Tag Archives: vocalist

Album review: TONY MITCHELL – Beggars Gold

MelodicRock Records [Release date 14.09.18] Former Kiss Of The Gypsy vocalist Tony Mitchell returns with a new solo album, which has a few songs similar to the enjoyable Dirty White Boyz album released early last year (that band are planning … 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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Quick plays: TONY IOMMI TRIBUTE, MARK MORRISS, GUNSHIP, CEREBELLION

Great Lefty: Live Forever! (Tony Iommi Tribute)

VARIOUS – Great Lefty: Live Forever! www.tanzanmusic.com [Release date 04.05.15] An interesting double CD this one featuring a collection of Black Sabbath tribute bands, musicians and a couple of ex-Black Sabbath members, all paying tribute the master of the doom … Continue reading

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Gig review: BETH HART, The Barbican, London, 8 May 2015

BETH HART, The Barbican, London, 8 May 2015

The Barbican is hot tonight. The apparent lack of air con and a sense of pre-gig anticipation mean that when Beth Hart hits her stride the venue has an old fashioned clubby vibe. An expansive black back-drop, flickering candles on … Continue reading

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Album review: REBECCA DOWNES – Back To The Start

REBECCA DOWNES – Back To The Start

Real2Reel Records [Release date 09.06.14] Rebecca Downes is a good singer who makes the most of some concise arrangements. Initially she sounds like a MOR singer trying her hand at the blues before finally settling for a broader based outlook … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUES COMMOTION – The Blues Don’t Scare Me

33 Jazz [Release date 04.11.13] Zoe Schwarz’s clarity of diction and unique phrasing mark her out as a special singer capable of making any song exclusively her own. She’s equally happy as a sultry, soulful blues singer or as a … Continue reading

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Interview: ZP Theart of I Am I

Vocalist ZP Theart first came to prominence fronting power metal band Dragonforce for ten years before leaving in 2010. Since then he has formed I Am I who released their debut album, ‘Event Horizon’ last year and now release a … Continue reading

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Gig review: DANA FUCHS – The Borderline, London, 8 October 2013

DANA FUCHS – The Borderline, London, 8 October 2013

If the ‘Bliss Avenue’ CD was an interesting introduction to New York’s hard hitting vocalist and songwriter Dana Fuchs, her live show quickly revealed all her qualities. As she made clear at the outset, her songs deal with ‘the dirty … Continue reading

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Album review: CURTIS SALGADO – Soul Shot

Alligator Records Curtis Salgado is the latest in a raft of American blues artists who are re-exploring their soul roots. And he’s well qualified to do so with a career that has included stints with Robert Cray and The Roomful … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG MACLOUD – There’s A Time

      Reference [Release date 13.05.13] The blues must be in reasonably good shape if there’s room for a great album like this. Doug MacLeod has lived, breathed, played, sang and written the blues for longer than most of … Continue reading

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Album review: JO HARMAN – Dirt On My Tongue

Chief [Release date 12.03.13] Jo Harman is a ‘singer’s singer’. Everything about this album is tied up with her evocative phrasing, pristine diction and a husky voice that swamps the lyrics in honey. ‘Dirt On My Tongue’ is a surprisingly … Continue reading

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