Charles Bradley recently cancelled some tour dates including The Beatyard in Dublin due to health concerns.

It turns out the 67 year-old souls singer has a cancerous tumour in his stomach. Upcoming tour dates will be cancelled, as he needs to take time off for treatment and recovery.

“In the past few months, I have had to cancel a number of shows due to illness, taking me away from my beautiful fans.

My doctors recently discovered a cancerous tumor in my stomach. I’m getting the best medical care and we are all extremely optimistic. I will fight through this like I’ve fought through the many other obstacles in my life.

My upcoming tour dates will be postponed so I can concentrate on healing.

Thank you all for understanding. Music is how I share my love with the world, and the love that my fans have given back brings me so much joy. I look forward to seeing your gorgeous faces soon, and to continue to share my love through music.”

Get well soon Charles.

Posted on October 5th, 2016


The Beatyard, Bodytonic’s festival by the sea on July 20th and 31st has revealed the first few things lined up for Dun Laoghaire harbour during the weekend. They are these:

The Eatyard – in assoc w/ Just Eat
147 Deli | Bread & Bones | The Big Blue Bus | Dublin Doughnut Company | 3FE
Brewtonic Carinvale | Wigwam Rum Bar | Beer-BQ | Jameson Whiskey Bar
Homebrewer’s Cup | Blackcastle Soda Bar | Tippletown
Studioyard – Design, Science & Art
The Bernard Shaw Flea | Sole Food (Sneaker & Apparel Fair) | ADW Art |
Brickbear Clothing | Tasty Threads |

Tickets are €49+fee per day or €79+ fee for the weekend.

**Note this year’s event will be family friendly, particularly on the Sunday with a full dedicated kids area.

Kids 0-2 go Free
Kids 2-12 €5 Day, €10 Weekend
Kids 13-17 No Admittance.

Posted on April 22nd, 2016


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My favourite songs of the past month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below on Spotify and Soundcloud.

The top songs of the month

  1. Bibio – ‘Town and Country’
  2. Kanye West – ‘Ultralight Beam’
  3. Bantum & Loah – ‘Take It’
  4. Daithí & Sinead White – ‘Love On Top’
  5. Waffles – Waffles
  6. Charli XCX – ‘Vroom Vroom’
  7. Monika – Secret In The Dark (Juan Maclean edit)
  8. Polica –  ‘Lime Habit’
  9. Holy Ghost! – ‘Crime Cutz’
  10. Santigold – Banshee
  11. Damien Lynch  – ‘The Heights’
  12. J Dilla – ‘The Introduction’
  13. The Altered Hours – Saviours
  14. King – ‘The Greatest’
  15. The Gloaming – ‘The Hare’
  16. Junior Boys – Big Black Coat
  17. The Invisible – Save You
  18. February & Mars – ‘Secret Storm At The Edge Of Night’
  19. Chinah – ‘Colder’
  20. Pantha Du Prince – ‘The Winter Hymn’ feat. Queens
  21. FKA TWIGS –  ‘Good To Love’
  22. J. Cowhie – ‘Long Way Home’
  23. Wyvern Lingo – ‘Beast At The Door’
  24. White Denim – Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
  25. I Have A Tribe – ‘La Neige’
  26. Charles Bradley – Change for the World
  27. Little Green Cars – ‘Easier Day’
  28. The Natural History Museum – ‘Jeweller’
  29. Overcoats – ‘Nighttime Hunger’
  30. Gold Panda – ‘Time Eater’

Listen on Spotify

Posted on March 2nd, 2016


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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. Here’s what I played on the most recent show.

Listen: Part One | Part Two.

Part One

Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz
Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Nothing Like This
Kelela – Rewind
Bantum & Loah – Take it
Daithí – Love On Top feat. Sinead White
Charles Bradley – Change for the World
Anderson .Paak The Season/Carry Me
Junior Boys – Big Black Coat
Moderat – Reminder
KING – The Greatest
Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes
Flume – Smoke & Retribution (feat. Vince Staples & Kučka)

Part Two

Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Two Can Win
Jaylib – The Red
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
Dilla Ghost Doom – Murder Goons feat. Ghostface Killa
J Dilla – Lazer Gunne Funke
Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Lightworks
The Pharcyde – Drop (Extended Mix)
Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check
A Tribe Called Quest – Get a Hold
Jay Dee aka J Dilla – U-Love
Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Workinonit
Slum Village – Raise It Up
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
The Roots – Dynamite!
Jaylib Raw Shit Ft Talib Kweli
Jay Dee Love Jones
J Dilla Diamonds – The Shining Pt. 1
Jay Dee So Far So Good (featuring Common & D’Angelo)
Jay Dee aka J Dilla Last Donut of the Night

You can listen live on Thursdays to the show on 105.2FM, online, the iOs app, Android app or if you missed it, along with all the other shows, via the listen back section

Posted on February 12th, 2016


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The Body & Soul Festival has announced its first lineup for June 21st-23rd, 2013 Ballinlough Castle in Co.Westmeath today and it’s really starting to feel like Electric Picnic is not going ahead now. The lineup is:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Public Image Ltd (PiL), Solange (more on her later), Kurt Vile and the Violators, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Breton, Willy Mason, Pantha Du Prince, Iron Curtis, Jon Hopkins, Almighty Sion, George FitzGerald, ADULTROCK, Monto, RSAG, Ryan Vail, Fish Go Deep with more TBA.

Tickets for three-day camping for Body & Soul are €139 (up from last year but a full extra day’s programming is included FYI) with bus for €168. Sunday day tickets are €55 with bus for €84. Family campsite tickets are €139 includes 1 adult and two children under 12. Campervan tickets are €50. All the above plus fees of course.

Posted on March 21st, 2013


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It’s a heartwarming story. After years of toiling away, struggling through personal tragedy of his brother’s murder, working as a cook as a fallback and playing in bars, 62 year-old Charles Bradley has finally brought his soulful voice to an audience thanks to Gabriel Roth of Daptone Records (home to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings).

Watch that video above, like all great soul singers, Bradley tells you his life story in a cathartic but affirming way, sweating it all out at every performance. Listen to ‘Heartaches & Pain’ below and let him tell you how how he agonisingly, found out his brother died. Those screams are elemental, necessary. It’s his soul and his heart letting it all out. Soul music is his life. Which is why that weathered classic voice is making people take notice, belatedly yet justifiably.

At 62, No Time For Dreaming is Bradley’s debut album. He plays the Sea Sessions festival in Donegal in June.

Charles Bradley – How Long

Charles Bradley – Heartaches And Pain

Watch a behind the scenes video about Charles Bradley…»

Posted on April 13th, 2011