Waiheke Island based blues/rock/soul four-piece The Solomon Cole Band have released the lead single 'Ring Your Bell' off their forthcoming debut album Bruises, out October 21st 2016.
'Ring Your Bell' is a driving blues track with an instantly engaging Black Keysstyle electric guitar riff. Tongue-in-cheek lyrics set the scene as the soul inflections of vocalist Sophie Falaagi seal the deal, invoking the likes of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gary Clarke Junior and Tina Turner.
Since their inception The SCB has supported Martha Davis & The Motels, opened NZ Fashion Week 2015, headlined at Okere Falls Beer Festival plus delivered many sold out nights at venues on Waiheke Island with their signature set of explosive and exalted blues, folk and soul.
The brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Solomon Cole & bassist Lee Catlin, The Solomon Cole Band also includes soul vocalist Sophia Faalogo (The Reputations, Payola) & drummer Dione Denize.
By Poppy Tohill
At just eighteen years of age, Quinn Sullivan has packed some extraordinary experiences into his decade-long career.
By Poppy Tohill
In anticipation of the release of their brilliant record Same Sun Same Moon, I caught up with Celeste “C.C.” Spina and Anthony "Tone" Catalano, of the San Diego duo, Little Hurricane, to talk about the upcoming release, the time they were chased by a big hurricane and the advert on Craigslist that was the beginning of everything..
This weekend the amazing double-headline tour with Cyndi Lauper and Blondie comes to New Zealand this Easter Saturday with the first show at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch and then heads to Vector Arena in Auckland on Easter Monday.
Megs went along and made some piccies.
The Berlin based, Essex born, Gemma Ray brings her band and reverb drenched atmospheric sound to NZ this May.
Auckland songwriter Tom Cunliffe will open for Swamp King Tony Joe White at both Tuning Fork shows on Sunday 9 & Monday 10 April.
UK singer-songwriter Harry Pane has released the first track ‘Fletcher Bay’ from his upcoming EP The Wild Winds, due April 7.
Blind Boy Paxton is a modern day songster, minstrel and bluesman. His name is Jerron (say Jer-Ron as in Geronimo) but you call him Blind Boy.
By Jarred Tito
Artist: James Taylor
Date / Venue: Saturday February 4th, 2017 - Vector Arena, Auckland
Following on from recent news that the Louisiana-born, ‘King of Swamp Rock’, Tony Joe White’s show at The Tuning Fork on Sunday 9 April sold out, a new show date has been added