Initially booked for The Bierkeller Michale Graves was relocated to the Fleece after the former venue announced it was closing down on the day of the show, how’s that for bad luck? Undeterred, MusicMuso journalist Hena braved the Bristol cold to get his horror punk fix.
I set out to write a quick review of Black Coffee, which sees singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa reunite for another epic collection of ten soul gems that encompass Hart’s breath-taking vocals and Joe’s masterfully expressive guitar. The album, which was recorded as live takes with minimal layering and production from long term producer Kevin ‘The Caveman’ Shirley at the helm was so good, I am pleased to say that I failed.
Edgy political and raw, the Brighton band of brothers SONS have outdone themselves with their new track 'Rise'. They have a habit of writing tracks with one word titles which is a rather clever device, it makes their lyrics bite and, together, with the most noise two brothers could possibly make, they are quite an act, they do angry music very well indeed!
Yazzy recently released her latest EP Illusion of Love at a sold out launch party that took place at The Pier House in Westward Ho! She was accompanied by the London based Giardino String quartet, her producer Phil Braithwaite (who also plays for UK violinist Vanessa Mae) on guitar and John Bangham on piano. We took a listen to the EP, read on to see what we thought....
We caught up with Plymouth based 'Rockafella' at one of their regular haunts, Kitty O’Hanlon’s in the heart of the city.
Andy Quick, it turns out, is a multifaceted musician and songwriter, he writes much more widely than the rather splendid brass fuelled funk of Land of the Giants. He has been collaborating and writing with Josie Boucharde, Jackal Hebb and Martin Jenkeys for 2 years and has gathered an eclectic collection of songs together for a new album to be released in the 2018.
Tonight saw the end of the Double Trouble tour featuring Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister, I was expecting a certain special guest this evening, read on to find out who this was....
Tonight’s main act doesn’t really require an introduction, he fronted one of Britain’s most popular bands, along with his older brother and fellow band mates, they went on to take over the world (literally), leaving behind them a wake of bands who were keen to replicate their levels of success but the majority of them failing to do so to any great degree. I am of course talking about OASIS and tonight, at the Plymouth Pavilions, Liam Gallagher was to take to the stage to show the people of Devon what it takes to be a bonafide rock ‘n roll star!
It was a Friday night, Dub Pistols were in town and for a change, they were up for a P-A-R-T-Y!
Plymouth was the city, The Hub was the venue, we were invited along to catch up with the band, watch the show and take some photographs, read on to see how the evening unfolded and whether it was the start of another 'Mucky Weekend'!