Salvation Jayne (UK)

Salvation Jayne formed in early 2014, consisting of Holly Kinnear (Guitar), Amy Benham (Vocals), Dan Lucas (Bass) and Lucy foster (Drums). With a mutual passion for the Blues they teamed together to create a unique sound that is energetic, dirty, raw, punk-ish and dynamic. The band takes influence from early Blues artists such as Leadbelly and Blind Willie McTell through to The Black Keys and Royal Blood.

Although they are a fairly new band, Salvation Jayne are already much in demand and constantly re booked by venues. They have an expanding and loyal fan base and some prestigious shows behind them, including opening for Dr Feelgood, The Harley Davidson new model launch and are being picked up for Blues, Rock and Soul festivals throughout the UK since 2016.   RAW BLUES & DARK ROCK

http://www.salvationjayne.co.uk/
TOUR:  several days 2017
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5MoqseCRxk







Sharpeez, maximum Rhythm & Blues band (UK)

 

The Sharpees is a London based band, formed from the ashes of the 70s band Rebel, who mostly played in and around the London and Kent areas. At this time the Sharpees were Bill Mead, Pete Goodey and John Smith until the band suspended activities in nineteen eighty four, which wen on to be a twenty year resting period.
Bill reconvened the band in two thousand and three, but this time with Baz Payne on bass, Spencer Blackledge on drums and of course Bill Mead playing guitar and lead vocals. This is the current band line-up with the exception that Brendan O’Neill (Rory Gallagher/9 Below Zero) is now the permanent drummer. The core of the band is sometimes augmented during live performance and/or recording by Brian Willoughby (Strawbs), Richard Hayes (Bad Influence) and Roger Cotton (Pete Green’s Splinter Group).
The band enjoys an extremely busy touring schedule throughout the UK and Europe and is frequently described by Pete Feenstra as “the busiest touring band in Europe”.
The latest Album 'Mississippi Thrill' is ranked at No 9 on June 2014 chart for the most played tracks by the Independent British Blues Broadcasters Association.
Musical Influences: Rory Gallagher / Tom Petty / Robert Plant / Dr Feelgood / George Thorogood / Free / Bad Company

Band Members:
Bill Mead (lead guitar, vocals): Bill Mead has a long history of writing and recording music.
He released his first single ‘Rocka Shocka’ with a band called Rebel who played at most of the prestigious venues around Kent and London during the late 70′s and early 80′s.
After reforming the Sharpees in1980 he was signed by Fischer Z Management and he wrote and recorded an album called Strangers in New York, which was released  by Red Admiral Records. His next album called ‘Open for Surgery’ was recorded in 2011 and the latest album called ‘Mississippi Thrill, which was recorded and released during 2014.
Brendan O'Neil (drums): Brendan was Rory Gallagher's longest standing drummer from 1981 to 1991. Also drummer for Nine Below Zero from 1991 to 2014. Brendan has toured with Chuck Berry, James Brown and Eric Clapton among many others and recorded 3 albums with Rory Gallagher.
Baz Payne (bass): Baz has played in many bands in and around London. Most recently he has toured with Phil Smith’s Headsmith band and recorded an album in 2008 called ‘Ain’t Done Yet’, released by Blueriff Records and has played and recorded an album called ‘Shake it Just a Little’ with Debbie Giles and subsequently with Midnight Train.
AVAILABLE: 2017 for NL,DE,BE,AU,CH &  ...
http://sharpeez.web.com
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJsG3V2WZc




 

 

 

Stars that speak project: the music of Willy Deville (NL)

 

After the death of Willy DeVille in 2009, his music is still popular ever since.
Jimmy Sterman followed the advice of many musical friends to bring a selection from the extensive repertoire of Willy DeVille live on stage.
This has resulted in the 'Stars That Speak Project', a full-fledged production that he conceived and wrote and produced together with Kees Koek, supported by a great crew and band.
Jimmy Sterman is not only known for his band Jimmy's Gang, but also his collaboration with Herman Brood. As a small boy Jimmy was already known from television and theater and played a leading role in the internationally acclaimed film Paw.
For this project, Jimmy is backed by a great band. Performances where critical acclaimed by both many Mink DeVille /Willy DeVille fans and press.

 Jimmy Sterman: vocals and guitar
 
Pieter Voogt: percussion and drums
 
Robin van Rijswijk: guitars
 
Cees v / d Laarse: bass
 
Marco Hoogland: keys
 
Sherwin Kirindongo: percussion





The dOGS (BE)



the dOGS,  aTOMIC bLues are a trio of great players bringing modern classics in a different way.
Singer and dOG Jan brings a mix between soul/blues and hot licks, whilst dOG Dries comes from that soulfull sound of the 70'S, dOG Bart is the Hyper drive of the band, building that atomic and original sound.
Their songs and sound is 'urgent'. Fantastic live performance 'in - your - face music.
It's a long time ago i came to hear such overwhelming and intense ROCK music.

