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This week’s highlights include – The Rainbreakers, Elles Bailey, Arielle & February Album Reviews and Interviews
Rainbreakers Share Brand-New Video for Single ‘Ashes’
The rising rock ‘n’ soul-inspired Rainbreakers return to the fray, bearing impressive new material, and adding it to their repertoire. Their return is heralded by their new single ‘Ashes’, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album to be released in 2021.
“Built around the persuasive vocals of Ben Edwards, the urgent guitar of Charlie Richards and a skintight rhythm section, ‘Ashes’ is an exciting, original piece… to grab newcomers to Rainbreakers by the collar,” writes respected journalist Paul Sexton.
Rainbreakers — Midlands-based, four-piece band, brimming with creativity, talent, not to mention’s Charlie’s award-nominated guitar mastery — have been consistently pleasing ears and firing up fans’ hearts and minds during their remarkable rise over recent years.
The line-up fields: Ben Edwards (vocals); Charlie Richards (guitar); Ash Milburn (Bass); and Sam Edwards (Drums).
“’Ashes’ has been a long time coming,” admits frontman Ben Edwards, “and to be honest there were times last year where I wondered if it would ever see the light of day. Thankfully though, we are here now and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it!
A New Voice Brings John Prine’s Stunning Swansong to Life – Elles Bailey Releases Her Heartfelt Cover of ‘I Remember Everything’ as a Single
Multi-award-winning chanteuse and champion of women in music, Elles Bailey is delighted to release the latest super-smoky-voiced single from her 16-track covers album, ‘Ain’t Nothing But’. Bluesdoodles review HERE
This single is Elles’ cover of the late, great John Prine’s retrospective, elegiac final song ‘I Remember Everything’. Rolling Stone described John’s original as “a gorgeous ballad where he looks back at snapshots from his life — both onstage and with his family — while trying to stay grounded in the present.” A deeply-moving song from a singer-songwriter much admired by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and many more.
“I cannot truly put into words the impact that John Prine’s music has had on my life,” says Elles, who featured this poignant track as part of her ‘Ain’t Nothing But’ live stream series at White Noise Studios during the Summer of 2020. Elles’ recently released, award-nominated album ‘Ain’t Nothing But’ was recorded live from these shows.
Arielle’s music video for her new single “Peace Of Mind” which was released Friday, February 12th and is available to stream on Spotify.
STREAM THE SINGLE & PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM – PRE-ORDER “THE BMG ARIELLE” FROM BRIAN MAY GUITARS
The album features Arielle’s new signature guitar The BMG Arielle. The guitar is released March 2021 and can be pre-ordered from Brian May Guitars.
“This is the very first guitar that Brian May guitars has ever offered that is not based on my original Red Special,” says Brian May. “Designed by, and named after Arielle, it’s a new dimension. To understand why this guitar was irresistible to me, you have to hold her in your hands. The guitar is light, smooth and agile. She sings like a bird.”
Arielle is a 21st-century classic rock artist who recorded half of the new album in digital, and the other half in tape, to try and capture the impact music of the 60’s and 70’s had on her.
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews February 2021
Lisa Mills – The Triangle: 4 Doodle Paw Rating – Lisa Mills helps us get lost in The Triangle A Wonderful album soulful blues packed with quality performances not surprisingly Lisa that shines through. – Check out Bluesdoodles Review HERE
Troy Redfern – This Raging Heart: 5 Doodle Paws rating – Troy Redfern shares This Raging Heart – 5 Doodle Paw blues-rock, slide driven masterpiece that will never fail to lift the spirits. – Checkout Bluesdoodles Review HERE
Joanna Connor in Conversation with Clive Rawlings – with the forthcoming release of 4801 South Indiana Avenue is released by KTBA Records – February 26th – Checkout the Chatter HERE
Félix Rabin – Pogboy: 4 Doodle Paw rating – Félix Rabin puts the pedal down on Pogboy Félix is an absurdly talented guitarist – wonderful bluesy rocky addition that will satisfy many tastes; well worth listening to for blues, rock and even AOR lovers – Checkout Bluesdoodles Review HERE
John Blues Boyd – What My Eyes Have Seen: 4 Doodle Paw rating – a slice of blues, blues history, the shortcomings of mankind & undying love for someone close… lovely stuff! – Checkout Bluesdoodles Review HERE