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Johnny Sharp – blues/folk from S.W. England

Introducing Johnny Sharp a cut above the average blues As I began to start researching in earnest for this article I discovered a comment on Facebook that made me chuckle a bit.  Johnny Sharp had shared a link to my

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Lemonhaze – here’s a surprise, it’s a band!

Introducing Lemonhaze and learning something new in the process. When I discover a new band that I like, my first reaction is to Google the name and try to find out more about them so that I can tell you.

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Jann Klose – Grammy nomination for “Mosaic”

Stunning 2nd Album up for two Grammys   Jann Klose first came to my attention about four years ago when I saw him play a small club in the UK. His soaring vocals, inventive melodies and finely crafted lyrics stood

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Helghyer –

Lyrical mystical folk with a Cornish flavour Helghyer is a singer songwriter originally from Kernow, now based in Berkshire. Her music and lyrics are influenced by her Celtic roots but not in the stereotypical fiddles and bodhrans and shamrocks sense.

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Scott Xander Linn & the Broken Bottles

Folk rock blues from North Devon Coming up soon at my local festival. The Landmark Theatre has regular festivals throughout the year. October’s event is called The Folk and Cider festival, although they’ve promised to have at least some ale for

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The Howling – highly recommended London electronica/punk

Fourth heavy rock band in a row for this blog The Howling – with some influential friends. So just after I have finished my third article about a hard rock band, which was, I admit, a relief after writing a

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Defy All Reason – versatile rockers from Wales

Wrexham rockers defy pigeonholing The third band that stood out from my last session listening to XRP radio was Defy All Reason. The track played was noticeably Southern Rock, but I have been digging a bit deeper via their Soundcloud page where

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Man On Earth – Rockers from the Big Apple

Introducing “Man On Earth” New York hard rockers Another of three bands heard on XRP radio “tagged” show this weekend, that I decided to write about. Tizzy Shearer does a show where he plays every band in the chat box, plus

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Giskard – Metal-Electronica fusion from Lincolnshire

Introducing Giskard Another fruitful evening listening to XRP radio introduced me to three interesting rock bands. In the last week or so I have been mostly writing about singer songwriters and art rock. So I feel I am long overdue for

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Sam Dowden – sublime guitarist singer songwriter from Devon

Introducing Sam Dowden Another one from my local area and again someone who I have been meaning to see live, meaning to check out, meaning to write about, and yet just haven’t got round to it until now. North Devon

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