Monthly Archives: October 2019

Album review: OTHERWISE – Defy

OTHERWISE - Defy

Mascot Records [Release date 08.11.19] New signing to the Mascot label, although this is the fourth album from Otherwise. Otherwise are brothers’ vocalist Adrian and guitarist Ryan Patrick, bassist Tony “The Beast” Carboney and drummer Brian Medeiro. Opening with a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: D’ERCOLE, THE WAY, SPEARMINT

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D’ERCOLE The Ballad Of C.L. Rock Company [Release date 11.10.19] It’s that man again, Phil Vincent, on another release following hot on the heels of the Forest Field album. D’Ercole is a band affair with Damian D’Ercole (guitar) and B.F. … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BRUTALISTS – We Are Not Here To Help

THE BRUTALISTS - We Are Not Here To Help

Cleopatra Records [Release date 06.09.19] Following on surprisingly quickly from their superb debut album, The Brutalists have recently release new effort “We Are Not Here To Help”, and I am pleased to report that this follows on exactly as you … Continue reading

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Album review: ATLANTAEUM FLOOD – One Day

ATLANTAEUM FLOOD - One Day

Self-release www.schoolkidsrecords.com  [Release date 11.11.19] Atlantæum Flood is an instrumental five-piece collective featuring former the Church and All About Eve member Marty Willson-Piper (electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass, shaker, EBow, bongos, bouzouki, classical guitar, snare), Olivia Willson-Piper (violins, cellolin, duduk), … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FERRYMEN – A New Evil

THE FERRYMEN – A New Evil

Frontiers Music [Release date 11.10.19] Although the name may conjure up images of a Gerry & The Pacemakers tribute act playing package tours to provincial theatres, The Ferrymen are actually a European metal outfit fronted by Ronnie Romero on vocals … Continue reading

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Album review: SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE – A Concert For Jack Bruce (CD/DVD)

Sunshine-Of-Your-Love - A Concert for Jack Bruce

Mig Music [Release date 25.10.19] I reviewed the film launch of ‘Sunshine Of Your Love: A Concert For Jack Bruce’ in May of last year. And 18 months later it’s been released as a double CD/DVD set with a colourful … Continue reading

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Album review: THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS – Linchpin

THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS - Linchpin

www.theirontowndiehards.com [Release date 08.11.19] Second album from the Irontown Diehards who formed in 2014 and released their self-titled debut album in 2016. The band consists of Phil Dixon (vocals), Andrew Baxter (guitar), Mark McCallion (bass) and Eamon Lenehan (drums). They … Continue reading

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Album review: JAZ COLEMAN & The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra – Magna Invocation

JAZ COLEMAN & The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Magna Invocation

A Gnostic Mass For Choir And Orchestra Inspired by the Music of Killing Joke Spinefarm Records [Release date 29.11.19] Finding fame as a founder member of post punk band Killing Joke, Coleman became (in)famous as singer and frontman, a rasp, … Continue reading

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Album review: GUN – R3loaded

GUN - R3loaded

Silver Lining Music [Release date 29.11.19] Scottish rock band Gun (not to be confused with the 60s band of the same name), formed in the mid 80s and had a successful run for 10 years (including the hit ‘Don’t Say … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL MONROE – One Man Gang

MICHAEL MONROE - One Man Gang

Silver Lining Music [Release date 18.10.19] Vocalist Michael Monroe, once best known as the Hanoi Rocks frontman, has long since made his name fronting his own band, and the quality remains as high as ever. This new album is his … Continue reading

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Album review: THEA HJELMELAND – Kulla

THEA HJELMELAND – Kulla

Proper Music [Release date 25.10.19] The third album by Thea Hjelmeland, KULLA, is the definition of artistic freedom. Hailing from Norway, Hjelmeland is a singer, writer and a multi-instrumentalist and demonstrates a genre-hopping confidence that suggests an artist completely at … Continue reading

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Gig review: SQUEEZE – New Theatre, Oxford, 25 October 2019

A packed out New Theatre were eagerly awaiting Squeeze, however before the main event we had Heaven 17, a band who had plenty of chart success in the early-mid 80’s. Still featuring two thirds of the original line-up in vocalist … Continue reading

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Album review: NINE BELOW ZERO – Avalanche

Nine Below Zero - Avalanche

Pete Feenstra chatted to Dennis Greaves for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in October 2019. Absolute [Release date 04.10.19] ‘Avalanche’ is the first self penned album by Nine Below Zero in big band mode and it’s a revelation. The pivotal … Continue reading

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Album review: VINNIE MOORE – Soul Shifter

VINNIE MOORE - Soul Shifter

Mind’s Eye Music [Release date 09.10.19] What does a still-relevant guitarist do when his main band says farewell?  You keep releasing solo albums, that’s what.  Vinnie Moore’s last solo outing was in 2015 – Aerial Visions – but in fairness … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR 17-19 July 2020 announces early additions

Hawkwind - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2020 for the sixth consecutive year, 17-19 July. The full “Prog In The Park” line-up includes Big Big Train(Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safari, Lazuli and Blurred Vision. Also announced are … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

FLYING COLORS - Third Degree

Music Theories Recording/Mascot Label Group [Release date 04.10.19] The third album by the supergroup Flying Colors who feature Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Morse (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals), Deep Purple’s Steve Morse (lead guitar) … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL CAMPBELL – Old Lions Still Roar

PHIL CAMPBELL - Old Lions Still Roar

Nuclear Blast [Release date 25.10.19] Since the end of Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee has found a home with the Scorpions and guitarist Phil Campbell has been forging ahead with his band the Bastard Sons. Now Campbell has decided to release … Continue reading

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Gig review: KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Camden Underworld, London, 18 October 2019

KISSIN

Kissin’ Dynamite have over a decade’s worth of albums to their name, but the young Germans have managed to pass me by until I became aware their last album ‘Ecstasy’ was receiving rave reviews. Yet this sole UK date of … Continue reading

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Album review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – The Traveler

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - The Traveller

Provogue [Release date 31.05.19] While its tempting to portray Kenny Wayne Shepherd as the leading contemporary blues rocker of his generation, it would be wrong to forget that he fronts a road tested band that is 100 per cent the … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Genesis Revisited: Band And Orchestra

STEVE HACKETT - Genesis Revisited: Band And Orchestra

This interview with Steve Hackett was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on the eve of his UK orchestral tour. The hour special includes tracks from several albums included in the retrospective box set released in October 2018. Steve … Continue reading

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