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Dewar left the fold after 1983’s Back It Up album, when Trower’s career was undergoing a period of upheaval, and he was superseded by a..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..
Way back in the very early 1960s, a teenaged Eric Clapton was crafting his guitar style in various London bands. For a while he was teamed with another guitarist named Tom McGuinness, who would go on to success with 1960s pop-rockers Manfred Mann, then later with McGuinness Flint, the Blues Band and the latter-day Manfreds...
Blues guitar supremo Joe Bonamassa goes back to his roots with this new release – of course, the core of his music has always been good old-fashioned blues, but like most modern guitarists in the genre, he has branched out into other areas. Most of his recent albums have essentially been rock, in many cases..
The superbly-named London prog duo Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, chose new venue The Camden Club, opposite the venerable Roundhouse in Chalk Farm Lane, to launch their latest album The Light Of Ancient Mistakes. The Sunday afternoon event included an hour-long support session from prog/folk outfit The Wood Demons, plus two 45-minute sets from the..
Photo by John Bull / Rockrpix Sicilian guitar sensation Matteo Mancuso has been causing a stir for a few years now, with his virtuosic YouTube videos, which he has been recording since his early teens. Now, with the release of his debut album The Journey, the dam has finally burst, with the music world at..