Monthly Archives: August 2014

Video interview: ROGER MAYER, Guitar Effects Guru – 28 June 2014

Roger Mayer made his first effects unit back in 1964 and his designs influenced a whole generation of guitar players. In his 50th anniversary year, Roger tells Pete Feenstra about a career that took him from a research job in … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBBEN FORD – Live At Rockpalast In Leverkusen

ROBBEN FORD – Live At Rockpalast In Leverkusen

Repertoire [Released 19.05.14] Robben Ford’s double CD and DVD ‘Live at Rockpalast in Leverkusen’ offers a contrasting snap shot of the jazz and blues guitarist in trio and quartet mode at the same venue, but separated by 9 years. The … Continue reading

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Album review: PETER FRAMPTON – Hummingbird In A Box

Peter Frampton - Hummingbird In A Box

Red/Sony [Released 07.07.14] There are not many artists who pursue a new musical direction deep into their career let alone on their 15th studio album. But Peter Frampton is no ordinary artist. He’s never stood still since his days with … Continue reading

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Album review: ELVIN BISHOP – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right

Elvin Bishop - Can

Alligator [Released 18.08.14] Elvin Bishop’s albums are like the welcome return of a long lost friend. Of course he’s never really been away, save for the 7 year recording gap in the 80’s, but his post-Alligator comeback years have been … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCKY PETERSON – I’m Back Again

Lucky Petersen - I

Blues Boulevard [Released 08.07.14] Lucky Peterson’s ‘I’m Back Again’ is an 11 track live CD, culled from the mammoth 3 3DVD/2 CD ‘Live at the 55 Arts Club in Berlin’ box set. For those who can’t face such a huge … Continue reading

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News: Guitar effects guru ROGER MAYER chats about his 50 year career

Roger Mayer

Photo: Connie Mayer Get Ready to ROCK! Radio The Pete Feenstra Feature, Sunday 31 August 19:00 Roger Mayer made his first effects unit back in 1964 and his designs influenced a whole generation of guitar players including Jimi Hendrix with … Continue reading

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Album review: DANNY BRYANT – Temperature Rising

Danny Bryant - Temperature Rising

Jazzhaus [Released 01.09.14] 2014 has been a truly ground breaking year for Danny Bryant. Aside from starring at the high profile Walter Trout benefit show in London, he’s also toured the US with Trout’s band and at the time of … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG – The Defiant

The Men They Couldn

www.tmtch.net [Released 22.09.14] The Men They Couldn’t Hang (TMTCH) return with their first new album since 2009 and one that marks the band’s 30th anniversary (they were on hiatus between 1991 and 1996 though!). Amazing to think that thirty years have … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHELLE RENEE – Michelle Renee

Michelle Renee

Yelloweed [Released 14.07.14] Ideally you need a great voice and equally good material to make the transition from being a backing singer to establishing a solo career. Michelle Renee undoubtedly has a sultry voice, but her choice of material from syrupy … Continue reading

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Album review: J.HOUSTON BAND – The Hunter

J.Houston Band - The Hunter

CD Baby [Released 24.04.14] Canadian soft rock outfit the J.Houston Band combine heartfelt lyrics with mid tempo rock and Americana on a song driven album in search of a decent producer. ‘The Hunter’ grows on you with repeated plays, but the … Continue reading

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Album review: COREY HARRIS – Fulton Blues

Corey Harris - Fulton Blues

Blues Boulevard [Released 09.05.14] Corey Harris is an elemental traditional blues artist and story teller. He’s got an essential grasp of his own culture and he’s unafraid to voice the socio-historical legacy as means of making sense of the present and … Continue reading

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News: MARTIN BARRE tour starts 29 August and interview with Get Ready to ROCK!

Martin Barre, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday 31 August, 16:00 Sunday 28 September, 22:00 A two-hour special, replaying Martin’s recent chat about his favourite tracks and new album, plus Tull and solo highlights and his band session for … Continue reading

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Album review: MASSIVE WAGONS – Fight The System

Massive Wagons - Fight The System

      Off Yer Rocka  [Release date – out now] Fight The System is the debut album by Massive Wagons, a band who have, through hard work and relentless gigging, built up a healthy following and a great live … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLASTED, LOST GRAVITY, ANOTHER DEAD HERO, BRYAN ADAMS

Blasted - Curtain Call

      BLASTED – Curtain Call Self Release  [Release date - Out Now] Blasted are a foursome from Switzerland who formed in 2006. They claim influences from Pantera and Lamb of God and aim to be ‘metal’ as well … Continue reading

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Album review: AMBERJACKS – Amberjacks

Amberjacks

Self release  [Released 01.02.14] The Dutch band Amberjacks have so much energy that they’re not always sure where to channel it. Their self titled debut album is a roller coaster of heavy stoner rock, with psychedelic proggy colourings and occasional … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD MAGNOLIA MARIACHIS – Boogie Indians

The Wild Magnolia Mariachis - Boogie Indians

NotNowMom! [Released 13.06.14] With a name like The Wild Magnolia Mariachis, you suspect this isn’t going to be anything less than a stomping party record. And so it proves, as the 9 piece band rock their way through old school … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK BLITZ – Louder Than Thunder

Blitz Music [Released 13.12.13] In their own words, Black Blitz is ‘a high voltage riff thunderstorm from Munich Germany’. Formed three years ago, they are a hard rock outfit with AC/DC riffs and faux Guns ‘n’ Roses style hooks, who … Continue reading

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News: SEAN TYLA plays Beaverwood Club on 28 August and interview with Get Ready to ROCK!

Sean Tyla

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Friday 29 August, 21:00 and Sunday 7 September, 19:00 Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, Kent 28 August 2014 Sean Tyla – frontman of Tyla Gang – plays a rare gig on Thursday 28 August at the Beaverwood … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Order Of Play

Martin Barre - Order Of Play

David Randall tries to help Martin Barre with his tour set-list. (7:12) On Sunday 28 September, the full version of this latest interview is repeated in the first hour of ‘Assume The Position’ (Get Ready to ROCK! Radio) followed by … Continue reading

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Album review: WINTER IN EDEN – Court Of Conscience

WINTER IN EDEN – Court Of Conscience

[Released 08.09.14] This is the third album by UK based symphonic metal band Winter In Eden and they have upped the ante for this one, recording it in the Netherlands and it’s been produced by Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation).  The … Continue reading

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