This is an exciting album from Troy Redfern Band that is not afraid to experiment while still delivering the shape of quality rocking blues with attitude and slide guitar that rips through the soul. This is an album delivered by a band that means business they want you to sit up and listen and this is achieved from the first lick delivered on the opening track, It Stacks the feet are in tune with the music and the ears are in heaven with some delicious slide guitar then you have the blast of vocals from Troy this certainly gets the blood racing. The tone of the album shapes itself around the skills of Troy who fronts the band he is able to deliver this electric fizzing music with the support of a rhythm section of Stuart McDonald, Bass and Phil Greenhouse, Drums; they stabilise the sound and at the same time add swirls of tones, depths and contours. See You On the Other Side is perfect music for any party especially as you approach midnight on New Year’s Eve as the other side is a whole New Year. The band on the album has captured a live sound there is something wild and dangerous about the music that draws you in; at times he reminds me of Gwyn Ashton in his approach, but above all this is a band that plays its own music showcasing Troy’s writing and producing skills on this album that you will want to listen to again and again.
This is an album stepped and shaped by the blues but bringing a fresh original beat to the party as seen on Lions of Zion and in all the rocking tracks there is a rawness that is intoxicating, the highlights are definitely Salvation, War Cry, Backdoor Hoodoo and Running With The Ghosts. This is a band to look out for in 2015 and in the meantime enjoy the CD and the musicianship from Troy Redfern and his band as he delivers music full of authenticity you like high-octane rock driven blues with twists from ZZ Top then you will really enjoy the sound but never expect tame from this talented trio.
Bluesdoodles gives this CD SEVEN doodle paws out of TEN ….