The indefatigable Warren Haynes, front man of Gov’t Mule and former Allman Bros alumnus, is not one to sit around and take it easy. When he and the band are not producing new music, they are reproducing old music – take their Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones tributes Dark Side Of The Mule and Stoned..
Veteran guitarist Robin Trower has long favoured the power trio format. His classic material from the Bridge Of Sighs era in the mid-70s featured a drummer, either Reg Isidore or Jerry Lordan, and the brilliant Jimmy Dewar on bass and vocals. Sometimes, when recording, he had a separate bassist; after Dewar’s departure he used a..
Manfred Mann the band didn’t so much form as evolve – the South-African born band leader and keyboard player Manfred Mann formed a band originally with the multi-talented Mike Hugg, which eventually morphed via many name changes into Manfred Mann and the Manfreds, and then eventually just Manfred Mann. They took on their most recognisable..
Louisiana bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd is back in the fray with his new album, the enigmatically titled Dirt On My Diamonds Volume 1. More blues oriented than a lot of his more recent material, the set nevertheless packs in a broad spectrum of genres across its 36 minutes, from rock to soul, to Caribbean influences..
There can be no doubt about Cream’s legacy as pioneers of rock, blues and fusion – generally touted as the world’s first ‘Supergroup’, (defined as a band whose individual members had already become famous in other acts), they were arguably the template upon which all power trios are based. Bassist, singer and songwriter Jack Bruce..
Photos by Will Carter Toronto rockers The Commoners rounded off their UK tour in support of Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton with a headline slot at The Bourne Music Club in Sittingbourne, Kent. It was the Canadians’ second UK tour, having played a double-header with Troy Redfern at the same venue in April, and once..
Followers of these pages may be aware of Cherry Red Records’ ongoing history of prog, recorded in a series of lavishly-notated CD boxed sets. They are currently up to 1974, which is represented by this 4 CD set on the label’s Esoteric imprint, containing well over five hours’ worth of music from the veritable heyday..
Many long-time fans of veteran guitarist Robin Trower are still in mourning for his late, great vocalist and bassist Jimmy Dewar, one of the most under-rated singers in rock history. Dewar left the fold after 1983’s Back It Up album, when Trower’s career was undergoing a period of upheaval, and he was superseded by a..
This may get a little confusing, so please concentrate out there. The enigmatically named Suzy Starlite and her husband and musical soulmate Simon Campbell first came together in 2012 when Simon joined Suzy’s band at the time. After one or two other musical projects, it was 2016 when they formed the Starlite Campbell Band together,..
Featured image by Amp Music Photography In only their second UK show ever, Toronto country-soul rockers Bywater Call visited the Bourne Club in Sittingbourne, Kent. Formed in 2017, they have released just two full albums, their eponymous debut in 2019, and last year’s Remain. For a lesser known, full seven-piece band to make the trip..