The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 6 April is from Jezz Hellard and The Djukella Orchestra and is called “Blood & Honey”.
Jez is a singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player, guitarist and producer – Jez Hellard thrives on music of all stripes.
His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music from jigs and reels to tango, rhumba, funk and reggae.
From original and traditional songs to rare gems from some of the world”s greatest, if lesser known song-writers; often fellow troubadours who Jez has met in many years on the road.
Since 2005, Jez has played almost 500 gigs; from Vancouver to Istanbul, New York to Taipei. He”s performed at festivals including Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party in the UK, North Country Fair and Sasquatch Gathering in Canada, Macedonia”s Pivoland and Taiwan”s Migration Music Festival and venues ranging from London”s Jazz Cafe to theatres, pubs, clubs, tunnels and street corners around the world plus a session in studio 1 at Celtic Music Radio.
Whether he”s improvising over Gypsy rhythms, stomping out fiddle tunes on the harmonica, singing a rebel ballad, or dropping fresh beats on a variety of drums, his infectious energy, skill and passion for music has gained him fans far and wide.
As a harmonica player, he”s renowned
as an adept improviser in most styles of music and loves to be put on the spot, either on stage or in the studio.
Album of the Week presented by Bill Morris, Saturday 6 April 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 8 April 2013 at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.