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A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF WALTER TROUT
Following the CD release a tour has been put together to celebrate the music of Walter Trout and at the same time help raise additional funds to assist with Walter's long recovery with all profits from the tour being donated to this good cause. 

November
24 Milton Keynes The Stables
25 Chislehurst Beaverwood
27 Wolverhampton Robin 2
28 Sutton Boom Boom Club
30 Swansea The Scene

December
02 Derby Flower Pot
03 Bristol The Tunnels

**MORE DETAILS HERE**

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Laurence Jones wins British Blues Award winner
LAURENCE JONES / Young artist of the year 2014 / British Blues Award / WINNER

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ERJA LYYTINEN - THE SKY IS CRYING RELEASE SHEET, click for larger PDF 

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ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION 'EXPOSED' PROMO

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COCO MONTOYA ON FRONT COVER OF BLUES MATTERS!

MIKE ZITO / SAMANTHA FISH DATES - November

04 Chislehurst Beaverwood Club
05 Wolverhampton Robin 2
06 Edinburgh Jam House
07 Carlisle Blues Festival
11 Bristol The Tunnels
12 Swansea The Scene
13 Derby Flower Pot
14 Sutton Boom Boom Club

Blues Music Awards Memphis - DVD of the year awarded to Ruf Records + Royal Southern Brotherhood for "Songs from the Road"

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2014 BMA Tours Blues Music Awards Nominees - Rock Blues Album of Year - Mike Zito and the Wheel - "Gone to Texas"

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LAURENCE JONES New album "Temptation" out now, recorded in legendary "Dockside Studio" in Louisiana, USA. 2014 www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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100 CLUB DATES

LATEST RELEASES

Vargas Blues Band: From the Dark

New 2014 release
Release Date: 30th October

Zoe Schwarz Blues Commotion: Exposed

New 2014 release
Release Date: 29th September

John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizon: Bus Depot Blues

New 2014 release
Release Date: 3rd November 2014

Larry Miller: Soldier of the Line

New 2014 release
Release Date: 10th November 2014

Ruf Records: 20 Year Anniversary

New 2014 release
Release Date: 20th September 2014

Mike Zito & The Wheel: Songs from the Road

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

On tour with the Royal Southern Brotherhood

 

                  Sep

7

IRE

Monaghan, Harvest Time Blues

                  Sep

8

UK

Edinburgh, Jam House

 

 

In November on tour with Samantha Fish and The Wheel

 

                  Nov

4

UK

Chislehurst

Beaverwood

                  Nov

5

UK

Wolverhampton

Robin 2

                  Nov

6

UK

Edinburgh

Jam House

                  Nov

7

UK

Carlisle

Blues Fest

                  Nov

11

UK

Bristol

The Tunnels

                  Nov

12

UK

Swansea

The Scene

                  Nov

13

UK

Derby

Flower Pot

                  Nov

14

UK

Sutton

Boom Boom Club

 

 

www.mikezito.com

Release Date: 9th September 2014

Devon Allman: Ragged & Dirty

New 2014 release
Release Date: 20th October 2014

Keith Thompson Band: Catch the Fire

New September 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

4th. Oct Swanage Blues Festival. The Ship, High St. Swanage 10.00pm

5th. Oct Swanage Blues Festival, East Bar, Swanage 6.00pm

8th. Oct Robin 2, Bilston (opening for Erja Lyytinen)

Release Date: 16th September 2014

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado: Too Many Roads

May 2014 release
Release Date: Out Now - May 2014

Royal Southern Brotherhood: heartsoulblood

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

June         20            UK           Chichester, Blues On The Farm

June         21            UK           Durham, Blues Festival

June         22            UK           Cleethorpes, Blues Festival

June         23            UK           Clitheroe, The Grand

June         24            UK           Cardiff, The Globe

June         25            UK           London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

June         26            DK           Odense , Posten

June         27            DK           Haderslev, Klöften Festival

June         28            CH           Rapperswil, Jazz & Bluesfestival

June         29            I                Piacenza, Del Mississippi al Po

July          1               I                Ameno, Ameno Blues Festival

July          3               UK           St. Ives, Guildhall

July          4               UK           Kent, Hop Farm Festival

July          5               NO           Skanevik, Bluesfestival

July          6               NO           Bremanger, Opplev

July          31            NO           Notodden, Bluesfestival

Aug          1               NO           Notodden, Blues festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep           5               NL            Amsterdam, Paradiso

Sep           6               NL            Tegelen, Bluesrock

Sep           7               IRE          Monaghan, Harvest Time Blues

Sep           8               UK           Edinburgh, Jam House

Sep           16            FIN          Tampere

Sep           17            SE             Göteburg, Nefertiti Club

Sep           18            SE             Malmö, KB

Sep           19            SE             Karlshamn, Bellevueparken Folkets Park

Sep           20            NO           Mandal, Blues Club

Release Date: 16th June

Jules Carter Trio: Done Misbehaving

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

Sat May 3rd motte and bailey pirton herts

Sun May 4th red lion old Stevenage

Sat june 21st watton jazz & blues evening

Fri july 4th jono’s ilford

Sun july 20th ealing blues festival 2pm

Sun aug 17th Bentworth blues festival 7-45pm

Sun sept 7th Oddfellows arms hemel 4-30pm

Sat sept 27th jono’s ilford

Fri nov 21st jono’s ilford

 

Full details at Lemonrock.com/julescartertrio.

