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Quick plays: PENDULUM OF FORTUNE, TOMI MALM, THE ESKIES

PENDULUM OF FORTUNE Searching For The God Inside [Release date 08.12.17] Pendulum Of Fortune are based around former Eloy drummer Bodo Schopf, who is joined by Pink Cream 69/Almanac vocalist David Readman, guitarist Vladimir Shevyakov and bass player Franky R (who … Continue reading

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Album review: POPA CHUBBY – Two Dogs

POPA CHUBBY – Two Dogs

earMUSIC [Release date 27.10.17] Popa Chubby’s ‘Two Dogs’ is one of his best ever albums. That’s no mean feat for an artist who has cut 36 odd albums in 25 years. ‘Two Dogs’ is a consistent and coherent album spread … Continue reading

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Gig review: ANDREW ROACHFORD – Live Rooms, Chester, 2 November 2017

ANDREW ROACHFORD - Live Rooms, Chester, 2 November 2017

Andrew Roachford has spent much of 2017 gigging with Mike + The Mechanics – during which time he was described in our review as ‘the epitome of cool.’  We should be grateful, therefore, that he can find the time to … Continue reading

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Album review: ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY – The Groove Cubed

ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY - The Groove Cubed

J & R Adventures [Release date 20.10.17] A quick glance at the track listing and you get the impression that the assembled musical heavyweights don’t take themselves too seriously.  There’s also a sense of relief that this is nearly all … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GREGORY PORTER, DYED IN BLUE, KIRSTY MERRYN, JOE HENRY

GREGORY PORTER - Nat King Cole & Me

GREGORY PORTER Nat King Cole & Me Decca/Blue Note [Release date 27.10.17] Gregory Porter has shot to fame from his jazz background to become a major name in the jazz and soul world. On his latest release he pays homage … Continue reading

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Album review: THOMAS LANG – Scallywag Jaz (2 disc expanded edition)

THOMAS LANG - Scallywag Jaz

SFE/Cherry Red [Release date 10.11.17] As we learn from the informative liner notes Tom T. Jones made his first demos in a studio in Birkenhead (Lily Savage’s spiritual home) before returning to his day job as a British Rail joiner.  … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Californisoul

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Californisoul

Provogue [Release date 20.10.17] The all star Supersonic Blues Machine’s second album ‘Californisoul’ isn’t so much a concept as a feel and attitude, as revealed by the album title. It’s all there in the sparkling interplay on a subtle melange … Continue reading

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Album review: OTIS – Eyes Of The Sun

Otis - Eyes Of The Sun

Purple Pyramid [Release date 15.09.17] OK. Let’s summarise things at the outset. Otis’ ‘Eyes Of The Sun’ is a stonking album. It rocks hard, has a soulful sensibility with blues coursing through its veins and smokes from beginning to end, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WHITE BUFFALO – Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights

The White Buffalo - Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights

Earache Records [Release date 13.10.17] The White Buffalo – aka the West Coast based singer songwriter Jake Smith – is an artist whose musical light and shade mirrors his dichotomous view of the human psyche. He’s both an observatory lyricist … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOE COCKER – Mad Dog With Soul

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Eagle Vision [Release date 23.06.17] “Mad Dog with Soul” is the feature length documentary that is the first to really delve into the whole Joe Cocker story. Originally broadcast on Sky Arts, and made with the co-operation of the late … Continue reading

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Album review: DR JOHN – The Atco Albums Collection

DR JOHN - The Atco Albums Collection

Rhino [Release date 15.09.17] Born Malcolm John Redennack. Dr John is a renowned American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. Inspired by work with New Orleans R&B and Jazz pianist/singer Professor Longhair, Dr John’s work is often for its New Orleans … Continue reading

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Album review: ROADCASE ROYALE – First Things First (Nancy Wilson, Liv Warfield)

ROADCASE ROYALE - First Things First

Loud & Proud Records [Release date 22.09.17] When the first track released by Roadcase Royale was circulating earlier this year it became an instant favourite on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and bode well for the band’s debut album.  ‘Get … Continue reading

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Album review: JON STEVENS – Starlight

JON STEVENS - Starlight

BMG [Release date 15.09.17] Jon Stevens has fronted some big bands in his time including Noiseworks, INXS following the death of Michael Hutchence and he was the original singer in the Dead Daisies. On his latest solo album (which has already … Continue reading

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Album review: JW-JONES – High Temperature

JW Jones - High Temperature

Solid Blues Records [Release date 02.06.17] Award winning Canadian blues-rock guitarist JW-Jones ditches most of the rock elements to ingratiate himself with the industry hotbed that is Nashville. ‘High Temperature’ showcases a handful of good songs that have one eye … Continue reading

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Album review: JARROD DICKENSON – Ready The Horses

JARROD DICKENSON – Ready The Horses

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra chatted with Jarrod Dickenson for his Sunday feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio with tracks from the new album.  First broadcast, 1 October 2017 Decca [Release date 29.09.17] Recorded live to tape … Continue reading

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Album review: JONNY LANG – Signs

JONNY LANG – Signs

Provogue [Release date 25.08.17] Jonny Lang’s ‘Signs’ is his first album for 4 years and it’s a marriage of convenience. He’s still wedded to the soulful approach to be found on ‘Fight For My Soul’, but he replaces some of … Continue reading

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Album review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – Lay It On Down

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – Lay It On Down

Kenny Wayne Shepherd chatted to Pete Feenstra about his new album ‘Lay It On Down’. First broadcast 23 July on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information Provogue [Release date 04.08.17] When you sign a multi-album deal with Warner Brothers … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREG IZOR & T.BO & THE LIGHTNIN’ ROCKETS + DeRobert & The Half Truths – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, France, 19 July 2017

Greg IzorHD

When Texan harp player Greg Izor was booked to appear at the Relache Festival in Bordeaux, he could hardly have imagined the weather conditions to be a home-from-home combination of blistering heat and fork lightning. The big toned harp player … Continue reading

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Album review: BRUCE “MISSISSIPPI” JOHNSON – The Deal Baby

Bruce MIssissippi Johnson - The Deal Baby

Self Release [Release date 26.05.17] Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson is a singer with a colourful past. As his nick name suggests, he hails from Mississippi, and aside from being a marine, he learnt his craft in Paris with veteran B.B. King … Continue reading

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

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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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