When first album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’ debuted at the top spot on the UK Official Jazz and Blues Albums Chart last year, many might have thought it a mere fluke. But when the second album from Jeff Goldblum And The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, ‘I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This’, released on 1 November, repeated the same path as the first, people are sitting up and taking notice.
With their superb harmonies and virtuosic guitar playing, it was a real treat to see The 27 perform with Mud II at the Royal Albert Hall for Christmas Carols with Bloodwise on December 11th. The venue’s grand interior and esteemed history provided the perfect stage for the boys to show exactly what kind of performers they are.
Born in Australia and now based in the US, singer songwriter and actress Clare Bowen is set to release her debut album in the UK, ahead of her first ever tour in the country. The eponymous album will be out on August 31, and has been preceded by the beautifully crafted, ‘Let It Rain’ on 27 July, a showcase of Clare’s striking vocal abilities. The track was debuted on “Whispering” Bob Harris’s BBC 2 radio show in mid-July.
Adam Ant’s choice of support for both his North American and UK tours, Glam Skanks are no strangers to our regular readers. So it was bittersweet to read that original member and co-founder Ali Cat was leaving for greener pastures. It’s not all bad news however, as Vanessa Von Lust is taking up the mantle as lead singer of the glitter rock band.
Robert Plant’s had one hell of a career. Singing in the Sixties, he joined Led Zeppelin in 1969 and went on to forge a legendary series of albums with the band. While they were best-known for their heavy rock, drawing from timeless blues classics, they also turned out many a calming folk tune, often written in a cottage named Bron-Yr-Aur nestled in the heart of Wales. And the end of Led Zeppelin didn’t mean the end of Plant; in the years since, he’s not only endured but matured, broadening his body of work with elements from across the globe.