Working at a radio station you get sent a LOT of new music promos, mainly from labels and PR companies, however now and again bands or solo artists will drop CDs off to reception, the quality of these varies (that’s maybe putting it kindly), most are chancers. However, a couple of weeks back a 17 year old called Kit Trigg dropped this CD off at reception.
A first glace at the hand scrawled tracklisting on the back and I thought ‘oh here we go again’ but I thought I’d reserve judgement until I heard it, and am I glad I did! After a bit of trawling through Kit’s website and Youtube videos I saw he’d got a bit of an obsession with Peter Green (there’s a video on Youtube of him doing a fairly note perfect rendition of Black Magic Woman). It’s refreshing to hear someone so young with a passion for blues and with a voice who can do that style of music justice.
We gave his new single (above) a play on Unknown Pleasures, our new music show this weekend, he’s still unsigned but I wouldn’t be surprised if Kit is signed up quickly as there’s bags of talent there, I just hope whoever signs him let him continue with that delta blues sound and don’t dumb him down into some radio friendly Passenger/Ed Sheeran competitor