2017 Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour

2017 Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour

2017 Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour

UK Tour – April/May 2017

 Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Classic

GENESIS Album ‘Wind and Wuthering’

 

 

The continuing popularity of former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is in no doubt as 4 dates on his latest 15-date UK tour have already sold out.  They are in Cambridge, Reading, London & Manchester.   Tickets for the remaining eleven gigs in April & May are going fast.

Steve will also be introducing fans to music from his new studio album The Night Siren..   

Truly a show not to be missed!

SOLUTION GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! From My Tickets or Box Offices

2017  UK TOUR DATES

April

Wed 26th  Dublin, Vicar Street
Fri 28th  Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
Sun 30th   Reading, Hexagon – SOLD OUT

May

Mon 1st Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 3rd    Sheffield, City Hall
Thurs 4th  Bristol, Colston Hall
Fri 5th   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall – SOLD OUT
Sun 7th   Liverpool, Philharmonic
Mon 8th  Portsmouth, Guildhall
Wed 10th   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thurs 11th  Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 13th   Oxford, New Theatre
Sun 14th  Cambridge, Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
Tues16th  Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Wed17th Sage, Gateshead
Fri 19th  London, Palladium – SOLD OUT

2017 Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett TourIt’s 40 years since Hackett recorded his last studio album with prog giants Genesis before leaving the band to embark on his highly successful solo career.  That album was Wind and Wuthering. Now Steve and his incredible band celebrate this classic work’s 40th anniversary by treating audiences to thrilling renditions of tracks from the album.

The show features more Genesis gems, including fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’, as well as Genesis tracks ‘Inside & Out’ (released on an EP shortly after Wind & Wuthering) and ‘One for the Vine’ which have never been performed by Steve and his band until now.

Steve’s brilliance, of course, is not limited to his years with Genesis and the show will include plenty of ‘Classic Hackett’ from his remarkable solo catalogue, including popular hits such as  ‘The Steppes’, ‘Serpentine’, ‘Every Day’ and the first ever live performance of ‘Rise Again’ from his 1999 album Darktown.

 

I’m thrilled to bring my latest show of Genesis and Hackett numbers to the UK, adding additional numbers such as One for the Vine and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Wind and Wuthering, one of my favourite Genesis albums and popular with Genesis fans the world over…Steve Hackett

 But Steve isn’t the only one excited by this latest live offering… the American leg of the “Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett” tour has received consistently excellent reviews from media across the USA:

All in all, an evening of flawlessly performed music played to a very appreciative audience of prog fans who rarely get to see this genre of music played live in this day and age as well as it was this evening. Elmore Magazine

Steve Hackett was masterful in revisiting Genesis, unfurling solo gems in Grand Rapids. Local Spins Magazine

Hackett’s soaring guitar work still sounded as vibrant that evening as it did nearly 50 years ago when he first joined Genesis.  With a calm and almost stoic demeanour that contrasted him from the more flamboyant axe masters, Hackett showed a dexterity and versatility in his performances, from strumming Latin-style acoustic to tapping on the electric numbers. Ultimate Classic Rock

 

2017 Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour

Flood & Burn Stylish New Recording By Sean Taylor

Flood & Burn Stylish New Recording By Sean TaylorFlood & Burn
Stylish New Recording By Sean Taylor

A beautifully crafted album before a note of music played Flood and Bur states it is quality as the pleasure of exploring the cover. With its insightful and thoughtful haiku

A thumbprint of moon – Impressed into a corner – Of cold turquoise sky

Sean Taylor the master of modern folk is a talented singer/songwriter. Flood & Burn is no different. The folk vibe reaches across the Atlantic and adds a touch of Country, punch of Blues and creamy swirl of Jazz. This is the history of roots music pulling together cultures and melding the new tone to create the sound that reflects the now in a journey that music has culturally undertaken back through the mists of time. Music is a river of sand picking up tones and colour from every pebble it flows over.

