Looking forward to seeing Mick Simpson & Malaya Blue at Jaks bar Skegness Not Once but Twice Band & Acoustic

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Bourbon Street
Mad Ears Production

Another talented woman is stepping into the limelight of the British blues scene, talented singer-songwriter Malaya Blue whose debut album Bourbon Street is full of feisty lyrics and layers of musicality on this stylishly produced album. The album is a mix of originals with the honours shared between Mick Simpson – guitarist and Andy Littlewood – multi-instrumentalist. The vocals have a real blues edge that works well with the lyrics and the instrumentation with 14 classy tracks. The tempo across the album lacks variety so we do not really get a true idea of the vocal range of Malaya Blue who really has a voice you want to listen to. Though you get a real hint of the scope in ‘Lost Girl’ with horns courtesy of MEP collective and a blues-drenched reggae beat, this is a commercial cross-over sound that would work well…

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