Maybe Fleetwood Mac will still be doing what they do 20 years from now. It wouldn’t surprise me writes Wrinkly The Silver. They lived through peak self-destruction, through the decades when bands were losing members left and right to the side effects of 20th century music culture, lived through the years when fame sounded a lot like a death knell. They endured more fractures in public than many people have to deal with in private. But Fleetwood Mac were lucky. They made it out.
You can read the remainder of Wrinkly The Silver's superb review here - in the meantime our Vid Of The Day is footage from the O2 Arena, London gig.
Chantel On Route 66 Tonight! 31 May 2015
Just a reminder that you can hear 2014 WRC Award Winner and BluesRockfest headliner Chantel McGregor being interviewed here on Pure Radio 107.8FM at 6pm tonight. Yes it's now just under five weeks to go so listen to Rory Auskerry's Route 66 show to find out what's lying in store on Independence Day! Tickets for Bluesrockfest at The Red Lion in Gravesend are on sale here for £15 in advance (£18 on the door). And if you don't manage to listen in tonight then don't panic - we will feature the podcast as Track Of The Day later this week!
Beale On The Blooooze Again! 31 May 2015
No live guests on our latest Blues on the Marsh Track Of The Day but as usual Kevin 'Marshman' Beale promises "a whole lot of that there Blooooze music!" A truly international show as always - most of which forms one new London band comprising French, Italian, Greek and British musicians - The Wang Dang Doodle! There's also Anne McCue, Billy Price and Otis Clay, The Black Sheep, Blues Engine, Bobby Messano, Charles Wilson 'The Crown Prince of Soul', Dave Hunt, Doug MacLeod, Guy Tortora, King King (pictured), Root Doctor, Sugarman Sam & The Voodoo Men, Victor Wainwright and The WildRoots, Magic Dick and Jay Geils - plus some classics from T. Bone Walker, Elmore James, Dr. Ross, and Larry McCray. Phew!
Rock And Roll! 30 May 2015
Was it a case of 'Dazed And Confused' or a 'Whole Lotta Love' as the WRC took in 'Hats Off To Led Zeppelin' at The Brooklyn Bowl last night under the the umbrella of the O2 Arena, London. The advance hype was not only were they the official UK No.1 Tribute to the Gods of Rock and Roll but are also the only Tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by Marshall amplifiers and they are managed by none other than Warren Grant .. for the uninitiated, his father Peter was Led Zeppelin's manager! Anyway for starters our Vid Of The Day is from last night's gig - but watch out for more pics and a review coming shortly!
Legends Of Rock! 30 May 2015
Saturday offers a plethora of quality gigs starting with our friends Nazareth who are playing Legends Of Rock at East End Park, Dunfermline alongside Big Country. Staying in Scotland, our old mucker Larry Miller (pictured) is not only playing the O2 ABC Glasgow tonight but is also playing Back Stage at The Green Hotel, Kinross tomorrow night (no doubt WRC member Keith Baxter will be ecstatic). Meanwhile at Camden Rocks, WRC favourites Eureka Machines (our Track Of The Day) are playing The Cuban at 6.30pm plus our friends Walkway are on at the Jazz Cafe at midday. Phew!
"Keep Rocking Girls & Boys!" 30 May 2015
Alternatively if you just want a night in listening to great music then tune in to Rock On The Ridge between 8pm and 10pm here tonight! Hosts Bob & Jules tweeted us on Thursday "Have a great show lined up for Saturday, more later. Keep rocking boys and girls @WRINKLYCLUB" - so there you have it - and if you want to help us increase our Twitter following to a nice round 500 then please go here!
Don't Keep Us From The Gallows Pole! 29 May 2015
Yes tonight is WRC gig night - all roads leading to the Brooklyn Bowl under the O2 Arena, London big top. It's the WRC's first visit to the new BB venue plus it's the first time we have seen 'Hats of To Led Zeppelin' - so we are eagerly anticipating a great evening. Give us a shout if you are going or if you see us there - in the meantime today's Track Of The Day is another HOTLZ acoustic track - the classic 'Gallows Pole'!
The Perfect Storm! 29 May 2015
Today's Video Of The Day is another Virgil & The Accelerators vid taken by Steve Borkowski at their Red Lion, Gravesend gig at the beginning of the month. Don't forget that is now just over five weeks to BluesRockfest at The Red Lion on Saturday 4th July. For ticket information on all the bands that are playing simply go here and remember if you are a WRC member just go here where you can not only get a £3 discount off your ticket but you can find all the other current members offers including Ramblin' Man!
Get Your Motor Runnin'! 29 May 2015
Talking of WRC membership - we can pass on a great offer with personal based RAC breakdown cover from just £29. This is a special offer for all our members as well as your family and friends, so please forward this on, as the RAC have cover levels to suit all needs, ensuring you’re prepared for whatever summer brings this year! To take advantage of this great offer simply sign up as a WRC member here!
