Kenny G on Tour with his Saxophone

KennyGKenny G, one of the most successful saxophonists in the world today, will tour the UK in June 2016.

Tickets go on sale from Friday December 11th HERE and the 24 hour box office 0844 888 9991. Tickets available directly from the venues.



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Tickets: £47.50 / £42.50
Venue Box Office – 0191 443 4661


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Venue Box Office – 0844 907 9000

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Venue Box Office: 0121 345 0600

Tickets: £65 (box seats) / £57.50 / £47.50 & £42.50
Venue Box Office – 0207 589 8212


Kenny G is the only saxophonist to have sold 75 million albums, singles and videos, including the classic hit single Songbird. His trophy cabinet contains Grammy, American Music, Soul Train, World Music and other awards, and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz.

Martin Harley ~ On Tour in UK 2015

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro - 'Live at Southern Ground' - cover (300dpi)MARTIN HARLEY AND DANIEL KIMBRO

With the wonderful album LIVE AT SOUTHERN GROUND Out now on CD, Vinyl & DL Read what Bluesdoodles said HERE this is just a snippet – “The whole album is as perfect as a sun ripened peach full of juicy musical snippets and lyrics that keep the music rooted in the blues”

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.

Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album, was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass.

As Martin explains “I wanted to make something representative of where I’m at musically at the moment with an album that reflects on the last year solo and duo touring. Daniel and I met in Knoxville through a mutual friend… he handed me his card which read… ‘alright guitar player… good upright bass player’ … an understatement on both parts!”

A mixture of retrospective solo and duo arrangements recorded during an afternoon at the esteemed Southern Ground studio in Nashville, Live at Southern Ground features Martin on Weissenborn… a traditional Hawaiian acoustic guitar played across the lap, resonators and archtops, and of course Daniel Kimbro on upright bass.

“It’s a simple, honest and direct album with no overdubs in a warm sounding room with some great microphones and two new friends playing a few songs over a cold beer or two” says Martin. “There’s a great feeling when you click with someone. It frees you up to experiment with the arrangement and the dynamic of a song.”

Live at Southern Ground follows on from Martin’s five previously acclaimed albums, most recently Mojo Fix in 2012. Along with many years of international touring and countless festivals Martin has built a strong international fan-base across the globe.

Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. During year-round worldwide touring he’s absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today.
Martin Harley · Solo UK Tour November-December 2015

Martin will be touring solo across the UK during November and December and a duo tour with Daniel is scheduled for March 2016.

Martin Harley Solo UK Tour – Winter 2015


Thursday 12th Blue Sky Café, Bangor N. Wales
Friday 13th The Atkinson, Southport
Saturday 14th The Independent, Sunderland
Sunday 15th The Met, Bury
Tuesday 17th Komedia, Brighton
Wednesday 18th The Convent, Stroud
Thursday 19th Ropsley Village Hall, Ropsley, Lincs
Friday 20th Rolleston Village Hall, Rolleston, Notts
Saturday 21st Treswell Village Hall, Treswell, Notts
Sunday 22nd Victoria Hall, Settle, N. Yorks
Monday 23rd Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
Tuesday 24th Junction 2, Cambridge
Thursday 26th Octagon Chapel, Norwich
Friday 27th Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Saturday 28th West End Centre, Aldershot
Sunday 29th Chapel Arts Centre, Bath


Thursday 3rd The Railway, Winchester
Friday 4th The David Hall, Barnstable
Saturday 5th Barnstable Guildhall, Barnstable
Sunday 6th The Old Grammar School, Truro
Thursday 10th River Cottage, Axminster

Steve Hackett ~ Live at Colston Hall October 2015

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Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour
Colston Hall, Bristol
28th October 2015

Steve Hackett - Colston Hall - Oct 2015_0012lTonight it is Bristol on the final leg of Steve Hackett’s latest tour, who are treated to an evening of Prog Rock in two halves, the first set a celebration of the solo career of Steve Hackett from his first solo album Voyage of The Acolyte to his latest release Wolflight and then after a short break over an hour of celebration of Genesis with the delight of hearing live tracks previously unheard.

Steve Hackett - Colston Hall - Oct 2015_0042bwlTaking us back to the early days of post Genesis, the title track from his third solo album Spectral Mornings, gets the show on the road as Colston Hall was surrounded by layers of sound that would continue throughout the show. Tonight’s touring band with Steve fitted the music being explored creating textured layers of music from instruments whose chords and notes intermingled in to a musical tapestry tonight with bassist, Roine Stolt , Gary O’Toole the bowler hatted drummer, on keys Roger King, and then multi-instrumentalist Rob Townsend adding flute, saxophone and additional vocals on some of the songs provided by Nad Sylvan with his golden voice.

