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Album review: BEN POOLE – Anytime You Need Me

BEN POOLE – Anytime You Need Me

Manhaton Records [Release date 14.09.18] ‘Anytime You Need Me’ is a very accessible, funk laden album with one eye firmly on the mainstream. From the hook led title track, through 10 groove laden cuts which come to rest on the … Continue reading

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Album review: RED BUTLER – Nothing To Lose

The Best of 2016 - Breakthrough Act

Red Butler Original [Release date 11.11.16] From the sudden explosive opening burst of ‘Got To Make It’, Red Butler confidently announce that they have moved on a quantum jump from their ‘Freedom Bound’ debut album. ‘Nothing To Lose’ lights a … 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: 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: BEN POOLE – Time Has Come

BEN POOLE – Time Has Come

Manhaton [Release date 01.04.16] Overlooking his debut EP/CD, ‘Time Has Come’ is a significant third album for Ben Poole, who has transformed himself from a guitar slinger to an expressive soul balladeer, and on this album a song driven artist … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MENTULLS – Reflections

THE MENTULLS – Reflections

ProgBlues Music [Release date 10.07.15] The curious thing about prog rock is that what once was a ground breaking musical genre now clearly defines a particular retro period of rock history – arguably the late 60’s to the early 70’s. … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING – Jazz Cafe, London, 6 May 2015

KING KING - Jazz Cafe, London, 6 May 2015

These are good times for King King. The band sits at the top of the blues charts with ‘Reaching For The Light’ and this official album launch comes right in the middle of a hugely successful tour. They’ve sharpened their … Continue reading

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Album Review: BROTHERS GROOVE – Play The Game

Shabby Toad Records – [Release Date: January 2014] The Brothers Groove comprises a trio of funk loving, soulful blues veterans from Birmingham, who together with producer /drummer Wayne Proctor live up to their name on an album full of good taste, feel … Continue reading

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Interview with OLI BROWN – 25 November 2013

Oli Brown

Having worked most of his career as part of his own band – including a UK tour with John Mayall and a recent high profile European tour with Joe Satriani – the multi-award winning guitarist and singer, Oli Brown takes … Continue reading

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Album Review: RON SAYER JR. & CHARLOTTE JOYCE – Hard To Please

Self release [Release Date: 16.09.13] If ever there was an album that highlighted the way Euro blues artist are discriminated against by their American counterparts this is it. Had this album been recorded by an Austin band or indeed cut … Continue reading

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Interview with AYNSLEY LISTER – 29 Aug 2013

Aynsley Lister is back with his first studio album for 4 years. It’s suitably titled ‘Home’, because it’s his debut recording on his own Straight Talkin’ Records label. It also features his current tour band and is overseen by his … Continue reading

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Album review: OLI BROWN – Songs From the Road

Ruf [Release date 14.06.13] Anyone who has followed Oli Brown’s career so far, will hardly be surprised by the sense of adventure at the heart of this live DVD/CD. For though he was schooled in the blues at an early … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Standing In The Shadows

        Manhaton Records [Release date 25.03.13] The award winning King King’s second album isn’t so much a problematical second album as a honing of their style, a polishing of their craft and a confident step towards a … Continue reading

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