Richard Townend and the Mighty Bosscats Trump them all with God Bless America

Richard Townend, for the uninitiated, was a professional musician graduating from Leeds College of Music in 1986 where he studied guitar and composition. After graduating, he toured throughout the UK with the likes of Ronnie Corbett, Charlie Drake, Les Denis, Dana, The Platters and Tony Christie. He became, perhaps unsurprisingly disillusioned with the professional music scene until, a few … Read more…

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Burn It Down say Dead Daises Scorching Classic Rock Album

Burn It Down say Dead Daises Scorching Classic Rock Album Rip-roaring Classic rock full of rich guitar driving rhythms and superb vocals and lyrics. This is rock ‘n’ roll full of good vibes as tempo’s ebb and flows and emotions are shared. Burn It Down is definitely a top drawer album that will be listened to for years to come a mainstay of your collection.

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Find A Light Blackberry Smoke New Album Showing the Way

Find A Light Blackberry Smoke New Album Showing the Way Thirteen co-written tracks, special guest and the wonderful inspiring music of Blackberry Smoke, the band that is always on tour! The album Find a Light has shone brightly on the heavier side of Blackberry Smoke full of energy and the hat is always tipped to Country that is at the heart of a band that produces great music.  That you want to listen to not once, not twice but again and again. I recommend that you have the album on repeat to let the contours of the musical and lyrical landscape created sink deep into your musical DNA.

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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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Gold Top New Album Delivered By The Milk Men

Gold Top New Album Delivered By The Milk Men superb follow up to Debut album Full Phat. There may be no reworking of the recipe of British blues but then when something isn’t broke why change it. The Milk Men know that and play the style they love and will always be a welcomed by fans.

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John Mayall Breaks the Blues Wide Open with a New Live Album

What can be said about a legend like John Mayall? His history has been exhaustively covered and yet, for me, most articles have been a constant source of annoyance in that nearly all of them have concentrated on his recruiting and then losing stars of the future. Yes, of course, this has been important, and … Read more…

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The End of the Line is just the start with Ritchie Dave Porter

The End of the Line is just the start with Ritchie Dave Porter I have liked Ritchie Dave Porter ever since I read an interview with him by Michael Limnios, where he said “I would encourage the younger generation of today to stop listening to crap like Kanye West and Justin Bieber and open their … 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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The Divine and Dirty Kris Barras Band supply riffs aplenty

Devon born Kris Barras isn’t new to the blues-rock stage, having released his first album, Lucky 13, in 2015. This new release is a step up for Barras, however, as it is his first for the Provogue/Mascot Label Group and should see him deservedly gain a wider audience. He is a man with an intriguing … Read more…

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Andy Gunn has Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now

If you need to pay your dues to play the blues, then Scottish guitar player, Andy Gunn has paid them in spades. Born with Haemophilia, Andy was one of the patients affected by blood products contaminated with HIV and Hepatitis C and has campaigned tirelessly to bring justice to his fellow victims. As a teenager, … Read more…

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