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By the third track we were up to the present day with Woflight the title track of Steve Hackett’s latest offering, the guitar was sublime, elegant and at times hard-hitting. The whole band had a feel of a very contemporary orchestra this is electric music with a classical feel progressive and organic. Filling the hall with colourful shapes and layers of sound creating a complex tonal shape that was stylish and flowed with the musical story. Steve’s piercing guitar combined with haunting wind instruments and drums that form the beats that resonate across the hall. This is progressive music where you sit back and immersed deep in the zone of sound being created as the lyrics unfold taking you deep into exploration of the world while the music paints the emotional picture.
A change of tempo as Steve discarded electric for a twelve string acoustic taken to a special moment he experienced whilst on holiday in Mexico, Loving Sea captures those rare perfect moments preserving in the music the magic of memory. This was no folksy, rootsy acoustic it was progressive with percussion and penny whistle all painting a tonal backdrop for the lyrics as the tale unfolded. The next number, this time with a six string, from Defector album is Jaccuzzi with his brother John joining him on haunting and distinctive flute as we are once again exploring a musical wonderland.
What a wonderful hour and half of music with harmonies that floated, at then pinned down the lyrics as with the vocals from Nad on Icarus Ascending and Star of Sirius based on tarot and creating a wall of sound that was full of mysticism.

Steve Hackett - Colston Hall - Oct 2015_0125lA short break and then Genesis re-visited with fans ecstatic with joy as the set rolled through tracks that for many were personal favourites, reminding us of what a ground breaking prog rock band they were in the early days of the 1970’s. Every track was distinctive with a light show that augmented the complexity of sound and the journey the music and lyrics were exploring not always in a continuum but through a musical maze of exciting chord changes. Nad’s vocals soared above the clever instrumentation and arrangements capturing and distilling the essence of Genesis. Opening with Get ‘Em Out By Friday the trio of voices took on characters in a rendition that created a stage driven Prog Opera as Nad, Gary and Steve all played a vocal part. The poignancy of the set was augmented with a mention of the creepiness of Colston Hall downstairs with its history of holding slaves below harking back to the darker side of Bristol’s history. The inclusion of The Cinema Show was also fitting as the hall was a cinema in its checkered history, with stylish bass and guitar from Ronnie Stolt with his double-headed custom-built monster. The biggest cheer of the night was Steve Hackett on acoustic as he moved from some classic Spanish guitar sound into the opening bar of last track from Foxtrot album, Can-Utility and the Coastliners what a sound from the stage and around the hall.
The encore was sublime we all wanted more Prog Rock courtesy of Steve Hackett and his band of musicians but as the clocks ticked we knew time was running out in Bristol tonight.

Tonight was pure Prog rock in the moment and full of nostalgia that delighted both Genesis fans and those who like me are firmly in the camp of Steve Hackett’s post Genesis career that has that very special prog rock musical magic.

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Set List
Part 1: Acolyte to Wolflight

Spectral Mornings
Out Of The Body
Every Day
Love Song To A Vampire
The Wheel’s Turning
Loving Sea
Icarus Ascending
Star Of Sirius
Ace Of Wands
Tower Struck

Part 2: Genesis Revisited
Get ‘Em Out By Friday
After the Ordeal
The Cinema Show
Aisle Of Plenty
The Lamb
The Musical Box
Clocks/ Firth Of Fifth

