Gig Reviews

Joanne Shaw Taylor at the York Barbican

Joanne Shaw Taylor at the York Barbican

Perhaps due to the pandemic, blues/rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor has been away from our UK shores for a little longer than usual. Presently residing in the USA, she jokes that she can no longer understand the various local accents in her former homeland, other...

Joe Bonamassa – Live at SEC Armadillo

Joe Bonamassa – Live at SEC Armadillo

Well; three years since Joe Bonamassa and his band played Scotland and yes, a lot has happened since then, as touring musicians know by now. This band are no different and even being “Jetlagged to fuck” (Joe’s words onstage) they put on a phenomenal concert peppered...

York Blues Festival 2022 Review

York Blues Festival 2022 Review

YORK BLUES FESTIVAL - 2nd April 2022   The Crescent Community Centre, YorkWords & Pictures: Colin CampbellWell, it was time again to go to the wonderful city of York for a Blues Festival, second time in a year. Last one being in July due to rescheduling through...

TERRI’ THOUARS BLUES FESTIVAL, THOUARS, FRANCE

TERRI’ THOUARS BLUES FESTIVAL, THOUARS, FRANCE

17 – 21 March 2022 By Iain Patience. Photos: Claude AdamUsually the opening festival of the season, Terri’ Thouars, is always a welcome event, no more so than this year. Following two years of Covid lockdowns and cancellation, the festival kicked-off with its usual...

Cry Baby and The Hoochie Coochie Boys

Cry Baby and The Hoochie Coochie Boys

Friday 18th March-Eleven Club, Stoke-On-TrentThis was a first in a couple of ways on Friday night. Even though both bands are quite local in my area, I’m sad to say that I’d never seen either of them before, although I’ve been friends with a couple of members for...

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