Category Archives: INTERVIEWS

Album review: THE VAPORS – Waiting For The Weekend (The United Artists & Liberty Records Recordings)

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Cherry Red Records The original recordings by The Vapors have been largely unavailable on CD for many years. Cherry Red / RT Industries address this perfectly with a comprehensive 4CD set, which not only rounds up both albums and all … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KORGIS – Kartoon World

THE KORGIS – Kartoon World

Pete Feenstra chatted to James Warren about the album Kartoon World for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 1 August 2021.  Korgi Music [Release date 16.07.21] ‘Kartoon World’ is the first proper studio album since 1992. And it marks … Continue reading

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Album review: LEE AARON – Radio On!

LEE AARON - Radio On!

In this exclusive interview edit, containing non-broadcast material, Lee Aaron chats about her “return” to a hard rock format in 2016. The full interview, first broadcast 1 August 2021,  includes a selection of tracks from her earliest albums to the … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE MARSDEN – Kings

Bernie Marsden - Kings

Bernie Marsden is the subject of a two-part special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, celebrating the release of a new album and his addition to the station’s exclusive “Featured Artists” section.  Part 1 (above) was first broadcast on 25 … Continue reading

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Album review: BRITISH BLUES INVASION TO RUSSIA FESTIVAL – On-line Invasion Anthology

BRITISH BLUES INVASION TO RUSSIA FESTIVAL – On-line Invasion Anthology

Pete Feenstra chatted to Boris Litvintsev in July 2021 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring several tracks from the new compilation. Hot Draft Productions [Release date 26.05.21] “It’s 9 o’clock in Moscow, 7pm in London….” Boris Litvintsev’s time check … Continue reading

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Album review: MICK PINI AUDIO 54 – Backtrack

Mick Pini - Backtrack

Pete Feenstra chatted to Mick Pini and Craig Marshall for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 29 August 2021. Bandcamp [Release date 01.07.21] Mick Pini’s ‘Backtrack’ marks his 55th anniversary in the music business. It’s a career defining contemporary … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE JACKSON & TODD RUNDGREN feat. ETHEL – State Theater, New Jersey 2005 (CD/DVD)

JOE JACKSON & TODD RUNDGREN feat. ETHEL - State Theater, New Jersey 2005

Purple Pyramind [Release date 18.06.21] Back in 2005 the pairing of Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren may have seemed rather incongruous.  I remember thinking at the time that Rundgren had just released an excellent solo album ‘Liars’ and it would … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Hey Kiddo!

Mike Brookfield - Hey Kiddo!

Pete Feenstra chatted to Mike Brookfield for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in June 2021.  First broadcast 27 June 2021. Golden Rule Records [Release date 09.07.21] Mike Brookfield’s catchphrase is: “keep it burnin”.  And he certainly does that on ‘Hey … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero: EMILIA LINDBERG

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Emilia Lindberg is a former tattoo artist whose figurative, feminine paintings exclusively depict women – her rockstar fans include Slash, Papa Emeritus and Myles Kennedy. Emilia has an uncompromising nature, and her path to her latest exhibition at the Monaco … Continue reading

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Album review: DOOGIE WHITE – As Yet Untitled (2 CD remaster)

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Pete Feenstra chatted to Doogie White for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 8 August 2021. The Store For Music [Release date 07.06.21] In 2011, ubiquitous gun-for-hire Doogie (Rainbow/Malmsteen/Schenker) White released a cracking little solo album called As Yet … Continue reading

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Album review: SCOTT MCKEON – New Morning

Scott McKeon - New Morning

Scott McKeon chatted to Pete Feenstra about his album ‘New Morning’ for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 20 June 2021. Idaho Records [Release date 23.04.21] ‘New Morning’ is Scott McKeon’s first solo album for 11 years. He’s been … Continue reading

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Single review: EVOLUTION ROAD – Gold Digger

EVOLUTION ROAD - Gold Digger

Doug Bryan’s collective concept ‘Evolution Road’ have released their first single “Gold Digger” and it seriously deserves some air play! I chatted to Doug about the collective concept, rather than a band, there’s much talent packed into this line up … Continue reading

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Album review: THE JOHN WILLIAMS SYNDICATE – Out Of Darkness