Go Your Own Way! 28 May 2015
Yes Fleetwood Mac were back at the O2 Arena, London, last night on the latest leg of their 'On With The Show Tour' and our very own roving correspondent Wrinkly The Silver was their to witness it with Mrs. WTS in tow! What makes this tour all the more special is the return of Christine McVie, who has been absent from the band now for sixteen years, along with Stevie Nicks on vocals, Lindsey Buckingham on lead guitar, John McVie on bass and, despite undergoing countless band member changes over the years, drummer Mick Fleetwood has remained a constant. Fleetwood Mac have continued to share quality rock music with fans for almost fifty years now and their classic album 'Rumours' routinely creeps up in the ‘Best Albums of All-Time’ - so watch out for WTS's take on the gig over the coming days. In the meantime our 'Video Of The Day' was taken on the 2014 American leg of their tour.
Hats Off To Led Zeppelin! 28 May 2015
Officially our next WRC gig is the Foo Fighters in June - but hey, we couldn't wait that long - so we have sneaked in a bonus gig this Friday - our first visit to the Brooklyn Bowl in London! And it's none other than the Official UK No.1 Tribute to the Gods of Rock and Roll! Yes - 'Hats Off To Led Zeppelin' are proud to be the only Tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by Marshall amplifiers and they are managed by none other than Warren Grant .. for the uninitiated, his father Peter was Led Zeppelin's manager! Anyway give us a shout if you're going and in the meantime our Track Of The Day is HOTLZ's cover of 'Going To California'.
Get Stoned At The Eel Pie! 28 May 2015
We very much doubt that you will ever see them at The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, but tonight punters at The Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ will get a chance to 'Get Stoned' on two hours of nostalgia as The Rollin' Stoned play the best of '64-69'! The Rollin' Stoned have been endorsed by Keith Richards’ mother as ‘outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones’ and have also been described by The Times as "The nearest thing to the real article" and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Rolling Stones who booked them for the band's birthday! Doors open at 8.30pm and the music starts at 9pm. WRC members are reminded that they can use their cards to get discounted £11 admission.
Hard Rock Recalling! 27 May 2015
Other than seeing Bruce Springsteen live at Hyde Park in 2012 - another highlight of the day was catching South Carolina Rock band Needtobreathe earlier in the proceedings - and yes if you look carefully - they are actually on that Hard Rock Calling poster! Anyway the guys are back tonight at The Koko in London and our Vid Of The Day is dedicated to them - taken at The Borderline almost five years ago.
Chantel McGregor Radio Interview! 27 May 2015
If you listened to yesterday's 'Track Of The Day' (and if not - why not?) - then you would have heard Rory Auskerry mention that on his Route 66 show next Sunday at 6pm he will be interviewing BluesRockfest headliner Chantel McGregor! Watch this space for more details on Sunday and also when we make Rory's podcast available as our Track Of The Day!
Loose Moorings Left In Limbo! 27 May 2015
Well actually 'Left In Limbo' and 'Dunluce' to be precise. Yes today's 'Track Of The Day' is a couple more of Vic Wintergreen's live recordings of Loose Moorings awesome gig at The Red Lion, Gravesend at the beginning of May. Enjoy and don't forget the guys are returning to The Red Lion when they support Larry Miller on Friday 28th August.
Allez AC/DC! 26 May 2015
Hands up if anyone is going to see AC/DC in Paris tonight? The bad news is that the WRC won't be there - even worse news is that their American Independence Day Wembley gig clashes with BluesRockfest - but don't worry - Gravesend is going to be a blast! Anyway, let's turn back the clock to the last time we saw AC/DC just over six years ago at Wembley - when we took our life in our hands in the mosh pit - with our Vid Of The Day (we were just to the right)!
The Who Ramblin' On! 26 May 2015
And it will be exactly six years ago to the day that we saw AC/DC at Wembley when we take in The Who at Hyde Park in a month's time! Not only that, but exactly a month later, a healthy WRC contingent will be heading towards the Ramblin' Man Festival in Maidstone to see Greg Allman, Marillion, Ian Anderson and Joanne Shaw Taylor to name but a few on Sunday 26th July. GIve us a shout below if you're going to either!
Beck To Route 66! 26 May 2015
"I promised you some ZZ Top and I'm not one to make promises I can't deliver!" Yes with just one month to ZZ Top at Wembley thanks for the dedication on Sunday night's show Rory! Our Route 66 Track Of The Day also includes the latest release from Jeff Beck 'Live+' featuring four tracks from the ex-Yardbirds guitarist. There's also classic's from Derek & The Dominos, Oasis, The Beatles and Wishbone Ash plus birthday celebrations for Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and Noel Gallagher.
Nil Points! 25 May 2015
OK so none of us like actually admitting that we watch the Eurovison Song Contest - but hey - what's this - a host country band actually playing their own instruments? Surely The Makemakes from Austria were in with a sniff? The moral of the story I suppose is if you sound a bit like Coldplay, you wear a hat like that and you set fire to your piano then you are bound to end up with nil points! Personally I liked our Video Of The Day but does that you tell you more about my taste in music or Eurovision? The jury's out! And as for that UK entry ...... AJ.
Introducing ... Todd Wolfe Band! 25 May 2015
"Imagine some power trio mixed into a Texas Blues foundation and overlaid with trippy psychedelia - that's the essence of Wolfe's music!" That's what 'Hittin' the Note Magazine' wrote about the latest band in our 'Introducing ....' feature! Yes our Track of The Day' is the Todd Wolfe Band with Roger Voss on drums, Justine Gardner on bass and ex-Sheryl Crow guitarist Todd on vocals. The trio are currently on a European tour - tonight it's Germany (Klein-Erzgebirge e.V. Richard-Wagner-Straße 2Oederan 09569 - to be precise) where their new album 'Long Road Back' is available at all shows on the tour.
