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10
Mrz

Stef Paglia – “Never Forget” – cd & lp – Self-Release

Stef Paglia got into The Blues by his father, R.I.P. He died unfortunately in 2014. By the age of 12 he was grabbing for the first-time a guitar. He is definitely off course best known as guitar-maestro of The Blues Bones. By his continuing axe-career he was influenced also by additional styles from rock to funk. He has jammed with great artists like Laurence Jones, the Nimmo Brothers and been a member in the group of Sean Webster live. By 2018 he was joined by Joel Purkess on drums and Geert Schurmans on bass to found the Stef Paglia Trio. And in 2019 here is “Never Forget” as first cd & lp for your enchantment!

“Watch Out” starts by a short intro the Mississippi Delta Blues Style and melts into a diversified heavy blues-rocker with slow sensitive passages. By his guitar wizardry Stef manifests that he is definitely a fan of Jimi Hendrix and he sets his wah-wah pedals in activity. His voice is strong with a sweet touch. By the sing-along refrains this will be definitely a live-favourite to communicate with his fans. The second track “Take Me” is culminated by the bluesy jam-passages. The phenomenal rhythm section by Joel and Geert provides hell of a rhythm-groove sound-floor by their funky escapades. No feet can stand still by these… A song to flip out. By “The Dead Tree” Stef manifests what a awesome, diversified composer he is. “Mystery Heaven” is a love-tune for romancers, utmost sensitive and melodious by the slide-guitar extravagances. The absolute peak of “Never Forget” as broad instrumental. By “Twilight” the Trio was in the mood to blues’n boogie. “Dirty Woman” is absolutely puttin‘ its spell on you by the chants of Monsieur Paglia and on top the countryesque twangs. By his solo he lets his axe frak-out and Joel and Geert are able to manifest by their solos what a hot vibe-duo they are. By “Head Into The Unknown” Stef and mates were in the mood to blues-rock the Texas style. “Warmth Instead Of Cold” is by the calm passages absolutely thoughtful and Paglia’s six-string plays even have a jazzy note. In controversary Stef’s guitar solos in the heavier part are ever so sensational and shiny. Phenomenal, rousing conclusion!

The meaningful lyrics are by his girlfriend Iris Theunissen.

The sound-producer for the superb sound was no one less than fantastic drummer Wayne Procter.

Never Forget” by the Stef Paglia Trio a great oeuvre and proof of Stef’s creativity escorted by the exceptional musical twosome of Joel and Geert!

Stef Paglia Trio:

Stef Paglia – Vocals, guitar

Joel Purkess – Drums

Geert Schurmans -Bass

Songs:

Watch Out

Take Me Away

Freedom

The Dead Tree

Mystery Heaven

Twilight

Dirty Woman

Crush On You

Head Into The Unknown

Warmth Instead Of Cold

For the video pls. click on the pic above.

For tourdates pls. click above!

Logos & Photos c@Stef Paglia & Iris Theunissen

 

7
Nov

Axel Rudi Pell @ Live Music Center – Emden – 02.11.2018

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31
Okt

Axel Rudi Pell – Knights Call – cd- Steamhammer / SPV

Axel Rudi Pell is definitely one of the most renowned axemen from Germany worldwide. By his 17th studio album „Knights Call“ his phenomenal band featuring Johnny Gioeli – Vocals , Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards , Volker Krawczak – Bass and Bobby Rondinelli – Drums have escorted him in the studios. By the cover design showing a haunting horse carriage-pathfinder and his black stallions speeding off the castle, you could expect a medieval rock-creativity, but beware a magic hard rock opus will unfold its mysticism by “Knights Call“!

“The Medieval Overture“ is by the intro passage calm and by the guitar-melodies dreamlike before “The Wild And The Young“ as first real title is announced by battle-assault drum-strokes.  Johnny sings fervently as ever. Beyond all the pounding rhythm-beats are reigning the six-string-wizardries by  maestro Pell. Hell of a melodious hard-rock-storm is to commence and to enchant.  The second tune „The Wild And The Young“ sounds modern and pretty heavy. “Long live rock“ is a five-starred obeisance to the metal god Ronnie James Dio as singer by Johnny and Cozy Powell as drum-legend by Bobby. And Axel’s solos are so stunning. Mister Blackmore hasn’t played so greatly and fervently since a long time.  “The Crusader Of Doom“ is the shiny song-culmination by the tempest-axe-intro,  the palmary voice of JG, the whole melody-structures and background-refrains. This will be defintitely a hit also live. By “Truth And Lies“ as instrumental every band member has a special spotlight by his solo, but specially to single out are the keyboard-extravagances of Ferdy.  “Beyond The Light“ as ballad manifests again the great song-composing skills of Axel The lead-chant of Johny and multi-harmony background-voices will definitely put a positive spell on you, besides the royal gitarrero-knights extravaganzas of ARP. “Follow The Sun“ is a stunning hard-rock’n rolla even with a blues-rockin‘ notch. “The Tower Of Babylon“ can be entitled a modern hard-rock hymn with hit-character as final grandiosity-hymn. Volker is the lord of lowtone bass-rhythms and  Axel is to atomize by his black-axe-magic a last time.

„Knights Call“ is absolutely as awesome and shiny as its predecessors. A must-buy for all guitar- and hard-rock- and general music-freaks.

 Axel Rudi Pell is the grandioso giterrero-knight to hoodoo by the magico of „Knights Call“*****     

 

30
Mrz

Ana Popovic @ Hofsteenge – Grolloo (NL) – 25.03.2018

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5
Jun

Holland International Blues Festival 2016 @ Grolloo – 03.06.2016

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28
Feb

The Paladins @ Café Hofsteenge – Grolloo (NL) – 27.02.2016

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27
Okt

Ramblin‘ Roots Festival @ Tivoli – Utrecht (NL) – 24.10.2015

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1
Jun

Blues In Grollo 2015 @ Grolloo – 30.05.2015

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15
Feb

Jan Akkerman & Band / Ruben Hoeke Band / Baas Paardekooper & The Blue Crew @ Eventcentrum Bruinsma – Stadskanaal – 14.02.2015

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20
Aug

Swing Wespelaar 2014 – Day 1 @ Wespelaar (BE) – 15.08.2014

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