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What are the GREATEST Music Documentaries of all time?
There are some amazing music documentaries out there. Lou and Kevin discuss many of your favorites from our Facebook poll. The boys also run down the top 25 music documentaries of all time according to critics. Listen and let us know if you agree! All this and the boys continue their 2015 recap with some of their favorite bands including, Dirty Streets, InRegalia, Donica Knight, Ian Siegal and Album. Thank you Vinni Belfiore, Vivek Tiwary, Vince Ornato, Jared Greece, J. Richard Smith, and Vic DaPra from weighing in on Facebook.
The Dirty Streets are a young band from the Memphis area who are an obvious product of digging on the likes of MC5, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Cactus, Humble Pie & the Faces.Band Members
Deep Purple, Grand Funk, Pretty Things, James Gang, the Byrds, Sly & the Family Stone, CCR, Leafhound, Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Black Widow, King Crimson, Blue Cheer, Family
US - Angela Mapes
EU - Carmen Lamparter
Peter Abraham (Vocals)
Vijay Fernandes (Guitars, Backing Vocals)
Duane Wilson (Bass, Backing Vocals)
Keith Pereira (Keyboards, Backing Vocals)
Warren Swaries (Drums, Backing Vocals)
For bookings contact
Vijay Fernandes: +91 9920523950
Duane Wilson: +91 9819616483
InRegalia is a band which was formed with the idea of bringing together a group of like minded musicians who wanted to take a slightly different view to music, bringing the best of genres together and adding a touch of Indian-ness to it. The members currently place the band's genre as Fusion Rock.
The band’s prominent past gigs include the Ray Ban / Rolling Stone 'Never Hide Sounds Open Mic Night' in October 2011, IIM-Ahmedabad's cultural festival, Chaos, in January 2012, the MaxRockers inaugural Pune edition in March 2012. The band was also featured in a full-length radio interview on Jago Mumbai 90.8 FM in October 2012.
InRegalia performed an acoustic Early Set at Blue Frog, Mumbai in May 2013. Since then they have continued to actively play at venues around the city, notable among them being Out of the Blue, with the band now being a regular face at all their venues in Mumbai and Pune. In April 2014, the band played a corporate gig for telecom provider Bharti Airtel, and then went on to play at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai in October 2014.
InRegalia has also played for Muktangan, a Mumbai-based NGO, at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in January this year.
The band’s first single titled ‘Was it a Dream’ was released early in June 2014. The track is available for download through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other major online retailers. The single was also aired on 94.3 FM Radio One, in June 2014, and was also covered in Hindustan Times Café (Mumbai) in the same month. The track went on to air on All India Radio (AIR) Kargil 684 AM on July 8, 2014. The band’s guitarist Vijay Fernandes was interviewed by Bombay Times, on the band and its music on July 25, 2014.
In the first week of August 2014, InRegalia went on to release their second single titled ‘Rock this House’ which is now also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
As a student at Auburn University in 2008 and 2009, Donica Knight would wait in line for hours for the student section gates to open for football games at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Even after leaving school to pursue a music career, Knight’s love of Auburn football remained strong, and in 2013, she wrote and recorded “Great To Be,” a celebration of the university’s rich football heritage.
In early 2016, the talented and charismatic singer and songwriter will release her debut EP, Can’t Buy a Southern Girl, which features an exciting blend of country, blues and gritty Southern rock inspired by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Rolling Stones. A video for the album’s scorching first single, “Love Ain’t A Prize,” directed by veteran cinematographer Noel Maitland, was released online in September of 2015 and promptly earned airplay around the country and a position on the IndiMusic TV Top 21 Video Countdown. Donica’s success has led to a rigorous touring schedule throughout the southeast, during which she has performed more than 350 dates, opening for iconic acts including Hank Williams Jr., Luke Bryan, Kenny Rogers, The Band Perry and many more.
Donica has written and recorded duets with country legend Ronnie Milsap, and her music has been featured on the soundtracks of films including Halloween Party and Alabama Dirt.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Ian Siegal has entered the building. If you know the name, but not the game, it’s high time you made his acquaintance. He’s the multiple British Blues Awardswinner and hot tip of everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock. He’s the songwriter whose recent CD releases sound like career peaks, but are only the start. From one night to the next, he might be a solo acoustic performer or a blood-and-thunder bandleader.
