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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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Album review: SARI SCHORR – Never Say Never

SARI SCHORR – Never Say Never

Manhaton Records [Release date o5.10.18] Sari Schorr returns with ‘Never Say Never’, an album that goes a long way to establishing her own niche. She is a versatile singer with big range and an intuitive ability to get inside a … Continue reading

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Album review: ADRIAN GALYSH – Into The Blue

Adrian Galysh - Into The Blue

Adrian Galysh [Release date 25.05.16] Having thrown everything at his disposal into his previous prog influenced album ‘Tone Poet’, West coast guitarist Adrian Galysh’s new ‘Into The Blue’ is a return to rock blues basics, except he’s got Kaycee Clanton … Continue reading

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Album review: SARI SCHORR – A Force Of Nature

SARI SCHORR – A Force Of Nature

This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 August 2016.  Pete Feenstra chatted to Sari Schorr about her music and played tracks from her debut album. More information Manhaton [Release date 02.09.16] ‘A Force Of … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIZA NEALS – Breaking and Entering

ELIZA NEALS – Breaking and Entering

In this special hour-long feature, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Eliza Neals about her music. E-H Records [Release date 20.02.15] ‘Breaking And Entering’ is a rip roaring rock/blues album with plenty of musical … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROB TOGNONI BAND/Salvation Jayne – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,15 April 2016

Rob Tognoni 1 - Paul Clampin

It would be surprising if the Australian rock-blueser Rob Tognoni still had a lot to say lyrically after nearly 40 years on the boards. And while his early recording career was much more song-driven, he now lets his guitar do … Continue reading

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Album review: NEVER THE BRIDE – Jealousy

Never The Bride - Jealousy

Lock Stock And Barrel [Release date 29.12.14] Never The Bride are back with their most accessible album ever, the hard hitting but musically slick ‘Jealousy’. The band tells us it’s ‘A Tribute to Transatlantic Rock and Blues Pioneers’, and its … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLUES PILLS/THE VINTAGE CARAVAN/BLACK WOLF – The Dome, London, 18 November 2014

Blues Pills - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 18 November 2014

And suddenly everything is 1971 again, from the three long-hair bands and their similar looking audience, to a stage full of Orange amps, virtuoso bass players, screaming guitarists, wah-wah pedals, the smell of patchouli and psychedelic posters. Blues is alive … Continue reading

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Album review: JULES CARTER TRIO – Done Misbehaving

Jules Carter Trio - Done Misbehaving

Jules Carter Trio [Release date 16.06.14] The Jules Carter Trio’s ‘Done Misbehaving’ is a frustrating album. The funky grooves, intricate guitar playing and tight band interplay from guitarist Jules, bassist Fingerz Carty and drummer Paul White is hampered by some … 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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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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Gig review: DANA FUCHS – The Borderline, London, 8 October 2013

DANA FUCHS – The Borderline, London, 8 October 2013

If the ‘Bliss Avenue’ CD was an interesting introduction to New York’s hard hitting vocalist and songwriter Dana Fuchs, her live show quickly revealed all her qualities. As she made clear at the outset, her songs deal with ‘the dirty … Continue reading

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EP review: MAKUINI – Roll The Dice

Self release [Release date 05.08.13] There’s blues and there’s blues. While the contemporary blues world is dominated by virtuoso guitar slingers and jazzers who fall back on the genre due to a lack of material, there’s also a raft of … Continue reading

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Album review: DANA FUCHS – Bliss Avenue

Ruf [Release date 22.07.13] If blues is too often predicated on the tried and tested theme of: ‘my baby done me wrong’; then Dana Fuchs cleverly extends such familiar subject matter from an autobiographical source and into universal themes that we … Continue reading

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Album review: BETH HART & JOE BONAMASSA – Seesaw

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

Provogue [Release date: 20.05.13] One part rock chick and one part soul singer, ‘Seesaw’ finds Beth Hart settling in as an MOR interpretive singer with a nice lines in story telling. She’s both emotive and evocative on some well sourced … Continue reading

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