2015 News Archive

December 2015

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 30th December 2015

Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Kennedy Center Honors 2015
Long Live The Queen of Soul –


29th December 2015

Ian Fraser Kilmister

Forever known as ‘Lemmy’ 1945 -2015

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Big shout out to Punkrocksalmedia for this fantastic photograph.

Selection of the tributes to the power of Motorhead
Official Motorhead
Classic Rock
MOJO
Guitar World
The Guardian
Paste Magazine
Rolling Stone


 22nd December 2015

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Going to be wall to wall music at the friendly award-winning festival at Pump Bottom Farm. Returning after a fun set last year are Brilleaux – headlining on Friday the mighty King King and a Blues On The Farm favourite The Blues Band

Early morning discount on tickets UNTIL MIDNIGHT 31st DECEMBER 2015 – check out website HERE

Read what Bluesdoodles thought of Blues om The Farm 2015 – HERE
Check out what Julian Moores Blues on the Farm festival Organiser had to say when we had a chat HERE

Some photographs from 2015 capturing the moment!

 

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NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR

PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUEST
BETH RETURNS TO THE UK IN NOVEMBER 2016
FOR SEVEN CONCERTS INCLUDING
LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER 2015

BOOK ONLINE: HERE

beth1Following her critically acclaimed May UK tour in 2015 and the rapturous response to her latest studio album, Better Than Home, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart and her band will embark on a Nationwide 7-date UK tour in November 2016. Sultry blues, jazzy influences, rocking tunes and touching ballads; Beth Hart does it all!

Bluesdoodles loved her show in Colston Hall Read what we said HERE then book your seat at a show near you…

BETH HART – NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR

Friday 11 November – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday 13 November – Gateshead Sage
Monday  14 November – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 17 November – Bristol Colston Hall
Saturday 19 November – Bournemouth Solent Hall
Monday 21 November – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday 23 November – London Royal Festival Hall


 


 

 21st December 2015

Bluesdoodles thanks everyone who has read, shared and commented on photographs, reviews on the web page Facebook or twitter – will will keep sharing the music throughout 2016…

Happy Christmas everyone keep music live and loud!

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 18th December 2015

Check out video below and what we say about Love To Hate You EP from Elle Exxe retro-pop one to watch in 2016 HERE

Confidence with a capital ‘C’ = Elle Exxe

 17th December 2015

Bluesdoodles is back some exciting posts over the next few days….

In the mean time check out the fun of our musical advent Calendar – which Christmas Music extravaganza would you like seen over the last EIGHT DAYS – tweet @bluesdoodles your choice…

Click to here the suggestions so far – HERE

12th December 2015

 

Bluesdoodles will be back shortly. Here at Bluesdoodles HQ the techie people have decided my old machine needs replacing so new machinery in process of coming on line!

9th December 2015

 

Mascot MEssengerMASCOT LABEL GROUP ANNOUNCE NEW QUARTERLY NEWSPAPER,

THE MASCOT MESSENGER

 

The Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce the first edition of our new free quarterly newspaper, Mascot Messenger. The exciting new publication with be distributed throughout Europe and will give the reader a little insight into the label with news and regular interviews from the various artists signed to Mascot Label Group. Distribution in the US will follow throughout 2016.

Mascot is a proudly independent record company with a rich history that specializes in guitar based music, using four different labels to cover the various styles: Mascot Records (rock and metal – Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Black Label Society, Counting Days, Stoneghost), Provogue (blues flavoured rock – Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Robert Cray, Beth Hart, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band), Music Theories Recordings (progressive rock – Flying Colors, Teramaze) and Cool Green Recordings (alternative rock – De Staat, Black Crippled Phoenix).

Talking about the label, owner Ed Van Zijl adds; “In the end, it all comes down to the guitar, the instrument I adore. If played right, it is the most expressive tool in music, after the voice of course. We are very lucky in being able to work with great talents such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Robert Cray, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Warren Haynes amongst others but also in the past bands like Volbeat. It’s not just the music but also the stories they have that are great. We will try and share some of that through this paper.”
The Mascot Messenger has a circulation of 240,000 copies and is available in English, French and German. The 8-page full colour paper will be sealed with upcoming editions of The Blues Magazine and Classic Rock (UK), Guitar Part (France) and Rocks Magazine (Germany) and will be distributed by JPC in Germany, the indie record stores in the UK and various retail outlets in The Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany. The Mascot Messenger will also be sealed with all new releases on vinyl, will be packaged with all MLG Web Shop orders and can be found at the merch booth during shows of touring MLG artists in Europe


 

8th December 2015

 

Mica & Kardanski – Trouble
ENTERS THE MUSIC WEEK BREAKERS CHART AT #1

Set in the urban beauty spots of Manchester’s concrete jungle, ‘Trouble’ sheds light on life growing up in the city and the perils that may be found there. The innocence of a street-bound child dancer is juxtaposed with the dark looming threat of cold-hearted muggings and violence. As the Mica sings, “You never know when trouble is going to come your way”.


