Album review: Danny & the Champions of The World – Brilliant Light

“…a journey of searching, discovery, love and loss led by flawless musicianship…”

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Juanita Stein

“…her electric stage presence made every song compelling to the enraptured crowd…”

Album review: Worry Dolls: Go Get Gone

“The harmonies are sweet and controlled, the instrumentation is subtle. Lyrically, there’s space for nostalgia, regret, even wishful thinking – but not for settling”

ICMP Songwriters’ Circle: Americana Special with Ben Earle

April 3, 2017 Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush “I think we saved the best to last!”  London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is known for music education delivered by industry professionals, supported by liberal access to studios and and practice rooms. More than that, it offers students the opportunity to perform with and learn from…

Country to Country Festival 2017 – Friday

Country to Country Festival 2017 Friday, March 10, 2017 All Bar One, O2 London It must be exhilarating for an up-and-coming country artist to get a coveted slot at Country to Country Festival (C2C).  There was just one catch for the three bands who stepped up to the All Bar One stage on the opening night:…

Emily Barker & Pete Roe

The “new, new, new, new songs” are smoky and bold. Different, to be sure. But that’s Emily Barker, the folk-pop-blues-soul-Americana-country-rock singer, for you. She’s never been one to rest on her laurels.

Joana Serrat & StevieRay Latham

“Lonely Heart Reverb, which also opens the album, was simply breathtaking. It set the tone for a modest masterclass in what is possible simply with ethereal vocals, guitar and sensitive reverb…”

Applewood Road

“On a night of highlights, the first and last songs were exceptional. The set started with an cappella rendition of the song that started it all, Applewood Road, and ended with the beautifully bittersweet I’m Not Afraid Anymore on piano and guitar.”