Monthly Archives: February 2015

Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Different Shades Of Blue

Mascot/Provogue [release date 22.09.14] My granddad always told me to read the small print, so having read that this was Joe’s first self penned album for years, I checked the afore mentioned small print to discover that he’s spent time … Continue reading

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Gig review: KARNATAKA – The Met, Bury, 27 February 2015

Karnataka - The Met, Bury, 27 February 2015

Two years ago, at this very venue, Karnataka made a very bold move by recording a full show with a very new line-up.  It paid off, quite clearly a credit to new girl Hayley Griffiths who we described as bringing … Continue reading

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Album Review: ISSA – Crossfire

Frontiers Records [release date 20.02.15] Issa Oversveen returns with “Crossfire”…an album of original material following on from her 2012 obscure AOR covers album “Can’t Stop”. The promotional literature mentions Issa in the same breath as both Heart and Roxette and … Continue reading

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News: ROBIN TROWER interview and feature, Sunday 1 March 2015

Robin Trower

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday 1 March 2015, 16:00 GMT Robin Trower releases his latest studio album – ‘Something’s About To Change’ – in March and he’s touring in the UK later in the month. David Randall chatted to … Continue reading

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Interview: JJ GREY (February 2015)

JJ Grey’s 9th album ‘Ol’ Glory’ is released on February 23rd and it’s his first for his new label Mascot/Provogue. As with previous album he’s immersed himself in a seamless blend of deep swampy grooves, country blues and jammed out old school … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM, HINDER, BEN FOLDS – Thursday 26 February 2015

Magnum - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Magnum release ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden – Live 2014′ on May 11th on SPV. New singles and albums will be released globally on Fridays from this summer. Currently new albums are released in the UK on Monday, Tuesday in … Continue reading

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Album review: KIKI DEE – reissues

Kiki Dee - reissues

Kiki Dee chats to David Randall about her 1970s albums. (6:24)  The full version of this interview is featured in two parts on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Part 1 on Sunday 5 April 2015 at 16:00 and Part 2 … Continue reading

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Album review: CHA CHA’s CADILLAC – Battle Hymn

CHA CHA

Cha Cha’s Cadillac [Release date 28.11.14] 32 years and plenty of miles separate the cowpunk of San Diego’s The Beat Farmers and the roots rockabilly and alt. country appeal Cha Cha’s Cadillac, but cutting edge rocking music is still alive, … Continue reading

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Album review: REBECCA DOWNES – Back To The Start

REBECCA DOWNES – Back To The Start

Real2Reel Records [Release date 09.06.14] Rebecca Downes is a good singer who makes the most of some concise arrangements. Initially she sounds like a MOR singer trying her hand at the blues before finally settling for a broader based outlook … Continue reading

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News: WHITESNAKE, JOHN LODGE, JETTBLACK – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Whitesnake - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

Whitesnake release ‘The Purple Album’ on May 15th on Frontiers. It contains re-workings of Deep Purple songs from David Coverdale’s time in the band. Moody Blues member John Lodge releases his second solo album ’10,000 Light Years Ago’ on 4th … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GRAND – The Rebel Son

THE GRAND – The Rebel Son

The Grand  [Release date 15.03.14] ‘The Rebel Son’ is a marvellous debut by a Canadian southern rock band called The Grand and should be sought out by all heritage and general rock fans alike. Sometimes as a reviewer and broadcaster … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN PAICE’S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM 2012

IAN PAICE

earMUSIC [Released 09.03.15] (CD/DVD) The Sunflower Jam was started back in 2006 by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and sister-in-law to the late Jon Lord, as a charity event to raise funds for holistic and non-toxic … Continue reading

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Album review: THEO – The Game Of Ouroboros

THEO – The Game Of Ouroboros

Big O Records [Release date 27.01.15] “Thank you for calling Conglobocorp: Government made easy, your call will be recorded and archived in your Perma-file for security purposes”. Welcome to the futuristic world of keyboard playing composer Jim Alfredson and his … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, KROKUS, ROGER HODGSON – Tuesday 24 February 2015

The Darkness, Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

The Darkness release their new album ‘Last Of Our Breed’ on June 1st. KROKUS April 18-22 Miami, FL — Monsters of Rock Cruise April 24 Houston, TX — Concert Pub North April 25 San Antonio, TX — 210 Kapone’s April … Continue reading

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Album review: NEVER THE BRIDE – Jealousy

Never The Bride - Jealousy

Lock Stock And Barrel [Release date 29.12.14] Never The Bride are back with their most accessible album ever, the hard hitting but musically slick ‘Jealousy’. The band tells us it’s ‘A Tribute to Transatlantic Rock and Blues Pioneers’, and its … Continue reading

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Album review: DUNCAN MORROW & THE DELTA CURVE – Coming Home

DUNCAN MORROW & THE DELTA CURVE – Coming Home

Duncan Morrow [Released 16.04.14] Duncan Morrow & The Delta Curve are clear about who they are musically and their role as an essential link to the present: “We are not a rock band trying to play hill country blues; we … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – The Killer Instinct

Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct

  Nuclear Blast [Release date 23.02.15] Album number two, and Black Star Riders are still operating in Phil Lynott’s shadow.  Perhaps any band with Scott Gorham is going to major on Lizzy’s sweet sounding harmony guitar but with Ricky Warwick’s … Continue reading

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Album review: WILY BO WALKER & KARENA K – A Long Way From Heaven

WILY BO WALKER & KARENA K – A Long Way From Heaven

Mescal Canyon [Released 12.12.14] From the opening, sharply contrasting but perfectly synchronised vocals of Wily Bo Walker’s Tom Waits style growl, and Kareña K’s  fluttering retorts, you will either love or recoil from ‘A Long Way From Heaven’.  Happily the … Continue reading

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Album review: SEAN WEBSTER & THE DEAD LINES – See It Through

SEAN WEBSTER & THE DEAD LINES – See It Through

Self release [Release date January 2015] There appears to be two contradictory messages on the cover of Sean Webster’s new ‘See It Through’ album. Firstly there’s the apparent throwaway message on his T shirt:  ‘Don’t Be careless, just care less’ … Continue reading

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10 Questions: LAWLESS interview (February 2015)

Lawless - The Sugarmill, Stoke, 27 December 2014

Lawless released their excellent second album ‘R.I.S.E’ at the end of last year on Escape Music. Here we catch-up with vocalist Paul Hulme… What have you got planned for the next few months music wise? e.g. tour plans, recording etc. … Continue reading

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