That was the recent message from Blacktop HQ! Yes May saw the official launch of the new Blacktop Deluxe line up after some teasing, pre-launch and shots - mostly taken during their studio time in April. The signature brand of guitar-driven Blues Rock remains - with singer/guitarist Keith Howe at the forefront of the action but now flanked by another six-stringer, GB Bartlett, adding nitrous to the fuel line. So expect an added... dose of lead guitar when it comes to this year's BluesRockFest and the Blacktop solos! But this machine is four-wheel drive, and powering from the back is the new rhythm section of Jamie Fyffe on drums and Dean Kennedy on bass. Indeed, the new line up have not only already recorded a new single to be put out soon as a free download via the band website, but they have also been nominated in the 'Emerging Artists' category of this years 'British Blues Awards' - How cool is that?