Board The Mule Train Tonight! 25 May 2015
If you're looking for a Bank Holiday gig tonight then you might be lucky and pick up a ticket to Gov't Mule's one-off show at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. The Southern Rock jam band will be celebrating their 20th anniversary by bringing their dynamic live experience to London, drawing on a repertoire of over 300 songs which makes every Gov't Mule show unique. And if you're going then give us a shout and let us know how it went!
Route 66 To Wembley! 24 May 2015
Exactly one month to go now until ZZ Top and special guests Thunder (see our 2011 High Voltage Vid Of The Day) play Wembley Arena. And the WRC are hoping to meet up for a beer before the gig with our friends from 'The North' including Route 66 presenter Rory Auskerry. Needless to say we tweeted Rory to request a ZZ track on his show tonight and he tweeted back "Just try and stop me!" So make sure you listen to Pure Radio 107.8FM here between 6pm and 8pm! And if you're also going to the gig then drop us a message below!
Ramblin' Man WRC Offer! 24 May 2015
Talking of High Voltage - if its successor Ramblin' Man is half as good then the Festival taking place over the weekend of 25th & 26th July at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, is a must see! And it's still not too late to take advantage of our offer to save WRC members the cost of their booking fee e.g. £5.50 on a £60 ticket. Go here for ticket information to see bands of the calibre of Scorpions and Greg Allman - then simply contact us below with your ticket requirements and we will get back to you. And it's also not too late to become a WRC member - simply fill out a form here and we'll subsequently send you a WRC members card.
JV Today At Tilfest! 24 May 2015
Tilfest in Tilbrook continues today with a performance from our ex-Argent mucker John Verity (our Track Of The Day) - with Bob Henrit and Jamie Mallender helping 2012 WRC Award Winner JV rockin' the afternoon away!!! So if you're in the Cambridge area either today or Bank Holiday Monday and fancy some live music and good food then why not get along and let us know how it went!
DS4 Rockin' In The Tavern! 23 May 2015
Still buzzing from last weeks album launch gig at The Borderline, London, the David Sinclair Four bring their London rock 'n' roll to the The Railway Tavern, 2 Station Road, Longfield DA3 7QD tonight. They will be playing a mix of classic covers and originals from their new album '4' between 9pm and 11pm. Admission is free and to get a feel of what DS4 are all about read their Borderline review here and have a look at last year's Bluesfest 'Vid Of The Day'. By the way the Bluesfest 2014 double DVD/CD is still available from our merchandise page here!
Marshman On The Atack! 23 May 2015
As promised our Track Of The Day is last night's Channel Radio Blues On The Marsh show. Listen to Marshman Kev Beale as he plays two hours of quality Blues including Mike Atack live in the studio!
Get Down To DeFest! 23 May 2015
First the bad news: there's no Rock On The Ridge tonight. However, the good news is that Bob & Jules will be at DeFest this weekend, the annual family music festival that is such an integral and successful part of the Caterham Festival! Again it's in the grounds of deStafford School in Caterham's Burntwood Lane, starting from high noon and going on until around 7pm. There also a barbecue, stalls, karts, a beer tent and of course Ridge Radio! For more info on Defest go here.
Moose On The Loose In London! 22 May 2015
The WRC caught up with our Canadian correspondent The Moose in a watering hole in London on Wednesday night. After a few beers we presented him with the new style WRC t-shirt which Moose is proudly wearing in the picture above. To commemorate our meet we dedicate our Vid Of The Day to Moose - One Bad Son - one of the many band's he reviewed during Canadian Music Week. Don't forget to follow him on his own excellent website here 'Danger Canadian Content'. And if you too would like to have a new WRC t-shirt then simply drop us a line below.
Richard Has The Blues! 22 May 2015
Joining Richard Dunning in the Croydon Radio studio for Blues On The Radio last Tuesday evening was Giles Hedley ahead of his gig with his band The Aviators at The Tuesday Night Music Club. As well as some live music and chatting with the band, our Track Of The Day includes the usual mix of brand new releases and a few you may know including the late B.B. King and Little Devils (pictured).
Marshman On Air Tonight! 22 May 2105
If you're looking to chill out tonight before a very busy Bank Holiday weekend then don't forget to tune into Kev Beale's Blues On The Marsh Channel Radio show here between 7pm and 9pm. And if you do manage to miss it - then don't worry - watch out for our Track Of The Day podcast in a few day's time!
A Game Of Two Halves! 21 May 2015
Remember we told you about our T.Rextasy Charity gig being up in lights at Charlton's football ground a couple of weeks ago? Well it's exactly half a year today till Wrinklystock 4 at The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, on Saturday 21st November. Not only that - but as of Monday over half the tickets had already been sold! Remember T.Rextasy (our Vid Of The Day) are the only band that is accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex - and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex and Bolan’s catalogue management! It's going to be be a sell out just like last year so don't miss out and get your tickets here!
Route 66 Has The Key! 21 May 2015
On today's Track Of The Day and the latest Rout 66 podcast - 17 year old Blues/Rock guitarist and singer, Aaron Keylock (pictured), joins Rory Auskerry for an interview ahead of his gig in Manchester as part of the Dot 2 Dot Festival this weekend. Rory also pays tribute to Blues legend B.B. King, who passed away on 14th May aged 89 and plays some of his best collaboration tracks with the likes of Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and U2.
