:
maidstonemela.com  , twitter.com/maidstonemela & keepthefaithevents.com

FULL EVENT INFO:

About Maidstone Mela:
Maidstone Mela celebrates it’s 10th year on Sept 9th 2012.
10 years of celebrating the diversity of Maidstone & Kent through
Music, Food, Dance & Drama from across the globe performed by the many
local communities.
A great, free entry family day out in the idyllic surroundings of Mote
Park, Maidstone, ME15.

Artists performing at the Mela include:
The Maidstone Nepalese Dance Group, the award winning ‘Mandy Ellen
School of Dance’, Finnish group ‘Merenkurkut’,
celebrating the Para-Olympics is ‘Square Pegs Drama Group’ which
features local disabled people, Indian Bhangra from ‘Four by Four
Bhangra’, tomorrow’s local stars – with the winners of ‘Maidstone Got
Talent’, Afro-Caribbean-fusion from ‘Steel Ambition’, music & variety
from local group ‘Harmony’,  + headline acts Bhangra
fusion star ‘PBN’ (Panjabi by Nature) and the ever popular ‘The
Magnificent Motown Band’.
The event is DJ’d by resident Mela local DJ Paul Aaaron of
keepthefaithevents.com Soul Music Org
Around the Mela site will be a variety of stalls and attractions from
around the world & community groups.

Maidstone Mela – A Brief History:
The Maidstone Mela has been running successfully since 2003 attracting
approx 20,000 people each year.  The Mela celebrates the
multi-cultural diversity of Maidstone & Kent through music, food and
dance & was the first multi-cultural Mela in the UK. Maidstone Mela
was the brainchild of former Maidstone Mayor Morelle De’Souza who
wanted a festival to bring all local communities together and
highlight their best talents in light of the global impact of the 9/11
attacks.
The Mela is organised in partnership by Maidstone Borough Council,
Cohesion Plus Kent and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council & The Mela
Advisory Committee inc. local community organisations and partners
including local schools and Kent Police which meets regularly in the
build-up to the Mela.

ESSENTIAL INFO:

DATE: Sunday September 9th 2012

TIMES: 12.30pm – 7.15pm

ADDRESS: Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SX.

TRANSPORT: Maidstone East & West Train

LINK TO MAP: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=Mote+Park&hl=en&geocode=CcaQ0-tRXpmYFfs7DgMdplgIACHzM-VE9j9B3g&mra=ls&sll=51.264708,0.541077&sspn=0.025806,0.052314&ie=UTF8&ll=51.26358,0.550432&spn=0.052956,0.104628&z=14

ENTRY PRICE: Free Entry

AGE LIMIT: No age limit

DRESS CODE: No dress code.

FURTHER INFO: maidstonemela.com , keepthefaithevents.com , twitter.com/maidstonemela
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ANGIE STONE + OMAR Live With KEEP THE FAITH, Live At O2, London: July 23rd 2012

ANGIE STONE + OMAR Live At IndigO2, London: Mon July 23rd 2012

Angie Stone live at IndigO2 at the O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX, 7pm-11pm, with support from UKSoul legend Omar & KTF DJs Paul Aaaron & K15, Fitzroy Da BuzzBoy. Tickets: £25, £27.50, £37.50 & £50 from: www.allthetickets.netMore Info:
” Musical Therapy in association with Keep The Faith Events bring for the very first time to London’s award winning concert venue Indigo2 Greenwich, multiple award winner Miss Angie Stone, in a one off, exclusive concert, where the Queen of Neo Soul will take you on a musical journey taking in all of her hits & previewing tracks off her forthcoming album. Appearing with her own USA band Angie is guaranteed to bring the house down with her Grammy nominated hits “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” “Brotha” “No More Rain” and many many more. Also appearing is special guest UKSoul legend  Omar, alongside Don-E & Wayne Marshall who will be marking the anniversary release of “Sexy Cinderella” from  the late, great UKNeoSoul legend Lyndon David Hall, with a special musical tribute.
Tickets for this soon to be sold out event are available now from
www.allthetickets.net (no booking fee on standing tickets – special early purchase offer til July 16th via allthetickets.net )
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk & all other usual outlets ”

