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Friday, June 7, 2013

Bullfrog Blues - The Russ Tippins Electric Band

The Russ Tippins Electric Band has been around since October 2009, initially starting off as a knock-about on the bar & club circuit in their native North-East. By Summer 2010, they'd cooked up enough ideas to go and make their own album at Newcastle’s Cluny Studios. Amazingly, the resulting ‘Electrickery’ CD made Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Album of the Month’ on it’s release, and has since earned them plaudits from blues-writers and broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic. 2011 saw them hit the road nationally playing gigs in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Nottingham Oxford, Hampshire & Gloucestershire acquiring hordes of new fans & friends along the way. During August of that year, they even managed to squeeze in a mini-tour of the U.S midwest after the CD got significant airplay on a number of Blues radio shows in Indiana, Missouri, & Nebraska. As a result, further live reviews followed & Russ even received a 1st-round nomination for a 2012 BMA in Memphis. In 2012, the band pushed onwards with appearances at three major British Blues festivals, Maryport, Hebden Blues, & Colne R&B and also their first live shows in continental Europe (Holland). Also, the song 'Little Josephine' made CLASSIC ROCK writers top ten list and was featured on the Magazine's cover-CD alongside artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, & Kenny Wayne Shepherd (April 2012). 2013 looks promising with the brand new album ‘Combustion’ (official release May 6th) already generating some hugely positive feedback and press features/reviews in the pipeline. The band’s outstanding performance at last year’s Hebden Blues Festival immediately ensured their return at this year’s event on May 25th. They have also received and accepted another invitation to appear at Maryport Festival (27th/28th July). Look out for the band on tour this year throughout the U.K and Europe.  

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