Travel South Roman Street With Crow Black Chicken

Crow Black Chicken doesn’t get choked in Charlie’s Bar! The band was formed in 2009 in Cork City in the Republic of Ireland, when lead singer Christy O’Hanlon met the former rhythm section of Punk outfit Aural Ammunition, Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums). Now, I am guessing, but I think their name could well … Read more…

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Departed debut EP Listen Once Certainly Not Be Leaving Soon

It may look like Bluesdoodles is arriving late to the Departed party. The EP Departed was released two years ago. I make no apologies this is a young band making waves being heard as Festival and venues delivering the modern sound of Rock n’ Roll. Full of energy, rhythm and style they are keeping the … Read more…

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Love Lives On in Dana Fuchs helped by Diamond Guitarist

If you have to ‘pay your dues, to sing the blues’, then Dana Fuchs has paid in spades. Yet despite so many family tragedies and life seemingly skewering her at every turn, she continues to use these experiences to colour and inform her music and, hopefully cathartically, feed the emotions into such striking blues and … Read more…

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Rocking the Arenas Black Stone Cherry Monster Truck and Cadillac Three

Joining Black Stone Cherry’s touring Family Tree are two mighty Bands,  Monster Truck, with a new album True Rockers and The Cadillac Three who have certainly created their own Legacy  December 2018 UK Arena Tour  O2 pre-sale: Wed 13th June, 9 am LN pre-sale: Thu 14th June, 9 am General Onsale: Fri 15th June, 9 am Tour Dates TICKETS Thu … Read more…

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Dead Agents spy an opportunity with New EP

The West Midlands has been a hotbed of heavy rock for many a year, being the home of Priest, Zep, Sabbath, Hughes, Diamond Head and many others. Now there is a new, as yet unsigned band, bringing their brand of rock out of Walsall and into your ears. The band is called Dead Agents and … Read more…

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Billy Walton unveils the Soul of a Man

Involved in music for many years and once the guitarist in Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Billy Walton and his band, err, The Billy Walton Band, are back with their sixth album, Soul of a Man. Although New Jersey born and bred, Walton and the band have probably had more success in Europe, and numerous … Read more…

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Blue to My Soul Hold Your Head Up John Verity

John Verity began his music career in the early 1960’s, playing guitar in various local groups around his hometown of Bradford, Yorkshire. He was spotted by Rod Argent to fill the band’s lead vocalist/guitarist vacancy following the departure of Russ Ballard. He joined Argent in late1973 and the rest, as they say, is history. Argent … Read more…

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Up All Night with Albert Castiglia metaphorically speaking

Albert Castiglia released his seventh album, Up All Night late last year. Apologies to him and our dear readers for the delay in reviewing it, but somehow it slipped through Othello’s paws. If you don’t know Albert, he has a fascinating story on how he came to blues prominence. Born on August 12th, 1969, in … Read more…

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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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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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