East Side Blues
CD copy of Laurie McVay's second album. It features twelve songs (ten originals and two covers) performed with Laurie's regular band, The High Rollers.
Laurie McVay - Vocals, harmonies, harmonica, acoustive guitar.
Graham Matthews - Drums.
Tim Hollis - Bass.
Andy Charles - Guitar.
Stephen J.Parkes - Piano/keyboards.
Miranda Jokel - Harmonies.
1. All I Ever Wanted (Laurie McVay).
2. Back on My Feet Again (Laurie McVay).
3. When You Were Mine (Laurie McVay).
4. Hoochie, Coochie Man (Willie Dixon).
5. Leave My Dreams Alone (Laurie McVay).
6. Jaybird Blues (Laurie McVay).
7. So Strange (L.C.McKinley).
8. Can We Leave It Until the Morning? (Laurie McVay).
9. The Blues Express (Laurie McVay).
10.Heads You Win (Laurie McVay).
11.I Hear You Calling (Laurie McVay).
12.Munroe Blues (Laurie McVay).
'On twelve terrific tracks ... Laurie McVay croons his way to soul blues paradise. This is where listeners will be, even at the start. There's not one bad or mediocre song on here. Laurie captures the essence of his brand of blues in a smooth, almost effortless manner ... Can We Leave It Until the Morning? is smooth and vocally brilliant' (Rainey Wetnight, Blues Blast Magazine).
'Laurie McVay is a singer, harmonica and guitar player who feels passionate about blues and soul in equal parts. Influenced by artists like Little Milton, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Fenton Robinson, Little Walter, Magic Sam and Nina Simone, Laurie McVay is efficiently backed by his regular band, The High Rollers ... All the songs included become a tribute to all those legendary pre-war and post-war bluesmen but also show the excellent vocal and instrumental skills of this more than interesting artist called Laurie McVay. GREAT' (La Hora del Blues).
'Laurie's songwriting is excellent [and] he gets plenty of emotion into his songs. Leave My Dreams Alone is beautifully sung' (Adrian Blacklee, Blues Matters).