In 2007, I went to show my support for Type & JB at Native. On that particular night a few other artists were also on the bill and this is where I first heard Phil King and Beth Rowley. The grand finale of the night was the Roots Elevation band, with the legendary Type Sun on production & JB Love on vocals. Shadz and Nicole Jackson also made guest appearances on the band’s set.
Each person made a huge impact on me and made the night truly memorable. They’ve all come a long way since then and I’m very pleased for each one of them and wish them the best of luck with their budding career’s.
In Part 1 of ‘Bristol Soul’ I bring to you the talent I saw performing on that special night. The footage below is not all from the same night and are taken by others.
The song I adore most is ‘Leaves’, here is Phil performing it live (what a heart throb!):
For more songs and info, check out Phil’s profile on m32connections
Her voice is quite haunting in person, I had chills listening to her at the gig. She’s such a huge, huge talent. Imagine my glee when some years later catching a tube in London the walls were swamped with her album posters everywhere. Go girl!
Type & JB with the Roots Elevation Band
Here are the snippets I recorded of the night on my phone, Type is on the Drums and JB is of course singing. Shadz is also on stage backing up JB.
To listen to the songs in better quality, check the m32connections profile.
I absolutely love Type’s music and I have to give him huge props. I had this video mailed to me a while ago, it's a video for a performing arts dancer 'Wilkie' but Type produced the track, WARNING - it's a deep one. let it load up, turn the lights down & let your breathing settle...=]
When I heard this, I was literally speechless... it was like listening to Jazzanova or Cinematic Orchestra or something! Type deserves HUGE Props!!!
To check out more on Type, click here
Type is working on his new album so watch out for that and there's a strong chance JB will be on there too. They had worked on so much together in the past, it would be a shame if it went to waste so fingers crossed we see some Type & JB tracks on there.
Many of you will know Shadz very well as he’s making big waves in the Bristol circuit. He is now the front man for the Roots Elevation band, meanwhile JB is pursuing his acting career (you might remember him in Adulthood) anyway, Shadz is working extremely hard. Not only is he a member of the band, he is a solo artist in his own right and also member to two other crews ‘Statix’ and ‘Central Spillz’. A couple of tunes of his have been released under M4 Records and ISP and I’m so proud of his progress.
Here is a clip of Shadz the night I saw him on stage with Type & JB:
See how he has progressed with Roots Elevation now:
Truly AMAZING! I love it.
For more info check out Shadz here
And the very last person I will mention in today’s blog is Nicole Jackson. She also came on stage with the Roots Elevation band to perform alongside JB & Shadz with the track entitled ‘Let me know’. I don’t have live footage of this song but you can check Types myspace to listen to it.
In the meantime, check out this vocal by Nicole in her bedroom:
Does she look familiar to you? Well that’s because she was on this years X-Factor and made it to the judges house:
I'm sure she'd rather forget that clip but I thought she was amazing and call me biased but I still think Dani should have picked Nicole for the finals!
For more info on Nicole, click here