Tag Archives: Van Morrison

Album review: REESE WYNANS AND FRIENDS – Sweet Release

Reese Wynans - Sweet Release

Provogue [Release date 01.03.19] It’s hard to dislike a guest filled covers album that beats with a southern heart, be it Texas rocking blues, white boy soul meets Muscle Shoals, or out and out Southern Rock. But it takes the … Continue reading

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Album review: CONNOR SELBY – Made Up My Mind

CONNOR SELBY – Made Up My Mind

3Ms Records [Release date 07.09.18] With a soulful wash of blues, r&b, funk and nascent songcraft, Connor Selby works hard to pull together an album that slowly, but surely unveils his own imprint He’s a white boy soul singer with … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN SIEGAL – All The Rage

IAN SIEGAL – All The Rage

Nugene Records [Release date 16.03.18] There’s a lot to be said for just following your stream of consciousness and moulding it into a song by simply plugging in and laying down your art. It’s something Ian Siegal and his exemplary … Continue reading

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Album review: MITCH WOODS – Friends Along The Way

MITCH WOODS – Friends Along The Way

eOne Music [Release date 29.09.17] It takes a brave musician to oversee a mostly unplugged, all star duo and trio compilation album spanning over 30 years.  But West coast pianist Mitch Woods is as fearless as he is musically talented … Continue reading

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Book review: JACKIE MCAULEY – I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60′s & 70′s

JACKIE MCAULEY - I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60

www.jackiemcauley.com – 253 pages paperback [Publication date: December 2017] Jackie McAuley’s ‘I Sideman: The Story Of Me In The 60′s and 70′s’ is an eloquently written, partial biography by a multi instrumentalist and vocalist who takes three quarters of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: JONI’S SOUL – 606 Club, Chelsea, London, 6 February 2017

Gina Foster - Joni

How to approach the musical concept of ‘The Soul Of Joni Mitchell’? Firstly, find a versatile, but focussed singer like Gina Foster – her credits include Eric Clapton and Sinead O’Connor – with the requisite vocal range, an intuitive understanding … Continue reading

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Gig review: BETH HART/Colin James – Royal Festival Hall, London, 23 November 2016

BETH HART/Colin James – Royal Festival Hall, London, 23 November 2016

It isn’t just her remarkable voice and emotive songs, let alone her vivacious stage presence that marks Beth Hart out as special, it’s much more than that. She’s a force of nature and a previously troubled soul who has dragged … Continue reading

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Album review: ALBERT CASTIGLIA – Big Dog

Albert Castiglia - Big Dog

On Sunday 11 September in the Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete chats to Albert Castiglia about his music with tracks from ‘Big Dog’ More information Ruf [Release date 20.05.16] ‘Big Dog’ is a bulldozer of … Continue reading

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Gig review: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 18 August 2016

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux 18 Aug 2016

They came, they saw, they waited for the sun to go down and then they finally conquered! Eddie & The Hot Rods didn’t so much tear Bordeaux apart, as gently give it a poke in the ribs to remind a … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEAD BELLY FEST – Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Lead Belly Fest, Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Photo: John Bull Rockrpix www.rockrpix.com As George Harrison once said: “No Lead Belly, no Lonnie Donegan. Therefore no Lead Belly, no Beatles.”  Van Morrison later generalized the point when he said: “Lead Belly was not an influence, he was the influence.  If it … Continue reading

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Album review: SEAN TAYLOR – The Only Good Addiction Is Love

SEAN TAYLOR – The Only Good Addiction Is Love

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Sean Taylor (14 June 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Sean Taylor Songs [Release date 15.06.15] ‘The Only Good Addiction is Love’ is Londoner Sean Taylor’s seventh album and is another step … Continue reading

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News: FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50th CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL HONOURED WITH THE GOOD TRADITION AWARD AT THE BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 31 July & 1, 2, 3 August 2014 The legendary Van Morrison will make his debut at Cambridge Folk Festival this year, as headliner for its … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE DOORS – Live At The Bowl 68 / Soundstage Performances / Live In Europe 1968

THE DOORS – Live At The Bowl 68 / Soundstage Performances / Live In Europe 1968

Eagle Vision [Release date 15.10.13] The Doors ‘Live At The Bowl ‘68’ / ‘Soundstage Performances’ / ‘Live In Europe 1968’ triple DVD box set judiciously mixes recycled and restored concert footage with insightful bonus interviews from band members and their contemporaries. … 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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