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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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JW Jones Interview Exclusive

Award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter JW Jones has been gathering mainstream attention with his last two hit albums, Belmont Boulevard and High Temperature. You can catch him live from November through to December as he tours the UK. However, Paul H Birch caught up JW Jones beforehand, with that revealing interview now featured here at Ramzine. Ramzine: Here’s ...

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In Conversation with Mollie Marriott…

The chances are you’ve seen Mollie Marriott live or on a DVD and never realised it. She’s stood on stage alongside the elite of British rock, from such colossus acts as The Who and The Faces to more modern standard-bearers. That she may have stood to the side amiably singing backing and harmony vocals excuses your oversight while assuring her ...

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Supersonic Blues Machine – Californisoul

Supersonic Blues Machine are probably a name you aren’t familiar with, but it is a name that is known well among a few and for good reason. The band is a formation of three extremely talented musicians that have earned their stripes with much more well known, household name bands. Their first release early 2016, ‘West of Flushing South Frisco’ ...

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Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott – Baby Get It On!

Ahead of their November UK headline tour Bad Touch have got together with the tour’s special guest Mollie Marriott and recorded ‘Baby Get It On’, a special new single released on Monday 23rd October as a free MP3 download. ‘Baby Get It On’ can be downloaded from Planet Rock by clicking here. The song was recorded at Decoy Studios and mastered ...

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Samantha Fish – New Album & UK Tour

Multi-award winning American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Samantha Fish, has a new studio album Belle of the West out on Ruf Records on Friday 17th November 2017 with a nationwide eight date UK tour kicking off at The Stables in Milton Keynes just three days later on Monday 20th. “You should always get outside of the box,” said Fish, on how she approached making Belle of the West. “Challenging yourself is how ...

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Beth Hart Announces April & May 2018 UK Tour

Beth Hart has announced her biggest UK tour to date. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and her band will return to these shores for a 14-date tour of the UK and Ireland in April and May 2018. The tour will start at Dublin’s Vicar Street on Tuesday 10th taking her  through to an already sold out concert at London’s Royal Albert ...

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Mollie Marriott – Truth Is A Wolf

Let’s get this out the way from the start. She’s Steve Marriott’s daughter. The goddamm voice that gave us The Small Faces and Humble Pie. She’s also step-daughter to Joe Brown, one of Great Britain’s original rock ‘n’rollers who’s still going strong to this day. We’re talking rock royalty. Nepotism is something she’s avoided involvement with however. Instead, sticking to ...

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