Tag Archives: Jimi Hendrix

Gig review: MALONE SIBUN BAND/Lethbridge Owen Band – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 23 March 2018

MALONE SIBUN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 23 March 2018

The Malone Sibun Band might not win any medals for the originality of their name, but musically they surpass all expectations with a perfect blend of kick-ass, but soulful rocking blues. They perfectly balance the explosive guitarist Innes Sibun with … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCKIN’ THE BLUES 2018 – The Garage, London, 17 March 2018

Eric Gales - ROCKIN

The inaugural Rockin’ The Blues Festival hit London after 7 gigs – coupled with special meet and greet sessions and guitar clinics –  in 8 days over three countries,. Clearly the Provogue label is taking its concept of a musical … Continue reading

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Book review: JACKIE MCAULEY – I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60′s & 70′s

JACKIE MCAULEY - I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60

www.jackiemcauley.com – 253 pages paperback [Publication date: December 2017] Jackie McAuley’s ‘I Sideman: The Story Of Me In The 60′s and 70′s’ is an eloquently written, partial biography by a multi instrumentalist and vocalist who takes three quarters of the … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY EMMANUEL – Accomplice One

TOMMY EMMANUEL – Accomplice One

In January 2018 Tommy Emmanuel was Pete Feenstra’s special guest in his weekly Feature show first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  In this hour special Tommy discusses the new album and his career, with tracks from ‘Accomplice One’. … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM WARNING – Take Cover

STORM WARNING – Take Cover

Self release [Release date 09.04.17] Storm Warning’s ‘Take Cover’ is an object lesson in fine interpretive skills on original arrangements that drip with feel and are framed by an intuitive production. After 3 albums of mostly original material, the band … Continue reading

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Gig review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – London Blues Fest at Indigo, 02 London, 28 October 2017

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – London Blues Fest at Indigo, 02 London, 28 October 2017

Right now Kenny Wayne Shepherd is at the height of his powers. He’s a modern day techno-blues man who marries speed with a range of contrasting attacks. He explores feel and tonal variety as part of an avalanche of bluesy … Continue reading

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Album review: TOM KILLNER – Live

TOM KILLNER – Live CD

Cleopatra Records [Release date 02.06.17] Rotherham based blues rocker Tim Killner plays the blues the way he feels them. Uninterested in the disposable music that holds its thrall on many of his musical contemporaries, the young Killner taps into the … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Brookfield

Mike Brookfield - Brookfield

Golden Rule [Release date 22.09.17] Mike Brookfield is back. For those in the know it’s a welcome return to the recording scene by the Irish based Liverpool blues/rocker who cut the impressive ‘Love Breaks The Fall’ album last year. Newbies … Continue reading

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Gig review: MR.SIPP – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 10 July 2017

Mr. Sipp guitar

It seems like every year there’s a new contender for the saviour of the blues and as soon as the yearly polls are announced the arguments begin. So rather than raking over old coals, let’s celebrate the up and coming … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN TROWER – Time And Emotion

ROBIN TROWER – Time And Emotion

Manhaton [Release date: 04.08.17] Imagine those moments when you are at the water’s edge as the tide comes in, and for a passing moment your footprint leaves a lasting impression as the waves recede. Robin Trower’s musical style is very … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERIC GALES BAND & Gary Hoey Band – Nells Jazz & Blues, London, 2 June 2017

Eric Gales #1

This may well be the first time two American label mates who have known each other down the decades make their UK debut’s on the same night. And while the evening brings a sharp contrast in styles, the two guitarists … Continue reading

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Gig review: BROKEN WITT REBELS/BAD TOUCH – The Borderline, London, 8 April 2017

BROKEN WITT REBELS - The Borderline, London, 8 April 2017

While the ‘Roadstars’ strapline may be a tad presumptuous for two bands who are still learning their craft, there’s no denying the capacity crowd’s enthusiasm for a double bill aimed at two related, but slightly different markets. Norwich’s Bad Touch … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIZA NEALS – 10,000 Feet Below

ELIZA NEALS – 10,000 Feet Below

E-H Records LLC [Release date 17.02.17] Eliza Neals’ brand of rock-blues shifts from hard edged noir narratives to emotive,  heartfelt and spontaneous moments that you might call blues expressionism. It’s an album full of hard hitting colourful lyrics, unique phrasing … Continue reading

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Album review: KRISSY MATTHEWS – Live At Freak Valley

KRISSY MATTHEWS – Live At Freak Valley

Proper [Release date 14.04.17] Krissy Mathews lives or dies by the first take and his road tested band do him proud on an album full of tight interplay, scorching solos, raw aggression and a magnificent unexpected finish. He makes up … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC GALES – Middle Of The Road

ERIC GALES – Middle Of The Road

Provogue [Release date 24.02.17] Eric Gales is a former child protégé and post Hendrix disciple who isn’t so much enjoying a comeback as pouring his big toned licks and life experiences into meaningful songs. ‘Middle Of The Road’ isn’t the … Continue reading

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Book review: TOM RUSSELL – The Godfather of Rock by Martin Kielty

Published by Beard Books Tom Russell will be a familiar name to many, he has been a leading figure in the Scottish rock scene for many years and has broadcast on radio across the UK on occasion. It is in … Continue reading

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Gig review: 2016 ROADSTARS – 02 ACADEMY, Islington, London, 7 December 2016

Federal Charm – 02 ACADEMY, Islington, London, 7 December 2016

The 2016 Roadstars triumvirate is a triumph of musical hunger and passion over cultural and musical diversity. Mancunian powerhouse Federal Charm have a punk like fervour that taps into classic rock sensibilities with an occasional bluesy undertow. Aaron Keylock is … Continue reading

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Gig review: NINE BELOW ZERO/Chloe Marriott – Under The Bridge, London, 4 November 2016

NINE BELOW ZERO – Under The Bridge, London, 4 November 2016

Tonight, Nine Below Zero are reborn as a big band. They have all the essential qualities that an 8-piece combo requires, from the core duo of seasoned front man Dennis Greaves and the magisterial harp player Mark Feltham, to a … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC JOHNSON – EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic and Piano

Eric Johnson - EJ

Provogue [Release date 07.10.16] ‘EJ’ is a stripped down celebration of simplicity and feel, bolstered by Eric Johnson’s dazzling technical ability on original material and some imaginative arranged covers. Austin guitarist Eric Johnson pushes himself into new musical avenues by … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROBIN TROWER/Stevie Nimmo – Islington Town Hall, London,18 October 2016

ROBIN TROWER – Islington Town Hall, London,18 October 2016

Everything about tonight is a reminder of a bygone era. From the venue – a good old fashioned town hall with a cranked-up PA and ridiculous volume levels – to the whippersnapper support band Stevie Nimmo and a frisky London … Continue reading

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