Roadstars hit The Tunnels Tonight

Roadstars hit The Tunnels Tonight

 

Roadstars hit The Tunnels Tonight

Tonight we caught up with the Planet Rock Roadstars, at The Tunnels in Bristol having seen them in Cardiff earlier on the sixteen-night tour. What changes tonight? First off the running order tonight SIMO, Aaron KeylockFederal Charm closing out the night.

SIMO are a trio fusing music from every genre into a river of guitar magic and have hints of Cream flavoured with Zappa and their own unique rock music. Tonight opening there was a plan, less of a jam as they showcased new songs and with a short set the opening track Don’t Waste Time was particularly pertinent. The trio have power, control inventive licks and riffs and an intuitive understanding of where they are taking the music. Drummer Adan Abrashoff has magic sticks reminiscent of Chad Wackerman technical and full of interest. The link that holds the band in shape with bass playing that is deep and rich is Elad Shapiro. The focus of many eyes is on JD Simo his guitar playing is mesmerising, energetic, full of details and little licks that curl around the rhythm section. This is a band that warms the room with Light The Candle and the spectacular Shine. This number really did shine with all the glories that are SIMO. The set tonight closed with Long May You Sail, the only number tonight from their current album Let Love Show The Way. Yes SIMO is definitely a band you want to sail on the crest of a wave with.

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Up next, loud, electric young gun Aaron Keylock and his band. Tonight’s outing was still loud, fast and furious but I have to say there was more control in the performance. The sound was better and the vocals were present tonight. This is a power trio with rock energy bassist Jordan Maycock adds depth to the sound as the drummer Sonny Greaves completes the trio. As we await their forthcoming debut album due out January 2017, Against The Grain it is the live experience that is building this young band’s platform. The trio appear to be going down rock’s path, yet Aaron with his love of the blues needs to incorporate the control of blues into his live show. This was seen in Medicine Man and then Spin The Bottle has a chorus that excites audiences. Aaron with his raw potential will definitely be taking fans on an interesting journey will the road be rocky or blues? We wait with anticipation.

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Finishing of tonight’s instalment of the Roadstars tour are Mancunian band Federal Charm much to the delight of the fans in the room. With the revolving order there were some disappointed as they would have liked to have heard SIMO ending the evening as they were the new band for many and are definitely exciting audiences wherever they play. This quartet with the two guitars up front of vocalist Nick Bowden & Paul Bowes as they interpret the blues with energy and charm. Occasionally it is hard to determine who is playing lead and rhythm as they meld the tone into the Federal sound. Completing the foursome are bassist LD Morawski and drummer Danny Rigg who do so much more than provide a solid platform. Federal Charm bringing a swagger to the music and always a delight whenever they play loud. It would be great if they could add some extra to the tracks from recordings so that the live version of numbers like Guess What have a bit extra pizazz. This would add excitement and a hint of danger to the live set that once again won them fans. Closing once again with Silhouette, the single from their much-praised album Crossing The Divide, they delivered and satisfied the crowd tonight.

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Roadstars hit The Tunnels Tonight leaving behind a night of live music ringing in our ears as they pack up and move onto the next show on the road. Check out the tour dates and venues HERE.

 

Roadstars hit The Tunnels Tonight

Aaron Keylock with all The Right Moves







Aaron Keylock with all The Right Moves

Today, teenage guitar legend Aaron Keylock has released an audio stream of his new single ‘All The Right Moves’ on YouTube

Talking about the album Aaron reflects;  “Against the Grain was penned about 3 years ago now and has grown on the road; I had a Led Zeppelin style riff, mixed it with some Johnny Winter vibe and stamped my own style on it.”  Crowd favourite Medicine Man was the first song he ever demoed whilst the hints of Rory Gallagher on All The Right Moves is a lightning rocker that’s fast becoming a live favourite.

