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Innes Sibun



Innes Sibun - Superstitious - 1995 - Viceroy Music

"One of the top three blues guitarists in the UK" - Paul Jones (The blues band/BBC radio 2)

"Probably the best blues you'll hear all year" - Total guitar magazine

"He's toured the USA in Robert Plant's band, topped major festivals across Europe with his own band, and is one of the finest electric blues guitarists in the UK. So why isn't Innes Sibun famous? Answers on a postcard ....." - Venue magazine

"Powerhouse guitarist who plays electric blues. Hugely popular on the continent, Innes is one of the many unsung heroes that populate a British music scene dominated by TV-promoted nonentities" - Venue magazine

"There are moments of quite exquisite beauty here...should be filed under EXCELLENT " - Paul Lewis, Blueprint magazine review of "East monroe"

"National treasure status awaits" - Classic rock magazine.

Grade A blues rock by a great unheralded British guitarist, and HR by A.O.O.F.C. Venue magazine says, "Innes is one of the many unsung heroes that populate a British music scene dominated by TV-promoted nonentities". "Buy Innes' "After Dark Live" or "East Monroe" album and support great modern blues rock [All tracks @ 192 Mb: File size = 77.9 Mb]

TRACKS

1 Judgement Day
2 Promises
3 I'll Be There
4 So Little Time
5 The Supernatural
6 You Could Be Wrong
7 Come Back Crazy
8 Lonely Nights
9 Fishermans Wharf
10 Take Me Home
11 Obsession

MUSICIANS

Innes Sibun - Guitars
Jerry Soffe - Bass
John Baggott - Keyboards
Eddie John - Drums
Steve Robinson - Vocals

BIO

Blues guitarist Innes Sibun began playing guitar at the age of 12 after hearing B.B King. As a teenager he played in many bands playing punk, reggae, rock, folk & jazz learning from different musicians along the way. His first band the "Blues explosion" recorded the album "Thats what the blues can do" with legendary producer Mike Vernon (Eric Clapton,Peter Green's Fleetwood mac) in the producers seat. The album gained critical acclaim & was voted best blues album in Ireland that year. The band toured throughout the UK & Europe on their own & also toured with "Wild child" Butler, Jay Owens, Jesse "guitar" Taylor & Johnny Adams as well as opening up for Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Earl, the Fabulous thunderbirds, Walter Trout,the Blues band, Boy George, nine below zero & Moody Marsden band & playing all the major blues festivals throughout the UK. In 1993 Innes was asked to join Robert Plant's band for his "Fate of nations" tour. The tour took in America, Europe & South America where they played the Rock in Rio festivals in Sao Paulo & Rio as well as playing in Argentina, Chile, Venezuela & Mexico. During the U.S dates Innes was able to meet & play with many of his blues heroes like Buddy Guy & James Cotton in Chicago, he also jammed at Antones blues club in Austin Texas with Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Chris Duarte & many other legends of the Austin blues scene. His guitar playing can be heard on Robert's "66 to Timbuktu" & "Nine lives" albums. Following the tour with Robert Plant Innes made several albums for Viceroy records, "Superstitious" & "Honeypot" with his new band, they toured throughout Europe & opened up for Peter Green in New York as well as touring Europe with Roger Chapman & Chris Farlowe. Two albums followed for Provogue records & the critically acclaimed "East Monroe" came out on Ulftone records in 2001. After many years of touring the band decided to rest & went their own ways. In 2004 Innes put together a new band who were asked to play at the Gloucester blues festival & Trowbridge village pump festival. The band soon found themselves in the studio & recorded "Farmhouse blues" which was released on ZYX records. Several tours of Germany followed with appearances at Colne, Gloucester, Cambridge & Bristol blues festivals in the UK as well as Mostar blues festival in Bosnia & others in Belgium, Austria, Germany & Slovenia. 2007 saw the release of "Tail dragger" on ZYX records to much critical acclaim (reaching number 6 in the German blues charts) as well as playing shows in Africa, U.S.A, Germany, Holland & the UK. 2008 started with more European shows & support slots with Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal, Steve Cropper & Al Kooper as well as appearances at the London blues festival & the Windsor blues festival in Ontario Canada. Recently the band has played tours of Germany, France, the UK & the Netherlands as well as festivals in France, Spain & the UK & in April 2009 embarked on a tour of the U.S.A as headliners. In 2010 the band released a live album on ZYX records entitled “The box set”, they also played at the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon Ireland by special request of Rory’s brother Donal Gallagher. The band consists of Tim Blackmore on hammond organ & piano, Robbie Brian on drums, Steve Hall on bass guitar & Innes Sibun on guitar, vocals & mandolin. © youscene 2011 All rights reserved. © http://www.bluesfactory.pl/index.php/en/component/content/article/136-innes-sibun.html

