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Album review: RONNIE BAKER BROOKS – Times Have Changed

Ronnie Baker Brooks - Times Have Changed

Provogue [Release date 20.01.17] ‘Times Have Changed’ is an aptly titled album that sees Ronnie Baker Brooks refreshing his own brand of blues with a dip into the best of Memphis as he veers into a more soulful direction. His … Continue reading

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Album review: POPA CHUBBY – The Catfish

POPA CHUBBY – The Catfish

Pete Feenstra chatted to Popa Chubby for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in December 2016 and played tracks from ‘The Catfish’ earMUSIC [Release date 07.1o.16] And so to Popa Chubby’s 26th album – far more if you include his French issues … Continue reading

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Gig review: FAMILY FAREWELL SHOW – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 18 December 2016

Advertised as ‘Ladies & Gentleman…Last Orders Please’ this may or may not be Family’s last hurrah, but on the off chance that it is, the band plays with discipline, craft, nuanced restraint, humour and plenty of conviction. The 7 piece … Continue reading

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Album review: RIK EMMETT & RESolution 9 – RES9

Rik Emmett - RES9

Provogue [Release date 11.11.16] Rik Emmett’s RESolution 9 is a beacon of quality on a sometimes bewilderingly fragmented rock landscape. Emmett’s 26 year solo career reflects the fact that he’s a gifted songwriter with something meaningful to say. When he … Continue reading

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Album review: ADRIAN GALYSH – Into The Blue

Adrian Galysh - Into The Blue

Adrian Galysh [Release date 25.05.16] Having thrown everything at his disposal into his previous prog influenced album ‘Tone Poet’, West coast guitarist Adrian Galysh’s new ‘Into The Blue’ is a return to rock blues basics, except he’s got Kaycee Clanton … Continue reading

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Gig review: 2016 ROADSTARS – 02 ACADEMY, Islington, London, 7 December 2016

Federal Charm – 02 ACADEMY, Islington, London, 7 December 2016

The 2016 Roadstars triumvirate is a triumph of musical hunger and passion over cultural and musical diversity. Mancunian powerhouse Federal Charm have a punk like fervour that taps into classic rock sensibilities with an occasional bluesy undertow. Aaron Keylock is … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 5 December 2016

The Best of 2016

To say Black Stone Cherry deliver the kind of impassioned Southern tinged classic rock that their fans demand, is to grossly underestimate the versatility of a remarkable performance and the strength of their songs. Tonight they lyrically bare their soul … Continue reading

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Gig review: BETH HART/Colin James – Royal Festival Hall, London, 23 November 2016

BETH HART/Colin James – Royal Festival Hall, London, 23 November 2016

It isn’t just her remarkable voice and emotive songs, let alone her vivacious stage presence that marks Beth Hart out as special, it’s much more than that. She’s a force of nature and a previously troubled soul who has dragged … Continue reading

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Gig review: THORBJORN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 14 November 2016

THORBJORN RISAGER THE BLACK TORNADO – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 14 November 2016

Just like their viking history, Danish bues-rockers Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado came, saw, conquered by funking up the house with a high energy show that breathes fresh life into the big band blues review format. With a name … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MUTANTS – Your Desert My Mind

THE MUTANTS – Your Desert My Mind

Killer Tracks [Release date 23.09.16] Fortified by a mission statement that reads: “The Mutants take to the underworld to plot and scheme with their network of punks, hippies, dandies, rude boys, lowlifes and degenerates to hatch a diabolical plan to … Continue reading

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Gig review: NINE BELOW ZERO/Chloe Marriott – Under The Bridge, London, 4 November 2016

NINE BELOW ZERO – Under The Bridge, London, 4 November 2016

Tonight, Nine Below Zero are reborn as a big band. They have all the essential qualities that an 8-piece combo requires, from the core duo of seasoned front man Dennis Greaves and the magisterial harp player Mark Feltham, to a … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC JOHNSON – EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic and Piano

Eric Johnson - EJ

Provogue [Release date 07.10.16] ‘EJ’ is a stripped down celebration of simplicity and feel, bolstered by Eric Johnson’s dazzling technical ability on original material and some imaginative arranged covers. Austin guitarist Eric Johnson pushes himself into new musical avenues by … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Resonate

GLENN HUGHES – Resonate

Frontiers Music Srl [Release date 04.11.16] To say that ‘Resonate’ lives up to its name is to understate Glenn Hughes’ pivotal role in hard rock related music. Both his music and his stage performance has always been about the twin pillars … Continue reading

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Album review: RED BUTLER – Nothing To Lose

The Best of 2016 - Breakthrough Act

Red Butler Original [Release date 11.11.16] From the sudden explosive opening burst of ‘Got To Make It’, Red Butler confidently announce that they have moved on a quantum jump from their ‘Freedom Bound’ debut album. ‘Nothing To Lose’ lights a … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROBIN TROWER/Stevie Nimmo – Islington Town Hall, London,18 October 2016

ROBIN TROWER – Islington Town Hall, London,18 October 2016

Everything about tonight is a reminder of a bygone era. From the venue – a good old fashioned town hall with a cranked-up PA and ridiculous volume levels – to the whippersnapper support band Stevie Nimmo and a frisky London … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERJA LYYTINEN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,14 October 2016

ERJA LYYTINEN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,14 October 2016

What a difference year makes. While Finnish guitarist Erja Lyttinen is a regular visitor to these shores for festival and select clubs dates, she’s upped her game with a revamped line-up, some excellent new songs and stellar performance levels that … Continue reading

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Album review: JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

CD Baby [Release date 14.06.16] Jon Herington is best known as the guitarist in Steely Dan for the last 16 years, yet he’s also managed to carve out his own solo career that stretches back to 1992. ‘Adult Entertainment’ – … Continue reading

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Album review: BETH HART – Fire On The Floor

Beth Hart - Fire On The Floor

Pete Feenstra chatted to Beth Hart for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, first broadcast 16 October 2016. This hour special includes tracks from the album ‘Fire On The Floor’. More information Provogue [Release date 14.10.16] Beth … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Greek Theatre

JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Greek Theatre

Provogue  [Release date 23.10.16] CD/DVD/Bluray The key element in Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ DVD/CD release is his integral role in ‘blues heritage’ music, as reflected in the DVD’s strap line ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’. The broad based … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL – Newark Castle, 11 September 2016

NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL – Newark Castle, 11 September 2016

In this two-hour special Pete Feenstra plays some of those acts appearing at the 2016 Newark Blues Festival and some of the award-winners.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 13 September 2016. It’s one of those days in … Continue reading

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