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Errol's Pick

A hot new band with an old sound. That's how our music columnist Errol Nazareth describes St Paul and the Broken Bones who hail from Birmingham, Alabama. The group - comprising six self-described "nerdy looking white boys" and a frontman who looks like Drew Carey but sounds like Al Green - specialize in gospel-rooted soul music that came out of the South in the 60s and 70s. So, yeah, they're all about the horns, air-tight grooves and sweet melodies. But it's Paul Janeway, the band's superlative lead singer, who's the star of the show. As one of his bandmates once said, "When this earth-shaking soul roar comes out of his mouth for the first time, you can always hear the air being sucked out of the room." The music I played today is off their debut album, "Half The City".

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