Chris Pickering Reviews Voodoo Trombone Quartet, Vibe Bar

Gig Review – Voodoo Trombone Quartet, Vibe Bar   You may not have heard of Paul Thorpe – but there’s a good chance you’ll have heard his music. His creations have been used as the theme tunes for MTV’s The Paper, Nemone’s slot on BBC 6Music and Radio 4’s The Thing Show. If that wasn’t […]

Chris reviews Hard Fi, Once Upon a Time in the West

Back in 2005, Hard Fi rocked the suburbs with their debut album ‘Stars of CCTV’. It has taken them two years to finalise the follow up, but now it is upon us. The question is, will ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ turn out to be the difficult second album? First impressions are that […]

Chris reviews Gary Moore – Still Got the Blues

Gary Moore’s 1990 release ‘Still Got the Blues’ holds the record as the biggest selling blues album of all time. To date it has become the career-defining album of this highly talented Belfast-based guitarist and yet it was intended as a retrospective of the 1960s blues-rock songs that had inspired him to learn the guitar […]