The Tubes, the San Francisco-based rock band, whose eponymous 1975 debut album included the unforgettable rock anthem “White Punks on Dope,” celebrates their return to the UK with their “MONDO PULP TOUR” – 12 nights of non-stop mayhem in the UK in October 2016.
“We’re thrilled to be coming back to the country that started it all for us,” says the Tubes frontman Fee Waybill. “I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world. The all-new Mondo Pulp Tour will be big fun!”
Founding member and drummer, Prairie Prince, who is also a well-respected graphic designer in his own right, has created a stunning tour poster to break in the Mondo Pulp 2016 Tour.
The Mondo Pulp tour is a fantastic tribute to the Pulp Art era. The material will be different but the band promises to perform all the hits and fan favourites – What Do You Want From Life?, Mondo Bondage, Amnesia, Sushi Girl, Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore,Talk To Ya Later, She’s A Beauty and White Punks On Dope.
There’s even talk of a potential DVD release of a live show from German television dating back to 1982. There’s even talk about a possible live CD from the Tubes’ 2015 German tour.
Saturday 11th March 2017
Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12th March 2017
The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15th March 2017
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Frontiers Music Srl released Dan Reed Network’s latest studio album “Fight Another Day” on Friday June3rd, 2016. The album marked a significant and anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980’s. Read what Bluesdoodles thought
Read what Bluesdoodles thought HERE about Fight Another Day “band has explored sounds that take you on a musical adventure, …… with Funk Rock reinvented for today”
Bluesdoodles talked to Dan Reed see what he had to say HERE
Still not Convinced – did we tell you VEGA are supporting Dan Reed Network this is a live show you will not what to miss get your TICKETS HERE
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 doodle paws out of TEN ….
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)
His new album cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Looking back on his rich history, Walker shares, “I’d like to be known for the credibility of a lifetime of being true to my music and the blues. Sometimes I feel I’ve learned more from my failures, than from my success. But that’s made me stronger and more adventurous. And helped me create my own style. I’d like to think that when someone puts on one of my records they would know from the first notes, ‘That’s Joe Louis Walker.'”
Always an artist deeply expressive lyrically, Walker continues to write and sing about themes that are universal. On “Black & Blue” he talks about a love affair that’s falling apart, but there’s an effort to keep it going. He offers, “The lyric ‘Let’s find a quiet place, A place out of town…We Need to talk this thru, Be honest & True’ says it all in trying to save the relationship.” He cites the title track as a composition that might not have a deep meaning, but in presenting the thought, “Everybody wants a piece of your love,” offers a double entendre that speaks for itself. With a deep history and background in gospel, Walker looks towards Wade in the Water” as an instant all-time favorite. He reveals, “The inspirational lyric ‘The water is deep, the water is cold, it chills my body, BUT NOT MY SOUL” is expressing my belief that the spiritual will carry you through when the physical can’t.”
A true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter, he has toured extensively throughout his career, performed at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans. Walker’s 1986 debut album Cold Is the Night on HighTone announced his arrival in stunning fashion, and his subsequent output has only served to further establish Walker as one of the leading bluesmen on the scene.
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.
“Albany Down is the new voice of British Rock music.
A blend of contemporary rock – with added brilliance on top.”
AD Recordings Ltd are pleased to announce the third studio album from British rock band Albany Down – The Outer Reach will be released on Friday 10th June 2016. The album will be available to pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, and from the band’s official website in both physical and digital format in the months leading up to release. Physical copies of the album will be available on CD and 180 gram vinyl.
The Outer Reach reflects the band’s ambition and is a measure of a band on the up-escalator currently tearing up venues around the UK and Europe.
Albany Down are Paul Muir on vocals, guitarist Paul Turley, drummer Donna Peters and bassist Billy Dedman and they have already recorded two albums with award-winning producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals).
“The new album represents how far the band has come in terms of our song writing and live performances,” says lead singer Paul Muir. “Evolution happens slowly and you don’t always notice, then one day you look back and realise you’ve gone from swinging in trees to flying spaceships!”
London-based Albany Down are a contemporary rock band with influences ranging from classic acts like Led Zeppelin and Thunder to modern bands such as The Black Keys and Clutch. They combine a diapason of original songs with contemporary high energy rock.
Albany Down – Feeding The Flame – from The Outer Reach release date 10th June 2016
ALBANY DOWN – THE OUTER REACH 2016 UK ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
TUESDAY 31st MAY 2016: LONDON – 100 CLUB
Tickets: £11 / Box Office: HERE
FRIDAY 3rd JUNE 2016: SCUNTHORPE – THE LINCOLN IMP
Tickets: £6 / Box Office: 01724 840 981
TUESDAY 14th JUNE 2016: ST ALBANS – THE HORN
Tickets: £8 / Book Online: HERE
FRIDAY 17th JUNE 2016: MILTON KEYNES – THE STABLES
Tickets: £12.50 / Box Office: 01908 280 800
Dan Patlansky Video of New Single STOP THE MESSIN’
Fresh off his special guest slot on King King’s May UK tour, South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, has released a live video of his latest single , Stop The Messin’. The video was filmed on April 27th at the Rivonia Barnyard Theatre in Johannesburg which was the final show onPatlansky’s recent South African tour. The song is taken from Patlansky’s new studio albumINTROVERTIGO.
