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Bernie Torme chatted with Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra in February 2016 with tracks from his album ‘Blackheart’.

Bernie Torme - Giants of Rock, Minehead, January 2017

RIP Bernie Torme 1952-2019

One-time guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne, famously stepping in after the death of Randy Rhoads in 1982, Bernie Torme has died after post-flu complications.

He was guitarist with Gillan 1979-1981 and worked subsequently with fellow Gillan band member John McCoy in GMT.  He also had a productive solo career, with his latest album ‘Shadowland’ released in 2018.

Album review (and interview, November 2018)

Photo: Simon Dunkerley

On Sunday 17 March, at 18:00 GMT, on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio  Zal Cleminson chats about his career, illustrated with tracks from Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Tear Gas, and Sin’Dogs.  This show is repeated on Thursday 21 March, 22:00 GMT

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Sin’Dogs UK dates

In this exclusive edit Zal chats about Sin’Dogs and festival plans in 2019.  The full interview is broadcast on Sunday 17 March at 18:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:28)

Zal Cleminson - Giants Of Rock 2019 (Photo: David Randall)

Legendary guitarist with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB), Zal Cleminson plays UK dates from 30 March including several festivals.

In the late 1970s/early 1980s he worked with Nazareth and as a session player touring with Elkie Brooks, Bonnie Tyler and Midge Ure.

Cleminson continued to tour as SAHB in the early-2000′s but then retired from music until 2017 when he formed Sin’Dogs.

The album ‘Volume 1′ was released in 2018. Joe Geesin, reviewing for GRTR!, wrote: “It’s loud, it’s heavy, and over the grinding powerful rhythms there’s some fantastic guitar work.”

The band’s summer festival appearances include Sweden Rock and Cropredy.

Album review
Gig review (Giants Of Rock, January 2019)

SAT 30TH: WAKEFIELD, Warehouse 23, 23 Smyth St, Wakefield WF1 1ED https://warehouse23.co.uk/events/zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs/
SUN 31st: STOKE, Eleven, 21a, Newfield Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire ST6 5PD 7pm https://www.ents24.com/stoke-on-trent-events/eleven/zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs/1073915165
SAT 13TH: EDINBURGH, Bannermans, 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ  7.30PM
SAT 20TH: GLASGOW, Barrowlands 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TT 7PM Special Guests to MOTT THE HOOPLE
FRI 10TH: DUNDEE, The Church DD1 1ND 8PM https://www.musicglue.com/churchdundee/events/2019-05-10-zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs-church
SAT 11TH: ABERDEEN, The Assembly  3 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1RN 7PM https://www.musicglue.com/the-assembly-1/events/2019-05-11-zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs-the-assembly
SUN 12TH: INVERNESS, Ironworks 122B Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LX http://www.ironworksvenue.com/
14th: MIDDLESBROUGH, Town Hall TS1 2QQ 6.3pm Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/whats-on/?search=Zal+Cleminson&cat=-1&earliest=&latest=
FRI 5TH: LONDON, 100 Club Century House, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL 7.30pm  https://www.wegottickets.com/100club/event/459360
FRI 2ND A NEW DAY FESTIVAL (Faversham, Kent)
SAT 10th; CROPREDY – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
SAT 17TH: WEYFEST (Farnham)
SUN 1st: BURY ST EDMUNDS, Blues/Rock Festival

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Erja Lyytinen: UK tour starts 18 March

Pete Feenstra chatted to Erja Lyytinen in March 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  A further interview is available via Mixcloud (September 2017) with tracks from the current album ‘Stolen Hearts’.

erja #3 Al Stuart

Award winning Finnish guitarist Erja Lyytinen will release her new studio album “Another World” on Friday 26th April via Tuohi Records.

The new album offers a new departure musically, reflected in the early single and title track.  As Erja says: “This album is open-minded, curious and empowering.”

The Finnish slide-guitarist returns to the UK for a nationwide 12-date tour starting 18 March.  Tickets for all dates are available via www.solidentertainments.com or from the Box Office (no booking fee): 01472 349 222 (Mon-Fr: 9am-5pm).

Lyytinen’s debut came in 2005 with the blues-based  “Pilgrimage” whilst successive albums have consolidated her blues-rock reputation.  Erja continues: “The whole album is rockier and funkier, with elements of blues, pop, hard-rock, prog-rock…”

Brighton, Komedia – Monday 18 March
Bridport, Electric Palace – Tuesday 19 March
Milton Keynes, The Stables – Wednesday 20 March
Sheffield, The Greystones – Thursday 21 March
Scarborough, Blues Festival – Friday 22 March
Glasgow, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy – Saturday 23 March
Kinross, The Green Hotel – Sunday 24 March
London, 100 Club – Tuesday 26 March
Oxford, The Bullingdon – Wednesday 27 March
Birmingham, Hare And Hounds – Thursday 28 March
Southport, The Atkinson – Friday 29 March
Bromsgrove, The Artrix – Saturday 30 March
 Photo: Al Stuart

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In June 2017 James Warren chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his career including The Korgis, Stackridge and solo.

