Monthly Archives: April 2015

Gig review: STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

Mention Status Quo to any non-rock fan and you will get all the usual comments about the band being three chord wonders or how they have only ever written one song which they have milked for the last forty odd … Continue reading

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Album review: PAT TRAVERS – Retro Rocket

PAT TRAVERS - Retro Rocket

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 06.04.15] It seems that Pat Travers has been coaxed further on the long and winding road that leads to his now legendary seventies work.  Before 2013′s ‘Can Do’ album, in a solo capacity Travers had largely … Continue reading

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Album review: JETTBLACK – Disguises

JETTBLACK - Disguises

Cherry Red [Release date 06.04.15] High Wycombe’s Jettblack have only partially registered on my ageing cortex in recent years, and in truth they’ve not really made an impression.  Years ago they toured with Airbourne, more recently with Reckless Love.  But … Continue reading

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Album review: WILLY DeVILLE – Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008

WILLY DeVILLE – Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008

Repertoire [Release date 26.01.15] ‘Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008’ is a triple CD and DVD release that finds Willie DeVille revisiting his back catalogue on two shows recorded 13 years apart and presented back to front. Surprisingly, the early … Continue reading

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Album review: Access All Areas – HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, SAD CAFE, RICK WAKEMAN

Hatfield And The North - Access All Areas

Edsel [Release date 30.03.15] ‘Access All Areas’ is a new series from Edsel culled from the 1980 ‘Rockstage’ and 1990s ‘Bedrock’ Central TV series.   Although many of these live sets have appeared previously, it takes Edsel to produce the definitive … Continue reading

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Gig review: UFO – The Ritz, Manchester, 19 April 2015

UFO - The Ritz, Manchester, 19 April 2015

On the way to the gig in the car, and playing the latest album ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, I was reassured that this was still the hard rock album of the year nearly six months in.  But, as it turned … Continue reading

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Album review: HASSE FROBERG AND MUSICAL COMPANION – HFMC

HASSE FROBERG AND MUSICAL COMPANION - HFMC

Glassville Records   [Release date: 16.03.15] Remember your adolescence when you walked everywhere with an LP tucked under your arm to show anyone who was interested just how cool and hip you were? Back then it was ‘The Yes Album’, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TANGENT – A Spark In The Aether

THE TANGENT – A Spark In The Aether

Inside Out [Release date 20.04.15] Progressive Rock experimentalists The Tangent were a totally unknown entity to me prior to 2011, when I reviewed their sensational five track opus “Comm”. My impression of Andy Tillison’s compositional skills and that album’s overall … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Wolflight album launch, 30 March 2015

Steve Hackett Album Launch - London, 30 March 2015

The last five years have been a very productive period for Steve Hackett. Following the release of the outstanding “Beyond The Shrouded Horizon” back in 2011, the six string maestro has spent the following three years re-discovering, re-recording and performing … Continue reading

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Gig review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 15 April 2015

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 15 April 2015

This was the first time I had been exposed to support act Ben Poole‘s material to any serious degree and I came away exceedingly impressed. Very much in the boxcar of Britain’s youthful blues train, Poole has a healthy respect … Continue reading

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Album review: JIMMY McINTOSH – Jimmy McIntosh And…

JIMMY McINTOSH – Jimmy McIntosh And...

Arizona Club Music [Release date 23.09.14] ‘Jimmy McIntosh And…’ is a thoughtful and well played album that combines blues, fusion, funk, rock and even moments of free form playing, on a dozen tracks with variety, a coherently flow and Jimmy’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: CURVED AIR – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 17 April 2015

CURVED AIR - Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 17 April 2015

Sonja Kristina Special (Part 1) – 3 May 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud This is the first part of a two-part special when Sonja Kristina chats about her early career and Curved Air (58:38).  Part 2 … Continue reading

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Album review: GLAS – From The Blues To Your Shoes

        Glas [Release date 09.12.14] Glas is a stripped down rocking trio from South Wales with a mission statement to play: “classic blues, rock and roll, country and r&b in a contemporary way”. The splendidly titled ‘From … Continue reading

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News: Singer songwriter CHRIS GRAY radio session on Sunday 19 April

Chris Gray

  Isle of Man singer songwriter Chris Gray is featured in the “In Session for GRTR!” series on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 19 April at 21:00. Chris’ debut album – Diamonds In Your Tree – was released … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ANSWER – Sheffield Corporation, 21 March 2015

THE ANSWER - Sheffield Corporation, 21 March 2015

The last time The Answer were at The Corp in Sheffield was WinterRocks festival last year when they played a stunning headline set on the back of the release and a year of touring their fourth album ‘New Horizons’. Now … Continue reading

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Album review: KATATONIA – Sanctitude

KATATONIA - Sanctitude

KScope   [Release date: 30 March 2015] Back in the day, it was often espoused by people who didn’t like heavy rock that “it’s easy to make a row – but can they cut it live and acoustic?”. To a … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONUMENT – Audio, Glasgow, 14 April 2015

MONUMENT – Audio, Glasgow, 14 April 2015

This was a gig of discovery for me as Monument were a band I had heard good things about but beyond that and viewing a couple of videos on You Tube I was fairly clueless, no change there then! The … Continue reading

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Album review: RON E CARTER – Cherokee

Ron E Carter - Cherokee

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Ron E Carter (19 April 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Steady On [Release date 13.10.14] ‘Cherokee’ is multi instrumentalist Ron E Carter’s thirdalbum and it’s a natural progression from his fusion … Continue reading

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Album review: TIMOTHY CRAIG – 360 Degrees

TIMOTHY CRAIG – 360 Degrees

Ball & Chain Entertainment [Release date 09.02.15] Timothy Craig’s  ‘360 Degrees’ is aimed at the country tinged, heartland crossover rock market, populated by Stetson wearing dudes in blue jeans, bling and white t shirts. It’s music with a wide appeal, … Continue reading

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Album review: DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

Zed [Release date 05.04.15] There’s no denying the veracity underlying Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham’s stripped down ‘Duo’ album. It’s crafted with a genuine feel for the music, care for the arrangements and it’s sparked by some inspired interplay and … Continue reading

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