Rob Tognoni The TasMANian Devil New Album Brave

Rob Tognoni The TasMANian Devil Brave New Album

 

Rob Tognoni The TasMANian Devil New Album Brave Now Out

 

Having heard Rob Tognoni live at HRH Blues 2016, I was excited at the opportunity  to listen to the single Brave from the album. Bluesdoodles predicts that the  single will get lots of airplay. Why? It is strong, brave rock with a hard vein of blues flowing through. The vocals have power and purpose the drumming kicks up the beat and then the blue icing that fills the track  Rob Tognoni’s guitar. The tone, pace the riffs that fit into a pocket earworm that you want to carry around this is a confident number that sets out the stall and makes you run to get the album Brave.  This is easily done as Rob is on Tour in the UK throughout November.

GIG DATES

Thursday, 03/11/2016, The Arc, Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees
Friday, 04/11/2016, The Iron Road,  Evesham, Worcestershire
Saturday, 05/11/2016, Haven Club @ the Art Bar, The Bullingdon  Oxford
Sunday 6th November Black Market Warsop
Monday, 07/11/2016, The Half Moon,  Putney, London
Wednesday, 09/11/2016, Winchester Discovery Centre,  Winchester

Best wishes
Joining Rob Tognoni are Gaz Rackman – bass and Mike Hellier – drums

A stunning guitarist with killer licks, and a fine blues rock feel…” Jazz FM, London

 

Rob Tognoni The TasMANian Devil Brave New Album

From Tasmania, Australia & introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance. There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music.

After 45 years his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues & festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide.

His latest release “Brave” is a testament to his writing and production skills. The album consists of 12 original tracks with the influences ranging from Rory Gallagher to Frank Zappa.

Listen Now – Dan Owen New Single Moonlight

Listen Now - Dan Owen New Single Moonlight

Listen Now – Dan Owen
New Single Moonlight

 

 EP OPEN HANDS AND ENEMIES OUT TODAY ENTERING ITUNES ALBUM CHART TOP 40 NO.1 IN SINGER/SONGWRITER CHART

HEADLINE LONDON SHOW
THE WAITING ROOM – NOVEMBER 15th

 ‘MOONLIGHT’ – NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

 

Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records.

The single premiered with The Independent who said, “Shrewsbury-born singer-songwriter Dan Owen is one to watch… Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist, and judging by his opening performance for Birdy at the Eventim Apollo he’s an electrifying live act as well.”

‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth.

http://bit.ly/2dg70UkBluesdoodles reviewed the album  –  The only complaint I have and it is a big one, Open Hands and Enemies is immense for an E.P. but Bluesdoodles wants a full-blown twelve track album so that we can get to know all the intricacies that makes Dan Owen such a marvelous musician. The E.P. Open Hands and Enemies from the man with the velvet smooth vocals that packs a punch. Four tracks a teaser of a full album We are waiting Dan get the message we want more! READ what we said HERE

He can be caught live again at his forthcoming headline show in The Waiting Room, London on November 15th. Dan will follow this with a nine-date headline tour of Ireland in December, starting at Dublin’s Ruby Sessions on December 6th and finishing upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin on December 16th. Full Dan Owen tour dates can be found HERE

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

 

Bad Touch Single Truth Be Told is Greater than 99%

 

The first radio single “99%” (listen below) taken from BAD TOUCH’S new forthcoming album “Truth Be Told” – released by Bad Touch Records on Friday 2nd December.

The single 99% brings back the joy of summer fun and festivals, with finger licking guitar riffs and a southern vibe of hot sun, pepper sauce and bourbon. Yes, 99% is southern rocking blues the single has been re-mixed for radio by legendary Rolling Stones engineer/co-producer, “Chris Kimsey” (Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Steel Wheels, Emotional Rescue).

Last week Team Rock online premiered the official music video for the 99% single

Classic Rock also selected “99%” as one of their “Tracks of the Week

BAD TOUCH hail from Norfolk but sound like a Southern blues-rock band with southern rock influences in the tradition of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Crowes. Fresh from supporting Kentucky Headhunters on their recent UK tour. November sees Bad Touch back on the road on a co-headline tour.
BAD TOUCH embarks on a nationwide UK co-headline tour with Australian band MASSIVE from 19th November and will support Whiskey Myers at the Boston Arms in London on 1st December, followed by a performance at Planet Rockstock on 3rd December.

