The eclectic sound of Don Dean’s Cut to the Bone
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The eclectic sound of Don Dean’s Cut to the Bone

Prepare for something wild! Cut To The Bone is, or actually was, a three-piece band formed by UK-based musician and songwriter Donald Dean. His goal was to be able to bring what had started as a solo project to the live setting. With over twenty years of experience as a multi-instrumentalist, skilled in playing the bass, guitar, keys, saxophone, drums, flute, and whatnot, his music is an eclectic mixture of funk, soul, jazz, and Latin with a casual prog rock…

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The (Siren’s) Sky is the Limit

Every now and then we enjoy digging into releases that showed up several years ago. With so much music being shared on Drooble and all other digital and physical outlets on a daily basis, there’s certainly stuff we have missed. “Cosmic” by Siren’s Sky is one of those gems and we’re now taking a closer look at it because we are sure it will suit the taste of everyone with a heart for cinematic rock music. Siren’s Sky is a…

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A never-ending journey – Looking Down by Michael Matera

Michael Matera is a Boston-based electronic music artist with over twenty years of history in the world of music. He started his career as a guitarist but quickly discovered his ideas needed more varying sound sources. Currently, a multi-instrument utilizing with equal ease guitar, bass, synths and a lot of programming, Matera has been steadily expanding his catalog of releases with ‘Looking Down’ being the latest one made available digitally. Spanning over 10 tracks and around 40 minutes the album…

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Riff Reign bring us back to the golden years of rock and roll with the ‘Magician’

Riff Reign is a six-piece rock band formed in 2014 by guitarist and bass player David Wright. With a long history in making music and playing in bands for almost 30 years but eventually giving up music to focus on his local government career, he got back to playing in 2012 at the age of 64. Hailing from Worksop, United Kingdom Riff Reign have self-released a total of six albums plus a bunch of smaller releases. Not bad at all…

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Welcome to the rather ‘Happy’ world of Ilko Birov

The past few years we’ve been closely following Bulgarian (but Vancouver-raised) singer-songwriter Ilko Birov. His warm voice, sincere lyrics, flawless guitar skills and his signature mixture of country, blues and acoustic indie have always been a reason to go and see him live whenever we could. Regularly performing around Bulgaria, touring Italy and growing an impressive catalog of originals, alongside his awesome renditions of artists like Cash and Dylan, it was honestly high time we got a full-length album from…