Opening with Codeine Dreams, we are floating on a cushion of Joe Morales Saxophone, the song holds you transfixed in its mellow haunting and at the same time the disturbing beauty of dreams. From the first track the album is full of confidence and by the time the last notes fade it is no wonder that Sean Taylor says “Flood & Burn may be the best thing I have ever done,” We definitely have no argument with that statement. The tempo changes and the sound filling out with Troubadour and special guest Leonard Cohen’s band leader Roscoe Beck’s Double Bass. We are wandering with a troubadour of many songs and tunes with its country vibe and winding roads we have no idea what is around the corner a foot tapping number. Following this is Run To The Water which is full of blues hues making the water shimmer and a place you would definitely want to run to. Sean’s vocals throughout have a distinctive cadence, rough, and travel wearied with more than a hint of Tom Waits in lyrics and delivery.  Sean is a singer-songwriter that explores each word and placing it carefully within the lyrical tale unfolding.  As we pass the half-way mark on a musical and emotional journey no one wants to rush the album is definitely one to sit back and savour as we have the title song with its percussive guitar reflecting Sean’s vocal tones.

Back with country blues we have A Bad Case Of The Blues as Waits meets Townes Van Zandt. Hana Pirhana’s violin adds a bittersweet tone, with the hints of Eastern European folk music running through as Sean’s vocals pick up the sadness.

The penultimate track is the only cover that Sean has slipped in as a personal favourite, Heartbreak Hotel, featuring Eliza Gilkyson on backing vocals and slide from Andre Moran. Closing out with Better Man, written by Danny Thompson full of the power and majesty of his chosen instrument the double bass that squeaks, hums and vibrates behind Sean Taylor’s vocals. The perfect ending to an album whose chords and lyrics linger as the speakers fall silent.  Flood and Burn – an album with different styles and tempos ensuring the listener’s interest is maintained from the first to the last note with his stunning guitar playing. Sum up the album – The guitar sings and the vocals growl simply intoxicating!

Flood & Burn Stylish New Recording By Sean Taylor

EIGHT pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Codeine Dreams
  2. A Good Place To Die
  3. The Cruelty of Man
  4. Troubadour
  5. Run To The Water
  6. Life Goes On
  7. Flood and Burn
  8. Beautiful Mind
  9. Bad Case Of The Blues
  10. Until The End Of Time
  11. Heartbreak Hotel
  12. Better Man

 

 

UK Tour Dates

 

FEBRUARY
11th Holbeach Hurn, Garden House
17th Belper Queens Head
25th Oxford Old fire Station
26th London Green Note (Band Gig)
MARCH
3rd Worth Mantravers Square & Compass
4th Wooton Under Edge Under The Edge Arts Centre
11th Saltburn Saltburn Blues Club
17th Bangor ( Wales) Blue Sky Café (Band Gig)
18th Peterborough Shakedown Blues Club
24th Gatehouse of Fleet 9Scotland) The Mill

APRIL
8th Chesham The Drawingroom
22nd Barry (Wales) Barry West End Club (Band Gig)

Touring The Answer Brings Solas In This Land

Touring The Answer Brings Solas In This Land

Touring The Answer Brings
Solas In This Land

 

Listen then check out the dates and catch The Answer live.

Unlike the traditional sound of The Answer, ‘In This Land’ has a more contemporary stripped-down folk sound utilising acoustic guitars, mandolins and layered harmonies. It sees the band rediscover their roots and is a paean to the greats of their Northern Irish culture referencing influences such as Van Morrison, Alex Higgins and Rory Gallagher. To coincide with the strong links to home, the track will be released on March 17th – St Patrick’s day.
Says singer Cormac Neeson, “The song is about growing up in Northern Ireland and the sense of cultural identity that such an upbringing spawns. It’s a very colourful and wonderful place, at times contradictory, at times tragic but always unique and oh so memorable. It’s something we’re all very proud of; our little land has been responsible for its fair share of heroes, criminals and stars!”
The single taken from their latest album Solas, which came out late last year and received rave reviews. Team Rock referred to the album as “…an unmistakable, quantum leap forward.  Bluesdoodles loved the album who we reviewed last year check out what we said HERE

Touring The Answer Brings Solas In This LandUK TOUR DATES

Feb 24th – Belfast, Limelight
Feb 25th – Dublin, Academy 2 
Feb 26th – Dorset, Winters End Festival (Headliners)
Feb 28th – Bristol, Fleece & Firkin
Mar 1st – Cardiff, Globe
Mar 2nd – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Mar 3rd – Manchester, Band On The Wall
Mar 4th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017

Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017

Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017
Photo Credit: © Sean Sisk

 Touring Summer 2017

BOOK TICKETS FROM:-  Matt Andersen

 

Check out UK & Ireland Venues and dates below as Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017

 

Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017

Matt Andersen, acclaimed, multi award-winning artist; including winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. His vocals, as well as guitar playing, captures attention with three consecutive Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.

A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following, the old-fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.

 

Matt Anderson;s current album Honest Man recorded in New York and produced by Commissioner Gordon (Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, KRS­One), Honest Man follows up the JUNO Award nominated Weightless and sees the songwriter pushing himself into new territory. Blessed with a rich gospel soul voice and armed with a new set of songs, Matt Andersen found a perfect partner in crime with Commissioner Gordon.

The ten songs that make up Honest Man explore both the political and the personal. The title track, co-­written with Chris Kirby, was inspired by a US political cartoon while “Let’s Get Back”, co­-penned with Andy Stochansky, has Andersen thinking about how his country as a nation has changed, but not for the better. “Who Are You Listening To?” was hatched with Ryan Hupman during a pre­-election social media flood and emerges as a rally call for people to make up their own minds and not be swung by the ‘information’ we’re being fed.

Now is your opportunity to hear Matt Anderson live across UK and Europe.

The Grand Social, Dublin – Thursday 18th May 2017
Tickets – Ticketmaster

Fochabers Institute, Fochabers Village, Scotland – Friday 19th May 2017
Tickets – Fochabers Institute

Tooth & Claw, Inverness – Saturday 20th May 2017
Tickets –  Ticketmaster 

The Tunnels, Aberdeen – Sunday 21st May 2017
Tickets –  Ticketmaster 

Mash House, Edinburgh
Monday 22nd May 2017
Tickets –  Ticketmaster 

Night & Day, Manchester – Wednesday 24th May 2017
Tickets – Alt Tickets 

The Borderline, London – Thursday 25th May 2017
Tickets – Alt Tickets 

Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017

 

 

 

 

Jo Harman People We Become Tour 2017

Jo Harman  People We Become Tour 2017

Jo Harman People We Become Tour 2017

(Full/extended band show)

 

Thursday 2nd February 2017* EXETER PHOENIX, DEVON

Friday 3rd February 2017 BROADWATER, WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE

Thursday 9th February 2017 PARADISO, AMERSTERDAM

Saturday 11th February 2017* DORCHESTER ARTS, DORSET

Tuesday 14th February 2017* JUNCTION 2 CAMBRIDGE

Thursday 16th February 2017* MUSICIAN LEICESTER

Sunday 19th February 2017* JAZZ CAFE, LONDON

Weds 22nd February 2017* TRADES CENTRE, HEBDEN BRIDGE YORKSHIRE

Thursday 23rd February 2017* BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER

Friday 24th February 2017* BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, KENDAL, CUMBRIA

Friday 3rd March 2017 1865 SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE

Thursday 9th March 2017* APEX, BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK

Tuesday 28th March 2017 JOE’S PUB, NEW YORK, USA

Friday 31st March 2017 ARTRIX, BROMSGROVE W. MIDLANDS

*With support from very special guest ELLES BAILEY

For more information, Jo Harman

 

Jo Harman  People We Become Tour 2017

Long Awaited  Jo Harman Album People We Become

Recorded in Nashville, at Sound Emporium and other noted studios, with acclaimed producer Fred Mollin (Billy Joel, Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker, Johnny Mathis and many more) the album features Michael McDonald on the first single ‘When We Were Young’.

Award-winning Soul and Blues singer-songwriter Jo Harman announces a 3rd February 2017 worldwide release date for her much-anticipated second studio album, People We Become, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2013 debut ‘Dirt On My Tongue‘. 

 

Rescheduled Tour Dates dictated by Alan Nimmo’s Vocals

Rescheduled Tour Dates dictated by Alan Nimmo's VocalsKING KING RE-SCHEDULE BULK OF NOVEMBER UK TOUR DATES TO 2017

Due to a recent vocal cord condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the majority of King King’s November 2016 UK tour dates with special guests Broken Witt Rebels, have been re-scheduled to January, February, March and May 2017. The news follows the release of the band’s first ever live album ‘King King Live’ that went to #1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Rock Chart, and the upcoming release of their radio remix of their new single ‘Waking Up’.