B.B. At The Empire! 21 May 2015
As usual the tweet to the WRC was to the point: "@WRINKLYCLUB Next Thursday @TheEmpireThurs I will take a bigger look at my blues hero BB King on @MeridianRadio between 8 & 10." So there you have it - make sure you tune into Mike Bartlett's At The Empire Meridian Radio show here tonight!
BluesRockfest Sponsors Finalised! 20 May 2015
Less than two months to go now to BluesRockfest at The Red Lion, Gravesend on Saturday 4th July and we are pleased to announce that we now have sponsors for each band appearing as per our final poster alongside. Please feel free to use the poster on all your social media sites and if you want some flyers sent to you to distribute at any gigs you are attending then please contact us below. In the meantime for ticket information on all the bands that are playing at this year's BluesRockfest simply go here, watch our Video Of The Day of the Chris Walker Band (sponsored by LemonRock) and remember if you are a WRC member just go here where you can not only get a £3 discount off your ticket but you can find all the other current members offers including Ramblin' Man!
ROTR Defy All Reason! 20 May 2015
Talking of BluesRockfest, our Track Of The Day includes two bands that are playing at The Red Lion, Gravesend on Independence Day - namely Albany Down (pictured) and The Rainbreakers! Also on Bob and Jules' latest Rock On The Ridge podcast are Defy All Reason, The Voodoo Sheiks, Loose Moorings and of course some B.B. King!
Today's 'Track Of The Day' is a live recording of Loose Moorings 'Ride' performed at The Red Lion, Gravesend, on Friday 1st May when the band supported Virgil & The Accelerators. Engineered and mixed by the sound maestro himself Vic Wintergreen - we understand there is even more material to come. Also don't forget that Loose Moorings will be returning to The Red Lion to support Larry Miller on Saturday 29th August - ticketing details to follow!
Reach For the Sky! 19 May 2015
Our Vid Of The Day features Giles Hedley & The Aviators - namely Sam Kelly, Christophe Pélissié, Richard Sadler and of course Giles himself - who are currently touring to full houses everywhere. And there's a reason for that - they're amongst the most entertaining bands you could hope to see! So make sure you're amongst the audience tonight at Richard Dunning's Tuesday Night Music Club at in St. Margaret's Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3RB at 8.30pm.
Stick It In The Wrinkly Album! 19 May 2015
Talking of Mr. Dunning - the picture alongside was taken at last week's LIttle Devils' album launch and has been added to our Photo Gallery from the night. That's Richard at the back with Blues On the Marsh's very own Kev Beale far right with Devil's lead singer Yoka Qureshi in front of Richard. Not only that but if you go to the review here you will also have the pleasure of seeing Richard and Kev 'Dad Dancing' - we thought it was too cruel to make it our 'Vid Of The Day'!
Great Gig In The South! 18 May 2015
A small but appreciative Red Lion, Gravesend, audience were treated to not one but two great performances on Friday night in the form of The Rainbreakers and The Mentulls. The Rainbreakers, a Shropshire based 4 piece, influenced by classic artists such as Free and Jimi Hendrix whilst embracing newer acts like The Black Keys and Gary Clark Jr, recently released an EP 'Blood Not Brass' to rave reviews. WRC favourites The Mentulls were midway through their Spring UK tour and this week announced details of their highly anticipated 3rd album 'Reflections', produced by King King sticks man Wayne Proctor. The usual Friday night traffic on the M25 looked like it was going to cause the night to dissolve into chaos, however by pushing back the start times by 30 minutes, everything was able to proceed smoothly. I arrived just as The Mentulls were about to soundcheck so was treated to a 'sneak peek' as to what was to come and knew that we were in for a good night. With The Rainbreakers set up and soundchecked, it was time to kick off, albeit a little later than expected.
This was my first time seeing The Rainbreakers and I must say they were a great band, playing with style and enthusiasm, their original material fitting nicely alongside covers of Free's 'Fire & Water', Gary Clark Jr's 'When My Train Pulls In' and the oft covered 'Bright Lights, Big City'. These guys are definitely on their way up and we look forward to welcoming them back on July 4th to open BluesRockFest. After a short break The Mentulls take to the stage. Although the band had only played the venue six months previously, I was surprised at the change in the band. Guitarist Andrew Pipe's confidence on stage had clearly grown, throwing shapes all over the stage whilst pulling off breakneck speed runs and solos, Jamie Pipe played bass parts and juicy fills on his Hammond organ, while Nick Coleman has matured beyond just keeping the beat and at one point in the set gives Jamie and Andrew a well deserved break in the form of a drum solo. The time that the band have spent touring and recording the new album had enabled them to flourish into a slicker, tighter unit.
