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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Big stars arrive for Stephen Appiah’s final farewell

first_imgCelebrated former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will later today bring the curtain down on what has been an illustrious football career spanning two decades.Appiah, who qualified Ghana to her maiden appearance at the senior FIFA World Cup in 2006 is expected to be joined by some of the most accomplished footballers of his generation at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday for a farewell game.There was a colorful fund raising dinner at the Banquet Hall of the State house on Friday.Big football stars such as Yaya Toure, Samuel Eto, George Weah, Drogba, Del Piero and many others have all confirmed their participation, according to organizers of the event, Primeval Media.In a statement announcing the retirement earlier in January, Appiah said he was retiring with “a great measure of fulfillment”.He added: “I wish this day never came because football was life- my life. It made me whole.” A star studded Stephen Appiah XI made up of Richard Olele Kingson, LaryeaKingson, John Paintsil, Micheal Essien, SulleyMuntari, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Samuel Eto’Ó Fils, Roberto Baggio, Nigel Dejong and George Boateng.Peter Ofori Quaye, Godwin Attram, Emmanuel Adebayor will play, too, against the Black Stars in a Testimonial match aimed at honouring Appiah after calling time off his career.In related development, rates for the game have been released. Organisers of the Stephen Appiah Testimonial Match, Primeval Media have released the rates for the match fixed for Saturday, June 27, at the Accra Sports Stadium.A statement from Communications Directorate said, the Popular Stand will go for GHS 10.00, with the Osu Stand going for GHS 20.00.According to the statement, the VIP Lower will go for GHS 30.00, whilst the VIP Upper will go for GHS 50.00 with VVIP going for GHS 100.00.The dinner Samuel Eto’o (above, pictured with Appiah) made a $50,000 donation to the Appiah Foundation at the State House during the plush dinner while Asamoah Gyan gave $60,000.Business Chedar offered 100,000 cedis ($23,000) and a younger brother of President Mahama gave 50,000 cedis ($12000).–last_img read more

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RSA SHUTTLE BUS MAKES A STOP AT ST.EUNAN’S

first_imgThe RSA shuttle bus at St Eunans.The senior students of Saint Eunan’s College participated in a class with a difference. The school’s Student Council arranged for the Road Safety Authority Shuttle bus to come between last Monday 17th and Wednesday 18th of November.It was booked months in advance by the Student Council who felt it was important to educate students more about road safety. By Evan Mc Croary, Kieron Clarke. Photos by Nathanael GiddeyStudents from Transition, Fifth and Sixth year all had the opportunity to test their hazard perception skills on the motorbike simulator, practice their driving skills on the driving simulator, test their break reaction time, do a mock driving theory exam, and enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience.The RSA shuttle bus’ main aim is to provide the general and targeted audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety. The shuttle includes a presentation area, with lectern, projector, screen and seating to hold twenty five people.Students also had the option to experience the roll over simulator which replicates the motion of a car crash by rotating 360 degrees slowly in a car suspended above the ground. The overall reaction was extremely positive as the students of the college enjoyed this practical learning opportunity.The Student Council found it very worthwhile and would highly recommend booking it again. They received great feedback from students who were involved.It was described as ‘a memorable experience’ that ‘really makes you think about the dangers on the roads and the importance of road safety.’RSA SHUTTLE BUS MAKES A STOP AT ST.EUNAN’S was last modified: November 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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