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King King are
the band to beat. Glasgow’s favourite sons have already been
saluted as “the best blues-rock band in the world” (Blues Rock
Review), credited for “setting the blues world on fire” (Classic
Rock), nominated for Best New Band at the Classic Rock Roll Of
Honour and handed back-to-back British Blues Awards. They’ve
proved their mettle on bills with Thunder and John Mayall,
triumphed as far afield as Mumbai and taken the roof off major
venues from the 02 Glasgow to Wembley Arena.
now, Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne
Proctor (drums) and Jonny Dyke (organ/piano) are riding high on
the success of Exile & Grace. Mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo
Fighters, Feeder, Therapy?), this highly anticipated fourth
album tipped them into the huge-time upon its October 2017
release, topping the iTunes and Amazon Blues charts – and
scoring a career-best #31 placing on the official UK album
chart. “There’s an underlying theme on this latest album,”
explains Alan. “Some of the main songs are about the state of
the world, y’know, this beautiful blue planet that’s turning
into a battlefield. There’s an edgier, rockier feel this time
around, but you’ve got the soulful ballads as well. It’s still
King King. It’s just what we’re doing now.”
King haven’t wasted a moment of their white-knuckle career.
Formed in 2010, the band’s four-album hot-streak includes 2011’s
Take My Hand (Maverick: “Tremendous”), 2013’s Standing In The
Shadows (The Blues: “A sure-fire hit”), 2015’s Reaching For The
Light and last year’s Live album that topped the Amazon Blues
Chart and was called “thumping-good” by Classic Rock.
2018, Exile & Grace provides the fuel that drives King King
forward to major UK and continental headline dates, summer
festival appearances, plus a support slot on Europe’s Walk The
Earth tour that will see them warming up crowds everywhere from
Glasgow Barrowlands to the Royal Albert Hall. “This is the next
chapter in King King’s journey,” says Alan, “and we want to take
this band as far as we can…”
It’s been a long road….. one thing for sure is that the Climax
Blues Band of today carries the same standard of quality as it
did when the band formed back in the late 60s and achieved such
great success and recognition through the 70s, the reputation
carrying right through until the tragic death of founder member
Colin Cooper in 2008.
Colin’s death could have meant the end of Climax Blues Band but
his desire was for the band to continue creating the fine blues
blend that the band has been associated with since its
formation, and that desire has been accepted with relish by the
remaining members of the band.
The Brew; a creative, passionate, energetically
enthused classic rock band!
From Grimsby, The Brew continue to grow in stature and ever
since the release of their international breakthrough “The
Joker”, this award-winning trio has become one of Europe's most
potent rock acts, combining the musicianship of classic rock
with youthful energy and a brash, contemporary outlook.
There aren't too many
bands nowadays that get to release six albums. Also, there
aren't too many trios in particular that can defend the
reputation of being a tirelessly touring excellent live-act, all
of which while maintaining the original line-up. The Brew are
unique and they step back onto the scene with their new
album, "Shake The Tree". Released in the UK on 4 November 2016,
as with its predecessor "Control", Tim Smith (bass), Kurtis
Smith (drums) & Jason Barwick (guitar/vocals) relied on the
fruitful collaboration with Toby Jepson and Veil Studios. And
their brand of modern Rock with psychedelic touches was in good
hands and over the course of a month they crafted ten songs that
comprise a sixth album, that has effectively outgrown any
Way back in the halcyon days of rock, there came a trio of
'superheroes' known as the Groundhogs, riding the blues boom
into unchartered territory, they gained a reputation as one of
the most dynamic live acts around, and are influential and
inspirational to this day. The classic line-up of Tony McPhee,
Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruickshank toured the world for 6 years
straight, including seminal shows with the Rolling Stones, John
Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Canned Heat, and at the legendary
1970 Isle of Wight festival along with Jimi Hendrix. In this
time they produced 4 renowned albums: 'Blues Obituary', 'Thank
Christ for the Bomb', 'Split' and 'Who Will Save the World'...