Says King King’s frontman, Alan Nimmo, “I’ve seen my ENT specialist. He put a camera down my throat to look at what condition my vocal cords were in. Unfortunately, there’s still a good bit of inflammation and redness. I’ve been working with a vocal coach to build strength and stamina to aid my recovery.
“We will be re-scheduling most of the dates on the UK tour to January, February and March, however, we will commit to the remaining four shows on the November UK tour, beginning at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall (25 November), continuing through to the Live Rooms in Chester (26 November), The Grand Venue in Clitheroe (27 November) and wrapping up in London at Islington Assembly Hall (29 November).”

NOVEMBER 2016
Edinburgh Queens Hall – Fri 25th
Chester Live Rooms – Sat 26th
Clitheroe Grand – Sun 27th
Islington Assembly – Tue 29th

Re-scheduled 2017 UK Tour Dates

Cardiff  The Globe Fri 13th January 2017
Frome Cheese & Grain – Sat 14th January 2017
Brighton Old Market – Wed 9th February 2017
Norwich Waterfront – Fri 3rd February 2017
Southampton 1865 – Sat 4th February 2017
Exeter Phoenix – Sat 18th February 2017th
Fri Brighton Old Market – Fri 3rd March 2017
Bilston Robin 2 – Sat 4th March 2017
Aberdeen Lemon Tree Sun 14th May 2017

The band’s 2015 album, Reaching For The Light, was voted #1 album by Blues Rock Review.  In 2014, King King won a total of five 2014 British Blues Awards, includingBest Album and Best Band. The nods came from BBC Radio 2 presenter Paul Jones to Classic Rock’s The Blues magazine. Their support slot on John Mayall’s 2014 UK tour pushed the band to another level.

Rescheduled Tour Dates dictated by Alan Nimmo's Vocals

Tour Dates 2016/2017

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

RE-SCHEDULED 2017 UK TOUR DATES

CARDIFF, THE GLOBE – FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE

FROME, CHEESE & GRAIN – SATURDAY 14th JANUARY
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01373 455420
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or Cheese & Grain – HERE

NORWICH, WATERFRONT  – FRIDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
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  – SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY
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

EXETER, PHOENIX – SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE

VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01392 667080

BRIGHTON, OLD MARKET – FRIDAY 3rd MARCH
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01273 201 801 GIG CARTEL – HERE or TOM’S BOX OFFICEHERE

BILSTON, ROBIN 2 –   SATURDAY 4th MARCH
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE or ROBIN 2 – HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01902 401 211

ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE – SUNDAY 14th MAY
TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01224 641 122

Bluesdoodles reviews and more:

Rescheduled Tour Dates dictated by Alan Nimmo's Vocals

Rescheduled Tour Dates dictated by Alan Nimmo's VocalsKing King – Live – HERE

King 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

Rescheduled Tour Dates dictated by Alan Nimmo's Vocals
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.

Not A Wicked Day for Rock with Echotape Album

Not A Wicked Day for Rock with Echotape Album Not A Wicked Day for Rock with Echotape Album

There is a wicked sound on their latest album Wicked Day from Echotape a young indie rock band who want you to enjoy the music you hear. Their sense  fun and adventure is heard across the eleven songs reflecting this is a band that will travel to be heard with the band performing from Hollywood to Holyhead, Moscow to Madrid. Having featured in London’s Tate Gallery, they have naked stage invasions in Dublin, and jam onstage with Carl Barat. This approach has ensured Echotape have got the attention with their DIY approach gaining a Sky News’ report and interview, followed by a BBC Introducing South session and festival dates.  Touring is in their music DNA and now a new album Wicked Ways to promote; thus, Echotape are set to head out on their UK tour this October. To coincide with the tour, the band have also announced that they’ll be releasing a new single and video ‘Friend Like Me’ the third track on the album on October 17th. Lead singer Marc Burford comments “I always look forward to playing ‘Friend Like me’ in the set as it always gets people singing and dancing around, it also carries a positive message that friends should stick together no matter how hard things get

Friend Like Me continues the style of the opening two numbers, upbeat with the smoky southern rock feel, sunshine and good time anthems,  retro with a twist. The twist is indie-rock they are not clones of what has gone before and have a distinctive British feel.  Yes, it starts slower but the pace picks up and the rocking sunny sound continues, a catchy number that will be a single that will get the listener taking notice of Echotape! With radio play, Echotape will have lots of Friends Like Me!

