My name is Eric Gales. Any questions? Eric Gales is one of those guitarists who, like Jeff Healey, plays his guitar all wrong, but it sounds so right. The left-hander plays his right-handed Strat left-handed and upside-down, building on the spirit of Hendrix with incendiary licks and charismatic stage craft. If it hadn’t been for..
Eliminator is obviously a great name for a heavy metal band; so great in fact, that a quick search on Google brings up no less than six bands on the first page, and none of them are country and western duos. The one we’re interested in here is a five-piece retro-metal outfit based in Lancaster,..
Varied guitar sounds are layered seamlessly over each other in an impressive tapestry of tone... It’s great to hear Cornish surfer dudes Wille And The Bandits back in the studio; it’s been two years since their last album, Paths, hit the shops in February 2019. That release arguably changed their profile from west country heroes..
Veteran blues-rocker Bernie Marsden has just released his second blues solo album in one year. Chess, released on November 26th, is the follow-up to his Kings album from July 23rd, in which he specifically paid homage to Albert King, BB King and Freddie King, three of the most influential blues guitarists in history – the..
For those familiar with Gilbert’s metal-based guitar shredding technique, the idea of him releasing an album of Christmas covers might seem a little twee. Others though, might see it as a great opportunity for a loud and proud karaoke singalong to a bunch of familiar party tunes played at full volume. They would both be..
One of the perks of this job is that you get to listen to music of various types that probably wouldn’t have come across the threshold under normal conditions. It’s a further perk that you sometimes get to compare it with something else you also wouldn’t have come across in any other way. For instance,..
Chinese food goes everywhere and gets stepped on and everyone’s crying… The Isle of Man is a miniature country that carves its own way in the world. Parked out in the Irish Sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland, part of the British Isles but no member of the United Kingdom, it has its own government..
Blues guitar hero Joe Bonamassa’s live and studio output has been prodigious in recent years. Add in his business and charitable ventures, and it’s clear that he likes to keep himself busy. Nevertheless, it’s the studio albums that are the real highlights, presenting new material that is reworked and moulded into his live shows. Trouble..
If you’re struggling to place the name, it’s possible that you know Manxman Davy Knowles from his band Back Door Slam, which released a slew of albums and EPs between 2007 and 2009. Knowles released some more recordings with a different band under the name Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, and then went full..
It seems that every new release in the wide world of blues rock these days has Joe Bonamassa’s fingerprints on it somewhere. Not that that’s a bad thing – on the contrary, as well as being the world’s foremost blues guitarist, his mentoring and production skills and marketing acumen seem to sprinkle a little stardust..