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High energy blues played with passion !! Innes Sibun made his first album with legendary producer Mike Vernon who produced the John Mayall/Eric Clapton Beano album as well as all the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac albums. In 1997 Innes met his hero when he opened up for Peter Green at a show in New York, he also played on "Rattlesnake guitar" a tribute cd dedicated to Peter Green which also featured Rory Gallagher, Ian Anderson, Harvey Mandell, Billy Sheehan & Snowy White. He played guitar for Robert Plant on his "Fate of nations" tour throughout America, Europe & South America & can be heard on Robert's "Sixty six to Timbuktu" album as well as on a track on his box set "Nine lives". He has made 5 albums with various independent blues labels such as Viceroy, Provogue & Ulftone. He has toured with Blues legends Johnny Adams, Wild child Butler, Jay Owens & Jesse "guitar" Taylor & opened up for Johnny Winter, Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Earl, the fabulous thunderbirds, Roger Chapman, Taj Mahal, Chris Farlowe,Jools Holland, Walter Trout, Boy George, Dr.Feelgood, the Levellers, Nine below zero, the Bluesband, Kevin Coyne, & Moody Marsden to name but a few. He has also recorded or played live with the following......Wilbur Bascombe (Jeff Beck, aretha Franklin), Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan), Bobby Chouinard (Gary Moore), Jeff Simon (George Thorogood), Jimmy Kunes (Cactus), Leo Lyons, Ric Lee & Chick Churchill of Ten years after,Robert Hart (Bad company), Hamish Stewart (Average white band), Tony Remy, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Youlsden (Savoy Brown), Stackridge, the Korgis, James Cotton, Sherman Robertson & more. His current band fuses blues with rock, jazz & more modern influences. Drummer Robbie Brian has played with Peter Gabriel, Hugh Cornwell & presently plays with Siouixie siouix & has been described as summoning the dark arts when he takes a drum solo (you have to be there !!!) Bassist Steve Hall & Hammond/Rhodes player Tim Blackmore are much in demand session players due to their soulful playing & high level of skill on their instruments. In 2006 the band played shows in Germany, belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Holland, Bosnia & the UK including Colne, Gloucester & Bristol international blues festivals. In 2007 with the release of the critically lauded album "Tail dragger" on ZYX records, Innes & band embarked on shows through Europe as well as taking in dates in Africa & the U.S.A. 2008 so far promises festivals in the UK, Germany, Holland & Canada as well as shows opening for Johnny Winter, Steve Cropper & Taj Mahal © 2003-2011 Myspace LLC. All Rights Reserved © http://www.myspace.com/innessibun

7 comments:

A.O.O.F.C said...

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Danneau said...

Boy Howdy, those opening statements lay down a bit of a challenge. I'm looking forward to checking this our. Thank you.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers,Danneau! Hope you're not disappointed! Thanks, & TTU soon...P

Danneau said...

Not disappointed, although I think the hype tends to overshoot whatever wonderful music there is in this collection. A lot of this is pretty subjective, and what works for the reviewer may not be all that important to some of the listeners. Thanks for this, else, there would likely have been a few fewer listeners.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Danneau. Hype definitely clouds the reality of music quality, and good music is in "the ear of the beholder"!...Thanks...P. TTU soon

Anonymous said...

For those who might be interested, the original album had 4 more tracks (and the tracks in different order):

06 - The Stealer.mp3
07 - Love and War.mp3
14 - I'll Be There (edit).mp3
15 - Rattlesnake Shake.mp3

"The Stealer" is a cover of Free's song and "Rattlesnake Shake" is a bonus track from the Rattlesnake Guitar tribute album. Here's the album at 320Kbps, 193 MB in size: LINK (no password). It doesn't include all the information that A.O.O.F.C. has compiled, so copy and paste that too.

- Alex

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Alex. Thanks a million for that info. ATB...P