EP review: FELIX RABIN – Pogboy

FELIX RABIN - Pogboy

Indie [Release date 17.04.20]

French born guitarist Felix Rabin has packed a lot into his career to date, being spotted as a talent by Quincy Jones at the Montreux Jazz festival, supporting Wishbone Ash on their mammoth 2018 tour and supporting fellow rising blues rock star Samantha Fish on her tour this year.

The EP’s title comes from a guitar special effects pedal, which I am assuming gets a thorough workout on ‘Walk’, the opening number of this six song EP. His melodic vocals rise above the lovely distorted guitar tones. ‘Moving On’ is a more laid back affair, one for fans of melodic hard rock and the horns add to the smooth, classy feel of the music.

‘Say (You Won’t Leave Me)’ is a more standard blues rock affair, again the added horns add that little bit of extra class and if features one of the guitar solos of the EP. Felix Rabin certainly knows how to create memorable solos. ‘Angels’ is okay, however the seven minutes plus of ‘Death’ is a tour de force of passionate guitar and a jazzy air, notably on the trumpet solo. ‘Gone’ rounds thins off in an upbeat tempo, with a big riff, horns and Hammond organ all thrown into the musical mix.

Felix Rabin certainly packed a lot in on his debut EP. Now the challenge is for him to find the musical groove he feels comfortable in, however one things for sure he is a talent to watch and listen out for. More please! ****

Review by Jason Ritchie






The latest Josh Taerk live session was streamed on Sunday 21 November. Next session 12 December. The video above was a Halloween Special, streamed 31 October.

Check out the latest video here:

https://www.facebook.com/getreadytorockradio


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 GMT, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 28 November 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 GMT as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 23 November 2021.

How to Listen Live?

Click the programming image at the top of the page (top right of page if using desktop)

Listen via Windows Media Player. Click or tap here and “open file”
Listen via other media player (eg. VLC) Click or tap here and “open file”

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio is also in iTunes under Internet Radio/Classic Rock
Listen in via the Tunein app and search for “Get Ready to ROCK!” and save as favourite.

More information and links at our radio website where you can listen again to shows via the presenter pages: getreadytorockradio.com



From 29 November the Featured Albums and Power Play segments will reflect those artists and tracks featured during 2021.



Popular (last 30 days)


This entry was posted in ALL POSTS, Single and EP reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply