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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: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man

MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man

Redline Music [Release date 30.03.17] ‘A Better Man’ is UK based, Detroit blues rocker Marcus Malone’s 8th album. And in his journey from being a West Coast Metal star, via Motown, to becoming a 5 star soulful blues/rocker , he’s … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Reaching For The Light

KING KING - Reaching For The Light

Manhaton [Release date 04.05.15] Four years after their debut album, King King have outgrown their original mould to such a extent that the album title is more a reality than an aspiration. ‘Reaching For The Light’ reflects a band that … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

JOE BONAMASSA – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Provogue [Released 23.03.15] The mission statement for this project comes right at the beginning of the credits under the ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’ banner, which is also the name of Joe Bonamassa’s charitable blues foundation for keeping music alive in … Continue reading

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Album review: JIM STAPLEY – Long Time Coming

Jim Stapley - Long Time Coming

Mita  [Released 13.10.14] If you pair together a young up and coming singer-songwriter with a veteran rock producer sparks will surely fly. Jim Stapley is no ordinary singer and Tony Visconti is an A-list producer, and ‘Long Time Coming’ is … Continue reading

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Album review : KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – Goin’ Home

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – Goin

Provogue [Release date 05.05.13] Kenny Wayne Shepherd tells us that: ‘These are songs that helped shape who I am’. It might seem a little early in his career to be indulging in a ‘Goin’ Home’ scenario especially, as he’s still … Continue reading

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Album review: DEBORAH BONHAM – Spirit

Deborah Bonham - Spirit

Deborah Bonham, track by track, May 2014 (Part 1 10:43, Part 2 11:43) Spectra [Release date 28.04.14] Being part of the Bonham dynasty is both a blessing and a curse for Deborah Bonham. Stripped of her family tree, she would … Continue reading

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CD review: MARCUS MALONE – Stand Or Fall

        Redline Music [Release date 21.04.14] ‘Stand Or Fall’ might easily have used the opening cut ‘Living The Blues’ as its title. For while his last album ‘Let The Sunshine In’ was a noticeably more song driven effort, … Continue reading

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Album review: MOJO MAKERS – Wait Till The Morning

Hypertension Music   [Release Date: 16.09.13] Danish blues-rock outfit the Mojo Makers attempt to recycle 70’s blues-rock and give it contemporary twist. Their rough hewn and visceral approach to recording leaves plenty of room for moments of real spark and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLACK MARBLES – Made In Concrete

The Black Marbles

TBM productions/New Music [Release date: 08.03.13] Described as ‘a mix of swag, groove, energy, heart & soul with their own take on rock ‘n’ roll’,  70’s influenced Swedish rockers The Black Marbles wear their retro influences on their sleeve in a … Continue reading

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