Category Archives: Peter Coates

Live Review and Photos: CMA Fest 2024 – Nashville – Day 2

Words and Photos – LE / PC – @insideedgephotography

LIFE MUSIC MEDIA is on the ground in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2024 CMA Fest week – bringing some highlights from the core festival events, and a taste of the myriad of other gigs, performances and experiences that see the Country Music world take over the city for a full week.

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Album Review: COLLATERAL – Should’ve Known Better

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

COLLATERAL
SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER

Released May 24th 2024
Big Shot Records

Having blitzed their way onto the British rock scene in 2020, weeks before COVID appeared to shut the country down, and prevent any in-person touring to promote the record, Collateral was forced to cancel their highly successful tour with Phil X (Bon Jovi) halfway through.  This made the band hungry to keep the momentum. With innovative ways to produce top quality live streams, the band became special guests supporting a range of artists through online events.

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Live Review + Photos: JAYNE DENHAM – Album Launch Show – 03 May 2024

Review and photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

JAYNE DENHAM
The Beer Shed Brewery – Campbelltown
May 3rd 2024
Album Launch show for MOONSHINE.

Having reviewed the record last week, it was fantastic to be able to get to the live launch of the Moonshine album with Jayne Denham fronting her highly proficient band in a thoughtfully crafted and structured pair of sets, at the excellent venue within The Beer Shed Brewing Co premises in Leumeah, NSW.  Boasting a great sound system, and better lights than many inner-city music venues, the venue was packed for this sold out show.

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Album Review: Jayne Denham – Moonshine

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

JAYNE DENHAM 
MOONSHINE
Released – May 3rd 2024

This is Australian country music at its peak – superbly crafted and produced, but displaying raw emotions while evoking a gritty sense of the prohibition era through a set of great songs, sourced from a number of the world’s finest current country music artists and songwriters,  delivered by Jayne Denham in the next evolution of her era-inspired albums.

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Album Review: The Milk Men – Holy Cow

Review by Peter Coates

THE MILK MEN – HOLY COW
Released – 3rd May 2024

The Milk Men are: Adam Norsworthy (The Mustangs) on guitar, Jamie Smy on vocals, Lloyd Green (son of Mick Green – Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) on bass guitar, and Mike Roberts (from the excellent Pirates) on drums. The guys have been rocking around the UK for the past 14 years, with an exhilarating live show, and Holy Cow is their fifth studio album release.

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Live Review: Joe Bonamassa at Royal Albert Hall, London – April 4th 2024

Review – Peter Coates
Photos – Marty Moffatt

Any Joe Bonamassa show is something of an event, and the now fairly regular occurrences at the Royal Albert Hall are on another level.  This was the 11th show here in 15 years, and the first of two nights, and the local musician network was out in force to watch one of the masters at work. The lights dim, and the intro tape gets overtaken by the band, and then Joe hits the stage in sharp suit, shades and sneakers, and we are off and running.

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Album Review: Walter Trout – Broken

Review and live photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

WALTER TROUT – BROKEN 
PROVOGUE RECORDS / MASCOT LABEL GROUP
Release Date – 1st March 2024

All of us are broken. But no-one is beyond repair. It’s a philosophy that Walter Trout has lived by during seven volatile decades at the heart of America’s society and blues-rock scene. Even now, with the world more fractured than ever – by politics, economics, social media and culture wars – the fabled US bluesman’s latest album, Broken, chronicles the bitter schisms of modern life but refuses to succumb to them.

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Album Review: Bex Marshall – Fortuna

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

BEX MARSHALL – FORTUNA

Released – 1st March 2024
Dixie Frog Records

The long-awaited studio album from Bex Marshall, Fortuna, is a ten-track blues tapestry that bulges to the edges with addictive hooks and story lines. Bex is a writer of notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues and weaves the genre in and out of blues, funk, rock, and Americana.

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Album Review: Philip Sayce – The Wolves Are Coming

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

PHILIP SAYCE
THE WOLVES ARE COMING
Released – 23rd Feb 2024

Atomic Gemini/Forty Below Records

Rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Philip Sayce is excited to announce the release of his highly anticipated studio album The Wolves Are Coming.

Born in Wales and raised in Toronto, Philip’s love of the guitar started early.  As a teen, Philip was plucked from the Toronto blues scene by the legendary Jeff Healey, who took the young guitarist under his wing and showed him the ropes, touring the world and recording as a member of Healey’s band.  From 2004 to 2009, Philip toured internationally and recorded with Melissa Etheridge.

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Album Review: Jack J Hutchinson – Battles

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

JACK J HUTCHINSON
BATTLES
Release – 6th Feb 2024

London-based guitarist / vocalist Jack J Hutchinson has continued to develop his hard-hitting blues-laden hard rock style over the past 5 years, and has followed up the epic The Hammer Falls record from 2021 with an altogether classier collection – just as heavy, and with riffs to burn, but seemingly a little more polished around the rougher edges.

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Album Review: Palace Of The King – Friends In Low Places

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

PALACE OF THE KING
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES

Released – 14th December
Reckless Records

Australian hard rockers, Palace Of The King, have marked the end of a triumphant decade filled with multiple European tours as headliners and guests with the mighty Airbourne, three visits to the USA, and relentless touring across Australia as headliners and alongside iconic acts such as Rose Tattoo, The Angels, The Screaming Jets, Baby Animals, The Tea Party, Endless Boogie, Kingswood, The Quireboys, and many more.

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