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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ralph's Top Ten Blogged Band Chart.....2.2.13




OK bands you know the score.....

the more hits your blog gets by the fans, the higher you go.....

So tweet it, Facebook it.....

and generally expose yourself.....








Now Snuggles and me have been sitting with our heads down counting the hits on each bands blog to see who's got which place.  


So here it is.....

The Top Ten Blogged Band Chart .....










No 1..... Wullae Wright




Everybody likes to make a comparison about artistes and Ralph's old man is no exception. He heard Wullae Wright's 'Halo Effect' playing on my laptop and next thing he was wiping the dust of his collection of vinyl, dug out Led Zeppelin I and stuck it under my nose muttering....."Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".  Chance would be a fine thing some would say, however I had a listen and low and behold Wullae Wright is capturing the same raw intensity of vocals that an early Robert Plant did. 




No 2..... The Varses




The Varese's are Jonny Andrew on Vocals, Danny Hayden on Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Paul Tallant on Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Adam Murray on Bass Guitar and Bob Gaul - Drums and Percussion.  Currently sticking to the local music scene where they have a strong fanbase (they're  No 2 on Reverbnation Indie Chart for Liverpool), however recent radio play should see them getting some attention from further afield.  




No 3..... The Ninth Watch







After a hectic and successful years gigging in 2012, Manchester four piece The Ninth Watch are hibernating in the studio with a view to bringing you a host of new tunes and if they're as strong as the tracks they produced last year, we're in for a real treat.







No 4..... Slydigs

Now it's been a while since Ralph took a look at Slydigs (back in May) and predicted big things for them, a month later and they'd signed a deal with Flicknife Records and have gone from strength to strength culminating in the release of their album 'Never To Be Tamed' in September.








No 5..... Bauer


Having been quiet for a bit other than the recently released cover of ‘Feels Like Heaven an ’80′s Electro-Pop classic by Fiction Factory from Perth, Manchester band Bauer pulled a cracker out just before Christmas when they released an album of Electro-pop classics of their own.





No 6..... The Afghan Hounds




A while back Ralph had a bit of a look at Scottish band The Afghan Hounds but back then they didn't have a lot of gigs under their collective belt and their music needed some fine tuning.....well seeing as it's blog a dog week Ralph checked them out again and lo and behold The Afghan Hounds have come of age.  Assorted influences are.....









Ralph has just been extolling the virtues of Johnny and the Giros up in Scotland for getting us up on the dance floor and getting down with our bad selves when lo and behold Liverpool lads The Tea Street Band are doing exactly the same thing!






No. 8.....
 Mama Roux



Ralph's always on the lookout for something a bit different musically and was more than pleasantly surprised when he stumbled across new Manchester band Mama Roux.  They're a sublime soul/jazz/blues fusion comprised of.....
  
Tallulah Anton on vocals, Jack Delaney - Guitar, John Bergin - Guitar, M.Alexander Robinson - Bass and Nicolas Williams on Drums/Percussion.




No 9..... Bird




Three piece Liverpool band Bird is the creation of Adele Emmas (singer, songwriter) Sian Williams (guitar, harmonies) and Alexis Samata (drums) Together they create dark, haunting, atmospheric music which will entice you in to their magical, other worldly universe. With beautiful, siren-esque vocals, tribal, hypnotic drum beats and spellbinding guitar work, Bird are refreshingly unlike anything that's currently on the music scene.









No. 10..... Kat Healy



It's not often a voice stops Ralph in his blog writing tracks but the old dear was chilling out to some music when a track came on and it wasn't until it had finished that I realised I hadn't been typing, just listening. The track was 'The Haunting' by Scottish singer/songwriter Kat Healy.  Now being a Jack Russell and inquisitive by n