The song features on his upcoming debut album ‘Cut Against The Grain’, which is released on Friday 20th January 2017 by Mascot Label Group. Things have been building momentum and in Cut Against The Grain, Aaron Keylock is set to launch himself on the world full throttle.

Aaron Keylock has released the audio stream to coincide with his 16-date UK tour with Nashville blues-rock trio SIMO and British blues-rock guitar band Federal Charm, which gets underway at the Talking Heads in Southampton on 16th November.

Touring under the moniker of Planet Rock ROADSTARS – The Best In Breaking Blues And Rock’ – the tour promises to be one of the hottest live concert triple headers to hit the UK in 2016.  Every night each band will change headline spot, giving each of the artists an equal share of the limelight

Planet Rock Roadstars Tour Dates

SIMO, Aaron Keylock & Federal Charm

Book Tickets from The Gig Cartel – HERE

Wed 16th Nov Southampton, Talking Heads
Thu 17th Nov Brighton, The Haunt
Fri 18th Nov Cardiff, The Globe
Sat 19th Nov Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre
Mon 21st Nov Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
Tue 22nd Nov Wolverhampton, The Robin 2
Wed 23rd Nov Bristol, The Tunnels
Fri 25th Nov York, Fibbers
Sat 26 Nov Crewe, The Box
Sun 27th Nov Norwich, Waterfront
Mon 28th Nov Sheffield, The Greystones
Wed 30th Nov Newcastle, The Cluny
Thu 1st Dec Glasgow, O2 ABC
Fri 2nd Dec Edinburgh, The Mash House
Sat 3rd Dec Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Wed 7th Dec London, O2 Academy Islington

King King Announce Their First Live Album

King King Announce Their First Live Album

King King Announce Their First Live Album

 

 

 

 

King King Announce Their First Live Album

TRIPLE DISC LIVE CONCERT

RELEASED FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER 2016

INCLUDES 2 CDS + BONUS DVD
ALSO AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

KING KING’S NEW LIVE ALBUM DOVETAILS NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ‘BROKEN WITT REBELS

 

 

A Deluxe Edition 3-disc set, available now to pre-order at Amazon.co.uk, includes two CDs that captures the live energy of King King’s sold-out hometown concert at O2 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May 2016, plus a bonus DVD film of the band performing to a sold-out crowd at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on 13th April 2016.

Says King King’s lead singer and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “We are excited about ‘King King Live’ because it’s the first time we’ve ever released a live album. It’s a great testament to how our audiences drive us on to perform to the best of our abilities. The audience reaction to the live performances is amazing. This release couldn’t have been possible without them.”

Live album recorded at The 02 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May 2016
Live DVD recorded at The Picturedrome in Holmfirth on 13th April 2016
All audio recorded by Andy Banfield from Superfly Studios
Mixed By Wayne Proctor and Steve Wright from House of Tone, at Y-Dream Studios
DVD footage by Cat & Owl Films, edited by Matt Robinson
Mastered by: Jon Astley at Close To The Edge Mastering

 

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Live Album Track List  Live DVD Track List
CD 1
Lose Control
Wait On Time
Waking Up
Rush Hour
A Long History Of Love
More Than I Can Take

CD2
You Stopped The Rain
Jealousy
Crazy
All Your Life
Stranger To Love
Let Love In

Lose Control
Waking Up
Rush Hour
A Long History Of Love
More Than I Can Take
You Stopped The Rain
Jealousy
Crazy
All Your Life
Stranger to Love
Old Love
Let Love In

They’re no slouches in the studio, of course. But “King King Live” is stone-cold proof of a band born for the stage, showcasing songs from their thrilling six-year run with added emotional rocket-fuel. “In the studio,” says Alan, “we pay a lot of attention to detail and we try to create something that will last forever. But live, you have to play from your heart and really emote, to help the audience see, hear and believe in what you’re trying to put across. For me, the most important part of playing live is to capture the emotion and the vibe. We’re so happy with the outcome. I think we managed to catch the magic and the atmosphere on both nights.”

