Last year we selected The Sand Band as ones to watch for 2010. Their album was recently released to acclaim from the music press and Dave from the band has been picked to play and tour with Noel Gallagher this Summer while the drummer Jay is touring with Miles Kane at present.
For 2011 we again steer clear of the mainstream and introduce Delta Maid. We had Delta play for a joint 80s Casuals/Liverpool Sound City night almost two years ago now and have tracked her progress since. Her first album is due for release in the next couple of months and we're sure an extensive tour will follow during the Summer months. Check out the offerings on myspace
http://www.myspace.com/deltamaid before Jools Holland gets her on his show and she goes global. The music is heavily influenced by the Mississippi Delta Blues but with a modern influence of her own up-bringing in Liverpool.