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Album review: JULIAN SAS – Coming Home

Julian Sas - Coming Home

Corazong [Release date 18.03.16] ‘Coming Home’ is an aptly titled,  solid rock-blues album with southern rock edges and spiritual references. It incorporates Holland’s leading rock-blues guitarist Julian Sas’s penchant for gritty vocals, evocative guitar playing and anthemic blues balladry. It … Continue reading

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Gig review: KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

There’s a lot to be said for mixing genres on a festival bill, as it provides contrast, dynamism and even brings in a different crowd during the course of 5 hours or more, of rock/blues related music. Tonight’s bill of … Continue reading

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Gig review: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 18 August 2016

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux 18 Aug 2016

They came, they saw, they waited for the sun to go down and then they finally conquered! Eddie & The Hot Rods didn’t so much tear Bordeaux apart, as gently give it a poke in the ribs to remind a … Continue reading

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Album review: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND – Demolition Day

HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND – Demolition Day

Ruf [Release date 08.07.16] Honey Island Swamp Band take their name from the Eastern part of Louisiana, a bayou area that infuses their music with a broad based outlook. It’s rare in the rock/blues world to come across an album … Continue reading

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Album review: THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE – The Apocalypse Blues Revue

Apocalypse Blues Review by Apocalypse Blues Review

Provogue [Release date 26.08.16] The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a back to the basics, heavy-duty, blues-rock project anchored by Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola. The band features baritone vocalist Ray “Rafer John” Cerbone who sounds like a cross … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON, Boo Boo Davis– Relache Festival, Bordeaux 28 July 2016

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They say music is an international language and tonight the Australian /Irish duo Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson provide the perfect example of that, with a uplifting show that connects with their French crowd. Faced with the graveyard shift at … Continue reading

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Album review: BEKI BRINDLE BLUES BAND – All Kinds Of Beki

Beki Brindle - All Kinds Of Beki

Check out Pete Feenstra’s recent interview with Beki on Tuesday 2 August at 21:00 GMT More information Random Chance [Release date 15.04.16] ‘All Kinds Of Beki’ admirably lives up to its name. It’s a wide ranging showcase for a singer-songwriter and … Continue reading

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Gig review: SHAKURA S’AIDA, The Howlin Blues Trio – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 20 July 2016

Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 20 July 2016

In an age of instant celebrity where the mundane too often passes for the exceptional, the Canadian double Maple Blues award winner Shakura S’Aida (pronounced Shack-oora Sigh-ee-da), is here to remind us of the true merits of a soulful blues … Continue reading

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Album review: GREG KOFI BROWN – Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s

GREG KOFI BROWN – Rock

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 05.02.16] Greg Kofi Brown’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s is an archtypal summer album, with a broad based appeal stretching from the beach to the dance floor. The career anthology by the Osibisa vocalist is full … Continue reading

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Album review: LEON ALVARADO – Future Left Behind

LEON ALVARADO – Future Left Behind

Melodic Revolution [Release date 30.07.16] Based on an original short story by multi instrumentalist keyboard player Leon Alvarado, ‘Future Left Behind’ is a prog rock instrumental concept album that is a triumph of innovation and musical substance over recycled ideas … Continue reading

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Gig review: SELWYN BIRCHWOOD, JAMES LEG, THE LIMBOOS, ELLI de MON – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 12 July 2016

Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 12 July 2016

Bordeaux’s Relache Festival has quickly carved an important niche on the Euro Summer Blues Festival circuit. It’s an annual umbrella for two months worth of rock/blues/soul and related music in different parts of the city. Tonight we’re treated to the … Continue reading

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Album review: ROADHOUSE – City Of Decay

Roadhouse - City Of Decay

This hour long special was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 17 July.  Gary Boner chats to Pete Feenstra about the band and new album. Krossborder [Release date 15.07.16] In a career spanning over 20 years … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE SUMMERS – Rainmakin’

Steve Summers - Rainmakin

Casket Music [Release date 22.04.16] Steve Summer is a veteran studio guitarist with an enduring love for the niche British rock/blues market. ‘Rainmakin’ is strong on riffs, bursting solos, well crafted material and exuberantly played covers, that will appeal to … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – Take Me High

LAURENCE JONES – Take Me High

Ruf [Release date 22.07.16] It’s often said that an artist’s second album can be a problematical one. And while Laurence Jones has barely paused for breath to even consider a sophomore slump, he suddenly find himself cutting his fourth album in … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLIGATOR RECORDS – 45th Anniversary Collection

ALLIGATOR RECORDS – 45th Anniversary Collection

Alligator [Release date 10.06.16] With a back catalogue of 300 albums and a roster that spans generations, Alligator Records has every right to make a claim to being the premier independent blues label of our time. The ‘Alligator 45th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Dingwalls, London, 9 June 2016

JOE LOUIS WALKER – Dingwalls, London, 9 June 2016

On Sunday 12 June 2016 at 20:00 GMT Pete Feenstra chats to Joe Louis Walker on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and plays tracks from the new album More information Tonight’s Joe Louis Walker show is a reminder that the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Everybody Wants A Piece

JOE LOUIS WALKER – Everybody Wants A Piece

On Sunday 12 June 2016 at 20:00 GMT Pete Feenstra chats to Joe Louis Walker on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and plays tracks from the new album More information Provogue [Release date 09.10.15] If bluesman Joe Louis Walker career … Continue reading

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Album review: WALTER TROUT – ALIVE in Amsterdam

WALTER TROUT – ALIVE in Amsterdam

This hour-long interview special was first broadcast on Sunday 10 July on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio  in the Pete Feenstra Feature, with tracks from the new album. Provogue [Release date 17.05.16] There’s nothing quite like experiencing Walter Trout live, … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than…

DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than...

BBM [Release date 27.10.15] Doug Abraham is a fine Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and confident guitarist who has a solid background in instrumental music and funk rock, though this album goes well beyond those genres. The title of the album ‘Better Late … Continue reading

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Album review: MORELAND & ARBUCKLE – Promised Land Or Bust

Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land Or Bust

Alligator [Release date 20.05.16] Moreland & Arbuckle are here to remind us that Heartland rock isn’t necessarily country music by another name. ‘Promised Land Or Bust’ their 7th album refines their signature roots-rock sound, built on memorable riffs, alternated soulful … Continue reading

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