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Album review: MARK OLBRICH BLUES ETERNITY – Blues Everywhere

MARK OLBRICH BLUES ETERNITY – Blues Everywhere

Hrpp records [Release date 26.o8.17] Mark Olbrich is a veteran Anglo/Polish blues bass player with an impressive CV both that spreads right across eastern Europe to the States. Both the material and band is built round Olbrich’s rock solid and … Continue reading

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Album review: ZZ TOP – Cinco: The First Five LPs

ZZ TOP - Cinco: The First Five LPs

Warners [Release date 09.06.17] One of the greatest blues rock and boogie exponents, this Texan trio have become as famous for their beards (except for the drummer called Beard – now THAT’s irony) as for their music. 70s tracks like … Continue reading

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Gig review: MIKE VERNON & THE MIGHTY COMBO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 8 May 2017

MIKE VERNON &; THE MIGHTY COMBO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 8 May 2017

In this age of instant downloads and 15 second celebrities, it’s refreshing to catch a legend worthy of the term. Step right up Mike Vernon in his new found career as lead vocalist and song writer with his excellent band … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE MARTIN – Black, White and Blue

Eddie Martin - Black, White & Blue

Blueblood Records [Release date 11.11.16] Eddie Martin has always been an independent blues artist. He’s equally happy playing country blues as he is exploring Texas grit or Chicago blues, but it’s when he colours his own blues hybrid that he … Continue reading

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Gig review: THORBJORN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 14 November 2016

THORBJORN RISAGER THE BLACK TORNADO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 14 November 2016

Just like their viking history, Danish bues-rockers Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado came, saw, conquered by funking up the house with a high energy show that breathes fresh life into the big band blues review format. With a name … 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: 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: 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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Album review: BLACKTOP DELUXE – Presence & Gain

BLACKTOP DELUXE – Presence & Gain

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Blacktop Deluxe (3 January 2016) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Blacktop Deluxe  [Release date 11.09.15] ‘Presence & Gain’ is a well crafted blues/rock album by a band that has earned its right … Continue reading

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Album review: DANNY BRYANT – Blood Money

DANNY BRYANT – Blood Money

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Danny Bryant (13 December 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud In this hour radio special Pete Feenstra chats to Danny Bryant and plays tracks from ‘Blood Money’ Jazzhaus  [Release date 29.01.16] Danny … Continue reading

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Album review: ARON SCOTT – Earthquake

ARON SCOTT – Earthquake

CD Baby [Release date 04.08.15] Every now and then you stumble upon a kick ass album such as ‘Earthquake’ by Canadian rock guitarist Aron Scott, to remind us that the true spirit of rock & roll is very much alive. ‘Earthquake’ … Continue reading

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Album review: GERRY JABLONSKI AND THE ELECTRIC BAND – Trouble With The Blues

GERRY JABLONSKI AND THE ELECTRIC BAND – Trouble With The Blues

GJB [Release date 21.04.15] Anybody who has heard Gerry Jablonski’s  ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ , the opening cut from their last ‘Twist Of Fate’ album will know the high standards the Scottish band set themselves. ‘Trouble With The Blues’ is … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

What a difference three months touring makes. Last February the 2015 Blues Caravan/Girls With Guitars made a splash at the Skegness Rock & Blues Festival, but only got about 45 minutes to show what they can do. A few months … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN BAND – Troy Redfern Band

Troy Redfern Band

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Troy Redfern, 4 January 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Troy Redfern Music [Released 26.01.15] www.troyredfern.com Troy Redfern is a slide guitar player who knows the value of a rich tonal landscape framed … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD MAGNOLIA MARIACHIS – Boogie Indians

The Wild Magnolia Mariachis - Boogie Indians

NotNowMom! [Released 13.06.14] With a name like The Wild Magnolia Mariachis, you suspect this isn’t going to be anything less than a stomping party record. And so it proves, as the 9 piece band rock their way through old school … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL KATON – Hard On! (The Boogie)

MICHAEL KATON – Hard On! (The Boogie)

Mystic [Release date 31.03.14] Michael Katon’s back with a hard hitting album full of boogie, blues and lashing of guitar. In fact he’s never really been away, except that his last few albums have been digital download only, so ‘Hard … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – Goin’ To The Delta

Savoy Brown - Goin

Ruf Records [Release date 11.02.14] Having spent the best part of 48 years on the road as the personification of the pivotal and enduring Anglo American blues-rock band Savoy Brown, guitarist Kim Simmonds goes back to basics on ‘Goin’ To … Continue reading

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Album review: MORELAND & ARBUCKLE – 7 Cities

Telarc [Release date 26.08.13] Moreland & Arbuckle are a power trio with a difference. They hail from Wichita Kansas and their blend of riff driven, southern influenced roots rock is shot through with essential blues influences, but not in the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL KATON – Beaverwood Club,Chislehurst,Kent,13 June 2013

‘Boogie All Over Your Head’ the title of Michael Katon’s debut album says it all really. Rockaboogie takes on a whole different meaning in the company of the MKB. It seems years since the Detroit boogie legend last visited these … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WESTERN SIZZLERS – For Ol’ Times Sake

Roar Hide Records [Release date: 20.05.13] ‘Unfinished Business’, the penultimate track on The Western Sizzlers ‘For Ol’ Times Sake’, neatly summarises self exiled British musical maverick Kevin Jennings’s situation. A former catalyst for the Georgia Satellites (he got them signed … Continue reading

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