Beth Hart on Tour Better Than Home Video

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BETH HART
NEW VIDEO: MAMA THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM ‘BETTER THAN HOME
OUT NOW ON PROVOGUE/MASCOT LABEL GROUP

UK TOUR

Tickets available HERE
SOLO

25 May – St Georges Church, Brighton – SOLD OUT

FULL BAND

11 November – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

13 November – Sage One, Gateshead

14 November – O2 Academy, Glasgow

17 November – Colston Hall, Bristol

19 November – BIC Solent Hall, Bournemouth

21 November – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

23 November – The Royal Festival Hall, London

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
“Astonishing” Express

Joe Bonamassa At The Cavern – Free Concert

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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
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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

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

 

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation”

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

Kaz Hawkins Band – ‘Feelin Good’ Album and UK Tour

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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.

Kaz Tour

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.

Sa t 28th May , Empire Hall, Belfast
Sat 4th June , Ardrossan Music Experience, Ayrshire
Thurs 9th June , Danny Boy Blues & Jazz Festival, Limavady
Fri 10th June, John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Sat 11th June, Coolham Village Hall, Near Horsham
Sun 12th June, Devizes Festival, Devizes
Tues 14th June, Tuesday Blues, 100 Club, London
Wed 15th June, Vonnies Club, Charlton Kings
Thurs 16th June, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton
Fri 17th June, The Met, Abertillery
Sat 18th June, Westcoast Bar, Margate, Kent
Mon 20th June, The Haven Club, Oxford
Thurs 23rd June, The Murderers Club, Norwich
Tues 28th June, Bottleneck Blues Club, Rochester
Wed 29th June, Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion, Worthing
Thurs 30th June, The Convent, Stroud (with live steam – Netgig)
Sat 2nd July, Church Stretton Blues & Roots Festival, Shropshire
Sat 9th July Fuse Festival, Lichfield (1pm slot)
Sat 9th July Sisters of Blues & Soul Festival, Todmorden

 

Robin Trower – On Tour and New Album

Robin Trower - On Tour and New Album

Special guest on all shows is Stevie Nimmo. Tickets for all concerts, priced £25, can be ordered from the 24 Hour Box Office: or booked online from The Gig Cartel.   Tickets are on sale from Wednesday 6th April.

Robin Trower tracks

The October UK tour follows last week’s news of Robin’s highly anticipated new studio album, “Where You Are Going To”, released in the UK by Manhaton Records on Friday 6th May 2016.

The Gig Cartel and Manhaton Records
presents
ROBIN TROWER
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2016 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
STEVIE NIMMO

TICKETS ON SALE ON TUESDAY 29th MARCH 2016
All TICKETS: £25.00
24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: HERE

FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER – NORWICH WATERFRONT
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: Box Office: 01603 508 050 Book Online: HERE

SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER – HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Tickets: £25 / Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898 or Venue Box Office: 01484 689759

THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER – MANCHESTER ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGEOF MUSIC CONCERT HALL
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 0161 907 5555
Book Online: HERE

FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER – KENDAL BREWERY ARTS
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 01539 725133
Book Online: HERE

SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER – CHESTER LIVE ROOMS
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 0871 220 0260
Book Online: HERE or Book Online: HERE

MONDAY 10th OCTOBER – GATESHEAD SAGE
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Book Online: HERE

TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER – GLASGOW o2 ABC
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online HERE or HERE www.ticketweb.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER – STOCKTON ARC
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 01642 525 199
Book Online: HERE

FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER – FROME CHEESE AND GRAIN
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 01373 455420
Book Online: HERE

SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER – LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0844 854 1358
Book Online: HERE
Spencer St, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3NF

SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER – EXETER PHOENIX
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 01392 667080
Book Online: HERE www.thegigcartel.com

TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER – LONDON ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: HERE www.thegigcartel.com

WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER – BRIGHTON CONCORDE 2
Tickets: £25 / Venue Box Office: 01273 673311
Book Online: HERE www.thegigcartel.com

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK Tour

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation” is released on

March 25th via Provogue.

