Bill Thorndycraft and Mick Clarke - Blues Consultants

Clarke Thorndycraft
Blues Consultants

"Jumping Jack Flash" is the opening track of "Blues Consultants" a new 4 track release of blues rock covers by Killing Floor co-founders Mick Clarke and Bill Thorndycraft. The collection includes a version of the Tom Waits song "No One Can Forgive Me But My Baby", the Ma Rainey classic "Matchbox Blues" and a meaty update of the 60s Cliff Richard hit "Travellin' Light".

Blues Consultants releases across the world on Friday 15 February 2019 on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and all other major platforms. CD release on Rockfold Records to follow. More news here as it happens.

01 Jumping Jack Flash
02 Matchbox Blues
03 No One Can Forgive Me But My Baby
04 Travellin' Light

Recorded and Mixed by Mick Clarke at Fabulous Rockfold Studio, Surrey, England.

"Jumping Jack Flash" by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "No One Can Forgive Me But My Baby" by Tom Waits "Matchbox Blues" Trad derived from Ma Rainey's "Lost Wandering Blues"and "Travellin' Light" by Sid Tepper and Roy C Bennett.







Listen and Follow on Spotify - link available Friday 15th February UK time





Download is available from 15 February from iTunes and Amazon Music
Also available on CD from Amazon On Demand. These CDs are custom made by Amazon in the USA, and still economical when shipped worldwide. They seem to be quite popular, but be warned that the printing comes with an unnecessarily wide border. Don't know why.





Founder member of the 60s British blues rock band Killing Floor, singer Bill Thorndycraft opens the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash" with his own acoustic guitar backing before the band kicks in. Living in Twickenham, West London, Bill has a close affinity with The Stones who played their earliest gigs just up the road at Eel Pie island, and still have homes in the area.

Killing Floor were part of the first British "Blues Boom", taking their lead from the fathers of British blues, Alexis Korner and John Mayall. Killing Floor created their own brand of progressive rock blues, releasing two albums, the first of which is rated by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the 20 greatest British blues albums of the 60s and 70s. The band went on to back Texas blues guitarist Freddie King on two British tours, working with the legend Howlin' Wolf along the way.

Reunited with Killing Floor guitarist Mick Clarke who has had his own career as a band leader with tours all over the world and 20 solo albums, Bill rips into the Stones classic with abandon. Recorded and produced by Mick at his own Rockfold Studio in Surrey, England this version of Jumping Jack brings a new energy to Mick and Keef's classic rocker.

"Jumping Jack Flash" is the opening track of "Blues Consultants" a new 4 track release of blues rock covers, including a version of the Tom Waits song "No One Can Forgive Me But My Baby", the Ma Rainey classic "Matchbox Blues" and a meaty update of the 60s Cliff Richard hit "Travellin' Light".

With a combined age of 140, Mick and Bill can fairly claim the title "Blues Consultants". If you want to know where the blues is at .. Right Here.







Our Review:

"It's blues, Jim, but not as we know it!"


Bill Thorndycraft and Mick Clarke with Killing Floor at Harelbeke Blues and Rock Festival, Belgium

Bill Thorndycraft and Mick Clarke with Killing Floor at Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg Sweden







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