The band are known for their exceptional live shows, reflected in reviews for their last album, Soul Of A Man on Vizztone Records, which No Depression called “a combination of rock and soul blended together like that of no other” and which Blues Blast described as “horn-driven blues-rock with a slick, urban feel”. What makes this UK tour special is the road-testing of new songs so fresh they’re being tuned up in the UK before live audiences ahead of selection for the band’s next album, details of which are as yet otherwise shrouded in mystery. What will be more visible pre-tour is the release of a studio-recorded take on the 9 -minute live version of their anthemic song ‘Mountain’, now firmly embedded as a bring-the-house-down show closer. In addition, the two shows at Poynton each have a special attraction. Show one will showcase a selection of Asbury Park sound favourites, and for show two the band will, uniquely, include venue promoter and vocalist Garry White.
June 11, THE BEAVERWOOD CLUB – Chislehurst/London www.feenstra.co.uk
June 13, BOOTLEGGERS – Kendal/Cumbria www.bootleggersbar.com/stacie-collins
June 14, THE MUSICIAN – Leicester www.ticketweb.uk/event/stacie-collins-the-musician-tickets/9125125
June 15, THE TIVOLI – Buckley/Flintshire http://tivolivenue.com/events/stacie-collins-saturday-15th-june-2019
Dutch Trance supremo, Radion6, continues to gather plaudits. His latest release on Armada Music, Ignite, is charting and it is just one of a string of releases getting him noticed, not least with the over 63,000 listens his music receives a month on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2AyyZ8mU5Kmsz2ibu2FP8h?si=8MPTnLuVS-KliSSQBu07Ew
The track? See, and hear, below:
Classic Rock magazine‘s November issue offers up their review of Greg Coulson’s debut album, ‘What’s New?’ The blurry photo above – if you want to read it as it really looks, buy the magazine – captures the review, which scores the album 7/10 and says:
“Gregory Coulson has the homegrown R&B thing down – see jiving opener 10/10, the cocksure Sick Note and the lift-off chorus of Girls, all three songs as fresh as the genre has sounded in years. But there’s more: Someone To Be There hints at Coulson’s Two-Tone past in The Selecter, while End Of The Line opens with an AC/DC jitter-riff that sits nicely with Coulson’s Brian Johnson flat cap.”
A recent Presenters Pick of the Month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA), Greg Coulson’s debut album ‘What’s New?’ has been well received by critics and given extensive radio and online airplay. So much so that it was Number 1 in the IBBA airplay chart in July 2018, preceded by rave reviews of his HRH Blues Festival appearance in April and followed by his competing in the UK Blues Challenge 2018. Reviews include:
RNR magazine, “… a worthy debut… As an ensemble, Coulson’s band displays the tightness essential to handle the passion and timing of his thoughtfully arranged songs”
Blues In Britain magazine says that Greg is “A triple threat on guitar, organ and vocals… there is plenty to enjoy here”
Bluesdoodles online, “…an enthralling mix of styles played by a band of great skill and energy” – full review here
After the Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival, Blues in Britain magazine wrote an upbeat review of Greg’s show, adding, “not many people could follow that.” With more airplay and reviews coming in, this is a watershed year for Greg Coulson.
The Billy Walton Band from New Jersey are to tour the UK in November 2018.
A supreme, critically-acclaimed band, their tour is sponsored by Badlands Records, whose Phil Jump said, “Billy Walton Band shows are fantastic. Their shows are a fine mix of Jersey shore rock blues and soul. Everyone in the audience has a great night and leaves with a big smile. They are great bunch of guys to work with and it’s been a pleasure to work with them all and to become friends over the years.”
Press release here.