Throughout the night we were treated to tracks from the forthcoming album 'Reflections' which is released in July and the previous album 'Time Flies' plus covers which included Starship Troopers (Yes), Just Got Paid (ZZ Top/Joe Bonamassa), Red House (Hendrix) and my personal favourite cover of theirs which is a medley of Philip Sayce Instrumentals. The day was one of great sadness in music in that we lost B.B. King to The Great Gig In The Sky and Andrew dedicated the beautiful 'Reflections' (Vid Of The Day taken from previous nights Maltings gig) to him. On this track in particular, Andrew demonstrates that despite his young age (18!) he is capable not only of the searing, fast solos but also of showing restraint with unbelievable tone, you can tell that he really feels what he's playing rather than just playing notes. The emotion oozes out of every note and this track received the biggest cheer of the night. It seemed like the evening had barely started, but like all good things, it had to come to an end, but luckily those who were there were able to buy pre-release copies of the album and if last nights gig is anything to go by, the album is going to be immense.
On a personal note I would like to thank Vic Wintergreen for his sound skills, Terry Lee for having a gem of a venue, John Bull for the photos and both bands for giving it their all. If you get a chance - don't fail to see either of these great bands. Keep Music Live!
B. B. King RIP 17 May 2015
If a picture can paint a thousand words then today's Vid Of The Day must take us into the stratosphere. RIP B.B.
Cotton-Picking Kev! 17 May 2015
He's a busy man that Mr. Beale. Just a night after he was partying away at Little Devils' launch gig he was hosting another edition of Blues On The Marsh! Our Track Of The Day features special guests the fabulous Mississippi MacDonald and The Cottonmouth Kings (pictured)! Yihaaa!
Mentulls Roar! 17 May 2015
Similar to Mr.Beale - the WRC were out again for a second night in a row at The Mentulls/Rainbreakers gig at The Red Lion, Gravesend on Friday. Did The Mentulls roar as usual and had the rain from the night before subsided as support band The Rainbreakers (picture courtesy of John Bull) made their Red Lion debut? Watch out for a review, pics and possibly a vid tomorrow!
What A Swell Party That Was! 16 May 2015
"Thanks for braving the elements - luck of the Devils" bass guitarist Graeme Wheatley tweeted us the morning after the night before! Yes the weather was pretty crap as the WRC entourage got soaked walking along the embankment on Thursday night towards Tamesis Dock for 2014 WRC Award Winners Little Devils' album launch. The irony of the name of their new CD 'The Storm Inside' was not lost on us - but its recent critical acclaim was the carrot as we approached the Dutch Barge in torrential rain.
Needless to say the evening improved once we had a beer and Little Devil's came on stage earlier than expected at around 9pm. Another wry smile as they opened with 'Storm Warning' and despite a few sound gremlins - they professionally shrugged that off and then launched into the impressive 'Heavy Weather' (cue another wry smile) that showcased all elements of this four-piece band plus their originality with lead singer Yoka Qureshi playing both the sax and flute. The set list then correlated with the CD as they followed up with 'Wounded', 'Skin Sin', the very catchy 'Deep Inside' and 'Birth Of The Blues' - highlighting the musical (and personal) chemistry between Yoka and lead guitarist (and partner) Ray Qureshi. B.B. would have loved that one.
'A Long Time Ago' (see Vid Of The Day) introduced Graeme on vocals with Yoka complementing on flute, however, the driving force of drummer Sara Shaw as the spine of Little Devils really hit home with the ballad 'The Ghost Of Your Kiss'. Yoka's vocals were back to the fore on 'All About Love' and their single 'My Perfect You' - perhaps this was the perfect storm! The last track from 'TSI' 'Stand' was sandwiched in between Bonnie Raitt's 'Love Me Like A Man' and 'Orphans Of The Storm' from their 2009 album 'This Is How It Starts' which in hindsight was indeed prophetic given the quality of this latest release. Suffice to say those that had the pleasure of attending the gig had forgotten about the storm outside but had loved 'The Storm Inside'.
On Monday The Mentulls announced that their new album 'Reflections' is set for release on Friday 10th July. But before that you can see the guys live tonight at The Red Lion, Gravesend. They don't visit the South of England that often so make sure you don't miss them - tickets here are £6 in advance or £7.50 on the door. Support is from The Rainbreakers who will be back again on the 4th July at this years BluesRockfest and tickets will be on sale tonight for a special £10 as opposed to the normal advance price of £15. Anyway our Track Of The Day goes back to Bluesfest 2013 and the entire incredible Mentulls set. Enjoy!
Little Devils Storm Barge! 15 May 2015
OK the weather was pretty crap on Thursday night but 'The Storm Inside' actually took place at The Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, as 2014 WRC Award winners Little Devils officially launched their new critically acclaimed album. See our Video Of The Day which was taken live last night on the Dutch Barge and watch out for more pics and a review of the gig tomorrow. And if you were then please drop us a line through the contact box below. Proost!
All rivers lead tonight to Little Devils (our Vid Of The Day) and their 'The Storm Inside' album launch party at The Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, London, at 8.30pm. If you haven’t already secured a ticket to see the BluesRockfest band then simply go here and for £10 you not only get the new album but you get to hear the album played live as well! Not only that but if you spot anyone in a WRC t-shirt and say the password "BluesRockfest" then you will also be able to buy a ticket there and then to see Little Devils again at BluesRockfest at a special price of £10 instead of the normal £15! Therefore, we hope to see you later on the Dutch Barge where there will be some extra special guests on stage plus you can dance the night away to the soulful tunes of Penny and the Pounds!
