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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

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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…

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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

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”.

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/

 

A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1

Provogue/ Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s “A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1” EP on limited edition vinyl on Record Store Day on April 18, 2015.

The EP dovetails Kenny Wayne’s April UK tour which kicks off in Salisbury City Hall on Friday April 10, followed by dates at Holmfirth Picturedrome (April 11), Glasgow o2 ABC (April 12), Aberdeen Lemon Tree (April 13) and London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (April 15).

Tickets can be booked online at The Gig Cartel or from the 24 hour box office – 0844 478 0898.

Recorded live at the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1 features singer Noah Hunt, drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, former Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn.

The live recordings were culled from Kenny Wayne’s Goin’ Home 2014 tour and album which saw Kenny Wayne revisit vintage blues classics that first ignited his love of the blues and inspired him to play guitar.

A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1

Track listing

  1. “Looking Back” (4:16)
  2. “House Is Rockin’” (3:10)
  3. “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” (3:48)
  4. “Woke Up This Morning”/“You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now” (17:08)
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Photo Credit RPR Media UK©

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Dark Side Of The Mule

 

The Mule Does Floyd!

Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, fearless live performances. No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike, as the band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each and every time. Their steadily expanding fan base knows that the Mule always has something special waiting for them. Expect the unexpected.

Dark Side of the Mule will be released on December 8, 2014, and features 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers recorded during the band’s Halloween 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. There will be three configurations including a standard version (1-CD), a deluxe version (3-CD/1-DVD package featuring the entire 3-hour performance). A double vinyl version will be available around January 12, 2015.

All configurations feature newly-mixed and mastered audio.

Pre-order from MLG Merch, and they’ll include a free Dark Side of the Mule poster!

Gov’t Mule
Dark Side of the Mule

3CD+DVD : € 19.99
CD : 12.99
2LP : 22.99
Tracklisting 3CD+DVD:
Disc 1
1. Brighter Days
2. Bad Little Doggie
3. Brand New Angel
4. Gameface
5. Trane / Eternity’s Breath / St. Stephen Jam
6. Monkey Hill
7. Child Of The Earth
8. Kind Of Bird

Disc 2
1. One Of These Days
2. Fearless
3. Pigs On The Wing, Pt. 2
4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1 – 5
5. Have A Cigar
6. Speak To Me
7. Breathe (In The Air)
8. On The Run
9. Time
10. The Great Gig In The Sky
11. Money
12. Comfortably Numb

Disc 3
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 6 – 9
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Million Miles From Yesterday
4. Blind Man In The Dark

BONUS DVD
Features the entire performance in Stereo & 5.1!

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Multi award winning guitarist, singer/songwriter and British Blues Hall of Famer, Matt Schofield, returns to the UK to embark on his largest headlining tour since dazzling audiences nationwide last year as Joe Satriani’s special guest. Schofield kicks off the 15-date tour on November 13th with special guest The Ben Poole Band. Tickets for all shows are on sale from 0844 478 0898 or thegigcartel.com.

The UK tour follows Schofield’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, “Far As I Can See” released in the UK in February 2014. (Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group).

Over the last decade Schofield has earned a formidable international reputation as one of the most innovative and revered contemporary blues inspired guitarists on the world stage.  “There isn’t a better British blues guitarist playing currently,” says Guitarist magazine.  Schofield represents a long tradition of British blues greats, and the new album finds him on stunning form.  Alongside two covers from his musical heroes, the album’s nine original tracks showcase his continued growth as an exciting songwriter, delivered with impassioned vocals to create a diverse and unique take on the blues.

Schofield is the recipient of major awards including the British Blues Awards including Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), and the winner of Mojo magazine’s Blues Album of the Year 2011

Album artwork by designer and illustrator Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Def Leppard)
Album artwork by designer and illustrator Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Def Leppard)

Flying Colors are set to release their highly anticipated new album “Second Nature” on the Music Theories / Mascot Label Group in the UK and Europe on 29th September, followed by North American release on 30th September. The album release will be followed by a tour with dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Barcelona, Spain, Tilberg, Frankfurt, Pratteln, London and Paris.