Release Date: June 16th 2014

Malaya Blue: Bourbon Street

New 2014 release
Release Date: 16th June 2014

Mick Simpson: Unfinished Business

New release, 2014
Release Date: 16th June

The Voodoo Sheiks: Borrowed & New

New 2014 release
Release Date: 5th May 2014

Coco Montoya: Songs from the Road

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

May

18      Wolverhampton Robin 2 

19      Chichester The Cider House    

20      Milton Keynes The Stables      

21      Eastney The Cellars                

22      Chislehurst Beaverwood          

23      Sutton Boom Boom Club       

Marcus Malone: Stand or Fall

Another fine collection of blues-based rock songs to be released early 2014.
Upcoming Gigs

17 October | Legends of Rock Festival UK - The Originals
Great Yarmouth
Vauxhall Holiday Park

07 November | Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival
Carlisle
UK

08 November | Old Clee Club
Clee Cresent
Grimbsy South Humberside
DN32 8LS UK

27 November | Edinburgh Blues Club
The Caves
Edinburgh EH1 1NS

28 November | Sedgefield R & B Club
Sedgefield
County Durham TS21 3AT
UK

29 November | The Leopard
2 West Street
Doncaster DN1 3AA
UK

16 December | 100 Club
Oxford St London UK

25 Jauary | The Great British Blues and Rock Festival
Butlins Skegness Resort
UK

Release Date: 12 May 2014

The Proof

New release for 2014 featuring Mickey Moody, Snowy White & Charlie Fabert
Upcoming Gigs

MARCH 15TH, THE GARLAND MUSIC CLUB, GARLAND PUB, BRIGHTON ROAD, REDHILL
MARCH 21, ALVASTON HALL, NANTWICH, BOOGALOO BLUES WEEKEND
MARCH 22ND,The Brasenose Arms, Station Road, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1PW
MARCH 28TH, THE CRAWDADDY, RICHMOND ATHLETIC CLUB

Release Date: 24th March

Stark: Stories From the Ground

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

August 20th Brighton - The Black Lion
August 24th Petersfield - The Good Intent
August 30th Windsor - The Fire Station (The Big Picnic)

Friday 5th September (afternoon) - Recording live session in Stockport for Rick Stuart, presenter of award-winning radio show ‘Roots and Fusion’ on Pure Radio, Stockport: http://pureradio.org.uk/cms/rootsandfusion.html

Friday 5th September, 7.30pm - Gig at The Royal Oak, 171 Lord Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6SR

Saturday 6th September, 8pm - Gig at The Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9PJ
Tickets: www.thekirkgate.com/stark-sam-kelly

Friday 24th October, 7.30pm - Gig at Kiva Club, 84B Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6NR
Tickets and info: http://bluefunkclub.wix.com/blues

Sunday 26th October, 4pm - Opening for Ian Parker, The Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9PJ
Tickets: http://www.toptablepromotions.co.uk


September 5th Stockport - Live Session for Roots'n'Fusion Radio
September 5th Fleetwood, Lancashire - The Royal Oak
September 6th Cockermouth, Cumbria - The Kirkgate
September 7th Leicester - The Musician
October 24th Macclesfield - Blue Funk Club (KIVA)
October 26th Cockermouth, Cumbria - Kirkgate (opening for Ian Parker)
November 21st Ash, Aldershot -The Lion Brewery
November 26th - Dingwalls, Camden (opening for Chantel McGregor)
November 28th Bentworth, Hampshire - The Star Inn
November 29th Wychwood, Oxfordshire -The Swan
November 30th Herefordshire - Prince of Wales, Ledbury
January 1st 2015 Maryport, Cumbria - The Navy Club
January 27th London, The 100 Club (opening for Aynsley Lister)

Release Date: 24th March

The Riotous Brothers: The Tree

10 track CD
Release Date: March 24th

Albert Castigla: Solid Ground

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

Albert Castiglia will be on tour with Ruf’s Blues Caravan 2014:

 

Mar       8          NO       Oslo, Bluesclub

Mar       14         LUX     Luxembourg, Sang & Klang     

Mar       15         SE        Umea, Bluesförening   

Mar       17         UK       Oxford, Jericho Tavern 

Mar       18         UK       Chislehurst, Beaverwood          

Mar       22         UK       Carphilly, The Patriot Inn

Mar       23         UK       Wolverhampton, Robin 2         

Mar       24         UK       Reeth   Buck Hotel

Mar       25         UK       London 100 Club

 