#BluesRock! 14 May 2015
Yesterday's tweet by The Rainbreakers said it all "Only two days until we support @TheMentulls in @leosredlion Gravesend! Wall to Wall #BluesRock! RB @WRINKLYCLUB". Yes - tomorrow night The Mentulls make a welcome return to The Red Lion in Gravesend after two hugely successful appearances at our annual BluesFest. They don't visit the South of England that often so make sure you don't miss them - tickets here are £6 in advance or £7.50 on the door. The Rainbreakers will also be back again on the 4th July at this years BluesRockfest and tickets will be on sale on Friday night for a special £10 as opposed to the normal advance price of £15. And to give you a taster of what to expect we have made our WRC gigs Wrinklycast our 'Track Of The Day'!
DS4 Ahoy! 14 May 2015
If you don't have the sea legs and prefer a gig tonight on terra firma - then just across the Thames the David Sinclair Four will be playing the whole of their new album '4' in sequence at the Borderline. Guests include harmonica maestro Laurence Garman (ex-Yardbirds) and Scottish jazz songbird Lorna Reid who sings a duet with David on 'Coming Out of the Rain', a song which they wrote together. Doors are 7pm with Lorna opening the show at 7.45pm with a brief set of her Celtic country songs, followed at 8.10pm by the amazing harmony duo Morrissey & Marshall - followed by the main event DS4 at 9pm!
Moose On The Loose at CMW! 13 May 2015
"By now it was clear that a busy Cherry Cola’s was going to be packed for The Wild! with Dylan Villain (Lead guitar/Vox), Pistol Pete (Rhythm guitar), Lucas 'Boozus' (Bass/Vox) and & Rowdy Rick Riegs (Drums) from Kelowna, B.C. getting an enthusiastic reception." Yes Moose was let loose at Canadian Music Week which ended on Sunday and by the sound of his 'Soundtrack Of The City' reviews here - it certainly was a blast! Anyway to complement Moose's 'The Wild!' review we have consequently made them our 'Vid Of The Day'!
Introducing .... Angelflame 13 May 2015
You wait ages and then three come along at once. Yes our third 'Introducing ...' feature in as many days is London Hard Rock outfit Angelflame who are currently riding high in the top 40 of Reverbnation London Rock Charts! Founded this year, the band consists of Thomas Erbi - Vocals, Mark R. - Guitar, Joe Almolda - Bass and Arthur Grochowski - Drums. And with influences such as Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Europe, Queen, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin you can see why Angelflame are our 'Track Of The Day'! Also watch out for their gig at the Workshop in Shoreditch, London, on Saturday 30th May.
Better The Devil You Know! 13 May 2015
"You are transported back to the late 60's early 70's with songs that have more than a passing resemblance to Cream, The Doors and The Spencer Davis Group. Those influences added to the Joe Cocker vocals and you have a band that are more than just watchable as borne out by the very appreciative crowd who roared out for more even after an hour set. Normally an hour set by a support band would be drowned out by incessant chatter - not with these guys." Praise indeed - part of Wrinkly's Pearl Handled Revolver review when we saw them (pictured) support Slim Chance at The Borderline sixteen months ago. Anyway we're pleased to report that their third album is taking shape 'If The Devil Cast His Net' soon to be released worldwide in CD, MP3 and vinyl formats! Anyway click here to see a vid of the seminal track from the album - 'Absinthe In Adelaide'.
Rainbreakers on Route 66! 12 May 2015
With just four night's and counting till The Rainbreakers gig at The Red Lion this Friday - the band were featured on Sunday night on Rory Auskerry's Route 66 show! Our 'Track Of The Day' is also packed with new music with tracks from albums by King King, Whitesnake, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Samantha Fish, Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip, Beth Hart and as promised Aaron Keylock!
Introducing ...... Audial 12 May 2015
Introducing .... our Vid Of The Day and UK band Audial featuring David Domminney Fowler (2014 WRC Award winners Australian Pink Floyd, ex. Juice & Domminney), Dean Howard (ex. T'Pau, Ian Gillan Band, Bad Company, Toby Jepson & Air Race), Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd), Andres Luengo (Juice, Toby Jepson), Ricky Dean Howard (guest bass & vocals) and Sarah Bayley. They started recording in Rogue Studios, Germany, in November 2013 after David (pictured) made (and resurrected) some demos and played them to various musician friends - and Audial was born. Their album 'Perceived Through The Sense Of Hearing' including samples - if you haven't heard it before - are available here.
DS4 Taking It To The Max! 12 May 2015
There was an impromptu celebration yesterday when David Sinclair presented finished copies of the their new CD '4' to the album's producer Livingstone Brown and reggae legend Maxi Priest! Maxi contributed vocals to one of the album's standout tracks 'Down by the Canal'. '4' is now available to buy here and DS4 will play the whole of the new album in sequence at the Borderline this Thursday with guests including harmonica maestro Laurence Garman (ex-Yardbirds) and Scottish jazz songbird Lorna Reid who sings a duet with David on 'Coming Out of the Rain', a song which they wrote together. Doors are 7pm with Lorna opening the show at 7.45pm with a brief set of her Celtic country songs, followed at 8.10pm by the amazing harmony duo Morrissey & Marshall - followed by the main event DS4 at 9pm!
