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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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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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Album review: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND – Demolition Day

HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND – Demolition Day

Ruf [Release date 08.07.16] Honey Island Swamp Band take their name from the Eastern part of Louisiana, a bayou area that infuses their music with a broad based outlook. It’s rare in the rock/blues world to come across an album … Continue reading

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Album review: JIMMY McINTOSH – Jimmy McIntosh And…

JIMMY McINTOSH – Jimmy McIntosh And...

Arizona Club Music [Release date 23.09.14] ‘Jimmy McIntosh And…’ is a thoughtful and well played album that combines blues, fusion, funk, rock and even moments of free form playing, on a dozen tracks with variety, a coherently flow and Jimmy’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS – Borderline, London, 29 September 2014

VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS – Borderline, London, 29 September 2014

Tonight is arguably the most significant gig of Virgil & The Accelerators young career. It’s their central London showcase for the hard hitting ‘Army of Three’ album. And on an unseasonably warm Monday night, they play their early evening set … Continue reading

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Album review: J.HOUSTON BAND – The Hunter

J.Houston Band - The Hunter

CD Baby [Released 24.04.14] Canadian soft rock outfit the J.Houston Band combine heartfelt lyrics with mid tempo rock and Americana on a song driven album in search of a decent producer. ‘The Hunter’ grows on you with repeated plays, but the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Hornet’s Nest

Joe Louis Walker - Hornet

Alligator Records [Release date 25.02.14] Joe Louis Walker rips into the incendiary title track of ‘Hornet’s Nest’ with a riff heavy piece that suggests it’s a kick ass rocking album. Truth is, it’s a more adventurous album than that, but … Continue reading

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Album review: LEEROY STAGGER – Truth Be Sold

Clubhouse Records UK [Release date 04.06.13] ‘Truth Be Sold’ is an album full of linguistic exuberance and boisterous musical vitality. Leeroy Stagger is a Canadian wordsmith with a punk indie past who is joined on this album by the experienced … Continue reading

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DVD Review: AEROSMITH – Rock For The Rising Sun

Eagle Rock [Release date 22.06.13] Much like the Stones who are 10 years their senior, Aerosmith pop up on this DVD like cartoon characters come to life. They rock and roll and charm their way round the post-tsunami Japan on … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WESTERN SIZZLERS – For Ol’ Times Sake

Roar Hide Records [Release date: 20.05.13] ‘Unfinished Business’, the penultimate track on The Western Sizzlers ‘For Ol’ Times Sake’, neatly summarises self exiled British musical maverick Kevin Jennings’s situation. A former catalyst for the Georgia Satellites (he got them signed … Continue reading

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Album review: VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS – Live at Marshall 31/8/12

Virgil & The Accelerators

Mystic Records [Release date: 29.04.13] One of the hardest working and talented young kick ass rock-blues bands on the circuit, Virgil & The Accelerators are like a lightning bolt out of the starting block. Having shown their raw ability in … Continue reading

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