ROSS CONNOR – ‘OLD SCHOOL SESSIONS’
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 8TH 2017
Based in the concrete city of Milton Keynes, gravel spitting, heavy hitting, foot stomping, incendiary blues rocker Ross Connor is set to release his follow up EP – ‘Old School Sessions’. Taking on a more powerful, direct approach and teamed up with hard hitting drummer Carl Wallace, the duo focus on huge riffs, explosive breakdowns, catchy grooves and easily relatable lyrics delivered with power and direction !
Sonic Abuse 4/11/2016 The Soundhouse (Leicester): Ross Connor appears on stage with just drummer Carl Wallace in tow with the apparent intention of giving the blues a thorough kicking. It is a heavy, heavy blues that Ross deals in and his guitar roars with authority over Carl’s propulsive backdrop. For reference, think Walter Trout and Big Boy Bloater at their heaviest !
The new EP ‘Old School Sessions’ was recorded live at Old School Studios (Milton Keynes) and was produced and mastered by Timfy James. The new EP focuses on the powerful duo’s live delivery of their trade, this is music in its purist, most vulnerable form and demonstrates a rawness which has become hard to come across. The guitar roars with power, the drums thump with intensity and the vocals hit like a hammer. After creating a firm footprint in the live scene including 3 appearances at Sheffields Tramlines Festival, support slots to the likes of, The Graveltones, The Bonnevilles, Stevie Nimmo, Ryan McGarvey, Skinny Molly, Dr Feelgood, and many more, the duo plan to start to craft their own path with headline shows and more festivals already booked for 2017 and plan to tour sometime in the year.
Ross Connor – ‘Old School Sessions’ is set to be released on 8/4/2017, along with a hometown, headline release show at The Cannon (Newport Pagnell).
ROSS CONNOR – OLD SCHOOL SESSIONS
1.Like She Do
2. I Don’t Care
Ross Connor – Vocals / Guitar
Carl Wallace – Drums
ROSS CONNOR – ‘AINT NO FOOL’
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 21st 2014
Howling out of Buckinghamshire, UK, hard hitting blues rock artist Ross Connor is set to release his debut EP – ‘AINT NO FOOL’. Ross set out to create a fresh voice for the blues taking influence from some of the great Delta Blues players – Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf – and blending it with a hard hitting rock sound to bring it up to date.
“CATCHY HOOKS, LOUD GUITARS, THUMPING KICK DRUM, HOWLING VOCALS AND FOOTSTOMPING BLUES ROCK !!”
The new EP focuses on the gritty, driving force of Ross’s vocals, mixed with the sheer power of guitar and the thumping rhythm of the drums. During a recent interview, Ross spoke about the growing UK blues scene. He hopes that his EP will reach out to the next generation and maybe introduce some of them to the blues for the first time.
Ross Connor’s ‘AINT NO FOOL’ is set to be released on NOVEMBER 21st 2014, along with a release show at The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, with award winning blues artist Marcus Bonfanti.
ROSS CONNOR – ‘AINT NO FOOL’ EP
1. AINT NO FOOL
2. WONDERING BLUES
3. MONEY SPIDER
4. SOLITARY WOMAN
Ross Connor – Vocals, Guitar
Luke McDonnell – Drums, Vocals
Paul Ford – Bass, Vocals
Lee Vernon – Harmonica
ROSS CONNOR – AINT NO FOOL – Peaked at number 3 in the iTunes chart upon release which was a fantastic achievement.
THE EP WAS ALSO THE 9th MOST PLAYED ALBUM BY THE IBBA ( Independent Blues Broadcasting Association ) IN NOVEMBER 2014