Monday, July 28, 2014

VIDEO REVIEW * Ian Siegal – Live at Paradiso, Amsterdam Performs ‘Mortal Coil Shuffle’

Sit down and lose yourself in this slow, hypnotic blues. ‘Mortal Coil Shuffle’ will find its way inside your head and you will want to play it again and again.

Ian's simple, chord-based guitar style cut with his distinctive solo's is complimented with the sympathetic but powerful rhythm section of Andy Graham on bass and Nikolaj Bjerre on drums. 

We were fortunate enough to see Ian and his band at a gig in Nottingham a few years ago. His ‘Meat & Potatoes’ album was in his set and 'stunning' but doesn't do justice to the music we heard that evening.

We asked him if he was planning to come to Spain to gig in the future. Sadly, he answered no. This is one artist that we must encourage to come to the Costa Blanca. Believe me, you will not be disappointed.

The first time I got to hear Ian Siegal was in 2007 when his second album Swagger came out and I was immediately hooked ! I sought out his first album and managed to get the limited edition copy with a free DVD. The DVD was made at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and is amazing. 

Ian dropped out of college in the late ‘80’s and busked in Germany for several years. His break came in 2003/2004 with two successive European Tours opening for Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.

He then toured the UK with Muddy Water’s son, Big Bill Morganfield. During this time Ian was also building up a following in Holland, Belgium, Austria & Hungary.

Ian plays with sweat, passion, humour & amazing slide guitar ! I have bought every album Ian has made, both solo albums and also the more recent collaboration albums with the Mississippi MudBloods & The Youngest Sons.

Albums includes Meat & Potatoes Swagger The Dust Broadside The Skinny Candy Store Kid Man & Guitar You can also hear tracks from his ( almost ) annual trip to the Mustique Blues Festival on YouTube.