Blue Plasma

Melodic Hard Rock

Sophomore Album Out Now!


Click, watch BPO perform Fight from their debut album

Review by RBR Magazine

Fantastic rock band mixing it up to create a great sound indeed. Having so many influences from Deep Purple to Eric Clapton these guys have gone where not many will attempt to tread and succeeded. Listening to them you can clearly pick out the talented way in which you have old school metal mixed with classic rock then some alternative for good measure. Vocally supersonic, lyrically superb and the music bleeds awesomeness with every beat.


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Review by Maria Haskins- RealRockandRoll Blog

California based melodic hard rock band Blue Plasma Orb (or BPO for short) has released a brand new album – the band's second after their self-titled debut in 2014. It's another terrific stack of tunes with hooky melodies, excellent vocals, and rock-solid musical craftsmanship.

Blue Plasma Orb was founded by guitarist Billy Bishop and vocalist/bass player Steve Bonino in 2013, and the band's music has its roots of inspiration in the golden age of rock in the 1970s, but with a modern gloss and shine. The band quotes influences from bands like Deep Purple, AC/ DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, and Blue Oyster Cult.

Standout tracks on this new release include the first track 'Heavy Time' a catchy and upbeat rocker that is one of my favorite tunes on this album; the swinging and guitar-powered 'Lost My Mind'; and the loose and fired-up 'What Do You Want' (another clear fave ...

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Review by Boulent Mustafa, OBs Music UK

Blue Plasma Orb are a blues flavoured Classic Rock band that formed in 2012 with the intention of creating music that would appeal to the fans of Guns 'N' Roses, The Police and The Beatles.

To begin with there were no plans to form a band but in late 2012 Billy asked his friend Greg to help retrain him on the Guitar.

This led to original riffs which led to four new songs and then Bone was brought aboard to provide Bass and Vox which resulted in a complete line up.

The next logical step was to begin work on a debut album and this saw the light of day in July 2014 in the form of 12 tracks.

The band have already started work on lyrics for the follow up album and their first professional music video is in post-production so keep an eye out for that.

Fight is chockfull of energetic riffs, powerful vocals and captivating lyrics.

Strange Things fe ...

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We here at the Rock Tale Hour are always on the lookout for good up-and-coming rock bands, so here's our quick review of Blue Plasma Orb.  These four veteran Southern California rockers recently released their self-titled debut album, and any of you who love straight up, blues-tinged indie rock will not regret taking a deep dive.  With its driving guitar riffs, guttural vocals, and hooky melodies, this twelve-track CD is worthy of a spot in the regular rotation of your music library.

The album opens strong with a distortion-laden, fist-pumping anthem against the Man in “Fight.”  With so much of modern music sounding overproduced and digitized, Blue Plasma Orb achieves a grassroots ‘70s rock sound with foot-stomping bass and guitar riffs on the next tracks: “Strange Things,” which is reminiscent of Traffic, “Rocket” and “Lover.”

Our favorite cuts include the h ...

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Review by Maria Haskins, Under Further Review

After following California-based band Blue Plasma Orb online for a while now, it's a joy to finally get to listen to their self-titled debut album. The band delivers the musical goods with a clean, shiny classic rock sound that hearkens back to the golden rock of the 1970s, and makes me think of bands like BTO, The Eagles, and Steve Miller. With hooky melodies, top-notch vocals, and a lineup of musicians that have the experience and the skill to please your ears, this is a real honest-to-goodness summer-soundtrack - the perfect thing for a July release.

Blue Plasma Orb's sound feels refreshingly clean and uncluttered (you know, like real music), and the tunes are given some satisfying weight and warmth by the tasty blues-vibes that are added to the mix, as well as some real funky grooves to heat things up.

The album opens with the rocking and rolling "Fight" – a high energy tra ...

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Review by Robert Craven, Independent Music Review Ireland

Blue Plasma Orb are: Billy Bishop, Greg Peters, Bone (aka Steve Bonino) & Matt Magiera. BPO have an assured swagger and this CD produced by Bishop is remarkably free from effects.

The influences can be traced to Cream, Taste, The Beatles and Hendrix – track #1 ‘Fight’ is a fist-pumping anthem, with Bonino’s high register vocals offset nicely by the grinding back line.

The Cream-infused ‘Strange things’ allows the band to stretch and the unfussy analogue production adds rather than detracts from the material

The band are able to add touches of Stevie Ray Vaughn in ‘Lightening never strikes twice’, a real roadhouse number and display a nuanced feel on upbeat tracks ‘Elo’, ‘Summer girl’ and ‘ Its been such a long time’ which are real drive time songs.

For me the Strongest tracks are ‘Elo’, ‘Whatcha gonna do’ and the excelle ...

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