Author: Graeme Stroud

Graeme is a published author and journalist, having been an interviewer, reviewer and feature writer for the Classic Rock Society for five years. A multi-instrumentalist, he also records original, instrumental music under the name Chalkhill Blue.

Bonham-Bullick (Quarto Valley Records)

For those who have not yet come across blues singer Deborah Bonham, it is fair to say that she belongs to rock royalty. Little sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, arguably the most famous rock drummer in the world in his time, she is also the auntie of Jason Bonham, John’s son..

Emma Wilson – Wish Her Well (Proper Music)

Originally hailing from Teesside in the north-east of England, but now based in London, blues singer Emma Wilson has a sweet, clear voice rather than a raunchy Janis Joplin-style snarl. Her musical style is similarly restrained, rooted in traditional blues, accompanied either by acoustic instruments or clear-toned guitar with a vintage feel; it’s no surprise..

Dare – Road To Eden (Legend Records)

Keyboard wizard Darren Wharton was only 17 years old when drafted in as a guest musician on Thin Lizzy’s 1980 album Chinatown. Speed guitar legend Gary Moore had departed after only one album, 1980’s Black Rose, and had surprisingly been replaced by reflective blues merchant Snowy White, about as different from Moore as could be..