Blind Faith

Blind Faith – comprising of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker (Cream), Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech (Family) – was formed at the end of 1968 when Eric Clapton (ex-Cream) and Steve Winwood (ex-Traffic) were at loose ends after the demise of their former bands. They began to spend time together again (they had previously collaborated on…

Snakecharmer Album Review

Originally founded in 2011 by former members of Whitesnake – Snakecharmer is a super-group that is made up from some of the best musicians in this country – Micky Moody and Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne) and Chris Ousey (Heartland.) The band have now issued their…

Canterbury DARK DAYS Album Review

For those of us of a certain age – the Sound of Canterbury was progressive-folk in attitude and nature – it included the likes of Soft Machine, Caravan, Camel and Egg. But my auditory senses were awakened, disordered and disrupted – by the musical epiphany I felt I had – when I heard the Surrey…

MAGIC EIGHT BALL Album Review

Magic Eight Ball is an energetic power pop trio from Egham, Surrey – they have been relentlessly gigging and recording since around 2004. The band have made some notable live appearances across the UK and on the radio airwaves, and played on several national tours. Front man Baz Francis is every inch a rock star.…

Jealousy by THE TONIKS

Armed with catchy hooks and fresh, uplifting melodies, The Toniks are a promising new British pop band (based in Guildford, Surrey) – taking the industry by storm. Established in January 2010, this lively group of five members has raised considerable eyebrows on both sides of the pond! Their sounds are reminiscent of iconic mod, power-pop…

Interview with FIRST TO THE MOON

Woking indie-rock outfit ‘First To The Moon’ composed of Alex Pegg (on bass,) Christian Stefanetti (on drums,) Ash Prince (on lead guitar) & Anthony Cugulliere (on guitar & vocals) play songs like “Routine Love” with impeccable beats, shimmering guitars, clever layering and heartfelt vocals. They admit to finding inspiration from the likes of ‘Bloc Party’…

Brainchild Live Review Staines

At the Staines Riverside Club this week – the main concern for most residents of the Delta was that the mighty Thames was on the rise. Most people went over to the shore-facing windows at the club, at least once during the evening, to check out the waking Father Thames – as he progressively rose…