 

 

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Buddy Guy’s “Born To Play Guitar” is nominated for two Grammy’s – “Best American Roots Performance” and “Best Blues Album” – in the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards – full list nominations HERE
Read what Bluesdoodles said about Born To Play Guitar back in August HERE

 

 


3rd December 2015

519144 With over £22,000 pledge already Planet Rock DJ Wyatt sets of to ride from London to Wales to enjoy a weekend of live music Rockstock.

Check Wyatt’s progress HERE

 

Bluesdoodles sends our Congratulations on a magnificent ride through the Wind and Rain.. over £34,000 raised so far….

 


 

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Prog Instrumentalist Leon Alvarado To Release

New Film & Single “Persistence”
“A short adventure of sight and sound”

 

The new CD single includes the tracks “Persistence” and “Red Like Blood” (from Leon’s “2014 Music From An Expanded Universe” album).

WATCH THE FILM HERE
To watch the film:

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC HERE

On the heels of his critically acclaimed album from 2014, prog instrumentalist Leon Alvarado is releasing a new short film and accompanying soundtrack single titled “Persistence” on December 15, 2015. The film is being described as “a short adventure of sight and sound”. The soundtrack single features King Crimson’s Trey Gunn, and was mastered by Andy Jackson who co-produced the latest Pink Floyd album.


 

2nd December 2015

runrig album RUNRIG CELEBRATE THEIR FINAL STUDIO ALBUM

THE STORY

 RELEASED: FRIDAY 29th JANUARY 2016

TOUR DATES – Scotland and England – Selling fast! Four venues already SOLD OUT

More information from Bluesdoodles HERE

 


1st December 2015

Othello - Christmas 2011 - DSC_0010Bluesdoodles has launched a music inspired Advent Calendar will it be rock, blues. folk or pop each day will be something different will we have Three Kings, Shepherds, Star and Santa Claus by the 24th December?

CHECK THE ADVENT CALENDAR OUT HERE

 

 


 

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The Monster Truck stopped by the Planet Rock studios to drop off their new single “The Enforcer“.
Listen to the single HERE

 


 

November 2015

 30th November 2015

Foy Vance announces that he has signed with Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man / Atlantic Records! Foy Vance has also completed three weeks in the studio for a Spring 2016 album release. Check out this acoustic late night rendition of “She Burns”.


Electronic synth light on the ear with a deft touch of flowing rhythms – Delorean’s re-mix of Delaire’s Belief listen for yourself…
This has been getting lots of positive comments:_
Hunger, “You’ll be in Dis’belief’ when you hear this remix of Delaire’s new song… If you loved ‘Belief’, you are going to adore the remixed version.”

Delorean have put remix touches to some of the most formidable names in music including Shura’s ‘Touch’, HAIM ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ and The XX’s ‘Islands’, so Delaire is in great company as she continues to pave her way as one of the most exciting new female prospects on the London scene.


 24th November 2015

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TONIGHT – The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson BBC1 @ 10.35pm
Click HERE for more information

 


Matt Grocott & The Shrives

Remember the name, as this Lincolnshire-based 4-piece

are primed and ready to become 2016’s brightest UK rock prospects.

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Young, vibrant bringing back the hidden punk at Bluesdoodles HQ – you can hear their influences from Clash & Jamie T!

Why were they flown to California to record their debut album? Because Joey Armstrong liked what he heard and told his dad – Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
The album features Billie Joe on Bass and Joey plays Drums – Father and son rhythm combo.

You may have to wait until Spring 2016 to hear Back In The Morrow album – but instant gratification can be found click on the video below to have a listen to  the new single ‘Turn Me On’

As NME said “Matt Grocott & The Shrives are unafraid to experiment, with their music veering from solid indie to pop to punk-funk.”

You can also catch them live at   London’s Proud Galleries – December 16th.

