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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Teresa James finds her soul Here In Babylon

Pianist and vocalist Teresa James is back with her band, the Rhythm Tramps, for her tenth album, Here in Babylon. Teresa is often compared to Bonnie Raitt but she has a sound which is very much her own: a silkier, more soulful timbre. Her output is usually based across the roots, blues, gospel and soul landscape, … Read more…

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Witness Night Turned Into Day by Sweet Bourbon

The Dutch band Sweet Bourbon was formed in early 2014 by Martijn Cuypers and Chris Janssen, and the recent arrivals of Willem van der Schoof, Roeland van Laer and René van Onna, form the current line-up. With the addition of the Bourbonettes: Sonja Walters, Suzan Wattimena and Laura van der Vange they gave themselves a … Read more…

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Peter V’s Blues Train Never Running Out Of Time

Peter V‘s Blues Train is a band that has been building quite a following over the pond and could well make a splash over here with their latest release, Running Out of Time. Now in his early 50s, Peter Veteska (hence Peter V) was born in Manhattan. A self-taught musician influenced by Derek And The Dominos, Alvin … Read more…

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Take Cover A timely Storm Warning

If you haven’t come across this hard gigging Buckinghamshire blues band yet, they are a group of like-minded musicians who got together to play the blues in their own way. They do have an august lineage, consisting of ex Mick Ralphs Band vocalist Son Maxwell and guitarist Bob Moore, Ian Salisbury on keys, Derek White from the Larry Miller band on bass … Read more…

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Richard Townend and the Mighty Bosscats Trump them all with God Bless America

Richard Townend, for the uninitiated, was a professional musician graduating from Leeds College of Music in 1986 where he studied guitar and composition. After graduating, he toured throughout the UK with the likes of Ronnie Corbett, Charlie Drake, Les Denis, Dana, The Platters and Tony Christie. He became, perhaps unsurprisingly disillusioned with the professional music scene until, a few … Read more…

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Janiva Magness throwing velvet grenade for Army of Love

I’ve always felt an affinity with Janiva Magness. We were born in the same year after all, although she still looks stunning whereas I have succumbed to the ravages of a very hard paper round. (A clue; in the year of our birth, the first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched). Her previous work has … Read more…

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