Great review of Blueberry Pie by British Blues expert Gilles Blampain of Blues Again

Great review of Blueberry Pie by British Blues expert Gilles Blampain of Blues Again - an update from Simon Campbell

Lovely review, in French by the British Blues expert, Gilles Blampain.

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Starlite Campbell Band: Blueberry pie

A man and a woman and music. Suzy Starlite is on bass and percussion, Simon Campbell plays guitars and also makes percussion. Both sing and sign the 11 tracks of the album that they also produced. They are accompanied by Steve Gibson on drums and Jonny Henderson on keyboards (Hammond organ and Wurlitzer piano). Danny Boy Sanchez came up with some wonderful harmonica notes on 'Say What You Want'.

Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield or Roy Buchanan, Starlite and Campbell, are inspired by late 60's productions, fans of Peter Green, nevertheless tell us stories today. This gives a very current sound in which echoes of the sixties are heard here and there. The blues blend with rock and boogie, it is both strong and fluffy, the piquancy of the guitar lets appreciate the softness of the organ, the velvety of the bass soothes a biting battery.

More calm, 'Blueberry Pie' which gives its name to the album is a nice acoustic piece full of delicacy. Here is a fine and subtle record of which it emerges a beautiful energy full of good vibrations. It is joyful, sometimes exuberant, the creation is quite original, the atmosphere is warm and the voices are pleasant.

Gilles Blampain : February 2017

Genre: British blues | Label: SUPERTONE RECORDS | Distributor: SUPERTONE