Before 9pm, Music, R&B

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Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

The Melbourne-based duo performs hip hop and beatbox.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Dairy Room

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Dairy Room

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Groove Band

Latin jazz spiced up with improv.

La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£4–£6 / 0141 581 3401

  • 20:30 – 23:30

Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

Cambridge Junction

Sun 30 Nov

J1

£21 adv / 01223 511511

  • 19:00

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Mon 1 Dec

£25 / 0844 847 2514

Tue 2 Dec

£25 / 0844 847 2514

Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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Davido

Singer/producer performing rap and R&B.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£28.12–£45 / 0141 332 2232

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sun 14 Sep

£28.12–£61.87 / 0844 477 2000

With Tiwa Savage.

The Ritz, Manchester

Sun 21 Sep

£20 / 0161 236 3234

Funk Connection

Aberdeen's take-no-prisoners 10-piece funk and R&B outfit plays classic funk, soul and disco hits from James Brown, Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Chic, the Commodores, Kool and the Gang and many, many more.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 30 Aug

£11 / 01224 642230

  • 20:00

Justin Currie

The singer-songwriter and ex-Del Amitri frontman performs urban-inspired pop-rock.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 10 Nov

£22 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 17 Nov

£20 / 01527 577330

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Bush Hall, London W12

Tue 18 Nov

£22.50 / 020 8222 6955

Wed 19 Nov

£22.50 / 020 8222 6955

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Lyrically Gifted

Musical showcase featuring hip-hop, grime, R&B, spoken word artists, acoustic vocalists and beatboxers.

The Water Rats, London WC1X

Sun 14 Sep

£5 / 020 3589 5983

  • 19:00 – 23:00
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The Maddest Carnival Warm Up

Club night which serves as a warm-up for the Notting Hill Carnival. Featuring Silver Star Sound, Mr General, DJ Djahman and more.

Fridge Bar, London SW2

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 020 7326 5100

  • 21:00 – 04:00

Pharrell Williams

The highly successful producer and collaborator strikes out on his own, blending hip hop, R&B and pop sounds.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Thu 9 Oct

£41–£53 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 10 Oct

£41–£53 / 0844 856 0202

Phones 4u Arena, Manchester

Tue 9 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 847 8000

Soul Poppin

DJ Kev Smith and Martin Law present a premier soul night, with flavourings of R&B, funk and beat.

River, Glasgow

Fri 29 Aug

£5

  • 11:00 – 03:00

Alexander O'Neal

Soul and R&B from the American singer, known for the 1980s hits If You Were Here Tonight, Criticize and Saturday Love.

The Green Room, Liverpool

Fri 19 Sep

£25 / 0151 922 7771

  • 18:30

Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 26 Sep

£40 / 0191 222 0130

  • 21:00

Sat 27 Sep

£40 / 0191 222 0130

  • 21:00

The Jam House, Birmingham

Wed 24 Sep

£20

  • 20:30

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Algebra Blesset

The singer from Atlanta performs her R&B material. With support from Sulpacio Jones, Eliah, Dolla Lova, Imaani.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 28 Sep

£20 / 0844 847 2514

  • 19:00
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Annastasia Baker

Commercial pop and R&B by the London-based singer and one-time X Factor contestant.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 14 Sep

£20 / 0844 847 2514

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

The veteran American singer-songwriter performs an upbeat mix of soul, R&B and rock'n'roll hoodoo.

The Boileroom, Guildford

Sun 23 Nov

£12.50 adv / 01483 440022

  • 19:00

The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 13 Nov

£12.50 / 0191 230 4474

  • 20:00

East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

Wed 19 Nov

£14.50 / 0151 559 3773

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

The veteran American singer-songwriter performs an upbeat mix of soul and R&B. With support from The Dustaphonics.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 22 Nov

£16.50 / 0844 847 2514

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Blackpool Tower Weekender

A weekend of northern soul, Motown and modern dance grooves. See how the experts move at the Blackpool Hilton World Northern Soul Dance competition and try replicate their moves on the dancefloor.

Blackpool Tower

Fri 7 Nov

£39 / 0871 222 9929

  • 15:00 – 00:00

Sat 8 Nov

£39 / 0871 222 9929

  • 15:00 – 00:00

Sun 9 Nov

£39 / 0871 222 9929

  • 15:00 – 00:00

Mon 10 Nov

£39 / 0871 222 9929

  • 15:00 – 00:00

Boyz II Men

Overwrought male R&B vocal harmony group from the States, fond of grasping the air and clutching their chests while they emote. Formerly a quartet Boyz II Men are best known for their soulful ballads including 'End of the Road', 'I'll Make Love to You' and 'One Sweet Day' performed with R&B songstress Mariah…

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 7 Dec

£30–£40

IndigO2, London SE10

Fri 5 Dec

£40.29–£79.59 / 0871 220 0260

On sale Fri 27 Jun

O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 4 Dec

£30 / 0121 622 8250

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Bringing Back The Memories

Reggae, soul, funky house, dancehall, rare groove, roots and revival night with DJ Love Sensation.

Masters Winebar, London HA3

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 020 8909 9564

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 8909 9564

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 020 8909 9564

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 28 more dates until 25 Mar 2015

Bristol Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival

Rock and blues festival with headliners Climax Blues Band supported by Doña Oxford, Innes Sibun, Albany Down and more.

The Tunnels, Bristol

Sun 21 Sep

£23; £19 adv / 0845 177 0801

  • 14:00 – 22:00

B'spoke

Soul and R&B covers band.

The Jam House, Birmingham

Fri 21 Nov

£8; £5 before 10pm / 0121 200 3030

  • 21:00

Sat 22 Nov

£8; £5 before 9pm / 0121 200 3030

  • 21:00

Chester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

With an awesome line up and some of the hottest names in the business stepping on stage, this is one music festival not to miss. Featuring headliner Steve Cropper alongside Animals and Friends, Billy Walton Band, The Hitman Blues Band and the New York City Horns, Mākuini and Lucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Chrisette Michele

American R&B singer-songwriter.

O2 Academy Islington, London N1

Sun 7 Dec

£25 / 0844 477 2000

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