Introducing ...... Queen Bitch 11 May 2015
It's about time we had another band in our 'Introducing ......' feature and today we're delighted to showcase Spanish Rock and Roll band Queen Bitch who were formed five years ago. Their music is a mixture of genuine American Rock and Roll with Blues, Soul and Country music, giving an original, energetic and unique live performance on stage as today's 'Video Of The Day' testifies. In 2012 they released their debut album 'Come Hell Or High Water' and their second album 'The Soul Salvation' is due to be released shortly - further exploring the deep fusion of sounds of Queen Bitch!
Rock On The Ridge Salutes You! 11 May 2015
Thanks to Bob & Jules for their Rock On The Ridge Saturday night show tweet - "@HellsBelles_UK @WRINKLYCLUB we who about to rock salute you"! Needless to say today's 'Track Of The Day' salutes you guys for a cracker of a show including three tracks in a row from King King's (pictured) new album 'Reaching For The Light'. There's also Stillroom, Witchcraft, Rainbow and Alter Bridge - and yes we're sure that our ears will love you for it!
BluesRockfest Tickets At Mentull Price! 11 May 2015
In just five night's time The Mentulls make a welcome return to The Red Lion in Gravesend on Friday after two hugely successful appearances at our annual BluesFest and these guys are making waves in the industry and are undoubtedly going to play a huge part in the future of Bluesrock! They don't visit the South of England that often so make sure you don't miss them - tickets here are £6 in advance or £7.50 on the door. They are supported by The Rainbreakers who will be back again on the 4th July at this years Bluesrockfest and tickets for BluesRockfest will be on sale on Friday night for a special £10 as opposed to the normal advance price of £15 - what are you waiting for?
DS4 Back To Their Roots! 10 May 2015
Just a reminder that the David Sinclair Four will be playing a special hometown show at The Borderline, London, this Thursday 14th May to celebrate the release of the band’s new album '4'. DS4 were recently featured on Paul Long's Blues & Roots Connections - a radio programme featuring blues, jazz, soul, funk, blues-rock and other music and artists that have a roots music vibe. Also on our Track Of The Day are nominees for the Blues Awards which recently took place in Memphis including tracks from Elvin Bishop, John Nemeth, Eric Bibb, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Janiva Magness, Joe Bonamassa, Roick Estrin & The Nightcats, Robert Cray plus other news on King King, Boz Scaggs, Erja Lytinnen and Devenport!
Route 66 Reprise! 10 May 2015
Following our well documented 'Track Of The Day' gremlins on Friday - we thought it only fair to make the pucker link of last Sunday's Route 66 show including Royal Southern Brotherhood, Spin Doctors and Erja Lyytinen available here! Meanwhile don't forget Rory's show here tonight at 6pm including Ramblin' Man's Aaron Keylock.
Reaching Out! 10 May 2015
Talking of Ramblin' Man our 'Video Of The Day' is 2012 WRC Award winners The Pineapple Thief who are appearing on the Prog Stage on Sunday 26th July. And it's still not too late to take advantage of our offer to save WRC members the cost of their booking fee e.g. £5.50 on a £60 ticket. Go here for ticket information then simply contact us below with your ticket requirements and we will get back to you. And it's also not too late to become a WRC member - simply fill out a form here and we'll subsequently send you a WRC members card.
Hi Ho Silver Lining! 9 May 2015
Every cloud has a silver lining so they say. We had some technical issues with our Route 66 Track Of The Day yesterday and whilst we were trying to sort it out - presenter Rory Auskerry told us he was about to interview seventeen year old Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Aaron Keylock - and pushed a YouTube clip of Aaron our way. The rest is history and consequently the Vid is our 'Video Of The Day' and the even better news is that Aaron is on the bill at Ramblin' Man. He's also featured on Rory's show on Sunday at 6pm here with the interview to be broadcast the week after on Sunday 17th May! Phew - bring it on!
Devils On The Marsh! 9 May 2015
On today's Blues on the Marsh 'Track Of The Day' not only do you have BluesRockfest'sLittle Devils live in the studio but Kevin Beale plays some of the recent BMA winners in the shape of Bobby Rush, Keb Mo, Mud Morganfield, Elvin Bishop, Sista Monica Parker and John Nemeth - along with brand spanking new stuff from The Andy Taylor Group, Mississippi MacDonald, Laura B. Band, Martin McNeil, Baboon Blues County, Reverend Tall Tree and The Cottonmouth Kings - who are next Friday's live guests at 7pm here!
Live Canadian Music Week Stream! 9 May 2015
Yes it's Canadian Music Week and you can watch here tonight at 1am (UK time) live streaming of Canadian singer/songwriter Sam Olson's performance at Toronto's 'Johnny Jackson' venue. Lasting forty minutes, Sam will be covering a number of genres including Rock so we hope to see you on the viewers list!
Larry Let Loose Again! 8 May 2015
If you can't make Larry Miller's gig at the Borderline in London tonight then do not despair! Yes Larry is returning to scene of his 2013 Bluesfest triumph at The Red Lion, Gravesend, on Saturday 29th August - ticketing details to follow. Not only that but the impressive Loose Moorings will also be returning to support Larry on the bill. Larry's opener at Bluesfest 2013 'Still Ain't Done With The Blues' is our Video Of The Day and if there is a better opener than this to a set out there then we have not seen it! Oh yes - the DVD/CD is still available for sale here. Enjoy!
