quinta-feira, 4 de junho de 2020

Jack Broadbent - Public Annoucement

Jack Broadbent - Public Annoucement - 2013

Hailed as ’the new master of the slide guitar’ by the Montreux Jazz Festival and 'the real thang’ by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past few years wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar playing, as well as his poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Born in rural Lincolnshire, Jack grew up listening to a diverse range of artists that included Radiohead, Robert Johnson, Joni Mitchell and Davey Graham. 

These acts influenced Jack’s distinctive songwriting singing, production and performance style, giving his music a depth and heart that defies strict genre. His live shows exude warmth, humour and an energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. Following a string of successful dates opening for artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Hallyday, Peter Frampton, Robben Ford and Tony Joe White, Jack has since headlined a string of international tours, playing sold-out shows in the US, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Canada. 

01. Been and Gone
02. Revolution
03. Jeffrey's Place
04. Limousine
05. What If I Only Had One?
06. Sold my Soul
07. Never Did Know
08. Evolution
09. Just Left My Girl
10. Luck of Love
11. Black Clothes


sábado, 30 de maio de 2020

Mike Gibbins - In The Meantime (Re-Post)

Mike Gibbins - In The Meantime - 2003

Michael George Gibbins (12 March 1949 – 4 October 2005) was born in Swansea, Wales. He began playing drum when he was fourteen. He played in local Swansea bands The Planet, The Club Four, and The Misfits before joining The Iveys in 1965 at the age of 16. A year later, The Iveys had moved to London and were touring the U.K. with David Garrick. Garrick had just had a hit with his cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Lady Jane” and needed a touring band and The Iveys got the gig. Another year later and The Iveys were the first artist signed to The Beatles Apple Records. By the end of the decade, The Iveys had become Badfinger.

Mike would quit Badfinger twice due to personalty conflicts with Tommy Evans. Badfinger had to replace Mike with Rob Stawinsky from the band Sky for one U.S. tour. Mike returned to Wales and recorded some solo demos in 1972 before being coaxed back to Badfinger.

After Pete Ham’s suicide in 1974, Mike returned to Wales and the Swansea music scene. In 1976, he joined Martin Ace’s band The Flying Aces and toured the U.K. In 1977, Mike would play drums for Bonnie Tyler’s hit song and album “It’s a Heartache”. Tyler and her band, including Mike, would tour the U.K. and Europe. Other sessions would follow for acts such as Digby Richards and David Tipton until Joey Molland and Tommy Evans called and asked him if he wanted to fly out to California and take over the drum responsibilities for the reformed Badfinger. As soon as Mike arrived he was thrown into the studio. The band was already behind in studio time due to delays with the previous drummer. Mike immediately butted heads with producer David Malloy and after a couple of days he was dismissed.

In the early 1980s, Mike would relocate to Michigan. He took part in a couple of Badfinger tours with Tommy Evans, including a disastrous episode where the band was stranded in Milwaukee for two months. In 1984, he did a Badfinger tour with Joey Molland. In 1986, Mike and Joey put together a new Badfinger band. Mike would tour off and on with this Badfinger band until 1990 when he would retire from touring.

In the mid 1980s, Mike would move to Florida; longing for warmth and sunshine. Mike was fairly inactive musically in the early ’90s. By the mid ’90s, Mike had a home studio built and had became acquainted with Rick Warsing, a guitarist who used to be a member of the touring version of The Archies. Mike and Rick would record Mike’s fist solo album, A Place In Time, which was released on Forbidden Records in 1997. Mike would follow up that album with several independently released discs; More Annoying Songs in 2000, Archeology in 2002, and In The Meantime in 2003.

On October 4 2005, Mike passed away in his sleep from a brain aneurysm. He was survived by wife Ellie and their sons Adam and David and son Owen from his first wife Gaynor.

