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Rough Ramblers is British fusion trio, founded by guitarist Simon Goulding. He was trained at Berklee in Boston in early 90-s and played jazz, funk and fusion. In 2003 he recorded his first Rough Ramblers release "Dolls House" with Andy Tolman on bass and Martin Magic Johnson on drums . The trio has been taking their music out into the world, playing live gigs and will be touring later on in the year to support the albums release. The music is influenced by Wayne Krantz, Allan Holdsworth and Jeff Beck.

Then he spent 5 years playing with The Tarantinos and touring Europe.

On second Rough Ramblers album "Stiff Upper Lip" Simon collaborates with multi-instrumentalist Jules Jackson and drummer Simon Pearson. The title reflects Simon's take on British fusion and all things British. Album was recorded in September 2009 at Whippet Studios.

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Stiff Upper Lip
Rough Ramblers Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by snobb
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3 stars Second album of classic fusion trio. In fact, the band is guitarist Simon Golding's project. Trio's debut album was recorded 6 years ago by Simon and two other musicians.

During these 6 years Golding successfully played with The Tarantinos. For this, second release, he found new rhythm section.

Album's music is very competent guitar based jazz-rock. With guitar on the front of all sound, but the guitar sound is successfully very jazzy, not shred at all. All three musicians technically are really good musicians, even if guitarist is a trio's leader for sure.

Simon plays slightly relaxed guitar jazz-rock, influenced by Holdsworth. Main difference is Golding's guitar is much softer, with some excurses to melodic relaxed, even funky areas. The whole sound is very aerial, no even traces of overproducing could be found.

Really attractive album for serious fans of fusion guitar music, especially vintage one. For other listeners album is still nice but far not enough original, both technically and melodically.

My rating is 3+.

Thanks to snobb for the artist addition.

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