King King Reaching For The Light
After releasing Standing in Shadows, which ranked third on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2013, it’s safe to say expectations for King King’s follow up album would be high. Consider them met because Reaching For The Light continues the momentum and then some.
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Ben Till Bennewitz Meeting In The Night
Debut album for Till Bennewitz.
"I think you've found a star!" - Jon Astley, Close to the Edge Mastering (The Who, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin)
Aysley Lister Eyes Wide Open
“Eyes Wide Open” seals Aynsley’s reputation for adroitly blending blues and rock, pop and even a smattering of soul. Hooky melodies dovetail seamlessly with blazing blues solos that are as passionate as they are tasteful. Like every musician of weight, this album also reveals Aynsley’s ability to tell a story. Each track paints a picture, exposing an emotional landscape with the insight of a fine artist: “The world never stops and so much happens around us - some of it resonates with you, some of it doesn’t. This album is written about the world as I see it, through eyes wide open.”
Zoe Schwart (Blue Commotion) The Blues And I Should Have A Party
"ZSBC’s distinctive sound... Zoë’s always-impressive vocal .... The production is top notch.... very polished release from a band really hitting their stride.
Matt Sellors Blinded By You
“Uplifting, anthemic and downright succulent, Matt Sellors is definitely one to keep an eye on.”
- BBC Introducingh.
Ben Poole Time Has Come
Time Has Come – it’s not just the title of Ben Poole’s new studio album – but also the consensus of the press, punters and star players who have caught this British gunslinger on his rise from hot-tip to headline act.
Already, Ben has been dubbed “f*cking amazing” by Jeff Beck, “really great” by Gary Moore, “ferocious” by Guitarist and “one to watch” by The Blues. When his second album lands on April 1st, we’re gonna need some new superlatives…
Terri Shaltiel Sweet Thing
Terri Shaltiel hails from Leeds. Her very creditable debut EP ‘Sweet Thing’ features seven self penned and produced raw funky or Bluesy soul tracks, the lyrics reflecting her life experiences. She also plays guitar and is backed by a funky band incl a Hammomd Organ. ‘Pick It Up’ is a really funky cut influenced by Lyn Collins, ‘This bitch’ and ‘Daddy Bad’ owe more to Marva Whitney. ‘Lose my mind and ‘Now I’M Gone’ are slightly Bluesier. Her gender changed adaptation of the
spiritual ‘Fatherless Child/Daddy Bossa’ is very personal, illustrating her powerful voice.
Alec McKown Go With The Flow
Alex McKown is a four times finalist in the British Blues Awards (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011).
Tracks from Alex`s album have been played on radio stations all over the world in 2014 including the famous Paul Jones R&B show on BBC radio 2 .
King King Live
Live album recorded at The 02 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May 2016
Live DVD recorded at The Picturedrome in Holmfirth on 13th April 2016.
Blues Rock Review:'
T"he chance to review the same show twice does not come along often. Having flown to Glasgow to catch King King live I honestly was a bit hesitant to review this album. Could a recording somehow tarnish the fond memories of that night? Well, fear not, King King Live captures every bit of the energy, artistry and excitement of that night and now you get to hear it for yourself"
The Mentulls Reflections
The Mentulls are a guitar, keyboard and drum trio who liberally dip into the past to redefine their own future and do so with a layered sound, a melodic bent, the searing guitar work of Andrew Pipe and the ever present influence of Wishbone Ash.
Ainsley Lister Home
Blues Rock Review:
His mastery of the style places Lister squarely in position to be a truly big name in blues rock. He’s reached a high point in his career, and has a lot to be proud of in Home. The album shows deep musical and emotional maturity and provides a bevy of blues rock for fans and newcomers alike to sink their teeth into. The proportion of Home is pretty good, and Lister can be thanked for not leaving listeners with a trite, underdeveloped experience. Instead, he leaves them with something that truly satisfies.
Derrin Nauendorf Distant Empires
‘Derrin’s new album captures rock-steady acoustic strum perfectly with a smoky blues ambience’
GUITAS AND BASS MAGAZINE
‘Singer- songwriter ratchets the intensity up to 11’
ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE
King King Exile & Grace
King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous vocals, power chords and booming hooks – it’s an album that celebrates the heyday of British classic rock and rock blues.
Derrin Nauendorf Live
Ben Poole Anytime You Need Me
A combination of funky catchy hooks, soulful vocals and expansive guitar work gives ‘Anytime You Need Me’ real crossover potential. And in this age of download culture Ben Poole has a handful of tracks that might give him the breakthrough this thoughtfully crafted album deserves. ****
Stevie Nimmo Sky Wont Fall
Stevie delivers an album that showcases everything that we’ve come to expect from both of The Nimmo Brothers. From the opening crunch of the first track to the Americana influenced middle and all the way through to the acoustic closer this album features everything that makes Stevie one of the premier blues rock artists in Great Britain. There simply is not a bad track on this release and the musicianship by all involved is superb.