Bamboozle – Red Right Hand E.P

Bamboozle are a 50’s influenced rocking band  with a modern sound. Being one of the only bands to have a gal on vocals and rockabilly slap bass  a world class pedal steel player , one of the scenes top rockabilly guitarists and drummers and mesmerising four part harmonies  Bamboozle are the band to see !

Playing a range of 1950’s rockabilly  swing and western swing classics  original songs and arrangements of some modern tunes , Bamboozle are a truly rocking band to dance the night away to.

The band consists of:

Serena Sykes – Double Bass/Vocals

Jim Knowler – Guitar/Vocals

Dave Kirk – Pedal Steel  Guitar /Vocals

Shaun o’Keeffe – Drums /Vocals

The new single ‘Just like you’ is taken off the album ‘Red Right Hand’.

Bamboozle online:


Plugging Music spins Stone Unturned by Dubai’s blues rockers Mileage 51

Dubai based Mileage 51 play blues-rock that nods to its American and British roots. Their first album Stone Unturned celebrates the classic retro sounds underpinning today’s music scene.

Mileage 51 Stone Unturned copyOn lead vocals and guitar is Lorne Riley Jr. Lorne is from Chapleau in Ontario in north Canada.

As a student at Carleton University, Lorne played in the Blue Cotton Seals Band, where he connected with Jim Robinson, Solle Svan and Roy Bolwede and formed Dubai-based expat quartet called Stereotypes.

In order to become Mileage 51, they took on new lead guitarist Doug Bernie, also on lead and backing vocals.

Originally from Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, Doug Bernie studied the Royal Conservatory curriculum on piano and moved to guitar in his early teens, as well as playing covers locally with his father on drums.

Doug’s career was established in Toronto by 2002. He formed the trio Electric inspired by the vibe and energy of his heroes including Hendrix and Clapton.

Electric became Toronto based blues-rock Devolver until Doug moved to Dubai and met Lorne in 2014 and joined Mileage 51.

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Roy Bolwede provides drums, keyboard, guitar and bass.

Roy started playing aged 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and by age 6 was in his own blues-rock band called Necromancers. The neighbourhood friend who played drums has since been in Motorhead for 15 years.

Roy produced local bands around Gothenburg and later started experimenting with Europe’s new electronic sounds. Inevitably, Roy was soon to turn his attention internationally.

After a break from music, Roy moved to Dubai, where he was inspired to collaborate with local musicians and recently produced Stone Unturned with Mileage 51.

Also with links to Sweden joining the others in Dubai is Solle Svan, who provides backing vocals and bass.

Solle has played bass since the late 1950s and graduated through the 60s with west coast jazz while still at school in Sweden.

Plugging Music picks up on the Freddy James Band

freddyjames_artworkwebBlues rock, psychedelic fusion group The Freddy James Band formed in August 2013, fronted by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Freddy James. The band have gigged at London’s top venues and now release their first single She Don’t Like Rock n Roll.

The band contains Freddy James on vocals and guitar, Neil Cox on drums and Jim Harrison on bass.

Aged 5, inspired by his father’s music collection, Freddy James stood on some old boards in the garden pretending to be on stage and playing a guitar.

Surrounded by the music of Duane Eddy, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Harvey Mandell and Jimi Hendrix, it was no surprise Freddy got into music, especially when his parents gave him a guitar for his eighth birthday.

Neil Cox started playing drums at 14 and took up lessons from Bob Armstrong, whose own drumming and tuition career make him one of the best.

Inspired by his favourites such as Weather Report, Parliament, The Police, Led Zepplin and Jamiroquai, Neil took up the drums after watching Stuart Copeland in The Police and drummer Buddy Rich, who toured with his orchestra in the 70s and 80s.

Jim Harrison started playing music at school when he took up the bass aged 13, which led onto learning electric guitar and drums. Also a fan of Led Zepplin, Jim’s Influences also include Jeff Buckley, The Beatles and many more.

The Freddy James Band’s single She don’t like Rock n Roll was mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, London and will be released on
Produced by Alan Bleay – Arclite Productions, London
Release cover artwork by Robert Clarke at Tenfour Design
Band Photography by Mark Hallam at Big Sounds Photography

She Don’t Like Rock n Roll can be previewed on YouTube: