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Date City Venue Country
07/06/19 Ockley Vann Fest United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Vann Farm. In aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
12/07/19 Rutland Grainstore Brewery Beer Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Oakham.
13/07/19 Birmingham Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival United Kingdom
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Moseley Park.
15/07/19 London Pizza Express Live United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £18. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 99 High Holborn.
16/07/19 Broadstairs, CT10 1QQ, Kent Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 9 Ramsgate Road.
23/07/19 Coulsdon CR5 2NF Tuesday Night Music Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £11. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 194 Brighton Road.
23/07/19 Coulsdon CR5 2NF Tuesday Night Music Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £11. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 194 Brighton Road.
26/07/19 Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £20. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Civic Centre, Bellfarm Lane. Friday night line up : JAMES & BLACK 7:30 PM | DANI WILDE BAND 8:30 PM | SAM KELLY ‘S STATION HOUSE 9:30 PM
27/07/19 Lulworth, Dorset Camp Bestival United Kingdom
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Lulworth Castle. Exact timing tbc Buy Tickets
28/07/19 Cornwall Port Eliot Festival United Kingdom
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: St. Germans. Exact timings tbc Buy Tickets
30/07/19 Ashburton, Newton Abbot Ashburton Arts Centre United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: West Street.
31/07/19 Penzance, Cornwall The Acorn United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Parade Street.
01/08/19 Salterton, Devon Otterton Mill United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Otterton.
02/08/19 St. Giles-in-the-Wood, Devon Elevation 593 Festival United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Cranford Cross Farm.
03/08/19 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre for the Arts United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Altwood Road.
04/08/19 Mold North Wales Blues & Soul Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane. Exact timing tbc
23/08/19 Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NP The Great British R&B Festival United Kingdom
Time: 7:25pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Crown Way. Playing at The Muni 19.25 – 20.25
24/08/19 22210 La Chèze, Côtes d'Armor Blues au Château France
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. James & Black (duo) 18.00 – 19.30
25/08/19 22210 La Chèze, Côtes d'Armor Blues au Château France
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. James & Black (band) 16.30 – 18.00
31/08/19 Cranleigh The Secret Widget Festival United Kingdom
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Hurtwood Polo Club, Horsham Lane.
07/09/19 East Sussex Big Green Cardigan Festival 2017 United Kingdom
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Hawkhurst Road, Sedlescombe. Part of the 20th Anniversary UK Tour Buy Tickets
27/09/19 Birmingham Pizza Express Live United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: £18. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: The Waters Edge, Brindley Place, Broad Street.

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Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since. The roots of their music definitely spring from the tradition of Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback. The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs. For this duo though, it is all about the musical canvas being the dirt for the flowers, so to speak – fertile soil for the tune itself to grow.

Since relocating to Europe in the summer of 2012, James & Black have laid a foundation in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain and now France playing close to 150 shows per year and covering over 350,000km in the process. They have supported Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara in Leiden NL at Summer Jazz, Candy Dulfer in Amsterdam at Vondel Park, performed at the Porretta Soul Festival three times now in Porreta Terme, Italy along side artists such as Bobby Rush and Lattimore, Clay Hammond, performed at the Enclave de Aguas in Soria, Spain along side Lee Fields and Nikki Hill, performed at the Barcelona International Jazz Festival, and have supported New Yorkers, the Slackers, throughout Germany and Austria. In April this year they performed at the Baltic Soul Weekender with Sister Sledge, Lenny Williams and CeCe Penniston near Hamburg, Germany and  played a tribute to Allen Toussaint at the Porretta Soul Festival in July.  James and Black also appeared at the Peer Blues festival in 2017 along side ZZ Top, Jools Holland and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

James & Black have released a live album, recorded in Belgium (2012) at the famous “N9” club as well as their first studio album, “How Long is Now” recorded in Italy released in May of 2015. “James & Black – Live at La Chappelle” was also released in November 2016 and features Felix Sabal Lecco, Nicolas Thys, DJ Phil Ross.

The duo released their second studio album, “This Time”, produced by Jean-Pol Van Ham at Magnet Studios in Bruxelles BE, in July 2017 and continue to tour this in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Netherlands.  Their debut tour in the UK during September 2018 was a massive success and we look forward to their return in 2019.  Festivals and other show bookings are now being confirmed.

James & Black begin working on their new album in January 2019.  Stay tuned!