Chantel McGregor – Autumn/WinterTour 2015

Thursday 17th September 2015 – London: 100 Club
Saturday 19th September 2015 – Hessle: Town Hall
Sunday 20th September 2015 – Whitby: Pavilion Theatre
Thursday 24th September 2015 – Stockton: The Arc
Friday 25th September 2015 – Louth: Riverhead Theatre
Saturday 26th September 2015 – Wrexham: Central Station
Thursday 1st October 2015 – Birmingham: The Institute, The Temple
Friday 2nd October 2015 – Ruislip: The Tropic
Friday 9th October 2015 – Halifax: Playhouse
Saturday 10th October 2015 – Southport: The Atkinson Blues Festival
Friday 16th October 2015 – Doncaster: The Dome
Saturday 17th October 2015 – Retford: The Elms – Box Office: 07737 130534
Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Sheffield: Greystones
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – Edinburgh: The Caves – Box Office: 01472 349222
Friday 23rd October 2015 – Glasgow: Nice N Sleazy
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Carlisle: The Venue
Monday 26th October 2015 – Salisbury: Arts Centre
Tuesday 27th October 2015 – Exeter: Phoenix
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Bridport: Arts Centre
Thursday 29th October 2015 – Brighton, Komedia
Saturday 31st October 2015 – Lincoln: Engine Shed
Saturday 12th December 2015 – Ripley, Town Hall
Sunday 13th December 2015 – Newcastle, The Cluny
Monday 14th December 2015 – Morecambe, The Platform
Tuesday 15th December 2015 – Leeds, The Brudenell
Wednesday 16th December 2015 – Bristol, The Tunnels
Thursday 17th December 2015 – Derby, The Flowerpot

Read what Bluesdoodles thought about her new album Lose Control HERE – release date 9th October

JOE SATRIANI TOUR + Special Guest Dan Patlansky

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Joe Satriani has extended the dates featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky as special guest to 10 European countries on his Shockwave Tour 2015.  Patlansky will support Satriani from October 9th to November 10th  across 25 shows in 10 countries, and over the course of 33 days, taking in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, as well as the UK.

Patlansky filmed a special announcement video for the extended tour

 Says Patlansky; “Joe Satriani has been a massive inspiration in my life and to many others. He is the most forward-thinking and most inspirational guitar player of our time and I am extremely honoured and excited to be on the road with him.”

Dan Patlansky latest album Dear Silence Thieves the first single, “Backbite” received 14 weeks of radio play rotation on Planet Rock Radio and the station has invited Patlansky to perform as one of the headliners amongst artists such as Rival Sons, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Darkness at Planet Rockstock Festival on December 4th, followed by an intimate concert at London’s The Borderline with special guest Aaron Keylock.

Joe Satriani latest album Shockwave Supernova has recieved widespread acclaim.

Patria Hall, Budapest, Hungary                                    October 9
National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria               October 11
Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania                       October 12
Sala Polivalenta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania                    October 13
Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia                              October 14
Tipsport Arena, Prague, Czech Republic                   October 15
Werk Arena, Trinec, Czech Republic                          October 16
Torwar Arena, Warsaw, Poland                                   October 18
Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia                                             October 19
Circus, Helsinki, Finland                                                  October 20
Circus Krone, Munich, Germany                                  October 25
Laeishalle, Hamburg, Germany                                    October 26
Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany                                 October 27

Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany                              October 28

Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland                 October 29
Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany                              October 30

o2 Apollo Manchester                                                       November 1st
Symphony Hall Birmingham                                         November 2nd
Royal Concert Hall  Glasgow                                          November 3rd
City Hall Sheffield                                                              November 4th
St. David’s Hall Cardiff                                                     November 5th
Cliffs Pavilion  Southend                                                  November 7th
Colston Hall Bristol                                                            November 8th
Guildhall  Portsmouth                                                       November 9th
 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo London                    November 10th

U.K. Dates:- Ticket hotline: 0844 888 9991, Book online: Tickets

About The Album and Track Listing

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie
Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie

Robert Cray Band ~ 4 Nights of 40 Years Live

Robert CrayThis is a double delight to celebrate Robert Cray’s achievement of playing to packed theatres for four decades and the music played on the CD/DVD combination that is 4 Nights of 40 Years Live. His regular band, bassist, friend and collaborator Richard Cousins , Dover Weinberg on keys and drummer Les Falconer with Robert Cray out front are enjoying entertaining, engaging with the crowds and are joined by vocalist Kim Wilson, Lee Oskar on harmonica, tenor saxophonist Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madalo on trumpet and saxophonist Tom Scott.

The album opens with the familiar intro regarding flash photography and welcome the one and only Robert Craaaaaaaaaaaay! And the show begins with that familiar stratospheric Fender Strat sound and then the warm and rounded tone of his vocals as I Shiver all over. One thing is for certain when the guitar is played as clean as Cray does there is nowhere to hide it is faultless or rubbish and 4 Nights of Forty Years Live he hits the right note, tonal ping to accentuate the emotions of the lyrics he is singing, the voice and guitar are in perfect harmony. This is Robert Cray at the top of his game full of confidence and a deep understanding of the music Poor Johnny with a harsher guitar sound and the tale unfurls and the audience once again is captivated. There is jazz and soul that has cavernous depths and a rich tonal gradient as played in the much loved track Love Gone To Waste. The songs have been picked to reflect the range of Cray’s style; we have rock radio favourites Bad Influence and Right Next Door (Because Of Me) – a track every audience expects and demands to hear.

