Category Archives: All Posts

EP review: DORIAN SORRIAUX – Hungry Ghost

Soulseller Records [Release date 29.06.18] Dorian Sorriaux is the guitarist in Blues Pills where he has gained many plaudits for his playing with comparisons to legendary blue guitarists such as Peter Green and Paul Kossoff. On this EP he has … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Single and EP reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Donington Park, 8-10 June 2018

It was 30 years ago that I attended Donington for the first time for a Monsters of Rock festival (as it then was) that was summed up by the contemporary Kerrang! headline ‘The Triumph and the Tragedy’. A record crowd … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: ULTRAPHONIX – Original Human Music (George Lynch/Corey Glover)

ULTRAPHONIX - Original Human Music

earMUSIC [Release date 03.08.18] George Lynch is ever the chameleon.  Known primarily for his time in Dokken, more recently he’s been involved in any number of projects:  KXM, T & N, Sweet & Lynch… What we do know is that … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: CARL PALMER’s ELP LEGACY – new album and radio interview (June 2018)

Carl Palmer - HRH Prog (November 2018)

In this exclusive interview edit, Carl Palmer chats about progressive rock music (2:00) Carl Palmer releases a CD/DVD on 29 June (via BMG) celebrating the lives of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.  “Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live” features a CD … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD – The Euphoric

Bad Elephant Music [Release date 18.05.18] The Fierce and the Dead – Matt Stevens (guitar, synth, piano), Kev Feazey (bass, programming, synth, percussion), Steve Cleaton (guitar, piano) and Stuart Marshall (drums, percussion) – return with their fourth album. Opener ‘Truck’ … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: GUILD OF AGES – Rise

Escape Music [Release date 29.06.18] Guild Of Ages are this year’s ‘Missing In Action’ band now returning to action, following on from the return of Boulevard last year. They called it a day in 2002 before being tempted back for … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SMASH FASHION – Rompus Pompous

Electric Pudding Recordings [Release date 13.07.18] It has been a long wait since Smash Fashion gave us the power pop-tastic treat that was their debut album ‘Big Cat Love’. Now they are back with their new album, the gloriously titled ‘Rompus … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: WIN BLACK SABBATH SEVENTIES SINGLES SET (Starts 10 June)

LACK SABBATH - Supersonic Years The Seventies Singles Box Set

Here’s your chance to win the BLACK SABBATH “Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles” box set This 10 disc set comes in a presentation box with unique or rare reproductions of the original sleeves as released in different territories.  Check … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Competitions, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: STANLEY CLARKE – The Message

STANLEY CLARKE - The Message

Mack Avenue [Release date 29.06.18] With Stanley Clarke’s rare gigs in the UK in 2017, my interest in his music was rekindled and not least as a result of a lengthy chat for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. I grew … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: RAMSEY LEWIS – Funky Serenity, Solar Wind, Sun Goddess (reissue)

RAMSEY LEWIS - Funky Serenity (reissues)

BGO [Release date 18.05.18] I immediately recognised three of the albums on this 2-disc four album compilation.  In fact that’s the great thing about BGO releases.  They tend to bring together a series of albums spanning a couple of discs, … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Reissues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN – Looking At You…, The Nature Of Things, Divine Emotion (reissue)

NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN - Looking At You, Looking At Me (reissues)

BGO [Release date 18.05.18] Back in the late 1970s/early 1980s it wasn’t unusual for fusion funk bands to be drummer-led.  We might recall Maurice White in Earth, Wind & Fire but then of course, there was Lenny White and Harvey … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Reissues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: VOLBEAT – ABC, Glasgow, 6 June 2018

VOLBEAT – ABC, Glasgow, 6 June 2018

There can’t be many bands who have their own personal busker, but walking down Sauchiehall Street towards tonight’s venue I could hear the strains of an acoustic guitar and someone blasting out a decent version of ‘Lola Montez’. Apparently the enterprising gentleman had been there most of the … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: THE NEW FORBIDDEN – Songs From The Subway (Loyd Grossman and Valentine Guinness)

THE NEW FORBIDDEN - Songs From the Subway

Cadiz Music [Release date 04.05.18] The roots of The New Forbidden, a band led by Through The Keyhole / Masterchef presenter, and pasta sauce entrepreneur Loyd Grossman (OBE), can be traced back to his formative years reviewing for American underground … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: VICTOR WAINRIGHT AND THE TRAIN – s/t

VICTOR WAINRIGHT AND THE TRAIN

Ruf Records GmbH [Release date 09.03.18] Victor Wainwright is a musician in motion. Where once he led the ‘Wildroots’ and briefly settled on ‘Southern Hospitality’, he’s spreading his musical roots again with ‘Victor Wainright And the Train’. Newly signed to … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SKERRYVORE – Evo

SKERRYVORE - Evo

Tyree Tecords [Release date 11.06.18] Skerryvore formed in 2005 by Isle of Tiree-born Gillespie brothers Daniel (accordion) and Martin (Highland bagpipes), with Scott Wood (pipes, whistles) – the band’s newest member who joined last year, Craig Espie (fiddle), Alan Scobie (keys),  … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: ERROL LINTON – Packing My Bags

ERROL LINTON – Packing My Bags

Brassdog Records [Release date 02.03.18] ‘Packing My Bags’ is that rare thing, a blues related album that pushes the stylistic envelope while still making an essential emotional connection. Errol Linton has long carved out his own niche in the roots … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS – Pills

BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS – Pills

Provogue [Release date 15.06.18] Big Boy Bloater And The Limits new CD ‘Pills’ strips things down to the bone in a power trio format, with Bloater on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Cowley on drums and bv’s, bassist Steve Oates … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: BRYAN ADAMS – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 30 May 2018

BRYAN ADAMS- SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 30 May 2018

When Bryan Adams released his ‘Ultimate’ album last year, I wondered wearily whether the world really needed yet another compilation to add to his catalogue, as there surely can be few potential fans left unaware of the best known elements … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: DARE – Out Of The Silence II

DARE - Out Of The Silence II

Legend Records [Release date 29.06.18] Amazing to think the classic album ‘Out Of The Silence’ is thirty years old, and also frightening to think where did the time go?! Like fellow melodic rockers FM did on ‘Indiscreet’, Dare have decided … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SPACE ELEVATOR – II

Space Elevator - II

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 25.05.18] Album number two from Space Elevator still sees the flamboyant singer The Duchess and guitarist David Young leading the band. In a neat twist they have collaborated with a Canadian space tech company Torth Technology who … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, INTERVIEWS, Interviews/10 Questions, Interviews/Rising Stars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment