Mike Ross — a man you can rely on to conjure up fuzz-charged Heavy Blues and powerful Rock, make his guitar soar and sing, and deliver smart-as-a-whip lyrics— will be releasing his new 10-track solo album ‘The Clovis Limit Pt.2’ on Friday 30th October, described by ERB Magazine as “5/5 – ONE OF THE ALBUMS OF 2020”
As Kerrang! put it, Mike Ross is “Burnt in Blues, Soaked in Soul!”. That’s true of his songwriting, his multi-instrumental talents — particularly as a gritty riff-busting, yet eloquent guitarist — and his vocals, all of which come to the fore on his latest solo releases. ‘The Loser’ for instance, coming out as the album’s debut single, has a great, Humble Pie-like vibe to it and draws on Mike as guitarist, vocalist, bassist, piano AND for percussion!
Second single from the new record ‘None Of Your Business’ made the playlist on Planet Rock four weeks in a row and current release ‘Don’t Say A Word’ was selected one of Classic Rock Magazine’s October ‘Tracks Of The Week’.
Mike Ross is well-known to Rock fans as one of the trio of guitarist frontmen in the powerhouse band RHR (named after the line-up of Troy Redfern, Jack J Hutchinson and Mike Ross). Mixing the best of Southern rock, Americana and Blues, RHR are also heavily rooted in the jam band scene and released their debut album ‘Mahogany Drift‘ back in 2018 to great acclaim.
However, Mike has been developing his solo work for some years, releasing his solo debut “Spindrift” in 2014, the snappy and contagious “Jenny’s Place” ‘(2018), then in 2019 his Nashville-recorded “The Clovis Limit Pt.1” which fielded a “sixty-one minute collection of ten new songs made from piss, vinegar and tiny bits of stars” which worked as “high-grade-truck-stop-diner-toe-tappers!”
The brand-new sequel album ‘The Clovis Limit Pt.2’ continues the Clovis Limit adventure with fresh, varied, tasty new servings cooked up from similar, well-loved and expertly-put-together recipes!
‘The Clovis Limit Pt.2’ lives up to Mojo Magazine’s review of Mike’s work as “Fuzzed up, fierce and full front al fiery attack coupled with sexy, smooth slidin’, southern soul!” and Planet Rock Magazine’s equally-on point praise of Mike’s “Hypnotic Blues that revel in dark menace.”
Powerplay Magazine awarded the album 9/10, calling it “just a brilliant piece of music”. Music-News agreed, noting “There isn’t a bad track here” They flagged it up as “a must for any rock lovers”, awarding the album 4/5.