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ALBUM REVIEW: JOHN MAYALL – THE FIRST GENERATION 1965 – 1974

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The late Alexis Korner was often referred to as the founding father of British Blues but undoubtedly, 87 year old John Mayall is well deserved of that mantel. With the release of a limited edition thirty five CD box set on 29th January called The First Generation 1965 – 1974, Mayall is clearly the ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: JONATHAN ANTOINE – CHRISTMASLAND

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Many will remember Jonathan Antoine as one half of a duo who came second in the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent, behind Ashleigh and Pudsey, a dancing dog. But that did not stop him and Charlotte Jaconelli from releasing two very successful albums.In 2014 he decided to pursue a solo career an ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: THE QUESTIONNAIRES – ATLANTIC RIDGE

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 Having taken a break from the music industry to pursue other projects, The Questionnaires are back with a new twelve track album titled Atlantic Ridge. Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Jane Wade and Steve Hall have written songs whose lyrics encapsulate general facets of modern life. And havi ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: SUNBIRDS – COOL TO BE KIND

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 Dave Hemingway’s musical journey began when he learnt to play the drums at school and since then he has never looked back. Sharing lead vocals with Paul Heaton in The Housemartins, the duo then went on to form The Beautiful South in 1988. When that band split in 2007 he and Heaton went their ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: AC/DC – POWER UP

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In 1980 AC/DC released Back In Black, arguably the loudest album of its time. But also at that time the band were mourning their departed singer Bon Scott whilst at the same time introducing their new Geordie front man, Brian Johnson. Back In Black remains one of the biggest selling studio albums ev ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: KING KING – MAVERICK

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With a new line up and their own independent record label, the British blues rock band King King have surpassed themselves with what is undoubtedly the best album of 2020.Whilst 2017’s Exile & Grace was critically acclaimed, this ten track offering simply called Maverick is brilliant. With Jon ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: DANIEL O’DONNELL – DANIEL

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 There was a time when ladies young and old would camp outside venues for at least a week before hand to ensure that they managed to get a ticket to see Daniel O’Donnell perform live. Today in these uncertain times there are no live performances and queuing for tickets is certainly a thing of ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: EAGLES – LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXXV111

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Live From The Forum is the Eagles’ third live album and it records the concerts performed at The Forum in Inglewood California that took place over three nights in September 2018, although it does feel like one complete show.With the passing of Glenn Frey in 2016, it was wondered if boots would be ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: GREGORY PORTER – ALL RISE

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American gospel singer Gregory Porter first made a splash when in 2011 he was given a spot on Later With Jools Holland. The following year he was introduced by Jamie Cullum at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and such was his meteoric rise that a few years later he was selling out The Royal Albert Hall ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: TRAVIS – 10 SONGS

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to live concerts anyone starved of their musical rush has had to rely upon the release of a plethora of new material and Travis is no exception with their ninth studio album, 10 Songs.Simply titled it is what it says on the tin, ten songs that showcase good son ...
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