Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance.
Jenny Haan, lead vocalist of 70's hard rock funk band 'Babe Ruth' features with The Wirebirds playing good time blues-rock including standards by BB King, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn as well as less-often heard numbers by Albert Collins, Little Walter, etc
"..original, modern blues music that harks back to the golden age of British RnB, and American Blues alike..".
The Della Grants were assembled in October 2013, bringing together the talents of Max Manning, Tom Best, Andy Boulton, and Tom Walker. With three of the four members having played together for the previous thirteen years, and with the arrival of Tom Best the band are aiming to write and perform original, modern blues music that harks back to the golden age of British RnB, and American Blues alike.
During 2013 the Della Grants as we now know them were formed. Max Manning and Tom Best on guitar, harmonica and vocals respectively, Andy Boulton on bass, and Tom Walker on drums. The bands opening performances at the Robin 2 in Bilston, Wolverhampton during an live band competition, caught the eye of long time music professionals Jonathan 'Spike' Gray of the Quireboys and Mark Stanway of the band Magnum. Mark was so impressed he would later play organ on the studio re-recording of Keeping Me Away From You, adding the DG's to a very long list of artists he's worked with over the years including Jeff Beck, Paul Rogers, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, and Robert Plant.
With a voice and classic writing style reminiscent of torch singers past, Karena can belt out those blues or sizzle with smoky jazz vocals.
Currently working on multiple recording projects with Wily Bo Walker, including 'Moon Over Indigo', WBW's forthcoming solo album, which involves some of the finest musicians from across the globe. Four very well received singles from the project have already been released, the latest of which is Walk In Chinese Footsteps released July 2013.
Karena and Wily Bo are also working on a joint project with the first four tracks 'Angels In The Night',(also featuring Karena on soprano sax), 'Did I Forget', 'Long Way To Heaven' and latest swing noir track 'Rendezvous Des Cheminots' released to critical acclaim. Karena also performs with mad cap festival favourites, 'Rattlin Bone', as backing vocalist/second lead and backing vocal arranger. The debut album 'The Life and Death Of' was released in 2011 and is constantly selling out at gigs. It is also selling well as a download from iTunes and the usual online stores. The second album is well under way with two releases 'Who Do You Love' and 'Yesterday Is Here' already out and very well received Also recording and performing as backing vocalist/keyboard player for Wily Bo's guitar based band, the Mescal Canyon Troubadours, currently working on their self titled debut album. Midnight Walk, debut track from her solo album and second release Temptation Eyes were produced by Wily Bo Walker More to come later in 2014 including live dates her own band plus The MCT and not forgetting quirky, swamp duo, The Blue Valentines!
Blues-Soul fusion outfit featuring Sam Kelly 1999's Blues Drummer of the Year. A unique blues sound with a fusion of British funk, soul, jazz and a mix of danceable music delivered with their vibrant personalities
The band started out as the ‘house band’ playing at Bob’s Goodtime Blues at the Station Tavern, London W10 in the mid 90’s. A regularly Sunday lunchtime spot turned into a long-term residency at the venue and the ‘house band’ simply became ‘Station House’. The band was billed as a ‘Blues-Soul fusion featuring the classy vocals of Root Jackson and 1999’s Blues Drummer of the Year, Sam Kelly ’ .
Station House has played at the Burnley Blues Festival, South Hill Park Blues Festival, Theatre Royal, Stratford and several venues on the London pub ‘blues scene’ Predominately the band have played at private venues, in demand because of their spontaneous mix of dance floor groove music and their vibrant personalities.
All the band members come from a non-blues background so the unique blues sound that they have created is a fusion of their influences such as British funk, soul, jazz, calypso and reggae. The result is a mix of music which is far different to the norm, but still with its roots based firmly in the blues.
In February 2007 Station House also formed as part of "The Soul Britannia All-Stars" Band backing Madeline Bell, Linda Lewis, Carol Grimes, Mick Eve (Gonzales), Hamish Stuart and Cymande (of which Sam was a part of originally).
With Sam Kelly (Drums/Backing Vocals), Paul Jobson (Keyboards/Vocals), Spy Austin (Bass/Vocals), Tony Qunta (Guitar/Vocals), Jerome Marcus (Percussion/Backing Vocals)