Monday 9 September 2019

Blue-in-Green:PODCAST #26: Simon Allen of The New Mastersounds

Welcome to Episode #26 of the Blue-in-Green:PODCAST which sees Imran secure time with drummer and co-founder of The New Mastersounds, Simon Allen. And there's a lot to celebrate from this year marking the band's 20th year together and the imminent release of 'Shake It' serving as their 13th studio album! 

But for the funk & soul quartet known as The New Mastersounds – it’s a fairly standard measure for a veracious band with a tireless work ethic.  Spearheaded by the singles 'Let's Go Back', 'Kings & Queens' and 'Taking Me Down', 'Shake It' looks set to be another standout release from the collective comprising Eddie Roberts (guitar), Simon Allen (drums), Joe Tatton (keyboards) and Pete Shand (bass), and now also aligning with US vocalist Lamar Williams Jr who rounds the album out beautifully, also making this a stunning debut for the first record through Roberts' Color Red label.

A genuine pleasure to have been able to share time with Simon for a great episode which we hope you'll enjoy!

The New Mastersounds are celebrating the new album and their 20th year together with two special UK shows which you can purchase tickets for here:

Buy tickets for Friday Sep.13th at London's Jazz Cafe:
Buy tickets for Friday Sep. 20th at The Wardrobe in Leeds:

The Blue-in-Green:PODCAST unveils new episodes on the first, second and third Mondays of the month. This podcast series runs in conjunction with the online radio station, Blue-in-Green:RADIO which celebrates 21st century soul, jazz, funk, Latin & hip-hop music. These shows are designed to give you some insight into the incredible range of talented presenters we're so lucky to host from all over the world and to geek out musically with us.

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