Another band utilising their lockdown time wisely are the Darker My Horizon, who made the video with help from their fans with all proceeds going to the NHS charities. Nice riff-tastic tune with lyrics timely for the current situation.
Folk duo Milton Hide has been busy of late, not only with recording their now delayed debut album, but also recording this new single. Written during the current pandemic, ‘Kindness’ is something we all need more of and to do more in some cases. Gentle melody, thoughtful lyrics and some nice vocal harmonising, job done! Part of the proceeds go to a local homeless charity.
Former Hollies vocalist Allan Clarke has revisited one of the band’s biggest hits as a fundraiser for the NHS charities. A simple arrangement of the song, with composer Francis Haines on piano, it allows Clarke’s vocals and the lyrics to take centre stage.
Sounding more like a legal firm, Champlin, Williams and Freidstet are finally set to release their second album. CWF sees Toto vocalist Joseph Williams team up with former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and guitarist/producer Peter Friestedt. The song is super smooth, conjuring up the classic Toto album ‘Fahrenheit’, with Williams vocals sounding as good as ever. A real melodic treat on the ears and bodes well for the album, which lovers of West Coast AOR will be keen to own.
The Lickerish Quartet release their debut EP in July and it will be of particular interest to fans of the much missed Jellyfish, as three members of that band – Roger Manning, Eric Dover and Tim Smith – make up the Lickerish Quartet. Stunningly catchy power pop perfection sums this song up perfectly. Really looking forward to hearing their debut EP.
Reviews by Jason Ritchie
The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk
(Sunday 25 April 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT)
It’s an Anniversary Show celebrating a year of Sunday Sessions.
Next session: Sunday 23 May, 21:00 GMT and 16:00 EST
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 18 April 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 20 April 2021.
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Featured Albums w/c 19 April 2021 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 STEPHEN CRANE Kicks (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 THE TREATMENT Waiting For Good Luck (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here (Proper)
Power Plays w/c 3 May 2021 (Mon-Fri)
THE COLD STARES In The Night Time (Mascot)
NATHALIE MIRANDA Battle Scars (You Won’t Forget My Name) (indie)
RAMES Eleanor Street (indie)
THE STEADY LETTERS The Blue (indie)
CRIMSON RIOT Shatter (Golden Robot Records)
THUNDERMOTHER You Can’t Handle Me (AFM Records)
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