Then there is a change of vibe, with Grams, the sound is full with Marc Burford’s lead vocals delivering the lyrics with a feel-good passion that combines with the instrumentation so that this is a song that makes you smile. The trumpet pierces through adding a sharpness to a distinctly British theme and the chorus we will all sing along feeling alive with Echotape.

The album rings in the changes with a quieter acoustic guitar led number I Got You, this is still upbeat as the tempo is picked up by keys that stretch out the chords, the drum picks up a harmonious marching beat with an electro-folk feel that is attention grabbing foot-stamping glory.   The acoustic is returned to with Little White Lies, allowing the acerbic lyrics to catch at the back of your consciousness. This is a song that worms its way into the listener creeping up and before you know it becomes a favourite of the album, as Marc has centre stage the rest of the band harmonises with synchronised gentle clapping. A clever track so much more depth than vocal and guitar.

Other tracks that have clapping, which can be an irritant but not this time is We’ve Been Dreaming with its mid-tempo feel this is not sunshine anthem more thoughtful, proactive as is Soul. They have snatched at the opportunity to colour the album with different tonal shapes and sounds; the beats, chords and arrangements have been carefully mixed and formed into a palette of attention-grabbing sounds, nothing dominates the vocals lead with instrumentation that acts as the perfect soundscape to give the band a depth of harmonies that spring and curl to catch your attention.

Closing with the title track, the guitar sways with the motion of waves crashing a sound-picture is being formed quietly as Marc incants the lyrics that connect back through the album. Once again, difference is achieved by the addition of harmonica. Echotape refuse to be confined and have delivered feel-good indie rock that pleases and will brighten every moment one of their tracks turns up on a play list.

Echotape’s, Wicked Way is rock that says we can be thoughtful we can play with harmonisation. Throughout the album, there were flickers of bands that have defied being in a box, The Answer, and often with the Celtic feel within the tempo bands such as Runrig.

One thing for certain this is a band with an exciting musical road to explore if Wicked Ways is an example of a pitstop in 2016.

Echotape – Wicked Days

EIGHT pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. All My Days
  2. Whiskey Bar
  3. Friend Like Me
  4. Grams
  5. Got You
  6. We’ve Been Dreaming
  7. See You soon
  8. Little White Lies
  9. Fray
  10. Soul
  11. Wicked Way

 

TOUR DATES
UK

15 Oct Rockhouse, Andover
17 Oct 02 Academy 2, London
19 Oct Sanctuary, Basingstoke
21 Oct Bar 42, Worthing
06 Dec – Brighton – Green Door Store

EUROPE

09 Nov – Nijmegen NL, Merlyn
10 Nov – Amsterdam NL, Paradiso
11 Nov – Brussels BE, Botanique
12 Nov – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher

Joanne Shaw Taylor Wild UK Tour

Joanne Shaw Taylor Wild UK Tour

Joanne Shaw Taylor Wild UK Tour

Touring with her new album released 30th September Wild.

Bluesdoodles review Wild  It is a fantastic album with 10 doodlepaws read why HERE 

 

 

TOUR DATES

OCTOBER

Friday 14th – Tavistock Wharf
Saturday 15th – Cardiff The Globe
Sunday 16th – Bristol Fleece
Monday 17th – Worcester Huntingdon Hall
Thursday 20th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Friday 21st – Chester Live Rooms
Saturday 22nd – Southport – Atkinsons
Sunday 23rd – Shrewsbury – Theatre Severn
Wednesday 26th – Leeds Brundell
Thursday 27th – Stockton ARC
Friday 28th – Dunfermline Carnegie
Saturday 29th – Aberdeen Lemontree
Monday 31st – Bury Met

NOVEMBER
Wednesday 2nd – Southampton Brook
Thursday 3rd – Brighton Komedia
Friday 4th – Harpenden Public Hall
Saturday 5th Bury St Edmunds Apex

JANUARY
Thursday 19th – Gateshead Sage
Friday 20th – Glasgow ABC1
Saturday 21st – Manchester Academy 2
Thursday 26th – Sheffield City Hall
Friday 27th London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Saturday 28th – Birmingham Town Hall

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album

 

 

 

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album. We have waited, was it worth the wait… Yes, It was and we can shout across the land at last we can have on tap that Live magic that is King King.