Date: Monday July 23rd

Time: 7pm-11pm

Address: IndigO2, The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX

Ticket Prices: £25, £27.50, £37.50 & £50

Tickets from:
Tel: 0844 844 0002
Ticket Links:
http://www.allthetickets.net/angie-stone-standing/ (No booking fee)
http://www.allthetickets.net/angie-stone-kings-row-balcony-seats/ (Kings Row & Balcony Seats)
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/350048DCD7639314?artistid=772163&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202 (via Ticketmaster)

Line Up:
Angie Stone
With support from: Omar
& DJs Paul Aaaron & K15(Keep The Faith) & Fitzroy Da BuzzBoy(SoulSurvivors)

In association with Keep The Faith Events.
Keep The Faith Events & NeoSoulWW contact info: info@KeepTheFaithEvents.Com , http://keepthefaithevents.com

UKSoulJam ‘Nu Jazz Special’ At Ronnie Scott’s, London, W1 Ft: Kaidi Tatham, Yolanda Charles’ The Deep MO, Heidi Vogel, Bembe Segue, Jazz Bailey, Kate Threfall + More – Sun April 29th 2012



THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT – THANKS FOR BUYING YOUR TICKETS

UKSOULJAM ‘NU JAZZ SPECIAL’ – SUN APRIL 29th At Ronnie Scotts (main room) Frith St, London W1
Ft live: KAIDI TATHAM (4Hero/2000Black)/ Agent K)| YOLANDA CHARLES’ THE DEEP MO(Paul Weller) | HEIDI VOGEL(Defected/ Cinematic Orchestra) | BEMBE SEGUE(4Hero/Bugz In The Attic) | JAZZ BAILEY | KATE THRELFALL | THE NEUTRONICS (House
Band | PAUL AAARON & K15 (KTF resi’ DJs) + Open Jam & More TBA | To Be Filmed By SKY TV. | 6.30pm-Midnight | Tix / Seats: £12.50 – £22.50
From Ronnie Scotts club or online at: http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/822-uksouljam-nu-jazz-ronnie-scotts-special
| All enquiries email: info@keepthefaithful.com | General info at:
http://keepthefaithful.com . Info updates also at http://twitter.com/keepthefaithful & http://www.facebook.com/events/247977405281350 .

More info:

Date: Sun April 29th

Address:
Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club (downstairs main room)
47 Frith Street, Soho, London
W1D 4HT

Time: 6.30pm-Midnight

Price: Seats / tickets from £12.50 to £22.50

Buy Tickets From:
In person at Ronnie Scotts Club
By telephone on: T: +44 (0)20 7439 0747
Or online from Ronnie Scotts website via this link:
http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/822-uksouljam-nu-jazz-ronnie-scotts-special

Line Up:

Live Guests:
KAIDI TATHAM (4Hero / Bugz In The Attic / ‘Agent K’)
YOLANDA CHARLES’ THE DEEP MO
HEIDI VOGEL (Defected / Expansion Records / Cinematic Orchestra)
BEMBE SEGUE (4Hero / 2000Black / MdCL)
JAZZ BAILEY
KATE THRELFALL
+ More acts TBA

+ House Band: THE NEUTRONICS
+ Resident DJs: PAUL AAARON (Groove Lineage / Keep The Faith) & DJ KAY ( K15 / Keep The Faith)
+ Hosted by DEL BLAKE & PAUL AAARON

Event Summary:
UK SOUL JAM: A celebration of UK SOUL featuring the best of London’s &
the UK’s Soul talent. As featured on Sky TV.
UKSoulJam was born at Jazz Cafe Camden, in it’s 6 years of existence
each year the show hosts a spot light on the UK’s Nu-Jazz & Soul-Jazz
talent.
This year the show is thrilled to bring it’s Nu Jazz special to the
legendary Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club.

