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Errol Linton:Hooked On Your Love (Ruby Records)

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UK release date 28.05.2012

A man who is well known on the blues club circuit and on the underground stations in London, where he busks. Apparently paying for this debut single and a video with the proceeds of his busking.

The two tracks he offers here, less blues and more stripped down acoustic folk-roots. Nice stuff though.

âHooked On Your Loveâ is first up. A soft and gentle tone in the vocal and some fine acoustic guitar.There are brush strokes of skilful harmonica. âKisses Sweet,â is the second song.

Errol has a quiet, chilled vocal delivery, plays lovely blues harp and more of that on both tracks would have been very welcome. Live he is a sensational harmonica player.

With the right material to provide a decent vocal vehicle, I am sure he has lots of potential to crossover to mainstream national exposure. His album "Mama Said" has won positive reviews in the broadsheets, tabloiids, music press and on the fan forums. Worth checking out.The guy has paid his dues by now,eh?
Words SIMON REDLEY

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