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Steve Hackett UK tour starts 28 April

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett commences his UK tour on Friday 28 April.

Promoting his new album ‘The Night Siren’ the tour is also billed as “Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett” and culminates in a sold out show at The London Palladium.

The tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album Wind and Wuthering, and he will be performing several tracks from the album as well as fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’ and other Genesis numbers never performed before including ‘Inside & Out,’ ‘One For The Vine’ and ‘Anyway’ as well as classic Hackett and new material from The Night Siren.

Steve is a Featured Artist at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and features prominently in the progressive rock sequences.

Album review (The Night Siren)
Interview (Genesis Revisited, 2014)

UK tour dates

Fri 28th  Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
Sun 30th Reading, Hexagon

Mon 1st Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 3rd Sheffield, City Hall
Thurs 4th Bristol, Colston Hall
Fri 5th Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sun 7th  Liverpool, Philharmonic
Mon 8th Portsmouth, Guildhall
Wed 10th Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thurs 11th Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 13th Oxford, New Theatre
Sun 14th Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tues16th Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Wed17th Sage, Gateshead
Fri 19th  London, Palladium

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Paul Rodgers captures the Spirit of Free in May

In April 2011 David Randall chatted to Paul Rodgers for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio’s “Heroes” series.

In this exclusive edit, Paul chats about Paul Kossoff, the formation of Free and the hit single ‘All Right Now’.  (11:23)

Paul Rodgers - Bad Company

Paul Rodgers tours in the UK from 5 May with Special Guest Deborah Bonham. Both are Featured Artists at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  For this latest excursion he celebrates the music of Free.

Says Paul: “It was 50 years ago in 1967 when Paul Kossoff and I met and later formed Free. We first jammed together at the Fickle Pickle Blues Club in Finsbury Park, we wanted exactly that, to be free to play the music that we loved, blues and beyond. We knew we had something special between us when people told us that when we played time stood still.”

“He brought in the rhythm section, Simon Kirke from his band The Black Cat Bones and found the advertisement at the Nags Head Battersea for a “Bass player ex-John Mayall looking for a gig”, Andy Fraser.”

The springboard for this tour have been the various charity gigs when Paul Rodgers plays Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band.  The name of the tour actually comes from a pony saved by the Willows Animal Sanctuary, the charity of whom Rodgers is a patron, and who was called “Free Spirit”.

Deborah Bonham, interview/feature (April 2015)

UK Tour
05 May Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
07 May Newcastle, City Hall
08 May Manchester, O2 Apollo
10 May Bristol, Colston Hall
12 May Plymouth, Pavilions
14 May Oxford, New Theatre
17 May Leicester, De Montfort Hall
19 May Sheffield, City Hall
20 May Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
22 May Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
23 May Ipswich, Regent Theatre
25 May Portsmouth, Guildhall
27 May Birmingham, Symphony Hall
28 May London, Royal Albert Hall

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Walter Trout, - Lead Belly Fest, Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Walter Trout on tour in the UK 1- 10 May

Blues rock giant Walter Trout returns to the UK for 7 dates in May.

The legendary guitarist released a new live album ‘Alive In Amsterdam’ in 2016.  He chatted recently to GRTR!’s Pete Feenstra for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.

Album review

European Tour Dates (May 2017)

01 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay
03 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
04 – City Hall, Sheffield
05 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
06 – Parr Hall, Warrington
09 – The Waterfront, Norwich
10 – The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa
12 – Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
13 – Stollwerck, Köln, Germany
14 – Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany

DAN PATLANSKY – Jazz Café, London, 9 June 2016

Dan Patlansky tour starts 15 April

Blues rocker Dan Patlansky plays UK dates from Friday 15 April with special guest Ash Wilson.  This will be the first tour Patlansky will undertake following his special guest appearance on King King’s 2016 UK tour, and Joe Satriani’s 2015 UK and European tour.

The UK tour dates include Mr Kyps, Poole (April 15), HRH Blues Festival, Sheffield (April 16) London’s Islington O2 Academy (May 2), Manchester Deaf Institute (May 3), Cardiff Globe (May 4), Bristol Tunnels (May 5) and The Factory, Barnstable (May 6).  Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or book online from thegigcartel.com or http://danpatlansky.com/shows.

The UK tour follows Patlantsky’s recent accolade when his current album Introvertigo was voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of 2016 by the influential American website Blues Rock Review. This marks the second time Patlansky has had an album that has been voted #1 in Blues Rock Reviews’ Top 20. The first time was in 2014 with his previous studio album Dear Silence Thieves.

Patlansky’s special guest is the Lincolnshire-based singer-songwriter, Ash Wilson. Hailed as one of the UK’s most exciting and distinctive new vocalists, guitarists and songwriters in the British contemporary blues scene, Wilson’s debut album, Broken Machine is released 21 April 2017).

This interview/feature was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in April 2015.  Dan Patlansky discusses his music with Pete Feenstra plus tracks from then current album ‘Dear Silence Thieves’.

A more recent interview (April 2016) with Dan sharing his influences and favourite tracks is replayed on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Thursday 13 April at 23:00 GMT.

More information
Album review (Introvertigo)
Album review (Ash Wilson)

In this hour long interview/feature David Randall chats to Eleanor McEvoy about her career.  Part of The GRTR! Archive series and recorded in June 2008. (57:23)

Eleanor McEvoy UK tour starts 4 May

Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy starts her UK tour in Cheltenham on 4 May.

Eleanor is a Featured Artist at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and features regularly in the station’s singer songwriter sequence (Mon-Fri, 14:00-16:00 GMT).

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BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

Forthcoming festivals 2017

We list here a selection of festivals/large events taking place in the first part of the year – if your event is not listed please contact us with the details.

Bearded Theory, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 25-28 May

Review (2016)

The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffs 2-4 June 2017

Stone Free Festival, O2 Arena, London, 17 June

Review (2016)

The Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 29-30 July 2017

Review (2016)

Ramblin’ Man, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent 29-30 July 2017

Review (2016)
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Gigs to go to

Deborah Bonham



DAN PATLANSKY/Ash Wilson 15 April-6 May
STEVE HACKETT 26 April-19 May
BLACK SPIDERS 27 April-4 May
PAUL RODGERS/Deborah Bonham
(pictured) 5-28 May
PANIC ROOM 6 May – 1 July

Check out our full listings!

More gig reviews

Feature video

FIREWIND Lady Of 1000 Sorrows

From the album ‘Immortals’.

Album review
Gig review (Manchester, February 2017)


Roadcase Royale is the new band featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart and Liv Warfield formerly of Prince’s New Power Generation. “Get Loud” was released to streaming and digital retail providers on March 17.


Deep Purple release their new album via earMUSIC on 7 April.

The video includes images from the 97 minute movie documentary ‘From Here To inFinite’ and gives an in-depth insight into the band’s songwriting and recording process, for the first time allowing cameras in the studio. The movie is part of the limited CD+DVD edition of the album.

The single ‘All I Got Is You’ was released 10 March as a limited edition CD digipak, limited 12″ Vinyl and Digital together with four previously unreleased tracks.

The band play UK dates with Europe in November.

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