Best Live gigs of 2017 — Chaz Brooks rounds up his top ten gigs of the year

10. The Fabulously superlative Marty Stuart, Cadogan Hall, London Supported by the Wandering Hearts and Walker McGuire, Stuart gave a majestic performance at London’s Cadogan Hall. It was a privilege to see this master at work and he showed his mandolin prowess with a stunning … Continue reading Best Live gigs of 2017 — Chaz Brooks rounds up his top ten gigs of the year

Interview: The Wandering Hearts — interview — influences — harmonies — Nashville.

Metallica is not what springs to mind when you ask The Wandering Hearts their influences. Chaz Brooks sat down with the band before a sell-out gig at the Borderline. Enjoy! Interview What’s the best thing you’ve done so far? [AJ] Oh my goodness, that’s really hard … Continue reading Interview: The Wandering Hearts — interview — influences — harmonies — Nashville.

Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 Album Review **** Rating

Chaz Brooks Chris Stapleton’s eagerly anticipated second installment of 2017 doesn’t disappoint. The album kicks off with a version of Kevin Welch’s Millionaire with Stapleton’s relaxed, languid style and Morgane Stapleton providing superb complimentary vocals. The first of seven original numbers, Hard Livin’ sees Stapleton in a country … Continue reading Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 Album Review **** Rating

The Texas Gentlemen Tour — Debut album TX Jelly out now

The Texas Gentlemen Tour — Debut album TX Jelly out now The Texas Gentlemen have a much-anticipated UK tour. Chaz Brooks will be reviewing the Bush Hall gig for BOON. Dates are: Weds 31 Jan — LONDON UK AmericanaFest showcase, Oslo Bar Fri 2 Feb — BRISTOL Thelka Sat 3 Feb — BRIGHTON Patterns Mon 5 Feb — GLASGOW Oran Mor Tues 6 Feb — MANCHESTER Deaf Institute Weds 7 Feb — LONDON Bush Hall Heralded as a remarkable live band, debut album TX Jelly was widely praised on its release via New West Records in late 2017, with Uncut making it Americana Album of the Month and 4* review … Continue reading The Texas Gentlemen Tour — Debut album TX Jelly out now