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Geoff Downes and Chris Braide

Sunday 22 July and Friday 27 July 22:00 Assume The Position

Chris Braide and Geoff Downes chat about their music and collaboration.
They play their first ever live date at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex on 28 September.

Album review

Cambridge Rock Festival

Sunday 22 July, 20:00 and Thursday 26 July 22:00 The Pete Feenstra Feature

Pete previews some of the band’s appearing at the forthcoming Cambridge Rock Festival.

Festival website

Camel - Manchester, 21 October 2013

Monday 23 July, 22:00 Andy Latimer of Camel

Ahead of their September UK tour, a replay of a 2014 interview/feature with Andy Latimer chatting about the band’s more recent renaissance and history.

Sunday 22 July, 18:00 George Jones, Son Of Man

Pete Feenstra chats to son of the late guitarist Micky Jones about Man.  The band celebrate their 50th anniversary with several dates in September.  George’s band Son Of Man play Cambridge Rock Festival and several other UK dates August/September.

Sunday 22 July, 21:00 (Tuesday 16:00, Thursday 21:00)

In this week’s ‘New to GRTR!’ David Randall replays selected tracks from January-June.

More information (Listen Live)

Cambridge Folk: 2-5 August

On Sunday 15 July, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Folk Festival playing several tracks from some of the artists appearing at this year’s event (14:11)


One of the longest established folk festivals (held each year since 1965) takes place 2-5 August at Cherry Hinton Hall, fifteen minutes away from Cambridge’s historic city centre.

As usual, there is an eclectic range of music on offer, with a mix of traditional folk artists and the more contemporary. The main stages this year include First Aid Kit, John Prine, Rosanne Cash,  Patti Smith and Janis Ian.

A dedicated stage – The Den – provides a platform for emerging artists under 30 years old whilst ‘The Hub’ is another performance area with access to workshops.

This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and with various ticket types available.

Cambridge Folk Festival takes place between 2-5 August at Cherry Hinton Hall.

Last remaining day and full weekend tickets available at https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/tickets

Festival website
Gig review (2017)

Photo: Hollie Latham

More News

FIREWIND - Manchester Academy, 16 February 2017

Gus G plays rare solo dates in the UK

Firewind guitarist and one-time Ozzy sideman, Gus G plays a series of UK dates in October.

Oct 13 Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
Oct 14 The Underworld, London
Oct 15 Yardbirds, Grimsby
Oct 16 Corporation, Sheffield
Oct 18 Rebellion, Manchester

Photo: David Randall/GRTR!

Album review

Dan Reed Network - Bristol Academy, 18 December 2017

Dan Reed Network: UK dates and new album

Dan Reed Network have announced their upcoming “Origins” tour in support of their new album released November 2018.

The “Origins” tour is by direct result of Dan Reed Network recording eight songs across three continents in front of 500 fans over the space of six months.

“Our live studio recording days have been a highlight moment in our career,” explains Reed. “Being able to showcase these new songs in a live environment will be a fantastic opportunity to thank and celebrate with those who made them a reality.”

Joining the Dan Reed Network on tour are upcoming British rock bands, Mason Hill and Hollowstar.

This summer the band also play a couple of festival dates, Cambridge Rock (26 July) and Steelhouse (28 July).

Wednesday 7 November – Bilston, The Robin 2
Thursday 8 November – Newcastle, Riverside
Saturday 10 November – Inverness, Monsterfest, The Ironworks
Tuesday 13 November- Glasgow, The Garage
Wednesday 14 November – Wakefield, Warehouse 23
Friday 16 November – Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre
Saturday 17 November – Chester, The Live Rooms
Wednesday 21 November – Stoke, Eleven
Thursday 22 November – Derby, The Venue
Friday 23 November – London, 229 Venue – Album Launch Party
Saturday 24 November – London, The Landor – Exclusive Album Listening Party
Sunday 25th November – Manchester, Club Academy

Photo: Darren Griffiths/GRTR!

Gig review (March 2017)

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THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, Lincs 19-22 January
Roger Chapman/Family, Lucky Petersen, Nazareth and more.  >> Review
GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset 26-29 January
HAWKWIND, URIAH HEEP, MAGNUM and more. >> Review
HRH AOR, Pwllheli, Wales 8-11 March
Joe Lynn Turner, Skid Row and more >> Review
BEARDED THEORY, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 24-27 May
>> Review
Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus & Mary Chain and more.
DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire 8-10 June
>> Review
Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and more.
STONE FREE, O2 Arena, London 16-17 June
>> Review
Scorpions, Yes (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman), Megadeth and more.
RAMBLIN MAN FAIR, Maidstone, Kent 30 June-1 July
>> Review
Halestorm, Sons Of Apollo, Blackberry Smoke, Fish, Mostly Autumn, Von Hertzen Brothers and more.
CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, Oxfordshire 13-15 July >> Review
Alanis Morissette, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott and more.
Dan Reed Network, King King, Mostly Autumn, Dare, Atomic Rooster, Focus and more.
STEELHOUSE, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 27 -29 July
Black Star Riders, Stone Broken, King King, Dan Reed Network, Glenn Hughes and more
>> News item (Glenn Hughes)
First Aid Kit, John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith, Janis Ian and more.
A NEW DAY, Mt Ephraim Gardens, Faversham, Kent 3-5 August
Feeder, Ten Years After, Hawkwind, Caravan and more.
CROPREDY, Oxfordshire 9-11 August
Brian Wilson, Levellers, Fairport Convention, Al Stewart and more.
King King, Laurence Jones, Simon McBride, Connie Lush, My Baby, Kyla Brox and more.
STONEDEAF FESTIVAL, Newark Racecourse, 25 August
Skid Row, The Quireboys, Wolfsbane, Anvil, Graham Bonnet Band and more.

Gigs to go to

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017


STEELHOUSE, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 27 -29 July

GRAHAM BONNET BAND (pictured) 8-25 August
DEVON ALLMAN 2-8 September
CAMEL 7-17 September
MARTIN TURNER ex-Wishbone Ash 13 September-27 October
EUROPE/King King 14-24 September

Check out our full listings!

More gig reviews

Feature video

DIAMANTE Coming In Hot

Diamante’s debut album ‘Coming In Hot’ was released on 26 June by Better Noise Records

Album review

SPACE ELEVATOR Don’t Believe A Word

Space Elevator released their second album on SPV in May around which time they played a series of UK dates.  They plan to play 20km in the air on a planned space tower.

Their version of the Thin Lizzy song is a live favourite.

Album review (and interview)

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