Friday 8 June 2012


CD Review

Flesh and Blood

There is no denying it, Sandi Thom has a great voice for blues with a blend of Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde and with a smattering of Christina Agiluera, add to this the Scottish singer/songwriter's many instrumental talents and her latest album is certainly worth a listen.

Sandi Thom who will be appearing in
Wolverhampton in  November,
picture courtesy of
Thom has a raw quality to her voice which sits perfectly with the harder tracks on this impressive album such as Help Me which comes from the late great blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson.
She can switch easily from this raucous sound to something much more mellow such as I Owe You Zero which is an emotional ballad this sits well along Big Ones Get Away which features Buffy Saint Marie and I See The Devil In You.
Thom funks it up perfectly on Stormy Weather which brings with it shades of Motown. Without doubt one of the highlights of the album is Ride As One which has a fantastic delta blues feel to it with Thom on slide guitar.
There is a slightly bizarre track which sort of slips into the world of weird country music titles.
It's a love song about her relationship with her boyfriend, Love You Like A Lunatic has a real cheesy refrain in "Love you like a lunatic, the kind of love that makes you sick". I suspect she is singing this with her tongue in her cheek ever so slightly, but don't quote me on it.
Flesh and Blood which has been produced by Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes is out on August 27 on Guardian Angel Records. Sandi Thom is also appearing at The Robin2, Bilston, Wolverhampton on November 7. Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 on the door. The box office number is 01902 401211. Doors open 8pm.

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