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Albert Hammond, Mungo Jerry, The Bacon Brothers, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Mick Fleetwood, Nils Lofgren, Midge Ure, Steven Seagal, Rick Vito, Lee Rocker, Roger Chapman, Paul Brady, Colin Hay, The Blues Band, Donnie Munro and many more.

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Joan Armatrading

10th September 2008

3 times Grammy Nominated , JOAN ARMATRADING has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham. With 19 stunning albums to her credit and a new album in the pipe line for release March 2010, Joan’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over…

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Lee Rocker

9th September 2008

Rockabilly, Americana, roots rock… call it what you like. But to Lee Rocker, it’s all just rock and roll. As a founding member of the Stray Cats, Rocker and his high school pals, Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom, formed the Cats in 1980. They played all over New York and then moved to London,…

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Leo Sayer

8th September 2008

Leo Sayer (born Gerard Sayer) had a string of highly polished mainstream pop hits in the late ’70s. Sayer began his musical career as the leader of the London-based Terraplane Blues Band in the late ’60s. He formed Patches with drummer Dave Courtney in 1971; Courtney used to play with British pop star Adam Faith.…

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Long John Baldry

7th September 2008

LONG JOHN BALDRY was born with a natural gift of talent, charisma and an unswerving commitment to perform his art. He is a unique individual who can inspire, lead and influence other artists of his genre, many of whom have later become stars in their own right. He is probably best known for his massive…

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Maggie Reilly

6th September 2008

If you own Echoes you may know that Margaret and Danny Reilly started it all. To extend this information I must add that it started in Glasgow, Scotland in 1956. Danny was a singer so it was no surprise that his little daughter, who often accompanied him on his concerts, dreamt of her own musical…

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Magnum

6th September 2008

Magnum got its start in Birmingham, England, in the mid-’70s. The band’s first album, Kingdom of Madness, came out in 1978, right in the midst of the punk rock musical revolution. That timing may be one factor contributing to the band’s unknown status. 1979 saw the release of Magnum II. After extensive gigging, the group…

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Mick Fleetwood Blues Band feat. Rick Vito

5th September 2008

Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage with his new band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The band features a tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male blues band that started it all in 1967. Bringing together four stellar Blues and Rock musicians, Mick Fleetwood presents a band…

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Midge Ure

5th September 2008

MIDGE URE – an artist who has received, Ivor Novello, Grammy, BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records, really needs very little introduction. Midge has had musical success with  Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous “one off” group in musical history Band Aid.…

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Nazareth

4th September 2008

The Scottish hard rock quartet Nazareth had a handful of hard rock hits in the late ’70s, including the proto-power ballad “Love Hurts.” Formed in 1968, the band featured vocalist Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton, bassist Pete Agnew, and drummer Darrell Sweet. The band had relocated to London by 1970, and they released their self-titled…

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Nils Lofgren

3rd September 2008

NILS LOFGREN learned to play the accordion at age five and studied jazz and classical music as a child. He switched to rock guitar at 15 and formed the band GRIN in 1969 with bassist Bob Gordon, drummer Bob Berberich, and later his brother Tom Lofgren on guitar. Grin quickly built a reputation around Washington,…

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Paul Brady

2nd September 2008

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most highly-regarded and successful artists. Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, on the border with the Irish Republic, he was into a wide variety of music from an early age. A Fifties child, his first sounds the Swing, Jazz, Show tunes of his parents…

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Pentangle

1st September 2008

PENTANGLE first started as a five piece band in 1967, when John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and Jacqui McShee started a folk club in the Horseshoe Pub in Tottenham Court Road. They asked along Danny Thompson ( bass) and Terry Cox ( drums) and the combination of folk, jazz and blues was an immediate success. Record…

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Rick Vito

30th August 2008

Guitarist Rick Vito was born Darby, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Though he was very young, Rick distinctly remembers the impact of the early years of Rock & Roll and the effect it had on his interest in playing the guitar. “Everyone, of course, was crazy about ELVIS and I was too. Also, I was…