 

 


 20th November 2015

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Jack Savoretti

**NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT**
Jack Savoretti returns to Wales in 2016 to Tramshed Cardiff
on Wednesday 2nd March!

Tickets go on sale Next Friday 27th November!

 19th November 2015

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London Palladium concert go on sale

Friday 20th November at 9am GMT HERE


 

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Read all about the tour, news and promise of a new album! HERE


 

 18th November 2015

 

LAST IN LINE

DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED
FRIDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2016
ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Last In Line tracks
Read all about the exciting debut album – HERE


 

 10th November 2015

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 7th November 2015

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Joe Satriani is on “My Planet Rocks” on Planet Rock radio at 7pm on Sunday November 8th. Joe will be talking about his favourite songs and playing tracks. Stream the interview tomorrow night from 7pm UK time and listen to the hour-long interview on PLANET ROCK While waiting read what Bluesdoodles said about the Fireworks at St Davids Hall on Thursday 5th November with Dan Patlansky as special guest – HERE

 


 

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5th November 2015

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Photo Credit Greg Waterman

Walter Trout becomes a Patron of the British Liver Trust
He has been given the gift of life and now he wants to help others

“I’m only still here because someone donated their liver” Walter Trout

You can find out more info on the British Liver Trust, become a doner and get a free download of the song Move On HERE

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READ more HERE


 1st November 2015

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BERNIE MARSDEN & MATT SCHOFIELD PLAY PRUDENTIAL BLUESFEST 2015
BROOKLYN BOWL, LONDON 7th & 8th NOVEMBER

SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER – BERNIE MARSDEN, 4.30PM – FREE ENTRY
+ Q&A WITH ROBERT ELMS, 1PM

Watch the video for Bernie Marsden’s ‘Trouble’ ft David Coverdale

SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER – MATT SCHOFIELD, 8PM – £17.65 TICKETS BUY HERE

Watch the live video for Matt Schofield’s ‘The Day You Left’


October 2015

 30th October 2015

Ride To Rockstock

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Support Wyatt Cycling 180 miles from London to Planet Rockstock for

Campaign Against Living Miserably because suicide is the biggest killer of UK men under 45.

Raising Money for CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably –

CLICK HERE TO DONATE


28th October 2015

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Photo credit – Simon Dunkerley

Joe Bonamassa’s concert at the BIC Bournemouth on Wednesday October 28th has been cancelled. Please see his official Twitter message to his fans: “Unfortunately due to unexpected head cold that settled in over night we are gonna have to reschedule our gig at the BIC tonight.”
NOTE: Fans can still buy tickets to the Brighton Centre gig on Friday October 30th, however, the second Brighton Centre gig on Saturday October 31st is sold out.

 

 


 

 25th October 2015

Red Butler - UK Blues Challenge - Oct 2015_0046kThe winning band UK Blues Challenge 2015 are RED BUTLER they will be representing the UK in Italy. The event was organised by UK Blues Federation and Boom Boom Club Sutton provided superb sound, lights and venue thank you Pete Feenstra

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The four Bands at The Challenge on 24th October 2015 – The Boom Boom, Club Sutton

and visit UK Blues Federation Subscribe to the new You Tube Channel HERE

 

 20th October 2015

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 21st October 2015

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Tickets are available

Weekend Gold – 4 day ticket. Access to Thursday night too with free Planet Rockstock T-shirt

Weekend – 3 day Friday – Sunday

Thursday night – Tickets only £10 plus booking fee headlined by Toseland
Friday Night
Saturday – SOLD OUT
Sunday – a chance to see both second and main stage.


 20th October 2015

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Celebrating the start of launch of their UK tour tomorrow which kicks off at the The Brewhouse in Burton Upon Trent, King King have issued an official Alan Nimmo / King King enamel badge. More info: HERE

 

 

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Better Late Than Never (2015)

ANDERSONPONTY BAND

FEATURING MUSIC ICONS JON ANDERSON & JEAN LUC PONTY
TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
“BETTER LATE THAN NEVER”
OUT SEPTEMBER 25TH THROUGH earMUSIC


Walter Trout is back new album and UK tour check it out HERE

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19th October 2015

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Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release ‘Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983’, a comprehensive reissue project that includes his first 6 albums on the Charisma label, together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson. ‘Premonitions’ is released on 23rd October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin.

Premonitions’ comes in a Super Deluxe box set featuring a total of 135 songs on 10 CDs and 4 DVDs (5.1 mixes), plus an extensive booklet; included in this version are 67 previously unreleased recordings between old and new tracks, live and remixes.

