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Big Rude Jake is a Canadian lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences. Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, Big Rude Jake is especially drawn to the roots of American music. You’ll hear blues, jazz, swing, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and fingerpicking ragtime guitar. Add a sharp wit, a little cabaret and some punk attitude, and you’ve got Big Rude Jake.
Dirty. Sexy. De Wallen. De Wallen is a five-piece old school Rock & Roll band from South Africa. Born in Northern suburbs of Cape Town and bred and now based in Stellenbosch. The band takes its name from the infamous red light district in Amsterdam.
We congratulate Dudley Taft with his 4th Hit-Tracks Top 100 Number One Award for the “Live In Europe” version of ‘Broken Down’. It is originally a track of the alWe congratulate Dudley Taft with his 4th Number One Award for the “Live In Europe” version of ‘Broken Down’. It is originally a track of the album “Left For Dead” (2011). The other three #1 smashes were ‘Red Line’ (2014), ‘Skin and Bones’ (2015) and ‘Lonesome Memphis Blues’ (2016).bum “Left For Dead” (2011). The other three #1 smashes were ‘Red Line’ (2014), ‘Skin and Bones’ (2015) and ‘Lonesome Memphis Blues’ (2016).
Mark Harrison’s unique songs are attracting a lot of attention and he has established a growing reputation for the individuality of his music. He takes elements of blues and folk, adding his own twist to produce something totally original. His music, with its memorable tunes and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds and ages. Go here to bandpage.
Initially formed in the late 1970’s, combining folk, rock and jazz players from the Glasgow music scene, New Celeste created controversy at that time with their rock and jazz treatments of traditional music and their fast and furious stage act.
New Celeste just released a brand new CD through Park Records called ‘A Perfect Sky’. This CD breaks all the rules about what a celtic/rock band should be and features the hit single ‘Such a Lovely Day’.
Tommy Z is a contemporary blues guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer from Buffalo, NY who has been described as a “blues treasure” by legendary 97 Rock/WBFO disc jockey Jim Santella, and “one of WNY’s best kept secrets” by Sarah French, Blues Matters Magazine. He is a guitar-driven electric blues-based stylist onstage, but in the studio Tommy composes a variety of music. So while well experienced and studied in traditional blues, jazz and rock styles, Tommy is an artist who puts that soulful blues feeling into all the different styles he plays. He’s been been recognized with numerous awards over the years, including being voted Top Blues Vocalist in Western New York 2003/2004/2006, Top Blues Guitarist 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006 and his band has won the Top Blues/Crossover Blues Band categories 1994, 2005, 2006, and was honored with the Muddy Waters Award for “Artist of the Year” by the Blues Society of WNY in 2004. In 2007 Tommy was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, recognizing him alongside some of the best talent to ever come out of WNY (and also making him ineligible for any more music awards!). He has had the opportunity to perform with/or co-bill with some of the worlds’ top artists in the blues/rock genre including: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jeff Healey, Colin James, Roomful of Blues, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Peter Frampton, Carey Bell and many more including a tour backing up Grammy-winning blues legend Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters Band). Check for more info and audio his band-page!
Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper — known in the music world simply as “Harper” — creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper possesses a strong, resonant voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. By combining traditional and modern influences, borrowing from Western and World music, Harper has created a highly original take on the roots genre which many have labeled “World Blues”. A rich musical stew of ‘50s rhythm and blues, a ‘60s message of love and unity, and ‘70s funky soul, stirred up with masterful harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo, served up in a feast of timeless mystery. His innovative use of electronic enhancement and feedback, breaks the traditional boundaries of the harmonica, giving his music its distinctive harmonics and effects. The powerful guitar sounds and the unique drone of the didgeridoo create raw yet eerie sonic textures, some how sounding primal and contemporary at the same time. The new album “Show Your Love” is #6 in Billboard Blues Chart. Track ‘Hell Yeah’ is charted in Hit-Tracks Top 100. More info on BAND-PAGE.
Finnish guitar wizard Jartse Tuominen is not only an exceptionally talented musician but also an ingenious composer and a devoted producer with style and sophistication. His band Jartse Tuominen Group, is formed of the best Finnish musicians. Jartse´s music is instrumental rock with a jazzy flavor.
“How to describe his music? Let´s assume that Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Al Di Meola, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan and Jaco Pastorius were in the audience at a Jartse Tuominen gig. They would certainly recognize aspects of their own music, but they would not be able to keep their butts on the bench.” (Guitar Nine News)
Jartse Tuominen released his fifth solo album “Untold Stories” in Finland on February 19th 2016 and in other European countries & Japan on March 18th 2016. The US & Canadian street date is April 8th. The tour starts from Finland in February and continues to Germany and USA in the spring. Music video “Time to Go” from Untold Stories was released in January 2016 and will be distributed worldwide.
With a voice and classic writing style reminiscent of torch singers past, Kareña can belt out those blues or sizzle with smoky jazz vocals. Hailing from the north of England originally, Kareña came up through the big band scene there before embarking on what became an international music career that has taken her far and wide. She is currently working on her solo album and warming up the new line up. Kareña is also involved in multiple recording projects with Wily Bo Walker, including ‘Moon Over Indigo’, WBW’s solo album, which involves some of the finest musicians from across the globe released September 2015. Track ‘Long Way To Heaven’ was runner up in the final nominations for the 2015 British Blues Awards for Best Blues Song.
Midnight Walk and Temptation Eyes, début tracks from her forthcoming solo album, produced by Wily Bo Walker, are currently on release. More to come in 2016 including live shows with her own band. Check band-page!