Available for gigs year round for NL,DE,BE,LUX
http://thedogs.be

VID:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utulvLjRXM0





 
The Silver Dimes (NL)

The Silver Dimes – 5 men blues gang that play the blues hard. Not loud but hard.
They share a deep passion for the Electric Blues as it is played in the Chicago tradition and are all experienced musicians. This results in a band with a rock steady rhythm section and highly talented solists on blues harp and guitar, combined with sweet and sometimes eerie vocals.
Their first cd (EP) called "No cure, no pay" was released march 2016 and is well received by fans and press.
When the boys hit the stage, they present a full 3 set show with music influenced by the likes of the Red Devils, Little Walter, Muddy Waters and William Clarke.
The Silver Dimes are:
Ron Stam - Vocals
Wilfred Assenberg – Blues Harp
Henk-Jan de Jong – Electric Guitar
Karel Vogel – Electric Bass
Ben van de Bunt – Drums
Available for gigs in NL,BE,DEU

http://thesilverdimes.nl 
https://soundcloud.com/the-silver-dimes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQqNIsQnCZU







Stacy Jones band (USA)



Stacy Jones Band continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans worldwide.

Stacy Jones not only impresses with a vocal richness beyond her years but is also a top-notch harmonica player as well as playing keyboards and acoustic guitar. The entertaining trio of Rick J Bowen (drums), Tom Jones (bass) and Kevin Sutton (guitar) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

Her new cd 'Whiskey, wine and water' with 12 original songs was recorded and co-produced by Floyd Rietsma (Pearl Jam and Dave Mathews) at Studio Litho in Seattle. Continually nominated for “Best of the Blues” Awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar, dobro and winning vocalist of the year, Stacy shows her talents off in this compilation of songs about love, lost love, whiskey drinking and life on the road.
Her songs are a fine mix of country, folk and Americana roots while always having a touch of firm blues in her soul.
Having made appearances at SXSW, Chicago Blues Festival, Beale St. Memphis during the IBC’s and several other national and regional festivals, her talent is awaiting the next level of recognition.
Stacy has shared the stage with Elvin Bishop, Lee Oskar, John Nemeth, Ian Siegal, Charlie Musselwhite and many more.
Their first European tour was a great success, lots of new fans for this Multi award winning frontlady and her band. Awards won for best album,best song, best bass player, best drummer, best artist !


TOUR: OCTOBER 2017 for gigs in: EU mainland
http://stacyjonesband.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/stacyjonesband






Tia McGraff (CAN)


The attuned artist knows they have reached that pivotal moment, when (after years of hard work; self-exploration; audience building; creative honing; and plain old passion and determination), they suddenly create their masterpiece!  Tia McGraff unabashedly peeled back all the layers in Break These Chains, her new 12 track CD release, on Bandana Records (produced by co-writer/husband Tommy Parham).
The rootsy melodies and honest- to -heart lyrics have been produced with such integrity that one feels they are listening to something hauntingly familiar yet refreshingly real!
Perhaps it is because Tia’s influences include lyrical wonders like Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Mary Gauthier, or because she has drawn from the stories of those who have touched her own heart.
Somehow she has captured a unique and moving experience in each song that is perfectly married to Mr.  Parham’s melodies! The CD flows from ballads like, “Between The Bed And The Door” to a lively “Whiskey Ship” and yet with a consistency that comes from stunningly crafted songwriting, stellar vocals, and impeccable musicianship.  
Tommy Parham’s hooky guitar work is framed by Canadian musician, Johnathon Edwards’ electric guitar and bass/mandolin. Select guest musicians include popular folk artist, Ian Bell (accordion), and “hobo” harmonica performed by Reba’s own band member, Jim Kimball from Nashville.
Break These Chains was mixed in Austin, TX  by Rick DeLellis  and mastered in Caledonia, ON by legendary Nick Blagona.
Described as having "a voice stolen from angels", Tia McGraff first stepped into the international spotlight on a CBC TV special with Johnny Cash and June Carter. Johnny was so impressed with Tia, he invited her into June's dressing room to introduce the two. Johnny Cash wasn't the only one who recognized a shining star! Soon heavy weights like Randy Bachman (BTO), Dan Hill (Celine Dion), Andrew Gold, Mark Slaughter, and countless others, were inviting Tia to write and record with them.
Every songwriter's dream is to make it in Nashville, and Tia soon found herself moving there to further her passion and craft. It was in Music City, USA, that this Canadian songstress met Colorado native, Tommy Parham (Lee Greenwood's "Rocks You Can't Move”).
Together, they have a passion for song writing “outside the box”.  They celebrate numerous film/TV placements, including Ashley Judd’s “Come Early Morning”, and their song “All Of Us”, which was used in an Australian TV commercial promoting multiculturalism was also used in a video on World Youth Day in Sydney.
6 CD releases, 4 CMT videos, 15 years of main stage festivals and headline concert performances, and you have a singer/songwriter who has crafted a musical career that is respected and celebrated by thousands of fans and industry notables today. Performing on main stage festivals, concert halls, song writing venues, and even house concerts, Tia captures her audience and holds them spell bound until her last haunting note has faded.
HTTP://tiamcgraff.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvzcnDrJ3pw