And how. “King King Live” is the next best thing to being there yourself, bottling the thrill of hanging off the security rail, feeling the speakers flap your trouser legs and sensing the tinnitus in the post. King King have just pulled off the classic live album they’ve been threatening since the start. Enjoy the show…

Back On Tour - November Brings Back King King

November 2016 Tour Dates

BRIGHTON, OLD MARKET – WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01273 201 801 GIG CARTEL – HERE or TOM’S BOX OFFICEHERE

NORWICH, WATERFRONT  – THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
UEA BOX OFFICE: 01603 508 050 / VENUE TEL: 01603 632 717
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or UEA Tickets – HERE

SOUTHAMPTON, 1865  – FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOX OFFICE: 01273 673 311 /HERE or See Tickets – HERE
VENUE TEL: 023 80 222 605 / EMAIL: book@the1865.com

FROME, CHEESE & GRAIN – THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01373 455420
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or Cheese & Grain – HERE

BILSTON, ROBIN 2 – FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or ROBIN 2 – HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01902 401 211

CARDIFF, TRAMSHED – SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE

EXETER, PHOENIX – SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01392 667080

ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE – THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01224 641 122

EDINBURGH, QUEEN’S HALL – FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or Queen’s Hall – HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0131 668 2019

CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS – SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or See Tickets – HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260

CLITHEROE, GRAND – SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20 / BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE

LONDON, ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY – TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER
TICKETS: £20.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 020 7527 8900

Bluesdoodles reviews and more:

King KIng AlbumBack On Tour - November Brings Back King KingKing King – Reaching For The Light – HERE

Thunder, King King Entertain Colston Hall – HERE

John Mayall, King King Entertain St David’s Hall – HERE

Broken Witt Rebels – Georgia Pines – HERE

Back On Tour - November Brings Back King King
In the last six months, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham blues rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So much so that the band have rushed out their latest single, Guns, to capitalize on fan-driven interest. The official video for Guns has generated almost 400,000 views on YouTube in less than 48 hours.

Chosen by the fans, Guns is now the second single to be taken from the band’s <strong>Georgia Pine EP. Produced by Tom Gittins (Robert Plant), the previous single, Low, was a featured track of the week on Radio X, and play-listed on Planet Rock, who are currently playing Guns.

GUNS pays homage to their hometown of Birmingham with a melody and energy that tears through you, with the refrain. “Born and raised where Guns are made, they burn bright like a cigarette.”

The Birmingham four-piece is comprised of James Tranter (guitar), Danny Core (vocals), Luke Davis (bass) and James Dudley (drums). Their bluesy southern swagger has drawn favourable comparisons with Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys.

Federal Charm Touring Live Crossing The Divide

Federal Charm Touring Live Crossing The Divide

MANCUNION NU-BLUES PURVEYORS HIT THE ROAD

Federal Charm Touring Live  Across the Divide

Federal Charm are back on the bounce in June with their own ‘Crossing The Divide’ tour. 17 dates stretching out from June 10th ’til July 23rd. Headlining each show each night and playing a 90-minute set per night minimum, supporting the release of ‘Master Plan’ from the acclaimed new album ‘Across The Divide’.

Lauded for the punchy attack of their debut, this feisty Manchester quartet continue their mission to take their genre of choice to the next level. What you get is no-holds barred, fiery, inventive rock’n’roll. Inevitably, Free and Led Zeppelin are still major touchstones – which is no bad thing at all but the focus is on stretching out and loosening up.

The dual guitar work of Nick Bowden and Paul Bowe is intricate and polished, with Bowden’s vocal way defying conventional range and Bowe’s showmanship enjoyably captivating. The two guitar prodigies are ably assisted by the rhythm section of bassist L.D Morawski and Danny Rig on drums.

