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Album review: ANNIE DRESSNER – Coffee at the Corner Bar

ANNIE DRESSNER – Coffee at the Corner Bar

Website [Release date 15.05.20] An American in Cambridge, since moving to the city by the Cam, Annie Dressner have been creating some of the most enchanting modern folk around with material that transports you easily to her home country. This … Continue reading

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Album review: READ OUT LOUD – Read Out Loud

READ OUT LOUD

Facebook Read Out Loud is formed around guitarist Tim Read (ex-Chrome Molly, Demon). He is joined by two current members of Demon – guitarist Paul Hume (although he plays bass on the album, as well as producing it) and drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

CHEDX [Release date 14.08.20] Jack Bessant is a solo singer-songwriter and the bassist in platinum selling rock band Reef. For Jack this album is something of a catharsis, confronting an intensely personal subject that has been buried deep. “I had … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONVILLE – Magic Is Alive

LIONVILLE - Magic Is Alive

Frontiers Records [Release date 07.08.20] Fourth album from Lionville, an emphatically Westcoast Rock band. Each new release confirms that guitarist/songwriter Stefano Leonetti couldn’t have found a more suitable front man than Lars (Work Of Art) Safsund. What this celebrated vocalist … 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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News: URIAH HEEP, SLADE, DEF LEPPARD, JON GOMM (August 2020)

URIAH HEEP – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 14 December 2018

Uriah Heep (pictured above) have announced they will start work on their next studio album in February. Overkill are currently ‘hard at work’ on their next album. Slade release a new best of, a double CD entitled ‘Cum On Feel … Continue reading

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EP review: THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

Mascot Records [Release date 21.08.20] The Georgia Thunderbolts hail from Rome, Georgia, and comprise vocalist TJ Lyle, Riley Couzzourt (guitar), Logan Tolbert (guitar), Zach Everett (bass, harmony vocals, keys), and Bristol Perry (drums). Friends since high school, the band have … Continue reading

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EP review: SEMISONIC – You’re Not Alone

SEMISONIC – You’re Not Alone

Order link [Release date 18.09.20] Back in 2001 Semisonic went on hiatus before returning in 2017 with a series of shows. In between times singer and main songwriter Dan Wilson enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter and producer for … Continue reading

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Album review: MORSE, PORTNOY, GEORGE – Cov3r To Cov3r

MORSE, PORTNOY, GEORGE – Cov3r To Cov3r

Inside Out [Release date 24.07.20] Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George. Three titans of modern prog locked together to fight the elements and stride forth on their third covers album, each one bringing their ‘A Game’ as they join … Continue reading

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Album review: RAMOS – My Many Sides

RAMOS – My Many Sides

Frontiers [Release date 07.08.20] If you’re expecting the polished melodic rock sound of Hugo, Journey or The Storm, then look away now. The clue is in the title. There’s not many sides of Josh Ramos on display here, and the … Continue reading

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Album review: L.SHANKAR – Chepleeri Dream

L.SHANKAR - Chepleeri Dream

Cleopatra Records [Release date 26.06.20] When you have heavyweights such as Chester Thompson and Tony Levin featuring prominently in the credits you expect that the album in front of you may be of a certain standard, or at least a … Continue reading

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Album review: HAKEN – Virus

HAKEN - Virus

Inside Out [Release date 24.07.20] Following the release of their fifth studio album “Vektor” back in October 2018, the members of the British Progressive Metal sextet Haken have rightfully been in the receiving end of various rewards and accolades. For … Continue reading

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Feature: Gigs of the Millennium – ROCK FEST 2003, Wisconsin, USA

Gigs of the Millennium- ROCK FEST 2003, Wisconsin, USA

Andy Nathan has caused much teeth-gnashing and fist-clenching amongst the GRTR! team with his enviable sorties to the States sometimes taking in a couple of festivals in one visit.  These include Summerfest and Moondance Jam.  Here he recounts a particularly … Continue reading

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Album review: Q-BIZM – Corduroy Shorts

Q-BIZM - Corduroy Shorts

[Release date 15.05.20] The retro flavour of this album might be detected in the tongue-in-cheek title.  Yeah, baby, yeah.  This is only the Italian band’s second album after forming originally back in 1996. Their debut album came in 2003, 15 … Continue reading

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Album review: SASKIA – Are You Listening?

SASKIA - Are You Listening

www.saskiagm.com [Release date 31.07.20] Saskia certainly has an interesting backstory, giving up her Harley Street practice in 2013 to pursue her real passion, singing. Starting out by busking around the UK leading onto being a regular on the acoustic music … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON SAYS – Spin This

SIMON SAYS - Spin This

Escape Music [Release date 14.08.20] Bit of a musical curio in Simon Says, a band who hail from Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada and were formed from the ashes of Spectrum and Rawx. ‘Spin This’ was originally released back in 1991, … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Whoosh!

DEEP PURPLE - Whoosh!

Ear Music [Release date 07.08.20] Classic rock legends Deep Purple remain a star on the highway, heading towards the next decade with studio album number 21. Long gone are the lengthier tracks, but the band’s ability to find a groove … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 3, 1995-2010

GLENN HUGHES - Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 3, 1995-2010

Cherry Red Records [Release date 31.07.20] 6-CD set A trove of previously unreleased Glenn Hughes’ live material – 19 CDs’ worth – has been released by Cherry Red Records over the last two years. Calling them “Official Bootlegs” has an … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITE LION – All You Need Is Rock’n'Roll – The Complete Albums 1985-91

WHITE LION - All You Need Is Rock'n'Roll - The Complete Albums 1985-91

Cherry Red [Release date 28.08.20] 5-CD set The Cherry Red label has established a reputation for moving across genres in resurrecting high quality material, suitable for repackaging and reissuing. With this one, they’ve recognised one of the classiest, if short … Continue reading

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Album review: SKERRYVORE – Live Across Scotland

Skerryvore

Tyree Records  [Release date 11.07.20] 2020 should have been a huge year for Skerryvore. The band had big plans to celebrate their 15th anniversary culminating in one hell of a party with several thousand friends in the grounds of Inveraray … Continue reading

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