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
Dan Patlansky is a guitar phenomenon not to be missed – Dear Silence Thieves and his current album Introvertigo are solid gold.
Read what Bluesdoodles said about Dear Silence ThievesHERE & Introvertigo (Definitely in the running for album of the year 2016) HERE
INTROVERTIGO is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves which spawned to rock radio hits Backbite and Fetch Your Spade.
In 2015, Patlansky toured 10 countries with Joe Satriani read why we loved that night of live music and guitar fireworks in Cardiff HERE
It was unsurprising the Dan Patlansky was nominated by Classic Rock as one of their hotly tipped new artists of 2015. Patlansky said this about the new album, “INTROVERTIGO 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.” Bluesdoodles talked in depth about INTROVERTIGO HERE
Her incredible voice has already moved guitar legends Jeff Beck, Slash, Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy to perform with her on records and live; making her, in the words of Classic Rock Magazine “guitarists go-to girl and the UK have firmly taken Beth to their hearts after recent stirring headline performances at the Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse and Hampton Court Palace.
The highly emotional, limited edition bonus track, ‘Mama This One’s For You’, reveals that she’s not afraid to tell her mother how much she loves her. “It’s probably the most important song to me on the record. I finally got how blessed I was to have my Mom.”
This album isn’t about the problems Beth’s faced in her life. Instead, she’s choosing to find the good things that have been there all along: accepting and loving her parents for who they really are, appreciating a good husband, facing her fears head on and ultimately finding ways to heal and convert that positive energy into music that moves people. This is an incredibly moving, self written and composed record that’s going to reach people on a very personal level, because a one-of-a-kind artist found the perfect formula for exposing her very private inner voice and empowering it with her legendary outer voice.
Wonderful act to see live read what bluesdoodles thought HERE
“America’s Amy Winehouse…Some artists choose to sing the blues; some artists find they have to live them as well” The Times
“Guitarists go-to girl” Classic Rock Magazine
“Daring, brooding and angry” Guardian
FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, THE BLUES ROCK GUITARIST PREVIEWS MUSIC FROM HIS BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION UK CONCERTS.
WATCH HIM, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, AS HE PAYS HOMAGE TO THE MUSIC OF
JEFF BECK, ERIC CLAPTON AND JIMMY PAGE!
Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, on Monday June 27th, he will perform a FREE “invitation only” concert at the legendary Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, as a thank you to all the fans that have helped his career grow from playing small clubs to sold-out arena tours worldwide.
This intimate concert in front of 350 people will preview material that he will perform at five special concerts in the UK this July, where Joe will pay homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. This one-time only UK concert experience is billed as JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.
Joe’s British Blues Explosion concerts will be at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire (Saturday July 2), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Sunday July 3), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday July 5), Greenwich London Music Time Festival (Thursday July 7), and Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire (Friday July 8). The dates include two concerts performed at heritage castles at Hoghton and Newark, a special show at the London’s Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
Blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor will be Joe’s special guest at Hoghton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle. Click HERE for Details
When Joe plays the Cavern Club on June 27th, he will also be inducted into the Cavern Club’s historic “Wall of Fame”, where he will be commemorated with a special brick in the wall with his name inscribed on the brick.
Previous artists to be inducted on the Wall of Fame include the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, The Kinks, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and many more musical icons.
For the first time, is pleased to announce that British blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at three of his British Blues Explosion concerts in the UK in July. Joanne will support Joe at Hogton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle. Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. Joanne from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside her musical idols. with the combination of stellar guitar, vocals and a winning smile.
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE
SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER– 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor
Kaz Hawkins Band: ‘Feelin Good’ Album Release and UK Tour May/June 2016
Multi-award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own blues and soul darling.
The Belfast born singer-songwriter’s high energy, original shows, her 1950’s style swing-dress-meets-Dr Martens look and her ability to closely connect with the audience, make Kaz one of the most popular blues artists in the UK…
Underground for years as a secret songwriter, Kaz Hawkins is now established as one the biggest performers to come out of Northern Ireland. Locally called “a vocal force” on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer.
Kaz is much-loved for her deep, powerful voice, original songwriting and down to earth attitude; she brings fun to every performance & is loved not only by her fans, but anyone who meets her. She has lived and sung ‘The Blues’, yet has much more to offer across differing genres – soul, rockabilly, folk & more.
Kaz’s new album ‘Feelin Good‘ more than a collection of songs; it’s a progression of Kaz’s work, it is power and the passion that is Kaz Hawkins.
‘Feelin Good‘ will be officially launched on Saturday 28th May at Belfast’s iconic Empire Music Hall, before the band head out across the UK for their biggest tour to date.
‘Feelin Good’ albums will be available for sale via the band’s website after 28th May 2016, with digital downloads to follow.