Omission The Magpie Salute Single From Debut Album

Omission The Magpie Salute Single From Debut Album
photo credit: Shervin Lainez

Omission The Magpie Salute Single From Debut Album



Out June 9th through Eagle Rock Entertainment

The Magpie Salute releasing ‘Omission’ a brand-new single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. The Album’s release date is 9th June 2017 through Eagle Rock, Entertainment.

Bluesdoodles, listen to the single and thought Explosive. Opening with raw, loud guitar that leads into a swelling of rhythm from drums and bass. Then with a swirl of energy the singing Magpie joins the salute to Rock that rolls with verve and attitude. No wonder the four nights they played recently at Under The Bridge in London were a sell out and the music acclaimed full of Black Crowes and more. Now with Omission, no omissions here with this debut band original composition. Omission encapsulates the mood and sound that  is shaping the band.  which is also the new band’s sole original composition.

The band will be returning to play dates in Europe this summer before on embarking on a full US headline tour. Full list of dates here.

Who are The  Magpie Salute?

Rich Robinson and Marc  Ford will be former Crowes bassist Sven Pipien, drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The group also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including Robinson, Ford, lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.

The new Album The Magpie Salute, release date 9th June 2017, produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Rich Robinson, the musically tight and expansive album recorded live-in-the-studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, except for the brand-new studio track and single ‘Omission’.

The album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch, the late Black Crowes keyboardist whose signature sound and gentle soul are woven into The Magpie Salute.

There’s a musical freedom on the band’s debut album, reflecting the musicians’ wide-ranging roots in the diverse selections of tracks, with half of the 10 songs coming in at over seven minutes in length.

The new album offers fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ ‘What Is Home’ and ‘Wiser Time’ and new interpretations of songs ‘Comin’ Home’ by Delaney and Bonnie, Bobby Hutcherson’s ‘Goin’ Down South’, War’s ‘War Drums’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Fearless’, The Faces’ ‘Glad and Sorry’, Bob Marley’s ‘Time Will Tell’, (which The Black Crowes covered on their second album), and the traditional song ‘Ain’t No More Cane’.

Omission The Magpie Salute Single From Debut Album
photo credit: Shervin Lainez

The Magpie Salute Play Under The Bridge April 2017

The Magpie Salute Play Under The Bridge April 2017
Credit: Shervin Lainez

The Magpie Salute Play
Under The Bridge April 2017





APRIL 12th – 15th



Presale tickets to the April 15th show will be available tomorrow Thursday 9th February at 10am through the band’s official website and Under The Bridge using the code SALUTELONDON. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday 10th at 10am and will be available through Eventim.

Saluting Magpies a quirky British tradition. Why salute the Magpie, to ward off bad luck. This si because spying a single magpie is an omen of bad fortune. Respect the Magpie and the bird won’t pass on the misfortune to you.

The traditional poem we all learn in the playground about Magpies starts with One for Sorrow. ending with Ten for a Bird, you must not miss …

Bluesdoodles says Ten for a Band – not any band but The Magpie Salute with its ten members one definitely not to miss..

Wed 12th – Under The Bridge SOLD OUT
Thurs 13th – Under The Bridge
Fri 14th – Under The Bridge
Saturday 15th – Under The Bridge
Tickets are available through Eventim.

The opening night sold-out within minutes of the tickets going on sale and with only a few left for the Thursday and Friday shows, a fourth show has now been added. The back-to-back four date run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York earlier this month.


Full Band Lineup
Rich Robinson – guitar, vocals
Marc Ford – guitar, vocals
John Hogg – vocals, percussion
Sven Pipien – bass, backing vocals
Joe Magistro – drums
Matt Slocum – keys
Nico Bereciartua – guitar
Charity White – backing vocals
Adrien Reju – backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen – backing vocals


Rich Robinson Band & Federal Charm @ The Globe, Cardiff

Rich Robinson Band - The Globe - Nov 2014_0019lRich Robinson with Support From Federal Charm
The Globe, Cardiff
13th November 2014




Federal Charm - The Globe - Nov 2014_0047lFederal Charm opening tonight’s live entertainment at The Globe in Cardiff delivered a highly charged set that is the best I have heard them deliver, this young band is reaping the reward of 18 months of continuous touring. The quartet deliver a rocky sound drenched in the blues; as ever the interplay between the two guitarists, Nick Bowden & Paul Bowe takes centre stage it is this interaction and energy between them that helps to make this band stand out from the crowd along with some fine playing by the rhythm section LD Morawski (bass) and Danny Rig (Drums) keeping these live wires in control out front. The whole composure of the band has improved since last time I saw them play back in the summer and this means the music is better and the coped so well with annoying bassy feedback that they had now control over. They mixed the tempo and kept the flame of the blues alive among the rock chords with a great Tom Petty cover and slower songs such as Somebody Help Me, the sound is becoming more sophisticated with intricate guitar work and some stunning licks keeping the sound live and interesting.

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Rich Robinson Band - The Globe - Nov 2014_0075lThe crowds though in the rapidly filling Globe, where here to see and listen to Black Crowes member Rich Robinson and his band, with a short break to set up equipment and light the incense they were entering the stage both from the left and the right; as a unique atmosphere was created on the stage; with the expectant crowd was reaching a frenzy of anticipation.
This was an opportunity for Black Crowes fans listen to Rick and his band up close and hear a selection of tracks live from his third solo studio album The Ceaseless Sight including the opening number Trail and Faith. The crowd was delighted this is what they wanted to hear live and the band was on fire with this high-octane number. We were treated too two Neil Young covers that suited the band as they delivered Down by the River and Lookout Joe the fans were delighted this was the music they wanted to hear and the roars grew as Rich seamlessly switched between his Les Paul and SG making the guitars sing to his tune.
We heard the intricate and catchy melodies within Down The Road and it was a glorious moment to listen to this live with a real demonstration of the skills of Rich Robinson writing with ‘Down the Road’ what a chorus line, This is living, a life worth living – No pressing motives, no calls to make. That sums up why going to live gigs is so magical you can immerse yourself into the music and live the moment. As some sublime guitar work, with hefty licks and refined riffs balanced by his subtle dead-pan vocals that made every word count a really masterful and accomplished performance.
The encore was inspired exciting and fresh and leaving everyone wanting more and more as they delivered a triplet of songs, Velvet Underground’s, Foggy Notion; double helping of Hendrix’ with, Up From The Skies and Spanish Castle Magic.

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