Sunday, 20 March 2016

CORINNE BAILEY RAE – SINGLE REVIEW

Corinne Bailey Rae – Green Aphrodisiac 
Corinne Bailey Rae - Green Aphrodisiac


Release Date: Out Now

I am so, so pleased to have Corinne Bailey Rae back on the musical agenda. CBR was always one of those genuinely talented artists who suffered some tragedy and bad luck at a key point in her career which could have seen her become nothing more than a foot note. But genuine talent always comes through in the end and a new album along with some serious touring (much of it with Lionel Richie) sees our heroine back in the frame, without a doubt. ‘Green Aphrodisiac’ is the first tune from the new album and it is just beautiful. That soft voice that preceded the likes of Laure Mvula is unfolded upon a luxurious bed of gentle organs and sparkling keys before a sexy beat kicks in and suddenly this is a full blown jazz-funk slow jam. Corrine’s voice is effortless but exceptional at the same time which is a clear sign of someone born to do it, as Craig David once said. Just in time for lazy, summery Sunday afternoon chillaxing, one of the greatest British voices ever returns and I can already feel the grass between my toes. Blissful.



Live Dates:

7th April – Tabernacle, London
30th April – Live at Leeds, Leeds
1st May – Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham
20th May – Non-Commvention, Philadelphia
22nd May – U Street Music Hall, Washington
24th May – Mercury Lounge, New York
25th May – National Sawdust, Brooklyn
29th May – Seoul Jazz Festival, Korea
2nd June – The Triple Door, Seattle
3rd June – Mississippi Studios, Portland
6th June – The Independent, San Francisco
9th June – The Lyric Theatre, Los Angeles
10th June – The Lyric Theatre, Los Angeles
14th June – Eden Sessions, St Austell
15th June – Eden Sessions, St Austell
18th June – Liberty Stadium, Swansea
19th June – Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay
22nd June – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
25th June – Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
26th June – Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
28th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester
29th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2nd July – The O2, London
3rd July – The O2, London
6th July – The O2, London
7th July – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
9th July – Cornbury Music Festival, Chipping Norton
23rd July – Punchestown Music Festival, Kildare

29th July – Blue Balls Festival, Luzern

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