31st October 2016
Wailers bass player, Sonics producer and co-founder/owner of Etiquette Records, John "Buck" Ormsby passed away on 29th October, his 75th birthday. Ace’s Alec Palao mourns the departure of not only a friend, but one of the great rock’n’roll spirits.
31st July 2016
If you’re reading this with no prior knowledge of the Porretta Soul Festival – which is unlikely, as I have been gushing about how good it is pretty much since Ace got its website up and running – you have just missed the 29th edition. Quite a big ‘miss’ if you are a soul and R&B fan, as the weekend of July 21-23 2016 was exceptional to say the least.
18th July 2016
Gary Sanford Paxton passed away peacefully on the night of July 16th 2016, his wife Vicki Sue at his side. His friend Alec Palao recalls the life of the original rock’n’roll maverick.
13th July 2016
All-time funk greats Fatback will be returning to the UK next month with a slightly tweaked line-up and some strong new material.
Bill Curtis assures us they won't be neglecting the classics. "We'll be playing all your 'ole time favorite hits. No show would be complete without (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop, Backstrokin', Money and I Found Lovin'."
7th July 2016
Stax legend William Bell, will be appearing at the Union Chapel tomorrow for a very special UK concert.