Tag Archives: rock

Joe Bonamassa by Christie Goodwin

Joe Bonamassa – Live At Carnegie Hall Acoustic Release

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening is the latest offering from the platinum-selling and Grammy nominated blues rock maestro that will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl as of Friday 23rd June 2017, and also available to pre-order. Recorded on January 21-22nd it features Joe Bonamassa performing two unique all-acoustic shows at the New Yourk City’s renowned Carnegie Hall. His band for ...

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biters

Biters release new track ‘Chasin’ The Feeling’ from their upcoming album

Following the earlier release of lead single ‘Stone Cold Love’, Atlanta rock act Biters have unveiled a second single from their upcoming studio release ‘he Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ The album, set for release on 19th May via Earache Records, has been produced by Dan Dixon, and is the follow-up to their 2015 release “Electric Blood”. Biters ...

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Bad Touch by Martin Tierney

Bad Touch & Broken Witt Rebels – Friday 7th April, 02 Academy Birmingham

Let’s get the sour grapes out the way, I’m in a venue that’s notoriously bad about communicating the times bands are due to appear, and when punters do arrive they inevitably complain about the price of a pint. “Tell me where you bury your dreams” sings Bad Touch’s singer Steve Westwood rather aptly as I walk in; the band having ...

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ash wilson - broken machine

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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rising up

EP Review: Rainbreakers – Rise Up

A million years ago, Island Records did a package tour with Crawler, Boxer and Moon, Shrewsbury four piece Rainbreakers recall some of the edgy blues and soul of those bands. They also seemingly liked the ballads they heard on their granddads’ copies of Free’s Highway album and how Simply Red similarly applied such chord structures on their moms’ copies of ...

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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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Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home

Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home

Ray Wilson’s Song For A Friend has proved to be one of my favourite albums of 2016. The former Stiltskin and Genesis frontman delivered an acoustic album of well-crafted personalised songs delivered with expressive emotion. He follows it swiftly with Makes Me Think of Home, a close musical partner that adds electrical instruments, albeit not brazenly, that mix rock, pop ...

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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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Bad Touch – Truth Be Told

Review: Bad Touch – Truth Be Told

A five piece from Norfolk playing Southern rock? Truth Be Told is Bad Touch’s second full-length player and features a couple of radio remixes by Rolling Stones’ engineer/co-producer Chris Kimsey who appears to be a gainful influence on the band. “Will you remember me in the summer time?” sings Stevie Westwood on opening cut ‘On More Night’ capturing the general lyrical ...

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Krissy Matthews

Krissy Matthews Releases Live at Freak Valley

The Krissy Matthews Band head out on a UK tour during March and April to celebrate the release of their first live album Live At Freak Valley. Available on Friday 14th April through Proper Records, the live album was recorded at the Freak Valley Festival in Siegen, Germany on May 27, 2016. “Too many bands release ‘live records’ but half of it is over dubbed in the studio and the ...

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