 

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CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MASSIVE
* SUPPORTING WHISKEY MYERS IN LONDON

APPEARING AT PLANET ROCKSTOCK ON
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016

Tickets available HERE  and HERE

EVI, Ebbw Vale
Saturday 19th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01495 70 8022

The Station, Cannock
Sunday 20th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE

The Exchange, Bristol
Monday 21st November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0117 930 4538

The Live Rooms, Chester
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01244 317 171

Fac251, Manchester
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0161 27 27 251

The Parish, Huddersfield
Thursday 24th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01484 522 800

The Musician, Leicester
Friday 25th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0116 251 0080

Corporation, Sheffield
Saturday 26th November 2016
Tickets: Local Outlets
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 0114 276 0262

Cobblestones, Bridgewater
Sunday 27th November 2016
Tickets available HERE  and HERE
Venue Box Office: 01278 452 628

 The Dome, London
Thursday 1st December 2016
Supporting Whiskey Myers
TICKETS: SeeTickets
Box Office: 0207 272 8153

Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay
Saturday 3rd December 2016
St. John’s Drive, Porthcawl, Wales, CF36 5NG

The Flying Dutchman, Lowestoft
Friday 9th December 2016
Box Office: 01502 561 391

The Angel, Beccles
Friday 23rd December 2016
Box Office: 01502 578 636

Brickmakers, Norwich
Friday 30th December 2016
BOX OFFICE: 01603 441 118

The Cherry Tree, Dereham
Saturday 31st December 2016
Box Office: 01603 749 469

Silhouette Federal Charms Single Gets Airplay

Silhouette Federal Charms Single Gets AirplaySilhouette Federal Charms Single Gets Airplay

 

 

Federal Charm stream new single “Silhouette” . The song features on their Across The Divide album, which launched last year via Wire Sound

Bluesdoodles chatted with Paul Bowe on 7th October the day Silhouette was released this is what he had to say —-BD: Do you have a favourite/ special track on the album? And why?
PB: My favourite has always and remains Silhouette. I love playing it live it gets to me more than anything else we play. The vocal production shapes the meaning of the words. The chorus works so well, every time I hear it or play Silhouette it gives me goose bumps. When I play the song live I hear what we were trying to achieve in the studio and look forward to playing it every night.

BD: This brings us neatly onto the single, Silhouette being released on 7th October what are your hopes for the single?
PB: I am obviously delighted that Silhouette is being released as a single showcasing Across The Divide and our music. What an opportunity with air play on Planet Rock and a video that is being made this Saturday exciting times.

Read the rest of the interview HERE

Listen to the single below. The band have issued the track to mark their upcoming UK tour with SIMO and Aaron Keylock, which is due to get underway at The Talking Heads in Southampton on November 16.

Silhouette is a track where Nicks vocals are full of power and have a forsaken quality as our two guitars lick up the blues with some gritty overtones. Read across The Dived Album Review HERE

For Tour Details checkout dates and Venues HERE

Silhouette Federal Charms Single Gets Airplay

Dan Owen Stunning Made To Love You Single

Dan Owen

Shrewsbury singer/songwriter Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Made To Love You’, released this Friday (August 12th).

Dan Owen Stunning Made To Love You Single

It’s a hauntingly beautiful, heart-on-sleeve break-up ballad from the husky-voiced 24-year old. Examining what keeps people together yet drives them apart, the song comes from Dan’s personal experience supporting a friend who was suffering in an abusive relationship.

 

LISTEN TO ‘MADE TO LOVE YOU’ HERE

Dan Owen originally rose to prominence after a video of him playing a stunning cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad Of Hollis Brown’ live was uploaded by a random audience member to Reddit and became an overnight viral internet sensation.

Since then Dan’s own talents as a songwriter have blossomed and the result is a captivating selection of songs. His debut EP Bad For Me was released to high praise in 2015 and now ‘Made To Love You’ is the first taste of his upcoming Open Hands And Enemies EP.

