Blue to My Soul Hold Your Head Up John Verity

John Verity began his music career in the early 1960’s, playing guitar in various local groups around his hometown of Bradford, Yorkshire. He was spotted by Rod Argent to fill the band’s lead vocalist/guitarist vacancy following the departure of Russ Ballard. He joined Argent in late1973 and the rest, as they say, is history. Argent … Read more…

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Up All Night with Albert Castiglia metaphorically speaking

Albert Castiglia released his seventh album, Up All Night late last year. Apologies to him and our dear readers for the delay in reviewing it, but somehow it slipped through Othello’s paws. If you don’t know Albert, he has a fascinating story on how he came to blues prominence. Born on August 12th, 1969, in … Read more…

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Hollowstar tell You All I Gotta Say on New Single

    Cambridgeshire-based rock band Hollowstar, building on the success of their debut EP Some Things Matter More have released a single. The band have deep and brooding rocking melodic guitar underlying the searing vocals then the Rhythm section kicks in. The song takes off this is no goodbye rock ballad this is pure electric power captured and spat out with purposeful intent. … Read more…

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Newport Glowing Neon Bright With Blues Rhythm and Rock

“Bringing solid sounds to South Wales this Summer” Arriving in Newport on the 2nd June are the holders of not one, not two but THREE  FORM UKBlues Awards King King. Having toured the U.K.and Europe with a phalanx of loyal fans. King King released their fourth award-winning studio album Exile & Grace in October 2017 via Manhaton Records. The album features the band’s singles Broken, (She … Read more…

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Loreena McKennitt Talking Music Lost Souls and Analogue

BD: Delighted to be interviewing Loreena McKennitt today. I found her lovely vocals and interpretation of poems with Book of Secrets, when browsing HMV listening to music on the headphones it was a ‘must buy now’ moment. With the opportunity to review her new album Lost Souls, the first original album since 2006, with a … Read more…

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Lyric Video Announces Apocalypse Blues Revue Album

The Apocalypse Blues Revue (Tony Rombola/Shannon Larkin of Godsmack) The Shape Of Blues To Come – Provogue/Mascot Label Group – 20 July 2018 Watch the lyric video for ‘Hell To Pay’: The forthcoming album, The Shape of Blues To Come is the follow up to the self-titled, 2016 debut album. Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin (Drums) and Tony Rombola (Guitar) return with some more bone-shaking … Read more…

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George Shovlin and The Radars have Nothing To Lose

What is it about the North East of England that keeps throwing out blues biased talent? I mean, we have Eric Burdon and Mark Knopfler from the Tyne end, and Paul Rodgers and Micky Moody from the Tees end, to name but few. (I purposely left out the Brylcreemed passenger ship and the honey-making insect!). … Read more…

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Inaugural FORMUKBlues Awards 2018 Celebrating Blues

Bluesdoodles’ Liz Aiken is delighted to be actively involved with UKBlues Federation.  From being on the board, a judge at the first UKBlues Challenge and now part of the inaugural FORMUKBlues Awards. Blues fans, musicians, PR and media were all on the May blues migration to Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion where the awards were going … Read more…

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Joe Bonamassa Playing Live Celebrating British Blues Explosion

This is a recording of Joe Bonamassa paying homage to the British Blues Explosion. The music was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016. This is a collection of tracks that were for many the guitar soundtracks of our youth, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, … Read more…

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