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 (...)

Gregory Porter: “I feel I have to read something that makes me smarter, which keeps me away from fantasy and fiction.” Photograph: Mauricio Santana/Getty Images

Favourite film? Fences, with Denzel Washington. Film, music and other art forms work to normalise different cultures, and Fences does exactly that. A(...)

 James Vincent McMorrow on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December 2016. Photograph:  Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty

For the first time ever, Trinity College Dublin is hosting the Trinity Summer Series, a number of outdoor gigs that non-Trinity students can attend. U(...)

With the heart-on-the-sleeve tunes, the easy like Sunday morning voice, the could have been a contender back story, and, of course, that hat, Greg(...)

Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble have been forging unexpected connections for 16 years. To innovate presupposes a predilection for risk-taking, and (...)

Gregory Porter: influenced by Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. Photograph: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

I’m apologising to Gregory Porter, trying to convince him that it’s not my usual form to ask musicians about what they are wearing. But Porter is dif(...)

Few expected Settle to turn Disclosure into the biggest noise around in 2013, but all eyes are on the Lawrence brothers as they swing into action w(...)

The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Gregory Porter. In a few short years, the American footballer-turned-singer has gone from unknown bloke in (...)

Greg Wilson (left) at a previous RBMA event

ASHLEY BEEDLE What track have you heard recently, and thought, I wish I’d written that? Gregory Porter, 1960 What?. And is there a trac(...)