The British Collective debuts on Soul Thursday
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The long awaited debut album of some of the finest male soul singers the UK has ever produced is finally here. The outstanding and world renowned talents of Don-E, Junior Giscombe, Leee John, Noel McKoy and Omar Lyefook are joined by other UK notables, namely, Andrew Roachford, Alex Charles, Errol Reid, Glen Goldsmith, Paul Johnson, Rick Clarke, Sinclair, Hughie Crawford and Donovan Blackwood, for this seminal album in British Soul Music History.
✦ The British Collective (TBC) have already had a No.1 hit on 3 national UK Soul Charts, with the song “Love Me Tonight”, purely on airplay, as the track has not been released in any format.
✦ TBC also reached No.2 on the UK Soul Chart with their first and only release to date ‘Romantic’.
✦ As individual artists, they have amalgamated over 70 million record sells globally.
✦ These legends are amongst the authentic torch bearers of their genre, Godfathers of British Soul.
The British Collective, Vol.1 The Renaissance Begins…is urban sophistication at its very best. The stellar vocals combined with distinctly British soul production accents, gives us an offering that feels familiar but at the same time, fresh and contemporary. The album is littered with memorable hooks and melodies, which is in no short measure, attributable to the substantive combined years they have put into refining their craft as artists, songwriters and producers.
TBC, have an exciting 18 months ahead of them, with various festival dates both in the UK and overseas already in the diary in anticipation of this debut album. Further, collaborations with other UK Soul Legends are already in progress as well as the nurturing of young talent that will pick up the mantle of these UK Soul Legends.
The British Collective are at the forefront of a ‘British Soul Renaissance’ , this album is recognition of the exceptional role they have played in keeping this unique, authentically British genre alive.
“It’s more than just music, it’s a movement.”