Sonia Leigh Delivers The Album with Friends at Abbey Road London

Sonia Leigh’s album opens and closes the album at the piano with a delicate instrumental Debussy’s Clare De Lune. The simplicity and elegance of the notes reflecting the moonlight captured in each note. Is this a cover or an interesting reprise of a classic inspired by a poem by Paul Verlaine, whatever – it is … Read more…

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The Sharpeez pen a rhythm and blues masterclass

There is a good blend of styles in the lineage of The Sharpeez. In case you are new to them, leader Bill Mead was in a Mod/R’n’B band called Rebel, which was gigging with bands like The Stranglers in the musical melting pot of late 1979. Guitarist Loz Netto also has a history, as he … Read more…

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Janiva Magness throwing velvet grenade for Army of Love

I’ve always felt an affinity with Janiva Magness. We were born in the same year after all, although she still looks stunning whereas I have succumbed to the ravages of a very hard paper round. (A clue; in the year of our birth, the first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched). Her previous work has … Read more…

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Join the Blues Party with Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Zoë Schwarz has been a big name on the blues scene for a few years now, with her live performances particularly lauded by fans and the press. Now with her band, Blue Commotion comes an album that should lift all of them to the heights they deserve. The band got together in 2012, and this … Read more…

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Toby Arrives Launching Koch Marshall Trio

Toby Arrives Launching Koch Marshall Trio Gregg Koch, uber guitarist, self-titled ‘ King Of Gristle’, practicer of necromantic six-string sorcery, certainly knows a thing or two about a thing or two. So, it was with some trepidation after finally agreeing to his son ( and drummer ) Dylan’s relentless requests, that they booked a studio … Read more…

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Travel Down Sonia Leigh Musical Rabbit Hole with Mad Hatter

Having heard Sonia Leigh play live in Bristol opening for The Broken Witt Rebels on a boat in Bristol. I was delighted to have the opportunity to review her studio album, Mad Hatter.  The studio Album is an Americana ride down a musical rabbit hole. Expect a variety of sound and textures as we taste … Read more…

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Grainne Duffy Third Album Where I Belong Delights

This is Grainne’s third album having listened unless it’s by choice, it amazes me that a major label has not taken up this stunning talent. Now I am, by preference a stompin’, blues-rocking type and it may surprise some, that this is not as blues/rock biased as her previous releases, but this album is a … Read more…

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Trippin Backwards Robert Hokum East Meets West Blues

Trippin Backwards Robert Hokum East Meets West Blues Having Fun ‘Trippin’ Backwards With Robert Hokum, this Live Retrospective is fun and full of blues, roots and a twist of funkiness. The album is divided into three segments and show why Robert Hokum is a mainstay of the West London Blues scene and should be known … Read more…

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Explore A Small World Enlarged Beautifully by Dan Burnett

Sometimes an E.P. disappoints, not just because it leaves you wanting more but as often with a collection of Short Stories the artist has not used the six tracks to truly promote the nuances that make an artist demand attention. This is not the case on Dan Burnett’s Small World E.P. Yes, you are left wanting … Read more…

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Robert Plant Solo Album Carry Fire Music Burns Deep

  Robert Plant’s Solo Album Carry Fire the music burns deep. The music has hidden depths, as layers of tonal shapes and textures interlace with the thoughtful lyrics. Carry Fire is rooted in the earth, ethereal as air, turbulent as water and hot as fire as the four elements encapsulated across the eleven tracks. Joining Plant on … Read more…

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