Live, has captured everything a King King gig has to offer. We have the Alan Nimmo wit and the crowd’s warm heartfelt appreciation with ovations and cheers and then the silence of a mass of people listening intently. Recorded on the 14th May 2016 at Glasgow O2 ABC, in front of a home crowd with that added energy of a homecoming for Alan.

King King always exhilarates, they are a unit of musicians who build on each other’s emotional energy making as Aristotle said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!”

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album
Photo Laurence Harvey

Opening the twelve track album with Lose Control, which is a certainty with King King’s music; this is a jump up and down number that will raise the temperature at any venue. Glasgow is on fine form as Alan thanks the audience before launching into a Fabulous Thunderbirds number that is always sublime when it receives the King King treatment Wait On Time is no different tonight. The guitar from Alan weeps and pulls at the rock n roll vibe that Wayne picks up with a clash of the cymbal as the guitar beguiles you and pulls you in to a Nimmo musical hug.

 

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album
Photo Laurence Harvey

The opening keys from Bob need no introduction with Long History of

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album
Photo Laurence Harvey

Love. Alan, sings  “…all I have to do is close my eyes….” and instantly I am transported to the front of the crowded venue and see the kilt, Bob’s smile behind the keys, Lindsey’s cheeky grin and Wayne behind the drums with stick raised with a purpose you can actually  smell and feel the atmosphere that is a King King live show.

 

Every track is a winner there are no favourites they all send that ecstatic musical shiver down the spine but as ever You Stopped The Rain dedicated to his brother Stevie and Frankie Millers, Jealousy raises hairs on my arms and I hold by breath so that every nuance of the numbers are not missed. Heavenly!

 

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album
Photo Laurence Harvey

The tempo ebbs and flows  and as ever King King send you a little bit Crazy, as they pull out all the stops  to entertain with top-notch music.  Closing with Let Love In, once again we have entered their world they thank us for coming we thank them once again for keeping music fun and live.  The set list takes on a stroll from their current award-winning studio album Reaching For The Light, dipping into the back catalogue of both Standing In the Shadows and Take My Hand.

 

If you have been to a King King gig this is the whole event boxed and tied in tartan ribbon for you to enjoy again and again as we wait for the next tour to begin.  For a  glorious eighty-four minutes reality is suspended and you are transported into the land of rock-blues wow! Land with King King Live!

King King –  Live – Manhaton Records – Released Friday 21st October 2016

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

Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live AlbumA Deluxe Edition 3-disc set, that will soon be available for pre-order, 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 Track List 

CD 1                                                        CD2

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

 

Live DVD Track List

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

 

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Aynsley Makes YOU Listen with Eyes Wide Open

Aynsley Makes YOU Listen with Eyes Wide Open

Aynsley Makes YOU Listen with
Eyes Wide Open

 

The excitement among the phalanx of Aynsley Lister’s loyal fans has been growing ever since the news that a new album following the critically acclaimed Home was going to be out in 2016. With this much anticipation, all too often the hype and expectation turns to disappointment. Not so with Eyes Wide Open – Mr Lister has done it again with an album of thirteen tracks oozing with assured confidence. The approach is open your ears and connect to Eyes Wide Open from the eye-catching album artwork an original by Anthony Greentree through to the last notes of Aynsley’s delectable guitar work and the undeniable power of the song. The presentation is meticulous, stylish with a vista that beckons you with a booklet that is full of the spirit of Aynsley and his band. Now for the main event the music with twelve self-penned tracks it is a delicious A La Carte of Blues, rock and rocked up blues.

Aynsley’s guitar playing is immense, as any fan would expect, as he digs deep into the emotional groove of his six-strings, bending the notes to his will as he shapes his own signature Blues-rock. Opening with All Of Your Love, we dive straight into a deep pool of Ainsley’s magic with the addition of Bennett Holland on keys adding a deep fruity vein of chords for Aynsley to play with as the deep riffs underline the urgency portrayed in the lyrics.

Building on the opening track is an effortless step for the maestro as joining his trusty rhythm section are horns that just add a full on blues sound.   The drums of Boneto Dryden and Steve Amadeo’s bass always lay down rhythms that hold onto the mood driving the track with that frantic ticking panic when time is rushing by relentlessly. This is a blues mood and message that connects to the real world we spin round in.

Third track in and this has to mentioned gangsters and guitars meld in a track with an ear catching intro defying being fitted into an Aynsley box. The music darkens and we hear that he is taking us down a path to a world that is deep, dark and murky. The door is opened by the lyrics into a world of gambling, dirty money and danger this is a captivating dirty number.