Combining the talents including Deep Purple/Dixie Dregs/ex-Kansas guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard and a prolific solo artist), bass player Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and more) with a comparatively new talent, singer/songwriter Casey McPherson, the band mixed virtuoso music with melodic songwriting by crafting new-fashioned music the old-fashioned way.

The music press acknowledged their eponymously titled debut album from “Flying Colors” among the most compelling releases of 2012. Classic Rock magazine hailed the band’s debut as “fearless”, praising its “Journey-sized choruses” and referencing artists as diverse as The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, Muse, and even Frank Sinatra.  In late 2012, the band toured America and Europe, dazzling fans with Flying Colors originals and selections from the catalogues of the five members.

This time the band opted to self-produce, with Bill Evans, the man responsible for the concept of Flying Colors, reprising his role as Executive Producer and co-engineer. Besides offering a finely tuned set of ears, Evans would remix a track each time an amendment was made, before sending it onto each band member, allowing closer collaboration by the band.  “There was no repudiation of producer Peter Collins,” clarifies Evans, “but the guys had become a family and they wanted to try something different.”

Sporting stunning artwork from the legendary designer Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Whitesnake) and bookended by two tracks of truly epic stature – ‘Open Up Your Eyes’ and the multiple-part ‘Cosmic Symphony’ – the album is every bit as breathtaking as the debut.  “This is an album full of many layers,” concludes guitarist Steve Morse. “The more you listen, the more you can hear. It’s an album to keep listening to.”

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Flying Colors (L-R): Dave LaRue (bass, vocals), Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals), Steve Morse (guitar, vocals) Photo Credit: © Jim Arbogast

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Joe Bonamassa

 

Grammy-nominated blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa has today announced that his brand new solo album ‘Different Shades Of Blue’ will be released in the UK on Monday 22nd September (Mascot / Provogue).

‘Different Shades Of Blue’is Bonamassa ’s first studio album since 2012’s Driving Towards The Daylight, which debuted at #2 on the Official UK Album Chart. It is also his first to feature all-original material, penned by the man himself.

The resulting album is Bonamassa’s most accomplished work to date.  ‘Different Shades Of Blue’ has more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It’s a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album,” said Bonamassa. “I’ve really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.”

Click here for updates on ‘Different Shades Of Blue’ and a free download from Joe’s last #1 Blues album Driving Towards The Daylight.

To prepare for the record, Bonamassa took 2013 off from releasing any new studio material, a rarity in the tireless bluesman’s career, and instead spent time in Nashville writing with Jonathan Cain (Journey), James House (Diamond Rio, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride), and Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban).

“The writers really inspired me, and having access to really great lyricists and songwriters made it such a great experience,” said Bonamassa.

Recorded at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV, ‘Different Shades Of Blue’ was produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), who has helmed Bonamassa’s last fifteen projects, including his collaborations with Black Country Communion and Beth Hart.

To compliment Bonamassa’s unmistakable guitar and vocal style, Shirley brought together a group of musicians including Reese Wynans (organ, piano), Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Rhodes (bass), Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Lenny Castro (percussion), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, trombone), Ron Dziubla (saxophone), the Bovaland Orchestra (strings), and Doug Henthorn and Melanie Williams (background vocals).

“It’s definitely my favorite Joe Bonamassa record to date,” said Shirley. “It’s an album that deserves to be listened to in its entirety. Luckily Joe’s fan base really seems to appreciate a body of work and not just songs.”

Each year, Bonamassa strives to deliver something new for his fans to thank them for their loyalty, dedication, and enthusiastic activity on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook which has helped grow the guitarist’s reputation exponentially in the UK and the rest of the world.

Shirley said, “I think Joe has learned the value of not underestimating his audience. He plays music as well as he can, and always tries to bring music of depth to his audience. We try very hard to make the records as multidimensional as possible and really try not to cut any corners in delivering them.”

Bonamassa has twelve #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist) and received his first Grammy nomination in 2013 for his collaboration with Beth Hart on the duo’s second album Seesaw. His 2013 solo acoustic project An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House was nominated by the Blues Music Awards for “Best DVD” and his 2009 DVD Live From The Royal Albert Hall recently received BPI Gold Certification.

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