Open Hands And Enemies has Dan straddling swooning soul, throaty blues and carefully crafted pop sentiments, and is due for release on September 14th through LAB Records.

A seasoned veteran of the road despite his young age, Dan has just completed a 30-date European tour in support of Birdy. The singer is such a huge fan of Dan that she finished every night of her tour inviting him onstage to duet on her 2015 hit ‘Let It All Go’. He’s also been invited back to head out on the road with her again for more shows in the autumn.

Dan will also be playing his own headline London show on September 7th at St Pancras Old Church.

 

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Dan has been wooing the crowds since Bluesdoodles crossed his musical path  At Shrewsbury Blues in 21012 Read what we said HERE His foot stomped in perfect beat

Black Betty Force Of Nature Debut Single

Sari Black Betty Single-

Black Betty Force Of Nature Debut Single

Sari Schorr, is a Force of Nature. The reworking of Leadbelly’s Black Betty whips up a whirlwind of sound and as the music gains force it picks up like grains of sand collective memories of Black Betty back to the blues tour de force that is Huddie William Ledbetter.

The fates conspired when the Leadbelly Fest gave Black Betty to Sari, combining her vocal power with the magic of her band The Engine Room. The single from her debut album whets your musical appetite for the full album Force of Nature, produced by Mike Vernon ad released on Friday 2nd September 2016.

Black Betty, Force Of Nature Debut Single is the perfect introduction to the power of the album as it combines the intuitive and artistry of Sari’s vocals with Innes Sibun’s burning emotive guitar. This is a pairing that builds on each other’s creativity and into the mix add John Baggot on keys, Nani Conde on bass and completing the rhythm section is Jose Mena on drums, with Mike Vernon putting in an appearance with some additional percussion.

Sari’s Black Betty is different, not a copy of 1977 version by Ram Jam but deeper slower, darker a woman telling Black Betty’s tale. It is a song that is sung forcefully, picking out the grim bones of the song that is about a slave, rape and cracking of the whip.

The single to be released on Monday 8th August is a radio edit with 3 minutes and 23 seconds of power this is shimmering electric blues that makes for compelling listening. The rest of the album promises to build on the power of the single this is blues that opens the portals to a dark place with glorious melodic riffs and hooks.

Read between conversation Bluesdoodles and Sari Schorr HERE

Black Betty (Radio Edit: 3:23) Single released Monday 8th August 2016

Taken From the Debut Album

Force Of Nature Sari Schorr Talks to Bluesdoodles

A Force of Nature

Produced by Mike Vernon
Released Friday 2nd September 2016 on Manhaton Records

SARI SCHORR AND THE ENGINE ROOM
2016 UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

BOOK TICKETS VIA BANDS IN TOWN:
http://bandsintown.com/SariSchorr

 

AUGUST

August 4-5 Notodden Blues Festival Norway
August 26 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead, UK
August 27 Varenwinkel Festival, Herselt, Belgium
August 28 Seacroft Double Festival, Norfolk, UK
August 29 Great British RnB Festival, Colne, Lancashire, UK
August 28 Seacroft Double Festival, Norfolk

SEPTEMBER

Sept 9 Darlington RnB Club, The Forum Music Centre, Darlington, UK
Sept 5 Half Moon Putney, London, UK (Album Launch)
Sept 10 Blues Club, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
Sept 11 Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK
Sept 14 The Tunnels, Bristol, UK
Sept 15 Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, West Sussex, UK
Sept 16 New Crawdaddy, Billericay Town FC Billericay, UK
Sept 17 Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Sept 23 Selby Town Hall Yorkshire, UK
Sept 24 The Iron Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, UK
Sept 25 Hope Tavern, Caistor Rd, Holton-le-Moor, Market Rasen, Lincs, UK
Sept 28 Vonnies Blues Club, Cheltenham
Sept 29 Cranleigh Arts Centre, High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey
Sept 30 B.A.R Festival, France

OCTOBER

October 1 Hereford Blues Club, Booth Hall, Hereford, UK
October 6 Bar Brunel Bridgewater, UK
October 7 Deux Rivieres Blues Festival, Brittany, France

Nashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac Three

Nashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac ThreeNashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac Three

Drunk Like You

Nashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac ThreeThe signature Cadillac mix launches you into Drunk Like You with a tap of your feet and a smile on your face as your ears curl up with aural delight.
The rocking Southern-infused country rock is instantly recognisable. The melody curls and crackles around the lyrics, with Jaren Johnston’s vocals sealing this as a real-deal single. It hits the mark leaving you wanting more. Easily resolved with a bit of patience:-

Firstly, BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, scheduled for release on August 5th via Big Machine Records. Pre-order available HERE

Secondly, they are touring UK & Europe in November!

