Roy Ayers

5 results

Willis Earl Beal at the Sugar Club, Dublin.

Mark Murphy would previously describe the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street as his “spiritual home”, so it came as little surprise when he started (...)

George Clinton: coming to a Beatyard near you

The Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire has just released its stage times and site map for this weekend’s festival, which takes over the former ferry (...)

The soundtrack of a modern social movement: Kendrick Lamar.  Photograph: Angelo Merendino/Getty Images

Before reading this article, we recommend you find a comfy seat, open a cold one and click on this Spotify playlist of tunes old and new from the LA (...)

Roy Ayers: One of the most-sampled artists in music history. Photograph: Donna Ward/Getty Images

Roy Ayers grew up in the midst of the southern California black music scene, with musicians such as Barry White and Eddie James. Ayers’s mother sai(...)

Neneh Cherry: the Buffalo Stance lady has been working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) of late. Photograph: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

It can happen just like that. One day you’re another heritage act plodding away two levels above the wedding band circuit.You’ve had your hits, but th(...)