Category Archives: PAST EVENTS

SOUL FREEDOM LIVE AT THE FRINGE, OUR LAST ONE FOR A WHILE!

Our last Soul Freedom Live  at The Fringe in Clifton,  took place on Friday 7th March with Charmzz the First, Ciara Daniels and Rozaya Hopkins and The Thorns.

We haven’t gone for good, but taking a sabbatical to work on new projects .

Once again we were joined by Charmzz the First. definitely one to watch in the future as his vocals mature. Look out for more new material from him in the next coming months and the new talent of beat boxer Ciara, who is also working on new material.  Ciara is also one of our Passion Radio crew on Wednesdays so don’t forget 7-9pm every wednesday UK time on http://www.passionradiobristol.com.

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Rozaya and Ben Woodward on Keys. 

Rozaya Hopkins  and the  Thorns are  fast becoming a tight, powerful  and exciting  band to go and see.  Rozaya  is developing into a  very powerful singer,  songwriter, strong vocals and great stage presence.

Soul Freedom Ladies

Our last Soul Freedom Live event at the Fringe for a while
Our last Soul Freedom Live event at the Fringe for a while

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BRISTOL PRIDE FESTIVAL 13 JULY 2013

Rozaya Hopkins
Rozaya Hopkins

 

Bristol Pride 2013
Bristol Pride 2013

As July  continued to be  a busy month ,  on an extremely hot day in July we made our way down to  the colourful  and transformed Castle Park, Bristol, where Rozaya Hopkins and The Thorns,  performed to a sun drenched crowd during  Bristol Pride 2013.

Rozaya is introduced by the Hostess!
Rozaya is introduced by the Hostess!
Pride Festival
Ben Woodward on keys, Rozaya vocals, backing Beki and Vicki

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Richie Davis - Congars
Richie Davis – Congars

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Rozaya and James B (BeatDen)
Rozaya and James B (BeatDen)
"Petals" Vicki Anderson and Beki Wills
“Petals” Vicki Anderson and Beki Wills
Ben Woodward, Keys , Stephen C  Campbell, Bass
Ben Woodward, Keys , Stephen C Campbell, Bass

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Rozaya and the Thorns
Rozaya and the Thorns

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Rozaya Hopkins and the Thorns at the very red Louisiana

Saturday, saw the welcome return of Rozaya  performing with her band, The Thorns, Ben J Woodward (Keys), Richard Davis(Congars), Stephen C Campbell (Bass) and on drums JAMA’S Steve Laffy at the somewhat RED LOUISIANA.

Here check this out and see what I mean!

The stage is redder than Richie's congars.
The stage is redder than Richie’s congars.

Live..Rozaya shows what a vesatile performer she is with a number of self-penned songs, such as “days are passing” and “angel”, classics such as Street Life, a rendition of  Erykah Badu’s   Tyrone, and her mashup of Rudimental’s Waiting all Night.

The event was courtesy of Jelli records, with local Bristol band Muff Said and Jelli Records‘ Bashema with special thanks to Steve Paarkhouse.

Ben WOODWARD

Bass
Bass

Stephen C Campbell

Vocals
Vocals

Ben and Steve

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Vocals
Congars
Congars
Congars
Congars

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Richard on congars and Rozaya on vocals
Richard on congars and Rozaya on vocals

SOUL FREEDOM LIVE MONTHLY NIGHTS 1 Launch Party 8 February 2013

Launch Party Friday 8th  February 2013

Although short notice  and a bit of a trial run, this was to become the   pre-cursor to the series which would take place on the first Fridays of each month and to introduce our regular performers. This first night featured   artwork inspired by soul with Christelle Jones and Beki Wills.

L-R Rozaya Hopkins, Zion Flex and Mike Ashley
L-R Rozaya Hopkins, Zion Flex and Mike Ashley

Artists 

Rozaya Hopkins 

Zion Flex

DJ/Beats Mike Ashley

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Since the launch party we have been extremely privileged to have the services of Damien Michael Polly of Your Music Productions, who videos the performances and edits them for us.