01. In The Meantime
02. Band of Hope
03. Guillotine
04. Lean On Me
05. Tonite
06. Toadstool (Drum Solo)
07. Grace Under Fire
08. Heaven Knows
09. Come And Get It
10. Beat You On The Draw


terça-feira, 26 de maio de 2020

David Garfield & Alex Ligertwood - Outside The Box

David Garfield & Alex Ligertwood - Outside The Box - 2019

David Garfield
David Garfield’s mission statement is “I make music.”  And “make music” he does, as a world-renowned keyboard artist, producer, and composer. Be it jazz, rock, funk, or world beat – he is the creative force behind the production of many internationally acclaimed recordings.

David started his career with jazz greats such as Willie Bobo, Freddie Hubbard, and Tom Scott in the 70’s. After being on the L.A. scene for several years, he moved into the vast studio world and earned a reputation for fine craftsmanship and versatility. This work led to composing opportunities for television, film, and commercials (NBC / Disney / Nippon Television /
RTL Germany).

His first international release on Creatchy Records, “Tribute to Jeff,” featured 78 musicians and artists including Don Henley, Eddie Van Halen, Michael McDonald, and Richard Marx, a virtual who’s who in the music industry.

Garfield continues to have ongoing music relationships with George Benson (he is frequently Benson’s Musical Director), Boz Scaggs, and Natalie Cole. Over the years, he has recorded with Cher, Spinal Tap, The Rippingtons, Ratt, Larry Carlton, and Smokey Robinson and has performed live with Michael Bolton, The Blue Brothers, Brenda Russell, and Rick Braun to name a few.

Alex Ligertwood
There’s something deep in the soul of Scotland that produces great blues and R&B singers. Some of wold’s top vocalists over the years, from Rod Stewart to Maggie Bell to Santana’s lead vocalist Alex Ligertwood, have come out of that musically fertile land.

One of the first to spot Ligertwood’s big soulful voice was Jeff Beck. He promptly made Ligertwood lead vocalist for the Jeff Beck band in the early seventies. Next up was a stint with another legendary British band, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express. Alex recorded four albums with Auguer’s jazz-rock unit, delivering scorching vocals, playing rhythm guitar, as well as co-writing the albums with Brian Auger.  During the same period, Ligertwood performed and recorded with fellow Scottish soul-mates, the Average White Band. His lead vocals are featured on three Average White Band recordings.

In the late seventies, Ligertwood served as vocalist/guitarist and co-writer with Narda Michael Walden Band before joining Santana in 1979. It has proven to be an ideal match. Ligertwood brings a vocal intensity that feeds the volcanic playing of Carlos Santana. He has recorded and co-wrote eight albums for Santana.

His vocal talents have also been featured with Spyro Gyra, Ben E. King, Didier Lockwood, Carly Simon, The Dixie Dreggs, Michelle Colombier, Pat Simmons of the Dobbie Brotheres, Jeff Lorber, and many others.

01. Winning
02. Let's Stay Together
03. Keep the Faith
04. Waiting as Fast as I Can
05. I Put a Spell on You
06. Gotta Make a Change
07. Strawberry Fields Forever


sexta-feira, 22 de maio de 2020

Brian Howe - Diversity

Brian Howe - Diversity - 2006

Brian Anthony Howe (22 July 1953 – 6 May 2020) was an English rock singer and songwriter, best known for replacing Paul Rodgers as the lead vocalist of Bad Company. Howe's career was jump-started in 1983 when Ted Nugent recruited him to handle lead vocals for his Penetrator album and front its subsequent world tour.

Howe joined Bad Company in the 1980s, replacing original member Paul Rodgers on lead vocals. In October 1986, Howe and original members Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke released "Fame and Fortune." 

01. How Are You ?
02. Steppin' Out
03. Piano At The Dump
04. Longshot
05. Dancer
06. The Kill
07. Ogeedankee
08. New Math
09. The Constitution
10. Come To Me
11. Balls To The Wall
12. Sanibel
13. Jazz
14. It's Never Over