Day Of Music Celebrating Life Cancer On The Rocks

Day Of Music Celebrating Life Cancer On The Rocks

Day Of Music Celebrating Life Cancer On The Rocks

 

 

Rick Palin of Skyfire Interactive has announced today a new event Cancer On The Rocks. The acts are varied and are mostly rock and blues. The event is close to Rick’s heart. This event is fundraising for Macmillan with the goal on the day is to raise £10,000.00 for the charity.

Background to Day Of Music Celebrating Life Cancer On The Rocks

In August Rick’s Father died of cancer, his death hit him very hard, especially the feeling of feeling so completely powerless to help him. The one constant that got me through the desperate times was the help and support given by Macmillan. They were such a support to both me and my dad and I will never forget what they did for him and in fact still are doing to help me. Having seen so many people die from cancer this year, including close family and friends, Rick is sickened to the stomach the number of people this disease is killing. Rick, made a vow to do something to help Macmillan as I thought simply writing them a £500 cheque was insufficient and a mere drop in the ocean in this horrible war. The outcome The Cancer On The Rocks. Whereon one day an 11 band spectacular taking place in Nantwich, Cheshire in January 2018.

This day is not just about raising funds for Macmillan it is about something equally special, it is about celebrating life.

 

Day Of Music Celebrating Life Cancer On The Rocks – Tickets go on sale today HERE

Every penny raised will go to Macmillan, so come along, have a fantastic day with some amazing bands and know that you are doing something important to help save lives.

 

Day Of Music Celebrating Life Cancer On The Rocks

The Milk Men Bringing Full Phat Blues To Your House

The Milk Men Bringing Full Phat Blues To Your House

The Milk Men Bringing Full Phat Blues To Your House

 

 

The Milk Men Bringing Full Phat Blues To Your House. This debut album produced by guitarist Adam Norsworthy is rich and creamy blues. Adam taking time out of driving wild horses with The Mustangs is now on a milk float with talented musicians. The Milkmen are Adam joined by Jamie Smy, vocals, Mike Roberts on drums and the son of Mick Green, Lloyd on Bass. This is no pedestrian milk float that The Milk Men are in charge of it is fully charged electric with a British fill as they deliver Full Phat Blues.

This debut is full of originals written by Adam or Jamie & Adam together. With a couple of tasteful covers, No Particular Place To Go, by Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson’s Dust My Broom and The Score by David Amy.

Opening with Make Mine A Double Adam’s smooth guitar hooks and builds up the tempo and then the vocals. Gruff full of swagger and attitude The Milk Men from the off are bringing a distinctive sound. Fresh and modern yet full of retro pizazz as they hark back to the gold top times of British R n’ B.  This is a collision of Wild Horses of the open sea and land as Mustangs collide with Pirates.

The album walks you at a fast pace from the days of  Johnny Kidd & The Pirates up the escalator to Dr Feelgood grooves then throwing in a heavy sound of rocking blues shaping the lyrical melodies around Rod Stewart. The Milk Men having absorbed the flavours shake the riffs, grooves and lyrics together creating Full Phat heavy blues with a twang of modernity, whilst never falling far from the rooted certainty of British interpretation of electric blues.

This is an album that makes you feel good, foot-stomping smiling with delight as those hands demand to be clapped. This is personified by Real Good Lookin and is returned to throughout the dozen tracks.  Get down a groove with a funky hip-swaying milkshake on a Pocketful of Pennies.  What does stand out is the smooth interaction between vocals and instruments. The guitar playing is sharp and the flow is balanced. No overlong self-indulgent solos this is a band playing music to be enjoyed.

The highlight of this smooth and tasty album is In The City. Sharp guitar opening syncopated and controlled, allowing Jamie’s vocals to power off the energy from Adam and the boys. As the album closes Dust My Broom reminds us of the heritage that the band is drawing from as we have an energised version leading into Wicked Lies to close the debut album. Slowing the tempo, changing the texture of sound we are left waiting to hear more music from The Milk Men.

 

The Milkmen Full Phat

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Track Listing

  1. Make Mine  A Double
  2. She Don’t Rock N Roll
  3. Real Good Lookin
  4. She’s Coming Home
  5. No Particular Place To Go
  6. Pocketful of Pennies
  7. Is My Love  In Vain
  8. The Score
  9. In The City
  10. Bury The Gun
  11. Dust My Broom
  12. Wicked Lies

The Milk Men Bringing Full Phat Blues To Your House