Monthly Archives: July 2016

Album review: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND – Demolition Day

HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND – Demolition Day

Ruf [Release date 08.07.16] Honey Island Swamp Band take their name from the Eastern part of Louisiana, a bayou area that infuses their music with a broad based outlook. It’s rare in the rock/blues world to come across an album … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLUE OYSTER CULT – Kentish Town Forum, London, 29 July 2016

BLUE OYSTER CULT - Kentish Town Forum, London, 29 July 2016

This was a bit of a special event as not only was this the first sighting of Blue Oyster Cult outside of a holiday camp in the UK for a few years, but this gig marked the return of drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE – The Apocalypse Blues Revue

Apocalypse Blues Review by Apocalypse Blues Review

Provogue [Release date 26.08.16] The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a back to the basics, heavy-duty, blues-rock project anchored by Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola. The band features baritone vocalist Ray “Rafer John” Cerbone who sounds like a cross … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

As a founding fan from the very first event where a couple of hundred people showed, I have been fortunate to see Steelhouse grow year on year.  Along with many others I heard the rumours almost every year that Thunder … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 24 July 2016 (Day 2)

Thunder - RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR - Mote Park, Maidstone, 24 July 2016

If the Day 2 line up was less immediately eye-catching and mouth-watering than Saturday, there was still so much to anticipate. I made straight for the Blues tent where a good crowd received Pat McManus enthusiastically. I’d been a fan … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

Whitesnake - RAMBLIN

This festival is now into its second year, having proved a hit in 2015 and was back with a bang this Summer, packing an eclectic bill of depth and quality across four stages and two days. Mote Park lies on … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON, Boo Boo Davis– Relache Festival, Bordeaux 28 July 2016

Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson HD1

They say music is an international language and tonight the Australian /Irish duo Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson provide the perfect example of that, with a uplifting show that connects with their French crowd. Faced with the graveyard shift at … Continue reading

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Album review: BEKI BRINDLE BLUES BAND – All Kinds Of Beki

Beki Brindle - All Kinds Of Beki

Check out Pete Feenstra’s recent interview with Beki on Tuesday 2 August at 21:00 GMT More information Random Chance [Release date 15.04.16] ‘All Kinds Of Beki’ admirably lives up to its name. It’s a wide ranging showcase for a singer-songwriter and … Continue reading

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News: Curiouser and Curiouser – The Return of Medieval Prog Rockers Gryphon (August 2016) and Radio Interview

Gryphon

This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 31 July.  Co-founder and guitarist Graeme Taylor chats about the band and selects some of his favourite tracks – both from Gryphon and from those artists who have … Continue reading

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Album review: SINNERGOD – Sinnergod

The Best of 2016

[Release date 09.09.16] www.sinnergod.com Described as “Goth Metallers” this is the Wigan/Manchester quintet’s sophomore album release.  There’s a confidence at play, the more so when you realise it has been conceived and produced locally and by the band’s twin brothers … Continue reading

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Album review: CORNERSTONE – Reflections

CORNERSTONE - Reflections

Atom Records [Release date 29.07.16] One of the most extensive PR packs that I’ve seen accompanies this release – it looks more like an upmarket property purchase pack than a band/album synopsis.  Although listings for the last three years of … Continue reading

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Interview: JONAS REINGOLD (KARMAKANIC)

We catch-up with Jonas Reingold of Karmakanic who have just released their new album ‘Dot’ via Inside Out… What have you got planned for the next few months music wise? e.g. tour plans, recording etc. I’ve always have a lot … Continue reading

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News: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire 26-29 August 2016 – win tickets!

Willie And The Bandits - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 July, David Randall previewed some of the acts appearing at this year’s Great British R&B Festival. (10:39) The 27th Great British R&B Festival takes place Bank Holiday … Continue reading

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Album review: TUCKY BUZZARD – The Complete Tucky Buzzard (Box set)

TUCKY BUZZARD - The Complete Tucky Buzzard

Edsel [Release date 15.07.16] Tucky Buzzard.  You might vaguely recall the name if not the music.  You could be forgiven in thinking that they were long haired southern rockers.  Truth is, they morphed out of UK psychedelic rockers The End, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AMPHETAMIN, GADI CAPLAN, PREACHER

AMPHETAMIN - A Flood Of Strange Sensations

AMPHETAMIN – A Flood Of Strange Sensations There is so much good progressive rock coming out of France at the moment with bands such as Delain, Lazuli, Black Noodle Project and The Last Embrace well worth checking out. Also well … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Reissues

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up

Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red [Release dates March-May 2016] The Graham Bonnet “backstory” before his tenure with Rainbow is highlighted by these reissues.  It was clearly evident in 1979 that Bonnet came from the pop mainstream – coming to wider … Continue reading

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Quick plays: LISA WEINT, AVI ROSENFIELD

Lisa Weint - Vurbei

LISA WEINT Vurbei Three piece band from Austria who formed in 2012 and who consist of Markus Baumgartner (vocals) , Ronald Wintersteiner (synths/vocals) and Tomasz Ploszajski (guitar). The band have an interesting mix of the lighter metal moments of say … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOS FESTIVAL, Manchester, 15-17 July 2016

Absolva - SOS FESTIVAL, Manchester, 15-17 July 2016

With suitable tunes on the car stereo we headed over to Prestwich, Manchester for the Rocksector Records annual get-together, ‘SOS Festival’.  Now in its ninth year it has a new home and has moved out of the now demolished Civic … Continue reading

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Album review: AARON NEVILLE – Apache

Tell It Records [Released 15.07.16] Aaron Neville releases his latest album to mark not only his 75th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of his first number one single, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ (also a hit for Heart in … Continue reading

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Gig review: Festival D’ete De Quebec, 7-17 July 2016

Festival D

If I was to ask you if you had ever heard of Festival D’ete De Quebec I am betting the answer would be NO … me neither so when I was handed the opportunity to experience this event I jumped … Continue reading

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