UK Soul Jam captures the energy and musical talent from London’s
Contemporary Soul Scene. Bringing together singers, players, &
connoisseurs of Neo Soul, Nu Jazz, Credible Hip Hop and RnB,
Brokenbeat, Reggae, Gospel and Soulful House scenes in London. A
platform for new & established artists.
At the end of the event the stage is opened up to the public (Medium
skill level upwards) for an open jam session for singers & musicians
in the house. email info@keepthefaithful.com if you’d like to perform.
Previous surprise guests in our Jam session have inc. Amy Winehouse,
Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar, Nailah & Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry –
make sure you’re on the house to see who will surprise us this
month…
UK SOUL JAM – The ORIGINAL UKSOUL Show.

This Month’s Guests:

KAIDI TATHAM:
Kaidi Tatham is one of the UK’s finest Jazz artists who’s skills range
from multi-instrumentalist, writer, arranger & producer.
Often known for his Nu Jazz, Soulful Dance music & Brokenbeat work
from his major contribution as keys player, multi-intruments,
production & remixes for acts such as 4Hero, Bugz In The Attic, 2000
Black & Mark De Clive Lowe.
An accomplished flute player & pianist he also is in demand on drums &
percussion as well as excelling on bass, guitar & writing for strings
& orchestral arrangements.
In addition to Kaidi’s own great solo releases inc. his dance
production alias ‘Agent K’ Kaidi’s performance, production, writing &
remix credits read like a who’s who of contempory Jazz, Soul, NeoSoul
& Hip Hop inc. artists such as: Macy Gray, Amp Fiddler, Salsoul
Orchestra, Amy Winehouse, Gene Harris, Vikter Duplaix, Fertile Ground,
Soul II Soul, Rhiann Benson, Slum Village, Elzhi, Leroy Burgess, Mr
Scruff, King Britt, IG Culture, Nathan Haines, Kyoto Jazz Massive,
Ivana Santilli, Patricia Marx, Izzi Dunn, DJ Spinna, Bugz in the
Attic, Blakai, Likwid Biskit, Mark De Clive Lowe, 2000 Black, 4 Hero,
Afronaught, Phil Asher, Modaji, Bougie Souliterre, Donnie, Matt Lord,
Mulatu, Silhouette Brown, Lady Alma, Mr Scruff, Eric Lau, Blakai,
Dego, Blu & Blakai.
Kaidi already has two solo albums out + many singles & remixes with a
new album forthcoming this year.
Kaidi’s live sets are unique, distinct, fresh & exciting & we look
forward to hearing a taste of what’s coming on the new album on
UKSoulJam on April 29th at Ronnie Scotts.

YOLANDA CHARLES’ THE DEEP MO:
After starting playing Bass at 15 Yolanda Charles came to prominence
playing for Jimmy Sommerville, & Acid Jazz acts Raw Stylus & Urban
Species. From there led more session work & then to significant time
period playing bass with Paul Weller from his solo career period
onwards.
The artists Yolanda has worked with reads like a who’s who of the
music biz inc.: Paul Weller, BB King, Van Morrison, Michael Jackson,
Jermaine Jackson, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltry,, Marcella
Detroit, Alison Moyet, Desert Eagle Discs, Gabrielle, Robbie Williams,
Carleen Anderson, Shaun Escoffery, , Utada Hikaru, Natasha
Bedingfield, Level 42 & currently Sinead O’Conner.
‘The Deep MO’ is Yolanda’s own band project ft Yolanda on Bass &
vocals. The band bring their own brand
of Acid Jazz tinged UK Funk & fusion.
With an E.P. & single ft. Dee C Lee (of The Style Council) already out
the band have an album due for release this year. The Deep Mo are no
strangers to Ronnie Scotts’ stage & we look forward to hearing their
new album on this Nu-Jazz-Soul special.

