Canyons of My Mind, the latest album from Texan singer-songwriter Andrew Combs has received considerable critical acclaim. But could Combs replicate live the beautiful studio arrangements on the album? Between pre-show interviews (one to appear on this site shortly) and … Continue reading Andrew Combs. Review. Glee Club, Birmingham. 4th May 2017. Building Our Own Nashville.
When I write a gig review the support act may get a sentence or a namecheck, but often not if they don’t merit it. So when I went to see Paul Cauthen as support to Andrew Combs I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Paul Cauthen. Review. Glee Club, Birmingham. 4th May 2017. Building Our Own Nashville.
Photo and Review by Chaz Brooks As debut headline gigs go this was pretty special. A stunning performance in a stunning venue. The Wandering Hearts have been together for less than 18 months, have no recorded output as yet – … Continue reading The Wandering Hearts, St Pancras Old Church, London 26th April 2017. Review for Building Our Own Nashville.
Having been an admirer of Mark Reilly since 1984’s “Whose Side Are You On?” album, the one with Basia, Danny White and “that” song, it was … Continue reading Matt Bianco. Gig review. 229 London, 9th April 2017
Robben Ford is one of the leading blues guitarists in the world. A five-time Grammy nominee, he’s played with a multitude of artists, including; Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Michael McDonald, John Mayall, Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples. Born … Continue reading Exclusive: Robben Ford. Indepth Interview. Blues And Soul Magazine. KEEP RIFTING TO THE TOP
EXCLUSIVE: ROBBEN FORD INTERVIEW AND REVIEW OF 2016 UK GUITAR CLINIC In advance of his European tour of guitar clinics Robben Ford spoke exclusively to Chaz Brooks about his clinics. This is followed by a report on his latest guitar … Continue reading Robben Ford. Brief interview and transcript of a Ford Guitar Clinic
WORDS BY CHAZ BROOKS IMAGES BY GRAHAM WHITTINGTON + CHAZ BROOKS http://www.bluesandsoul.com/live_item/372/kokomo_empire_hall_graffham_sussex_10317/ Continue reading Kokomo. Gig review, Blues + Soul. March 2017
REVIEW by CHAZ BROOKS: Kokomo/Lem and the White Fire, Empire Hall, Graffham, Sussex Pic by Graham Whittington Chichester-based Lem and the White Fire normally perform as a seven piece but slimmed down to a duo to give fine support to … Continue reading Kokomo, Review – syndicated to six Sussex local papers
***** Courtney Marie Andrews, one of Rolling Stones magazine’s “ten new country artists you need to know” is the latest in a long line of talented American singer-songwriters to perform in Guildford. Andrews left her Arizona home at the age … Continue reading Courtney Marie Andrews, The Keep, Guildford. Surrey Advertiser review