BETH ROWLEY IS BACK WITH NEW EP - WRETCHED BODY - OUT JULY 8TH
Beth Rowley is known for her rich soulful voice and love of Blues and Gospel. Following the success of her UK top 10 album ‘Little Dreamer’ in 2008, for which she was nominated a Brit Award, she’s now back after working on new material – a trio of EPs, the first ‘Wretched Body’ out 8th July.
Beth says, “I lived back in Bristol for 2 years, then London for past 2 years. I decided to get off the treadmill and to write and record new material on my own terms, regardless of however long it took. I’ve had the privilege of writing with some amazing writers, and musicians as well as developing my own sound and defining what I want it to be. I’m here again now and I’m very happy with the music I’ve been making and am excited and ready to get it out there.”
The period since Little Dreamer has been Beth’s film debut with the release of Oscar-winning Brit flick, An Education, starring Carey Mulligan. Beth’s cameo role as the nightclub singer received rave reviews as did her theme song You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger.
Beth has appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including Burt Bacharach at the Electric Proms, David Arnold and as Angelo Badalamenti's personal guest at Ghent film Festival. Beth also performed at Willie Nelsons 4th July Back Yard Festival in Austin alongside Ray Wylie Hubbard.
Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide, Kat & Co, Northsyde, Babajack, Blues Boy Kings, Paddy Maguire Band, The Untouchables, Jules Carter Trio, Delta Echoes, Poplar Jake, Marcus Lazarus Band...... plus others Welcome to the inaugural Bushey Blues Festival Set in a converted church, we present a whole weekend of the best Blues and Blues/Rock artists on the scene today. 12 bands over 2 days, on-site bar and plenty of local amenities in this easily-accessible Hertfordshire location.
No tribute bands, no cover bands, just fresh and original bands and solo acts representing the very best in blues, soul, rock and all points in between.
A limited capacity venue means this is ticket only, and will be a premier event on the Blues festival calendar this year.
Organised in conjunction with the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival, voted 'Best Blues Festival 2012' you can be assured of the highest calibre acts and value for money. Early booking is highly recommended ...
1. Dance A La Negres 2. Boogie For Tuts 3. Dorothy 4. Booker Medley 5. Sunny Side Of The Street 6. Radiatin' the 88s 7. Tipitina 8. Pops Dilemma 9. Dr. James 10. Blueberry Hill 11. Booker's Bounce 12. A Taste Of Honey
Pre-Order the forthcoming album "From The Delta To The Docks" at a special price, SIGNED, with free postage! The minute it's pressed, it's in the post to you! APRIL 20TH www.poplarjake.com
JJ GREY & MOFRO SET TO RELEASE 6TH STUDIO ALBUM THIS RIVER APRIL 16, 2013 AND TOUR ANNOUNCE!
JJ Grey & Mofro will release THIS RIVER on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. This is Grey's seventh album and his first studio album since 2010's acclaimed Georgia Warhorse. THIS RIVER, like his previous releases, was produced by Grey and Dan Prothero, and recorded at Retrophonics Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida, with additional recording done in Grey's home studio, known as "The Egg Room." "Many of the new songs," says Grey, "are about being your own worst enemy, and about normal folks pushing themselves over the edge." Grey's lyrics and slice-of-life scenarios are filled with honest detail, helping to bring his emotionally complex characters to life in songs including Somebody Else, 99 Shades Of Crazy, The Ballad Of Larry Webb and This River. "I see a little bit of myself in these songs," Grey states. "The difference is in the choices people make." His gritty vocals and punchy horn arrangements add even more depth to the lyrical album. Grey's fervent delivery and the expert musicianship of the band pull the listener deep inside each track, making THIS RIVER a deeply moving and engaging musical statement. "I took my time and I'm happy for it," says Grey. For THIS RIVER, Grey brought the whole band in to the studio and cut most of the tracks live. To JJ, the result was a bit more like their live show. "It adds so much more to the dynamic of a recording. It's so different when you get to play off each other rather than overdub each track," says Grey. JJ Grey & Mofro will appear at SxSW in Austin, Texas in March and then head out on a massive cross-country tour. JJ Grey & Mofro have been road-testing the new songs at sound-checks for a while now, and they're ready to hit the ground running. "This time around there's no learning curve," he says. "We'll be ready from the git-go."
Initial tour dates are as follows: UK DATES 3 Jul - Sheffield The Greystones 4 Jul - Bury The Met 5 Jul - London The Garage
VOODOO SIX ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH IRON MAIDEN AND NEW ALBUM RELEASE
British rockers VOODOO SIX are excited to announce they will release new album 'Songs To Invade Countries To' worldwide on April 29 via Universal Music, before embarking on the biggest tour of their career so far as main support to metal legends IRON MAIDEN on their European dates.
'Songs To Invade Countries To' will consist of 11 tracks mixed by Tony Newton & Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Enter Shikari, Therapy?) and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris).
The album release will be preceded by the release of brand new single 'Sink Or Swim' on March 4.
Voodoo Six will join Iron Maiden in Portugal for their European summer tour dates, heading through Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Poland and Sweden. The band has already been announced for major summer festivals such as Sonisphere Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), Sonisphere Italy and Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)- with many more yet to come.
Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris comments: "I've been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now and they've produced a cracking new album with real promise. It's great to support true British up and coming talent such as theirs and it'll be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour."
Voodoo Six vocalist Luke Purdie adds: “This is a huge deal for us and an amazing opportunity to support arguably the most iconic band in metal history. We came up with the album title ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’ ages ago since we’ve been wanting to get our music across to European shores for a long time - but it’s been made a reality now that we’ve been chosen to support Iron Maiden on these dates. It’s going to be a very exciting year!”
Prior to their dates with Iron Maiden, Voodoo Six will also be heading out on a run of headline UK club shows throughout March and April.
'Songs To Invade Countries To' Track-listing:
1. Falling Knives 2. All That Glitters 3. Lead Me On 4. Sink Or Swim 5. You Don’t Know 6. Your Way 7. Sharp Sand 8. Stop 9. Brick Wall 10. Waiting In Line 11. Higher Ground
Part of the Iron Maiden/Voodoo Six European Tour
19 Jun - 7:00 pmHamburg O2 World Hamburg, Germany 21 Jun - 2:00 pm Graz Seerock Festival Graz, Austria 22 Jun - 7:00 pm Zurich Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland 25 Jun - 7:00 pm Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Holland 27 Jun - 3:00 pm Topfest Piestany, SLOVAKIA 92101 29 Jun - 5:00 pm Singen-Aach Open Air ArenaSingen-Aach, Germany 30Jun - 2:00 pm Graspop Festival Dessel, Belgium
03Jul - 7:00 pm Atlas Arena Lodz, Poland 04Jul - 7:00 pm Ergo Arena Gdansk, 06Jul - 5:00 pm Open Air an der KöPi-Arena Oberhausen, Germany 10Jul - 7:00 pm Malmo Stadium Malmo, Sweden 13Jul - 7:00 pm Friends Arena Stockholm, Sweden 24Jul - 5:00 pm Piata Constitutiei Bucharest, 26Jul - 12:00 am BJK Inonu Stadium Istanbul, Turkey Beşiktaş 34357 29Jul - 7:00 pm Synot Tip Arena Prague, CZECH REPVladivostocká 1460/10b, 100 00 Prague 31Jul - 7:00 pm Zagreb Arena Zagreb, CROATIA