Manchester singer/songwriter Ashley Sherlock released his first, self-titled EP in 2019, followed by a second, named If You’re Listening, in 2021. Now he fronts a power trio signed to Ruf Records, and they have unveiled their first full-length album, Just A Name. In addition to writing the lyrics and fronting the band, Sherlock also plays..
Question: We all know that Eddie van Halen played that iconic guitar solo on Michael Jackson's Beat It – but who played rhythm guitar? If you answered Steve Lukather from Toto, give yourself a shiny. Californian axe hero Lukather had been a respected session guitarist way before being called up as a founder member of..
Michigan-born soul and blues singer Jan James started writing lyrics for guitarist Craig Calvert’s music over three decades ago, bringing out her first album Last Train in 1992. Relocating to Chicago, they have become stalwarts of the musical scene, and the intervening 30 years have seen the partnership produce 12 albums, culminating in this latest..
Gary Moore’s label history is quite complicated. He had been with Virgin and/or its subsidiaries throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, but jumped ship to Castle Music for his mould-breaking 1999 album A Different Beat. Via a complex series of business acquisitions, Castle was swallowed up by Sanctuary the following year, with the rights now owned..
Ivy Gold is a multi-national rock band formed in 2020 by German guitarist Sebastien Eder, formerly of hard rock band Avalon, with beauteous Austrian lyricist and singer Manou. Having recruited bassist Kevin Moore from New York, drummer Tal Bergman from the US West Coast and keyboardist Anders Olinder from the UK, they released their debut..
The vocals are credited to none other than Petula Clark... Is that the John Williams? I hear you cry. Well, that depends on who you think the John Williams is. Do you mean the Australian classical guitarist of Cavatina fame, who was instrumental in forming ‘80s classical/rock crossover band Sky? No, it’s not him. What..
Guitarist Reg Schwager and sax supremo Ryan Oliver are two top jazz musicians currently residing in Canada, both sporting a list of credits as long as your proverbial arm. Born in the Netherlands, Schwager has been playing professionally since he was 15, having collaborated with such luminaries as Mel Tormé and Diana Krall amongst others,..
If the name Luke Andrew Edwards may not be familiar to many readers in the UK, take note that he is a Californian singer/songwriter in the country rock vein, fortunate to be blessed with a musical family, his brothers Jesse and Jerry playing bass and drums in his band. Their recording debut was an EP..
There is something about the blues that acts as a music teacher. It seems as if most lead guitarists start there, before spreading out into pop, soul, funk, rock or country, according to their taste. Samantha Fish started there before trawling through rock and southern-state folk – Jesse Dayton veered more into country territory, working..
Anyone with even half a foot in the prog-metal world will be aware of Dutch master of the concept album Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Best known as the creator of the sprawling Ayreon story arc, which so far stretches over 10 albums, he has also produced three sci-fi-themed Star One albums, four collaboration Stream Of Passion..