soul-blues

Rebecca Downes to release new live album “Be Live” on December 1st 2016

Voted Best Emerging Artist and Best Female Vocalist in the British Blues Awards 2016, UK blues sensation Rebecca Downes and her band are set to release “Be Live”, their first much-anticipated live album, on December 1st, 2016.
 
The album features a typical set from the band's performances in the second half of 2015 and throughout 2016 recorded at various locations and engineered at M2 Studios, Coven which sits within the heart of the band's West Midlands base.
 

Sari Schorr to release debut album “A Force of Nature” on September 2nd 2016

Manhaton Records is pleased to announce the debut album “A Force of Nature” from one of the most exciting Blues rock singers, Sari Schorr. Released in the UK and Europe on Friday September 2nd, 2016, the album is produced by the legendary Mike Vernon, whose credits include Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, David Bowie, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Christine McVie and Ten Years After.

Whiskey Myers announce Winter 2016 Headlining UK Tour

Soulful Southern rockers Whiskey Myers will return in December for their debut headline UK tour; the band – hailing from East Texas – were recently here for the Download Festival (June 12th), and prior to that they made their first visit to these shores Special Guesting with kindred spirits, The Cadillac Three (January / February 2016).

The full list of headline UK dates is as follows.

UK Live Dates 2016:
Dec 1st – London, The Dome
Dec 2nd – Birmingham, O2 Institute3
Dec 5th – Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Dec 6th – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Rebecca Downes - Believe

Rebecca Downes returns with her sophomore album only a year or so after her debut “Back to the Start” in 2015. I guess when you’re an ambitious musician like Rebecca you leave no time and you work intensively for your own benefit… and that’s the right thing to do.
 

Grandmother Corn to release new single “Daphne” on February 29th 2016

Grandmother Corn, formed in spring 2015, is a young and energetic rock-trio from the capital of Finland.

Their music has been influenced by funk, soul & blues music. Their gigs often feature electric and acoustic sets to make the experience fuller and the audiences won't have to stare at gloomy players because humor is one crucial element in their shows.

A single named “Daphne” is released digitally on February 29th 2016 via Secret Entertainment.

A new music video “Daphne” can be seen below.

Line up:
Teo Hirvonen - Guitar & vocals
Rasmus Ruonakoski - Bass

Sari Schorr recording new album with legendary producer Mike Vernon

In January 2015 legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon) was invited to receive a “Keeping The Blues Alive” award at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. This award, was not the only highlight of the weekend for Mike; the second was witnessing the performance of one of the most amazing female blues singers Mike had seen in years – Sari Schorr.

Joe Louis Walker - Everybody Wants a Piece

Joe Louis Walker is a bluesman that has been going on since 1986, when he released his debut album “Cold is the Night”. Now 30 years later, JLW returns with his 25th studio album “Everybody Wants a Piece”, which was produced by the renowned guitarist Paul Nelson (Pual Nelson band, Johnny Winter) at his Chop Shop studio in Philadelphia. Nelson also plays guitar in two tracks.