 

steveHackett4_LilianForsberg 1 copy“I’m pleased that Steven Wilson has done several new mixes in both surround and stereo” – Hackett has declared – “The box set will also contain a number of live shows from the era. I’ve enjoyed being involved with this comprehensive trip down memory lane. There’s also a substantial booklet containing a lot of background info along with many wonderful Armando Gallo shots, and Roger Dean has painted a beautiful picture for the cover. For me it’s a proud souvenir that highlights those years. I’ll play plenty of this early work at shows in the autumn which will include some numbers not played live for many moons, like ‘Icarus Ascending’ and ‘Star of Sirius’ plus all time faves such as ‘Every Day’ and ‘Spectral Mornings’.”

TOUR DATES

Tue 20th                     LEEDS                       Town Hall

Wed 21st                    LLANDUDNO           Venue Cymru 

Fri 23rd                        LIVERPOOL             Philharmonic 

Sat 24th                      LEICESTER              de Montfort Hall

Sun 25th                     SALFORD                 The Lowry

Tue 27th                     IPSWICH                   Regent Theatre

Wed 28th                    BRISTOL                   Colston Hall

Fri 30th                        BIRMINGHAM          Symphony Hall

Sat 31st                       SOUTHEND             Cliffs Pavilion                                  

Tickets for all shows (apart from London) £29.50, £27.50; London: £37.50 level one, £33.50; (All tickets subject to booking fee).  Online: BookingsDirect.com“>HERE .   Showtime will be 7.30pm – there is no support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Juno Award-winning hard hitting rockers Monster Truck return with a colossal brand new track Don’t Tell Me How To Live which will appear on the bands highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album due out in early 2016 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group (Black Stone Cherry, Black Label Society, Joe Bonamassa).

 

Monster Truck’s unabashed dedication to creating killer riffs and putting every ounce of themselves into their show night after night, has created quite an impression not only with fans across the globe, but iconic rock bands as well. In recent years, they have been championed by the likes of Slash and Alice in Chain’s Mike Inez, have toured extensively in Canada, the U.S, Europe and the UK alongside such iconic acts as Alice in Chains, Slash, Nickelback, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Buckcherry, Alterbridge, Kid Rock, The Sheepdogs, and Vista Chino (Kyuss) and has performed a blistering set at 2013s Download Festival as well as Bonnaroo, Welcome to Rockville, Rock on the Range and Edgefest.

 

Hamilton’s prodigious sons are one of the biggest groundswell stories in recent Canadian rock with two crushing No.1 singles at Canadian Rock radio, a 2013 Juno Award for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and 2014 Juno Award nomination for ‘Rock Album of the Year’, under their belt. Their critically acclaimed debut Furiosity was a furious statement of intent and Don’t Tell Me How To Live is a raucous taste of what’s to come.

 


 

 16th October 2015

EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
UNION CHAPEL, LONDON ON 22 JANUARY 2016

NEW ALBUM ‘MONTEREY‘ OUT NOW ON ON ANTI RECORDS

Bluesdoodles enjoyed the album MONTEREY – Read what we said HERE

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January 20th – Ludenscheid – Kulturhaus – Germany
January 22nd – London – Union Chapel – United Kingdom  – TICKETS
January 23rd – Utrecht – Tivoli Vredenburg (Cloud Nine) – The Netherlands
January 24th – Berlin – Passionskirche – Germany
January 25th – Stockholm – Sodra Teatern – Sweden
January 26th – Oslo – Kulturkirken Jakob – Norway


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S ‘THE TIES THAT BIND:

THE RIVER COLLECTION’ 4CD/3DVD BOX SET OUT 4th DECEMBER

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Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ on 4th December. A comprehensive look at ‘The River’ era, the set contains 52 tracks on 4 CDs with a wealth of unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 3 DVDs. It is comprised of the original ‘The River’ double album; the first official release of ‘The River: Single Album;’ a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from Springsteen’s famed 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, long rumored but never-before-seen; rare tour rehearsal footage; a brand new documentary “The Ties That Bind” about ‘The River;’ and a coffee table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is available for pre-order at Amazon HERE and iTunes HERE.


 

 13th October 2015

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to present one of the most talented new hard rock bands to emerge from the British underground scene – INGLORIOUS!

INGLORIOUS are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born. Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.

Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion. Inspired by musical giants such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the band has recently completed the recording of their self-titled debut album which will see the light of day in February 2016. The band’s song “Breakaway” has already found its way on to Planet Rock’s playlist.

