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The Excitement builds for return of 1960s soul

The Excitement builds for return of 1960s soul

THE sound and fervour of 1960s soul and rhythm'n'blues will fill Glasgow venue Broadcast on Sunday courtesy of Spanish soul music obsessives The Excitements.

Formed in Barcelona in 2010, the group led by guitarist Adrià Gual and bassist Daniel Segura, realised their ambition to follow in their Stax Records heroes' footsteps when they encountered Koko-Jean Davis, a Mozambique-born singer with the voice to evoke the spirit of celebration that fuelled the American R&B soundtrack to the 1960s social and cultural revolution.

They tour the UK following the release of their new album, Sometimes Too Much Ain't Enough.

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Harper to play in church venue

MUSIC promoters Sphere, who bring high quality classical and traditional music to Renfield St Stephen's church in Bath Street, Glasgow, have announced their March-June schedule of lunchtime and evening concerts.

It includes music from the Scottish, Gaelic and piping traditions with leading Scottish harper Karen Marshalsay this Saturday and violin and accordion duo Ad Libitum on Friday, April 4.

Violinist Tamas Fejes plays Bach partitas on Saturday April 5 and recent Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama graduate Gina Baker plays solo piano works by Debussy and Brahms on Saturday May 17. Full programme available at facebook.com/S phereRSS

Lynch double album release

Head honcho of the Lost Map label and former mainstay of Fence Records, The Pictish Trail (aka singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch) has signed to London independent Moshi Moshi, who will release his two albums to date - Secret Soundz Vol 1 & 2 - as a double album on June 9.

The bumper release will be available in various formats including limited-edition 12" gatefold vinyl, gatefold CD and digitally. The Pictish Trail plays a DJ set with Lost Map labelmates Kid Canaveral, Randolph's Leap and Tuff Love at Edinburgh's Hidden Door Festival on March 31.

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