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Simon McBride is surely primed to make the leap from best-kept secret to leading light.

Taking his influence from his peers Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, Belfast-born Simon McBride picked up his first guitar at the age of ten, and began formulating his technique by playing the music of Free, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. When he was fifteen Simon won Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Young Guitarist Of The Year’ award, and the following year left his education and turned professional, performing as a hired gun in numerous projects that ranged from Heavy Metal with Sweet Savage, to R&B and Soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. But it is the Blues that is Simon’s first love, and when his first album ‘Rich Man Falling’ appeared in 2008 to rave reviews, it was chock-full of gritty Blues-Rock, and saw the guitarist supporting the Joe Bonamassa and Jeff Beck. A second album ‘Since Then’ appeared two years later, and earlier this year the in-concert recording ‘Nine Lives’ whet the appetite for third studio album ‘Crossing The Line.’

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With most Blues-Rock albums, comparisons to the likes of Gallagher, Moore, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Kenny Wayne Shepherd will always be made, and when you hear the likes of the chugging opener ‘Lead Us Away’, ‘Don’t Be A Fool’ and the horn-laden ‘Alcatraz’ it’s easy to see why, but McBride occasionally lets his Heavy Metal influence rear its head, most notably on ‘Go Down Gamblin’’ and the fiery ‘Heartbreaker’, which has more than a hint of classic Deep Purple. The ballads ‘No Room To Breathe’ and the beautiful ‘One More Try’ are classy affairs, with the latter especially bringing to mind Gary Moore in his prime, while the twisty acoustic picking of ‘A Rock And A Storm’ demonstrates his versatility.

But it’s not just with the wonderful guitar playing where McBride excels, as his emotionally gritty voice is the perfect foil to his passionate playing. At times he is reminiscent of David Coverdale in his early Whitesnake years and Thunder’s Danny Bowes, at times Free’s Paul Rodgers, and occasionally there is a hint of Johnny Van Zant which gives a Southern Rock edge.

With the likes of Joe Bonamassa giving the Blues a contemporary edge and dragging the genre kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century by making it more accessible to a younger army of fans, and subsequently opening up a whole world of opportunity, Simon McBride is surely primed to make the leap from best-kept secret to leading light.

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