Sunday, June 1, 2014


CALL OF FATE by Pebbleman
(Grooveyard Records)

South African blues rock band Pebbleman return with their highly anticipated new release, 'Call Of Fate'. This is the band's fourth studio outing and just like their previous releases, it delivers the goods. Pebbleman are the real deal. The band is powered by Jesse Jordan, an amazing singer whose vocals oozes with soulful passion. Richard Pryor (no relation to the comedian) on guitar, this guy can play some serious smokin' blues guitar! Rounding out the band are Rob Stemmett on bass and Kevin Gibson on drums. There is a great mix between the upbeat and laid back tracks, this is as straightforward blues rock as you can find these days. From the opening soul shaker, "Loaded" to machismo swagger of tracks of "Live Or Die", "Dead Man's Eyes", "I've Got A Girl" to the slow bump and bluesy grind of "Baby Calls My Name". Every track on this album is a keeper, all killer no filler. 'Call Of Fate' is authentic, blues-infused rock, alternately searing hot, sweetly and downright funky. Even the laid back instrumental, "Brand New Day" unfolds over a base of smokin' guitar and solid bass providing extra, delicious dimension. If you can imagine sizzling habaneros mixed with amber incense and black leather, you'll begin to get the idea. Overall, 'Call Of Fate' is powerful, dynamic and packs one hell of a punch! Pebbleman defines what superb hard blues rock excellence feels and sounds like. It will definitely get the endorphines flowing! Anyone who likes , Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, SRV, Philip Sayce, Gary Moore and the blues will without doubt love this. Don't go on Jonesin' for the next big thing, it's already here, and it's called Pebbleman.- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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