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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Roads Less Travelled

MARTIN BARRE - Roads Less Travelled

Garage Records [Release date 31.08.18] You always thought with Martin Barre’s post-Tull albums that he was searching for his own niche.  ‘Away With Words’ in 2013 was a largely acoustic mish-mash of Tull covers and originals, ”Order of Play’ (2014) … Continue reading

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News: Texas alt-rockers BLUE OCTOBER release new album (August 2018)

Blue October

David Randall chatted to Justin Furstenfeld for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2017.  In the first hour of his weekly show, David plays tracks from the current and recent albums whilst asking Justin about the band’s background and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BEN KUNDER, STONE THE CROWS (Best of)

BEN KUNDER - Better Human

BEN KUNDER Better Human Comino Music [Release date 28.08.18] Toronto singer songwriter’s Ben Kunder’s 2015 debut Golden might have been ‘critically acclaimed’ but that doesn’t appear to have translated to a great deal of public interest if the lack of … Continue reading

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Album review: EARTH FOR SALE – Reset

EARTH FOR SALE - Reset

Anderstein Music [Release date 25.05.18] I’ve seen it all now!  A female fronted melodic Italian pop/rock band debut, with sci-fi imagery/artwork, and on a Japanese label – complete with obi strip bearing those immortal words ‘Made In Japan’.  Now that’s … Continue reading

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Album review: TURYA – Ocean

TURYA - Ocean

Turya Music [Release date 10.08.18] The debut album from Nicki Wells, aka Turya, is a thing of fragile, delicate beauty. Born and now settled in London, Turya takes her inspiration from Indian classical music, having grown from the age of … Continue reading

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Album review: ANN WILSON – Immortal

ANN WILSON - Immortal

BMG [Release date 14.09.18] One of the most gifted female rock singers of her generation, Immortal sees Heart’s Ann Wilson continue her dalliance with cover versions – a journey she began on her last solo outing Hope & Glory (2007).  … Continue reading

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News: 10cc UK Tour – GRAHAM GOULDMAN album and radio interview (August 2018)

10cc - Liverpool, 6 December 2013

On Sunday 12 August at 18:00 GMT Graham Gouldman chatted about his career in a one hour special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. (Thursday 16 August, 22:00 repeat) In this exclusive edit using non-broadcast material Graham chats about his … Continue reading

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News: GRAHAM BONNET – new album and UK tour (August 2018)

Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet releases a new studio album in July followed by a UK tour in August. ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ is the second album by the Graham Bonnet Band and follows ‘The Book’ (2016). The Graham Bonnet Band features … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (April 2018 – June 2018)

The Sharpeez

THE SHARPEEZ Wild One (3MS Music) “…there isn’t a weak track on here, while their very best efforts such as ‘Automatic Mode’, ‘Losing Hand’, and ‘Heat Of The Night’ give this album every right to be regarded as one of … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM GOULDMAN – Love And Work

GRAHAM GOULDMAN - Love And Work

Graham Gouldman chatted to David Randall on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 12 August. More information (and additional interview) Wienerworld [Release date 17.08.18] If ‘Love And Work’ had been released back in the seventies or eighties it would no … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – Meanwhile, Back In The Garage

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - Meanwhile, Back At The Garage

Frontiers [Release date 13.07.18] One of the pleasing things in rock over the past few years is the rejuvenation of Graham Bonnet.  Welcomed back to the Michael Schenker multi-vocalist fest, and with a handful of tours and festivals under his … Continue reading

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News: Prog rockers CAMEL play Moonmadness in September 2018

Andy Latimer of Camel

Camel’s appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September 2018 will be preceded by an extensive run of UK tour dates. The band – led by Andrew Latimer (guitar, flute, vocals) and featuring Colin Bass (bass guitar, vocals), Denis Clement … Continue reading

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Album review: WARREN GREVESON – Voyager (CD/DVD)

WARREN GREVESON - Voyager

Market Square [Release date 05.09.18] www.marketsquaremusic.com/voyager With the prolonged lunar eclipse at the end of July, scheduled flights to the outer reaches being planned for rich “space tourists” … in 2018 we are still fascinated with space and space travel. … Continue reading

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Album review: AMANDA SHIRES – To The Sunset

AMANDA SHIRES - To The Sunset

Silver Knife/ Thirty Tigers [Release date 03.08.18] I was impressed when Amanda Shires first featured on the GRTR! radar back in 2012 with her excellent Carrying Lightning album.  In particular, her ‘Dolly Parton’ twang and vibrato, her haunting fiddle playing, … Continue reading

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Album review: ROY BUCHANAN – My Babe

ROY BUCHANAN - My Babe

Angel Air Records [Release date 17.08.18] It wasn’t until the mid-1980s – and a series of albums for the Alligator label – that Roy Buchanan really found his calling on album: fiery, blues rock.  Back in the 1970s when he … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – Caerphilly Castle, Wales, 14 July 2018

THUNDER - Caerphilly Castle, Wales, 14 July 2018

When someone mentions Thunder in Wales it is more often than not followed by a downpour, it is Wales after all.  However in the current hot weather boom there was no sign of the wet stuff, and thankfully this Thunder … Continue reading

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Album review: ALASCA – Plea For Peace

ALASCA - Plea For Peace

ALASCA Plea For Peace Good Deeds Music [Release date 03.08.18] Endorsed by both Bob Harris and Jan Akkerman, AlascA have to be something special, right? Well, the indie folk three piece – Frank Bond (songwriter, guitar, bass and vocals), Ferdinand … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AMANDA SOMERVILLE’S TRILLIUM, FLIGHT OF ICARUS

AMANDA SOMERVILLE

AMANDA SOMERVILLE’S TRILLIUM Tectonic Frontiers [Release date 08.06.18] The sophomore release by American-born, Dutch-based singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville’s symphonic metal project Trillium, is packed with melodies, riffs, solos and soaring vocals. The project’s well-received debut Alloy (2011) lead to support slots … Continue reading

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Album review : RSO (Richie Sambora & Orianthi) – Radio Free America

RSO (Richie Sambora & Orianthi) - Radio Free America

BMG [Release date 11.05.18] Frankly, I’ve never been totally convinced about Richie Sambora’s credibility as one of rock’s ‘great’ guitarists.  His output since leaving Bon Jovi has been patchy, to say the best, and this latest offering, with current ‘squeeze’ … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE RED GOES BLACK, FISCHER’S FLICKER

THE RED GOES BLACK Fire

THE RED GOES BLACK Fire Hold On Music [Release date 27.04.18] The fact this is proclaimed as a ‘nouvel’ album, and that the accompanying Press Release is in French, is a pretty good indication that The Red Goes Black are … Continue reading

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