Tag Archives: acoustic

Album review: THE QUESTIONNAIRES – Atlantic Ridge

THE QUESTIONNAIRES - Atlantic Ridge

Boom Chang Records [Release date 15.01.21] It seems a bit disingenuous in the PR blurb to refer to Jane Wade and Steve Hall, aka The Questionnaires, as having been ‘around a bit’.  For most, me included, their formative bands – … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: MARK VICKNESS – Interconnected

MARK VICKNESS - Interconnected

www.markvickness.com [Release date 15.09.20] Mark Vickness is a classically trained guitarist but has also worked in jazz and fusion genres.  He freely mixes world flavours with classical/acoustic/rock.  On ‘Interconnected’ he is joined by some talented collaborators such as the Grammy … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EP review: COUNCIL, MARISA AND THE MOTHS

Website [Release date 23.06.20] Council is made up of 3 brothers and they are based out of NYC now. They have gone the organic route by building up a fan base by interacting with them, playing plenty of live shows … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Single and EP reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: TROY REDFERN – Island

Self release [Release date: 22.05.20] Troy Redfern’s ‘Island’ may well be his best work yet. It’s an atmospheric nuanced album full of vacillating emotions and material that he might not have envisaged writing a few months ago. It’s a splendid … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EP review: SVEN GALI, HANNAH WICKLUND

SEVEN GALI - 3

RFL Records [Release date 12.06.20] Sven Gali started out in the late 80’s as a covers band before releasing their self-titled debut in 1992, which earned them a gold disc in their native Canada. Sadly grunge appeared to spell an … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Single and EP reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: TOBY JEPSON – Online, Thursday April 23 2020

Toby Jepson

In these strange and unsettling times one part of the music we love that has been hit hard is that of live music. Currently venues are closed and artists are off the road, many tours and gigs have been postponed … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Lockdown Live | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: THREE COLOURS DARK – The Science Of Goodbye

THREE COLOURS DARK - The Science Of Goodbye

www.threecoloursdark.com [Release date 27.03.20] In downtime in his Panic Room/Luna Rossa schedule, keyboard maestro Jonathan Edwards has revisited his roots in pairing up once again with fellow Karnataka founding member Rachel Cohen. Following casual reminiscence just over 12 months ago … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Singer songwriter JOSH TAERK plays live for Get Ready to ROCK! (Sunday 5 April, 21:00 BST, GMT+1)

Josh Taerk

Canadian singer songwriter Josh Taerk plays an exclusive live session via Get Ready to ROCK!’s Facebook page on Sunday 5 April at 21:00 BST (GMT+1) Josh was born in Toronto, Canada. He is an official Recording Academy/Grammy Member and his  … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, NEWS, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: GENTLEMEN’S ACADEMY, NELS ANDREWS

NELS ANDREWS Pigeon And The Crow

NELS ANDREWS Pigeon And The Crow Probably the most interesting thing about this fourth studio endeavour by Californian singer songwriter Nels Andrews is that it was recorded at Whispering Pines Studio in LA which was originally built for Sam Cooke … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: MAYA RAE – Can You See Me?

MAYA RAE - Can You See Me?

Black Hen Music [Release date 24.04.20] It’s perhaps not the smartest PR move in the book to compare the debut album (of sorts) – by an artist not yet 18 – to timeless classics such as Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SNAKE OIL & HARMONY – Hurricane Riders

SNAKE OIL & HARMONY - Hurricane Riders

Zero One Entertainment [Release date 28.02.20] Five years ago, Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) and Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network) decided to combine their talents in to form a live acoustic touring act called Snake Oil & Harmony. Since then they have … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: GORDON GILTRAP – Woman

GORDON GILTRAP - Woman

Angel Air Records [Release date 28.02.20] The latest couple of Gordon Giltrap albums may appear slightly disingenuous to the hardcore fan and may even dupe the casual observer.  Both Peace Will Fall and now Woman have been released without any … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: BILLY LOCKETT – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, 2 February 2020

We have ventured into the Academy a few times but have never been to the more compact upstairs Academy 2, which was the venue for Billy Lockett’s show. He’s certainly taking a big step and gamble by going out on … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: UNPLUGGED AND UNSCRIPTED: AN EVENING WITH DANNY AND LUKE (Thunder) – Alban Arena, St Albans, 9 October 2019

UNPLUGGED AND UNSCRIPTED: AN EVENING WITH DANNY AND LUKE- Alban Arena, St Albans, 9 October 2019

It’s been a busy year already for Thunder with their ‘Please Remain Seated’ tour and the launch of a career spanning greatest hits album, not to mention a recent club show at the Garage in London, recently reviewed on this … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: DANDELION CHARM – Maybe Dreamers

DANDELION CHARM – Maybe Dreamers

Independent [Release date 01.11.19] Dandelion Charm – John Fowler and Clare Fowler – return with their second studio album and ‘Maybe Dreamers’ marks a big leap forward for the band, as they widen their musical horizons further. Sadly this album … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: LUKE JACKSON – Journals

LUKE JACKSON - Journals

First Take [Release date 08.11.19] Luke Jackson returns with his fifth album where he is joined by Andy Sharps on bass and Elliott Norris on drums, with both adding harmony vocals. Luke Jackson tackles a number of subjects on the … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: BRUCE COCKBURN, LOUIEN

BRUCE COCKBURN - Crowing Ignites

BRUCE COCKBURN Crowing Ignites True North Records [Release date 20.09.19] ‘Crowing Ignites’ is Bruce Cockburn’s 34th and his second all instrumental album, which differs from his previous instrumental album in that the compositions on here are brand new. The music … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: THE PORTRAITS – For Our Times

THE PORTRAITS - For Our Times

www.theportraitsmusic.com [Release date 25.10.19] The musical landscape has changed significantly since the release of Counterbalance (2012) – the last outing by The Portraits – Somerset based husband and wife duo Jeremy and Lorraine Millington. For Our Times sees the duo … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: DANNY VAUGHN – Eleven, Stoke, 29 August 2019

Eleven has been going a couple of years now and although it is a converted warehouse, it has that rock club/gig venue vibe that suggests it has been here a lot longer. Excellent sound on the night too, plus a … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: DUFFY & BIRD, DREW HOLCOMB, TIM GRIMM, BOB BRADSHAW, 3TIMES7

DUFFY & BIRD - Spirit Level

DUFFY & BIRD Spirit Level [Release date 20.09.19] You can’t go wrong with a voice and an acoustic guitar.  That is, if you’ve a decent singer, a decent song, and decent player.  It’s a formula as old as the hills. … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment