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Joe Bonamassa Releases ‘British Blues Explosion Live’ On May 18

Joe Bonamassa, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues rock guitar icon, who is about to kick off his UK/European tour, has announced the release of ‘British Blues Explosion Live‘, a new live recording featuring music and footage from his incredible concert at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London in July 2016, honoring the British legends of blues-rock.

Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, with this unforgettable performance he was able to give special homage to the British guitarists that inspired him, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

If it wasn’t for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history,” says Bonamassa.

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe Bonamassa’s career. All three are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.

British Blues Explosion Live‘ will be available on Mascot Label Group, on CD/DVD/BR & Vinyl May 18, with pre-orders starting today.

The DVD and Blu-ray includes amazing bonus content such as Joe performing ‘Taxman‘ Live at the Cavern Club, Joe being honoured with a “Brick In The Wall”, the British Blues Explosion Explained by Mick Wall and a photo gallery of the British Blues Explosion UK Tour.

A Salute to the British Blues Explosion, featuring the unbelievable music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page! Joe pays tribute to his British Blues heroes during a short but very sweet tour of Britain – 5 performances only. This show was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016.

Joe Bonamassa has been more influenced by the impact of British Blues than by any other music out there. From a young age, the musically inclined Joe fell in love with the hard-rocking, gritty and edgy sound that emanated from mid-1960’s Britain. This is especially true of the highly innovative and evocative guitar music produced by three of the field’s greatest heavyweights, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. With the deepest reverence for what these three men have accomplished and a true love of their music. 

Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, with this unforgettable performance he was able to give special homage to the British guitarists that inspired him, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

The five-piece band included Michael Rhodes (Bass), Reese Wynans (Keyboards), Anton Fig (Drums) and Russ Irwin (Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals).

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Supersonic Blues Machine Is Back With ‘Californisoul’

Supersonic Blues Machine have released details of their second album ‘Californisoul‘.

It will be released on October 20th as 2 LP, CD & MP3.

Once again the album features an array of musical talent, featuring Billy F. Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales, Robben Ford and Walter Trout alongside Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez and Kenny Aronoff!

The album is available to pre-order from Mascot Label Group

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Aaron Keylock Releases Stream Of New Single


Today, teenage guitar legend Aaron Keylock has released an audio stream of his new single ‘All The Right Moves’ on YouTube.

The song features on his upcoming debut album ‘Cut Against The Grain’, which is released on Friday 20th January 2017 by Mascot Label Group.

Aaron Keylock has released the audio stream to coincide with his 16-date UK tour with Nashville blues rock trio SIMO and British blues rock guitar band Federal Charm, which gets underway at the Talking Heads in Southampton on 16th November.

Touring under the moniker of Planet Rock ROADSTARS – The Best In Breaking Blues And Rock’ – the tour promises to be one of the hottest live concert triple headers to hit the UK in 2016.  Every night each band will change headline spot, giving each of the artists an equal share of the limelight.

UK Tour dates:

Southampton, Talking Heads                      Wednesday 16 November
Brighton, Haunt                                                Thursday 17 November
Cardiff, Globe                                                    Friday 18 November
Leek, Foxlowe Arts                                         Saturday 19 November
Nottingham, Bodega                                      Monday 21 November
Wolverhampton, Robin 2                             Tuesday 22 November
Bristol, Tunnels                                                 Wednesday 23 November
York, Fibbers                                                      Friday 25 November
Crewe, Box                                                         Saturday 26 November
Norwich, Waterfront Studio                        Sunday 27 November
Sheffield, Greystones                                    Monday 28 November
Newcastle, Cluny                                             Wednesday 30 November
Glasgow, O2 ABC2                                           Thursday 1 December
Edinburgh, Mash House                                Friday 2 December
Manchester, Deaf Institute                         Saturday 3 December
London, Islington O2 Academy                  Wednesday 7 December

You can book tickets Here

Jeff Healey – I Can’t Get My Hands On You (Live) Video Released


I Can’t Get My Hands On You (Live)‘ is taken from the new Jeff Healey release ‘Holding On‘, which will be released on the Mascot Label Group on December 9, 2016 (vinyl expected on January 13, 2017).

