Thursday 23 November, 2017
Edition: English (US)
Posted By: Adrian Peel
Adrian Peel

Adrian has been writing professionally for 11 years. In 2007, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism at Harlow College and has had work published in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Magazines and websites that have carried his articles, features and reviews include: 'The Chap' 'Country Music People' 'Country Line Magazine' 'Maverick' 'Country Standard Time' 'Country Update' 'La Mosca en la Pared' 'Milenio' '24 x Segundo' www.suite101.com www.digitaljournal.com He contributed to the 2013 book, 'Voices from the Railway: How the Railways Changed Our Lives' by Julian Holland and in December 2014 released his own book about the Mexican influence on country music, entitled 'Tequila, Señoritas and Teardrops': http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9673-0.

Coming seven months after Electronica 1: The Time Machine, the second volume of the 67-year-old musician’s ambitious collaboration project, six years in the making and featuring duets with some of the biggest names in popular music, is...

By Adrian Peel on May 17th, 2016

The list of popular figures from the entertainment world we’ve lost in 2016 just got longer, as news filtered through that Merle Haggard, a genuine hero of American music, passed away Wednesday morning – his 79th birthday –...

By Adrian Peel on Apr 6th, 2016

Described as a “true one-man rock ‘n’ roll machine,” South African-born Garett van der Spek knew from an early age where his destiny lay. Weaned on a diet of Beatles, Bowie, Hendrix, Kinks and Sabbath – as well...

By Adrian Peel on Mar 28th, 2016

This album from one of country music’s most revered female artists has been quite a long time coming, in that it is her first LP of original material since 2003’s What the World Needs Now Is Love.  I was keen to see if this new...

By Adrian Peel on Feb 28th, 2016

Shields are from the north east of England and tend to define their music as “alternative pop.” The quirky five-piece have been busy building up a live following for quite a few years now – supporting, among others, Placebo...

By Adrian Peel on Jan 11th, 2016

Hailing from Orange County, California, there is a certain Beach Boys vibe to some of The Gromble’s indie-infused electronica. In February 2016, a collection of 14 of their songs, recorded mainly in the five members’ homes, will...

By Adrian Peel on Dec 21st, 2015

Turin Brakes, a million selling acoustic four-piece, first came together in a bedroom in Balham at the turn of the century. Initially a duo comprising of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, the ambitious pair were later joined by long-term members,...

By Adrian Peel on Dec 21st, 2015

One of Mexico’s top country music acts, an experienced quartet with quite a following south of the border, returned to the central Mexican city of Queretaro on November 19 for the second time in three months. The venue for tonight’s...

By Adrian Peel on Nov 20th, 2015

In perhaps the first ever collaboration of its type, Hammond organ legend James Taylor, with the help of his band – Pat Illingworth (drums), Mark Cox (guitar) and Andrew McKinney (bass) – has combined the group’s trademark...

By Adrian Peel on Oct 9th, 2015

A native of New York, the iconic Joyce Sims made a name for herself in the mid to late 1980s with storming club anthems like “All and All,” “Come into My Life” and “Walk Away.” Now she’s back with a...

By Adrian Peel on Sep 8th, 2015