Dave Arcari ~ Live @ Beaufort Ballroom: June 2015

Dave Arcari Beaufort Ballroom, Ebbw Vale 13th June 2015   Dave stepped on the stage and we were in for a night of wild blues that is full-on acoustic there is never anything subtle this is blues that hits you in your solar plexus and works up the spine with excitement and anticipation as he … Read more…

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Bluesdoodles Top Fifteen Gigs 2014

The top fifteen bluesdoodles gigs 2014 – in alphabetical order… Jeff Beck Katie Bradley & Kirk Fletcher Cut The Funk Fish Grainne Duffy JJ Grey & Mofro & Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Hamilton Loomis Jo Harman Hat Fitz & Cara Heritage Blues Orchestra Layla Zoe Royal Southern Brotherhood Matt Schofield Ian Siegal & … Read more…

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Mississippi Blues Part 1 – Lightnin' Malcolm Gig & CD Review

Missisippi Blues @ St Bonaventures, Bristol 22nd October 2013 Part 1 – Lightnin’ Malcolm This is Bluesdoodles first combined Gig & CD review Opening tonight was Lightnin’ Malcolm in the guise of a one-man band – what a sound he created swampy blues at its best with a twist of influences from across the genres … Read more…

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CD Review – Mark Pontin Group – Days of Destiny

Days of Destiny on Moochee Records is a début album that is delivered with confidence and demonstrates the raw, natural talent of this power trio led by Mark Pontin with his distinctive vocals. This confidence belies the tension that is described in the notes on the long and winding journey that has eventually resulted in … Read more…

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CD Review – Some Luck – Fran McGillivray Band

“Some Luck” is a beautifully crafted CD from the cover design through to the tracks selected to create a complete and harmonious journey of music that takes us through all the emotional pathways of life. So though not traditional blues it is ensconced in the blues genre with the combination of the lyrics and the … Read more…

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Mike Sanchez Band @ The Met Abertillery 8th June 2013

Mike Sanchez and his U.K. band does not have a set list they let the music flow and the crowd is welcomed to shout out the numbers that are special to them creating an eclectic and inclusive set of blues, rockabilly and rock and roll delivered with style by Mike and his band of superb … Read more…

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Ian Siegal and The Mississippi Mudbloods @The Garage, Islington

Ian Siegal and The Mississippi Mudbloods @ The Garage, Islington 8th May 2013 The support tonight was provided by a micro version of Dave Migden & The Dirty Words, comprising Dave accompanied by guitarist Joe Gibson, and what a fine duo they make delivering some superb covers including Taj Mahal’s ‘Fishing Blues’ interspersed with stripped … Read more…

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Federal Charm – debut CD

Federal Charm – Federal Charm on Mystic Records – Release Date 15th July Federal Charm have been getting a lot of attention and that is not surprising with the PR and management support; but never mind the hype – does this début recording live up to the pre-release chatter – Bluesdoodles says yes, with a … Read more…

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King King @ The Flowerpot, Derby – 27th April 2013

The Flowerpot, Derby is a brilliant venue that combines some fantastic real ales with exceptional live music acts that appeal to the crowds that turn up to be entertained. King King, the main act of the evening, were supported by a young band Devlin Blue who hail from Lincoln, and are currently studying music in … Read more…

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