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 GRTR! from last year

Long-serving Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre sets out on an extensive European tour from 29 August.

For 40 plus years he was an integral part of the Jethro Tull sound although in more recent times he has toured in his own right as ‘Martin Barre’s New Day’ and his solo albums date from 1994.

He released ‘Away With Words’ in 2013 which featured rearranged Tull tracks and new pieces and 29 September sees the release of ‘Order Of Play’ which again covers Tull and some blues rock standards.

Martin has always been at the forefront of progressive rock guitar and his work on ‘Aqualung’ was voted one of “The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time” by Guitarist magazine in 2011.

He recently chatted to Get Ready to ROCK!’s managing editor David Randall about his latest album and selecting his own favourite tracks from other artists.  (See broadcast times, above).

The Martin Barre Band – Martin, Dan Crisp (vocals), Richard Beesley (sax), Alan Thomson (bass) and George Lindsay (drums) – play UK dates starting out Friday 29 August and in Europe from 8 October.

More information
Album review (and interview edit)
Artist website


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 30 August 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 8 September 2020.


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Featured Albums w/c 14 September (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 PERFECT PLAN Time For A Miracle (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 OVERLAND Scandalous (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 ANNIE DRESSNER Coffee At The Corner Bar (indie)

Power Plays w/c 14 September (Mon-Fri)

GALLOWS CIRCUS Medicine Man (indie)
ROY ZIV Currents (indie)
NOVATINES Honey (indie)
KILFEATHER Never Stop (indie)
VANILLA FUDGE Immigrant Song (Golden Robot Records)
BROKEN MACHINE Sweet Mary Jane (indie)



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