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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)

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 

Magnum UK dates in June

MAGNUM - Giants Of Rock 2018

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum play UK dates in June, during which time they will also appear at the prestigious Sweden Rock festival and Rock Hard festival in Germany.

The band’s current studio album was released in January 2018 via SPV -  ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’ – and described by Get Ready to ROCK!: “Forty years after their album debut … an absolute triumph.”

The band followed this with their latest live album ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’, recorded in April 2018.  Get Ready to ROCK! wrote: “With Lee Morris and Rick Benton now firmly embedded we’ve noted before the band have been given another new breath of life.  This rejuvenation is also evident in the rendering of the time-worn core setlist.”

4th June            STOKE Kings Hall
5th June            ABERDARE Coliseum Theatre
7th June            SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, Solvesborg
9th June            ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Gelsenkirchen, Germany
11th June          BURY ST. EDMUNDS Apex
12th June          HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome
13th June          WARRINGTON Parr Hall
15th June          ROCK THE COAST FESTIVAL Malaga, Spain.

Album review (Lost On The Road To Eternity)
Album review (Live At The Symphony Hall)


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FM - Giants Of Rock 2019

1989 revival in December: Gun, FM and Dan Reed Network celebrate the Big 3-0

Three melodic/hard rock bands will celebrate three key albums on tour in December, all played in their entirety.

Gun’s Taking On The World hit stores in the summer of 1989 and five top 75 singles followed. FM (pictured) released Tough It Out in October followed by Dan Reed Network with Slam.

9th Bristol – O2 Academy
10th Southampton – Engine Rooms
11th London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13th Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
14th Norwich – LCR UEA
15th Nottingham – Rock City
17th Newcastle – O2 Academy
18th Leeds – O2 Academy
20th Manchester – Academy 2
21th Glasgow – Barrowland

Erja Lyytinen: New album 26 April



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 then current album ‘Stolen Hearts’.

ERJA LYYTINEN - The Bullingdon, Oxford, 27 March 2019

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 completed her 12-date UK tour on 30 March.

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…”

 Photo: David Randall/GRTR!

Gig review (The Bullingdon, Oxford, 27 March)
Album review (Another World)


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In 2015 Robin Trower chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in the ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ series.  Robin chooses influential tracks in an hour special.

ROBIN TROWER - The Lowry, Salford, 29 March 2015

Robin Trower tours in October

Robin Trower, Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown have joined forces on a new album, “United State of Mind”, released later in the year via Manhaton Records.  They’ve also announced an October tour.

The perhaps unlikely combination came about as a result of a chance meeting at Livingstone Brown’s recording studio.  Both Trower and Priest are directly influenced by soul and gospel music and still share a mutual passion for the genre.

Robin Trower released his latest solo album in March, ‘Coming Closer To The Day’.

Album review

UK tour dates
Thursday 24 October – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Friday 25 October – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Sunday 27 October – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Monday 28 October – Town Hall, Birmingham
Tuesday 29 October – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

All tickets, £30, go on sale Thursday 4th April via www.thegigcartel.com and from the 24 HR Ticket Hotline – 0844 478 0898.


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)

Full interview

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)

MARCH
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
APRIL
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
MAY
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/
JUNE
8th: SWEDEN ROCK
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=
JULY
FRI 5TH: LONDON, 100 Club Century House, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL 7.30pm  https://www.wegottickets.com/100club/event/459360
AUGUST
FRI 2ND A NEW DAY FESTIVAL (Faversham, Kent)
SAT 10th; CROPREDY – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
SAT 17TH: WEYFEST (Farnham)
SEPT
SUN 1st: BURY ST EDMUNDS, Blues/Rock Festival

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In this Ramblin Man preview, tracks from Foreigner, Austin Gold and Elles Bailey. First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 21 April 2019 (13:03)

Bearded Theory (23-26 May)
Camden Rocks (1-2 June)
SOS Festival (12-14 July)
Ramblin Man Fair (19-21 July) – updated 24.04.19!
Steelhouse Festival (26-28 July)

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Gigs to go to

MAY/JUNE 2019

CATS IN SPACE 8 March-11 May
ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS 30 March-10 August
MARTIN TURNER 4 April-12 May
GLENN HUGHES (pictured) 14-24 May
THE TREATMENT/Bigfoot 22 May-2 June
SYMPHONY X 4-6 June
MAGNUM 4-13 June
STEVE HILLAGE BAND 6-8 June

Check out our full listings!


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SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE Right Now

Supersonic Blues Machine return with a brand new single ‘Right Now’ to coincide with Earth Day on 22 April.
 
‘It’s about the “strength and power of having each other’s back as a community,” explains Fabrizo Grossi. “To get our hands dirty for the common good, in spite of all the disappointments or challenges we might face on a daily basis.”

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries.

The band play European dates in July/August.  Their current album is ‘Californisoul’ via Provogue/Mascot.

30 July – Noches del Botanico – Madrid, SPAIN ft. Billy F. Gibbons & Joe Louis Walker
02 Aug – Notodden Blues Festival – Notodden, NORWAY ft. Billy F. Gibbons, Eric Gales & Joe Louis Walker
03 Aug – Megeve Blues Festival – Combloux, FRANCE ft. Billy F. Gibbons & Joe Louis Walker

Album review

LETHBRIDGE OWEN All We Have Is Hope

Lethbridge Owen release their debut album ‘Mind Over Matter’ via Cargo Records on 5 April.  The single ‘All We Have Is Hope’ was released in November 2018.

Lethbridge Owen pairs Kelly Louise Lethbridge and Jimmy Owen who write and perform original music drawing on folk and West Coast-flavoured rock and pop.

Live Dates
26th April: Under The Bridge, London
25th June: Tuesday Night Blues Club,  Coulsdon
4th May: Tonbridge Castle, Kent (Time Off Festivals)
24th May: Boom Boom Club, Sutton w/  Aynsley Lister
5th July:  Beckenham, Bromley (Time Off Festivals)
2nd August: Lingfield, Surrey (Time Off Festivals)

Album review

BROCARDE Last Supper

London-based Brocarde was born in a rural village in Oxfordshire.   She has made niche jewellery for artists such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry but her passion now is music.

“Last Supper” was released 19 April.



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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