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Gig review: VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Kings Head Theatre, London, 7 June 2019

VIncent Flatts Fina Drive by Cath

There ‘s something indefinable about the true spirit of rock and rock. And whatever it is, Vincent Flatts Final Drive front man Steve “Bertie” Burton has it in buckets. It’s not just the spontaneous humour, the belligerent phrasing, the way … Continue reading

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Album review: JEB BARRY AND THE PAWN SHOP SAINTS – texas, etc…

JEB BARRY AND THE PAWN SHOP SAINTS - texas, etc...

Dolly Rocker Recordings [Release date 27.04.18] Upbeat isn’t a word you ‘d associate with this gritty, lo-fi debut release from Jeb Berry And The Pawn Shop Saints – a sparse acoustic-based set focusing on the darker side of life from … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK OLBRICH BLUES ETERNITY – Blues Everywhere

MARK OLBRICH BLUES ETERNITY – Blues Everywhere

Hrpp records [Release date 26.o8.17] Mark Olbrich is a veteran Anglo/Polish blues bass player with an impressive CV both that spreads right across eastern Europe to the States. Both the material and band is built round Olbrich’s rock solid and … 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

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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: STEVIE NIMMO – Sky Won’t Fall

The Best of 2016 - Blues

Manhaton [Release date 04.03.16] Stevie Nimmo’s returns to his solo career with a broad based but coherent set of songs that play to his strengths as a thoughtful song writer, impassioned vocalist and stellar guitar player. Where his solo debut … Continue reading

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News: BLACK STAR RIDERS, DORO, TEXAS – Monday 2 March 2015

Black Star Riders - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Doro is working on a new studio album although it won’t be released until 2016. UK album chart placings w/e 1st March 2015: Public Service Broadcasting no.11; Black Star Riders no.13; Scorpions no.31; UFO no.50; Kid Rock no.52 Status Quo … Continue reading

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DVD review: ZZ TOP – Live At Montreux 2013

ZZ Top - Live At Montreux 2013

Eagle Vision  [Release date – out now] ZZ Top are proof, if proof was needed, that old rockers never die they just grow bigger beards: hell, these days even Frank Beard has a beard! The Texas trio also show that … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONSTER TRUCK/ SCORPION CHILD – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 22 March 2014

Buffalo Summer

  Billed as the ‘Lords Of The Riff’ tour, tonight’s gig was a good value package bringing together three bands who have sparked a lot of interest in the rock world lately. Joining co-headliners Monster Truck and Scorpion Child were … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Gone To Texas

Mike Zito

Ruf [Release date 17.06.13] Mike Zito’s ‘Gone To Texas’ is both a literal and metaphorical title, reflecting the fact he’s overcome his previous drug and alcohol problems and has moved to Texas from the mid- west in search of sobriety … Continue reading

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Album review: HAMILTON LOOMIS – Give It Back

Ham-bone Records [Release date 06.13] Some artists spend their whole careers trying to nail their sound to label and package it. Hamilton Loomis is a fiercely independent musician who stridently walks away from all that. He even left his blues … Continue reading

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