Blues

When Rivers Meet

Earlier this week I conducted a safe, socially distanced interview on the phone with Grace and Aaron Bond who together are When Rivers Meet.  The name came about when they were in Sardinia overlooking two rivers that flowed into each other – then they got married and the name seemed appropriate because of the way …

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The Mentulls

Regular readers will know that I am a great advocate of both supporting local venues and seeing new bands.  My first of three gigs this weekend was just that, a fully paid for pair of tickets and off to my local – The John Peel Centre.  The venue is not entirely unknown to me having …

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Rocktober is on it’s way!

Planet Rock – the country’s leading Rock and Blues Radio Station – is bringing a brand-new rock packed night with four outstanding bands this coming October. Planet Rock’s Rocktober will take place at the Norwich OPEN on Saturday 5th October and at the Sheffield O2 Academy on Saturday 12th October and will be headlined by …

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Malaya Blue

Malaya Blue was bubbling with excitement last week when we spoke.  A singer-songwriter who wears her heart on her sleeve, keeping secrets is not something she is good at.  That said, she quite casually dropped her big news into our conversation… It has been about three years since we last spoke, back then you were …

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Beth Hart

Ipswich Regent Whenever I review a gig, lurking at the back of my mind is the question, “if you had to describe it in one word, what would that word be?”   The word that keeps surfacing time and time again with Beth Hart is ‘personal’. When I interviewed Beth ahead of this European tour I …

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Dan Patlansky November UK Tour

Following his sold-out Perfection Kills March 2018 UK Tour, South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky will return this year for his November 2018 UK Tour. Earlier this year he released his ninth studio album Perfection Kills.  The album is the follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “Introvertigo” which was voted #1 Blues Rock Album …

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Beth Hart

She was the talker, I was the clown. I arranged my interview with Beth Hart at the end of her 2017 European tour. It was the last night of the tour at Sentrum Scene. Oslo was cold and Christmas beckoned. But Beth was chilled and relaxed after a swim and we began to chat as …

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