Then we are back to the vintage Aynsley we love to hear recorded and live melding lyrical vocals with guitar playing that just makes your eyes spring wide open with pure delight at the power of the riffs and the subtle beauty of the licks of Time.  He picks up a Freddie King mood and style as we are at the half way point this is thoughtful smoky blues. There is nothing Dishevelled about this number.

The instrumental that is an intro that leads into Kalina stands on its own as guitar playing that makes you weep for this troubled soul. Kalina, with a slower introspective beat hides a secret like the women at the heart of the song. Is this a rock ballad masquerading as something else. Who cares, this is a ballad that unfurls a story of mental health, misery and loss. The melodic simplicity is a mirror in the complexity of a woman bought low and lost behind that happy smile.

Now we are back rocking with the blues as we are Right As Rain with a stinging guitar as he slips in a Tommy Castro number that fits the space perfectly as the album heads for the closing bonus track.  The album is an exploration of relationships, moods self-doubt and hurt as he pairs songs of opposing thoughts and feelings. The Other Part of Me is about completeness and Stay about falling apart the two sides of human relationship constructive and destructive.

Then do you want one more yes, well unlucky for some the thirteenth track is Hold You To It – bass driven vibe this is a stand alone number with horns and a song that will always bring a smile to the face and a spring to your step. The perfect bonus track the unexpected that is rather good.

Approach, Eyes Wide Open with caution! Listening once is not enough there is a new side of Aynsley that is asserting its place on the album. We like it.

Aynsley Lister – Eyes Wide Open – OUT Friday 7th October

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

Track Listing

    1. All Of Your Love
    2. Everything I Have To Give
    3. Il Grande Mafioso
    4. Won’t Be Taken Down
    5. Time
    6. Dishevelled
    7. Troubled Soul (intro)
    8. Kalina
    9. Handful Of Doubt
    10. Right As Rain
    11. Other Part Of Me
    12. Stay
    13. Bonus Track

    14. Hold You To It

    Eyes Wide Open
    Produced by Aynsley Lister
    Recorded at Superfly Studios (UK)
    Engineered by Andrew Banfield
    Mixed by Adam Ellis and Aynsley Lister at Deadline Studios (UK)
    Mastered by John Webber at Air Mastering (UK)

    aynsley-eyes-wide-open2016 UK TOUR DATES

    Tickets available HERE

    Thursday 22nd September 2016 CHISLEHURST, BEAVERWOOD CLUB
    Ticket Price: £12 adv / £13 door Venue Box Office: 0208 761 9078 / 0788 865 7952
    Friday 23rd September 2016 SUTTON, BOOM BOOM CLUB
    Ticket Price: £12 advance / £13 door Venue Box Office: 0208 761 9078 / 0788 865 7952

    Saturday 24th September 2016 SKIRLAUGH, CORNUCOPIA FESTIVAL
    Ticket Price: £45 day / £99 weekend Venue Box Office: 01377 217406
    Wednesday 28th September 2016 MILTON KEYNES, THE STABLES
    Ticket Price: £16.50 Venue Box Office: 01908 280800
    Thursday 29th September 2016 CHESTER, TELFORDS WAREHOUSE
    Ticket Price: £13 Venue Box Office: 01244 390090
    Friday 30th September 2016 BURNLEY, MECHANICS
    Ticket Price: £14 advance / £15 door Venue Box Office: 01282 664400

    GUISBOROUGH, RHYTHM & BLUES CLUB
    Saturday 1st October 2016
    Ticket Price: £14 Venue Box Office: 07815913981

    Friday 4th November 2016 BLAKENEY, HARBOUR ROOM
    Ticket Price: £10 Venue Box Office: 01263 741666
    Thursday 1st December 2016 PUTNEY, HALF MOON
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    Friday 2nd December 2016 ST. HELENS, CITADEL
    Ticket Price: £12 Venue Box Office: 01744 735436
    Saturday 3rd December 2016 DERBY, THE FLOWERPOT
    Ticket Price: £12 Venue Box Office: 0844 412 4642
    Sunday 4th December 2016 NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY
    Ticket Price: £14 advance / £16 door Venue Box Office: 0191 230 4474
    Thursday 8th December 2016 KENDAL, BOOTLEGGERS
    Ticket Price: £12 advance / £15 door Venue Box Office: 01539 723824

