GIULIA MILLANTA Conversation With A Ghost

GIULIA MILLANTA CONVERSATION WITH A GHOST Ugly Cat Music This is the sixth album release by Giulia. A very thought-provoking album that is so dependent on the message conveyed through the lyrics. The opening track Blinded by The Sun is melancholy, to say the least, but keeping within the inner workings of the mind in […]


LITTLE BOYS BLUE WITH KID MEMPHIS HARD BLUE SPACE Vizztone For an R’n’B band led by a harp player, Little Boys Blue have a remarkably mellow sound – don’t expect to hear JD Taylor start blowing up a typhoon anywhere on this album. From Jackson, Tennessee, they have a soulful, understated style, at times lightly […]

JETBONE Come Out And Play

JETBONE COME OUT AND PLAY BMG Jetbone, are a hard-working band of young men from Sundsvall in the north of Sweden, they formed in 2012 when Alin Riabouchkin Vocals/Guitar and Gustav “Gus” sjöden vocals/bass decided to start a band. Years of hard work rehearsing and playing local gigs have certainly paid off. They are a solid […]

TRUE STRAYS Where Wild Things Hide And Hunt

TRUE STRAYS WHERE THE WILD THINGS HIDE AND HUNT Independent In an era of overproduced music, where slick production and session musicians prevail, it is a true joy to hear music that is played and produced just for the importance of the music itself. This Bristol based trio seem to hark back to a much […]


JOHN CLIFTON NIGHTLIFE Rip Cat Records The John Clifton Blues Band are one of those utterly efficient hard-working outfits known throughout the US and Europe. Clocking up 150 gigs per year they’ve toured and recorded with Muddy Waters’ son, Big Bill Morganfield and headlined on major Blues Festivals in the U.S., Europe, Fiji, and New […]


JORDAN OFFICER THREE RIVERS Spectra Musique Singer, guitarist and songwriter Jordan Officer is from Montreal in Canada and began playing violin and drums as a youngster. This is relevant to this CD as he plays excellent swinging violin on three tracks here, including the closer, Buck Jumping In New Orleans, on which the drum beat […]

KID RAMOS Old School

KID RAMOS OLD SCHOOL Ripcat  Records This album kicks off with a tribute to the legendary B.B. King and the Kid himself demonstrates his own guitar playing and if he’s not an identikit of BB then he’s not far short of it with a dexterity that has been honed over many years. The first track […]


GEOFF CARNE AND THE HATZ 4 PLAY Advision UK Geoff Carne has been around for a while – he had a solo album out in 2014 – and Mick Hatz released an album Get Close in 2016 but this is the first release from the pair as a band. And it isn’t bad. I didn’t […]

ANDY WATTS Blues On Fire

ANDY WATTS BLUES ON FIRE Independent Release I’m familiar with Andy Watts as an outstanding guitarist with his regular band Blues Rebels, so I was very pleased to receive a copy of his solo album to review. It would be easy to assume this might be a typical guitarists solo album from the title, and […]

BOBBY G PhD In The Blues

BOBBY G PhD IN THE BLUES Third Street Cigar Records Any band that can call its guitarist Larry “Entertainment” Gold is setting its bar pretty high. Not a problem for The Third Street Cigar Blues Band, who have all their musical abilities at a similarly excellent level. The arrangements are sublime, with lots of gentle […]