Check this video out of the highlights from the Launch Party.

Soul Freedom Live VIDEO – FEBRUARY edited by Your Music Productions 

 

Soul FREEDOM LIVE FRIDAY 1 MARCH 2013 AARON DOUGLAS, IAN PERRY, SKRILLA UGQ, ROZAYA HOPKINS AND ZION FLEX

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Our first official Soul Freedom Live, and an acoustic night featuring Bristol based artists  Aaron Douglas, making waves across the South west and beyond     His featured song was to make it to Rhythm and Soul Radio New York City featured playlist, hosted by DJ Dan.CE… but more on that later and Bristol ‘s own singer/songwriter Ian Perry.

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Aaron Douglas

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Richie Davis on congars
Richie Davis on congars

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Aaron Douglas at Soul Freedom Live
Aaron Douglas at Soul Freedom Live

Soul Freedom likes to incorporate other creative outlets for expression and we invited, local and extremely talented artist Solly Solomon, to showcase some of her work. This artist is destined for big things!

Solly Solmon
Solly Solmon

It was also to be the first appearance of many by  the  super talented   Underground Queen  herself, Skrilla UGQ.

Skrilla UGQ went on to develop Anonymous Media with her partner  which is well worth checking out.  

“Welcome to Anonymous Media Uk a new Entertainment Website in the UK. Here at #AMUK we aim to bring you the best in UK Urban Culture, Entertainment, Music, Videos, Fashion and exclusive contents. ”

Check out all the links below.

Doing good things for artists and musicians. 

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Twitter https://twitter.com/AnonymousMedia1

Website: AMUK

Facebook: Anonymous Media

Our host Rozaya  Hopkins performed with her band, The Thorns . It was also the first appearance of the Soul Freedom Cake.

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Rozaya Hopkins
Rozaya Hopkins

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Zion Flex provided a free styling interlude with Mike Ashely on beats.

BASKERVILLE JONES – SOUL FREEDOM LIVE DECEMBER 2013 with JROKKA, BEATDEN,STORM,CHARMZZ 1 AND CIARA D

Soul Freedom has had many outstanding artists performing with us over the last year and it was fitting that we finished 2013 with a fantastic performer from Nashville via LA , the lead singer with the REBIRTH, BASKERVILLE JONES.   she delighted and amazed both the audience, ourselves, and the band and we just loved her FAT SANTA.

SOUL FREEDOM LIVE DECEMBER 2013
SOUL FREEDOM LIVE
DECEMBER 2013

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Baskerville Jones, live at the Fringe Clifton, Bristol with Soul Freedom Live
Baskerville Jones, live at the Fringe Clifton, Bristol with Soul Freedom Live

 

Not only we treated to our headline artist Baskerville Jones,  there was so much talent in the room, anyone who missed this night should be kicking themselves.

Having seen Ciara  D, perform at another event,  we were very excited to get her show her skills at Soul Freedom. She is skilled, versatile and down to earth. . A talent in the making and one to watch.

CIARA D at Soul Freedom Live
CIARA D at Soul Freedom Live

CIARA D AT THE SOULFREEDOM LIVE click on link to see video footage of Ciara Daniel filmed by YourMusicProductions 2013

Charmzz 1,  with his second consecutive performance at Soul Freedom  is charming his way to the ladies. A first time outing with a full live band and he held his own, this falsetto singer has the potential to just get better and better.  Watch out for more performances with CHARMZZ 1.

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CHARMZZ 1 performing at Soul Freedom Live
CHARMZZ 1 performing at Soul Freedom Live

 

Click on the link to see video footage of CHARMZZ1

VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE ENERGETIC JROKKA WITH BEAT DEN

These boys sure know how to get the crowd jumping!

Please check back for more photos and information regarding these artists!  Having to radio show now, so I’ll finish this when I get back !!!!

VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL STORM

Video footage as always was filmed by Your Music Productions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JROKKA AND BEATDEN AT SOUL FREEDOM  LIVE
JROKKA AND BEATDEN AT SOUL FREEDOM LIVE