Loreena McKennitt Talking Music Lost Souls and Analogue

BD: Delighted to be interviewing Loreena McKennitt today. I found her lovely vocals and interpretation of poems with Book of Secrets, when browsing HMV listening to music on the headphones it was a ‘must buy now’ moment. With the opportunity to review her new album Lost Souls, the first original album since 2006, with a … Read more…

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Lyric Video Announces Apocalypse Blues Revue Album

The Apocalypse Blues Revue (Tony Rombola/Shannon Larkin of Godsmack) The Shape Of Blues To Come – Provogue/Mascot Label Group – 20 July 2018 Watch the lyric video for ‘Hell To Pay’: The forthcoming album, The Shape of Blues To Come is the follow up to the self-titled, 2016 debut album. Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin (Drums) and Tony Rombola (Guitar) return with some more bone-shaking … Read more…

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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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Inaugural FORMUKBlues Awards 2018 Celebrating Blues

Bluesdoodles’ Liz Aiken is delighted to be actively involved with UKBlues Federation.  From being on the board, a judge at the first UKBlues Challenge and now part of the inaugural FORMUKBlues Awards. Blues fans, musicians, PR and media were all on the May blues migration to Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion where the awards were going … Read more…

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Joe Bonamassa Playing Live Celebrating British Blues Explosion

This is a recording of Joe Bonamassa paying homage to the British Blues Explosion. The music was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016. This is a collection of tracks that were for many the guitar soundtracks of our youth, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, … 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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Foreigner Captured Playing Live at Manchester Apollo

As I took my place on the right-hand side of the stage, very excited,  camera in hand…. Down went the lights and in came keyboard player Michael Bluestein to get the crowd started, shortly followed by the band and the main man himself Kelly Hansen. The crowd were on their feet straight away as the … Read more…

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Colne Rhythm and Blues is back again in 2018

Colne Rhythm & Blues is back again in 2018   About The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Takes place in Colne, Lancashire, over the bank holiday weekend of 24th – 26th August 2018. The festival takes place in numerous town centre venues (from 750 to 50 capacity), Colne & Nelson Rugby Club (which also doubles-up … Read more…

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Future Juke: London Festival Of 21st Century Blues

Future Juke Festival, Five Headline Acts, Dates and Venues across London As John Lennon once said “The blues is a chair, not the design for a chair, or a better chair… It is the first chair.” Hip-hop guru Chuck D agreed – “Rap is the furniture, blues is the damn house…” Elvis opined – “If you … Read more…

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