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Dan Patlansky - Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

Dan Patlansky UK tour starts 21 November

South African blues rock guitarist Dan Patlansky starts his UK tour on 21 November.

Patlansky has also released a digital EP ‘Live 2018′ recorded this year in Pretoria.  The four tracks include material from his current album ‘Perfection Kills’.

On Sunday 18 November he chats to Pete Feenstra on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

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UK dates (November)

Wed 21st – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thu 22nd -  Norwich The Waterfront
Fri 23rd – Newbury Arlington Arts Centre
Sat 24th – Chester The Live Rooms
Sun 25th – Bury The Met
Tue 27th – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wed 28th – Bromsgrove Artrix
Thu 29th – London O2 Academy Islington
Fri 30th -  Bristol The Tunnels

Dan Reed Network: UK tour and new album in November

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 23 November 2018 via Zero One Entertainment.

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.

It has also been announced that Dan Reed (solo acoustic) will be special guest of Thunder on tour in the UK in February 2019.

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!

Album review
Gig review (March 2017)

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In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, on Sunday 28 October at 22:00 GMT, David Randall previewed some of the artist’s appearing at next year’s event (26:00)

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Roger Chapman - Under The Bridge, London, 10 September 2014

2019′s Giants Of Rock takes place at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, 25-28 January.

Amongst the bands appearing at the event, in its fifth consecutive year, Skid Row, Roger Chapman’s Family & Friends (pictured), and Sweet.

As usual there is an excellent variety of bands covering various genres.  From hard rock/metal (Skid Row, U.D.O. Oliver Dawson Saxon), blues rock (Martin Barre, Eric Bell, Rob Tognoni), melodic rock (FM, H.E.A.T., Dare, Vega) to prog (Focus, Atomic Rooster).

An “introducing” stage features new and upcoming bands who fight for a chance to appear on the main stage the following year.  This year’s winners included Departed and Black Whiskey.

Prices start at £125 per person, based on four people sharing Silver Self-Catering accommodation.

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Gig review (Giants Of Rock, 2018)

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Gigs to go to

Focus - HRH Prog - Pwllheli, Wales, 17-20 March 2016


10cc 18 October-17 November
2-17 November
DAN REED NETWORK/Mason Hill/Hollowstar 7-25 November
LIFESIGNS 7 November -1 December
(pictured) 9 November-1 December
10 November-2 December
MAGNUM 22-28 November
BLACK STAR RIDERS 28 November-3 December
BLACK STONE CHERRY/The Cadillac Three/Monster Truck 6-14 December

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The new self-released single ‘Hold On’ will be available digitally on 9th November.

Recorded at Riverside Studios near Glasgow, the ‘Hold On’ single is mixed by Brian Sperber of Electric Lady Studio in New York (Ozzy, Alter Bridge, 3 Doors Down, Patti Smith) and is the first new track to herald the band’s new sound and album scheduled for 2019.


7.       The Robin 2                 Bilston w/ The Dan Reed Network
8.       The Riverside              Newcastle w/ The Dan Reed Network
10.     Monstersfest                Inverness w/ The Dan Reed Network
13.     The Garage                 Glasgow w/ The Dan Reed Network
14.     Warehouse 23             Wakefield w/ The Dan Reed Network
16.     Muni Arts Centre          Pontypridd w/ The Dan Reed Network
17.     The Live Rooms          Chester w/ The Dan Reed Network
18.     The Fleece                   Bristol w/ The Dan Reed Network
21.     Eleven                          Stoke w/ The Dan Reed Network
22.     The Venue                   Derby w/ The Dan Reed Network
23.     229 The Venue            London w/ The Dan Reed Network
25.     Club Academy             Manchester w/ The Dan Reed Network
30.     Cobblestones              Bridgewater
1.       Planet Rockstock        Trecco Bay, Wales.


Hailing from Brisbane/Gold Coast, ‘Baby Let Me Go’ is from Smoking Martha’s debut album ‘In Deep’ (Bad Reputation).

Vocalist Tasha D explains: “While it’s tender and not the ‘typical’ heavy rock side of our sound, we have had great reviews from it, hopefully proving we can win you over just as easily with our softer side”.

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UK tour dates

9th Nov – OXFORD, The Wheatsheaf
10th Nov – Hard Rock Hell
11th Nov – BLACKPOOL, Waterloo
15th Nov – IPSWICH, The Railway
16th Nov – NOTTINGHAM, Salutation Inn
17th Nov – GLOSSOP, The Globe
18th Nov – NEWPORT,The Patriot
21st Nov – NEWCASTLE, Trillians
22nd Nov – MANCHESTER, Gullivers
23rd Nov – DONCASTER, Woolpack Live
24th Nov – BRADFORD, Trash
25th Nov – GLASGOW, Ivory Blacks
29th Nov – BIRMINGHAM, The Flapper
30th Nov – LONDON, The Black Heart

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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