Babajack In Departure Lounge Before A New Destiny

Babajack In Departure Lounge Before A New Destiny Departure is a collection of recordings made in 2 017, originally intended to form part of a full CD now released as a Limited Edition. Following the decision of Trevor Steger to leave the band and pursue his solo career, the band decided to release the tracks … Read more…

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Recorded Music Reviews Delights of 2016

Recorded Music Reviews Delights of 2016 What a fabulous year for music at Bluesdoodles HQ. I have enjoyed listening to all the recorded music sent. Liz makes a note (must do better in 2017 and review more! I have started a new hopefully more organised system!). One Hundred and Forty-eight reviewed. What an array of music … Read more…

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Midnight Call of the Blues with Fran McGillivray Band

Midnight Call of the Blues with Fran McGillivray Band   A new release from Fran McGillivray Band is always a welcome way to bring in a New Year, Midnight Call is just the album to sit and chill out with as the winter grinds it’s relentless mix of cold and bleak days. The eleven tracks … Read more…

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Ten Doodle Paws Album Awards 2016

Ten Doodle Paws Album Awards 2016   What a fabulous year for music at Bluesdoodles HQ. I have enjoyed listening to all the recorded music sent. Liz makes a note (must do better in 2017 and review more! I have started a new hopefully more organised system!). Album Earning Ten Doodle Paws During 2016 One … Read more…

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Here We Go says Simpson and Flemons Sing Favourites

Here We Go says Simpson and Flemons Sing Favourites Having heard all of the twelve tracks on the album live in 2016 when Simpson & Flemons visited Cardiff, I was delighted to be able to relive the night of live music once again. In fact, can re-live the experience as often as I like. The … Read more…

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Michael Baker Making Dust & Bone Shimmer Musically

Michael Baker Making Dust & Bone Shimmer Musically   The debut album from Brighton’s Michael Baker is not dry as Dust & Bones, there is not a hint of morose self-indulgence. The reality across the ten tracks that make up Dust and Bones there is a lightness of touch and innocence that glows through the … Read more…

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Jimbo and Ian fills the Tunnels with Roots of Music

Jimbo and Ian fills the Tunnels with Roots of Music   Tonight The Tunnels in Bristol celebrated an evening with music that refused to be defined. It was all excellent and rooted in the experiences of folk, African, European, the Worker, the Poor and the Enslaved.  The colossus that is Ian Siegal and Jimbo Mathus … Read more…

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Bygones will make you Smile thanks to Amy & Pete

Bygones will make you Smile thanks to Amy & Pete If you think Bygones are yesterday’s newspapers to wrap your chips, then think again Bygones captured by Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge and long-time musical partner Pete Riley have redefined the word. Every song written by this stunning partnership has an emotional backdrop, the song-writing … Read more…

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The Road Not Taken Sings Adam Beattie

The Road Not Taken Sings Adam Beattie   Adam Beattie may sing The Road Not Taken on his latest recording, and it is without argument that music was the only road he should travel. The Road Not Taken is not a journey of straight streets where the end is in sight. The music takes you … Read more…

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Mary Coughlan Songstress holds St David’s Hall Enthralled

Mary Coughlan Songstress holds St David’s Hall Enthralled       The stage was set, Grand Piano and a microphone. Tonight was entertainment from the first to the last dying note. The music interspersed with waspish anecdotes about ex-husbands, alcohol, drugs, and life in all its darkest glories. Mary Coughlan sings with a husky voice … Read more…

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