Black Country Communion Marches In With Rock on BCCIV

Black Country Communion Marches In With Rock on BCCIV

Black Country Communion Marches In With Rock on BCCIV

 

With the album full of golden energy. A burning saffron Phoenix. The cover shouts to you listen I am a mighty album ready and waiting for your attention. When you are a reviewer sometimes you forget to write and just let the music pour out of the speaker. This is just one of those occasions. I kept listening filled with a golden rock glow but could not find the words. Now here are my humble thoughts.

Like the Roman Legions march straight and true BCCIV rock goes straight to your Rock jugular and connects. Mark Anthony may have led the IV legion – did he ever visit The Black Country… that is a History lesson! In the here and now Black Country Communion fourth studio album is firmly in the grip of the vocal might of Black Country’s son Glenn Hughes.

Opening the album with the first single Collide, it is the count in from the studio you here first. Then the Collision as guitar meets the mighty vocal tubes of Glenn. The Rhythm section gives the track power and shape provided by the keys. It is undeniably Glenn Hughes’ vocals that demand attention the rest is just the platform.

The hype of Black Country Communion being back in the studio is justified from the first to the last, not across the ten tracks. The coming together of musicians who individually shine, sometimes is a disappointment, not this time it is a communion that is holy.  The album flows as the shapes change burning brightly from hot red to amber glows. Out of the embers is the epic Joe Bonamassa number The Last Song For My Resting Place. For nearly eight minutes you are captured entwined in a warm Celtic fused magic as the album calms down, takes a breath but never loses its energy. With a lyrical story reaching back to harvest and music around the fire created by the judicious inclusion of fiddle and mandolin. It is the crying pain and glory of Bonamassa’s guitar that holds you in the grip of the music with its soul and passion pain and joy. A truly inspirational tale of the Titanic’s Violinist Wallace Hartley.  The magic as the guitar fades and the hook for mandolin and the story continues. What a number, follow that BCC. They do. Upping the tempo with sharp guitar collecting together the muscle of Classic Rock on Sway.

Now we are taken to the ocean shore for The Cove. Full of atmospheric swirls of guitar and keys as Joe guitar takes the helm. Ode to the dolphin is breathtaking. A tribute to the senseless killing of dolphins every year at The Killing Cove, Taiji, Japan.  The heartache is captured through the assured delivery of the message. Parcelled in instrumentation that reflects words and builds the emotions.

An album that has no fillers, The Crow, full of guitar the urgency picked up by the bass then Jason Bonham’s drums. The urge to move is then pulled together with the keys of Derek Sherinian, leading you into the longest track Wanderlust. Full of tempo changes, melodic as if you were walking down Abbey Road. Masterful playing and an inspired use of a Grand piano leading us into the last verse.

Tribute to Glenn Hughes’ Dad, sung for both his parents. Melodic, and leaves you in the certainty that at the end it is love that remains.  Closing out the album with When The Morning Comes. Returning home, dream-time and we are left with the glorious echoes of an album that is classic, modern, entertaining and has a message.

The legions of Classic rock are mighty. The influence and legacy of the greats can be heard echoing throughout. BCCIV rises from these ashes creating an album that heralds a new golden age of rock for now. Relevant, contemporary and magnificent.

TENpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN …

Track Listing

  1. Collide
  2. Over My Head
  3. The Last Song For My Resting Place
  4. Sway
  5. The Cove
  6. The Crow
  7. Wanderlust
  8. Love Remains
  9. Awake
  10. When Morning Comes

Black Country Communion Marches In With Rock on BCCIV

Collide first Single from BCCIV Collision of Rock Delight

Collide first Single from BCCIV Collision of Rock DelightCollide first Single from BCCIV Collision of Rock Delight

 

Head over to Planet Rock and do not miss the pre-sale for their exclusive UK tour dates,  Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday 2nd January and London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 4th January 2018. 

 

Black Country Communion have just premiered the official music video for their first single “Collide” taken from their brand new album “BCCIV”, which on Friday 22nd September. 

