PREMIERE: Watch Con Brio & The London Souls Tear Up This Sam Cooke Cover Live

first_imgOut of New York, The London Souls are a blues-rock duo composed of guitarist Tash Neal and drummer Chris St. Hilaire, and the two have been enchanting audiences with their explosive live performances for nearly a decade. It seems as though Con Brio functions as an almost perfect inverse of The London Souls. Where the London Souls are reminiscent of the raw musical stylings of the Black Keys, Con Brio, and particularly the group’s charismatic singer and frontman Ziek McCarter, evokes psychedelia-drenched James Brown and Otis Redding. And while The London Souls have a decade of performance under their belt, Con Brio is a relatively new project out of San Francisco, with the band dropping their debut LP Paradise last summer.Con Brio Covers Stevie Wonder While Cruising Over The Golden Gate Bridge [Watch]Despite these surface-level differences, both Con Brio and The London Souls have taken the music world by storm as of late. Both acts offer up music that taps straight into the heart, and both have similarly been wowing crowds across the country with their uplifting and fiery performances. At the tail end of the summer, Con Brio and The London Souls teamed up for a joint six-date tour across the East Coast in promotion of a collaborative 7-inch vinyl featuring tracks “All Over Me” and “Certain Appeal”.This joint project is somewhat of a long time coming considering The London Souls’ drummer St. Hilaire and Con Brio bassist Jonathan Kirchner have been friends since childhood. As told by Kirchner, “Chris and Tash and I go back to high school days in New York. They were always the baddest musicians I knew, so to get to play shows together all these years later—and of course to have them sit in and rip it on a couple songs—was a total dream come true.”Watch The London Souls Obliterate Their Late Night Jazz Fest Set [Video]Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a live pro-shot video of the two band’s collaborative tour—a joint rendition of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me” for a performance at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on August 23rd. Kirchner gave more context to the performance, “[Con Brio saxophonist Marcus Stephens] gets the nod for suggesting the Sam Cooke cover a couple days before this video was shot. We ran it once in soundcheck and then just went for it. They’re such natural musicians it was a breeze to throw together, and you could tell the crowd really responded to the spontaneity of it.”You can watch the video for yourself below to get a taste of what these two powerhouse performers can do when they join forces.You can find out more information about Con Brio on their website and about The London Souls on their website.Upcoming Con Brio Tour Dates12/27/2017   Harlows – Sacramento12/28/2017   Moe’s – Santa Cruz12/29/2017   Hopmonk – Sebastopol12/30/2017   Swedish American – San Francisco12/31/2017   Swedish American – San Francisco1/13/2018   Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NN1/17-1/22/2018   Jam CruiseUpcoming The London Souls Tour Dates3/7/2018 – The Music of Led Zeppelin – Carnegie Hall – NYC[Photo: Cortney Armitage]last_img read more

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Why Arsene Wenger blocked move for Arsenal transfer target Mario Lemina

first_imgWhy Arsene Wenger blocked move for Arsenal transfer target Mario Lemina Mario Lemina was on Arsenal’s transfer radar two years ago (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Mario Lemina this summer, but the Southampton midfielder might have already been an established member of Arsenal’s midfield were it not for Arsene Wenger.The 25-year-old central midfielder has, according to the Daily Mail, been made available for transfer by Ralph Hassenhuttl who has grown frustrated by the injuries which restricted the Gabon international to just three appearances during the second half of last season.United and Arsenal, both of whom are seeking midfield reinforcements this summer, are said to have made initial enquiries while Leicester City and Atalanta are also said to be monitoring the player’s situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners first identified Lemina as a potential target during the summer of 2017 when he was put up for sale by Juventus.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnder Wenger, Arsenal employed the expertise of analytics company StatDNA to plan their transfer strategy and Lemina was highlighted by a player comparison matrix.According to the Evening Standard, Wenger put the brakes on a move for Lemina, despite receiving several recommendations from within the club, citing a lack of experience.Lemina subsequently went on to sign for Southampton where he has impressed, in spite of his injury troubles. Arsene Wenger was responsible for blocking Arsenal’s move for Mario Lemina (Picture: Getty)Speaking about his future last week, Lemina said: ‘I still have another three years of contract, but it is true that I do not rule out the possibility of seeing something else.‘The last four months have not been easy for me, with my injury. The coach put his team together. I want to start afresh. So why not leave?‘We have very good discussions with the club. We are in agreement. If I don’t feel good in this project, I can leave. They are giving me the opportunity to be able to go elsewhere.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jul 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link346Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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