2015 was a very fine year for Federal Charm, their second album ‘Across The Divide‘ was released and met with critical acclaim both here and abroad, Classic Rock describe it as “No holds barred, fiery, inventive rock ’n’ roll” and Fireworks state “Across The Divide is huge – in sound and in talent. Nothing short of ear-candy”

UK shows with Black Star Riders, Joanne Shaw Taylor and UFO and slots on the main stage at the Minehead Giants of Rock, The Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness, and at Hard Rock Hell 9 in Pwllheli sealed a definitive year for the Manchester born ensemble.2016 is shaping up in a similar manner with Giants Of Rock (again), a Planet Rock sponsored UK tour in March with Australian rockers Tracer.

Across The Divide’ – ‘Guess What’ – play-listed at Planet Rock for 6 week. ‘Master Plan’

will be released to coincide with the ‘Crossing The Divide’ tour.

CROSSING THE DIVIDE UK TOUR DATES

 

JUNE 30 MAZE – NOTTINGHAM

JULY 01 LEOPARD – DONCASTER

JULY 02 LIVE ROOMS – CHESTER

JULY 07 LOUISIANA – BRISTOL

JULY 08 CLWB IFOR BACH – CARDIFF

JULY 09 CAVERN – EXETER

JULY 13 ADELPHI – HULL

JULY 14 SLADE ROOMS – WOLVERHAMPTON

JULY 15 RAILWAY – WINCHESTER

JULY 16 BREWOOD FESTIVAL
JULY 20 HEAD OF STEAM – NEWCASTLE

JULY 21 NAMBUCCA – LONDON

JULY 22 CRAUFORD – MILTON KEYNES

JULY 23 WATERFRONT – NORWICH

TICKETS : Available HERE for

Federal Charm Touring Live  Crossing The Divide

In the spirit of brotherhood and good intentions, Federal Charm have stretched out a hand and offered a leg-up to local support acts where possible. Night-by-night young budding bands will open the show.

On Tour Harry Pane releases Changing

On Tour Harry Pane releases Changing

On Tour Harry Pane releases Changing

This four track EP is a mellow snippet of Harry Pane’s approach to acoustic singer/songwriter Americana infused music. Guitar and voice perfect accompaniment when chilling on a Summer’s day.
Yes, Changing has a feel of Americana, in reality, Changing is guitar and vocals they cajoles and allows the song to be at the heart of the stage where Harry Pane sits and plays. The four tracks have a simplicity that charms with guitar backdrop curling around the lyrical story. Changing opening number shapes the reality of being ready for change it is the only certainty so be ready. Ghosts picks up the ethereal opening with sea on a beach. The guitar sounds at times like Don McClean. The percussive quality of wood and zing of wire are used to good effect. The music fills the space as we explore Karma’s Prey. The lyrics hit home the moment may be bleak and grey but optimism gives the track a glimmer of sunnier times. The tempo mood and feel changes as the guitar sound is pure country-blue and Cold Light Of Day closes out and EP that gives a glimmer of the breadth and scope of a talented Singer-songwriter. The honesty in the lyrics gives a personal depth of tone as he ponders and explores his relationship with his father through his evocative music.

Bluesdoodles gives this CD SEVEN pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing 

  1. Changing
  2. Ghosts
  3. Karma’s Prey
  4. Cold Light Of Day

‘Changing’ is the title track of Harry Pane’s new EP – Written by Harry Pane
Mixed, produced and Engineered by Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love) Mastered by Mandy Parnell

HARRY PANE LIVE DATES
10/06 – Surrey, Greyshott Folk Club
13/06 – London, The Social (w/ Gabrielle Aplin & Hudson Taylor)
19/06 – Oxfordshire, Soho Farm House
26/06 – Somerset, Glastonbury Festival (Rabbit Hole)
30/06 – London, Sebright Arms
01/06 – Northants, The Old Firestation **Sold Out**
06/07 – London, The Green Note
31/07 – Hampshire, CarFest
10/08 – O2 Academy, Oxford
26/08 – The Cotswolds, The Big Festival (Udder Stage)

Blue Peter Appearance plus Touring For Kelvin Jones

Kelvin Jones

Blue Peter Appearance plus Touring For Kelvin Jones

Hotly tipped singer-songwriter Kelvin Jones, has announced brand new UK and European dates. The Hertfordshire-based musician, who recently released his debut album Stop The Moment, is set to build yet again on his ever-growing fan base.

