After the success of the duos E.P NO RETURN which garnered great reviews and global airplay across many radio stations worldwide .
Including "Acoustic album of the week . The Acoustic Blues show. Kansas city online radio "
" Featuring the distinctive voice and harp of Katie Bradley with the masterful guitar of Ritchie Lane" Jeremy Rees. Soul of the blues radio 19th Sept.
NO RETURN went straight into the IBBA charts at no 18 .
" This may be her best album yet!" Iain Patience .Blues Matters magazine.
"Sublime!" Fiery Bird Blues Festival .
The duo are now looking forward to recording a full album set for a global release next spring with a whole new batch of completely original material written by Katie and Ritchie.
With some great festivals and shows already booked for 2019 across the UK and Europe they are looking forward to building on their successes and bring their new material to audiences new and old.
Although this new recording “NO RETURN E.P “ featuring Katie Bradley vocals/harmonica with Ritchie Lane guitar came together relatively quickly after the idea of collaborating together in a duo scenario came up in conversation the pair have known each for a long time having first met backstage at the Colne R and B festival in 1999 where they were both performing with their respective bands of the time.
Over the years they have played, toured and recorded together sporadically but this is the first major collaboration between the pair. Melding Katies soulful and emotive vocals with her talents as a lyricist shining through .
Along with Ritchies diverse mix of influences and styles played on a variety of resonator and acoustic guitars rounded off with Katies subtle harmonica playing on several tracks .
Concentrating on the songs content and delivery rather than merely using songs as a vehicle to solo and show off the pair have come up with a new and fresh set of songs incorporating a wide range of influences but all stamped with their own distinct individual sounds and styles and always played with the sense of authority that only comes from years of experience.
After the success of their 2018 release of the No Return e.p Katie and Ritchie have finished recording a follow up album full of all new original material set for an early spring release with a few surprises in store.
The duo will be playing a special one off show at The Colour House Theatre . The 3rd Feb 2019 Merton Abbey Mills London.
where they will be showcasing for the first time all the material from the new album together with playing songs from their e.p making up an evening not to be missed.
This will be a special night of acoustic music in a wonderful old theatre. Expect lots of resonator guitars, slides and harmonica topped of with Katies beautiful vocals.
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