Author: Pete Sargeant

Tom Chaplin – The Wave

By his own admission, Keane frontman Tom Chaplin pretty much hit rock bottom a couple of years ago, with his own demons in the form of substance addiction sending him to the Priory. He says he thought he was a goner, he couldn’t breathe and all was collapsing in on him. Bravely, he blames nobody else for bad choices he made. Now, at just 37 this Hastings lad has a chance of enhanced family life and a career revival.

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Beth Hart – Fire On The Floor

Beth Hart Fire On The Floor (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group) Blues and soul singer finds herself now after a life of ups and downs as an in-demand entertainer with fans eager to hear her latest recordings and buy tickets for her live shows. With or without her great mainstay guitar pal Joe Bonamassa her studio work has a fire and sensitivity gifted to her by experience and inspiration. Few who were present at her Hampton Court Palace show with Joe and a red hot band will ever forget a moment of it. The names featured on thus set of...

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The Marcus King Band – No Royal Scam

The Marcus King – Band No Royal Scam Pete had a chance to sound out the leader of this exciting and far-ranging outfit ahead of their spot at London BluesFest 2016. Here, Marcus fields all manner of music-related questions and displays great knowledge of many styles. Welcome to Just Listen To This, fella!  Jay Sansone Some fine pieces of music have been used over the opening titles of films, Marcus – do you have a favourite? Sons of the Pioneers ” Tumbling Tumbleweeds” from “The Big Lebowski” Which of your own compositions &/or recordings come closest to (or...

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Jimi Hendrix – Machine Gun

It’s New Year’s Eve at the end of the year 1969 and Jimi is in New York. I had seen the Jimi Hendrix Experience a little while before at London’s Royal Festival Hall playing ‘Catfish Blues’ on a Flying V and ‘Burning Of The Midnight Lamp’ but this pair of nights would find Hendrix with a different power trio and new material AND doing two sets each evening.

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Robin Trower – Sonic Voyager

Robin’s new album ‘Where You Are Going To’ is stacked with effective songs, inventive and soulful guitar playing and some very personal lyrics as the artist continues his travels around the world. Pete tempted him temporarily out of the studio to talk about the new record and its inspirations.

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