Adding to the excitement the release first single from the new album out on Mascot Label Group – two UK live shows kick starting 2018.

Black Country Communion  music is a collision of rock power as the Anglo-American partnership returns. United by communion of rock are vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017.  This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”.

 

 

These will be the only two concerts the band will play in the UK and Europe.  Planet Rock’s 48-hour ticket pre-sale runs from Wednesday 2nd August until Thursday 3rd August via www.planetrock.com.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 4th August from 0844 844 0444 and can be booked online from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.eventim.co.uk.

 

 

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Collide first Single from BCCIV Collision of Rock Delight

Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

 

Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

JANUARY 2018 UK DATES

PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE
WEDNESDAY 2nd AUGUST 2017 AT 9AM FROM www.planetrock.com

TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 4th AUGUST
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Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 4th January 2018

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Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

Taking their name from the industrial area in Britain, and the birthplace of both Hughes and Bonham, Black Country Communion released their self-titled debut album in 2010, and with that, unleashed their brand of take-no-prisoners hard rock to a world thirsting for music with substance.

Back with BCCIV – the hiatus is suspended.. Solo career  projects are on hold and Black country Communion are back with new album and two live dates in the U.K. to kick-start 2018. BCC has cultivated a reputation not only as amazing songwriters, also a powerful live act, as they challenge and motivate each other to make the best music they can.

 

Black Country Communion New Album and UK DatesNow, seven years on from its inception, Bonamassa feels the time is right to bring the original BCC line-up back for album #4.

“We had around 4 months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves,” comments Glenn Hughes. “All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the Aferglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound.  If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one.”

 

 

Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

All songs on the new album were co-written by Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa.  Glenn wrote all the lyrics on the album except for the song ‘The Last Song For My Resting Place’ which was written by Joe.

Here’s a breakdown of the songs on “BCCIV” in the words of Glenn Hughes:

COLLIDE
“I had written the riff to this song in the morning of the first day of writing BCCIV. Joe came over and I played him the riff, and we finished the song before lunch. I had a feeling that Collide would set the pace for the record.”

OVER MY HEAD
“This was a song I had written after a session with Joe. It was kind of like One Last Soul where I had written a song and was unsure if it would fit our style simply because it was more mainstream. One Last Soul definitely clicked with Rock fans, and got a lot of Radio airplay. Over My Head is in the same ballpark, big groove and memorable chorus. I can hear it on the radio.”

THE LAST SONG FOR MY RESTING PLACE
“I was intrigued by the notion of Wallace Hartley (violinist and band leader on the Titanic).  The fact that he played everyone off the ship to the detriment of himself brings you back to a more selfless time in our history. I don’t believe the conditions are around in 2017 for something or someone like that to step forward and be recognised.  I felt that his story and this song played well on this album. His violin is in a private collection and survives to this day.” – JB

“Joe had two parts to this song: the intro and outro where the track is suited with a mandolin and fiddle. The middle part, heavy and dramatic and dark. Absolutely love Joe’s vocal on this song. A tale of the Titanic going down into the deep, and a violin that would perish alongside its many fateful passengers.” – GH

SWAY
“A swagger riff leads the way on this track. We changed the groove, when Jason suggested it should have a “Smooth Criminal” Michael Jackson vibe. This was how Jason’s Dad, John, would have approached it in Led Zep. I’m mesmerized by the beat in the verse, and when it hits the chorus it’s full on Classic Rock, once again the vocal is carrying the message.”

THE COVE
“Joe captured the mood brilliantly on this song. I’m still shaking my head in astonishment.”

“I wanted to write a song about my love for dolphins. Each year thousands of these beautiful souls are murdered by hunters in the coastal town of Taiji, Japan. They are drove into the Killing Cove and brutally slaughtered. I have been working with Ric O’Barry from the Dolphin Project for four years, and told him I had written a song about this senseless and horrific scenario for BCCIV, that has been happening for decades.”

