Rocking the Arenas Black Stone Cherry Monster Truck and Cadillac Three

Joining Black Stone Cherry’s touring Family Tree are two mighty Bands,  Monster Truck, with a new album True Rockers and The Cadillac Three who have certainly created their own Legacy  December 2018 UK Arena Tour  O2 pre-sale: Wed 13th June, 9 am LN pre-sale: Thu 14th June, 9 am General Onsale: Fri 15th June, 9 am Tour Dates TICKETS Thu … Read more…

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Dead Agents spy an opportunity with New EP

The West Midlands has been a hotbed of heavy rock for many a year, being the home of Priest, Zep, Sabbath, Hughes, Diamond Head and many others. Now there is a new, as yet unsigned band, bringing their brand of rock out of Walsall and into your ears. The band is called Dead Agents and … Read more…

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Billy Walton unveils the Soul of a Man

Involved in music for many years and once the guitarist in Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Billy Walton and his band, err, The Billy Walton Band, are back with their sixth album, Soul of a Man. Although New Jersey born and bred, Walton and the band have probably had more success in Europe, and numerous … Read more…

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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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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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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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The BluesBones Chasing Shadows Come Out On Top

Formed in 2011, The BluesBones are a 5-piece band from Belgium. Noted for their solid blues-rock foundations, they have had success over the intervening years with 2 studio and two live albums. They have just released the next chapter of all original compositions, entitled Chasing Shadows. I must admit to a shiver of apprehension when … Read more…

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Wanna boogie get aboard this train opines Victor Wainwright

“I believe that for roots music to grow, and reach out to new audiences, we have to push it forward.” That is the premise for Wainwrights latest album, a musical blend of Americana, Blues and Roots melded together with his trademark boogie-woogie piano and fortified with his other keyboard skills. He also injects a little … Read more…

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