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

JOE BONAMASSA – MARCH 2016 UK DATES

SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2016 BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
Book Tickets Online: HERE Box Office: 0844 338 0338 / Doors: 7pm
Ticket Prices: £45, £60, £75

SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2016 BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Book Tickets Online: HERE Box Office: 0844 576 3000 / Doors: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £65, £75

MONDAY 21st MARCH 2016PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
Book Tickets Online: HERE Box Office:0845 146 1460 / Doors:  6:30pm
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £60, £75

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK Tour

Joe Bonamassa in Concert:

A Salute to the British Blues Explosion

Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 or Venue 24hr Box Office 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 01636 655765

The Treatment out on the road with Generation Me

The Treatment out on the road with Generation Me
Photo Credit: Robert Gershinson

The Treatment out on the road with Generation Me

 

 

 

 

 

The first single taken from the album is “Let It Begin”. Watch the music video for the new single here

GENERATION ME UK TOUR
With special guests
THE AMORETTES

 

 

Wednesday 27th April 2016: Norwich – Waterfront
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 01603 632717 / Book Online: HERE
Friday 29th April 2016 Birmingham – The Oobleck
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 08444 77 1000< / Book Online: HERE
Saturday 30th April 2016: Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 029 2023 2199 / Book Online: HERE
Sunday 1st May 2016: Sheffield – Corporation
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 0114 276 0262 Book Online: www.corporation.org.uk
Monday 2nd May 2016: Oxford – O2 Academy 2
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office:01865 813 500 / Book Online: HERE
Wednesday 4th May 2016: Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 023 9286 3911 / Book Online: HERE
Thursday 5th May 2016: Leeds – The Key Club
Tickets: £10 advance: HERE
Friday 6th May 2016: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 0870 320 7000 / Book Online: HERE
Saturday 7th May 2016: Stoke-On-Trent – The Sugarmill
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: HERE
Monday 9th May 2016: Newcastle – O2 Academy2
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 0191 260 2020 / Book Online: HERE
Tuesday 10th May 2016: Glasgow – Stereo
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office: 08444 999 990 / Book Online: HERE
Wednesday 11th May 2016: Manchester – Satan’s Hollow
Tickets: £10 advance – Box Office Phone Number: 0871 220 0260 / Book Online: HERE
Thursday 12th May 2016: Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Ticket Price: £10 advance- Box Office:0115 896 4456 / Book Online: HERE
Friday 13th May 2016: London – O2 Academy Islington
Tickets: £14 advance – Box Office: 08444 771 000 / Book Online: HERE
Saturday 23rd April 2016: Italy – Frontiers Rock Festival
Saturday 14th May 2016: Denmark – Nordic Noise Festival

 

Formed in Cambridge in 2008, word of mouth of the Treatment’s Generation Me album points to a triumphant return-to-form, celebrating a raft of spectacular big sounding rock songs bursting with hi-octane rock energy.   Produced by Laurie Mansworth, mixed by Tony Newton and mastered by Ade Emsley, Generation Me is the follow up to 2014’s Running With The Dogs album. It’s a hands-down, mind-blowing rock extravaganza that will leave rock fans wanting more than what they bargained for.

Formed in Cambridge in 2008, word of mouth of the Treatment’s Generation Me album points to a triumphant return-to-form, celebrating a raft of spectacular big sounding rock songs bursting with hi-octane rock energy.

Produced by Laurie Mansworth, mixed by Tony Newton and mastered by Ade Emsley,Generation Me is the follow up to 2014’s Running With The Dogs album. It’s a hands-down, mind-blowing rock extravaganza that will leave rock fans wanting more than what they bargained for.

