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Check out Jenny’s brilliant audition on Britain’s Got Talent!
Check out Jim’s new music video for the track ‘Charmed’, taken from his new solo album ‘Walking In The Wild Land’ – available now from Angel Air Records.
Catch Mo Foster & Friends live at the following dates:
23rd April 2018 – 606 Club – Click here to book tickets
16th May 2018 – PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) – Click here to book tickets
“On Days Like These” is taken from The Ugly Guys’ new album “Senior Moments”, available from Angel Air Records.
Reissue of the debut album from The Zippers that was originally released on the MCA label in 1990…This is the first time we’ve heard this music. Based on the first track (“Top Shelf”) we can see why these guys might’ve been lumped into the hair/metal category. But some of the other tracks are very surprising, falling squarely into power pop terrain. Callahan wrote the majority of the songs, and it’s interesting how much variety you’ll hear on these ten tracks. Produced by Freddie Salem, these recordings have stood the test of time very well. It would certainly seem appropriate if this reissue yielded a surprise hit single so many years after the fact, because this is one of those cool treasures that just somehow got lost in the shuffle over the years. Cool guitar-driven pop/rock tracks include “Toxic Love,” “Like The Rain” (our favorite), “Love So Large,” and “Get Inside Yourself.”
babysue (March 2018)
The fare on offer ranges from the J. Geils Band’s Centerfold-like stylings of “Top Shelf” through The Cars-style power pop of “Like The Rain” to “Come Back Lover”, a dead ringer for the Stone’s Angie…worth filing alongside Petty and Mellencamp if US power pop is your bag.
Record Collector (March 2018)
I can’t tell you that The Zippers’ self titled effort is an all time classic, but it’s certainly far too good to have been ignored for 28 years. If you like honest, no frills hard rock without the metal pretensions – but which also doesn’t take itself too seriously – then this band and album may well be something of a find.
Sea Of Tranquility (March 2018)
“Shipping Forecast” is taken from Norman Baker’s new album “Staying Blue” available from Angel Air Records.
These tracks sound fresh and inspired, particularly when you consider Mr. McCarty’s long and involved musical career. Interesting that the album was recorded at Toronto’s No. 9 Studios, because the overall sound reminds us of some of the more current Canadian artists in the twenty-first century. Jim’s voice is sounding mighty impressive these days. He’s got a super smooth delivery that is immediately inviting and genuine. Whether you’re familiar with his past bands or not, if you like smooth acoustic guitar driven pop you’re almost certain to appreciate these tracks. Cool melodic cuts include “Walking in the Wild Land,” “Mountain Song,” “Soft in a Hard Place,” and “Come Around the Corner.”
babysue (March 2018)
With a huge catalogue of work behind him, it would be easy for drum legend Jim McCarty to simply rest on his laurels and hark back to days of yore. Instead he’s taken some classic themes and invigorated them with an enthusiasm and love of the here and now. It may be gentle and soothing for most of its duration but when Jim McCarty goes Walking In The Wild Land, it’s a trek you should join him on, every step of the way.
Sea Of Tranquility (March 2018)
The album is bookended by two of its strongest numbers: ‘Walking In The Wild Land’ and ‘So Many Questions’. The former celebrates a “wild land”, free of all pretence while the latter bows out, questioning if wisdom and experience really are related. Equally worthy of a mention is the slightly foreboding ‘Changing Times’, the psychedelic ‘Mountain Song’, the autumnal ‘Dancing Leaves’ and a simple warning to the listener: ‘Stop Living Life In The Past’.
Shindig Magazine (March 2018)
Relaxing ballads, traditional atmosphere, and light rock denoting a blessed idleness allied to an undeniable musical know-how…A happy recording, calm and beautiful, sung without excess and with beautiful, confident melodies… No title really stands out from another, no hit, just beautiful songs. Fortunately, albums like this one are still being released.
Highlands Magazine (Translated – March 2018)
Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty has arguably never received the recognition that he deserved for his innovative contributions to rock classics such as “Shapes of Things,” “Over Under Sideways Down’” and “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” and the veteran musician is still striving manfully to keep the band’s name alive despite being well into his seventies now. Jim’s third solo album serves up an agreeable batch of songs in a gently psychedelic folk rock mould, with his old Renaissance sidekick John Hawken lending a hand on “Right on the Road” and “Connected,” and Rush’s Alex Lifeson chipping in on lead guitar on one of the stand-out tracks, ” Soft in a Hard Place.”
Kevin Bryan, Original Rock.net (February 2018)
Forget Jim McCarty ‘The Yardbirds drummer’ and switch to Jim McCarty the guitarist, composer and singer because it’s this Jim McCarty who has just released his third solo album. He wrote all twelve melodic, quiet, almost fragile songs in which he contemplates about nature, life, time, destiny and the questions that must remain unanswered forever. The philosophical mood of this album is further enhanced by instruments such as the flugelhorn and the violin. A lovely antidote.
Keys and Chords (February 2018)
The former Yardbirds drummer and founding member of the original incarnation of Renaissance releases his 3rd solo CD at a time of life when most people have adopted a more sedentary lifestyle…these compositions are closer in feel to the folk-rock leanings of Renaissance. In places it feels like early Kate Bush…
Southern Daily Echo (February 2018)
James Warren performs ‘Set Me Free’ at the Rondo Theatre, Bath. ‘Set Me Free’ is featured on James’ new album ‘Innocent Bystander’ available now from Angel Air Records.
Friday, June 8 – James Warren and Friends – St. John’s Church , Farncombe, Godalming
Saturday, June 23 @ 7:00PM – James Warren and Friends – Lowdham Village Hall, Lowdham NG14 7BD
Sunday, June 24 @ 8:00PM – James Warren and Friends – The Stables, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU