CD Review: Kris Barras Band ~ Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras Band Kris Barras Band Independent     True Rock/Blues that springs into action on Never Too Late sums up Kris Barras Band as they deliver a self-titled debut album of eight tracks full of dark emotions and cries of anguish. This is blues with sharp edges the vocals have a rough primeval texture … Read more…

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CD Review: Samantha Fish ~ Wild Heart

  Samantha Fish Wild Heart RUF Records   This is the album that will definitely place Samantha Fish at the top; she has achieved a double accolade on her third studio album with vocals full of energy and precision in her delivery combined with guitar playing that lifts the roof off and shows this is … Read more…

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CD Review: The Tim Jones Band ~ Home Again

  The Tim Jones Band Home Again Independent Release Date 22nd May 2015   This is an album that is about musicianship rather than the power in a trio, this is what happens when the collaboration is between musicians who feel the music. Tim Jones guitar and vocals is the front of the band but … Read more…

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CD Review: Wily Bo Walker & E.D. Brayshaw ~ Stone Cold Beautiful

Wily Bo Walker & E.D. Brayshaw Stone Cold Beautiful Independent Release Date 22nd May 2015   Wily Bo Walker is a solo singer-songwriter; on this album the Glaswegian has teamed up with guitar maestro E.D. Bradshaw to create Stone Cold Beautiful with the backing vocals from Karena K adding extra tonal range creating six tracks … Read more…

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CD Reviews: Ryk Mead and the London Blues Machine ~ Chicago

  Ryk Mead and the London Blues Machine Chicago Independent Release Date – May 29th   Second track in is the title track, we have an homage to blues and a city forever connected to the music that remains forever popular, Chicago a city of electric guitars and blues that hit your music soul.this is … Read more…

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CD Review: Voodoo Sheiks ~ Voodification

Voodoo Sheiks Voodification Independent     Opening with The Thrill Ain’t Gone, with deep moody bass clash of cymbals harp and the beat picking up before the vocals, this is blues that didn’t grab me from the off, not sure why the timing was a bit rushed but the lyrics were clever and the Voodification … Read more…

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EP Review: Rainbreakers ~ Blood Not Brass

  Rainbreakers Blood Not Brass Independent Release Date 22nd May 2015   Rainbreakers, another new group for me, are certainly not conventional blues, they have taken the framework of blues, reshaped the scaffolding and build a sound, shape and form of Rainbreakers blues that is modern and distinctly their own full of noise, distorted vocals … Read more…

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CD Review: Laurence Jones ~ What’s It Gonna Be

  Laurence Jones What’s It Gonna Be Ruf Records Release Date 13th April   Opening with the title track the self-assured opening guitar and vocals tells you this album is gonna be – a maturing Laurence Jones putting down on the recording the music he has been playing on the road and reflects the honing … Read more…

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CD Review – Vargas Blues Band ~ From The Dark

Vargas Blues Band From The Dark Off Yer Rocka Recordings Javier Vargas fronts the band, his musical influences have been shaped by living in Argentina and Venezuela, moving to the USA and living in Spain. Having played the guitar for most of his life firstly a Spanish Guitar moving onto electric guitar at twelve it … Read more…

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