Simon McBride Rocking Blues – MAY 2016 Tour Dates

Simon McBride Rocking Blues  – MAY 2016 Tour Dates

Simon McBride Rocking the Blues – MAY 2016 Tour Dates

Fast becoming the next Irish blues guitar hero in the footsteps of Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, the Belfast-born guitarist has gained a pile of accolades. “Hugely accomplished.” MOJO. “McBride is among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world.” GUITARIST MAGAZINE

18 May: BRISTOL – The Tunnels, Lower Approach Rd, BS1 6QS

19 May: BILSTON – The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant Rd, WV14 7LJ

20 May: STROUD – The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, GL5 5HS

21 May: DEVIZES – Long St Blues Club, Long St, SN10 1NW

22 May: LONDON – The Borderline, Manette St, W1D 4JB

What does Bluesdoodles think of Simon McBride’s guitar work? – Here is an extract: …Simon and the band delighted the crowd tonight with a stellar display of musicianship; there is no doubt that Simon is a superb guitarist and yes it is all too easy to compare him to fellow Irishman Rory Gallagher but for me Simon is his own guitarist with a modern twist he creates at times a sound redolent of sitar and Indian music and in the next beat heavy rock driven licks. He deftly melds and weaves a sound that is live energetic and his own… Read the rest hereHERE

Simon McBride performs the song ONE MORE TRY from the album ‘Crossing The Line.’ Written and arranged by Simon McBride.

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro Tour plus Album

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro Tour plus Album

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LIVE AT SOUTHERN GROUND

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Out now on CD, Vinyl & DL

Read what we Bluesdoodles thought about this excellent album HERE

 

 

 

A supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation Martin Harley’s recently released and widely acclaimed new album Live at Southern Ground was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass.

As Martin explains “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, and in March 2016 they’ll be performing together in the UK for the first time.

In the US, Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville and toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron and Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others.

Live at Southern Ground follows on from Martin’s five previously acclaimed albums, most recently Mojo Fix in 2012.

“Quite simply a great live act” Time Out London

MARTIN HARLEY AND DANIEL KIMBRO ·

MARCH 2016 UK TOUR

Wed 9 – Falmouth: Princess Pavilion
Thu 10 – Exeter: Exeter Phoenix
Fri 11 Cardiff: Beulah Community Centre
Sat 12 King’s Somborne, Hants: Village Hall
Sun 13 Oxford: The Bullingdon
Wed 16 Lowestoft: The Seagull
Thu 17 Bristol: The Lantern, Colston Hall
Fri 18 London: St Pancras Old Church
Sat 19 Fareham, Hants: Ashcroft Arts Centre
Sun 20 Wimborne Minster, Dorset: The Tivoli Theatre
Tue 22 Bromsgrove, Worcs: The Artrix
Wed 23 Pudsey, West Yorks: The Royal Hotel
Thu 24 Edinburgh: Edinburgh Blues Club, The Voodoo Lounge
Fri 25 Manchester: Band On The Wall
Sat 26 Kendal: Brewery Arts Centre
Sun 27 Liverpool: Liverpool Philharmonic, Music Room

 

Bonamassa – Salute to The British Blues Explosion

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JOE BONAMASSA
A SALUTE TO THE
BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION

Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 04440
www.jbonamassa.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, and delighted to announce five special concerts paying homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page – for UK fans in July 2016.

This one-time only UK event billed as:-

JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.

“If it wasn’t for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history,” says Bonamassa.

Tickets for the UK concerts will be available as a special pre-sale from Tuesday 26th January 2016 from Planet Rock, 72 hours in advance to the general public – which go on sale Friday 29th January 2016  TICKETMASTER and Joe Bonamassa .