Inglorious will appear live at the Planet Rockstock Festival in Trecco Bay, Wales on December 4th and are working to set more shows around the release of the album.


 

The four Bands at The Challenge on 24th October 2015 – The Boom Boom, Club Sutton

and visit UK Blues Federation Subscribe to the new You Tube Channel HERE

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2nd October 2015

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Joe Bonamassa Live @

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1
8A PARR STREET, LOWER PARKSTONE,
ASHLEY CROSS, POOLE, DORSET BH14 0JY

 

You could be there courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine. 25 pairs of tickets are up for grabs and you could win them HERE:

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Ian Siegal tickets for Darlington are on sale in Guru Boutique and in Voodoo Cafe right now… Exclusive gig. Entry is limited to 100 so grab yours as soon as possible! This will be great!!! For more info contact Guru Gigs on 01325461479

 

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U.K. TOUR DATES 2015

OCTOBER
03rd Library @ The Institute,Birmingham, UK
04th Sin City, Swansea, UK
07th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
08th Liquid Rooms,Edinburgh, UK
13th Trinity,Bristol, UK
14th Leadmill,Sheffield, UK
15th The Roundhouse, London, UK
17th The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
18th Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
19th The Ritz, Manchester, UK
21st O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
22nd The Phoenix, Exeter, UK

For more information and Ireland & European tour dates check out the LINK


 

September 2015

 28th September 2015

 

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Photo by Keith Newhouse – ChantelMcGregor‬

Planet Rock have added <strong>Chantel McGregorTake The Power‘ single and opening track to her new album Lose Control to their playlist from Monday September 28th. When you hear it, shoot the presenters a message on their Planet Rock web page to let them know how much you dig it.

Contact Darren Redick – Follow the LINK HERE
Contact Sam Hughes – Follow the LINK HERE
Contact Wyatt – Follow the LINK HERE
Contact Paul Anthony – Follow the LINK HERE

Read the news on Chantel’s mailing list:
Photo by Keith Newhouse ChantelMcGregor‬

 

 

 

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Slipknot and Stone Sour singer lends voice to alien warlord Longtime Dr Who fan Corey Taylor will be heard in the next episode of the BBC series.


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15th September 2015

British Blues Awards 2015 Results – HERE

Congratulations to everyone, recognition by fans who love the music you play and venues across Britain

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downloadJo Harman releases new E.P. ‘Found A Place’ – Jo’s first studio recordings since the 2012 recording of her critically and commercially successful debut, ‘Dirt On My Tongue’ – is now released. Availability is currently limited to physical CD form only.

Two versions are available – a standard 5 track EP (with an additional bonus radio edit track) at £7 (including post and packaging) and a DELUXE edition, at £15 (p&p included) which includes a second disc containing a live concert recording, around 60 minutes long.

Copies will be available at Jo’s shows LINK HERE and also via paypal to info@bigiam.co.uk, subject to stock availability.

Jo returns to Nashville/Memphis this month to work on her much anticipated second studio album, with a March 2016 release date


14th September 2015

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Sonny Landreth – Bound by the Blues Lyric Video


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Octavia, from the USA, is Pennsylvania’s First Lady of Blues. She’s a singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player and blues-infused wonder. Octavia wows her audience with her wicked harmonica playing, sultry powerful vocals and her top notch high energy show engaging her audience – one of the hottest Blues-Roots acts around.

Check out Tour dates throughout September starting at The Cider House, Pump Bottom Farm, Chichester – Wednesday 16th September HERE


11th September 2015

John Emil Slide guitarist from U.S.A. touring U.K.
September 2015
17th   Acoustic Oak @ The Royal Oak , Corsham,
18th   The Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage,
19th   The Bear Club, Luton
22th   The Railway  Southend-on-Sea Essex
24th   Hop Pole Inn, Bromsgrove
25th  The Wharf, Macclesfield
26th  Hunsley Acoustic Music Elloughton
27th  Marchington Music Club  Uttoxeter
28th  The Caledonia,  Liverpool
29th Hopstar Brewery Number ,   Darwen

October 2015
1st   The Spinning Top Bar, Stockport
2nd   Carlisle Folk & Blues Club
3rd   Ye Olde Man n Scythe  Bolton
4th   The Leek Blues & Americana Festival @ The Cock Inn, Leek
6th   The Millers Bar, Brighouse
7th   Blakey’s Cafe Bar   Newcastle-Under-Lyme
8th   Platform Tavern, Southampton
9th  The Belle Vue    High Wycombe, Bucks
11th  Winchester Gate, Salisbury

 


 

ISRAEL NASH RELEASES NEW SINGLE ON 02 OCTOBER 2015 from his New Album SILVER SEASON – out 9th October 2015 – LOOSE/THIRTY TIGERS

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Israel Nash and his band are excited to release the first single, “LA Lately,” on 2nd October. The track is taken off their new album Israel Nash’s Silver Season, due out on October 9th on Loose/Thirty Tigers.

