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Album review: RONNIE BAKER BROOKS – Times Have Changed

Ronnie Baker Brooks - Times Have Changed

Provogue [Release date 20.01.17] ‘Times Have Changed’ is an aptly titled album that sees Ronnie Baker Brooks refreshing his own brand of blues with a dip into the best of Memphis as he veers into a more soulful direction. His … 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: VINTAGE TROUBLE – 02 Forum, London,17 November 2015

VINTAGE TROUBLE – 02 Forum, London,17 November 2015

While Vintage Trouble front man Ty Taylor never actually mutters the immortal phrase ‘get on up’ – he frequently uses the line ‘I can’t even hear you’- he shares much in common with late godfather of soul, James Brown. There’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE FINNISH BLUES AWARDS 2015 – Virgin Oil Co, Helsinki, 21 March 2015

Finnish Blues Awards

Europe has long been a creative well for the blues, and while American culture and English language still remain the building blocks, Finnish blues bands and their European counterparts have been busy carving out their own niche. It’s perhaps stretching … Continue reading

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Album review : A.C.MYLES – Reconsider Me

A.C. Myles - Reconsider Me

Daf [Release date 31.05.14] ‘Reconsider Me’ is a gloriously retro, soulful and at times funky, rock-blues crossover album with 7 carefully chosen covers and 4 originals, all glued together by A.C.’s vocal tour-de-force which gives him his signature sound. ‘Reconsider … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Paul Gilbert - Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Music Theories Recordings  [Released 15.09.14] Former Racer X and Mr. Big Guitarist Paul Gilbert has always had a refreshing and thoughtful approach to his instrumental work. On the Sisyphusian concept of ‘Stone Pushing Uphill Man’ his 13th solo album, he … Continue reading

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Interview with OLI BROWN – 25 November 2013

Oli Brown

Having worked most of his career as part of his own band – including a UK tour with John Mayall and a recent high profile European tour with Joe Satriani – the multi-award winning guitarist and singer, Oli Brown takes … Continue reading

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