Siegal is known as a bluesman, but it’s just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations. They say you can’t sing the blues until you’ve lived the life, and when Ian Siegal steps up to the mic, you can hear the slings and arrows. Recent years have seen the songwriter catch fire, with British Blues Awards raining down and consecutive nominations in 2012 & 2013 for Contemporary Album of The Year in the Blues Music Awards - in effect, the Grammys of the Blues.
THE EARLY YEARS
It has been said that had Siegal been around in the sixties he would today be accorded the same reverence as artists such as Van Morrison and Joe Cocker. Instead, he is a child of the seventies who dropped out of art college in the late eighties to go busking in Germany. From the streets of Berlin Siegal progressed to clubs around Nottingham in the UK, then to London and ultimately to major stages around Europe.
Siegal’s forte is playing to an audience. He takes command of the stage in a way very few artists alive today can match. Sweat, passion, humour, balls-to-the-wind slide guitar and a soul-infused voice big enough to fell trees! It has won him an ever-growing following of fans and a horde of female admirers.
His career got under way in 2003/04 with two successive European tours as the opening act for ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings (Wyman also invited Ian to record with the Rhythm Kings). This was followed by UK tours as a duo with Big Bill Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters). During this time Siegal was also capturing the hearts of audiences in Holland, Belgium, Austria and Hungary. In 2005 he topped the Soul/Blues/Jazz charts in Holland.
His 2005 album Meat &Potatoes has been universally praised and gained a maximum four star (excellent) rating in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings – Ian is one of only two living British Blues artists to gain this distinction. Meat & Potatoes was later re-released as a limited edition together with a DVD of his stunning performance on the main stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
That was followed by Swagger his 2007 release, which again received universal praise, “No less of a testament to the talents of one of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today.” MOJO magazine ranked Swagger as their no.2 Blues album of 2007.
Siegal is equally accomplished solo as he is fronting his band. In response to fans requests for an acoustic album The Dust was released at the end of 2008. A collection of new songs and some old favourites (with noted pedal steel guitarist B.J.Cole appearing on a few tracks), the CD quickly entered HMV’s roots chart, and again made No.2 in MOJO magazine’s Blues album chart – this time for 2008.
His Oct 09 release Broadside finally gave Ian the top spot in MOJO’s annual Blues album chart.
Siegal’s May ‘11 release The Skinny is an album recorded in north Mississippi with Grammy nominee Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars as producer. A band was assembled from musicians in the area including Gary Burnside, Robert Kimbrough and Rodd Bland, all offspring of notable bluesmen.
Ian returned to north Mississippi in May 2012 to collaborate with another dream-team of local legends that he collectively coined The Mississippi Mudbloods. Joining Ian and Cody Dickinson were Cody’s bother Luther Dickinson, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Ian first met Alvin during The Skinny sessions, when the Grammy-winning guitarist swung by the studio and ended up tracking some guitar and backing vocals.
The end result of this second visit to the Zebra Ranch Studio is Candy Store Kid, which released October 2012 and quickly reached no.1 in the iTunes UK blues chart and garnered a swathe of awards in the UK and nominations in the USA.
Ian has become established in Europe as one of the most natural, exciting and vibrant talents on the scene today. Each year the stages get bigger, but what sticks most in Ian’s mind is his guest appearance with then 92-year old Pinetop Perkins and some of the other remaining members of Muddy Waters’ band. This was at London’s Jazz Café in 2005 to a packed house. Then later at a festival in Norway, in a role reversal, these legends of post-war Blues spontaneously joined Ian on stage for what turned into a memorable hour-long set.
In a twist to his career, Ian performed for several years with France’s Orchestre National de Jazz in a program of Billie Holiday songs entitled “Broadway in Satin.” Backed by a 12-piece orchestra of young hand-picked musicians and accompanied by the French singer, Karen Lanaud, Broadway in Satin has performed at major festivals across France and as far afield as South America and east Africa.
Today is International ALBUM Appreciation Day or #IAAD. We have been together for 8 years now and it just keeps getting better. We started as friends playing and writing music together and thats what it still is and will continue to be. ALBUM would like to thank everyone that has been there for us through out these years and waiting for the next bit of recorded music or next T-shirt. We are not planning on stopping anytime soon, we feel we are just hitting our stride right now, so spread the word of ALBUM. Stay tuned for new music and new merchandise.