The Cadillac Three are; Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel); the friendship creating a chemistry that is electric, intense and deep while ensuring everyone has fun listening to the Cadillac sound. The fusion of textures, tones and musical style has found a ready home in the UK, where they’ve built a loyal following with multiple sold-out headline dates. They are back in the U.K.For Ramblin Man – 24th July 2016 and back for Headline tour in November.

DON’T FORGET THE WHISKEY TOUR – NOVEMBER 2016
5TH – MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
6TH – LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
7TH – CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
10TH – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
11TH – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY
14TH – DUBLIN, WHELANS
15TH – BERLIN, FRANNZ CLUB
16TH – COLOGNE, MTC
17TH – HAMBURG, NOCHTSPEICHER
18TH – MUNICH, BACKSTAGE HALL
20TH – AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG SUGARFACTORY
22ND – MADRID, CHANGO CLUB

Their raw and gritty sound has won them fans on both sides of the Atlantic with its rocking vivacity and universal appeal. Chicago Sun-Times explains it thus, “…the majority of today’s so-called country rockers are simply trying to emulate what The Cadillac Three has been from their very beginning.”

Cadillac Three hit the mark at The Tramshed in Cardiff – read what Bluesdoodles thought HERE

Sit Back Enjoy Rush Hour with King King

Rush Hour-

Sit Back Enjoy Rush Hour with King King

From the stunning album released in 2015 Reaching For The Light we have a brand new Radio re-mix single RUSH HOUR.

Buy The Single, sit play and relax it is Rush Hour that pleases from the first breath to the last fading note. King King are mighty as a single There is a moment hesitation, then Alan breaths the vocals into the microphone hooking you into the music as Wayne Proctor’s Drums. Lindsay Coulson Bass and the keys of Bob Fridezma joins the mighty guitar and the quartet that is King King weaves their magic. You have the album, you have tickets to see the next show why buy Rush Hour as a single I hear you ask? This 4 minutes and 29 seconds of magic more than a marketing tool this is Rush Hour re-invented. Having played the number to the applauding crowds when opening for Thunder and then on a headline tour with Laurence  Jones. The band took time to go back into the studio to re-work shape and nail the blues-rock power that is a medium paced delight not a helter-skelter ride to the finish. Rush Hour.  Now re-mix the beauty of the lyrics the melodic unfolding of the tune honed to prefection with a new energy having played the song live.

The record label Manhaton have returned to Superfly Studios and mixed at Y Dream Studios, with Bob Ludwig from Gateway Mastering engineering a single that should be Number One for weeks. In days gone past this would have been in the charts and King King on Top Of The Pops! If you haven’t listened to King King download the single it is the perfect way of spending 79p. Download HERE and own a single full of soul and musical inner beauty. Re-mixed with love Rush Hour keeps you in the King King groove until you see them live in May.

 

The next tour is in place.
Planet Rock presents in association with The Gig Cartel and Manhaton Records

King King with very special guest Dan Patlansky

 MAY 2016 UK TOUR

King King Poster

ALL TICKETS £20.00

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 08980844 478 0898 or book online HERE

 

Award-winning Blues Rock band King King announce in association with Planet Rock radio a new nationwide UK tour for May 2016. King King always deliver –  read here what we said HERE. In addition to the award-winning Blues Rock of King King, inviting special guest South African guitarist Dan Patlansky, to open for King King. Patlansky, has won many plaudits opening for Joe Satriani across Europe and the UK recently – read about this HERE.

photo credit Laurence Harvey
photo credit Laurence Harvey

King King with two recent radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs Crazy and Hurricane, and a recent nomination for Best New Band at this year’s Classic Rock Awards, King King are going from strength to strength.

