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Artist: Gedeon Luke and The People
Label: Monocentric Music (US)
Impact date: out now
ROTD featured date: Thursday 30 October 2014

We say

Playing their first-ever UK gig in London last night and performing live on Later...With Jools Holland this week, Gedeon Luke And The People bring that vintage Memphis soul sound bang up to date. This first single comes from the debut album Live Free & Love, set for release early next year, which was recorded in proper old-school style with every track cut live to tape. We hear the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Lenny Kravitz and even Terence Trent D'Arby in Luke's cool vocal delivery, full of passion and gospel influences, with the tight punchy rhythm and horn sections behind him grooving away to create a fantastic positive party vibe. It's a million miles away from the bleakness that surrounded his upbringing of gang violence, poverty and drug abuse in his hometown. So if you missed Wednesday night's Brooklyn Bowl show at London's O2, take a listen and get ready to feel invigorated by the almost-spiritual power of timeless soul and its ability to transport you from modern life's everyday stresses.


Label: Teddy Stacks, Monocentric Music
Press & Online: Dave Woolf/ George Cochran, DWL, +44 (0)20 7436 5529
TV: Pippa Evers, DawBell, +44 (0)20 3327 7111
Club & Specialist: Steve Ripley, Soulfood Music
Management: Teddy Stacks/ Marc Swersky, Monocentric Music

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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