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The Motives Headline at Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2014

The Motives will be the headline act at the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival on Saturday 24th May, 2014. HBBF won ‘Blues Festival of the Year’ in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards. More info here www.yorkshirebluesfestival.co.uk

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LONDON BLUESFEST 2013
The Motives will be appearing at London Bluesfest 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall on the afternoon of Friday 1st November, click image below to book your ‘daytime stroller’ ticket which will admit you to all daytime gigs

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New interview feature with The Motives in Blues Matters Magazine
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Jam with JonMatt with special guest Jon Amor at Long Street Blues Club, Devizes, photo Ken Anstead
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Trailer for The Motives session for Paul Jones’s BBC Radio 2 show,
broadcast on Monday 4th February

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The Motives confirmed to record a live session for Paul Jones’ show on
BBC Radio 2
 on 20th January – to be broadcast on Monday 4th February
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On stage in Eindhoven, Holland opening for The Robert Cray Band

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The German online-magazine Wasser-Prawda has started a readers poll for the best blues albums 2012. “The Motives feat. Matt Taylor” is nominated in the category “Debut 2012″. The voting is open until December 31st
CLICK HERE & VOTE NOW!
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Trailer for the interview with The Motives appearing in the forthcoming issue of Blues Matters Magazine (March/April 2013)

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New review from Germany: “a paradise for fans of rhythm’n’blues and blues rock… the blend of individuality and team spirit is what makes this album truly remarkable”
HookedOnMusic.com
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Lots of pics online from the shows in Holland supporting Robert Cray
Try these at Bluesbreeker.nl
or these from Bluesmagazine.nl
Matt Taylor at Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL, 17/1012

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Another great review from The Netherland’s prestigious Jazzism Magazine (18/09/12): “crafted songs, which time and again choose a different path than even the most demanding listener expects. Guitarist Matt Taylor excels and has a fierce approach to his playing… If you like listening to sharp, extremely high standard and damn soulful bluesrock, you’ve come to the right place”

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The Motives to open for The Robert Cray Band

The Motives support Robert Cray Band Netherlands 2012

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British Blues Awards Andy Graham The MotivesCongratulations to Andy Graham, winner of the British Blues Awards Bass Player of the Year for the third consecutive year, now inducted into the Hall of Fame. Go Andy!
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Yet another new review from The Netherlands(05/09/12): “The Motives is a super group of the old format. That is to say that all of the (super) stars are part of a newly formed bond. The CD runs like the proverbial train and remains exciting from beginning to end. The drive of most of the dozen compositions is high”
8Weekly.nl
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Another new review from The Netherlands (30/08/12): “With this album Matt Taylor and his Motives deliver a fine debut, the variety of styles make great listening. Besides Taylor’s fine vocals and guitar playing is the excellent keyboard playing of Jonny Dyke prominently in the game. In short… a topper!”
Bluesrockpagina.nl
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New review from The Netherlands (28/08/12): “A Boost For British Blues… we hear blues in the best Chicago tradition, but also British beat: it provides a nice varied mix of both worlds… The Motives prove that they belong at the top of British blues”
Heaven Magazine
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“We’re not trying to copy any particular style. I just try to come up with blues songs which don’t sound like all the other blues songs in the world.”
Matt Taylor, Classic Rock presents The Blues Magazine, August 2012
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“Tough urban blues with lyrics to match delivered in a style that’s as sharp as James Brown’s footwork and as solid as Alcatraz… reminiscent of those Stax-era Albert King and Little Milton songs with Booker T on keyboards.”
John Clarke, The Independent, July 2012

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New interview with Matt Taylor and Roy Martin on Greek website Blues.gr
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Matt Taylor on stage at the Upton Blues Festival, July 20th 2012
Photo: Tony Winfield

Matt and Jonny as The Motives Duo on the Acoustic Stage at Upton Blues Festival
Photo: Graham Munn
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Next gig: July 20th, Upton Blues Festival, main riverside stage 7.15pm
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Part 3 of Matt & Jonny interview and acoustic session
with Sue Marchant on BBC Radio Cambs

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“It’s time for the blues boys and girls to sit up and take notice. The men are back”
New Review
from R2 – Rock’n’Reel Magazine here

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“a veritable banquet of R’n’B… this is a classy collection”
New Review
from Blues in Britain Magazine here
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Next gig: July 15th, The Motives Duo in London – gigs
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New article and interview with Matt in Dutch newspaper Hoogeveensche Courant here
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The Motives duo opening for Robert Cray at Bluesfest London
Shepherds Bush Empire, 26th June 2012 – gigs
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The Motives debut album release dates:
June 11th – UK & Netherlands – OUT NOW!
June 22nd – Germany – OUT NOW!

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  • Now available in the USA & worldwide from CD BABY
  • Read the latest reviews including Guitar & Bass magazine here
  • Showcase on Holland’s national Radio 6 ‘Luisterpaal’ here
  • Interview confirmed with Matt in issue 2 of Classic Rock presents ‘The Blues’ magazine, get issue 1 here
  • More German reviews confirmed in Classic Rock, EclipsedRocks, Good Times, Gitarre & Bass and Glitterhouse magazines
  • More Dutch reviews confirmed in Lust for Life, Jazzism and Heaven magazines and various blues and guitar mags

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