Fifth UKBlues Challenge Counting Down The Days

Tickets are now on sale they are hotter than the summer sun… so dash over to See Tickets and get yours reserved! The UKBlues Federation is once again hosting the UK Blues Challenge 2018. Once again, there will be the opportunity to hear five super blues band play. Sit back enjoy the music. There will be … Read more…

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Blind Lemon Pledge adds polish to Evangeline

OK, the headline is the last pun on the name…promise; it was used just to put a Sheen on the review. After all, the real inspiration for the name is one of the seminal blues artists of all time; namely Blind Lemon Jefferson. If you don’t know him, do yourself a favour and listen to … Read more…

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Redemption New Studio Album from Joe Bonamassa

  JOE BONAMASSA NEW STUDIO ALBUM REDEMPTION RELEASED: 21 September 2018    PRE-ORDER NOW   Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa returns with a brand new studio album, ‘Redemption’, which will be released on 21st September 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group in Europe and J&R Adventures in North America. Redemption, Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all original material, sees him at … Read more…

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Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters release The Luckiest Man

Multi-award winning guitarist Ronnie Earl is back with his band The Broadcasters and latest release The Luckiest Man presents ‘ an unwavering resolve to live with faith and gratitude ‘ according to the man himself. 12 tracks of super cool, with a homage to much-missed bassist Jim Mouradian, who sadly passed away after a show in January 2017. Things … Read more…

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The Mitch Laddie Band open up Another World

It always gives me an extra frisson when I get the opportunity to listen to and review artists from my homeland. As a County Durham lad, although I was exiled to the South before Mitch was even born, I had numerous, precious experiences of seeing many high-quality bands that played the working men’s clubs, pubs … Read more…

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Matt Edwards Band colour their roots blue

Classing himself as an Alternative Blues Rock artist Matt Edwards has just released his third album and, unlike the first, it is a full (3-piece) band which regale us across the 10 original tracks of Backward Roots. Oxfordshire based Edwards always aims to make the song the focus, rather than the message being lost in … 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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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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The BluesBones Chasing Shadows Come Out On Top

Formed in 2011, The BluesBones are a 5-piece band from Belgium. Noted for their solid blues-rock foundations, they have had success over the intervening years with 2 studio and two live albums. They have just released the next chapter of all original compositions, entitled Chasing Shadows. I must admit to a shiver of apprehension when … Read more…

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Colne Rhythm and Blues is back again in 2018

Colne Rhythm & Blues is back again in 2018   About The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Takes place in Colne, Lancashire, over the bank holiday weekend of 24th – 26th August 2018. The festival takes place in numerous town centre venues (from 750 to 50 capacity), Colne & Nelson Rugby Club (which also doubles-up … Read more…

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