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Review by Colin Campbell

BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE, April 2022

Hard hitting, stomping, in your face rhythm & blues; The Terraplanes Blues Band debut is an absolute powerful energetic and classy release. With cool debonair frontman singer songwriter and guitarist Nick Scrase, the vocal delivery is impressive. Eduardo Allen on harmonica is efforvescent; Tom Turner on drums and Andy Wood on bass provide the rhythm section. Twelve original songs evoking tones of Dr Feelgood, especially on Ain't Had No Lovin' and traditional Bristol Delta Blues. This is not your average blues band. Highway 61 sets the trend with distinctive stomping beat and a steady pace. Proud of their heritage, they allude to this on tunes like North Street Blues & Nightbus. Tempo changes throughout, with a New Orleans vibe on The Ballad Of Ragtime Texas; the story told with a real swagger then Eduardo peppers the tune with some fine harmonica. Another slow tune, The Lonesome Crow is full of dark shades and would make a great film sountrack, simple but effective arrangement..a real grower of a track. Stepping Stones has a real swagger to it. It expands the band's natural chemistry and feel for the blues genre. Rattlesnake Blues has a shuffle feel, whilst Pick Myself Up is relaxed blues. My Malaise has some intricate guitar riffs and a driving beat. High octane stuff, these tunes will fill the dancefloor, as will Get Along. Don't Do Me Wrong slows the pace and is full of rhythm. This band is on the rise. Catch them when you can. Brilliant Release.

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This is so amazing! #4 in the IBBA Chart and selected as "Pick Of The Month" for March 2022. Thanks to all the DJ's around the world that are playing this album!
ACCOLADES FOR STEPPING STONES

"NOT YOUR AVERAGE BLUES BAND, STOMPING, IN YOUR FACE RHYTHM & BLUES! 
AN ALBUM OF DISTINCTION" 

- Colin Campbell, Blues Matters Magazine
"I'LL BE LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM FOR A LONG TIME TO COME"
- Andy Snipper, Music-News.com 
"STOMPING BLUES BORDERING ON DR FEELGOOD AND EARLY ROLLING STONES"
- Ged Wilson, Blues In The South Magazine
"A BRILLIANT, HARD-HITTING BLUES BAND - Adam Crowther, BBC Upload

HRH BLUES RADIO SHOW ALBUM OF THE MONTH

Patrick A Turlo, better known as Cap'n Grampy on the American airwaves has featured many songs from The Terraplanes

for his various US radio shows 

 

Bluestown Music from The Netherlands gave a glowing appraisal of the album, describing the band as "Contagious" June 2022

 

The band filmed the video for their upcoming single The Ballad Of Ragtime Texas, June 2022

 

The Terraplanes album was given a great review by Blues Matters Magazine

 

Aldora Britain - AB Records selected The Terraplanes track "My Malaise" as the opener

for their bandcamp playlist of Hot New Artists, April 2022

New single "Get Along" was featured on BBC Upload. Presented by Chris Arnold BBC Radio Bristol

Stepping Sones was chosen as Album Of The Month by Steve Beastie of HRH Blues,

Hard Rock Hell Radio UK March 2022

The Terraplanes brand new album hit #10 on the UK Blues Radio (IBBA) Chart

The Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) UK chose 

Stepping Stones as "Pick Of The Month" alongside British blues artist Elles Bailey

 

 Stepping Stones had a 4 star review from Andy Snipper at Music-News.com

Blues In The South Magazine UK gave a great review of the new album. Written By Ged Wilson

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Stepping Stones was reviewed by Blues Doodles. com

Mojo Fingers Blues Playtime chose Stepping Stones as Album Of The Week and

played three tracks from the album. Thurs 24th Feb 2022

Stepping Stones had its UK radio premiere Weds 23rd Feb 2022 on Blues From The Ouse

show presented by Paul Winn with an exclusive first play of "Get Along"

Nick Scrase filmed a podcast with Kirtsy-Leslie Jones for Top Talent promotions

talking about the new album Stepping Stones

TOP TALENT PROMOTIONS

Click the image to play the KL-J Podcast with Nick Scrase

Click the image to read the story of The Rambler

Article by Mark Laird

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The single Highway 61 was played on the BBC Upload show, Feb 2022, the fifth

single in a row to feature on BBC Upload

The Terraplanes were one of the nominated for BAND OF THE YEAR in the 2022

Country, Blues Folk & Americana awards. USA

Nick Scrase was interviewed by Geoff Campbell on The Totally Blues Show, Castlesound Radio, Jan 2022

The Terraplanes track The Rambler was featured on the Top Talent Promotions website

2021

 

Nick Scrase interview with Andrew Durning. December 2021

That Mental Ginger Show

The band collaberated with Californian film maker Sheldon Snow for their video of Voodoo Blues (2021)

Nick Scrase was interviewed by Colin Campbell for

Blues Matters Magazine May 2021

The Terraplanes first London show was featured on the website for

Top Talent Promotions July 2021

2020

 

IBBA Charts May, April, December 2020

The Terraplanes were featured in the Blue Bloods section of

Blues Matters Magazine December 2020

The whole band co-presented The Totally Blues Show on Sterling City Radio

with Geoff Campbell Nov 2020

The Terraplanes were featured on Mabe's Blogs & Reviews  Oct 2020

The band were featured in Blues In Britain Magazine August 2020

The band filmed and produced a mini documentary "Devilment In Mind" about the making of their

first music video The Rambler

The band were featured in Blues In Britain Magazine August 2020

The band were featured in Rock Cellar Magazine (USA) august 2020

Nick and Eduardo did a Q&A on a podcast for Bristol Made Music.

The Simon Campbell Incident, June 2020

Nick Scrase was interviewed by Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol June 2020

All videos available on The Terraplanes YouTube Channel

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