Before 9pm, Music, R&B

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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

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

Alice Gasson

The singer-songwriter from Manchester performs her soul and R&B material.

The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Thu 21 Aug

£3 / 0161 834 1392

  • 19:30

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

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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.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Mon 1 Dec

£25 / 0844 847 2514

Tue 2 Dec

£25 / 0844 847 2514

The Junction, Cambridge

Sun 30 Nov

J1

£21 adv / 01223 578000

  • 19:00

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Mon 28 Jul

£40–£60 / 020 7439 0747

  • 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

£40–£60 / 020 7439 0747

  • 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

£40–£60 / 020 7439 0747

  • 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 2 Aug

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

£12.50 / 0151 559 3773

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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

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

Thu 31 Jul

Two

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Two

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Blu Velvet

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

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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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

Bringing Back The Memories

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

Masters Winebar, London HA3

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 020 8909 9564

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 020 8909 9564

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 020 8909 9564

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 32 more dates until 25 Mar 2015

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 andLucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Clydeside Soul

A night of soul with Felonious Munk and guest DJs playing soul, motown, Philly and R&B – music for dancing.

Lucky Break Snooker Hall, Clydebank

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0141 941 2052

  • 21:00 – 02:00
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Connor Harris

The singer from Birmingham performs a mix of rap, hip hop, pop and R&B.

O2 Academy Liverpool

Sat 30 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Davido

Singer/producer performing rap and R&B.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sun 14 Sep

£30–£55 / 0844 477 2000

The Ritz, Manchester

Sun 21 Sep

£20 / 0161 236 3234

Debbie Bond

Alabama's own Debbie Bond performs original music with blues, jazz and soul influences.

Brasenose Arms, Banbury

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 01295 750244

  • 21:00 – 23:00

Jericho Tavern, Oxford

Mon 28 Jul

£12 / 01865 311775

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Red Lion, Stevenage

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 01438 351034

  • 20:45 – 22:45

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Deja Groove

The collective of musicians performs a mix of pop and R&B.

The Riverbank Bar & Kitchen, Nottingham

Sat 9 Aug

Phone for prices

  • 21:00 – 02:00

Sat 30 Aug

Phone for prices

  • 21:00 – 02:00

Deke Mcgee Band

Swing and R&B from the saxophonist and his band.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 29 Aug

£10 / 0141 332 2232

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Disco Shed Ft. The Reflex

The Disco Shed fellas return to EC2 from festival-land for one night only with the prince of disco re-edits, Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex.

The Book Club, London EC2A

Sat 16 Aug

£5 / 020 7684 8618

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Discovery 2

Monthly showcase of hotly tipped bands and singers.

Archangel, London W8

Thu 31 Jul

£5–£7 / 020 7938 4137

With The Greasy Slicks, Hawk, K/A/M and Alex Hart.

  • 20:00 – 23:30

Diva

A collective of singers and musicians, including Wayne Hernandez and Sandra Marvin, perform jazz, soul and R&B.

The Hideaway, London SW16

Thu 18 Sep

£15 / 020 8835 7070

  • 21:00

Fri 19 Sep

£15 / 020 8835 7070

  • 21:00

Don-E

The singer from London who had hits in 1990s, performs his soul and R&B material. With support from Heston.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 11 Oct

£15 adv / 0844 847 2514

  • 19:00

Dru Hill

R&B and soul from the 90s group.

KOKO, London NW1

Sun 14 Sep

£25 / 0870 432 5527

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