Come Together Album Review – We Bleed Music Media

The collaboration of these two blues rock guitarist has been hailed as one of the most exciting things to happen in the UK scene at the moment, nominated earlier this year by the European Blues Awards in the Best Band category, without even having an album released, Englishman Innes Sibun and  American Marcus Malone had already carved names for themselves in the business as excellent solo artists: now they have joined forces and on 31st January 2020 they are to release their debut album COME TOGETHER released in a sixties psychedelic gatefold sleeve.

This album has something for everyone, a bit of Blues rock, soul, country: it’s all there and I can see the awards coming thick and fast for this pair very soon.

– Dave Martin


To quote Marcus “Not only does Innes have shades of my favourite guitar players, Jimmy Page, Hendrix and Paul Kossoff, but he also has the soulful approach and the dynamics of B.B. King and Albert King.” Put this together with the husky vocals of Marcus, along with his own guitar work, and you have a great duo.

Innes was a huge part of Sari Schorr and the Engine Room where he played on the album Force of Nature, and Marcus was nominated by the UK Blues Awards 2018 for Best Male Vocalist and by EU Blues Awards for Best Vocalist and Best Album ‘A Better Man’ 2017.

Apart from the two main men the band comprises:

Chris Nugent Drums
Roger Inniss Bass Guitar

Stevie Watts Keyboards
Moz Gamble Keyboards

Chantelle Duncan Backing Vocals
Massimiliano Guidi Acoustic Guitar

The album kicks off with the title track Come Together with great use of the echo mike in the intro, followed by a funky blues guitar onslaught and some high falsetto harmonies.

The second track Let me Love You has some wonderful slide guitar work from Innes: it has a rock and roll vibe to it and the rhythm section of Roger and Chris keep the groove going till the end.

Taste of your Love showcases Innes’ acoustic guitar skills at the beginning, and what starts off as a slow ballad builds up into a blues rock number with some great electric solo and joint vocals, with a gospel choir to round it off.

Jodie is pure Rock n Roll: I can see them jumping and jiving to this at a live gig; excellent with a real fifties feel.

So Tired of Living has the sound of BB King all over it, I just loved this with the soulful voice of Marcus and the guitar singing throughout, and a tasty little bridge in the outro, just heaven.

She’s my Girl is a country blues song with a nice sing along chorus and once again the guitar work is superb.

Staying with the real country yee ha type song this time with Rabbit Hole. This has a feel of the Nashville/Grand Ol Opry, with some classic blues rock guitar added in for good measure.

Ending the album with Everyday’s a Miracle: a soul, almost Motown vibe to this, to add more diversity to the duo’s talents.

This album has something for everyone, a bit of Blues rock, soul, country: it’s all there and I can see the awards coming thick and fast for this pair very soon.

Review by Dave Martin (@masterofmetal58) on Twitter, For WeBleedMusicMedia

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