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**Young British blues guitarist and singer Laurence Jones will represent the UK in the 2015 European Blues Challenge in Brussels in March.** The 22-year-old rising blues star beat two other acts in the finals of a nationwide battle of the bands contest, to win the chance to fly to Brussels next year to take part in the European Blues challenge. **FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE**

**ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD TO FAME STUDIOS WITH 2 NEW GUITARISTS!!** - CLICK HERE FOR INFO

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JOHN WILSON 24th JAN - click image for more details!

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

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ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION 'EXPOSED' PROMO

 

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

LATEST RELEASES

Vargas Blues Band: From the Dark

New 2014 release
Release Date: 30th October

Colosseum: Time On Our Side

New 2014 release
Release Date: November 2014

Dana Fuchs: Songs From the Road

New 2014 release
Release Date: 3rd November 2014

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

 

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7

IRE

Monaghan, Harvest Time Blues

                  Sep

8

UK

Edinburgh, Jam House

 

 

In November on tour with Samantha Fish and The Wheel

 

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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

 

 

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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

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
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LATEST REVIEWS

Colosseum: Blues in the North West Review

Reflecting on the past achievements of ‘Colosseum’ from the late 60’s until now, it is a great pleasure to review their new albu…

Larry Miller: Get Ready to Rock Review

‘Soldier Of The Line’ is an aptly titled, song driven album that taps into the unbroken spirit of Larry Miller.

Vargas Blues Band: Get Ready to Rock Review

It’s 23 years since Javier Vargas first announced himself to European blues audiences. In the interim, the Spanish rock blues gu…

Zoe Schwarz: R2 Magazine Review

Interview and review

Zito & Allman: R2 Magazine Reviews

2 reviews in magazine

Colosseum: Sunday Express Review

Newspaper Review of CD

Larry Miller: Bluesdoodle Review

The CD release date 10th November is the ninth Larry Miller album, with every track self-penned there is a control of the guitar…

John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizon: Liverpool Sound & Vision Review

For John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizon, Bus Depot Blues is a mix of inspiring greatness tinged with the cold harsh reality that li…

John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizon: Blues in the North West Review

Singer and guitarist John Cee Stannard was a member of the folky outfit Tudor Lodge, who recorded a number of John’s songs back …

Colosseum: Music News Review

Eleven years since ‘Tomorrow’s Blues’ and an incredible 45 since ‘Valentyne’s Suite’, Colosseum are still creating music and sti…

John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizon: Folking Review

From the Thames delta area of Reading comes the debut album by John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizon; a set of original blues songs w…

Dana Fuchs: Cover & Interview in Blues & Soul Magazine

Dana Fuchs featured on front cover of B&S magazine