Tag Archives: blues rock

King King by Martin Tierney (68)

King King & Rhino’s Revenge Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 18th January 2018

Rhino’s Revenge bounce on stage and proceed to spend the next thirty minutes or so keeping us entertained with a brand of British rock packed with lyrical innuendo, working class social commentary, and some beefy meat and potato compositions played with flair, consummate showmanship and passion; starting with the mod moves of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues’ dipping straight into the ...

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Dan Patlansky – Perfection Kills

The pursuit of perfection can be dangerous. Not only can it stiffle creativity it can eradicate the natural beauty that’s already there in favour of a pre-fabricated reality. A sign for our times, the fashion of our modern disposability clique where we reinvent our values to suit our mood.  Dan Patlansky claims the concept behind his brand new album, Perfection ...

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Dan Patlansky Announces Mollie Marriott as Special Guest

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, has announced Mollie Marriott will be appearing as special guest on his upcoming March 2018 UK tour that dovetails with the release of his new studio album Perfection Kills. As previously reported at Ramzine, Perfection Kills is due for release on Friday 2nd February 2018. Patlansky has also released an official music video ...

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Samantha Fish – Belle of The West

Samantha Fish flew into the UK at the tail end of last year and played some blistering blues rock with a terrific live band. She also found time to slot in a few songs from what is her brand new album, Belle Of The West. It couldn’t be more different, country and Cajun blues, a little bluegrass, acoustics and mandolins, ...

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Blind River

Blind River leave an impression after playing free show at The Black Heart

When you have a birthday midweek and hit a good few pubs with friends, there is little more that can top it off perfectly than finding yourself a gig at the weekend. Mine was already pre-planned, having had the pleasure of photographing Blind River early this year supporting Grand Magus where they really left an impression, I found myself really ...

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Laurence Jones Live by Christie Goodwin (11)

Laurence Jones – New Single, Album & Tour

With several major awards under his belt and over 50,000 albums sold across four albums, 25 year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones has been lauded as “one to watch” by all corners of the music industry. Now he’s asking punters to ‘Give Me Your Time’ with his new single and video, taken from his forthcoming 2018 album ...

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JW Jones at The Robin 2: 28th November

Four piece support act The Hand & The Flowers make amiable sounds from onstage, ranging from a crunchy blues rock of the early ZZ Top persuasion on opening number ‘One Is The Truth, The other is A Lie’ to more Rory Gallagher styled rifferama on songs like ‘What You Want’ though their soloing is less frenetic. Most interesting are numbers ...

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Samantha Fish & Rainbreaker: Robin 2 Bilston Wednesday 22nd November

Tonight I am attending the award-winning Robin 2 not quite knowing what to expect and in what is the first of several pleasant surprises I get to experience Shrewsbury four piece Rainbreakers who trade in an alternative rock and blues that flirts with pop, along with a side order of funk and soul. Their mainstream appeal is readily apparent in ...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor & Dan Patlansky – Birmingham Symphony Hall, 20th November 2017

As I stroll up New Street, avoiding transfixed shoppers perusing stalls at Birmingham’s German Christmas Market here in the rain, I’m reminded of the many venues now gone where bands played along this stretch, that and the hotels where their notorious antics took place. Musical acts worked their way up the circuit from Bogarts to the town hall and onto ...

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Raven Cain – Oblivious

Raven Cain – Oblivious

America’s Raven Cain releases his new album Oblivious on 1st December featuring tracks of southern rock with flecks of blues and country added into the mix, making one almighty feel-good rock ‘n’ roll album. Cain’s life reads like a Chuck Palahniuk novel: Raised in an ultra-religious cult, with his mother, a father who was an absent musician and a stepfather ...

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