Derrin Nauendorf & Rick Foot @ West End Club Barry

Derrin Nauendorf and Rick Foot – 19th April 2013 – West End Club, Barry Before the show, I had a quick chat with Derrin: What was your first musical memories growing up in Australia? My source was my Father’s vinyl collection BB King, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, it was all down to his good taste, … Read more…

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe @ Odins Rock Club, Ebbw Vale – 5th April 2013

A packed house at, Odin’s Rock Club was geared up to be entertained once again by four acts, with ‘Henry’s Funeral Shoe‘ as head-liner. The evening started off with an acoustic act, Richard Gardner, the former ‘Circle Of One’ axe man who delivering powerful ballads delivered with an edge a mix of self-penned and surprising … Read more…

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Abertillery Blues Rock Festival Friday 12th July 2013

This gem of a festival is returning for its ninth year… once again in the majestic setting of Abertillery Park, deep in the valleys of South Wales under the shadow of the Arael Mountain. The now familiar tradition of a big top circus tent and comparing supplied by Bob and Norm from GTFM; famous or … Read more…

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Shrewsbury 2013

With less than a week to go and tickets going fast what better way of dispelling the late winter blues than Theatre of Blues Festival in Shrewsbury Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April The first Festival at Theatre Severn, was a resounding success as the review published in Blues Matters shows; definitely one of the … Read more…

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Rag Mama Rag – Review @ Barry – March 2013

Another evening of Acoustic delights at West End Club Barry, local acoustic artist Cal Newman got the proceedings going and the atmosphere warm before ‘Rag Mama Rag‘s’ set which promised from the off to be a little bit different as there was an array of instruments on the stage and a pair of musicians. Ashley … Read more…

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Jock’s Juke Joint Volume Two – CD Review

Jock’s Juke Joint Volume Two, is a compilation of delight across all eighteen tracks providing the perfect showcasing of the depth of talent in Scotland that sadly for the rest of us in the British Isles we rarely get to see live. Listening to this CD is the best use of seventy minutes I have … Read more…

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CD – Lucy Zirins – Chasing Clocks

Lucy Zirins Chasing Clocks Release Date 25th March 2013 “Chasing Clocks”, is the much awaited début album from the award-winning songbird from Burnley, having been recognised at The British Blues Awards ‘British Newcomer’ and Blues Matters Writers Poll , winning ‘Best Newcomer’ and runner-up in Best Solo Artist Category during 2012. This 12-track album is … Read more…

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CD Review – Whisky in my Blood – Dave Arcari & Helsinki Hellraisers

Dave Arcari & Helsinki Hellraisers – Whisky in my Blood Record Label – Blue North Release Date – 25 March 2013. From the first second, this CD can only be the handiwork of Glaswegian Dave Arcari, with his punk take on acoustic. There is nothing gentle in the delivery as his voice and guitar dominate … Read more…

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