Cut Against The Grain Aaron Keylock

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Label: Provogue, ADA UK

Genre: Blues

Subgenre: Bluesy Rock

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  • 1All The Right Moves03:32
  • 2Down04:33
  • 3Medicine Man03:09
  • 4Falling Again03:25
  • 5Just One Question06:09
  • 6Against The Grain03:48
  • 7That's Not Me03:21
  • 8Try03:25
  • 9Spin The Bottle03:59
  • 10Sun's Gonna Shine05:10
  • 11No Matter What The Cost04:42
  • Total Runtime45:13

Info for Cut Against The Grain

Born in Oxford, UK, teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock releases his debut album, „Cut Against The Grain.“ While most kids were playing with toys, he was already stringing his Les Paul and developing his song writing and guitar licks. By the age of 11 he was rocking the clubs in Oxford.

The young gunslinger headed to LA to record his debut album with producer Fabrizio Grossi who has previously worked with Alice Cooper, Slash, Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde. „Cut Against The Grain“ is a strong statement of where Aaron is now a teenager who has been rocking hard his whole life!

He has already been highly touted as one of the UKs hottest acts to watch out for. Kerrang! declared him the “New Solo Superstar” in the 2015 Fresh Blood List. Total Guitar called him one of 2016s ‘Ones to Watch’ after seeing him at Dot to Dot saying “TG caught his set and we walked away with our brain thoroughly melted”. Classic Rock included him in the Sounds of and Class of 2015 and have called him “blistering” and a “precocious talent”.

The young gunslinger headed to LA to record Cut Against The Grain with producer Fabrizio Grossi who has previously worked with Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Slash, Ice-T and Zakk Wylde. The album highlights a prodigious young British rock talent completely at one with his guitar, blasting out his songs with a raw and powerful attitude.

"I guess what I've always loved about Rock 'n' Roll", Keylock has commented, "is that you're free to express yourself in many ways and to use many guitar techniques to convey different emotions". The freedom and variety – of technique, vibe and emotion – are evident throughout an album that is a striking and powerful debut.

“If you’ve ever been a fan of blues-influenced rock from the likes of Kings Of Leon, Jack White, The Black Crowes or Lynyrd Skynyrd, then you’ll appreciate the impressively talented Aaron Keylock. With guitar-playing skills to die for, the looks of a young Jimmy Page and a growing reputation as a dynamic musician and gifted songwriter that’s sweeping like wildfire through the live circuit, it’s all the more remarkable when you discover he’s aged just 16. This feels like someone who’ll be racking up record sales and selling out gigs for several decades to come. This free download sets things up nicely for what promises to be a stunning debut album towards the back end of next year. We know of several labels sniffing around him and expect he’ll be one of the hottest word-of-mouth festival attractions next summer too. His first headline London gig is promised for sometime in January. All hail, your favourite new guitar hero” (Record Of The Day)

Aaron Keylock, guitar, vocals
Jordan Maycock, bass
Sonny Miller Greaves, drums

Produced by Fabrizio Grossi

Aaron Keylock
Every now and then an artist comes along that blows you away and Aaron Keylock has fast been cementing his reputation as one of the most exciting and brightest young talent’s in the UK. A mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name; he has already played with Blackberry Smoke, The Cadillac Three, Tracer, The Graveltones and The Answer as well as Bloodstock, Planet Rockstock, Ramblin’ Man Fair and Download festivals – and he’s just turned 18. With their reputation for signing guitar virtuosos, Mascot Records was the natural choice as label and in January this year he flew to Santa Clarita, California to record his self-penned debut album with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Jo Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons).

Mascot owner Ed van Zijl saying “It is always exciting to bring a new talent to the World and play a part in the building of that career. It is the reason this company exists. Aaron is a great talent and I am convinced he has what it takes to become successful, Rock n Roll is definitely not dead!”

Whilst referencing Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, The Faces, T Rex and Blackfoot, Aaron writes all his own songs. Sporting clothes and hair straight out of 1974 (“I just like them”), Aaron references his heroes in a shockingly authentic yet millennial way. He explains, “It’s the music I grew up with, it’s what I like, but you can’t base yourself on someone else. You’ve got to be inventive and see what comes out” The album is currently scheduled for an early Autumn 2016 release.

“Virtuosos are 10-a-penny, but last year’s support slots with Blackberry Smoke announced a songwriter with ambitions beyond the 12 bar. Keylock could be a name to conjure with” (Classic Rock Magazine, Sounds of 2016). “If you’re looking for a real teen prodigy, Aaron Keylock is your man. Aaron is in this for the long haul and by all rights will be a major artist for many decades to come” (The Blues Magazine)

“Sauntering on stage with a swagger and cockiness, he, his drummer and his bass player launched into a half hour set that had the growing crowd more than impressed. In his purple corduroy trousers, with a body built like the gable end of a Rizla, face hidden under long hair and guitar slung low he bore more than a passing resemblance to a young Jimmy Page. The guitar solo in ‘Just One Second’ is of a standard people who’ve been playing a lot longer than he’s been living can only aspire to.” (Planet Mosh Live Review).

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