Tanika Charles & The Wonderfuls
By Kevin Ritchie
Tanika Charles’s classy, self-assured musical persona, Mz. Chawls, is the creative manifestation of all the heartache she’s experienced in life.
“When I’m onstage, I want to be a fierce, strong woman who’s been through all these things,” she says. “But I have to psych myself up to be a different person [when I perform].” http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=181215
Marlow Beat Kings
As the house band at Marlow Records, the Marlow Beat Kings form the entire backbone of the label's music. But in addition to their formidable skills as a house band, on their own they are one of the top instrumental organ trios of today, with their tight, impeccable grooves and impressive stylistic range. In fact, during a single night, you might hear them jump from greasy rhythm & blues to classy hard bop, from skiddish funk to spicy boogaloo, from hypnotic rocksteady to psychedelic rock, all without missing a single beat.