Blues

I Don't Know if I'd Be Here if Not for Music

Judith Owen | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I have very few "happy" family memories. The ones I do revolve around music and road trips with us all singing along to the likes of James Taylor. So when my dad passed away in 2012, I decided to make fantasy a reality and work with the same consummate players who played on those records.

The Best Music to Lose Your Job To

Grant Feller | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

A year ago I lost my job, felt sorry for myself for 48 hours and then got back on the bus and started my own phenomenally successful (almost) media consultancy. My latest playlist selection was, I thought, entirely random. But today I realised it's not - it's all about me. Or at least me and work - losing, winning and everything in between.

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Cat Williams | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

During February we can often feel low, the weather is dreadful and Spring might feel a long way away. What is the secret of feeling calmer and happier despite the trials of this time of year?

Sexual Ealing: Was Rock Music Born in London W5?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

What's the most important music venue or historic location in London? The pedestrian crossing used by the Beatles in Abbey Road? Or maybe The Sex Pist...

Little Barrie: An Unholy Trinity of Rock in Camden Town

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

As The Beatles' 'Tomorrow Never Knows' fades out over the PA, the feedback groan of Barrie Cadogan's Gibson splits the air, a white umbilical guitar lead coiling obscenely into the amp. Five minutes into the gig and the band has put a grip on a crowd who twist with delight in the dark womb of the club.

Foy Vance: The Soul of a Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Foy Vance stands out back in the yard of the Islington Assembly Halls and rolls a cigarette. It's two hours before showtime and he's in a ruminative mood. 'When I was a kid, singing was second nature to me,' he says, as we clink bottle necks

The Charity Busk: The Orange Circus Band

Lydia Hughes | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

THE BUSK is a music platform. It showcases music videos and profiles fresh, new talent. If you want to listen to sound played from the streets, you'...

The Hypnotic Eye: Under Their Spell

Jason Holmes | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The Hypnotic Eye make a photogenic combo, which may explain the evening's presence of several photographers who are eager to capture a band who look as if they've stepped straight out of the London of 1968.

The Cult of Clutch - Live Review

Amy Freeborn | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Amy Freeborn

Clutch are a special band. Their mix of blues-inspired hard-rock is so addictive, so groove-laden, that the room didn't stop moving all night.

Interview: A Conversation With Ed Jones

Clara Cullen | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Sounding like a young John Mayer with hints of Adam Levine, Ed Jones' debut album Going Places is a confident and brash affair. Effortlessly blending ...

Time for Revolution: Bibelots Join Emerging Icons and Dave Davies in the Campaign for Original British Music

Kat Jackman | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Your Sex Pistols and your Joe Strummers got things right, but these days it can be hard to come by a tune to entertain your brain as well as the temptation to dance.

Away from the Mainstream: Meet the Oxbow Lake Band

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

'We're a gigging band in Scotland,' Andy Clucas tells me. 'We started as an acoustic band back in the winter of 2007, and a lot of people told us we had a Dexys [Midnight Runners] sound, probably because our sound is...eclectic.'

Music From an Old Country

Tim Cumming | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Tim Cumming

When Dylan's Time out of Mind came out in 1997 you could tell it had a different kind of electricity; lightning bolts instead of dim bulbs. Such a turnaround in creative endeavour was a long time in coming, but you knew it would come.

Inspired By Olympics?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There will be few people today who aren't going to miss the feel-good factor of the Games. If you weren't moved to tears by the achievements of med...

Ode To Michael Bloomfield: Review of Blues At The Fillmore 1968 - 1969

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK
Benjamin Lazarus

History however is a cruel mistress, and occasionally people get lost in her vaults, ceasing to be recognised for their immeasurable impact and contribution to a particular field. Certainly in the case of modern day music, Michael Bloomfield is the epitome of this, and today his profound influence remains unknown and untold.

Jasmine Kara, the New Blues Sound

Jason Holmes | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

On a March evening in London's West End as a bitter wind swept through emptying streets, a coterie of men and women convened at the Borderline Club in the shadow of Foyles bookshop to pay respect to a burgeoning musical talent from Sweden.

Appreciate the Living Before It's Too Late!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 28.03.2012 | Home
Kamran Assadi

I encounter truly remarkable people in my life on a daily basis, people that inspire me with their values, morals and beliefs. People who always go the extra mile in everything they do, good people. These people are the ones I really appreciate, yet will they ever get the plaudits they deserve?

'Can I Use The Toilet?' Asks Mario Balotelli After Wandering Into School

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli shocked students and teachers when he wandered into a local school during lunchtime to ask if he could use ...

Lifting Holiday Spirits!

Jayne M Cox | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne M Cox

I've been prompted to write this as the slow return to Work, School, College and University begins and I keep hearing mention of the blues!