We were extremely happy to spot a Silver Spring Reverb pedal on one of our heroes, Robben Ford´s, pedalboard!
Our beloved Norwegian artist, Peer Gynt, just came up with a super cool new song! Music lovers do not miss this, amazing Billy Sheehan on board as well! The band is on fire and Fire Red Fuzz delivers!
Our dear friend Matt Schofield is touring at the very moment in Netherlands and in Denmark. Music lovers, check out the dates from his site, you do not want to miss this!!
Jan Sveiven, guitarist from a punk rock band called Zombiedaddys, relies heavily on Mad Professor Old School 51 RT amplifier. He recorded their upcoming album with one and used only SG and Tele with it and no pedals. Jan says: "Amp has the best punk rock tone on the planet". Also will be touring with the amp. Check out their upcoming single release "Do You Wanna Go?" on 31th of October!
'State Of Dystopia' - the wonderful new rock album by Welsh rock band Son of Man - is released March 27th! The album is the long awaited follow up to the band’s acclaimed self-titled debut album issued in 2016.
Order the album: 'State Of Dystopia' from the link below
"Bring out the best in me" single:
Check out our friends in Seattle, Late September Dogs, having a record release party! On Saturday, February 29th, the band gathered with 100+ fans and friends, at The Vault Speakeasy inside Do The Extraordinary in downtown Seattle. The purpose was to celebrate “Learning To Fall” – their long term project released. Also music lovers at LA area: do not miss their record release gig at Whisky A GO GO on March 28th!
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"Blues the vote!" There are many Mad Professor artists on the list. More than 60,000 votes from GuitarWorld.com readers have spoken!
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Jack J Hutchinson is pleased to announce the first dates on his 2020 UK Tour. The 16 date run includes shows in Edinburgh, Oxford, Newcastle, Gravesend and Bedford, plus Planet Rock’s Rock The Boat cruise from Hull to Amsterdam.
Further info & ticket details to follow. See you on the road!
1 February - Echo Hotel Music Club, Hook
20 February - The Bullingdon, Oxford
6 March - Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend
7 March - Esquires, Bedford
10 March - Tuesday Night Music Club, Coulsdon
13 March - The Patriot, Crumlin
14 March - The Iron Road, Pershore
15 March - Big House Blues Bar, Darwen
18 March - Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
19 March - Trillians, Newcastle
21 March - The Meeting Room, Elland
27-29 March - Planet Rock, Rock The Boat
4 April - Barry’s Blues Barn, Witham
17 April - The Penny Theatre, Canterbury
Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and our artist Tatiana Para with her sister Nina Para are playing at the Samsung best of blues 2019 festival!! Do not miss this if you are nearby! 26th Porto Alegre and 17th Sao Paolo
Jack J Hutchinson Band have kicked off their 'Who Feeds The Wolf?' tour with a 6 date run in Brazil, culminating in playing to 8000 people whilst headlining the Sao Tiago festival. The band, which also features Felipe Amorim on drums and Lazarus Michaelides on bass, will now head to Spain for a 12 date run. The gigs mark the beginning of an international tour in support of the new album 'Who Feeds The Wolf?', out 18 October. Hutchinson comments: "The response in Brazil to the new songs has been incredible. They were written to be played live. After months of recording, mixing and mastering we are buzzing to get out there and blast them out."
WHO FEEDS THE WOLF? TOUR 2019 SPAIN
01/10 - BILBAO
02/10 - VITORIA
03/10 - LEÓN
04/10 - ZARAGOZA
05/10 - TORREDEMBARRA
06/10 - LLEIDA
08/10 - SEVILLA
09/10 - EL PUERTO SANTA MARIA
10/10 - PLASENCIA
11/10 - BÉJAR
12/10 - VERIN AND LUGO
13/10 - ALDEAMAYOR
14/10 - SANTANDER
22/10 - THE BLACK HEART, Camden (ALBUM LAUNCH)
28/11 - WATER RATS, London (SOLO ACOUSTIC)
6-7/12 - PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT)
Ben Granfelt is going to tour in Germany starting September 13th at Kinoverein, Bordesholm. Join Ben and his band for a great evening of good music, friends and cold beer! Do not miss this and check all of dates from the link below!
New TrueFire course by Matt Schofield: Blues Speak, Playing the Changes. On sale for an extra 20% off for a limited time only! Be sure to check it out!
Matt Schofield masterclass at Peach Guitars! On the 5th June, Matt will be stopping by the Peach Saloon to deliver a Masterclass on Blues Playing plus you have a chance to win Deep Blue Delay and Royal Blue Overdrive. If you are nearby you do not want to miss this!
Jennifer Batten and Erja Lyytinen: Monstress of guitar tour 2019!! 3.4. Turku Logomo, 4.4. Tampere Pakkahuone, 5.4. Helsinki Kulttuuritalo.
Jeff McErlain, world class Brooklyn guitarist extraordinare has a new album out, it also features the legendary Robben Ford as a producer and playing some tracks too, check it out !!
Rig tour: MONO’s Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto. The Japanese post-rock wizard reveals his trusted guitars, amps and pedals.
One of the oldest Finnish festivals (since 1978), Puistoblues, announced the artists for the summer 2019. Welcome to Finland amazing Mad Professor artists and friends: Larkin Poe, Joey Landreth and Laurence Jones!
RHR is the new powerhouse band featuring the triple guitar-frontman line-up of Troy Redfern, Jack J Hutchinson and Mike Ross. Mixing the best of southern rock, Americana and blues, the group are also heavily rooted in the jam band scene.
The band will release their debut album ‘Mahogany Drift‘ on 1 November.
The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour on going now! Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) and Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack) unite with Will Johns (Eric's Nephew and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation in an extensive World Tour.
Find out more info and the tour dates from the links below:
The Holy just released a new album: Daughter. More info on this rather new but already praised band and also about the upcoming gigs below. Do not miss to check out The Holy!
Anssi Kela releasing a new album today: Ääriviivoja. Check out his website for more info about Anssi and also about the upcoming tour!
Agents releasing new music! Esa Pulliainen found old demo tapes from Rauli Badding Somerjoki and these songs are now being recorded with Ville Valo (formerly a singer and a band leader in HIM). Check out Esa´s interview (in Finnish).
More info about Agents here:
Our artist and amazing talent, Petteri Sariola, announced a tour: Trilogy. Check out the link to catch Petteri playing live!
Matt Schofield is doing a Truefire lesson. Be sure to check that out!