STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6427-5925 LABEL: Meltdown FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Daniel Hames
I had heard some good rumours about this band, so I was interested to see this pre-release "land on the mat" (I've always wanted to say that). Without implying this is dad rock, I have to say I had to fight my dad to be able to listen to this CD. Maddy has a beautiful smooth voice, which floats over Marc's Clapton-esque guitar licks. Immediate high points are the title track "Nickels And Dimes", the dreamy "Moonlit Shuffle", "Impossible Things" and the obligatory "Amazing Grace". The band is equally happy to rock out with straightforward blues-rock as they are with jazz/gospel ballads and they do both brilliantly. Even if you're only a nominal blues fan, I suggest you get hold of this CD because the rumours are true. The craze in recent years that found nine-year-olds listening to the Sum 41s and Linkin Parks of this world is over. Blues is the new nu-metal and from where I'm sitting, the Maddy Leigh Blues Band are running the show.
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