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This has some interesting flavours, just not enough to feed a Big Boy.

Sounds more like a World Wrestling Entertainment (or Federation if you are of the older persuasion) "superstar" than a musician. This big gent is a Farnham native and apparently well-respected on the Blues scene for his six-string work with a plethora of luminaries including Jools Holland and Imelda May. His third album is certainly well thought of, mainly by his organisation as his website is somewhat an expression of exaggeration.

I say this because this album is little more than what other Blues Rockers provide, popular though it is. The mix has a thick smear that enjoys what people remember about the seventies and there's a great organ hanging around at the back, rushing to the fore in 'The Devil's Tail' with more of a 'Fashion' stabbing and a great Electric Joanna solo, not to mention "oohs" from the female backing. The Joe Cocker seventies feel of a sauntering 'All Things Considered' ain't bad either.



Surely if you really love Blues stuff, you will delight in the Rockabilly riffing of 'Devils Not Angels', the Noir feel of 'I Got The Feeling Someone's Watching Me' and the accessibility of 'I Love You (But I Can't Stand Your Friends)'; the simple title cut will thrill too. But we have heard this before, over and over and over again.

He has a go of course and this has some interesting flavours, just not enough to feed a Big Boy.

Steve Swift

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