Saturday, 10 February 2018


Tez Locke seems to have been around the music business for quite a time as I can gather from his website bio.  Playing around the 70s and early 80s in bands such as Springheel Jack and Smart Alec he has focused his attention on solo songwriting with a vast number of compositions at his disposal.  Tez is based in Devon in the UK.

Tez is obviously a very skilled guitarist, but also as a lyric writer as his song bites and videoclips showcase both these talents on his website.  Effortlessly swerving from Rock to Folk to Blues to Country makes this guy a force to be reckoned with.  His lead line from his "Welcome" page states "Me. Doing what I love"and he surely does, sharing every part of his music experience with fans.

He has signed a deal with London based Copper Brown Records and is releasing his song "Howling At The Moon" on February 21st, 2018.  Before you take a listen to Tez think Tom Petty, Dave Edmunds, Status Quo, Iggy Pop and Johnny Cash all rolled into one man! My favourite track I have heard is "Your Money Or Your Life" which could have been included on the Quo's hits album "12 Gold Bars".  

I have heard a snippet of "Howling At The Moon" and it is has that Iggy Pop chugga-chug stop-start guitar riff telling a love story between werewolves and creatures of the night.  Tez calls it a "dark love song" and hopefully this blog review can give this true music lover a helping hand.  His skill of changing styles could endear him to many fans.  Hopefully this musically motivated individual amidst these days of looks and star quality over substance and talent can reign justifiably. Good luck Tez!

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