Nicky Crewe - Reviews


Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow

Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow - Ready for the Times

Fantastic collection of songs with great arrangements and inspired choices that showcase the talents of Aaron Catlow on fiddle and Brooks Williams on guitar.


Soup Review

Soup Review - Go and See

Extraordinary latest collection from Soup Review about everyday topics will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye


Benedicte Maurseth

Benedicte Maurseth - Hárr

Magical new album by Benedicte Maurseth which. a portal into a world shared by music and nature, wildlife and mountain people, traditional Norwegian folk tunes and contemporary minimalist arrangements, is a highly rewarding listening experience


Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri

 Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri - The Long Ride Home

Superb latest album from singer Kiki Dee and guitarist Carmelo Luggeri which will delight their loyal fans and is a great introduction to their music for those who haven’t yet discovered it


John Mayall

John Mayall - The Sun is Shining Down

Latest album from John Mayall reminds us why he is known as the godfather of British Blues, as, working with a fantastic array of contemporary musicians, he proves still has what it takes to please his fans as he approaches his ninetieth birthday next year


Banjo Jen

Banjo Jen - Fine Line

Excellent new single from Banjo Jen which proves a great introduction to her take on country and Americana music


Martha And The Muffins

Martha And The Muffins - Marthology: In and Outtakes

This selection from their archives is a reminder of just how great Martha and the Muffins are. Lots of good memories but there’s also a freshness to their music that is sure to win them new fans.


Charlie Dore

Charlie Dore - The Man Who Built Christmas (And Other Stories)

Fine new EP from Charlie Dore who has taken inspiration from the Christmas season, creating songs that will inspire us to consider what it is all about


Greatest Endangered Thing

Greatest Endangered Thing - And You, And Me

Sam Taylor and Rebecca Van Cleave have changed the name of their duo, but not their music, which builds on their considerable musical achievements as Ophelia


Simeon Walker

Simeon Walker - Imprints EP

Excellent EP from pianist and contemporary composer Simeon Walker proves the perfect introduction to his music for new fans and a treat for those who are already familiar with his work.


Serious Sam Barrett

Serious Sam Barrett - The Seeds of Love

Fresh and authentic latest album from Serious Sam Barrett which is firmly rooted in the folk tradition and celebrates the part love songs play in that genre.


Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra - The Fruitful Fells

Upliftinga and beautiful collection of songs from Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra that resonate with the mood of the times


Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny - Let’s Get Happy Together

Return to her roots for Maria Muldaur with this new album, a collaboration with Tuba Skinny, a young group of musicians who share her enthusiasm for 1920s and ‘30s New Orleans Jazz and Blues


Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine

Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine - Live in Telemark

Recorded live in August 1994 at the Telemark Festival in Norway, in front of an appreciative audience, this album from Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine is a great reminder that music is a universal language.


MG Boulter

MG Boulter - Clifftown

Highly personal and evocative new album from M G Boulter which tells of his relationship with his home town of Southend on Sea


Robert Jurjendal

Robert Jurjendal - Water Finds a Way

Imaginative fourth album from Estonian guitarist Robert Jurjendal which continues to explore the concept of instrumental exploration that is so much part of his solo work


Julien Boudart

Julien Boudart - Nome Polycephale

French sound artist and musician Julien Boudart explores the boundaries of sound inspired by an ancient myth in this first volume of a planned series


Surreal Appeal

Surreal Appeal - Gently Deranged

New release from Sheffield based three piece group Surreal Appeal, bringing their electronic psychedelic sensibilities to an intriguing collection of songs.


Myles Cochran

Myles Cochran - Unsung

Building on the promise of last year’s ‘My Own Devices’ EP, American bluegrass and country instrumental musician Myles Cochran’s new album shows his talents to the full


Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver - Flock

Optimistic latest album from 'Modern Kosmonaut' Jane Weaver which provides a vision for the brighter future that we all need