Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rising Stars – NANCY JOHNSON

Nancy Johnson are a UK based punk/pop band whose debut album ‘FunF’ has just been released. You can find out more about their music at www.nancyjohnson.co.uk In the meantime let the band tall you about recording their debut album and … Continue reading

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Singles Bar: THE ENEMY, WATCHERS, AHEAD OF IDEAS

THE ENEMY ‘This Is Real’ (Released 22nd October) Another single lifted of their current top 10 album ‘Streets In The Sky’. This single also features on a four track EA Sports Fifa 13 EP, so plenty of exposure then. Like … Continue reading

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ELO and Jeff Lynne night on BBC4 Friday October 5th

9pm-10pm – Mr Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO The life and career of singer-songwriter Jeff Lynne, from his early days in the Birmingham rock scene to his success with Electric Light Orchestra during the 1970s and … Continue reading

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FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS release double A side on 5th Nov

05/11/12 Double A-side Single release: Palace In Flames // Exploding Heart Disorder         Remember, remember the 5th of November, and not just for the annual celebration of England’s most notorious wannabe arsonist, as this year it’s the … Continue reading

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BONRUD – Save Tomorrow

Escape Music www.escape-music.com       Paul Bonrud is back some eight years after his rather good album released on Frontiers. Now he has a new label and has the legendary producer Keith Olsen co-producing the album, so no issues … Continue reading

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CHRIS SINGLETON news

London gig - click here for tickets

Chris Singleton – gigs and new music Dearest all I hope you’re well. In this newsletter you can find out about some gigs I’ve got coming up in the UK and Poland, and check out some new music I’ve been … Continue reading

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HRH AOR announces first eighteen acts

Tesla confirmed to headline new HRH AOR Festival in proud association with Classic Rock Magazine. Hard Rock Hell in proud association with Classic Rock Magazine are set to launch a new indoor weekend AOR music festival simply called HRH AOR … Continue reading

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FREDDIE MERCURY – The Great Pretender

Eagle Vision www.eagle-rock.com         Following on from last year’s award winning documentary on Queen comes one on Freddie Mercury. Produced by the same team which includes Queen superfan and comedian Rhys Thomas, this is a must have … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER sign to Frontiers

SNAKECHARMER   Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of British Hard Rock supergroup SNAKECHARMER   Formed by original Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray, along with Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash, Tina Turner), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam … Continue reading

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SNEW – What’s It To Ya

    Self Release (Release Date – Out Now) Snew are purveyors of fine sleaze rock all the way from Los Angeles. This is the band’s third album and they have pulled in experienced producers and mixers to add polish … Continue reading

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Guilfest ceases to trade

“Scotty Events Ltd regret to announce that Guilfest has ceased to trade due to poor ticket sales at this year’s event in July. We assess that this was down to the worst weather conditions we have experienced in history of … Continue reading

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ZODIAC- A Bit Of Devil

    Honest Hound Records (Release Date – Out Now) Zodiac are a German blues rock outfit who meld together elements of ZZ Top, Led Zep and a bit of stoner attitude in their music. This is the band’s debut … Continue reading

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10Q’s with RICHARD WEST of THRESHOLD

Keyboards player/producer Richard West is a busy man, firstly as a member of Threshold whose new album ‘March Of Progress’ has just been released on Nuclear Blast. Then he has the League Of Lights project and he has produced other … Continue reading

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MARS HOLLOW live album release

“If you take a little bit of Yes – mostly in John Baker’s vocals – and a little bit of Rush (also there in the vocals), that’s a bit of what Mars Hollow sound like.” – Stephanie Sollow, ProgressiveWorld.net On … Continue reading

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DEMON – Unbroken

Spaced Out Music www.the-demon.com       The band’s first new album since 2005’s ‘Better the Devil You Know’ and it sees them back, for the most part, to a classic hard rock/metal sound. There is a little prog in … Continue reading

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Last Of A Dyin’ Breed

Loud & Proud/Roadrunner       Lynyrd Skynyrd are as the album title suggests the last of a dying breed of southern rock bands. There is still Molly Hatchett and Blackfoot are supposedly carrying on with a young line-up hand … Continue reading

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FLYING COLORS Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Friday 21st September 2012

A very decent turn out and a fair few of the audience were Beardfish fans who had a 45 minute support slot. They were touring in support of their new album ‘The Void’, which sees the band take a more … Continue reading

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BACHMAN & TURNER – Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC

BluRay DVD Eagle Vision       What can I say, another quality release from Eagle Vision. This live DVD from Randy Bachman and Fred Turner was filmed in 2010 and features material from their recently released self titled album, … Continue reading

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LOVERBOY – Rock N Roll Revival

Frontiers       I’ll be honest, I was sceptical of this one, however nothing else has got near my stereo for weeks- “Rock N Roll Revival” is, hands down, one of my favourite albums of 2012. Mixing three new … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with DOUGLAS DOCKER

Douglas Docker is the musical mastermind behind Docker’s Guild who have just released their debut album ‘The Mystic Technocracy’ through Lion Music. It features a host of guest musicians including Tony Mills (TNT/Shy), John Payne (Asia), Tony Franklin and more. … Continue reading

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