“My heart aches as I watch on live stream what happens in the Cove. I ask you all to listen to this song and understand how deeply affected we all are as animal and sea life protectors. The Dolphin Project has changed my life, and to my dying day I will be of service to be a protector of all inhabitants that live in the sea. There will be a video for this song. Thanks to Ric and his son Lincoln for supplying the footage.”

THE CROW
“It was time to get up out of our chairs in the writing session and stand up to find a pulse for this rock song. All push and pull, coming and sounding like the Joe and Glenn song ‘Black Country’ from BCC1. I wanted to reference the Crow, who watches over our band.”

WANDERLUST
“Hats off to Joe for bringing this idea into the session with an insane verse groove. Love Derek’s grand piano lead into the last verse. I wanted to take the chorus to a very melodic Abbey Road vocal vibe. I’ve always been a wanderer, always returning, coming home with a sense of lessons learned and never leaving my spiritual path.”

LOVE REMAINS
“I wrote this song for my Dad on the flight back to the UK for his Memorial Service. When I went to record it, my Mom had also just passed away. So I sang it for the both of them. I was installed with a greater sense of gratitude. I used a mid-falsetto vocal on the chorus to add sensitivity to the melody that I had written. The content is quite simple. When the last breath is taken only love remains.”

AWAKE
“A song about living forever. A song for the Loyal. A song for the evergreen. I wanted to ramp up the chorus and relive the long nights of freedom.”

WHEN THE MORNING COMES
“The feeling I had with this song, was I had woken up from a dream and walked down the hill through the field to be by the water at my home. Most of my work involves themes of coming home to be by the sea. The last song on this album finds me in a safe place, almost like the ending of the Wizard of Oz, surrounded by Joe, Jason, Derek and Kevin. Our brotherhood – long may we continue.”

WITH YOU I GO **
“To find someone who can share your journey, is in the hands of fate. We meet many people throughout our lives, some relationships, are life lessons on how we grow and learn.
But when you have found or met your significant other, who happens to be your soulmate is absolutely life-changing. With You I Go is a song about, whatever happens, I’m with you, because it was meant to be. I’ve done my best, now you can rest, on my shoulder.”

** Bonus track on vinyl edition only.

 

Bluesdoodles is excited about the New Album BCCIV is the golden Phoenix fired by Rock and is looking forward to reviewing the songs.

Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”.

 

Black Country Communion New Album and UK Dates

 

 

Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The Fleece

Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The FleeceRead Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The Fleece

Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he resonated across The Fleece. But first, we have the young band that is wowing audiences across the airways and live wherever they play. Yes, Stone Broken hit Bristol tonight with many fans already in the audience. They played to a packed Fleece, full of anticipation for Glenn Hughes. Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The FleeceThere is no doubt that this loud rock driven band caught our attention and we wanted to hear the music. This was a support that excited, left you wanting more. What makes Stone Broken, the band radios want to play and audience what to go out and see live? Chemistry. Yes, that magical distillation where all the band blend and create a cohesive rock sound combined with commitment. The commitment that they will have fun playing music that gives you pleasure. With Rich Moss on vocals that climb Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The Fleeceabove the drumming of Robyn Haycock so that the lyrics are never lost in the guitar and bass maelstrom from Chris Davis and Kieron Conroy.  Every track was nailed to the mast of Stone Broken live, as they head across Europe with Glenn Hughes throughout February. The standout number in the oh too short set was Waiting For You, you may have heard it played on the radio but live it has a raw vibrant energy.   New songs that will be on the next album given an airing tonight were Just A Memory which is a heavier sound, and This Is Life. Long may Stone Broken climb reaching new audiences creating solid rock music that entertains.

Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The FleeceShort break, we draw breath and Glenn Hughes is on stage to a rip-roaring cheer from the crowd that must have lifted his spirits.  Throughout the night, Glenn shared insights into Glenn the person sharing his love for his loyal music friends. We shared his grief, he was playing tonight giving The Fleece audience the music we wanted to hear, despite the emotional pain of his mother passing the night before. The emotions flowed off the stage and back from the audience as we were bathed in the love that is Glenn, and the mutual love for music that rocks from Deep Purple days through to his latest acclaimed album Resonate.

Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The FleeceTonight, Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he resonated across The Fleece.  The band provided the backdrop for his bass and vocals that climbed the octaves with a purity that enchanted us all. Glenn hit the ground running, on form with those clear, powerful vocals. What a voice. And to think it was his fourth instrument of choice graduating from the piano, to guitar, to bass then finding his voice at nineteen. He has been on fire for the whole tour building energy from people that love the rock he brings into our lives; tonight was no exception with raw energy, poignancy and the ability to make each song fresh as Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The Fleeceif being sung for the first time. Glenn connected personally with everyone in the audience, he was singing for each and every one of us. Let’s not forget his sublime string bending bass playing that resonates its deep chords through every number. With a great tight band behind him, guitarist Soren Andersen powerhouse of a drummer Pontus Engborg completing the trio from Scandinavia tonight on Hammond Organ Jay Doe bringing memories of Jon Lord into The Fleece tonight. Thanks to Glenn and his introductions and praise of the band at the end of the set we also know the height and weight of the monstrous trio that is a platform for Glenn Hughes to leap from.

We heard from Trapeze, with Medusa always a crowd please and sounds so very good, as he recalled that this was his first song written sitting at his mother’Read Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The Fleeces kitchen table aged seventeen The number has longevity, tonight was rejuvenated as Glenn appears to be. The writing and recording of Resonate the catalyst, writing the songs while recovering from double knee operations a mighty album was formed. Deep Purple’s Might Just Save Your Life was awesome, the emotions rippled and we were collectively joined at the hip with Glenn and his band.
What a set list every number was electric. Then the encore first Heavy from ReRead Why Tonight Glenn Hughes was pure Gold as he Resonated across The Fleecesonate and then Purple’s Burn. Tonight we were burning hot in the hot rock music that defines Glenn Hughes 2017. What a night, live music that adds to memories and brings love to every rocker’s heart.

Glenn Hughes UK Tour follows Resonate Album Success

Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

 

Glenn Hughes UK Tour follows Resonate Album SuccessGlenn Hughes UK Tour follows Resonate Album Success

Glenn Hughes is pleased to announce his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.   Tickets will go on sale to the general public from

Tickets  can be booked online from MyTicket and SeeTickets 

Special guests on all UK shows will be Stone Broken.

 

Says Glenn, “I’m thrilled to be coming over to tour the UK and Europe this month and February. My band will now be a four piece. On guitar is Søren Andersen, on drums Pontus Engborg, and on keyboards Jay Boe. Song selections will be a mix from my new album Resonate, and from my well of historic songs through the decades. This tour is all about ROCK and what it means to us all, including my band, and to my fans and friends. Let’s get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I’m in. Let’s go! See you down the front!”

GLENN HUGHES – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017 UK TOUR

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Friday 20 January   The Riverside, Newcastle
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Saturday 21 January    Islington Assembly Hall, London
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Monday 23 January     The Robin 2, Bilston
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Tuesday 24 January  The Garage, Glasgow
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Thursday 26 January   Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Friday 27 January  O2 Academy 2, Manchester
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Sunday 29 January      Sub 89, Reading
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Monday 30 January  The Junction, Cambridge
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Wednesday 1 February  The Church, Leeds
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Thursday 2 February   The Fleece, Bristol
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Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

 

Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer.

Glenn Hughes was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line-up of Deep Purple. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of Deep Purple were in attendance to receive the honor.

Glenn’s 12th studio album, and his first album in eight years, Resonate was released on 4th November 2016 to great critical acclaim and hit #6 in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.

 

“My personal connection with my fans while on tour and via the socials networks, daily, is an honour.” – Glenn Hughes

 

Heavy Chimes with Glenn Hughes Resonate







Heavy Chimes with Glenn Hughes Resonate

Heavy Chimes with Glenn Hughes Resonate

 

 

Sometimes you wonder why/where an album got its name, was there any thought or reason in the choice. That definitely cannot be said about Resonate, Glenn Hughes brand of heavy rock reverberates through the eleven tracks. The vibrations are good, strong and click with your musical radar instantly you want to rock out with Glenn and his band.

