Tag Archives: blues

Guy Griffin

Interview with QUIREBOYS at Ramblin’ Man Fair

English hard rock band QUIREBOYS have been ultra-busy releasing an album a year since signing with ‘Off Yer Rocka’ and releasing Beautiful Curse in 2013. And in between a teaser EP expected this autumn and a fresh studio album perhaps in 2018, the lads are set to release a collection of iconic blues tunes on an album titled White Trash ...

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Robin Trower by Laurence Harvey

Robin Trower – Time And Emotion

Recent years have seen a series of blues-orientated albums being released in a rather rapid succession from Robin Trower. It’s not as if the legendary guitarist has anything to prove, but if he’s prepared to serve up master classes in guitar virtuosity it’s worth my while sitting back and having a good listen. Time And Emotion isn’t necessarily just more ...

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Beth Hart photo by Liz Aiken

Exclusive Beth Hart Solo shows in Beautiful Settings

Having wowed audiences last year with her critically acclaimed Fire On The Floor tour, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart will be returning to the UK later this year to perform three exclusive solo concerts in what that will be in somewhat unusual but decidedly  beautiful settings. The concerts will take place in Leeds Town Hall (Monday 30th October), The Forum, Bath (Wednesday 1st November) and Coventry Cathedral (Friday 3rd November). ...

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Nikka Costa - Underneath & In Between

Nikka Costa – Underneath And In Between

Nikka Costa has opened as special guest for such diverse acts as The Police, Coldplay, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, and Prince, the latter with whom she’s written songs as she has with Eric Clapton. She’s also headlined worldwide on her own and had hits, having made her first record when she was only eight years old back in 1980. That her father ...

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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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