Alexander O’Neal’s Manchester collab for new single Love Finds A Way

Velmont Records, Grand Northern Recordings
 Release Date: 15th September 2023

Soul legend Alexander O’Neal moved to Manchester a good few years ago, and has worked with Alexander and JV Johnston and their band Mamma Freedom since at least then. New single Love Finds A Way is gorgeously throwback, the band dripping classic sounds all over O’Neal’s timeless vocal. It compares fantastically well to those doing retro soul best – the Daptone, Big Crown and associated crews (in my humble opinion, of course) – and bodes very well for his new album out in 2024, Testament.

I’ll bring you audio from the single as soon as I’m able.

Alexander O’Neal – Lead Vocals
Alexander Johnston – Keys, BVs, Production, Mixer
JV Johnston – Keys Backing Vocals
Christopher J Calcott – Guitars / Lead
Robert Marsh – Flugel Horn
Dan Hudson – Drums
Chris Rogers – Bass
Seren Devismes – Backing Vocals
Kristin Hoesin – Backing Vocals


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