Monthly Archives: August 2017

Album review: MR BIG – Defying Gravity

MR BIG - Defying Gravity

Frontiers [Release Date 21.07.17] Mr Big occupy something of a unique space in rock with concise, melodic songs yet delivered by some of the rock world’s most revered musos in Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert and Pat Torpey, who in spite … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN AYERS/LADY JUNE/OLLIE HALSALL – The Happening Combo

KEVIN AYERS/LADY JUNE/OLLIE HALSALL - The Happening Combo

Market Square Music [Release date 22.09.17] The news handout with this cites it quite correctly as being ‘something of a curio’. It’s not that the music involved is overly outré but that the package overall corrals up three very distinct … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEW ROSES – One More For The Road

Napalm Records [Release date 25.08.17] Third album by the New Roses, who have been touring relentlessly and sound like they are from the US, when in fact they hail from Germany. The band’s line up is Timmy Rough (vocals/guitar), Norman … Continue reading

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Quick plays: INGER LORRE, LUKE GASSET, VINCE RIPPER AND THE RODENT SHOW

INGER LORRE Live at The Viper Room Cargo Records [Release date 04.08.17] Part grunge, punk ethic and totally unique, Inger Lorre is still as beautifully eccentric as she was back in the day s of The Nymphs. “Live at The … Continue reading

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Book review: Some Weird Sin – On Tour with Iggy Pop by Alvin Gibbs

Extradition Publishing [Publication date 25.08.17] UK Subs bass player Alvin Gibbs and I share a birthday. I was born on his 16th birthday and as I celebrated my own 16th birthday he was playing the last of 230 nights over … Continue reading

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Album review: JUDIE TZUKE – Peace Has Broken Out

JUDIE TZUKE - Peace Has Broken Out

Big Moon Records [Release date 01.09.17] To the casual observer, it may seem a long time since Judie Tzuke’s last studio release – the excellent One Tree Less, some six years ago. But those who’ve followed her more closely will … Continue reading

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Gig review: CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, 27-30 July 2017

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 27-30 July 2017

Sometimes I think the term ‘Folk Festival’ puts some people off but if they look under the skin they might see something very special. A glancing look through this year’s programme of events showed a whole array of arts and … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) October-December 2017

Mollie Marriott - Truth Is A Wolf

Compiled by Jason Ritchie October 6th AUTOGRAPH ‘Get Off Your Ass’ EMP JEFF BECK ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ JON BODEN (ex-BELLOWHEAD) ‘Afterglow’ THE DARKNESS ‘Pinewood Smile’ Cooking Vinyl LIAM GALLAGHER ‘As You Were’ HEAVEN & EARTH ‘Hard To Kill’ … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2018)

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 03/10/2017   ACCEPT Jan 12 Mehr! Theater Hamburg, Germany Jan 13 Filharmonie Filderstadt, Germany Jan 14 TONHALLE Munich, Germany Jan 16 Haus Auesee Leipzig, Germany … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2018)

FOREIGNER – London Palladium, 7 June 2016

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Your tour not listed? Contact us! Updated 18/10/17 FESTIVALS Great British Rock & Blues Festival Butlins Resort, Skegness, Lincolnshire Friday 19- Monday 22 January Roger Chapman, … Continue reading

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EP review: YOUNG STATES – Past Truths Present Lies

YOUNG STATES - Past Truths Present Lies

[Release date 29.09.17] Young States formed in 2014 and are a four piece hailing from Norwich consisting of Georgia Leeder (Vocals/Bass), Libby Irons (Guitar/Vocals), Amy Jeffery (Guitar) and Molly Draba-Mann (Drums). They have released one EP prior to this one … Continue reading

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EP review: BELLA McKENDREE – Waiting

BELLA McKENDREE - Waiting

Trellis Records [Release date 18.08.17] The debut EP by Bella McKendree is produced Grammy Award-winning Producer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, Daughter, Mark Ronson). The backing is sparse, a little piano and gentle loops/drums, to allow Bella’s singing to take … Continue reading

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Album review: GUN – Favourite Pleasures

GUN – Favourite Pleasures

Cloburn Music [Release date 15.09.17] Gun are one of those bands who operate under the radar. They are constantly working away in the background either gigging or producing new music with little fuss but they have a loyal band of … Continue reading

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News: GRAHAM BONNET – interview (August 2017) and UK dates (November 2017)

GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017

In this exclusive edit Graham tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall about his current activities and band. (15:02) The hour special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 27 August at 18:00 GMT. Graham Bonnet starts work … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Anthology

GRAHAM BONNET - Anthology

David Randall chatted to Graham Bonnet about his career for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This special feature was first broadcast on 27 August 2017. (59:20) HNE Recordings/Cherry Red [Release date 28.04.17] Graham Bonnet is enjoying something of a revival … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Brookfield

Mike Brookfield - Brookfield

Golden Rule [Release date 22.09.17] Mike Brookfield is back. For those in the know it’s a welcome return to the recording scene by the Irish based Liverpool blues/rocker who cut the impressive ‘Love Breaks The Fall’ album last year. Newbies … Continue reading

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Quick plays: WHITEWOODS ROCK, SYTERIA, THE NIGHTS

WHITEWOODS ROCK Whitewoods Rock hail from Denmark and are a four piece consisting of Michael Torp (bass), Jonas Abildgaard (guitar/vocal), Mikkel S. Petersen (guitar) and Jacob Abildgaard (drums). They have a sound reminiscent of R.E.M. circa their ‘Green’ album, particularly … Continue reading

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Album review: ACE FREHLEY – Anomaly (Deluxe Edition)

ACE FREHLEY - Anomaly (Deluxe Edition)

Steamhammer/SPV [Release date 08.09.17] Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has always fared better than the band’s other members when it comes to solo efforts and 2009’s “Anomaly” was a big hit with fans- and it’s not hard to see why … Continue reading

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Book review: Metal Guru – The Life and Music of Marc Bolan by Paul Roland

Metal Guru - The Life and Music of Marc Bolan by Paul Roland

Extraction Publishing [Publication date 04.09.17] Paul Roland has already written four biographies on Marc Bolan and this latest one is published just before the 40th anniversary of Bolan’s death. There is one spooky part about Marc Bolan in that he knew … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – To The Moon and Back

BLACKMORE

David Randall chatted to Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore in October 2015 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  The hour special gives background to the formation of the band along with selected tracks from their 20 year-history. Minstrel Hall Music … Continue reading

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