Andy Robson & Urban Fox - Be Forgiving (CD)
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"When Blues meets Rock and they both meet the Groove"
...that's the best way to describe the sound of Andy Robson & Urban Fox.
And you can hear that very clearly on the band's new album entitled "Be Forgiving". And while this album marks the band's debut on Timezone Records, they're anything but "newcomers." Quite the contrary... The band, made up of experienced top Berlin musicians, has been touring Germany for years under the motto "Rooted in Rootsmusic" as one of the best blues-oriented live bands in the republic and has already inspired thousands of blues and rock fans during this time .
However, the busy musicians never had the time to produce an album. The lockdown period has finally been used for an album. And the result is a work that can undoubtedly compete with the productions of the best and most well-known German blues rock artists such as Freischlader, Diehlmann & Co. Whereby "Urban Fox" bring a very special note into play.
The thoroughbred musician and frontman Andy Robson, born in Berlin in 1977, has always been relatively indifferent to musical trends since he started making music as a teenager in the early 90s. To this day, his style is based on the music that has touched and shaped him since his earliest youth: blues, blues rock, funk and soul....mainly played by greats of the 60s/70s like BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin , The Allmann Brothers Band or James Brown and Stevie Wonder.
Two other guitarists who were very influential for Andy Robson's own guitar sound are Gary Moore and Warren Haynes. You can hear this at the live shows as well as on the album "Be Forgiving". Fat, "dirty" but still creamy-warm and singing guitar solos and groovy rocking riffs that make the blues rock fan's heart beat faster. He can do that offer a bluesy-rocking vocals that more than does justice to a band of this style and is rather rare to find in German-speaking countries.
With Chris Krauss (bass), Philipp Schmitt (drums) and Ludger Wirsig (Hammond), he also has three congenial musical partners who deliver powerful and tight grooves and an authentic blues rock sound and are undoubtedly more than just one "Backing Band". The exceptional keyboardist Ludger Wirsig also offers a nice addition to Robson's guitar solos with exciting Hammond solos.
The 10 songs on the album "Be Forgiving" captivate both musically and lyrically with their depth, authenticity, power, joy of playing and pure feeling. An absolute (secret) tip for everyone who likes handmade music with a lot of balls and goose bumps.
01 Be Forgiving
02 Old Friend
03 Shake It Off
04 Wall Of Ignorance
05 Can You Soothe Me?
06 Devil's Pie
07 Guitar Man
08 Make My Dyin' Easy (Dedicated To Wayne)
09 My Father's Hands
10 Empty Mirror