Personal Life is a London based jazzy-soul collective formed by Producer Robert Strauss, featuring the classic sounding voice of Stuart Lisbie plus (core members of Amy Winehouse’s touring band) Xantoné Blacq and Nathan Allen

"We believe in a movement of real music, hand made to last the test of time. Reflecting the sounds and values of people during an incredibly inspiring, honest and spiritually elevated period in popular music history"


Much love out to Fitzroy @ Soul Survivors Magazine for including Personal Life alongside some of our favourite artist of all time: Patrice Rushen The Gap Band, George Duke, Steve Arrington, EWF, Brenda Russell, Incognito and Omar on the new ‘Sounds Of Universal Love’ CD compilation - out now on UK’s Expansion Records! Check it out here

PS: The song on the comp is a previously unreleased alternate studio version of one of your favourite Personal Life songs (available exclusively on this compilation)

Limited Edition Vinyl LP / SIGNED COPIES of ‘Morning Light’ 



A beautiful sounding limited edition, first pressing of Personal Life’s critically acclaimed debut album Morning Light…Hand signed by album’s songwriters, Robert Strauss & Stuart Lisbie. 25 signed copies in stock HERE from the Soul Survivors Magazine UK Web shop.

- EU customers can purchase the album from Tokyo Dawn’s web shop now in stock here
- Remaining copies in shops 21st of October

“Likely to be the jazz funk record of the year, if not simply record of the year”  -

“Personal Life’s, Morning Light will become entrenched as one of THE great British soul albums, right up there with Soul II Soul’s debut…yep, it’s that good”

“‘Morning Light stands up well against any soul release of the past fifty years…all the hallmarks of a future classic” 




E2E music feature writer Matthew Daniel interviews Robert Strauss MD of new music group Personal Life.

Personal Life released ‘Morning Light’ a debut album from these newly collaborating musicians. Drawing influences from Joe Sample, Leon Ware, Quincy Jones and many other artists from the jazz, soul and funk era. Check out what Robert Strauss had to say about his new musical adventure. Read more….