Their third studio album, Reaching for the Light, has been championed by dozens of music magazines and is a firm favourite at Bluesdoodles why “King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions” – read the rest HERE. In the New Year the band will record a full electric session for Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2.

photo credit Stephen Fourie
photo credit Stephen Fourie

Dan Patlansky has been winning fans in the U.K. where ever he picks up his guitar. April 2015, Dear Silence

Thieves was finally released in the UK, and Dan supported the release by touring the UK and was welcomed with open arms by the British rock and blues press with rave reviews and accolades including Bluesdoodles HERE.

Exciting follow-up album  to Dear Silence Thieves, INTRO-VERTIGO release date April 2016 just in time for this tour with King King!

Michael Schenker’s ~ Communion and Tour Dates

Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman
Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

Michael Schenker’s ~ Communion and Tour Dates

Single and New Video released – Communion, the second track on Michael Schenker’s Spirit on A Mission; an album full of rock guitar energized as the light and dark of music is shaped and explored.  The single is rock that has layers of texture and tone as the funky hot and humid guitar work is overlaid with an infusion of blues. Communion connects and reflects Schenker’s band name Temple of Rock it is a communication through music blending, stirring and pleasing! A taster for what the album offers from a band on a mission!

 

The January 2016 UK tour will feature Schenker’s “Temple of Rock” band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards), and ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White.

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S
TEMPLE OF ROCK

JANUARY 2016 UK TOUR

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898 – BOOK ONLINE –  HERE ALL TICKETS PRICED £22.50

Buy a Ticket and join the rock extravaganza

Photo Credit: © Ross Halfin
Photo Credit: © Ross Halfin

BILSTON, ROBIN  ~ WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 01902 401211  or Book Online: HERE 

HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME ~ THURSDAY 21st JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE 

EDINBURGH, QUEEN’S HALL ~ FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0131 668 2019 or Book Online: HERE

INVERNESS, IRON WORKS ~ SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0871 7894173 or Book Online: HERE

GATESHEAD, SAGE ~ MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0191 443 4661 or Book Online: HERE

LIVEPOOL, ACADEMY ~ TUESDAY 26th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 or Book Online: HERE

MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 2 ~ THURSDAY 28th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0161 275 2930 or Book Online: HERE

NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY ~ FRIDAY 29th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0845 413 4444 or Book Online: HERE

ISLINGTON, ASSEMBLY HALL ~ SATURDAY 30th JANUARY 2016
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

 

Frankie Lee: Debut Single ~ ‘Where Do We Belong’

96260Frankie Lee’s debut single  Where Do We Belong  is out 4th September 2015 via Loose Music

Frankie Lee will release his debut single ‘Where Do We Belong’ through Loose Music on 4th September. Available on 7” vinyl and featuring the AA-side ‘Buffalo’, the single was recorded at Real Phonic Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Born on the banks of the Mississippi river, Lee’s family later moved to Minneapolis. Following the death of his father in a motorcycle accident when he was 12, Frankie immersed himself in the city’s music scene, appearing onstage with local heroes Slim Dunlap (The Replacements) and Curtiss A at the impressionable age of 14. After inheriting records and instruments from his father’s collection, Lee was – as he sees it – “taught to play guitar by a ghost”. He continues, “I was raised on stage. These guys would bring me into the clubs, sit me behind the soundboard and give me all the coca cola I could drink until they’d call me up for a song or two at the end of the night.”

View the video and take a music ride with Frankie Lee!

Bluesdoodles enjoyed listening to the country fused fast driving melodic Where Do We Belong asking the question that so many of us ponder. The music easily attributed to Americana, but it is more that there is a driving rhythm combined with questioning lyrics that takes the music back to roots music and given a popular riff to make the song catchy. The harmonising of the vocalists adds a depth of tone and fits the guitar tone so that this is a complete single a true teaser and taster of what is too come. With his colourful background and eventful life he has a lot of personal material to draw on his forthcoming debut album. It definitely makes you want to hear the debut album American Dreamer due out on the 2nd October on Loose Records.

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