DVD opens with Black and White stills of Robert Cray and him talking about the music then the music begins who needs talking as you see the band in studio rehearsing I Shiver with the trumpet, keys and centre stage Mr Cray himself. There are snippets of thoughts form Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan and many others praising, enjoying and loving Robert Cray’s Blues and powerful performances. The DVD has that added dimension you can see the show up close through the cameraman’s lens; perfect entertainment to sit back and let the music dilute your troubles and woes with each note reality fades and there is a new reality you and the music of Robert Cray.
It is also fantastic to see young Mr Cray live in the 1980’s playing at festivals in the hot sunshine making the blues a hot commodity, he has never lost that magic touch on the guitar.

Some tracks are on both formats but there are enough variations so that you will listen to both at different times and behind the scenes and thoughts are always interesting allowing the fan to understand what makes Robert Cray the force he has been over forty years with his clean and seemingly simple style, he is the blues.

4 Nights of 40 Years Live, is a must for the phalanx of Robert Cray’s music and everyone demands vocals that zing and guitar playing that is note perfect surrounded by musicians that just want to make the music sound deep, full of blues and tonal delights. Robert Cray is the master of the Blues that connects as he weaves in influences from the last forty years this is music celebrating yesterday, playing today and will be enjoyed long into the future.


OUT: 28th AUGUST 2015




4 Nights Of Forty Years Live Trailer

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

Robert Cray ~ 4 Nights of 40 Years Live (CD/DVD) – Mascot Label Group

Track Listing CD

Disc 1 Disc 2 (bonus)
1. I shiver 1. I Guess I Showed Her*
2. I’’ll Always Remember You 2. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)*
3. Poor Johnny 3. Smoking Gun*
4. Won’t Be Coming Home 4. Still Around*
5. Your Good Thing Is About To End 5. Too Many Cooks ^
6. Sittin’ On Top Of The World 6. T-Bone Shuffle ^
7. Wrap It Up
8. Love Gone To Waste * Live at Dutch TV Show Countdown 1987
9. Bad Influence ^ Live at SFO Blues Festival San Francisco 1982
10. These Things
11. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
12. The Forecast (Calls For Pain)
13. Time Makes Two

Track Listing DVD
1. Intro/I Shiver
2. T-Bone Shuffle
3. Love Gone To Waste
4. I Guess I Showed her
5. I’ll Always Remember You
6. Your Good Thing Is About To End
7. Too Many Cooks
8. Wrap It Up
9. Won’t Be Coming Home
10. Smokin Gun
11. Sittin’ ON Top Of The World
12. Two Steps From The End
13. Bad Influence
14. These Things
15. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
16. The Forecast (Calls For Pain)
17. Time Makes Two
18. These Things

October U.K. Tour

Sat 3 October – Lowry, Salford
Mon 5 October – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tues 6 October – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Weds 7 October – Truro Hall, Truro
Fri 9 October – The Anvil, Basingstoke
Sat 10 October – Theatre Royal, Norwich
Mon 12 October – Barbican, London
Tues 13 October – Sage, Gateshead
Weds 14 October – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Fri 16 October – Town Hall, Birmingham
Sat 17 October – City Hall, Salisbury
Sun 18 October – Orchard, Dartford
Mon 19 October – Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells
Weds 21 October – Town Hall, Cheltenham
Thurs 22 October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Fri 23 October – Alban Arena, St Albans

Bad Influence

Doug MacLeod ~ U.K. 2015 Tour

press info_8 (72 dpi)Enjoy The Warm Soulful Blues-Filled Vocals of Doug MacLeod on UK Tour May & June 2015

Doug MacLeod – the multi-award winning blues/roots musician & storyteller – reached Number 1 on the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) UK playlist chart for April high-profile blues-related airplay Doug has been listened to & enjoyed by, a myriad of music lovers!

Doug exciting U.K. Tour where you can hear live tracks from his current Album Exactly Like This has been receiving rave reviews – bluesdoodles loved the album read the review HERE we said… third album….keeps your musical ear appreciatively engaged.