Opening with Heavy the hook from the guitar reels you in slowly and the vocals from Glenn pulls you deep into the groove full of deep bass lines and rock that echoes in your soul resonating against memories and yet it is fresh and new so very twenty-first century.  The whole album has a feeling that is a continuation of a story already sketched out vaguely. The album is the finished project fleshed out, full of chords, deep and dark rock, also has a sleek shiny side.  Resonate makes perfect sense of the Glenn Hughes musical journey. It is the finished article.  The reality is this is his first solo album for eight years, featuring his live solo band, Soren Anderson on guitars and co-producer; Pontus Enborg drumming and keys courtesy of Lachy Doley.  Add into the mix the guest appearance of Red Hot Chilli Peppers Chad Smith a long-time friend and drummer who opens and closes the album.

Rock is about power, here the energy is in perfect balance. Vocals, strong harmonising with the instrumentation with a slightly dangerous edgy feel of Flow meets the full-blown organ led extravaganza of Steady. There is nothing steady, mundane or controlled about this fast-moving track that dips its toes deep in the pool that is coloured the deepest purple.

Half way through the album we are deep in the whirling heavy beats that define the album God Of Money is a heavy anthem that defines this album. BUT, then the unexpected How Long, opening with a juicy heavy beat with Glen vocalising with a growling curl “What kind of world?” Resonate is hot can this be sustained? Yes, with a change of tempo a softer ballad with a gentle and empathetic duet of keys and vocals, Pontus adds a harder beat with drums that keeps this from being another maudling rock ballad.

The closing finally of the tracks bring in funk, glitter and glam this is heavy rock that resonates through your music DNA. You know as the last notes of Long Time Gone you recognise this is a classic album that will stand the test of time it will not be long before it is spun again.

 Glenn Hughes – Resonate – Frontiers Music Srl

TEN pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Heavy
  2. My Town
  3. Flow
  4. Let It Shine
  5. Steady
  6. God Of Money
  7. How Long
  8. When I Fall
  9. Landmines
  10. Stumble & Go
  11. Long Time Gone

Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

 

The tour follows the 4th November release of Glenn’s 12th studio album “Resonate” which has received across-the-board rave reviews and reached #6 in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.  The album includes the single “Heavy” featuring Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.  The album also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Pontus Engborg (drums) and Lachy Doley (keyboards).  From album opener, “Heavy”, to the very last chords of the closer, “Long Time Gone”, “Resonate” is proving to be the contender for ‘Album of the Year’

 

 

GLENN HUGHES – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017 UK TOUR

Support Act Stone Broken

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Friday 20 January   The Riverside, Newcastle
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Saturday 21 January    Islington Assembly Hall, London
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Monday 23 January     The Robin 2, Bilston
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Tuesday 24 January  The Garage, Glasgow
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Thursday 26 January   Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Friday 27 January  O2 Academy 2, Manchester
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Sunday 29 January      Sub 89, Reading
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Monday 30 January  The Junction, Cambridge
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Wednesday 1 February  The Church, Leeds
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Thursday 2 February   The Fleece, Bristol
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Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

 

Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer.

Glenn Hughes was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line up of Deep Purple. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of Deep Purple were in attendance to receive the honor.

Glenn’s 12th studio album, and his first album in eight years, Resonate was released on 4th November 2016 to great critical acclaim and hit #6 in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.

 

“My personal connection with my fans while on tour and via the socials networks, daily, is an honour.”
– Glenn Hughes

 

 

Heavy Single from Glenn Hughes Resonate Album

Photo Credit @ Georgina Cates
Photo Credit @ Georgina Cates

Heavy Single from Glenn Hughes Resonate Album

Premiered online worldwide on Tuesday 20th September.   Glenn Hughes’ official music video for his new single “Heavy”. from his new studio album “Resonate” which is released worldwide by Frontiers Music Srl on Friday 4th November 2016.