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Robin Grubert

29th August 2008

Wer so lange mit Künstlern zusammenarbeitet wie Robin Grubert, dessen Freundeskreis setzt sich fast automatisch aus Kreativen zusammen. Da wird Arbeit  sehr schnell zum Vergnügen. Vergnügen bereitete auch die kleine Grillparty an einem Sonntag am Hamburger Elbstrand. Einen besseren Anlass als die Fertigstellung des neuen Albums „Schön ist langsam“ konnte es schließlich kaum geben. Entspannung…

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Roger Chapman

28th August 2008

Roger Chapman is the singer best-known in Britain for his work with Family and the 70s r’n’b band Streetwalkers. In the pre-punk era, Roger was an enormous cult figure on the British rock scene, famed for his spectacular showmanship and soaring vibrato. John Peel, the evergreen Radio 1 DJ, vowed that he’d travel colossal distances…

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Roger McGuinn

28th August 2008

Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scenes when he co-founded the group that would become The Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Born in Chicago, the teenaged McGuinn studied banjo and guitar at the city’s Old Town School of Folk…

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Sally Barker

27th August 2008

It is difficult to put a single label on SALLY BARKER`s music – the songs she writes and sings exude folk, jazz, reggae, blues and rock. At the age of 10, Sally had her first guitar which was inspired by the sight of  Mary Hopkins on the television. Sally soon started to compose her own…

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Snowy White & The White Flames

26th August 2008

Snowy White is one of a handful of classic blues-orientated British electric guitar players – musicians whose sound, technique and style has echoed the originality of the blues with the excitement of contemporary rock. At the age of eleven he first heard the urban blues sound that had been emanating from the United States, people…

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Steven Seagal

26th August 2008

“The gypsy woman told my mama Before I was born, `You gonna have a boy chile comin´ And he´ll be a son of a gun. He´s gonna makes pretty woman Jump and shout And the world gonna know What´s this all about…..” From “Hoochie  Coochie Man As recorded by Muddy Waters For Steven Seagal, life…

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Temple Of Soul

25th August 2008

TEMPLE OF SOUL Is Clarence Clemons Narada Michael Walden T.M.Stevens Vernon Ice Black These are the Brothers in Arms. Four of the most accomplished and creative souls in music have joined together to invite the listener into the Temple Of Soul. Clarence Clemons who has become know to millions around the globe as “The Big…

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The Blues Band

25th August 2008

The individual members of THE BLUES BAND were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm and blues fans when they formed back in 1979.  Two decades, over two thousand gigs and a dozen albums later, they continue to add to their growing army of followers – many of whom were still in their cradles…

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The Poozies

22nd August 2008

THE POOZIES are a formation of four of Britain`s finest female musicians.The originality of sound comes from their unique blend of harps, guitar, accordion and fiddle coupled with astonishing 4-part vocals. Their repertoire is drawn from sources as disverse as Rock`n `Roll to Gaelic women`s work songs. KAREN TWEED ( piano accordion) is developing an…

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Tim Finn

20th August 2008

In medieval Europe, a common pairing on the show biz circuit was that of the acrobat and troubadour-acrobat to warm up the crowds and the troubadour to break their hearts. On his powerful new solo album Say It Is So, Tim Finn is both of these, the buoyancy of his tunes being nicely tethered by…

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Todd Wolfe

20th August 2008

It was autumn of 2011when bassist Justine Gardner decided to sign on with the Todd Wolfe Band. Todd, drummer Roger Voss, and numerous musicians have covered thousands of miles through the years as TWB since Todd decided to head out on his own after his stint with The Sheryl Crow Band. After three tours through…

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Videos

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Hege Helping Hands – Wheels Of Emotion 2009 Midge Ure – Save The Children Steven Seagal – Against Aids in Africa Joan Armatrading – Camfed

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