This Weeks Featured Artist – Aretha Franklin 1942 to 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording […]

This Weeks Featured Artist – The Milk Men

The Milk Men are a band made up from the cream of British R’n’B talent and pedigree. Bringing together members of the legendary Pirates, and British Blues Award-nominated the Mustangs, The Milk Men have been tearing up venues and festivals all over the UK with their dynamic, white hot versions of classic blues tunes, alongside […]

This Weeks Featured Artist – AJ Plug

Dutch blues singer AJ Plug (Alexandra Jolanda Plug) was born and raised in a small fishing village off the West Coast of Holland. AJ wanted to be a singer for as long as she can remember and joined a Dutch church choir. Her time in the choir was short lived as there were too many complaints about […]

This Weeks Featured Artist – Anthony Gomes

Anthony Gomes (born May 14, 1970, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian blues and blues rock guitarist and singer. He was born to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother. After his 1998 debut album release Blues in Technicolor, he began touring the United States and Canada and he has since recorded eight more albums. Gomes resides in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, playing a fusion […]

This Weeks Featured Artist – Kaleo

Kaleo is an Icelandic blues/rock band that formed at Mosfellsbær in 2012. It consists of lead vocalist and guitarist JJ Julius Son (Jökull Júlíusson), drummer David Antonsson, bassist Daniel Kristjansson, and lead guitarist Rubin Pollock. They have released two studio albums, Kaleo (2013) and A/B (2016), as well as an EP, Glasshouse (2013). A/B has […]

Next Weeks Featured Artist

18 year old ‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie, has an insightful musical expression emerging from his body, and the only explanation is an old soul residing within! He has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound, with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. There is no question […]

Death of a Blues Legend

Once again we have to say goodbye to a Blues Legend. Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater died of heart failure at the tender age of 83. The Chief, born Edward Harrington in 1935 in Mississippi, died in his hometown of Skokie, his label, Alligator Records, said in a statement. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated: “Chicago has […]

Shangrla Is Putting it’s Foot Down

Yes Shangrla is about to engage overdrive. We have formed some realistic short and long term goals for the future  and are about to open a new Patreon page. As followers of Shangrla Radio, I would like to hear your comments, ideas and feedback on our soon to be published Patreon page. You can take […]

Former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley dies

Chuck Mosley, the original lead singer of Faith No More, has died at the age of 57. Mosley’s family released the following statement: After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in […]

NO!! Stop right now!!

Geez Tom Petty! I can barely handle this! So many of the artists that have provided the soundtrack to my life are passing. He was just 2 years older than me. Well what can I say! I am completely gutted! Talking of soundtracks to life; here’s an open appeal to #John Mayall … Just don’t! […]

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