 

 

 

The album features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to long-time friend and drummer, Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), who joined them in the studio for the opening and closing numbers.

Having listened to the single, all I can say is Wow there is rocking intensity from the opening drums as cymbals clash, Glenn’s vocals, huge keyboard chords  to the last full-on musical  cascade of rock with the last heavy squeal from Glenn. Heavy is rock with staying power, the title may be Heavy but this is rock that grooves, there is not a static moment. There is a deftness of touch that makes this rock that is infectious.

Resonate with Glenn Hughes Rock Voice

 

Tuesday 8th November 2016 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa

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Wednesday 9th November 2016 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

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Friday 11th November 2016 – Riverside, Newcastle
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Saturday 12th November 2016 – Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli
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Monday 14th November 2016 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Tuesday 15th November 2016 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
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Thursday 17th November 2016 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
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Saturday 19th November 2016 – The Junction, Cambridge
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Sunday 20th November 2016 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
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EUPROPEAN TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER 2016

22nd – LKA – Stuttgart, GERMANY
23rd – Meet Factory – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
25th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
26th – Zona Roveri – Bologna, ITALY
28th – Orion – Rome, ITALY
29th – Live Club – Milan, ITALY

DECEMBER 2016

1st – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GERMANY
2nd – Metropool – Hengelo, NETHERLANDS
4th – Patronaat – Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
5th – Essigfabrik – Cologne, GERMANY
7th – Garage – Saarbrucken, GERMANY
8th – Le Forum – Vaureal, FRANCE
10th – Totem – Pamplona, SPAIN
11th – Razz 2 – Barcelona, SPAIN
13th – Custom – Seville, SPAIN
14th – Sala Vistalegre – Madrid, SPAIN

Resonate with Glenn Hughes Rock Voice

Resonate with Glenn Hughes Rock Voice

Resonate with Glenn Hughes Rock Voice

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the highly anticipated twelfth original Glenn Hughes album “Resonate” – released on Friday 4th November 2016. The album dovetails Glenn’s UK and European tour with American Grammy Award winners Living Colour, which kicks off in the UK on Tuesday 8th November 2016

A true vocal and musical icon of our times, in the past couple of years Glenn concentrated again on his solo career. Sold out crowds during 2015 non-stop tour, with shows in South America, Europe, UK, Japan and Singapore.

In addition, late in 2015, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame based in the USA, announced that Deep Purple including MKIII, are finally to be inducted after several previous nominations over the years. This was a culmination of a 40+ years career which saw Glenn leave his indelible mark in several musical endeavours and bands, including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, his collaborations with Gary Moore, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and most recently with Black Country Communion and California Breed.

2016 was his busiest year yet. With summer festivals and solo shows in the USA, UK and Europe, finally, Glenn’s first solo album in over 8 years that will see the light of day! “Resonate” is truly a triumphant return to form for “The Voice of Rock”!

Resonate, features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to long-time friend and drummer, Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), who joined them in the studio for the opening and closing numbers.

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Tuesday 8th November 2016 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa

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Tickets: £22.00 / Doors: 7:30pm
Venue Tel: 01926 311 311
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Wednesday 9th November 2016 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

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Tickets: £25.00 / Doors: 7:00pm
Box Office – 0870 320 7000
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Friday 11th November 2016 – Riverside, Newcastle
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Tickets: £24.75 / Doors: 7:00pm

Saturday 12th November 2016 – Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli
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Monday 14th November 2016 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Tickets: 25.00 / Doors: 7:30pm

Tuesday 15th November 2016 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
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Tickets: £23.00 / Doors: 7:30pm

Thursday 17th November 2016 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
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Saturday 19th November 2016 – The Junction, Cambridge
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Tickets: £24.50 / Doors: 7:00pm
Venue Box Office: 01223 511 511 (Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm)

Sunday 20th November 2016 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
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Tickets: £26.00 / Doors: 7:00pm