Kelvin made his debut UK TV performance on May 26th on Blue Peter as part of their Space Spectacular, performing his latest single ‘Call You Home’, which can be seen HERE at 4 mins 50 Secs. As well as an interview, one of the features on the show included using the same team who sent the TV from the ‘Call You Home’ video into space, but this time, they sent up a Blue Peter object.

His debut single ‘Call You Home’ has been lighting up the airwaves courtesy of BBC Radio 2’s B-list. It has also been receiving spins on Absolute Radio and championed by Sir Elton John on his Beats 1 show.

TOUR DATES

03 June – Germany, Hamm, Hammer Summer
18 June – Netherlands, Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret Festival
19 June – Germany, Duisburg, Traumzeit
24 June – Germany, Scheessel, Hurricane Festival
25 June- Germany, Neuhausen ob Eck, Southside Festival
09 July – Germany, Bonn, Rockaue Festival
10 July – UK, Cornbury Festival
02 Sep – UK, Gwynedd, Festival Number 6
07 Oct – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Upstairs @ Paradiso (TICKETS)
08 Oct – Belgium, Leuven, The Depot (TICKETS)
10 Oct – Germany, Cologne, Luxor (TICKETS)
11 Oct – Germany, Hamburg, Terrace Hill (TICKETS)
12 Oct – Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden (TICKETS)
13 Oct – Germany, Munich, Strom (TICKETS)
14 Oct – Austria, Vienna, B72 (TICKETS)
15 Oct – Austria, Linz, Posthof (TICKETS)
17 Oct – Switzerland, Zurich, Mascotte (TICKETS)
18 Oct – Germany, Weinheim, Cafe Central (TICKETS)
19 Oct – France, Paris, Le Pop Up du Label (TICKETS)
20 Oct – UK, London, The Barfly (TICKETS)

Dan Patlansky Back In the UK with Tour and Album

Dan Patlansky VertigoTHE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM
RELEASED FRIDAY 6th MAY 2016

RELEASED ON CD, 180 GRAM VINYL, MASTERED FOR iTUNES DIGITAL AND STANDARD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

TOURING THE UK & EUROPE IN MAY/JUNE 2016

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to the release his new studio album “INTROVERTIGO” in the UK on Friday 6th May 2016. The album is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves which spawned two rock radio hits Backbite and Fetch Your Spade.

 

To dovetail with the release of the new album, Dan will be special guest on King King’s May UK tour which kicks off on 12th May at the Manchester Academy, followed by Dan’s own headline UK tour in June. Scroll down for a complete list of the May and June UK tour dates.

Dan Pat King King Tour

 

 

Fresh off his November 2015 UK and European tour with Joe Satriani, and recently nominated as one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015, Patlansky’s last studio album, Dear Silence Thieves has received non-stop accolades and praise from the British press. Recently voted the Most Promising Male Blues Artist by Blues & Soul Magazine, and only recently has he been nominated as Best International Solo Artist at the Planet Rock Radio ‘Rocks’ Awards. Bluesdoodles selected Dear Silence Thieves as in the Bluesdoodles dozen for 2015

“Introvertigo: The dizziness and disorientation felt by an introvert after spending more than 5 minutes with an extrovert.” – Urban Dictionary.

“I think this is possibly my most accomplished album to date,” says Patlansky. “The new album draws from all my influences from Audioslave, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jim Hendrix, Rival Sons and beyond. We’ve continued the same mix of rock, funk and blues that we mastered on last year’s Dear Silence Thieves album. Theo Crous, who produced Silence Thieves, has produced Introvertigo, and I think he’s done a stellar job.

