Pennyblackmusic Presents: Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) - With Hector Gannet and Andy Thompson @The Water Rats, London, Saturday 25, May, 2024

Headlining are Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) With support from Hector Gannet And Andy Thompson
Hosted at the Water Rats London , Saturday 25th May, 2024. Doors open 7:30pm. First band on at 8:00pm; Admission £15 on the door or £12 in advance from We got Tickets
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Julie Cruickshank


Interviews



Julie Cruickshank talks to Brighton psychedelic/prog collective Shaw's Trailer Park abut their self-titled debut album and their creative process and influences.




Blue Highways
Peach and Quiet
Steve Wallis

Callum Lury from London-based America trio The Blue Highways, which comprises of three brothers, speaks to Julie Cruickshank about their progress to date and their Bruce Springsteen-influenced second album, ‘Out on The Line’.
Canadian duo Peach And Quiet chat to Julie Cruickshank about their musical inspirations and future plans.
Australian singer-songwriter Steve Wallis talks to Julie Cruickshank about his debut solo album ‘Nothing Stays the Same Way for Long’, the challenges of living in Paris and his songwriting technique.




Dim Gray
Rupert Wates
Honeyrunners
Lucky Ones

Julie Cruickshank speaks to Norwegian prog/art rock band Dim Gray about their recently released second album ‘Firmament’, playing with Marillion and their classical influences and methods of studio recording.
US-based but London-born folk artist tkes to Julie Cruikshank about his new solo album, 'For the People'.
Julie Cruickshank talks to Honeyrunners’ vocalist and keyboardist Dan Dwoskin about their debut album ‘Everything Is On Fire’, channelling anxiety into songwriting and being a musician in Canada,
Ryan West, the singer and mandolinist with Canadian country/bluegrass outfit The Lucky Ones, talks to Julie Cruickshank about their debut album, their formation and coping with performing in a Yukon winter.


Burner Band
Spinmaster Plantpot
Elli De Mon
Jason Ringenberg

Leeds-based musician Lewis Burner talks to Julie Cruickshank about his two solo albums, his new group The Burner Band and their debut album, 'Signs and Wonders'.
Antifolk-punk pioneer Hank Osasuna aka Spinmaster Plantpot tells Julie Cruickshank about his influences and his TV work.
Italian blues musician Elli de Mon speaks to Julie Cruickshank about her dazzling new album 'Countin' the Blues', upon which she covers early female blues artists,, as well as her punk and garage influences and playing the blues all over Europe.
Hailed as ‘The Godfather of Americana’, US roots rock musician Jason Ringenberg recently issued new solo LP ‘Rhinestoned’ to outstanding praise. Julie Cruickshank caught up with the alt. country pioneer to chat about the making of the album and formative influences





Profiles



Julie Cruickshank reflects on the career of Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie who died in November.




Beatles
Alan Lancaster

Julie Cruickshank reflects on a mystery surrounding The Beatles playing her home town of Romford in Essex twice in 1963 and Ringo Starr's stepfather Harry Graves who came from there
Julie Cruickshank pays tribute to Status Quo's original bassist and co-founder Alan Lancaster who died in September.


Favourite Albums




Difford and Tilbrook
Hawkwind

Julie Cruickshank finds that the only album released by ex-Squeeze songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, this self-titled 1984 album stands as a bridge between the end of the band and the solo careers of the two members.
Julie Cruickshank examines a fabulous box set containing the BBC recordings of Hawkwind, pioneers of psychedelic rock.


Features




In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' Julie Cruickshank laments the demise of legendary rock pub The Ruskin Arms, which launched Iron Maiden and the Small Faces.
In the first in a new series, in which our writers tell of encounters with the famous, Julie Cruickshank tells of a strange meeting with Michael Jackson in Foyle’s bookshop in London.



Led Zeppelin

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Julie Cruickshank writes of her favourite songs by 70's rock giants Led Zeppelin.


Reviews



Serious Sam Barrett
Shaw's Trailer Park
Rupert Wates
Head With Wings

Wonderful live performance from Yorkshire’s acclaimed folk maestro Serious Sam Barrett
Exciting debut album from neo-prog/progressive Brighton band collective Shaw’s Trailer Park
Exquisite new album from folk guitarist and singer-songwriter Rupert Wates.
Head With Wings’ new album thrills with inventive, layered soundscapes


Lewis Burner
Blue Highways
Elli De Mon
Burner Band

New single commemorating the Featherstone Massacre of 1893 from The Burner Band’s Lewis Burner.
Thoughtful album of Americana with a British edge from band of brothers The Blue Highway.
Dark, dramatic new album from Italy’s one-woman-band Elli de Mon
Sizzling second album from The Burner Band, a heady mix of country, reggae and folk roots music


Peach and Quiet
Grey DeLisle
Elise Boeur & Adam Iredale-Gray
Pharis and Jason Romero

Pleasing album of original folk/roots songs from Canada’s acclaimed duo Jonny Miller and Heather Read, aka Peach and Quiet
Eclectic covers album from American singer and voice artist Grey DeLisle
Thrilling album of fiddle, hardingfele and guitar tunes, both traditional and modern, from acclaimed Canadian folk duo Elise Boeur and Adam Iredale-Gray
Sublime collection of banjo-led songs from Canadian folk/bluegrass artists Pharis and Jason Romero.


Life in Mono
Steve Wallis
Dim Gray
Lucky Ones

Impressive, intense double A-side single from alt-rock band Life In Mono.
Thoughtful and melancholic collection of songs from folk singer/songwriter Steve Wallis
Achingly beautiful second album from Norwegian prog prodigies Dim Gray
Yukon roots music ensemble The Lucky Ones have released a fine if less exuberant second album.


Rupert Wates
Honeyrunners
Spidergawd
Pess

Enchanting album of original folk songs from US-based London guitarist and singer Rupert Wates.
Canadian band The Honeyrunners’ new album showcases a taste of Southern rock with a soulful, funky vibe
Outstanding sixth album from Norwegian heavy metal band Spidergawd
Pleasingly quirky debut from Japanese pop-rock duo Pess.


Head With Wings
Lucky Ones
Daydream Three
Burner Band

Magisterial prog/rock EP from Connecticut-based band Head with Wings
Sublimely atmospheric debut album from Yukon country-roots band The Lucky Ones
Charming and expressive second album from Sicily’s Daydream Three, praising the joys of the simple things in life.
Enjoyable mix of country, bluegrass and rock’n’roll from Leeds-based The Burner Band.






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