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Santa Fe

SAM COE AND THE LONG SHADOWS – SANTA FE Sam Coe & The Long Shadows hail from the Suffolk/Norfolk border. They formed in 2015 when Sam was yearning to return to the country music routes she was brought up on. The band create honest, country songs combined with just the …

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She’s Got Nine Lives

CHRIS ROBINSON KING – SHE’S GOT NINE LIVES Cambridgeshire’s Chris King Robinson’s musical career may have started at age 9 when he got hold of his first Fender Stratocaster, but his love of the blues began at a much earlier age, growing up listening to guitar legends such as Stevie …

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Moment In Time

TWO COATS COLDER – MOMENT IN TIME It’s hard to believe that Essex quartet Two Coats Colder have only been playing together since 2011 but it is true. These musician/singers, each with their own extensive individual careers going back over decades, came together at High Barn, the renowned beautiful period venue …

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Golly…

I interviewed some members of the Suffolk Youth Orchestra last month for my Get Classical radio show – delightful, articulate, intelligent young musicians they were, with a golden glow that can never be found in a pot.  Nor from merely being young.  Nope.  These teens had the holy grail of …

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Jazz Musings

Suffolk jazz star Polly Gibbons is about to release a new album. The timing couldn’t be better as the Framlingham lass has been nominated for a Jazz FM award. Polly is up for a Vocalist Of The Year gong and must stand a very good chance of collecting it. After …

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Dreamy Psychedelic Joy

Sun Scream arrive in our live room. Bassist Tom treats us to the opening bars of Pink Floyd’s Money before the rest of the band jam along. I knew it already, but I sure as hell know now that we’re going to have a good night. “We came together on …

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Pulse at 17

The Pulse Festival turns 17 this year.  For humans, 17 can be a contradictory age – you’re expected to start behaving like an adult but are still prone to acting like a teenager; you can join the army, but can’t vote or legally buy alcohol; you’ve got a driving licence …

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Mouth of the Blues

This month the man once described by Mean Red Spiders frontman Mark Sharpe as ‘the mouth of the blues’ looks ahead to a gig in Ipswich that no fan of the blues should miss. Foz previews Irish singer Kaz Hawkins’ show in Suffolk’s county town towards the end of this …

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Brooks’ Blues

BROOKS WILLIAMS – BROOKS’ BLUES Cambridgeshire-based Brooks Williams is from Statesboro, Georgia USA (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell and his song Statesboro Blues), creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on both his blues and Americana roots. The resulting sound can be described as …

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Future Melancholy Pop Music

JOHNNO CASSON aka SNIPPET – FUTURE MELANCHOLY POP MUSIC Colchester artist Johnno Casson may be also known to many of you as Snippet, the funky folky wonky pop multi-instrumentalist, who has delivered an extremely well received range of vibrant releases in the last few years in the shape of 4 EPs and the …

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