Simon McBride / Press

“I’m stunned by what a spectacular creation CROSSING THE LINE is. Simon McBride is officially right up there with the very, very best.”

Chris Kee - Powerplay magazine

“McBride is now among best players in blues-rock anywhere in the world.”


“The holy trinity of Belfast Rock ‘n Roll – Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore – might be on the verge of becoming a four-leaf clover.”

“The musicianship is, to put it simply, right up there with Al Di Meola, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa and others . . . . yes, it’s that good!”

“One of the best albums this year and will cement Simon’s place among the elite of modern day blues rock … everything about this album is spectacular.”

“Simon McBride brings to the table enthusiasm in his playing and craftsmanship in his writing. Not only are his songs excellently performed, but they possess a timeless quality about them as well. I’m still giddy over how much I enjoyed this album.”

“McBride’s guitar work is superb, and his vocals are also strong, bringing to mind Paul Rodgers at times. The world of blues/rock is already loaded with some outstanding young guitarists, but Simon McBride is in position to raise the standard with this impressive release. (about the CD "Crossing The Line").”

Blues Bytes

“On this evidence the guy will soon be huge (about the album "Nine Lives").”

Record Collector

““Nine Lives” is a superb example of his art, and a very classy production, and would give Mr Bonamassa a damn good run for his money”

Blues & Soul