Vincent Slegers (BE)

As a solo musician, Vincent brings original songs, rooted in the tradition of American music - in particular that of the North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. His music is characterized by a distinct  guitar style, often with an emphasis on slide guitar, a gruff voice and stompbox accompaniment. Lyrics are to the point, bare stories about life as is. Nothing fancy, just a good Backwoods groove. Doing this full-time, he had to pleasure of touring through most of Europe - which saw him sharing the stage with friends and other musicians alike, such as Tim Holehouse (UK), Dylan Walshe (IR/USA), Long Line Down (DK), Hack Mack Jackson (DE), The Freeborn Brothers (PL), The Redemption Colt's (BE), Gipsy Rufina (IT), Reverend Deadeye (USA), Hollowbelly (UK), The Devil's Trade (HU),... As of late, he got the pleasure to be collaborating in a side-project, being The Big Nasty - which is a garage Blues trash duo he formed with a friend. They will be touring with this project late February 2017.

Vincent has been signed by Mofomusic, an independent record label based in Bremen, Germany. So keep your ears open for an upcoming release.
http://vincentslegers.com
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tun8neVVo4
Available: year round 2017

 

 
Walklate & Fuschi (UK)

 

Mat Walklate-Harmonica & Vocals and Paolo Fuschi-Guitar & Vocals
Mat and Paolo play a diverse, dynamic live set illustrating all shades of Blues and allowing each other’s instrumental, vocal and improvisational qualities to shine. Each performance is rock-solid, yet full of inspiration and spontaneity.
Mat and Paolo are an "Electric Blues Duo” from Manchester. They use old tube amplifiers creating a rich tone that brings the listeners back to the very early days of the 1950’s Chicago Blues. Think of Muddy Waters plugging in his red Telecaster for the first time into an old tube amplifier and Little Walter blowing his harmonica through an old Fender Champ amplifier. The result is a magical performance that stands out for its intensity and energy. Although there are two people on stage, they sound like a 10 piece Blues band.
Living in Manchester and strongly influenced by its Afro-Caribbean community, Mat and Paolo also pay homage to Ska, blending its uplifting rhythms with the spirit and sentiment of the Blues.
The Blues reaches everybody, everywhere, every time. Walklate and Fuschi incarnate the spirit of the Blues and its universality. The two bluesmen have different cultural backgrounds but when it comes to play the Blues, they speak the same language. They let the music do the talking.
For Mat and Paolo it is crucial to connect with their listeners whether emotionally or with simple “sing-along” moments, creating a warm atmosphere that makes everybody feel welcome.
Walklate and Fuschi have an extensive repertoire that covers over two hours of music. The act is also available as a quartet featuring Adam Dawson-Drums and Bo “The BassMan” Lee-Bass.
http://www.walklateandfuschi.com
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJuVq7mlkVI

AVAILABLE several weekends 2017

 

 

 ZAPPATiKA (UK)


ZAPPATiKA are one of the Worlds' premiere FRANK ZAPPA Shows ,with a truly Global internet fan base in over 80 countries,and have toured extensively in the UK, Netherlands,Germany,Scandinavia and France since 2009.
ZAPPATiKA play their own compositions with some very strong influences from genius Rock-composer FRANK ZAPPA, the music is versatile, often complex, where possible funny and often very exhilarating! The band has also performed many full-on Frank Zappa Tribute shows playing a wide variety of his material to eager Zappa-heads since 2008.
Formed by former drummer, BATTA-TUTT & vocalist/guitarist ZAP MCiNNES in 2007-2008, the band has gone through various line ups since then, ranging from 5 – 12 players at any given time… for no apparent reason… with some very diverse, but ALL equally talented, players! So much so that ED MANN, former percussionist to Frank Zappa, calls it fondly, “The ZAPPATiKA-CoLLECTiVE”
http://zappatika.org
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygpak4qT9TA
AVAILABLE: 7 july - 5 sept for shows in NL,BE,LUX,DE

 

 

 

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