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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: THE BETTERDAYS – Backlash

The Betterdays - Backlash

NTB Records [Release date 14.09.18] The Betterdays were the South West’s leading British r&b band in the mid-60′s. They paid their dues, did the mileage, filled the clubs and enthusiastically played a compelling mixture of rhythm and blues, all neatly … Continue reading

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

Eric Gales - ROCKIN

In this hour special first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in April 2018, Pete Feenstra chats to Eric Gales, Gary Hoey, Lance Lopez and Quinn Sullivan, with tracks from their respective current albums. The inaugural Rockin’ The Blues … Continue reading

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Album review: LANCE LOPEZ – Tell The Truth

Lance Lopez - Tell The Truth

In this hour special first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Lance Lopez with tracks from the new album. More information Provogue Records [Release date 02.03.18] ‘Tell The Truth’ is in Lance Lopez’s own words: … Continue reading

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Album review: MITCH WOODS – Friends Along The Way

MITCH WOODS – Friends Along The Way

eOne Music [Release date 29.09.17] It takes a brave musician to oversee a mostly unplugged, all star duo and trio compilation album spanning over 30 years.  But West coast pianist Mitch Woods is as fearless as he is musically talented … Continue reading

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Gig review: SIN HOUSE – Spirit Of The Torrington, Old Finchleians, London N12, 15 October 2017

SIN HOUSE – Spirit Of The Torrington, Old Finchleians, London N12, 15 October 2017

It’s take some gumption to start a new band when celebrating the 50th anniversary of your pro career, but then Stevie Smith, the former Bad Manners, Ruthless Blues, Salt and Long John Baldry harp player, is no ordinary performer, and … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE MARTIN – Black, White and Blue

Eddie Martin - Black, White & Blue

Blueblood Records [Release date 11.11.16] Eddie Martin has always been an independent blues artist. He’s equally happy playing country blues as he is exploring Texas grit or Chicago blues, but it’s when he colours his own blues hybrid that he … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Dingwalls, London, 9 June 2016

JOE LOUIS WALKER – Dingwalls, London, 9 June 2016

On Sunday 12 June 2016 at 20:00 GMT Pete Feenstra chats to Joe Louis Walker on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and plays tracks from the new album More information Tonight’s Joe Louis Walker show is a reminder that the … Continue reading

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Gig review: WALTER TROUT/Simo – 02 Forum, London, 21 November 2015

Perhaps only Walter Trout can transform the recollection of his own abject desperation and ill health into resonant blues-rock. Aside from completing his lengthy journey back to his rightful place in front of his adoring European fans – in this … Continue reading

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Rock Stars: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD interview (March 2015)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - O2 Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd cut his first demo at 14. He formed his first band and started gigging at 15 and by 16 years old he signed his first record deal. He’s celebrated 20 years as a recording artist, been nominated … Continue reading

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Album review: OTIS TAYLOR – Hey Joe Opus Red Meat

Inakustik[Released 02.03.15] Otis Taylor sets himself a tall order by choosing two versions of ‘Hey Joe’ with which to convey a theme and set a high musical standard.  He fashions the song to his own end, taking Hendrix’s reading of … Continue reading

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Book review: HENRY YATES AND WALTER TROUT – Rescued From Reality: The Life And Times of Walter Trout

HENRY YATES AND WALTER TROUT – Rescued From Reality: The Life And Times of Walter Trout

MLG Publishing [Release date: 02.06.14] ‘Rescued From Reality’ is significantly subtitled ‘The Life And Times Of Walter Trout’. Compared to most anodyne biographies, Trout’s story is the real deal.  It includes a very uncompromising account of rock & roll excess … Continue reading

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Album review: GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS– Live At Montreux 2013

Eagle Rock[Release date 18.11.13] Having paid his dues through relentless road work – including a 50 states in 50 nights tour – and his self titled debut album in 1976 – George Throrogood made his major label breakthrough on Capital … Continue reading

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