When I first pulled on my cowboy boots and strutted out on to the UK music scene, I swear I was almost a figure of ridicule for my passionate love of country music.
For me, it has always been about the honesty of the song, and there is a beautiful authenticity that all of those great country songs are steeped in.
Now, fast forward a few years, and take a look at where we are now. This is an incredible week for UK Country music!
If you haven't already heard we have a UK Country duo at No1 on the charts, 4…
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His debut session for BBC Introducing is also available to listen to online and includes an amazing live performance of Hands Like Stone…Read more
Stanford Road @ Chaplins Cellar BarSo this is supposed to be a blog entry to catch y'all up in where we are at musically, but I really wanted to share with you first where I am at personally.
It has been a while since I kicked off my boots and sat still enough (and for long enough) to allow my hopes the space to grow and form into more than just a few idle daydreams. But that is what I have been doing, in various ways over the past few months. Sometimes alone, sometimes at home with my beautiful family. But…Read more
“We’re all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars” – Oscar Wilde
Tonight I bring you an interview I did just a couple of weeks ago with some new friends of mine, Country duo, Stanford Road. I first met this duo at one of the Country nights I organised where they came and opened the show for us. Their songs are top class Country songs delivered by two beautiful voices that intertwine perfectly together. Their passion for the genre is…Read more
Published Open Ended EP (Review) - DJ Pete's Country & Western Show
Review written by Graham Barnes
British Duo, Stanford Road comprising of Terry “Blackjaz” Muller and Rachael Muller have certainly made a mark on the UK country scene. They have crafted specially blended vocals and a unique writing style which has set them apart from their contemporaries. With a trip to Nashville and the release of the Open Ended Ep they have enhanced their growing reputation on both sides of the pond.
The EP opens with…Read more
I was thrilled to be able to take the weekend off and hot foot it to London with my younger sister to immerse ourselves in the London leg of the Country 2 Country 2015 Concert Tour, a spectacular weekend country music festival headlined by some of country music’s biggest stars. Supported by the Country Music Association C2C2015 brought together a truly incredible line up of artists and singer /songwriters who between them hold more Billboard Number 1′s, more Grammy’s, more platinum selling albums than I…Read more
First Published as Introducing..... Stanford 'Letters' Review - New Country UK
The UK Country scene continues to prove that there is a whole host of homegrown talent ready to make an impact with the ever-growing audience. With their debut single 'Letters' set for release on 15th August, duo Stanford are the latest act about to make their mark. Consisting of songwriters and instrumentalists Terry 'Blackjaz' Muller and Rachael Muller, Stanford hail from south Hampshire and boast an impressive CV of…Read more
There is a lot of talking going on among the country music fans regarding the integrity of country music and whether it is or it isn’t still all about the song. The arguments are valid, however if you dig just a little deeper than the mainstream and travel across the pond to the UK you’ll find Stanford, the duo made up of Terry and Rachael Muller who are ready to release their powerful debut single “Letters.”
The duo’s harmonies captivate you…Read more