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Album review: BETH HART – War In My Mind

Beth Hart - War In My Mind

Provogue [Release date 27.09.19] The prodigious Beth Hart is back with more tales of self revelation. On the one hand she’s to be commended in as much as having reached a career peak, she’s unafraid to further delve into more … Continue reading

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Album review: INA FORSMAN – Been Meaning To Tell You

Ina Forsman - Been Meaning To Tell You

Ruf [Release date 25.01.19] ‘Been Meaning To Tell You’ is a challenging cross genre album that suggests Ina Forsman will be a musical force to be reckoned with. The low key vocal and piano intro to the opening ‘Be My … Continue reading

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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: DANA FUCHS – Love Lives On

DANA FUCHS – Love Lives On

Get Along  Records [Release date 14.05.18] Having established herself as a Janis Joplin influenced rock chick with emotive autobiographical lyrics, Dana Fuchs celebrates the launch of her own Get Along Records with a surprisingly soulful album built on the conceptual … Continue reading

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Album review: BETH HART – Live From New York: Front And Center (CD/DVD)

BETH HART - Live From New York: Front And Center

Provogue [Release date 13.04.18] Beth Hart’s ‘Live From New York: Front And Center’ (sic) is her first live album for 13 years, and it’s essentially an update of a career that has taken off like a rocket in the last … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – The Blues And I Should Have A Party

ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – The Blues And I Should Have A Party

33 Records [Release date 02.03.18] ‘The Blues And I Should Have A Party’ is as much a thematic statement of the band’s musical intent – let alone history – as it is a specific title track about a troubled relationship. … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLIN BLUNSTONE – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 24 November 2017

COLIN BLUNSTONE – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 24 November 2017

In an era when the term ‘The Voice’ generates much derision among rock fans, Colin Blunstone is here to remind us of the staple, old school values that have continued to provide a bedrock for the quality end of the … Continue reading

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Single review: DANIELLE MORGAN – Shy

DANIELLE MORGAN - Shy

Fatdan Productions [Release date 7.07.17] You don’t have to be a Christian rocker to have an exclusive claim to focused, emotionally driven music, but I guess it helps. Either way, Danielle Morgan delivers her music with passion and an effortless … 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: ERJA LYYTINEN – Album Showcase, Ain’t Nothing But The Blues, London, 10 April 2017

ERJA LYYTINEN  - Album Showcase,  Ain

The intimate surrounding for Erja Lyytinen’s ‘Stolen Hearts’ album showcase is well suited to an award winning artist who this afternoon willingly shares the rudiments of her creative process with the assembled members of the press and guest musicians. She’s … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose

ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose

33 Jazz [Release date 10.03.17] From the way she attacks the opening note of ‘Hold On’, to a sultry Nina Simone style finish on ‘Feeling Good’, Zoe Schwarz dominates a diverse album rooted in the blues but not bound by … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man

MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man

Redline Music [Release date 30.03.17] ‘A Better Man’ is UK based, Detroit blues rocker Marcus Malone’s 8th album. And in his journey from being a West Coast Metal star, via Motown, to becoming a 5 star soulful blues/rocker , he’s … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC JOHNSON – EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic and Piano

Eric Johnson - EJ

Provogue [Release date 07.10.16] ‘EJ’ is a stripped down celebration of simplicity and feel, bolstered by Eric Johnson’s dazzling technical ability on original material and some imaginative arranged covers. Austin guitarist Eric Johnson pushes himself into new musical avenues by … Continue reading

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Album review: SARI SCHORR – A Force Of Nature

SARI SCHORR – A Force Of Nature

This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 August 2016.  Pete Feenstra chatted to Sari Schorr about her music and played tracks from her debut album. More information Manhaton [Release date 02.09.16] ‘A Force Of … Continue reading

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Gig review: SHAKURA S’AIDA, The Howlin Blues Trio – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 20 July 2016

Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 20 July 2016

In an age of instant celebrity where the mundane too often passes for the exceptional, the Canadian double Maple Blues award winner Shakura S’Aida (pronounced Shack-oora Sigh-ee-da), is here to remind us of the true merits of a soulful blues … Continue reading

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Album review: GREGG KOFI BROWN – Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s

GREG KOFI BROWN – Rock

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 05.02.16] Gregg Kofi Brown’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s is an archtypal summer album, with a broad based appeal stretching from the beach to the dance floor. The career anthology by the Osibisa vocalist is full … Continue reading

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Album review: MALAYA BLUE – Heartsick

MALAYA BLUE – Heartsick

MBM [Release date 08.04.16] Malaya Blue is a versatile singer who is equally at home singing a variety of musical genres as she is singing blues. ‘Heartsick’ is a lyric driven work which starts out as a blues album, but … Continue reading

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Album review: CONNIE LUSH BAND – Renaissance

CONNIE LUSH BAND – Renaissance

Boom Recordings [Release date 15.04.16] ‘Renaissance’ is easily Connie Lush’s best album as she embraces a new sophistication with strong songs, an intuitive production and subtle band support, all of which is illuminated the clarity of John Astley’s mastering. When … Continue reading

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Album review: KYLA BROX – Throw Away Your Blues

KYLA BROX – Throw Away Your Blues

Pigskin Records [Release date 15.04.16] From the opening gospel feel of ‘If You See Him’ to the closing heartfelt love song ‘I Will Love You More’, this album reconfirms Kyla Brox as a peerless confessional – sometime torch singer – … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DUNWELLS – Light Up The Sky

THE DUNWELLS - Light Up The Sky

Concord Records [Release date 26.02.16] The Dunwells debut album ‘Blind Sighted Faith’ is a firm favourite in my collection and there has been high anticipation for this follow-up. It has been a few years in the making, with the band … Continue reading

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