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Gold Fever

THE MIGHTY BOSSCATS – GOLD FEVER The latest in a long line of albums by this prolific Essex blues fronted by singer and guitarist Richard Townend. This album was recorded at The Recording Booth in Suffolk with studio owner David Booth co-producing this all-original set of songs with Richard. This …

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It Goes On

THE MAGIC ES – IT GOES ON Rock ‘n’ Roll is a simple slogan but one that perfectly describes The Magic Es’ sound. The band, formed in 2014. Now, with a set of original tracks that range from anthemic rabble-rousers to acoustic foot-tappers, they’re unleashing their first album. In their …

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Lacey Street Blues Band

LACEY STREET BLUES BAND – COMPILATION A very welcome re-issue of this popular Ipswich group’s first and only album. Blues In the Night came out on vinyl in 1985 and got lots of airplay on Radio Caroline. The album was recorded at Ipswich’s Hillside Studios (now Gemini) and sold in …

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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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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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Mix’t Blessings

BARDS OF THE HEATH – MIX’T BLESSINGS In its first incarnation The Bards from Martlesham Heath near Ipswich were a duo with occasional gigs – John Goodluck on vocals, guitar & bouzouki alongside Jo Arcand playing whistle, recorders and doing some narration. The Bards were then expanded to a musical …

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I Can’t Stand Still

JACEN BRUCE + THE MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND – I Can’t Stand Still I Can’t Stand Still is dedicated to the memory of Newmarket-based Jacen’s hero Elvis Presley. Elvis passed away on his 11th birthday, the 16th of August 1977 and The King has had a profound impact on Jacen’s life. When he …

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Embraceable Ella

JOANNA EDEN + CHRIS INGHAM – EMBRACEABLE ELLA Saffron Walden-based Joanna presents a ‘labour of love’ album celebrating the music of her vocal hero Ella Fitzgerald. From the throw-away A Tisket A Tasket which brought Ella to fame in the forties with the Chick Webb Orchestra to later songbook album …

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Beautiful Dream

JAMIE WILLIAMS – BEAUTIFUL DREAM Born in Romford in the early 70s, Jamie knew from an early age that music had the power to move him, but it wasn’t until he immersed himself in the sound of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones & The Doors that he began …

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Piano Portraits

RICK WAKEMAN – PIANO PORTRAITS Norfolk-based Wakeman has recorded a full solo piano album featuring a varied selection of music including classic songs that he originally performed on. Bucking the trend of orchestral projects, Piano Portraits captures both the technical virtuosity and lightness of touch that have become trademarks of …

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Some Ol’ Day

RAG MAMA RAG – SOME OL’ DAY Formed in Colchester in 1991 Rag Mama Rag have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe’s finest country blues acts. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, the duo create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound …

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8 Hours

FICK AS FIEVES – 8 HOURS  Fick As Fieves are an indie-rock trio from Aldeburgh. They formed in the summer of last year at what started out as jam sessions in the basement and gigs at their local soon turned into crowds of hundreds turning up to see them. Towards …

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Little Things

ANIMAL NOISE – LITTLE THINGS Colchester Indie trio Animal Noise practice on a farm in an old converted milking parlour.  In the rural setting there is no one around for miles so the band have always been able to write together as loudly as possible and with no time restraints! …

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Almost Home

WHITE FOOT LANE – ALMOST HOME The core of White Foot Lane is Ollie, Phil and Jason who met in 2010 and soon struck up a friendship, sharing Phil’s passion for songwriting. Four years of recording, experimenting, crafting and then re-recording have resulted in this album recorded at Phil’s successful …

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About Time Too

HONEY AND THE BEAR – ABOUT TIME TOO Folk and roots inspired duo Honey & the Bear combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies. The multi-instrumentalist pairhave been writing together since early 2014, having met at a song writing event two years …

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Truth Be Told

BAD TOUCH – TRUTH BE TOLD Bad Touch are a 5-piece rock band from Norfolk who recently supported the Kentucky Headhunters on their critically acclaimed sell-out UK tour. Their second studio album Truth Be Told is out this month on Bad Touch Records. To dovetail with the album release, the …

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Raiders – The Anthology

CHASER –  RAIDERS – THE ANTHOLOGY At last, the music of Ipswich classic-rock band Chaser comes out on CD. The group were formed in 1980 and soon made a name for themselves on the East Anglia circuit with their original songs and powerful stage show. This CD on heavy metal …

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