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James Warren - Stackridge

Stackridge release their swansong live album via Angel Air Records on 14 July.

Their 2-CD set was recorded at their final gig in Bristol in December 2015 and featured two contributions from long-time member Mutter Slater.

The band originated in the late-1960s and performed at the formative Glastonbury Festival (then called Pilton Festival) in 1970 along with Marc Bolan.

During the 1970s they gained a cult following for their mix of pop, prog and English whimsy with one album produced by George Martin.

In the late-1970’s the band’s James Warren and Andy Davis formed a more commercial songwriting partnership with The Korgis and in June 1980 had a Top 5 single with ‘Everyone’s Got To Learn Sometime’.

Angel Air Records have re-issued most of Stackridge’s back catalogue and various members’ solo albums/projects. Fittingly, in the label’s 20th anniversary year, ‘The Final Bow, Bristol 2015’ is their 500th release.

On Sunday 25 June at 18:00 Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall chats to James Warren about his career with tracks from Stackridge, The Korgis and of course the new live album. Later this year James releases a new solo album via Angel Air Records. (Thursday 29 June, 22:00 repeat).

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

The story so far…

BEARDED THEORY (25-28 May)
STONE FREE (17 June)

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.

Rock And Blues Custom Show, Pentrich, Derbyshire 27-29 July
including Y&T, British Lion, Graham Bonnet, FM

The Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 29-30 July 2017
including LAST IN LINE, KING KING, SAXON, BROKEN WITT REBELS, STONE BROKEN…

Review (2016)

Ramblin’ Man, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent 29-30 July 2017
including ZZ TOP, KANSAS, DOKKEN, GLENN HUGHES …

Review (2016)
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Cambridge Rock Festival, 3-6 August
including FM,Tygers Of Pan Tang, Eddie & The Hotrods and more

Review (2014)

Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire 10-12 August
including Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Marillion and more

Review (2015)

A New Day Festival, Faversham, Kent 25-27 August
including Uriah Heep, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, Martin Barre and more


Gigs to go to

Blue Oyster Cult - HARD ROCK HELL, Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

JUNE – JULY 2017 (UK)

PANIC ROOM 6 May – 1 July
BLUE OYSTER CULT
(pictured) 25-29 June
GOLDRAY 1-8 July

STANLEY CLARKE 17-25 July

Check out our full listings!

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Feature video

KING KING (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’

The new King King single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy) and is taken from the forthcoming album.  “Exile & Grace definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it,” says King King’s frontman Alan Nimmo. “We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder.”

UK tour dates
Bath, Forum     Saturday 14 October
Birmingham, Town Hall   Tuesday 17 October
London Shepherd’s Bush Empire Wednesday 18 October
Sheffield, Leadmill Thursday 19 October
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall  Friday 20 October

Tickets are available from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and from www.thegigcartel.com.

JOE BONAMASSA This Train

Joe Bonamassa performs “This Train”from his forthcoming live CD/DVD/Bluray/Vinyl release “Joe Bonamassa – Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening.” (Provogue)

Album review
Gig review (London, 20 April)
DVD review



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