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Album review: LAYLA ZOE – Gemini

LAYLA ZOE – Gemini

Self release [Release date 05.10.18] Layla Zoe’s ‘Gemini’ is one of the most honest and hard hitting blues-rock albums of the year. She openly tackles the pain of the blues, but you always get the feeling that there’s a more … Continue reading

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Quick plays: LEVI CUSS, JIM McHUGH

LEVI CUSS Just Below Radio

LEVI CUSS Just Below Radio (Vol. 1 & 2) [Release date 03.11.17] Well, that’s a first – 2 EP CDs, 4 tracks on each, which surely doubles up on the production cost, when both would fit handsomely on a single … Continue reading

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Album review: JW-JONES – High Temperature

JW Jones - High Temperature

Solid Blues Records [Release date 02.06.17] Award winning Canadian blues-rock guitarist JW-Jones ditches most of the rock elements to ingratiate himself with the industry hotbed that is Nashville. ‘High Temperature’ showcases a handful of good songs that have one eye … Continue reading

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Album review: BARENAKED LADIES – BNL Rocks Red Rocks

BARENAKED LADIES - BNL Rocks Red Rocks

Concord/Universal [Release date 20.05.16] Barenaked Ladies (BNL) are one of those bands I have heard the name and read the odd album review through the years, but never really heard anything by them. That will change after listening to this … Continue reading

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Interview: JOSH TAERK (June 2015)

Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk releases his new album ‘Here’s To Change’ in July and has just completed a run of UK shows. We catch-up with Josh who tells us more about the album, and how the recent UK dates went. Over to … Continue reading

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Album review: BAD WATER BLUES KINGS – Good Stuff

        Tegancat Music  [Release date April 2014] Bad Water Blues Kings have their hearts in the right place. They play smooth inoffensive blues, but don’t really have any outstanding material with which to make a splash. Jim … Continue reading

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Album review: NO SINNER – Boo Hoo Hoo

No Sinner - Boo Hoo Hoo

Provogue [Release date 14.01.14] ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ is an impressive debut album from Canadian rock-blues band No Sinner. The Vancouver based quartet readily venture beyond their core genres to explore rock, blues, soul, jazz, garage rock and jam band sensibilities, … Continue reading

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Single review: JOSH TAERK – Casie

Josh Taerk, aircheck (Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 26 November 2013)  Misty Creek Records [Release Date 9.12.13] We live in the age of the self expressive singer songwriter, whose hegemony of the air waves must make the more enduring folkies … Continue reading

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Album review: LAYLA ZOE – The Lily

Cable Car Records [Release date: 30.o8.13] Canadian blues singer Layla Zoe offers a highly personal take on the blues. She’s a confident singer with an expansive range, who finds the perfect foil in the shape of German blues guitarist and … Continue reading

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Album review: JADEA KELLY – Clover

Jadea Kelly - Clover

Darth Jadea Music Jadea (pronounced Jay-da) Kelly is an emerging Canadian artist whose 2010 independently released Eastbound Platform album saw her nominated for ‘new emerging artist’ in the Canadian Folk Music Awards.  And believe me, there’s some fierce competition in … Continue reading

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Album review: LEEROY STAGGER – Truth Be Sold

Clubhouse Records UK [Release date 04.06.13] ‘Truth Be Sold’ is an album full of linguistic exuberance and boisterous musical vitality. Leeroy Stagger is a Canadian wordsmith with a punk indie past who is joined on this album by the experienced … Continue reading

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