Tag Archives: blues

Wilko Johnson photo by Leif Laaksonen

Wilko Johnson Band Royal Albert Hall Anniversary Celebrations

‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ announced Rhythm ‘n’ blues guitar ace Wilko Johnson after recovering from major surgery; an operation that previously he believed could not even take place having been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2012. Yet seemingly this unstoppable force is ready to jettison across a stage sawing away at his faithful telecaster once more with a ...

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Ash Wilson – Broken Machine

Featuring members of King King and Chaka Khan’s band, alongside his brother Phil producing, co-writing and playing drums, on this his debut album, Ash Wilson mixes rock, blues and pop in a manner that while mainstream friendly packs a solid punch. Fuzzed feedback notes stir over a chugging chain-gang rhythm  for the blues rock ‘Show Me How To Love You’ ...

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Sari Schorr photo by Laurence Harvey

Sari Schorr Speaks Out!

Sari Schorr is A Force OF Nature – It’s implied in the title of her debut album, released on Manhaton Records. Play it or go one better and catch Sari Schorr & The Engine Room live and it becomes a reality. Not only has the lady got one hell of a voice, but you’ll find she has something to say ...

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Review: CJ Orazi – It Ain’t All Unicorns And Rainbows

Quite often, I receive unexpected emails with a new release in my inbox from an extremely reliable PR company, Polymath PR. I am forever getting new music to listen to and give my opinion on in reviews that is both appreciated my them, but also the bands that work with them, and that really is something that keeps you going ...

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King King

King King + Broken Witt Rebels: The Robin 2, 2017

The Robin 2 is heaving, packed to the rafters and Broken Witt Rebels looked dwarfed by the whole affair. This despite the fact they’ve grown up a lot in the last year. Still young, but a little worldlier; less running around manically, more concentrating on the music. Fortunately, tonight’s crowd seem familiar with that part of the equation, and where ...

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Matt Anderson - Honest Man

Review: Matt Andersen – Honest Man

Award-winning Canadian singer/acoustic guitarist Matt Andersen has some voice. Deep and resonate, it’s warm and draws you in ensuring you listen to what he has to sing about. He can bellow and roar out loud too, not often enough some might say, but there are definitely two sides of the coin being presented here. Aside from Andersen’s voice, Honest Man ...

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Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen Announces Solo UK & European Tour

Multi award-winning R & B & blues singer/songwriter Matt Andersen will be leaving his native Canada for an intimate solo tour across Europe, taking in UK dates, to showcase his new album, Honest Man. Honest Man follows up Anderson’s JUNO Award nominated Weightless and is said to find “the songwriter pushing himself into new territory”. The album was produced in New York with Commissioner ...

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Erja Lyytinen

Erja Lyytinen – New Studio Album Stolen Hearts

On Friday 7th April Erja Lyytinen will release her 10th studio album Stolen Hearts through Tuohi Records. Dubbed “The Finnish slide goddess” by The Blues Magazine from those tracks heard so far it sounds like Lyytinen is mining a hard rock vein on Stolen Hearts this time round. It is the first new album from Lyytinen since her Elmore James tribute The Sky Is Crying caused a radio ...

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Ash-Wilson photo by Phil Wilson

Ash Wilson Debut Broken Machine

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ash Wilson will release his debut album Broken Machine on Friday 21st April through Wilson Brothers Music in association with Cadiz Music Distribution. Described as a “watershed achievement” for Wilson, Broken Dream is said to cover a variety of musical styles, each with the blues at their core. Multi award-winning UK Blues Hall Of Fame inductee Wayne Proctor, (King King, Ben Poole, Stevie Nimmo), ...

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room Spring Tour

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room Spring Tour

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room follow the critical success of their debut album, A Force Of Nature, and tour dates last September with an extensive UK outing that will see them playing up and down the country from March through to May. “We’re really looking forward to coming back to the UK to perform songs from the new album ...

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