Andrew Combs mesmerises London

***** Live Review JANUARY 29, 2019 The supremely talented Andrew Combs dropped an early contender for 2019 gig of the year at London’s Borderline club. Accompanied by guitarist Charlie Whitten, Combs featured four new songs and left his audience stunned with the sheer beauty of his performance. Whitten also acted as support with a fabulous solo set, including Marksman that he and Combs co-wrote, finishing with bringing Combs on stage to supply backing vocals for Virginia. Whitten played the bass on Combs’ 2017 European band tour. He had longer hair then and amused the audience by telling the story about how he had cut his hair for … Continue reading Andrew Combs mesmerises London

The Wandering Hearts Wild Silence Deluxe edition now available

The Wandering Hearts Wild Silence Deluxe edition now available – The band discuss new tracks JANUARY 25, 2019 Following the recent UK headline tour, including a sell-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, review here, The Wandering Hearts’ Deluxe Edition of Wild Silence is released today. Stream Wild Silence Deluxe here Purchase Wild Silence Deluxe here The deluxe album includes three brand new tracks: ‘Til The Day I Die, Run and Heart Stops Beating, acoustic versions of album tracks Wild Silence and Fire and Water, an alternative version of Wish I Could plus live recordings of Burning Bridges and The Wonder Of You from the band’s show in Memphis last year. The group’s debut album Wild Silence was released in February 2018. They picked up the … Continue reading The Wandering Hearts Wild Silence Deluxe edition now available

Sharrie Williams at London Blues Week *****

JANUARY 21, 2019 The impressive singer-songwriter Sharrie Williams from Michigan brought London’s 100 Club to life in London Blues Week.Supporting Sari Schorr and backed by her own guitarist and Schorr’s bassist, drummer and keyboardist on Hammond organ, Williams delivered a set filled with quality blues and soul. Kicking off with Hard Drivin’ Woman she moved helter skelter into the gospel classic Come Go With Me and a funky I Don’t Know What You Come To Do. The emotional Crazy For You from her Hard Drivin’ album and Out Of The Dark were standout tracks of the set.This was a soul blues masterclass from a seasoned professional. Williams showed her class and awesome vocal power on the slow blues The World … Continue reading Sharrie Williams at London Blues Week *****

Sugaray Rayford Live at London Blues Week *****

JANUARY 19, 2019 Texan-born L.A. Caron “Sugaray” Rayford blew London’s 100 Club away as part of the annual London Blues Week. Opening was renowned British singer Jo Harman, backed by keyboards and guitar, who went down a treat with the audience. The highlight of her set was a beautiful version of her brand new single Cloudy, the Average White Band super ballad, which is released today (18th January). “This is not a concert. This is a p-a-r-t-y” exclaimed Rayford. This was an exhilarating set of driving soul-tinged blues. Rayford, backed by a hi octane six-piece band (Alan Markel on bass, Lavell Jones on drums, Alastair Greene on guitar, Aaron Liddard on sax, Giles Straw on trumpet … Continue reading Sugaray Rayford Live at London Blues Week *****