Friday, 28 March 2014

The Proof: 100% The Proof

100% The Proof
The Proof
The Proof are a group of bluesmen with plenty of miles on the clock and numerous other bands on their respective CVs. Yet they have only been together since late 2012, when Roger Cotton teamed up with long time musical collaborator Paul Cox. The result is a debut album full of no-nonsense blues that has already gathered a plethora of five-star reviews.

Track List

I Got The Proof
Feel So Bad
Hard Road
Cold Cold Feeling/Since I've Been Loving You
Until The Well Runs Dry
Dangerous Man
Same Old Blues
Why Me
Can't Find My Way Home
Are You Made Of Gold
Some Kinda Wonderful

In addition to Cotton and Cox, The Proof have an impressive list of personnel: Mike Summerland (guitars - formerly of Blodwyn Pig and Georgie Fame's bands); Nigel Hardy (bass - credits include the work of Robert Palmer, Paul Jones and Phil Guy); Peter Stroud (drums - formerly with Mike Vernon), plus guest guitarists Micky Moody (Whitesnake), Snowy White (Thin Lizzy) and Charlie Fabert. See what I mean about their musical CVs?

I Got The Proof sets the scene, with it's persistent blues riffs and Paul Cox's tailor-made bluesy voice. Other stand outs are Why Me and Some Kinda Wonderful, both of which see the band really step on the gas on rock it out.

This is a strong album which blues fans should definitely give a try. I imagine The Proof are even better live, so watch out for their tour dates.

Find out more about The Proof on their official website.

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