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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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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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Gig review: MARCUS MALONE BAND – The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 1 June 2017

MARCUS MALONE BAND – The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 1 June 2017

It’s rare for a blues-rock band to carry an audience with them into other musical spheres without losing their interest. No such problems tonight with Marcus Malone and his wonderful eight-strong band. Focussing his set on his splendid ‘A Better … Continue reading

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Gig review: THORBJORN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 14 November 2016

THORBJORN RISAGER THE BLACK TORNADO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 14 November 2016

Just like their viking history, Danish bues-rockers Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado came, saw, conquered by funking up the house with a high energy show that breathes fresh life into the big band blues review format. With a name … Continue reading

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Gig review: SELWYN BIRCHWOOD, JAMES LEG, THE LIMBOOS, ELLI de MON – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 12 July 2016

Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 12 July 2016

Bordeaux’s Relache Festival has quickly carved an important niche on the Euro Summer Blues Festival circuit. It’s an annual umbrella for two months worth of rock/blues/soul and related music in different parts of the city. Tonight we’re treated to the … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than…

DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than...

BBM [Release date 27.10.15] Doug Abraham is a fine Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and confident guitarist who has a solid background in instrumental music and funk rock, though this album goes well beyond those genres. The title of the album ‘Better Late … Continue reading

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Album review: THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Songs From The Road

THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO - Songs From The Road

Ruf [Release date 25.09.15] If ever there was ever a case to be made for a European blues band emulating or surpassing their American counterparts, then you need look no further than Denmark’s Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado. ‘Songs … Continue reading

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Album review: WILY BO WALKER – Moon Over Indigo

WILY BO WALKER – Moon Over Indigo

Mescal Canyon [Release date 25.09.15] Blues award nominee, prodigious songwriter, multi band leader and genre hopping roots rock artist, Wily Bo Walker returns with the concluding part of his 2015 trilogy of solo albums. ‘Moon Over Indigo’ comes complete with … Continue reading

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Gig review: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE, LA BASTARD, GRYS GRYS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 5 Aug 2015

Henry

There’s nothing quite like standing in the middle of a big French festival crowd while Welsh duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe light the fuse with an incendiary show that transforms a sense of anticipation into the second coming. Sandwiched between the … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVID SINCLAIR FOUR – David Sinclair Four

David Sinclair Four

The Pete Feenstra Feature – David Sinclair (27 December 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Critical Discs [Release date 11.05.15] David Sinclair has assiduously built up a catalogue of impressive songs and raised his profile to the … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN SIEGAL – One Night In Amsterdam

 IAN SIEGAL – One Night In Amsterdam

Nugene [Released 09.03.15] Like all the best outlaws, Ian Siegal aggressively sings about the kind of lifestyle that his fans love to hear about but wouldn’t want to live. ‘One Night in Amsterdam’ casts him as the perennial outsider who … Continue reading

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Album review: Album review: THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Too Many Roads

THORBJORN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Too Many Roads

Ruf [Release date 21.03.14] This is arguably the most original and impressive blues related album since Moreland & Arbuckle ‘7 Cities’ last summer. Denmark’s Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado have cut a blues related album in the sense of it … Continue reading

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Album review: PEARL HANDLED REVOLVER – This Mountain Waits

King Mojo Records [Release date 7.05.13] In an age where a new generation of bands are subconsciously or otherwise recycling themes, riffs and the musical values of the late 60’s era, Pearl Handled Revolver are handily placed to tap into … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCUS BONFANTI – Shake The Walls

Jigsaw [Release date 17.06.13] Marcus Bonfanti’s ‘Shake The Walls’ is the record he’s always threatened to make. It may only be the third album of his career but it has the songs and the presence of a mature recording artist. … Continue reading

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