 

www.bluescaravan.com

Release Date: 17th March

Christina Skjolberg: Come and Get It

New 2014 release
Upcoming Gigs

Christina will be on tour with the Blues Caravan 2014: www.bluescaravan.com

Release Date: 17th March

Laurence Jones: Temptation

"Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. He's a genius" - Walter Trout
Upcoming Gigs

LAURENCE JONES

SEPTEMBER

 

11th The maltings - Farnham

12th Katie fitzgarlard - Stourbridge

14th The Hope tavern - Lincolnshire

17th The Barrels - Hereford

19th Sedgfield Rock & Blues Club

20th Corn Market Hall - Kettering with Connie Lush

21st Clowne Rock & blues club - Clowne

25th The cellars - Eastney

26th Lindewerra - Germany

27th Lahnsteiner Blues Festival - Germany

 

OCTOBER

 

2nd The Marrs Bar - worcester

9th Wetterhorn - Switzerland - Hasliberg

10th Voices on top festival - Switzerland

11th Switzerland - Linthal (Glarus), Linthkraft Lounge

17th Boarhunt Blues Club - Hampshire

24th Beaufort theatre & Ballroom - ebbw vale (wales)

25th Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Plug - Sheffield

26th Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Sage - Gateshead

27th Kenny Wayne Shepherd - The Hawth Theatre - Crawley

30th Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Manchester Academy

31st Kenny Wayne Shepherd - The Queen's Hall - Edinburgh

 

NOVEMBER

 

1st Kenny Wayne Shepherd - The Assembly - Leamington Spa

7th Holland - zeeland blues party

8th Holland - mjazz festival

9th Holland - weert/ de boswil

14th Holland - blues festival

15th Holland - doffer blues festival - schajk

16th Holland - de goudon dongen

21st Old Clee Club - Grimsby

22nd The Leopard - Doncaster

24th Milton Keynes The Stables [ Walter Trout band Tour - jon Trout / Laurence Jones / Andrew Alt / Mitch Laddie]

25th Chislehurst Beaverwood

27th Wolverhampton Robin

28th Sutton Boom Boom Club

30th Swansea The Scene

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

2nd Derby Flower Pot

3rd Bristol The Tunnels

4thruf records tour / germany

5th ruf rcords tour / germany

6th ruf recods tour / germany

7th

Release Date: March 10th 2014

Savoy Brown & Kim Simmonds: Goin' to the Delta

New release for 2014
Release Date: Feb 12th 2014

Royal Southern Brotherhood: Songs From The Road

Live in Germany new album released on 18th November 2013
Upcoming Gigs

The Royal Southern Brotherhood on tour in Europe:

 

Oct 31            UK       London, Royal Albert Hall (Bluesfest London)

Nov 01           S          Umea, Umea Folkets Hus       

Nov 02           S          Varnamo, Scandic Hotel                    

Nov 03           S          Stockholm, Akkurat                

Nov 04           DK       Kolding, Godset                                              

Nov 05           DK       Copenhagen, Portalen            

Nov 07           NO       Oslo, Buckleys                       

Nov 08           DK       Svendborg, Borgerforeningen           

Nov 09           DK       Esbjerg, Tobakken                  

Nov 10           UK       Carlisle Bluesfestival  

Release Date: 18th Nov 2013
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Erja Lyytinen: Classic Rock Review

1 page review in CR Magazine

Erja Lyytinen: Blues in Britain Review

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Marcus Malone: Blues Matters Review

5 page spread in Blues Matters magazine

20 Ruf Years: Marsh Towers Review

Founded by Thomas Ruf in 2004 with the aim of giving legendary Chicago bandleader Luther Allison a platform to release some of t…

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It's a very entertaining package. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

Keith Thompson Band: Rosy Greer Review

Hailing from Cheltenham the KEITH THOMPSON BAND are International players. Keith Thompson, as a singer, songwriter fronts the b…

Keith Thompson Band: The Wiltshire Standard Review

KEITH THOMPSON'S new album Catch The Fire has been spinning non-stop on my CD deck since his showcase gig at Brewery Blues in C…

Stark: Sound on Sound Review

Stories From The Ground is characterised by extremely proficient musicianship and clever arrangements (it's all quite 'technical…

BB & The Blues Shacks: Blues & Soul Review

This German five piece's 12th album – seventh for this label - and they have been doing their blues-soul thing now for 25 years.…

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Keith Thompson Band: Blues & Soul Review

This is one of those albums that sneak up on you amid the mountains sat there ready for a listen and consideration for review, a…

Marcus Malone: Flyingshoes Review

Balancing almost perfectly the required swagger of blues and the necessary tenderness of soul, Stand Or Fall, the well-travelled…

Laurence Jones: Robin Review

Robin (Wolverhampton) gig review