Review: Troy Redfern – Troy Redfern Band

Posted on: Monday, Nov 10, 2014

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Review for TROY REDFERN – CD – ‘Troy Redfern Band’ – 2014 Self Release

An album of great raw rockin’ blues with super slide. A powerhouse of a band to get the adrenaline pumping!

From Herefordshire the Troy Redfern Band are fronted on vocals and guitar by Troy Redfern, with Stuart McDonald on bass and Phil Greenhouse on drums. All the tracks on the album are self penned.

The opening number sets the scene for the rest of the album with ‘It Stacks’, a high octane rockin’ track with plenty of wild slide. Following an up tempo rockin’ blues ‘The Other Side’ with hints of ZZ Top, a great take. Slowing the pace, another slide driven blues number ‘Salavation’, with a hard working rhythm section.

Back to the high energy rock with ‘Wildfire’, then an acoustic intro’ on ‘What Goes Round’ building up to a classic rock number. A haunting bluesy track, with great drum beat and some impressive guitar work on ‘War Cry’. Then a very George Thorogood style blues rock number ‘Backdoor Hoodoo’ with great slide, gritty vocals, and some class harmonica input, one of my favourites on the album.

Bringing in some authentic blues roots with ‘Lamb Of Zion’ and some great acoustic slide gave us an interesting change. Then rockin’ it up again with ‘Back Home’ and a heavier rock number ‘Running With Ghosts’, both great takes. The final track on this well put together album was ‘Survive’. It has a great intro’ with a pounding slow beat on this blues rock number. Some great musicianship from this formidable trio, that created a huge sound and exciting musical input. A great listen and well worth an airing.

Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive and Independent Reviewer

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