Route 66's Royal Spin! 8 May 2015
On this week's Route 66 Rory Auskerry plays new unreleased tracks from Royal Southern Brotherhood, Spin Doctors and Erja Lyytinen. Our Track Of the Day also includes Kenny Wayne Shepherd (pictured) plus Rory celebrates birthdays for Bob Seger, Alex Van Halen and John 'Rhino' Edwards of Status Quo. "Probably the best Rock & Blues radio show you'll find anywhere on the internet!"
Dutch Barge Launch! 8 May 2015
Just six days to go to the Little Devils album launch party on Thursday 14th May! 'The Storm Inside' is already well received and is being played on several blues radio stations ever since the album came out on May 1st. Anyway, if you haven’t already secured a ticket now would be the time. Simply go here and for £10 you not only get the new album but you get to hear the album played live as well! There will also be some extra special guests who will join the BluesRockfest band on stage plus you can dance the night away on a Dutch Barge to the soulful tunes of Penny and the Pounds! It’s a no-brainer really - see you next week!!!
Little Cracker! 7 May 2015
Today's 'Track of The Day' is a cracker of a show as Little Devils interrupted their tour to help Croydon Radio's Richard Dunning preview their new album - 'The Storm Inside'. As a taster of what's to come at this year's BluesRockfest, listen to band in the studio introducing their new tracks and giving the background on both the album and tour. Not only that but there's also the usual choice cuts from the latest releases in the Blues world!
Miller + Desperate Dan's Piece Of Eel Pie! 7 May 2015
You can get two slices of bands for the price of one tonight at The Eel Pie Club, The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ. Headliner Miller Anderson (pictured) is an outstanding vocalist and guitarist and an exceptional performer with a CV as long as your arm and has played with Savoy Brown, Keef Hartley and T. Rex in the '70's and is currently the front man for The Spencer Davis Group. Meanwhile support is from The Sensational Desperate Dan Band - a blues act living up to their name, fronted by Bob Brookes and assisted by Nigel Bagge (ex-Blues Corporation) and Jamie W. Robertson on guitars, Mick '88' Rose on keyboards and last but not least, Jim Bryan and Ivan Pledge are the rhythm section. Get on down for some good time soulful blues and rock 'n' roll! Doors open at 8.30pm and the music starts at 9.15pm. WRC members are reminded that they can use their cards to get discounted £10 admission.
Time To Go Mentull! 7 May 2015
No sooner has the dust settled on from Fridays Virgil and the Accelerators/Loose Moorings brilliant gig - we now move on to another blockbuster when The Red Lion, Gravesend, welcomes back The Mentulls on Friday 15th May. Support is from another up and coming band The Rainbreakers who are also playing BluesRockfest on Saturday 4th July. It is guaranteed to be another great night - so for more info including ticketing details go here! In the meantime our Video Of the Day is The Mentulls live at Bluesfest 2014.
Who Are You? 6 May 2015
Given that The Who played there in 1974 and 1976 - the WRC couldn't pass up the opportunity yesterday of putting Wrinklystock IV up in lights! Seriously if you look very closely at the right hand bottom corner of the Valleys big screen you will see our poster promoting our T.Rextasy charity gig! In fact yesterday's game at Charltons ground in South East London raised money for the very same learning disability charities we are supporting at the Mick Jagger Centre on Saturday 21st November. Anyway the bad news was that AJ's team lost 3-2 but the good news was that they raised over £2,500! As The Who would say - "Bargain"!
King King Album Launch Tonight! 6 May 2015
Coinciding with yesterday's news reaching Wrinkly Towers that King King's new CD 'Reaching For The Light' has reached Number One in the Amazon Blues Download Chart - the official album launch is actually taking place tonight at The Jazz Cafe in London! Anyway the awesome 'Rush Hour' taken from their new album is our 'Track Of The Day'!
Strawkites Moonlighting! 6 May 2015
The Strawkites hail from Canterbury, England, and have been on the WRC Prog radar for quite some time now so when we heard about their new video 'Moonlighting' it was a no brainer to make it our 'Vid Of The Day'. Duo Keith and Stewart who produce all their own songs are - surprise surprise - both big fans of Pink Floyd and have been writing and recording their own material for a number of years now and lately have been making their own videos. You can also download 'Moonlighting' for free here!
Storm Inside TNMC Tonight! 5 May 2015
Little Devils 'The Storm Inside Tour' comes to The Tuesday Night Music Club in St. Margaret's Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3RB at 8.30pm tonight. But before that the BluesRockfest band - who are our Video Of The Day - will be live in the Blues On The Radio studio with Richard Dunning here from 5pm. There will also be music from Larry Griffith, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, King King - featuring Alan Nimmo, Billy Hector, Poplar Jake & The Electric Delta Review, Mississippi MacDonald and The Cottonmouth Kings, Erja Lyytinen, Nice As Pie, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Samantha Fish, Giles Hedley, Wily Bo Walker & Ed Bradshaw, Benny Carr, Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers, The Boom Band and the Billy Walton Band! Phew it's going to be a busy show!
VATA Fallout Continues! 5 May 2015
The fallout continues from Friday's Virgil & The Accelerators/Loose Moorings gig with new pictures from Mr. Rockrpix himself - John Bull - here in our Photo Gallery plus here on Rockrpix's own amazing website. Not only that but Wrinkly has also chipped in here with another VATA video that has been added to our Video Vault!