Of the song, Israel says, “‘LA Lately’ is a song that was written on the road while we were leaving LA after my first headline show. There is something magical about that city and the song is all about our experience. From getting there, to being there, and -as we do- moving along and leaving.”


Portland, Oregon-based folk-Americana singer-songwriter Hip Hatchet announces September-October 2015 UK tour in support of his excellent new album Hold You Like A Harness.

Hip Hatchet September-October 2015 UK Tour

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 23 Bristol – Kingsdown Wine Vaults
Thursday 24 Newport, Gwent  – Le Pub
Friday 25    Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire – SpArC Theatre
Saturday 26  Nottingham – The Guitar Bar
Monday 28    London – Green Note
Tuesday 29   Norwich – The Bicycle Shop
Wednesday 30 Stafford – The Market Vaults

OCTOBER
Thursday 1  Newcastle upon Tyne – The Cumberland Arms
Friday 2    Sheffield – Café #9
Sunday 4    Worth Matravers,nr. Swanage – The Square & Compass
Monday 5    Bristol – The Old Duke
Thursday 8  Folkestone – The Chambers
Sunday 11   London – Ace Hotel, Shoreditch


 

FRANKIE LEE hear new track BUFFALO’ ~ Debut album ‘AMERICAN DREAMER‘ released – 02 OCTOBER 2015 VIA LOOSE MUSIC

“Acoustic Americana with warm guitars and The War On Drugs-style psych elements. It’s an old-soul performance in the vein of classic country-wanderers” THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“Narcoleptic Minnesotan singer – literally – releases a dreaming, hazy piece of Americana” THE GUARDIAN

Frankie Lee will release his debut album ‘American Dreamer’ through Loose Music on 2nd October. Recorded at Real Phonic Studios in Minneapolis, MN, the album will be available on LP, CD and as a download.

Ahead of the album, Frankie has shared a new track, ‘Buffalo’


 

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8th September 2015

King King have been nominated in the Best New band category of the Classic Rock magazine Roll Of Honour awards!

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All votes are appreciated by this Band that is redefining British Rock Blues.. VOTE HERE

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loved their latest album Reaching For The Light it is definitely in the running for Bluesdoodles 12 albums of 2015.. see what we wrote HERE

King King are touring UK this Autumn check out the dates and book a show – HERE


 

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Check out the seventeen countries already registered for  the European Blues Challenge 2016 – HERE


 

Boston’s Willard Grant Conspiracy last toured the UK in 2013 – His band is a loose, ever revolving cast of up to thirty musicians, with the only constant being singer and songwriter Robert Fisher, their Facebook page states, “If someone tells you they play with us, they probably do”.
Willard Grant Conspiracy have shared two new songs ahead of their UK tour, which starts Thursday 10th September in Glasgow. Robert Fisher explains a little bit about the songs: “These songs were recorded live in David Michael Curry’s living room. Jonah Sacks plays cello, DMC plays viola and Robert Fisher plays guitar and sings. The recordings were done as reference demos for future recordings; “Chasing Rabbits” was being played for the third time! The songs are a work in progress and you can hear the three of us listening to each other and reacting during the playing. We like the feel of these tracks and hope you do too.”

WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY TOUR – 2015

10 Sep – GLASGOW, Glad Cafe
11 Sep – EDINBURGH, Wee Red Bar
12 Sep – BELFAST, Crescent Arts Centre</strong>
14 Sep – LONDON, St Pancras Old Church
15 Sep – SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads
16 Sep – EXETER, Phoenix
17 Sep – BRIGHTON, Prince Albert

20 Sep – TILBURG, INCUBATE FESTIVAL (NL)

Listen to tracks and buy a ticket to hear Willard Grant Live…

 


 

New albumunnamed (4) by Blues Hall of Fame inductee and blues trailblazer Joe Louis Walker. ‘Everybody Wants A Piece’ will be released on 9 October via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

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