Sounds Like: Led Zeppelin, Rival Sons, Black Crowes, Rage Against The Machine, Joe Bonamassa
Label: Mystic Records
Manager: Golly Gallagher
Bio: After only a year and a half since forming, Manchester's Federal Charm are already being hailed as the next big thing in the new wave of blues rock bands. If you haven't already heard about this band you soon will. From the attraction of the twin guitar partnership of Nick and Paul to the heavy b... See Full BioMore Info
MITCH LADDIE, ( A one-time member of Walter Trout’s band) MITCH LADDIE: “ Meet Mitch Laddie, the young band leader from the North East who makes Joe Bonamassa seem old by comparison. A one-time member of Walter Trout’s band (Trout writes the sleevnotes for ‘Burning Bridges’), Laddie has been a blip on the blues circuit since his 2010 album ‘This Time Around”, but we don’t remember as good as he does on this latest album. Writing, playing, singing and self-producing might seem a little ambitious for a 21 year-old, but Laddie copes, bottling a guitar tone that’s fatter and rougher than a bear’s arse, rolling off some outstanding funk blues on Paper In Your Pocket and Would You, and penning lyrics that go far beyond sixth-form drivel (even his one cover choice shows maturity: a supercharges take on Marvin Gaye’s ‘Inner City Blues’). For guitar anoraks it’s worth hanging around for the finale of ‘Mr Johnson Revisited’: a nine-minute virtuoso tear-up that’s almost Satch-worthy. 8/10 CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE .................................................... LAURENCE JONES: Laurence Jones and his Band play a blend of Blues and Rock with a groovy and catchy modern edge. Laurence released his first professional album “Thunder In The Sky” in June 2012. Laurence has been featured on, BBC Radio 2, had reviews in Classic Rock Magazine, The Blues Magazine, Blues Matters, Get ready to rock and has even featured on Reverb T.V series where he played 3 live songs. Get ready to Rock Magazine gave the album a 5/5***** rating “Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and ‘Thunder in the Sky’ is an excellent start to a very promising career and worth five stars”. Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. Laurence began playing the classical guitar at the age of 8 and has gone on to achieve grade 8 distinction. In 2006 he started to play the electric guitar and was influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Tony Mcphee, B.B King, Gary More and Albert Collins. Laurence and the band have done over 150 gigs already this year and have even played in Holland at the Blues Express Festival. They have taken the Blues scene in the U.K by surprise. There is a big buzz about this young man “Laurence Jones is head boy of the new blues breed” quoted CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE ................................................................................... FEDERAL CHARM: Federal Charm began as the brainchild of frontmen Nick Bowden and Paul Bowe in the summer of 2011, they wrote the basis of their debut album on 16 track recording unit playing all the instruments themselves. Then when a recording opportunity arose with Jon Green at Ouija studios in Manchester, the pair recruited Danny Rigg and L.D. Morawski and to complete the line-up and the final recording of the album. However, it was when the four men got in a room together to rehearse for the first time that they realised they had created an explosive vibe, and that the unique sound needed to be brought to a wider audience. Later the band were picked up by Golly Gallagher of GFI Promotions and Classic Rock magazine, who featured them in a full page spread of their first ever edition of ‘Classic Rock presents… The Blues’. There’s is a sound unlike anything currently around. The band rediscover retro blues rock like Free and Led Zeppelin with a modern melodic twist that is totally original. The dual guitar partnership between Nick and Paul has become a main attraction throwing you back to the glory days of rock n’ roll. One Hell Of A Live Show CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
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