Yorkshireman John Newman writes and performs full, groove-laden melodies, with a contemporary soul sound. His wonderfully unique gruff voice; mellow yet powerful, accompanies highly enigmatic performances and draw comparisons to some of the soul past greats, as well as contemporaries Plan B, Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson.
Having just released his debut album 'Tribute', which includes the number 1 single 'Love Me Again', and equally delightful follow-up “Cheating”, John has created a unique and exclusive playlist covering some of his influences and favourite songs, which is listed below along with John's comments.
Saturday Night, Sex, Drugs, Funk n Soul
1. Funky Intro - Badboe
The perfect way to start any night out
2. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye
No playlist would be complete with out a bit of Marvin
3. Beggin - Frankie Vali & The Four Seasons
So good, so much soul, an absolute classic
4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
It's Stevie! Such a great tune
5. Express Yourself - Charles Wright
sampled by NWA, the original is still fantastic
6. Tom Jones - She's A Lady
Tom Jones has soul!
7. Too Hot To Stop (pt. 1.) - The Bar-Kays
Massive funk vibes from the Bar-Kays
8. One Day - Kings Go Forth
Just listen to that drumming!
9. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
The Stones doing sexy late night disco!
10. I Want You Back - Jackson 5
If this doesn't get you dancing nothing will