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Album review: THE MOOD GROOVE – Some Left, Some Stayed

THE MOOD GROOVE – Some Left, Some Stayed

Indie [Release date 29.02.20] The Mood Groove, formed by JK Northrup and Ed Balldinger, released their debut album back in 2018 as an outlet to create and record music that stretched their collective imaginations and to invite listeners to something … Continue reading

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Album review: POPA CHUBBY – It’s A Mighty Hard Road

Popa Chubby - It

Dixie Frog Records [Release date 14.02.20] Popa Chubby’s ‘It’s A Mighty Hard Road’ is the self proclaimed ‘Beast From The East’s 30th anniversary album. It’s a song driven set encompassing rocking blues shuffles, funky feels and surprisingly soulful moments, all … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KENDALL CONNECTION – The Kendall Connection

The Kendall Connection by The Kendall Connection

Pete Feenstra chatted to Nick Kendall for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 15 March 2020. Vibratown Music Records  [Release date 10.01.20] Nick Kendall is a UK based South African session guitarist and a contemporary of … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – Chameleon

Zoe Schwarz Blue commotion - Chameleon

33 Records [Release date 03.04.20] ‘Chameleon’ is Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion’s 6th and best release so far. It’s a superbly crafted contemporary blues album with a dozen self penned track and a hidden bonus, full of musical diversity, imaginative arrangements, … Continue reading

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Album review: KING SOLOMON HICKS – Harlem

King Solomon Hicks - Harlem

Provogue Records [Release date 13.03.20]   ‘Harlem’ is the classic example of how American roots music recycles itself by supporting up and coming talent. It surrounds them with experienced hands to revitalise blues covers and interpret related material in the … Continue reading

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Album review: SONNY LANDRETH – Blacktop Run

Sonny Landreth - Blacktop Run

Provogue Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘Blacktop Run’ is a guitar album with a difference.  It’s full of full of subtle tones, textures, lovely grooves, pulsing riffs and imaginative solos, tempered by startling stylistic diversity. It’s an album sparked by some … Continue reading

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Album review: BYWATER CALL – Bywater Call

Bywater Call

Gypsy Soul Records [Release date 21.11.19] Toronto is suddenly becoming a hothouse for new music with the enterprising 7 year old Gypsy Soul label at its heart. While the emphasis is on the familiar foundations of southern roots rock, in … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR – Run To Me

SAMANTHA MARTIN - RUN TO ME

Gypsy Soul Records [Release date 27.04.18] Released in Canada in 2018, but finally gaining some overdue promo in Europe now, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s ‘Run To Me’ is a deeply wrought album full of heartfelt lyrics (3 originals and … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT HART – Pure

ROBERT HART - Pure

Escape Music [Release date 20.02.20] Vocalist Robert Hart sang on one of my all-time favourite albums, ‘Under The One Sky’ by The Distance, added to his solo album ‘Cries & Whispers’ is still revered in AOR circles. He has also … Continue reading

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Album review: ALBERT CUMMINGS – Believe

Albert Cummings - Believe

Provogue Records [Release date 14.02.19] ‘Believe’ is Albert Cummings debut album for Provogue records. It’s a surprisingly understated affair full of quality musicianship, but a few songs short of being a definitive album. Indeed, some of the best moments are … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Justified Man

GLENN HUGHES - Justified Man

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.01.20] Part One: Feel (CD1), Addicted (CD2), The Way It Is (CD3) : This clydebuilt boxset plugs into Glenn Hughes’ solo career in 1995, kicking off with his fourth solo album “Feel” (CD1). It’s the … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE MARTIN – Thirst

Blueblood Records [Release date 06.12.19] Eddie Martin’s ‘Thirst’ is an excellent contemporary blues album with strong songs and inspired playing sparked by a sense of adventure. He is one of the UK most underrated blues artists. Were he a footballer … Continue reading

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Gig review: INTERPLAY – Le Chaudron, Montignac, SW France, 17 January 2020

INTERPLAY STAGE

Jazz is alive, well and prospering in the inventive hands of a French modern quartet called Interplay. There was once a time when jazz fusion and rock almost coalesced and took the music beyond its historical antecedents. And while Interplay … Continue reading

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Album review: SANANDA MAITREYA – Fallen Angel Tour 2019 Live From The Ruins

SANADRA MAITREYA - Fallen Angel Tour 2019 Live From The Ruins

        TreeHouse Publishing [Release date 13.12.19] In 2001 the singer known as Terence Trent D’Arby legally changed his name to Sananda Maitreya, telling The New Yorker at the time that he had meditated for “a new spirit, … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN REED NETWORK/GUN/FM – Waterfront, Norwich,14 December 2019

Three of the common sights of the 21st century concert scene are bands playing a classic album in its entirety; package tours bringing together acts with a complementary fanbase; and bands that we thought would never get back together again … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY PRICE– Dog Eat Dog

Billy Price - Dog Eat Dog

Gulf Coast records [Release date 02.08.19] Billy Price’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ is a well crafted slice of contemporary soul. This is the  peerless soul singer’s 17th album and he surrounds himself with an intuitive band, a killer horn section and … Continue reading

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EP review: DIRTY VERTEBRAE – Tense

DIRTY VERTEBRAE - Tense

The Animal Farm [Release date 06.12.19] Dirty Vertebrae are made up of singer Nicole, rapper Ash P, drummer Scott, bassist Gaz and guitarist Chris, who were all born within a few miles of each other near Northwich, Cheshire. An interesting … Continue reading

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Album review: JULIAN TAYLOR BAND – Avalanche

Julian Taylor Band

Gypsy Soul Records [Release date 29.03.19] The Toronto based Julian Taylor Band make music on their own terms with deeply meaningful emotional narratives and lingering hooks. They mix soul, funk, roots rock and essential song craft in a memorable album … Continue reading

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Album review: DEWOLFF – Tascam Tapes

DeWolff – Tascam Tapes

Mascot Records [Release date 20.01.20] Dutch funk/soul rockers, DeWollf, strip it back to bare bones – literally – for their extraordinary new album, Tascam Tapes. Dedicated followers of this fine young group of musicians already appreciate their ability to adapt … Continue reading

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Album review: MALONE SIBUN – Come Together

Malone Sibun - Come Together

Redline Records [Release date 31.01.20] Take one of the best soulful, honey voiced rock-blues vocalists in the country and pair it with arguably the most intense guitar player on the circuit, then anchor them with a versatile rhythm section and … Continue reading

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