Featuring five rare Jeff Healey studio tracks that were all recorded during the same time period as ‘Heal My Soul’ (‘96-’98) and a concert recorded in 1999, a live snapshot of a brilliant performer at the top of his game, ‘Holding On‘ is the perfect complement to ‘Heal My Soul‘.

It’s great that his legacy is being kept alive,” says Sonny Landreth. “Certainly, his music lives on, and for his fans, it’s stronger than ever. But it’s important to turn the next generation on to people like Jeff. He’s right up with the all-time greats…

Rik Emmett And RESolution9 To Release New Album November 11th


Classic rock legend Rik Emmett and his band RESolution9 will release their new album ‘RES9‘ worldwide on November 11th.

Allied Forces! Rock & Roll Machine! Magic Power! If you’re fan of classic rock, you should know these songs by legendary Canadian rock band Triumph by heart. Former Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett signed with Mascot Label Group a few months ago, and it’s time to reveal his new band and his new album.

The members of RESolution9 are from Rik’s touring quartet: Dave Dunlop on guitar, Steve Skingley on bass, and Paul DeLong on drums, with Dave and Steve co-producing the project.

RES9 features contributions from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, and Rik Emmett’s onetime Triumph bandmates, bassist Mike Levine and drummer Gil Moore. The first new track ‘Human Race‘, featuring a guest appearance by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, will premiere in less then two weeks.

RES9 is available to pre-order on CD, black and red vinyl. The red vinyl is limited to only 300 copies worldwide, and available exclusively on the MLG webstore.


Lyric Dubee Signs With Provogue

Lyric Dubee

Mascot Label Group is thrilled to announce that the Canadian award winning and multi-genre artist Lyric Dubee has signed with their label Provogue. Proficient and at ease playing rock, pop, blues, classical, and jazz, Lyric’s deep appreciation and experimentation with all the genres led him to personalize his own style of music known as revolution rock. Provogue will release his upcoming album in 2017, more details about this release will follow later this year.

Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl: “In our never ending search for new talent we now bring you Canadian future star Lyric Dubee. From a very young age it was obvious there is something special about him, not just another great guitar player but also an impressive songwriter. I predict that in a few years the whole world will know who he is!

Lyric Dubee released four albums before he turned 18, is endorsed and supported by Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars and Guitar Center and is part of the Brotherhood of the Guitar.

His most recent album Combat Of Love (September, 2015) was recorded in LA with Grammy Award winning producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt), which debuted at #7 on the DRT (Digital Radio Tracker) and moved up into the USA National Airplay Top 200 from #187 to #182. The single ‘Linger‘ entered the DRT USA Top 80 Independent Artists Charts at #21; and the following ‘Combat of Love‘ debuted at #11 on the US Top 20.FM Count Down in Hollywood, California. Lyric’s music can be heard in regular rotation on various online and traditional radio stations and found on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, songza and many other sites.

Since 2013, Lyric has performed live in over 250 national and international shows and music festivals, where he has opened for or shared the stage with performers such as Walk Off The Earth, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Lee Aaron and Carole Pope (Rough Trade). His international shows include a very successful tour of Japan and China last fall; Lyric has plans to visit these countries again next year. From August 2 onwards, he will be joining Kaya Stewart (daughter of guitarist, songwriter, record producer and Eurythmics front man Dave Stewart) to open for the legendary band The Go-Go’s during their farewell tour. Lyric will also accompany Kaya during her three headline dates, including a daytime Album Launch Party at Webster Hall on August 12. Dave Stewart: “Lyric Dubee is a natural born star, he plays guitar like his life depended on it and sings his own songs with the sincerity needed to cut through a lot of today’s manufactured music”.

Promo Video Released For Supersonic Blues Machine – ‘Running Whiskey’ (feat. Billy F Gibbons)

Supersonic Blues Machine

The new album from Supersonic Blues MachineWest Of Flushing, South Of Frisco‘ will be released on CD and double vinyl by Mascot Label Group on Feb 26, 2016.

A promo video for the track ‘Running Whiskey‘ (feat. Billy F Gibbons) has just been released.

Texan guitarist-singer-songwriter Lance Lopez, producer, mixer and bass player Fabrizio Grossi and drummer Kenny Aronoff are the family that is Supersonic Blues Machine.
Their debut ‘West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco‘ is host to an incredible list of collaborators such as Billy F Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte.

Pre-order now! http://supersonicblues.com/


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