Category Archives: Radio interview

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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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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Album review: TROY REDFERN – Thunder Moon

Troy Redfern - Thunder Moon

In this interview special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Troy Redfern chats to Pete Feenstra with tracks from the album ‘Thunder Moon’.  First broadcast 7 March 2021. Self release [Release date 03.12.20] When it comes to recording, Troy Redfern … Continue reading

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Album review: LESZEK CICHONSKI AND FRIENDS – Thanks Jimi Symphonic

Ledzek Cichonski And Friends - Thanks Jimi Symphonic

Pete Feenstra chatted to Leszek Cichonski for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, including the background to his album, world record-breaking and the Hendrix festivals.  First broadcast 21 February 2021. Luna Music [Release date 26.06.2o] From the guitar and orchestral intro … Continue reading

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Feature: Collectible Collections – MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – 40th Anniversary Box Set

MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND - 40th Anniversary Box Set

Pete Feenstra chatted to Manfred Mann for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio with tracks from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.  First broadcast 23 February 2021. Creature Music (2011) The rather large parcel dropped off at GRTR! Towers was like Christmas come … Continue reading

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Album review: ZED MITCHELL – Route 69

ZED MITCHELL - Route 69

Pete Feenstra chatted to Zed Mitchell for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in January 2021 and playing tracks from ‘Route 69′. Timezone Records [Release date 15.12.20] Zed Mitchell may only be known to his loyal coterie of blues aficionados but, … Continue reading

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EP review: RAY FENWICK – Going Large

RAY FENWICK - Going Large

Ray Fenwick “goes large” in this promotional audio for the new EP (Singsong Music) (11:29) A Ray Fenwick interview special will be broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 14 February 18:00 GMT. Singsong Music [Release date 15.01.21] … Continue reading

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Album review: MO FOSTER & FRIENDS – In Concert

MO FOSTER & FRIENDS - In Concert

Mo Foster chatted to David Randall for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his career, illustrated with a selection of session and solo tracks.  First broadcast 31 January 2021. Right Track Records [Release date 21.03.21] Mo Foster is best known … Continue reading

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Album review: LAYLA ZOE – Nowhere Left To Go

Layla Zoe - Nowhere Left To Go

Pete Feenstra chatted to Layla Zoe for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast Sunday 27 December 2020. Self Release [Release date 08.01.21] Layla Zoe is back with ‘Nowhere Left To Go’, her 15th album in 15 years. And though … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot … NATIVE CAIN – The Primitive Soul

NATIVE CAIN - The Primitive Soul

ProActive (1999) Chatting to Pete Feenstra for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in 2020  vocalist/songwriter Lee Small commented about his love of Glenn Hughes.  And it is Hughes vocal influence that permeates the 1999 album ‘The Primitive Soul’.  Small has … Continue reading

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Album review: DUKE ROBILLARD & FRIENDS – Blues Bash

Duke Robillard - Blues Bash

Pete Feenstra interviewed Duke Robillard for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 13 December 2020. Stony Plain Records [Release date 20.11.20] You don’t need to have paid your blues dues for 50 years or more to be able to … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Dance Of The Black Tattoo

MAGNUM - Dance Of The Black Tattoo

David Randall chatted to Tony Clarkin for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio with tracks from the forthcoming compilation.  First broadcast 20 December 2020. SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 08.01.21] What do inveterate songwriters do in Lockdown when they’ve no band to steer … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN BROWN – Six Strings And A Dream

Kevin Brown - 6 Strings And A Dream

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kevin Brown for his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 6 December 2020. Doodah Records [Release date 18.11.20] Kevin Brown’s ‘Strings and A Dream’ is a reminder that somewhere in between the avalanche of PR … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM WARNING – Different Horizons

Storm Warning - Different Horizons

Pete Feenstra chatted to Storm Warning’s frontman Stuart Maxwell in January 2021, playing tracks from the album ‘Different Horizons’. Lightnin’ Fingers  [Release date 06.11.20] Different Horizons is that rare thing, a finely honed mature album by a heritage rock- band, full … Continue reading

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Album review: MUDDY MANNINEN – River Flows

Muddy Manninen - River Flows

Pete Feenstra chatted to Muddy Manninen about the album ‘River Flows’ for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 8 November 2020. (45:38) Presence Records [Release date 23.10.20] Muddy Manninen’s ‘River Flows’ is an aptly titled album that has a … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM’S CURSE – What The Ancients Knew About Us

ADAM’S CURSE - What The Ancients Knew About Us

In this audio showcase, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Bat Kinane talks us through his musical influences, his musical journey, and featuring his new band Adam’s Curse. Bad Reputation [Release date 10.11.20] Adam’s Curse is a new … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot…EUROPE – Secret Society

EUROPE - Secret Society

Sanctuary (2006) Back in 2007 my fellow GRTR! reviewer and pal Pete Whalley, and my aspiring guitar hero son Ben, made our way through a February snowstorm to Liverpool Academy.  It was a fairly low key gig for the Swedish … Continue reading

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Album review: JAKKO M. JAKSZYK – Secrets & Lies

JAKKO M. JAKSZYK - Secrets & Lies

On Sunday 11 October, in the first hour of his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall chatted to Jakko M. Jakszyk about his career with tracks from the new album. InsideOut Music [Release date 23.10.20] Jakko … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – 50 Years Of Jethro Tull (2-CD)

MARTIN BARRE - 50 Years Of Jethro Tull

On Sunday 18 October, Martin Barre chatted to Pete Feenstra for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, about his time in Tull and beyond. (40:33) The Store For Music [Release date 16.10.20] The first thing to say is that the cover, … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot … BLACKTHORNE – Afterlife

BLACKTHORNE - Afterlife

Music For Nations (1993) Graham Bonnet’s career started in the late 1960s with a conventional pop approach and early solo albums.  It was only in 1979 when he came to Ritchie Blackmore’s attention as a potential frontman of Rainbow (replacing … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – Ain’t Done Yet

Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kim Simmonds and played tracks from the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 26 July 2020 Quarto Valley Records [Release date 28.08.20] ‘Ain’t Done Yet’ is Savoy Brown’s 41st album on which … Continue reading

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