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The Best of 2017

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Magenta - The Citadel, St.Helens, 13 May 2017

HRH Prog 16-19 November features Uriah Heep and Magnum

The sixth HRH Prog event takes place at Pwllheli, North-West Wales 16-17 September.

Artists appearing incude Mostly Autumn (Thursday 16th), Uriah Heep, Caravan (Friday 17th) and Magnum and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (Saturday 18th).

(Pictured: Magenta)

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Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet tour starts 18 November

Rainbow/Michael Schenker/Alcatrazz frontman and solo artist Graham Bonnet returns to the UK for tour dates from 18 November

18 Nov – Queen Vic, South Shields
19 Nov – Pure, Wigan
21 Nov – Eleven, Stoke On Trent
22 Nov – Iron Road, Evesham
23 Nov – The Musician, Leicester
24 Nov – Limelight 2, Belfast
25 Nov – Winterstorm Festival, Troon
26 Nov – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
28 Nov – Yardbirds Club, Grimsby
29 Nov – Camden Underworld, London
30 Nov – Corporation, Sheffield

Gig review (July 2017)
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Black Star Riders - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

Black Star Riders tour continues this week

Following a sold out European Tour in early 2017, promoting their ‘Heavy Fire’ album, Black Star Riders return to the UK for a headline tour in November 2017. They bring a stunning support bill featuring Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.

Blues Pills release a new live album – ‘Lady In Gold – Live In Paris’ in November via Nuclear Blast. Tax The Heat release the follow-up to their debut album ‘Fed To The Lions’ in early 2018. London based Dirty Thrills open the bill, with a set containing songs from their debut album “Heavy Living” which was released in September via the Frontiers label.

Full tour dates are as follows:

Wed 8th Nov – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Thurs 9th Nov – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Fri 10th Nov – Parr Hall, Warrington
Sat 11th Nov – Hard Rock Hell, North Wales FESTIVAL HEADLINE
Sun 12th Nov – University Of Hull, Hull
Tues 14th Nov – Empire, Middlesbrough
Wed 15th Nov – o2 Academy, Sheffield
Thurs 16th Nov – o2 Academy, Leicester
Sat 18th Nov – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Sun 19th Nov – Pyramids, Portsmouth

Doors Open at all shows at 6:15pm. For tickets go to www.blackstarriders.com
For Hard Rock Hell tickets www.hardrockhell.com

Gig review (Edinburgh, 9 November)
Album review (Black Star Riders)


Andrew Roachford

Andrew Roachford tour continues until 7 December

Andrew Roachford, recently on tour fronting Mike + The Mechanics, plays UK dates in his own right October-December.

Described by GRTR! as “the epitome of ‘cool’” Roachford was the best selling domestic artist for Columbia for a decade and was signed for a groundbreaking seven-album deal.  His eponymous debut was released in 1988.

More information (and tour dates)
Gig review (Chester, 2 November)


Bad Touch/Mollie Marriott tour starts 9 November

Norwich-based rockers Bad Touch tour with Mollie Marriott in November.  The band released their debut album in 2016 – ‘Truth Be Told’ = and have just released a free MP3 download ‘Baby Get It On’ wih their special guest.  Click here to download.

‘Baby Get It On’ first appeared on Tina Turner’s second solo album ‘Acid Queen’ and originally released in 1975.

Mollie Marriott’s debut album ‘Truth Is A Wolf’ is released on 3 November.

Bad Touch – Novermber 2017 UK Tour with Special Guest ‘Mollie Marriott’
Tickets – www.thegigcartel.com, 24 HR Box Office – 0844 478 0898

Sheffield, Corporation        Thursday 9 November
Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre    Friday 10 November
Bristol, Tunnels        Thursday 16 November
Manchester, Ruby Lounge    Friday 17 November
Newcastle, Cluny        Saturday 18 November
Nottingham, Bodega        Sunday 19 November
Glasgow, Stereo        Thursday 23 November
Leeds, Brudenell        Friday 24 November
Coventry, Empire        Saturday 25 November
London, Islington Academy    Sunday 26 November
Norwich, Waterfront Studio    Friday 1 December
Southampton, Talking Heads    Saturday 2 December
Planet Rockstock        Sunday 3 December

Album review (Mollie Marriott)


Gigs to go to

Joanne Shaw Taylor - The Lowry, Salford, 29 March 2015

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017

WISHBONE ASH 17 October-18 November
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS 5-18 November
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
(pictured) 7-20 November
BLACK STAR RIDERS
/Tax The Heat/Blues Pills/Dirty Thrills, 8-19 November
BAD TOUCH/Mollie Marriott, 9 Nov-3 December
SARI SCHORR 9-18 November
TYGERS OF PAN TANG 9-25 November
TYKETTO 10-26 November
JUDIE TZUKE 11-18 November
CARAVAN 14-22 November
MR BIG/The Answer, 16-23 November
HARD ROCK HELL PROG, Pwllheli, 16-19 November
CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY 17 November-3 December
DEEP PURPLE/Europe
17-23 November
H.E.A.T. 17-21 November


GRAHAM BONNET BAND 18-30 November
DIAMOND HEAD 23 November-8 December

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Feature video

SALVATION JAYNE Juno

Salvation Jayne are a young, female driven rock band and are steadily making a name for themselves in the UK music scene.

Formed in 2013, the band have built up a formidable live reputation hitting stages in legendary venues across the country and at several prestigious venues and festivals.

PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Rising On The Edge

The Italian doom/psych/blues rockers Psychedelic Witchcraft release their third album – ‘Sound Of The Wind’ – via Listenable Records on 3 November.  They appear at the Damnation Festival, Leeds, on 4 November.


SON OF MAN Glimpse Of You

The third video from the debut album from ‘Son Of Man’ who feature George Jones (son of the late Mickey Jones of the legendary Man band) together with ex-members of Sassafras.

The band play gigs in November/December.

11 Nov. Boom Boom Club, Sutton, Surrey
24 Nov. The Bullingdon, Oxford
9 Dec. The Garage, Swansea



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