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Album review: Catfish – Exile – Live In Lockdown

Catfish - Exile Live In Lockdown

Self release [Release date 01.12.20] With their first gig in 5 months, with no rehearsals, a new drummer in Kev Hickman and just their own frisson to feed the adrenalin for a live stream, Catfish join the ranks of bands … Continue reading

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Album review: HENRIK FREISCHLADER – Missing Pieces

Henrik Freischlader - Missing Pieces

Cable Car Records [Release date 04.12.20] Henrik Freischlader returns with ‘Missing Pieces’ another exquisitely woven blues album full of restrained playing, whispered sprechgesang and deep blues. The album title could almost refer to his own artistry, which though full of musical … Continue reading

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Album review: LAYLA ZOE – Nowhere Left To Go

Layla Zoe - Nowhere Left To Go

Pete Feenstra chatted to Layla Zoe for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast Sunday 27 December 2020. Self Release [Release date 08.01.21] Layla Zoe is back with ‘Nowhere Left To Go’, her 15th album in 15 years. And though … Continue reading

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Album review: DUKE ROBILLARD & FRIENDS – Blues Bash

Duke Robillard - Blues Bash

Pete Feenstra interviewed Duke Robillard for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 13 December 2020. Stony Plain Records [Release date 20.11.20] You don’t need to have paid your blues dues for 50 years or more to be able to … Continue reading

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Album review: RONAN FURLONG – The King Of Leaves

Ronan Furlong - The King Of Leaves

Thoroughbred Music [Release date 20.11.20] Ronan Furlong’s ‘The King Of Leaves’ is an essential jagged-edged, genre bending, Celtic tinged roots rocking album of the highest order. It’s shot through with unrelenting intensity, yet understated swagger. And there’s enough musical diversity, … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN BROWN – Six Strings And A Dream

Kevin Brown - 6 Strings And A Dream

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kevin Brown for his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 6 December 2020. Doodah Records [Release date 18.11.20] Kevin Brown’s ‘Strings and A Dream’ is a reminder that somewhere in between the avalanche of PR … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SHARPEEZ – Live At Leo’s Red Lion

The Sharpeez - Live At Leo

Black Frog Records [Release date 01.11.20] The Sharpeez ‘Live at Leo’s’ is a celebratory live album full of vim and vigour, despite being recorded outside and at short notice under socially distanced circumstances. The Sharpeez are song driven outfit with … Continue reading

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Album review: STRAY – Roll Up! Roll Up!

STRAY – Roll Up! Roll Up!

Monstrous Child [Release date 23.1o.20] Stray’s ‘Roll Up! Roll Up!’ is a very honest warts and all document of what went down on the night. If anything, it could have done with a few edits to bring a more mellifluous … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN TROWER, MAXI PRIEST, LIVINGSTONE BROWN – United State Of Mind

Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livingstone Brown - United State Of Mind

Manhaton [Release date 09.10.20] By the time listener’s read a review like this they will probably have got used to the idea of an unlikely soul collaboration by three disparate talents from three different musical backgrounds, albeit bass playing producer Livingstone Brown … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM WARNING – Different Horizons

Storm Warning - Different Horizons

Lightnin’ Fingers  [Release date 06.11.20] Different Horizons is that rare thing, a finely honed mature album by a heritage rock- band, full of spark, creativity and inspired playing. It’s an adventurous rock album with an enveloping wall of sound, salient prog … Continue reading

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Album review: MUDDY MANNINEN – River Flows

Muddy Manninen - River Flows

Pete Feenstra chatted to Muddy Manninen about the album ‘River Flows’ for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 8 November 2020. (45:38) Presence Records [Release date 23.10.20] Muddy Manninen’s ‘River Flows’ is an aptly titled album that has a … Continue reading

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Album review: SANDRA BOUZA – Falling Away From Me

Sandra Bouza - Falling Away From Me

Sabucedo Records [Release date 18.09.20] If Toronto has provided a creative backdrop to the recent renewed interest in all aspect of soul, Sandra Bouza takes things a step further with a cross genre, radio friendly album that is refreshingly lyrically … Continue reading

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Album review: TRIPLE J TRIO – Better Days

Triple J Trio - Better Days

Self release [Release date 20.03.20] Triple J Trio is a powerhouse British rock-into-blues and boogie outfit, powered by the formidable rhythm section of Jeff Rich (Quo/Stretch/Climax Blues Band etc) and The Beat’s bassist Andy Pearson. They are joined by the … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY WALTON – Dark Hour

Billy Walton - Dark Hour

Harmonized Records [Release date 04.09.20] ‘Dark Hour’ is a ground-breaking album for the Billy Walton Band. It kicks like a mule but also searches for soulful subtly. ‘Dark Hour’ also finds a meaningful role for the band’s horn section, beyond … Continue reading

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Album review: JACKIE MCAULEY– The Cherryvale Files

Jackie McAulay - The Cherryvale Files

Red Button Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘The Cherryvale’ Files is Jackie McAuley’s first album for about 4 years and though it’s an introspective aggregation of songs rather than a full-blown album, it’s been worth the wait. The former Them, Belfast … Continue reading

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Album review: KAT RIGGINS – Cry Out

Kat Riggins - Cry Out

Gulf Coast Records [Release date 14.08.20] ‘Cry Out’ is a high energy album full of heartfelt lyrics, stylistic diversity and booming arrangements that gives Kat Riggins the best possible context for her gritty and soulful vocals. The album’s arts work … Continue reading

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Album review: LOUISIANA’S LE ROUX – One Of Those Days

Louisiana Le Roux - One Of Those Days

Gulf Coast [Release date 24.07.20] In keeping with the gumbo tradition of Louisiana cuisine, Louisiana Hall Of Fame inductees Le Roux’s brand new album ‘One Of Those Days’ is a musical hotch-potch of all that’s good about Louisiana roots music and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Sand & Stone

The Chris Bevington Organisation - Sand & Stone

Self release  [Release date 18.07.20] The Chris Bevington Organisation’s fourth album ‘Sand & Stone’ is a booming, gospel tinged, big band blues-rock outing.  And while the songs are written by guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and vocalist /multi instrumentalist Scott Ralph, it’s … Continue reading

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Album review: JD SIMO – JD Simo

JD Simo by JD Simo

Pete Feenstra chatted to JD Simo in September 2020 including tracks from the self-titled album.  First broadcast 27 September 2020. Crows Feet Records Inc [Release date 21.08.20] For some folks, Acid Rock never really went out of fashion, it was … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLLATERAL – Leo’s, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Friday 4 September 2020

Collateral at Leo

After months of musical isolation, what could be better than stumbling on a gig when you least expect it and then re-discovering a stellar band on the rise. They say momentum is everything in rock music, and Collateral aren’t about … Continue reading

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