Will Wilde Harmonica Album Launch Delight Worthing

This was the official launch night for Will Wilde’s new album ‘Bring It On Home’. 14th March and  Will Wilde Harmonica album launch delight Worthing; on his home turf with local band members playing Southern Pavilion. The band hit the stage with a few of his earlier numbers in order to ‘warm up’, but from … Read more…

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Ilya Portnov Debut Album Strong Brew

Ilya Portnov Debut Album Strong Brew   Russia born, now based in the USA harmonica player Ilya Portnov loves the blues. His debut instrumental solo album, Strong Brew, is a mix of old-school blues and ragtime with gypsy and tango-influenced tunes. Ilya says he wanted to feature different kinds of music that played a big role in his … Read more…

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Wilde Blues-Harp in Hamburg

Wilde Blues-Harp in Hamburg Will Wilde, Live in Hamburg is a mirror shining a light on why he is a live performer. Wilde Blues-Harp in Hamburg really does capture the playing from Will and the band in the moment. The adrenalin fueled energy that drives live music to that one feels is never quite captured … Read more…

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UK Tour – Octavia Blues Band

THE OCTAVIA BLUES BAND Octavia, from the USA, is Pennsylvania’s First Lady of Blues. She’s a singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player and blues-infused wonder. Octavia wows her audience with her wicked harmonica playing, sultry powerful vocals and her top notch high energy show engaging her audience – one of the hottest Blues-Roots acts around. She … Read more…

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CD Review: Giles Hedley ~ Rain Is Such a Lonesome Sound

  Giles Hedley Rain Is Such a Lonesome Sound Independent   The cover is beguiling with raindrops like tears obscuring two people on a park bench, there is a story in the picture and I was filled with expectation as I placed the album in the player and pressed start. I was right, this is … Read more…

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Will Wilde – Live in Pontypool, South Wales

  Will Wilde @ Borough Blues Club, Pontypool. Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015     The Borough Blues Club always has a good attendance but tonight they were boosted by many who had traveled to see Will Wilde and his band, whilst some hadn’t even heard him live before but had heard enough to come … Read more…

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CD Review: The King Biscuit Boys ~ All In A Day’s Work

The King Biscuit Boys All In A Day’s Work Independent King Biscuits are an acoustic, laid back blues driven duo; Jonathan on guitar, vocals and songwriter & Craig on harmonica, melodica, spoons, washboard and anything else percussive he can find. The majority of the tracks are their own the two covers have been given the … Read more…

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Katie Bradley – Anchor Baby Sessions ~ CD Review

Katie Bradley Anchor Baby Sessions Independent This album hit the decks with a sense of anticipation as the follow-up album to the sensational She’s Ready; and as the first note of warm guitar from Dudley Ross became the intro for Katie’s sultry vocals I was instantly engaged this album had my full attention and bluesdoodles … Read more…

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The Dirty Aces – Live and Recorded

The Garage in Swansea is a venue that is now putting on a variety of blues acts regularly and tonight The Dirty Aces with the mighty Giles Robson were the act delivering the music live from the stage. Opening tonight was local bluesman Gordon Wride, tonight the Revelators were a duo with a harmonica player … Read more…

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Babajack Live at The Flowerpot, Derby

The warm up act tonight at The Flowerpot thanks to Raw Promo were , Rita Payne are singer songwriters from Doncaster this duo describe themselves as ”Acoustic Foot-Stompers” the name they have chosen to perform under is eclectic and different just like the act and has no relevance to their actual names, Rhiannon Scutt (Acoustic … Read more…

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