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Teenage UK blues rock guitarist, Aaron Keylock sure has a lot of energy on his debut album. Influences from Led Zeppelin to The Allman Brothers via Johnny Winter and Rory Gallagher abound, creating the sense that Aaron has an admirable vintage set of musical values. The 11 songs were written over several years; Just One Question (a long and expressive slow blues) at 13 years old and Falling Again (great acoustic and slide playing with a searing solo) at 16. From many live gigs and working with rock producer, Fabrizio Grossi the songs are upfront and rich, with admirable dynamics as regards arrangements, tempos and occasional time signature changes. As for the guitar playing, Aaron shows a lot of promise - strumming, riffing, slide melodies and bold blues scale solos. With a strong leaning towards upbeat, riff-fuelled songs (Spin The
Bottle is great), this could be your next car journey’s play!