BLUES MATTERS

The good chaps at BM have given us a very nice review and placed us in their Top Ten albums list!

“an engaging mix of Country, Rock, and Folk-themed tunes”

“drink tea, and eat cake whilst enjoying Horsfall’s …

RECORD COLLECTOR

Stanley Unwin’s son joins in affectionate Ronnie Lane tribute
The prize for this month’s most lovingly-crafted package has to go to this CD-size hardcover book illustrating how aimless musician Horsfall underwent an epiphany after seeing the late Ronnie

 

FOLK AND ROOTS 

If I didn’t know different, I’d have taken this record for a lost Ronnie Lane album, so striking is the similarity in vibe and sound on the opening track, a rollin’-rockin’, laid-back cover of Careless Love that …

BACKROADS

Right from the off it is apparent that the making of The Good Gentleman’s Tonic has been a labour of love; every aspect, from the liner notes to the super-deluxe packaging, exhibits an almost obsessive attention to detail. The …

LIVE BLUES.INFO 

 This is a sumptuous package put together by country-roots rocker Des Horsfall to honour the late great Ronnie Lane. Des set out to make an album that would create a similar sound and feel to Ronnie’s post faces …

 

MAVERICK five star review!!!

*****

The good folk at Maverick are raving about the album in the July 2011 issue (issue 108).

‘totally gob-smacked – it was fantastic’
‘The whole CD package is top class’
‘What a great tribute to …

WHISPERIN’ AND HOLLERIN’ 

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Journeyman musician DES HORSFALL has been around the block many times without ever bothering Rock’n’Roll’s chart scorers. Having slogged it out as part of Hard Rock outfits like Raw Deal and Turbo over the last …

 

ALLGIGS.CO.UK

*****

Des Horsfall is a serious addict – an addict of Ronnie Lane, Small Faces and, as is mentioned often throughout this package, Yorkshire Gold Tea – you even get a free tea-bag of the stuff, presented in …

 

FOLKING.COM

Honouring the legend of the late great Ronnie Lane, in the only way he knew how, roots-rocker Des Horsfall and his band Kuschty Rye embarked on a journey. It was a journey which resulted in the superbly packaged

Fatea Magazine

When I heard the first track on”The Good Gentleman’s Tonic, I thought this was going to be a novelty, particularly as it comes with a teabag, but after a while I realised that 10/11ths of Des Horsfall’s Kuschty …

NetRhythms

A veteran roots-rocker singer-songwriter, Horsfall’s a bit of a fan of the late Ronnie Lane, the former Small Faces bassist who went on to form Slim Chance. Indeed, his band (which features Andy McKerlie and Katriona Gilmore) is named …

Flying Shoes

Kuschty Rye: Des Horsfall claims it means A Good Gentleman but he’s lifted it from Ronnie Lane and I can’t find any corroboration on that. Maybe Ronnie invented it, and if he did then that’s just fine. This …

 

Northern Sky

In this homage to the late Ronnie Lane, Des Horsfall presents a beautifully packaged album inspired by the Small Faces/Faces legend, with ten roots rockers including the traditional Careless Love, a song familiar to anyone with even …