King King announce American Blues Rock vocalist Sari Schorr will be special guest

King King are pleased to announce that American Blues Rock vocalist Sari Schorr will be special guest on their January/February 2019 UK Tour. The 10-date tour will take in amongst others, Nottingham Rock City (January 31), London Koko (February 7) and Glasgow O2 Academy (February 17). Tickets are available via www.kingking.co.uk/tour

 

Having played over 20 festivals this summer, last week the band finished the UK leg of their special guest slot on Europe’s Tour The Earth European 2018 tour and are currently touring the mainland leg of the tour.

 

On 19th May 2018, King King won three prestigious awards at the UK Blues Awards including Blues Band of the Year, Blues Songwriter of the Year (Alan Nimmo) and Blues Album of the Year (Exile & Grace).

 

King King took their pedigree to a next level with the release of their fourth studio album “Exile & Grace”. Released in October 2017 via Manhaton Records, the album featured the singles (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Long Time Running and Broken which became popular on Planet Rock and other rock radio stations.  The album scored a Top 40 hit in the Official UK Album Charts.

Ben Poole announces a second leg of his “Anytime You Need Me” Tour

Following the release of his latest studio album Anytime You Need Me and the following tour, international Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer and songwriter Ben Poole is happy to announce a second leg of his Anytime You Need Me Tour in February 2019. The tour kicks off on Thursday 31st January at The Maltings in Farnham and finishes on Saturday 16th February at The Leopard in Doncaster. Tickets for all concerts can be booked from http://benpooleband.com/live.

 

Anytime You Need Me was recorded at Superfly Studios in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire produced by Wayne Proctor. “It was an absolute joy to work again with Wayne,” says Ben. “He has a great ear and knows me well as an artist, and the result is amazing.”

 

The new studio album marks a point in Ben’s career where he feels he’s really found himself as an all-round guitarist, singer and song-writer. The best representation on a studio record so far of the attitude, energy and excitement that he brings to his live shows. The album is a melting pot of rock, blues and soul but with a pop sensibility in the songwriting allowing it to feel accessible throughout. The overall sound showcases a lot of grit and a swagger, with special emphasis on guitar tones and instrumental performances from everyone who played on the album.

 

On Anytime You Need Me, Ben was ready to do something harder hitting and more guitar based than his previous album, Time Has Come. The main focus was still on writing great songs but with far more focus on Ben as an artist. He kept the team small and avoided having too much outside influence on the direction of the music. Ben co-wrote the album with his two writing partners, Wayne Proctor and Steve Wright.

Ben Poole, live at the Beaverwood copyright Mark Hughes

The Maltings, Farnham Thursday 31 January
The Robin 2, Bilston Wednesday 6 February
The Flowerpot, Derby Thursday 7 February
New Crawdaddy Blues Club, Basildon Friday 8 February
The Haven Club, Oxford Wednesday 13 February
Bootleggers, Kendal Thursday 14 February
Moon On The Water, Cleethorpes Friday 15 February
The Leopard Club, Doncaster Saturday 16 February

ELECTRIC MARY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘MOTHER’

Australian rock band Electric Mary announce the release their new studio album ‘Mother’ on Friday 15th February via Listenable Records. The album features the single ‘Woman’. They’ve been around for 10 years and their fourth studio album promises to be as ground-breaking as the band’s previous albums.

 

The five-piece have become globally renowned for their explosive brain-bending live performances and at home in Australia are regarded as one of, if not the best live bands in the country. At home in Melbourne, the band has held their own while sharing the world’s stages with some of the most revered names in hard rock. Whitesnake took them on the road, Judas Priest asked them to support, Deep Purple had them in stadiums. Kiss, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Def Leppard all followed and even after 10 years on the road Electric Mary continue to impress rock music fans and media across the planet.

 

The new album follows the previous milestone album ‘III’, released in 2011, and deemed as “mandatory for every Classic Rock reader to own” by Classic Rock Magazine. Rocktopia concluded that “’III’ keeps up Electric Mary’s high standards and is an album that deserves to see them make the next step into the big boys’ playground.”

 

Frontman Rusty Brown about ‘Mother’: “Music has always had something to say when it comes to relationships. This is 2.30 minutes of rip-roaring rock that delivers the punchline.”