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RavenEye: the new blues explosion

Blues guitar hero Oli Brown has taken a hard rock turn with his latest band and debut EP, Breaking Out. Though, it’s a move that’s won him a few new friends, including Slash and singer Myles Kennedy.

After a successful European stint supporting the former G N’ R guitar god, and before a Canadian and US tour with Slash this autumn, Oli Brown told The Blues Magazine Show presenter Big Boy Bloater: “It was tough driving a thirty-eight hour shift to Romania, but so worth it. As Myles told us, ‘you’re driving and doing it tough, but these are the years you remember, savour it, keep a diary’, and so we did.”

The Breaking Out EP is available now.

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Hot New Band: RavenEye

Philip Wilding is a novelist, journalist, scriptwriter, biographer and radio producer. As a young journalist he criss-crossed most of the United States with bands like Motley Crue, Kiss and Poison (think the Almost Famous movie but with more hairspray). More latterly, he’s sat down to chat with bands like the slightly more erudite Manic Street Preachers, Afghan Whigs, Rush and Marillion. He ghosted Carl Barat’s acclaimed autobiography, Threepenny Memoir, and helped launch the BBC 6 Music network as producer and co-presenter on the Phill Jupitus Breakfast Show. Five years later he and Jupitus fronted the hugely popular Perfect 10 podcast and live shows. His debut novel, Cross Country Murder Song, was described, variously, as ‘sophisticated and compelling’ and ‘like a worm inside my brain’. His latest novel The Death And Life Of Red Henley is out now.