Introvertigo was written over the course of two years. Patlansky immediately started writing this follow-up after 2014’s critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves (voted Best Blues Rock Album in 2014 by Blues Rock Review, USA).

“INTROVERTIGO”
TRACK BY TRACK BY DAN PATLANSKY

1. Run – A song about running away from mob mentality.
2. Poor Old John – A tongue and cheek story I dreamt up.
3. Sonnava Faith – This song is not trying to knock Christianity at all, but rather the greedy people
4. Loosen Up The Grip – A song about how pain and discomfort in one’s childhood
5. Heartbeat – A song from the viewpoint of a homeless man, begging on a street corner.
6. Stop the Messin’ – A sexy note to a woman, telling her to let loose in the bedroom.
7. Bet On Me – A song about backing myself regarding my gut feel.
8. Still Wanna Be Your Man – The story of many musicians.
9. Western Decay – Remembering better and simpler days in western society
10. Queen Puree – A song about my little daughter Sofia

Dan PatlanskyProduced by Theo Crous
Dan Patlansky – Vocals, Guitars, Backing vocals
Clint Falconer- Bass guitar
Andy Maritz- Drums
Rami Jaffe- Hammond B3 (Tracks 2, 7, 8)
Theo Crous- Keyboards, Backing vocals

 

 

DAN PATLANSKY
MAY/JUNE HEADLINE CONCERTS

BOOK ONLINE: HERE @ Gig Cartel or 24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898

POOLE, MR KYPS – SUNDAY 22nd MAY
Tickets: £10 / Venue Box Office: 01202 748 945 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE – MONDAY 6th JUNE
Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 01273 464440 or Book Online: HERE

CARDIFF, GLOBE – TUESDAY 7th JUNE
Tickets: £17.50 / Venue Box Office:  07590 471888 or Book Online: HERE

LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ – THURSAY 9th JUNE
Tickets £20 / Box Office:  0844 8472514 or Book Online: HERE

LEEK, FOXLOW ARTS CENTRE – FRIDAY 10th JUNE
Tickets: £17.50 / Book Online: HERE or HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – SATURDAY 11th JUNE
Tickets: £17.50 / Venue Box Office: 01246 277702 or Book Online: HERE or HERE

CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS – SUNDAY 12th JUNE
Tickets: £17.50 Adv. / Door: £20 Venue Box Office: 0871 2200260 or Book Online: HERE or HERE

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Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa

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Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa. New album released worldwide on Friday 25th March 2016 on Provgue/Mascot Group Label. Expect the unexpected from Joe Bonamassa. As he continues to evolve as a Blues-rock musician. Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa  his new album breaking the Blues Mould out  25th March 2016 on Mascot Group Label a& UK Tour Dates

Listen to the trailer to whet your appetite for Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa. Listen to Joe as he shares insights about the making of the new album!

Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa once again like his previous solo album Different Shades of Blue every track is original material.

“I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician,” says Bonamassa, “somebody who isn’t resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.”
The writing sessions for Blues Of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he’d composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City’s top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.
“These are some of the best guys in the business,” Bonamassa raves. “Lyrically, you’ll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness, but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.”

Bonamassa and his long-time producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville’s Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.

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Joe Bonamassa
March 2016 UK Dates

Saturday 19th March – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Ticket Prices: £45, £60, £75 Book Online HERE

Box Office: 0844 338 0338 / Doors: 7pm

Sunday 20th March 2016 – Bournemouth BIC
***RESCHEDULED DATE ***
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £65, £75 Book Online HERE
Box Office: 0844 576 3000 / Doors: 7:30pm

Monday 21st March – Plymouth Pavilions
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £60, £75 Book Online HERE
Box Office: 0845 146 1460 / Doors: 6:30pm