THE JOHN WILLIAMS SYNDICATE - Out Of Darkness

Pete Feenstra chatted to John Williams for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 30 May 2021. Wulfrun Records [Release date 06.04.21] ‘Out Of Darkness’ is an exercise in aesthetics. Everything from the name of his Wulfrun label which connects … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVE BURN – Nothing Is As It Seems

DAVE BURN - Nothing Is As It Seems

www.daveburn.net  [Release date 01.06.21] ‘Nothing Is As It Seems‘ is the 17th solo album from guitarist Dave Burn and first to feature vocals, a departure from previous solo albums which were all instrumentals. Dave Burn has toured and recorded as … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: FANS OF THE DARK

Fans of the Dark

Fans of the Dark were formed by drummer Freddie Allen (from the cult AOR band Houston), vocalist Alex Falk(Swedish Idol and theatre productions of Rent and La Cage Aux Folles, bassist Robert Majd (Captain Blackbeard, Metalite) and guitarist Oscar Bromvall. … Continue reading

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Album review: RAY FENWICK – Playing Through The Changes Anthology 1964-2020

RAY FENWICK - Playling Through The Changes Anthology 1964-2020

Ray Fenwick chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his career and the anthology. Lemon Records/Cherry Red [Release date 30.04.21] Perhaps not the first name to be checked in a conversation about music front runners, British composer/guitarist Fenwick is … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL VINCENT – Stigmata

PHIL VINCENT - Stigmata

Bandcamp [Release date 26.05.21] Solo album number 23 from Phil Vincent and like last year’s ‘Yesterday, Tomorrow & Today’ he is joined by guitarist Vince O’Regan and Janne Stark guests on ‘So Tired’, with Jacob Hansen once again in the … Continue reading

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Album review: SUITCASE SAM – Goodnight Riverdale Park

Suitcase Sam - Goodnight Riverdale Park

Pete Feenstra chatted to Suitcase Sam for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in May 2021, playing tracks from the album ‘Goodnight Riverdale Park’ Curve Music [Release date 28.05.21] Suitcase Sam once described himself as: “The something else you are searching … Continue reading

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EP review: SINKA – Take Me To The Skies

SINKA – Take Me To The Skies

Facebook [Release date 16.04.21] Sinka are Shaun Sewell-Sears (vocals & guitar), Matt Smith (bass) and Jack Wright (drums), who released a self-produced debut EP, ‘F.W.Y.K’ in April 2020 (which is well worth a listen and owning). For their new EP … Continue reading

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Album review: UNDERKING – At Hell’s Gate

Underking - At Hell's Gate

Bandcamp [Release date 23.04.21] Underking is in fact a one-man band consisting of Maxwell Jeffries hailing from Nottingham and this is Underking’s third album. Maxwell has been working on this album for over a year, with the songs covering “topics … Continue reading

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Album review: JULIAN TAYLOR BAND – Desert Star

Julian Taylor - Desert Star

Julian Taylor chatted to Pete Feenstra on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 March, 20:00 GMT including tracks from ‘Desert Star’. Aporia Records [Release date 28.05.21] Julian Taylor Band’s ‘Desert Star’ is the album that refuses to lie down. … Continue reading

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Interview: Dolf de Borst of the Datsuns

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The Datsuns new album, ‘Eye To Eye’ – their first since 2014 – is released on May 28 and the band’s new single, ‘Suspicion’ is out now. GRTR! recently caught up with vocalist/bassist Dolf de Borst to discuss the upcoming … Continue reading

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Album review: KINGS OF THE QUARTER MILE – Whatever It Takes Is What I’ve Got

Kings Of The Quarter Mile - Whatever It Takes I've Got

Pete Feenstra chatted to Pete Juzl guitarist of Kings Of The Quarter Mile for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 21 March 2021. Retroflector Records [Release date 29.01.21] Kings Of The Quarter Mile hail from Worcester in the UK. It’s … Continue reading

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Album review: VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Back In The Saddle

VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Back In The Saddle

Pete Feenstra chatted to Steve “Bertie” Burton for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in July 2019.    Self release [Release date 01.06.20] Vincent Flatts Final Drive’s ‘Back In The Saddle’ is a barn burner of an album. You flick the … Continue reading

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Album review: KAT PEARSON – My Roots

KAT PEARSON – My Roots

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kat Pearson on Sunday 14 March for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Tone Trade Records [Release date 06.01.20] Kat Pearson is a London based, West Coast American roots-rock singer with a blues heart. Unlike many of … Continue reading

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