    Friday 9th December 2016 DARLINGTON, RHYTHM ’N’ BLUES CLUB
    Ticket Price: £15 Venue Box Office: 01325-363135
    Saturday 10th December 2016 NORWICH, THE WATERFRONT
    Ticket Price: £14 Venue Box Office: 01603 508050

    Sunday 11th December 2016 LEICESTER, THE MUSICIAN
    Ticket Price: £12 advance / £14 door Venue Box Office: 0116 251 0080 / 07970 529 760
    Monday 12th December 2016 FARNHAM, MALTINGS
    Ticket Price: £15 Venue Box Office: 01252 793430

    Thursday 15th December 2016SOUTHAMPTON, THE BROOK
    Ticket Price: £14 advance / £16 door Venue Box Office: 023 8055 5366

    Friday 16th December 2016 SHEFFIELD, THE GREYSTONES
    Ticket Price: £14 advance / £16 door Venue Box Office: 0114 266 5599
    Saturday 17th December 2016 MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3
    Ticket Price: £14 Venue Box Office: 0161 832 1111

    Sunday 18th December 2016 EDINBURGH, THE CAVES
    Ticket Price: £13 Venue Box Office: 0131 510 6969

    2016 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

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    Wednesday 5th October 2016 RANKWEIL ALTES KINO (AUSTRIA)
    Venue Box Office: +43 05522/45387

    Thursday 6th October 2016 FRICKS MONTI FRICKTALER BLUES FESTIVAL (SWITZERLAND)
    Venue Box Office: +41 62 871 04 44

    Friday 7th October 2016RUBIGEN MUHLE HUNZIKEN (SWITZERLAND)
    Venue Box Office: +41 900 325 325

    Saturday 8th October 2016 LINTHAL BLUES LINTHKRAFT LOUNGE (SWITZERLAND)
    Venue Box Office: +41 55 643 26 86

    Sunday 9th October 2016 HABACH VILLAGE (GERMANY) www.village-habach.de
    Venue Box Office: +49 8847 725

    Monday 10th October 2016 HAIMING GEWOLBE (GERMANY)
    Tuesday 11th October 2016 MUNICH GARAGE DELUXE (GERMANY)
    Thursday 13th October 2016 JABLONEC NAD NISOU KLUB NA RAMPE (CZECH REPUBLIC)
    Venue Box Office: +420 605 960 357

    Friday 14th October 2016 CESKE BUDEJOVICE HIGHWAY 61 JAZZ AND BLUES CLUB (CZECH REPUBLIC)
    Venue Box Office: +420 7206 29045

    PENZION SMOLOTEL, SMOLOTELY
    (CZECH REPUBLIC)
    Saturday 15th October 2016 Venue Box Office: +420 7206 29045

    POSTBAUER-HENG KISH (GERMANY)
    Sunday 16th October 2016 Venue Box Office: +49 9188 3321

    WOLFACH KLAUSENBAUERNHOF (GERMANY)
    Monday 17th October 2016 Venue Box Office: +49 7834 47639

    METZINGEN-GLEMS HIRSCH (GERMANY)
    Wednesday 19th October 2016 Venue Box Office: +49 7123 959132

    STUTTGART LABORATORIUM (GERMANY)
    Thursday 20th October 2016 Venue Box Office: +49 711 505 2001

    Friday 21st October 2016 SCHÖNENBERG-KÜBELBERG GASTHAUS SCHLEPPI (GERMANY)
    Venue Box Office: +49 157 8594 1438
    Saturday 22nd October 2016   BRASSERIE LE NEUMUNSTER (LUXEMBOURG)
    Venue Box Office: +00 352 26 20 52 981

    Saturday 29th October 2016 OSNABRÜCK LUTHERHAUS *SPECIAL SOLO SHOW* (GERMANY)
    Venue Box Office: +49 0541 2001 831

    Friday 18th November 2016 OLDENBURG CHARLYS (GERMANY)
    Venue Box Office: +49 441 2171 630

    Saturday 19th November 2016 HAMBURG DOWNTOWN (GERMANY)
    Venue Box Office: +49 4027 5056

    Sunday 20th November 2016 APELDOORN BLUESCAFE (THE NETHERLANDS)
    Venue Box Office: +31 55 578 5014