George Shovlin and The Radars have Nothing To Lose

What is it about the North East of England that keeps throwing out blues biased talent? I mean, we have Eric Burdon and Mark Knopfler from the Tyne end, and Paul Rodgers and Micky Moody from the Tees end, to name but few. (I purposely left out the Brylcreemed passenger ship and the honey-making insect!). … Read more…

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The BluesBones Chasing Shadows Come Out On Top

Formed in 2011, The BluesBones are a 5-piece band from Belgium. Noted for their solid blues-rock foundations, they have had success over the intervening years with 2 studio and two live albums. They have just released the next chapter of all original compositions, entitled Chasing Shadows. I must admit to a shiver of apprehension when … Read more…

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Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs help the medicine go down

In case you haven’t heard of Big Boy Bloater (the moniker is derived from a nickname at school), he was born in Farnham, Surrey in 1971 and took up the guitar aged 11. He was heavily influenced by his father’s great love of music. “Our house was always filled with rock & roll, 60’s hits … Read more…

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Bad Pennies turn up playing the blues

Originally from South East London, Gary Seager pulled Bad Pennies together when he turned up in the Medway Towns (they’re in Kent, in case you’re wondering). After more than a few changes in personnel, the current band has been working together for a couple of years. The band released their first EP in 2016 called, … Read more…

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Real rhythm and blues from The Achievers

The Achievers’ Steve Ferbrache began his musical journey by busking around New York, Boston and Philadelphia and then spent time immersed in the London Blues & Roots scene (where he opened for James Hunter, Seasick Steve and others). In 2013, chance meetings, in an open mic night in a pub, with drummer Aron Attwood and Harmonica player Rufus Fry led to the … Read more…

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Trevor Steger puts teeth in the blues with Sawdust Man

Perhaps best known as a founder member of Babajack, Trevor Steger has released a new solo album called Sawdust Man.  The album title reflects his music and his other prodigious talent turning wood into beautiful objects including his bespoke Winebox guitars.  We can all cheer up now though, as Trevor Babajack Steger with only his … Read more…

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Steve Hill one man one band plays Blues Rock Live

The one-man whirlwind is back. Steve is a powerhouse singer and player of guitar, harmonica and a special array of drums and cymbals: the difference being he does them all simultaneously, and most importantly to great effect. If you want more information, the details of Steve and his last album, Solo recordings Volume 3. You … Read more…

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Wanna boogie get aboard this train opines Victor Wainwright

“I believe that for roots music to grow, and reach out to new audiences, we have to push it forward.” That is the premise for Wainwrights latest album, a musical blend of Americana, Blues and Roots melded together with his trademark boogie-woogie piano and fortified with his other keyboard skills. He also injects a little … Read more…

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Gumption by the Fistful from Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland

Raised in the small Texas town of Novice, Randy McAllister developed his love of the drums from his firefighter father, who played the drums in local bands and allowed McAllister to join in. McAllister enrolled in the Air Force in his early 20’s and it was through contacts here that he also began playing and … Read more…

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Rock at the funky candy party emphasis is Funky

Rock Candy Funk Party is, in case you’re unaware, an American band formed in 2009 by drummer Tal Bergman and guitarist Ron DeJesus. After a successful debut on the live scene, in 2013 the duo recruited guitarist Joe Bonamassa (who obviously didn’t have enough to do!), bassist Mike Merritt and keyboard player Renato Neto, and released the debut … Read more…

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