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Devils Creek - Blues Rock from England.

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Initial post: May 16, 2008 12:38:21 AM PDT
S. Chapple says:
Bullfrog Blues - Devils Creek.

"Here's something a bit different. These guys are heavily influenced by Rory Gallagher, Status Quo and early 70's British bluesy hard rock. They've got a great groove in the rhythm section, a fine guitarist in Guy Rosewell, and their album 'Bullfrog Blues' is recommended! The album includes a rockin' take on Rory's "Seven Days". Plus, they list Joe as one of their influences. Definitely not another SRV clone" (Keith -

"You guys have a great sound. Very full and hard drivin'. Your bass player gets things goin' and keeps the fire lit throughout, on all songs. I really like your guitar playing and vocals. Excellent solos. Drumming is very complimentary to the style being played. I like the guitar and bass echoing each other on Family Song. I hear a blend of music spanning several decades. I hear the rhythm section on Seven Days as back in the 70s with such bands as Grand Funk etc. I also hear guitar from hard rockin' "hair bands" of the `80s and 90s. I think you've done a great job of blending different flavors of music together to make a very enjoyable listening experience. It gets one movin' as well. I also like your take on JT's Fire And Rain.

I will turn my 17 year old son onto you guys. He`s getting pretty good on his Fender bass, and I like to share other hard thumpin` bass players with him for inspiration.

Best of luck to you on your CD release and gigs ahead.......R.K." (Rick Kendrick -

"Wikkid version of Seven Days - I love it!" (Barry Barnes - Sinnerboy)

"You're absolutely fookin stunning!" (The B-Man)

"It's good to hear the great old roots that you fellas' apply in your rock & rock & roll. Please don't ever stop!!"
(John Garner - Sir Lord Baltimore)

"A great tribute to Rory Gallagher" (

"Sounds Good!" (Dumpys Rusty Nuts)

"Devils Creek really blew me away, and I can't for the life of me believe that it sounds so good. Every 2 minute snippet (cd baby) from this release had me wanting more!" (Kim

"The band is driven beautifully by Terry Brown on drums and Tim Chapple on bass, the latter laying down a stomping beat on every number.......... on the showing of this album I would strongly recommend them" (Ian McKenzie - Blues In The South).

"One of the best Rock/Blues outfits in the whole of the UK - Keep on Rocking the Blues! - great talent" (The Rory Page)

"Devils Creek are a Cornish band which might, under some circumstances be called a Rory Gallagher tribute band. However, if that was so, we would not be reviewing this CD in BITS. Although there are, a couple of tracks which come directly from the Rory Gallagher songbook (strangely ex- cluding Bullfrog Blues: but see below) a significant number of the cuts are originals, many written by the band's guitarist Guy Rosewall. Covers include, `Messing With The Kid', written by Mel London, and made famous by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, and Dave Hole's, `Demolition Man'.

One of the surprises in the album is the inclusion of James Taylor's `Fire And Rain', one not usually heard in this rock blues format but none the worse for all that. The band is driven beautifully by Terry Brown on drums and Tim Chapple on bass, the latter laying down a stomping beat on every number! I am told by the boys in the band that although they have a following in Cornwall, they are looking for new pastures. Well, on the showing of this album, I would strongly recommend them. Finally, what about the missing `Bullfrog Blues?' Well, Tim Chapple told me that in typical rock'n'roll style the band selected the artwork, chose the title for the CD and so on and then went into the studio to record. The only track that turned out duff was Bullfrog! Worse things happen at sea - but not many." (Ian McKenzie - March 2008)

"It's a great disc, and you can expect a very favorable review indeed! I'm loving the Rory cover, and it's refreshing to hear bluesy rock that's not the same ol' 12 bar. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's good to see a more 70's hard rock influence" (Nightwatchers House of Rock).
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