George Shovlin and The Radars are on the radar of blues lovers in the North-East and this EP with four blues driven tracks should get him on the radars of music lovers far and wide. George has been inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame recognising the years of delight he has given to audiences in his presence.
What makes the EP stand out is the distinctive tone and sheer quality of George’s vocals as he delivers the words with a gravelly determination and enough emotion to show that he and the band are delivering the music they love.
Opening with Hoochie Coochie Man we are treated to a captivating rendition of this Muddy Waters classic, leading onto Jimmy Rodgers, Too Late. The band then delivers Sporting Life Blues written by Brownie McGhee and made famous by Clapton and JJ Cale with some enjoyable guitar the breaks are wonderful you just want the music to sooth your soul. The last track on the album is a re-working of the 1960’s Kinks number Lover Not A Fighter.
The EP is the re-working of four gems showcasing George Shovlin’s talent that he has honed over the years playing the music he loves live and with an assertive guitar and stand out vocals.
Bluesdoodles gives this CD SEVEN doodle paws out of TEN ….