Now Ken Pustelnik brings you a new and exciting line-up -
Groundhogs, playing that classic material with verve and power,
and giving performances of energy and excitement that are as
fresh and relevant to the modern audience as the originals were
back in the day...
Sporting a slam-bang rock ‘n’ roll band and a hard-core
honky-tonk wail, Stacie Collins pushes the boundaries of rock,
blues and country. A singer-songwriter and a bad-ass harmonica
player in the style of Chicago Blues greats Little Walter and
James Cotton, Collins has garnered a reputation for her high
energy shows, diverse songwriting and unlike most chick-singers,
they are not all about love and heartbreak.
Nashville, TN, Stacie is a road warrior having performed
countless shows in the USA and Europe over the past few years
and has even spawned a Japanese “Stacie Collins” tribute band.
In addition to touring, Collins, along with her writing partner,
husband, band mate Al Collins (Jason & The Scorchers) have
written, recorded and released five records on her own label.
Had her records been released twenty or thirty years ago,
they would have sounded as natural on ’70s FM radio alongside ZZ
Top and The Rolling Stones as they do next to contemporary
rockers like the Drive-By Truckers or Blackberry Smoke.
you hear comments such as the above from some of the greatest
guitar players of the last century, some of the most respected
blues/rock/soul artists in the world today, and some of the
leading magazines and radio presenters in Europe, you just know
that they have heard something very special. Twenty-eight year
old Ben Poole is currently being described as one the most
exciting young Rock, Blues & Soul artists to come out of the UK
for a long, long time!
The award winning Blues Rock Guitarist, Luke Doherty,
started playing Festivals when he was twelve years old, and 10
years later, he hasn’t looked back. After achieving a Rock
School first, 2 grade 8’s by the age of 11, it lead to many
Newspaper and Radio interviews. While Luke was Ploughing his was
through his grades, he was encouraged to record his version of
Parisian Walkways of which Gary Moore had a copy. Luke has gone
on to play numerous Festivals, Blues Clubs and Music Venues up
and down the Country, including the Legendary Cambridge Rock
Festival, 100 club London and Upton Blues Festival, to name a
Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues.
It all started when he was 7 years old and he found an old music
VHS in a cupboard featuring several Blues players. He was
enthralled with the playing of Eric Clapton and B.B King, both
of which he was extremely honoured to meet a few years later.
Over time he also met the great Peter Green, Jeff Healey and
Andy Fairweather-Low, and John Mayell which enlightened his
passion for Blues even more.
Luke has been truly blessed
to share the stage with many fine Blues rock artists including,
Ansley Lister, Danny Bryant, Virgil and the Accelerators, Connie
Lush, Mike Estes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Skinny Molly, As well as
the Legendary Buddy Whittington, who told the crowd when Luke
was on stage with him “This is how the Blues should be played”.
2015 was an exciting time for Luke and his band with the
release of their all originals album “Six Strings and a
Stetson”. The album has been played all around the world and to
rave reviews. With such enthusiasm from the public about the
album it has propelled them to go back into the studio to start
on another long awaited second all original album, which they
hope will be available very soon.
Luke is very fortunate to
have the backing of such accomplished musicians in his band,
The legendary Paul Morgan on vocals and harp,
who has shared the stage with Dr Feelgood, Deep Purple, The
Crazy World of Arthur Brown to name a few.
who has recently obtained a BMus (hons) degree in jazz. His jazz
and hard rock influence gives their songs an edge, which makes
their songs stand out in the crowd and gives them a little
twist. Throughout his musical career Simon has done lots of
session work and recording for many Blues, Classic Rock and Jazz
Ant Biggs has been playing bass for many years and
toured the world with Cajun Rockers Folk band The Butter
Mountain Boys, who received international Musician and Recording
Artist of the Year and Arts Council Musician in Residence, with
one album charting at number 17, which lead to many Radio and TV
appearances throughout the 80s and 90s retiring from music 1995,
Ant came out of musical retirement to join the band and to
playing Blues with Luke in May 2014.