HEIDI VOGEL:
Heidi Vogel’s musical range is as wide & diverse as her tours which
have taken her the world over to theatre’s across the USA, Brazil, The
Far East inc. acclaimed festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival at Fuji
Mountain & Coachella in LA, USA to sell out concerts with Gilles
Peterson favourites The Cinematic Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall
in her London home town. Heidi’s music touches on acoustic roots Samba
music style of her Brazilian family heritage to contemporary Soul,
Soulful House & Nu Jazz with releases out on labels such as Defected,
King St Sounds, Duffnote, Slip & Slide, Further Out, SoulHeaven, Ninja
Tune, Counterpoint & Expansion Records. Heidi’s working credits read
like a who’s who of Soul & Dance music working with everyone from
Isaac Hayes, Brand New Heavies to Bob Sinclair’s Africanism. Heidi
returns this time with a great new album! – be in the house to hear
the latest from this relentless UKSoulJam favourite.

BEMBE SEGUE:
Bembe Segue is a phenomenal singer & improviser who’s vocals & writing
skills are found on many great acts recordings, productions & live
work inc.: 4Hero, 2000 Black, Bugz In The Attic, Mark deClive Lowe,
JazzaNova, Blakai, The Politik, Les Nubians, Da Lata, Nicola Conte,
Silhouette Brown , Ty, New Sector Movements to name a few & our
headline artist Kaidi Tatham. Bembe has a distinct vocal sound
influenced from her Latin roots through to the Jazz, Funk, Soul Fusion
sounds she heard growing up in London, just some of the ingredients
that led Bembe to become a key vocalist & contributer to the London Nu
Jazz & Brokenbeat scenes.

JAZZ BAILEY:
Jazz Bailey is one of the UK’s freshest new Soul Jazz artists. With a
dash of NeoSoul Jazz’s organic sounding mix of harmonic Soul & Jazz
the Hackney artist is gaining new fans by the minute. Having several
releases already under his belt and recent work with DJ Vadim we look
forward to what Jazz brings us live next on April 29th.

KATE THRELFALL:
Kate Threlfall is one of our most promising artists from this
generation of UK Jazz artists. Currently a London resident having been
raised in Manchester with a classical and Jazz background Kate has
performed in a variety of music set ups from small groups to the
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Kate sings, plays Piano & also Cello
& has toured the UK extensively with regular gigs in Leeds, Manchester
& Liverpool.
Kate has performed for Jazz FM here in London & also won UK Jazz
Radio’s award for “Best Vocalist” 2010. We look forward to hearing
Kate once again live on April 29th

Youtube & Music Clips Of The Acts Performing On April 29th:

Kaidi Tatham “5ive” album trailer 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOvaW9d-zLo
Kaidi Tatham ‘Agent K’ “Ride Away” ft Carleen Anderson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJe7FQevja0
Bugz In The Attic Ft Kaidi Tatham, Bembe Segue, Mpho Skeef- “Booty La
La” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB3v9amd6SA
4 Hero “Play With The Changes”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV6_l6P7LjY
2000 Black “A Little More”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrtyip254kE
4 Hero “Hold It Down” – Kaidi Tatham Mix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deVC5LC1vcc
2000 Black “Got Me Puzzled” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5JKNri-ek
Kaidi Tatham Live 2010: http://youtu.be/wtTP4bxu8h0
Yolanda Charles’ The Deep MO: http://thedeepmo.bandcamp.com/
Heidi Vogel “Bring Me To Your Life”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9mm6Vu-lvE
Cinematic Orchestra ft Heidi Vogel “Lilac Wine”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-xms9h0Dc
4 Hero Ft Bembe Segue, Kaidi Tatham: “Something In The Way”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSdXFqFUenc
Bugz In The Attic Ft Bembe Segue “Consequences”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBCiqmy9NqY
Jazz Bailey “Sun Harbour” http://soundcloud.com/jazzbailey/a-spark
Kate Threlfall “Lonely” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJKyEXyxitY

Further web info:
http://www.keepthefaithful.com/
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All enquiries please email keepthefaithful@gmail.com.