James Warren/The Korgis

The Korgis – Live at Last!

James Warren takes to the road this month, with The Korgis.  With a five piece band and three backing vocalists the band will be performing pop classics along with new material.

‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’ was The Korgis’ biggest hit success, reaching No.1 in the UK singles chart in 1980.

Since that time, James Warren has also appeared with Stackridge (until their demise in 2015) and most recently released a solo album ‘Innocent Bystander’ in 2017.

Album review (James Warren, Innocent Bystander)
Album review
(The Korgis, 1979-1982)

15/03/19 7:30 pm The 100 Club, Century House, Oxford St, London W1D 1LL
6/04/19 8:00 pm Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG
27/04/19 8:00 pm Bristol Folk House
20/07/19 7:30pm The Globe, Cardiff, 125 Albany Road, Cardiff South Glamorgan CF24 3NS 

Pete Feenstra chatted to Sari Schorr in August 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio with tracks from her debut album ‘A Force Of Nature’.

SARI SCHORR - Manchester Academy, 15 February 2019

Sari Schorr: UK dates in March/April

Following her February tour with King King, Sari Schorr plays headline dates in March/April.

The U.S. blues rock vocalist released her current album – ‘Never Say Never’ – in October 2018 via Manhaton Records.  This followed her critically acclaimed debut – ‘A Force Of Nature’ – in 2016, produced by veteran blues rock pioneer Mike Vernon.

SARI SCHORR March/April 2019
Mar 6 Wed – Vonnies Blues Club, Cheltenham Mar 7 Thu – Eel Pie Club, Twickenham Mar 8 Fri – Sedgefield Blues Club, Sedgefield Mar 9 Sat – Oran Mor, Glasgow Mar 10 Sun – Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen
Mar 15 Fri – The Boom Boom Club, Sutton
Mar 16 Sat – The Citadel, St. Helens
Apr 2 Tue – The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst
Apr 3 Wed – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Apr 6 Sat – The Iron Road, Pershore
Apr 7 Sun – The Hawth, Crawley
Apr 10 Wed – The Robin 2, Bilston
Apr 11 Thu – The Live Rooms,  Chester
Apr 12 Fri – New Crawdaddy Club, Basildon

Gig review (London, 18 January)
Gig review (London, 7 February)
Gig review
(Manchester, 15 February)
Album review
(Sari Schorr, Never Say Never)

Eden's Curse

Eden’s Curse April dates

Melodic metallers Eden’s Curse take to the road in April promoting the “Best of” compilation “Testament” (AFM Records).

The band formed in 2006 when Scottish bassist and songwriter Paul Logue (Cry Havoc, David Readman) hooked up with American vocalist Michael Eden (Seven Ten).  The debut album came a year later – with a style compared to bands like Queensrÿche and Dokken.

Further traction was gained a year later with their sophomore album ‘The Second Coming‘ which featured a collaboration with Pamela Moore aka Sister Mary from Queensryche’s legendary ‘Operation:Mindcrime‘ album.  Further albums would include contributions from Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, and Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes).

By 2016 the band’s line-up had settled with original members Logue and guitarist Thorsten Koehne  together with drummer John Clelland, keyboard player Chrism and vocalist Nikola Mijic.

In November 2018 the band embarked on their biggest tour to date supporting Michael Schenker Fest which coincided with the release of their first “best of” collection.  A bonus track – a new recording ‘Forever’ – became the lead single.

14th APR – Underworld, London
15th APR – Trillians, Newcastle
16th APR – Yardbirds, Grimsby
17th APR – Eleven, Stoke
18th APR – Robin 2, Bilston
19th APR – Corporation, Sheffield
20th APR – Evi, Ebbw Vale
21st APR – The Garage G2, Glasgow
Photo: Ian Pollard

Band website

Check out forthcoming album/DVD releases here!

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Bearded Theory
(23-26 May)
Ramblin Man Fair
(19-21 July)

Gigs to go to
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR - O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019


WILLE AND THE BANDITS/Rainbreakers 26 January – 30 March
10cc 5 March – 2 May
CATS IN SPACE 8 March-11 May
UFO 9 March-5 April
(pictured) 15-27 March
ERJA LYYTINEN  18-30 March
RIVERSIDE 21-24 March
SARI SCHORR 2-13 April
EDEN’S CURSE 14-21 April

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MYRATH No Holding Back

“No Holding Back” is the second single from the new album “Shehili”.

Myrath will appear at Sweden Rock Festival and Wacken Open Air this summer.

“Shehili” will be released as a CD Digipak, 1LP+Download and Digital on May 3 via earMUSIC.

DELAIN Nothing Left

‘Nothing Left’ from Delain’s second album April Rain marked one of the highlights of the show at the infamous Utrecht Tivoli on the Danse Macabre Tour 2017.   Performed together with Nightwish’s Marco Hietala.

This show was recently released as the live album plus bluray – Hunter’s Moon – on Napalm Records.

Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting.  “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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