EUPROPEAN TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER 2016

22nd – LKA – Stuttgart, GERMANY
23rd – Meet Factory – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
25th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
26th – Zona Roveri – Bologna, ITALY
28th – Orion – Rome, ITALY
29th – Live Club – Milan, ITALY

DECEMBER 2016

1st – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GERMANY
2nd – Metropool – Hengelo, NETHERLANDS
4th – Patronaat – Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
5th – Essigfabrik – Cologne, GERMANY
7th – Garage – Saarbrucken, GERMANY
8th – Le Forum – Vaureal, FRANCE
10th – Totem – Pamplona, SPAIN
11th – Razz 2 – Barcelona, SPAIN
13th – Custom – Seville, SPAIN
14th – Sala Vistalegre – Madrid, SPAIN

Jared James Nichols and Glenn Hughes Live @ Robin 2

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Robin 2, Bilston
26th October 2015

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Jared James Nicholls - Robin 2 - Oct 2015_0130lMonday night and the Robin 2 was jammed to the rafters for the opening act Jared James Nichols from Wisconsin USA hit the first resounding chord and we knew that this was going to be a show of rock infused blues. The set was a blinding display of how six strings can be manipulated with scorching licks, riffs that produce rivulets of sound and hooks for the lyrics no wonder the crowd were mesmerized. If that wasn’t enough out came the transparent glass slide and we dropped the tempo cranked up the emotion for a glorious rendition of Robert Johnson gone electric Come Into My Kitchen showcasing the depth of James Jared Nichols’ talents. The power of Erik Sandin and Dennis Holm as the rhythm section that powers and allows the control that Jared achieves as he shreds up his glorious guitar playing to fever pitch. With the set starting out with tracks from his superb debut album Old Glory and the Wild Revival including Crazy & Haywire showing that the music transcends the studio and hits the stage with a full-on glorious sound. His cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen was sublime Southern Rock the set was too short would love to have heard more of his scintillating guitar playing whether blues rock, delta or southern inspired music we wanted more slide, shredding or melodic manipulation of the fretboard. Jared James Nichols tonight was the perfect special guest left the audience wanting more guitar, more rock and more music and they didn’t have to wait long.

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A short break whilst everyone gathered their breath and for many an opportunity to purchase the album to take the magic of Jared home he made a huge impact on the crowd who had come in the main to see Glenn Hughes.

Tonight, after a couple of short lived projects Black Country Communion and California Breed, bassist Glenn Hughes is joined on stage as part of his solo band by former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, and his drummer for many a show Pontus Engborg. The set entwined the many bands and projects Glenn has been associated with opening with the third re-incarnation of Deep Purple with the instantly recognizable Stormbringer showcasing his great voice, and raising the temperature even higher in the sold out Robin 2 on a Monday Night. Hughes told many amusing stories as he travelled like a time lord through the four decades of music-making he has been involved in. He took us back further in time back to the musical roots of a young boy playing in bands in the Black Country not far from the venue, as Glenn said it was like coming home tonight. The interplay and chemistry between Glenn and Doug was evident as the guitar and bass played off each other whether playing numbers by Trapeze and Whitesnake it was the rock vibe that mattered tonight. We heard Trapeze, Way Back To The Bone and another number dedicated to the late Mel Galley Touch My Life. Into the mix we had a Whitesnake classic Good To Be Bad, once gain showing how much they were enjoying playing music on stage live together, it is a partnership that works. The show was shaped so that everyone had a solo spot it was about all three musicians, and the tracks from Black Country Communion received a rapturous cheer as we heard One Last Soul and Soul Mover as the set reached the climax and then it was the end, the stage feel silent, the audience wanted more… Rewarded with an encore, fittingly tonight the extra music started with Black Country from Black Country Community and the lyrics may say It’s cold on the mountain, It’s cold in the wood… it was hot, very hot at the Robin 2 as the last track of the night Burn what a way to close the show on a Monday night in the Black Country!
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