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 – HOGHTON TOWERNorth Preston

Tickets: Online HERE
24 Hour Box Office:  0844 844 0444 or Venue 01254 852986

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 – GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM, Glasgow

Tickets: Online HERE
24 Hour Box Office:  0844 844 0444 or Venue: 0844 395 4000

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 – COLSTON HALL, Bristol

Tickets: Online HERE
24 Hour Box Office:  0844 844 0444 or Venue 0844 887 1500

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 – GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL,

Tickets: Online HERE
24 Hour Box Office:  0844 844 0444 

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 – NEWARK CASTLE, Newark

Tickets: Online HERE
24 Hour Box Office:  0844 844 0444 or Venue 01636 655

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Temperance Movement Rocks up Dostoevsky’s White Bear

Temperance Movement White BearTemperance Movement Rocks up Dostoevsky’s White Bear

The Temperance Movement
White Bear
Earache Records – release Date 15th January 2016

 

Opening with Three Bulliets, with its catchy chorus drumming with intent the power of the music sweeps through the speaker creating a wall of sound that has layers of tones and patterns that hooks you in; and you want to hear much, much more. White Bear is a wild animal of an album from The Temperance Movement, Rock N Roll that turns up the volume and tempo. The album is titled after a quote from Dostoevsky’s Winter Notes on Summer Impressions: ‘Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.’ Temperance Movement are not cursed – the music is innovative and builds strong shapes distorting dimensions so that the notes from guitar and drums swirl and capture the power and message of lyrical driven tracks. This is a five piece that uses every note available building crescendo’s and shading the quiet so you are beguiled, entranced, delighted and moved to dance in equal measure. The band based in London and Glasgow combine a pedigree of experiences in the world of music distilling, re-blending into the movement sound. The vocals of Phil Campbell are central, influential in how each song has its own tempo and feel. Around the front-man bassist Nick Fyffe sets the groove and the rest of the rhythmic movement is provided by drumming that stands-out on every track from Damon Wilson. Into this charismatic mix comes the twin guitar power of Paul Sayer and Luke Potashnick, who since recording the album has left The Temperance Movement, in future the second guitar will be delivered by Matt White.

The guitars open and the sonic picture is created and A Pleasant Place I Feel creating the equivalent of a Rock n’ Roll musical hug. The guitar playing is such that you want the place to exist and never disappear. This is no gentle folky track it is progressive Rock n’ Roll that groans and rolls around the lyrics exciting music once again from The Temperance Movement. The tonal picture changes swampy, raw roots rock sound of Modern Massacre embeds itself and is a delightful earworm the drumming rhythmic digging deep into the collective American memory with a Native American feel, this is arena drama at any live show. The title track, White Bear is full of clashing symbols that fade away to a delicate, almost fragile delivery of the lyrics this is a beautiful track with the whole band kicking in and the tempo is on fire, this is a bear dancing with delight. The juxtaposition of quieter and rockier movements makes this the heart and soul of the album. Followed by Oh Lorraine fast, blues with added potion of funk of the future modern and this will have the crowds waving and cheering as the tempo kicks in and Oh Lorraine will be sung back whenever played live. The closing track I hope I’m Not Losing My Mind is quieter, the tempo is slower the ballad book has been opened. The track has an ethereal, out of this world feel as if the mind is being lost. The lyrics are sharp and deep and closes this album full of thought so that you can reflect back on White Bear that is full of every colour of the spectrum and will excite every time you listen to Temperance Movement’s White Bear.

There is a cohesive feel about the album, as if the music flowed out in one session. In fact that is anything but the truth, this is an album that has travelled in its creation as it moved from Rockfield to Fish Factory and then on to Abbey Road. White Bear is a huge album that will be the talk of the town when released on 15th January 2016. Sit back enjoy the musical journey of The White Bear and above all listen to the lyrics, they are meaningful, relevant and fitting for the world we are embarking on through 2016.

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

White Bear – The Temperance MovementEarache Records – Release date – 15th January Click HERE for Pre orders

Track Listing

1. Three Bulliets
2. Get Yourself Free
3. A Pleasant Place I Feel
4. Modern Massacre
5. Battle Lines
6. White Bear
7. Oh Lorraine
8. Magnify
9. The Sun And Mon Roll Around
10. I Hope I am Not Losing My Mind

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