​​​”One of the very best acoustic blues exponents in the world… strongly recommended​” – Blues In The Northwest
​”… a superb album, from a genuine blues troubadour. A truly authentic voice.​”​ ​- Chophouse,
​”… an eleven track masterpiece… A marvelous album from a marvelous musician.​“​ ​- Ian Patience – Music News Nashville
​​Exactly Like This’ is the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association​ (UK)​) Pick Of The Month for April!​.​

Read all about his musical journey, lots of background and an interesting read in this months issue of Blues In Britain Doug also has a 2-page interview & feature in this months issue of Blues In Britain Magazine. It is well-worth a read.


Friday​ ​15​th May​, ​Worthing Pier​’s ​Southern Pavillion

Saturday​ 16th May​, Dart Music Festival ​(2 shows)

Monday 18th May, Upper Brailes, Warwickshire – The Gate Inn

Frida​y ​22​nd May, Isle of Man – Big Wheel Blues Festival

Saturday​ 23rd May​, Hemel Hempstead – Old Town Hall

Sunday​ ​​24th May​, Poynton Legion, ​n​ear Manchester – Bluefunk

Monday​ 25th May,​ Lingfield, Surrey – The Red Barn

Tuesday​ 26th May,​ Camden, London – Blues Kitchen, ​

Wednesday​ 27th May, Rochester, Kent – Bottleneck Blues Club,

Friday​ 29th May, near Warwick – Sheep Dip Sessions​, ​​near Warwick

Saturday​ 30th May,near Warwick – ​Sheep Dip Workshop​ ​

Sunday​ 31st May, Holton-le-Moor,​ ​Lincolnshire – ​The Hope Tavern,

​​​​Tuesday​ 2nd June​, ​South Woodchester, Gloucs​tershire – The Convent​ ​

Wednesday​ 3rd June,​ Bath Fringe Festival

Thursday​ 4th June, ​Norwich – The Murderers

Friday​ 5th June​ London – Fairkytes Arts Centre

Listen then Buy a ticket you will not be able to disappoint

Hear what Doug says about his forthcoming tour

More on Doug MacLeod…

​Based in Southern California, Doug is ​an incredible Americana, blues and folk singer-songwriter-storyteller; ​his music touches the heart and soul​. An abused child, Doug’s early life was tough and he suffered from a crippling stutter. It was only when he found the blues – or the blues found him – that he was able to overcome his childhood adversity.​​ Douglearned his craft from the masters, his mentors and friends – he lived the music, survived the life, and carries forth this valuable tradition.​

Doug is the winner of dozens of awards including two Blues Music Awards in 2014 and two Blues Blast Music Awards in 2013 and ​he’s spent a long career on the road working with some of the greats of the blues music scene; his songs have been covered by numerous artists including Albert Collins, Albert King and Eva Cassidy.

Doug MacLeod​​ is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, his wit and charm; all of which contribute to his unforgettable live performances.

Robin Trower U.K. Tour Spring 2015

Photo © Mike Prior
Photo © Mike Prior

When one of the most celebrated – but least outspoken – practitioners of electric guitar declares that “I can’t remember ever being so happy with a finished album before”, you’d be well-advised to sit up and take notice.

To support the release of Something’s About To Change Robin Trower will embark on a 17-date March/April Tour. His special guest will be guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor.


Tickets for all regional shows are priced at £22.50, while London tickets are priced £25.00. Tickets can purchased at The Gig Cartel or from the 24 hour box office – 0844 478 0898.


LINCOLN, ENGINE SHED – Thursday 26th March 2015

BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX – Friday 27th March 2015

BIRMINGHAM, TOWN HALL – Saturday 28th March 2015

SALFORD, LOWRY – Sunday 29th March 2015

CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS – Thursday 2nd April 2015

GATESHEAD, SAGE – Friday 3rd April 2015

GLASGOW, ARCHES – Saturday 4th April 2015

ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE – Sunday 5th April 2015

STOCKTON, ARC – Tuesday 7th April 2015

YORK, BARBICAN – Wednesday 8th April 2015

SHEFFIELD, CITY HALL BALLROOM – Thursday 9th April 2015

HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME – Friday 10th April 2015

LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE – Saturday 11th April 2015

CRAWLEY, HAWTH – Tuesday 14th April 2015

EXETER, CORN EXCHANGE – Wednesday 15th April 2015

SALISBURY, CITY HALL – Thursday 16th April 2015

MILTON KEYNES, STABLES – Friday 17th April 2015