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News: LISBEE STAINTON to release first album in three years ahead of a UK tour

Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton will release her fifth studio album ‘Then Up’ on 21st April 2017 on Marionet Music, ahead of a nine-date headline UK tour throughout May. The release of ‘Then Up’ will be preceded by the release … Continue reading

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News: Ramblin’ Man Fair announce more acts and headliners

Extreme - Manchester Academy, 5 July 2014

Following the second successful year in 2016, the two-day Ramblin’ Man Fair returns 29-30 July. In addition to the main stage there is the Prog In The Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage Blues and Grooverider Stage. Headliners already announced include … Continue reading

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News: GORDON GILTRAP releases new album and radio interview (January 2017)

Gordon Giltrap

Gordon Giltrap may be best known for his 1978 hit single ‘Heartsong’ but his 50 year-plus career has positioned him as one of the most influential and progressive acoustic guitar players. Gordon was influenced by the sixties folk greats Bert … Continue reading

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News: First big UK rock festivals of 2017 – GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES and GIANTS OF ROCK (January 2017)

STEVE HARLEY - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 8 January, David Randall previewed the Butlins Big Weekends: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and Giants Of Rock Two major rock events get 2017 underway in … Continue reading

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News: DEBORAH BONHAM plays 100 Club, London – 20 January 2017

Deborah Bonham, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

In this hour special David Randall chatted to Deborah Bonham about her music and influences.  (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 April 2015). Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Featured Artist Deborah Bonham plays London’s 100 Club (Oxford … Continue reading

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News: STEVE ROTHERY European and UK tour dates – January 2017

Marillion, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

Steve Rothery dates in January Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery plays European dates in January including the UK. Steve’s solo album ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’ was released in 2015 with guest appearances from Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson.  It was a … Continue reading

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News: GLENN HUGHES UK tour dates 20 January-2 February 2017

David Randall chatted to Glenn Hughes in October 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and the sequence includes tracks from ‘Resonate’. Glenn Hughes plays a series of dates in the UK – rearranged from November 2016 – in January/February. … Continue reading

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News: POPA CHUBBY UK tour dates 18-29 January 2017

Popa Chubby

Pete Feenstra chatted to Popa Chubby for his Feature show broadcast on 11 December 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Thos sequence includes tracks from ‘The Catfish’ The self-proclaimed ‘King Of The New York City Blues’ plays UK dates … Continue reading

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News: On Christmas Day – MAGNUM Special with Bob Catley and The Ballads (December 2016)

Bob Catley - Magnum

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum release a new compilation album in January via SPV.  Called ‘The Valley of Tears – The Ballads’ it features a selection of carefully chosen tracks from previous albums that have been re-visited, remixed or re-recorded. It … Continue reading

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News: Popular Poll results announced Sunday 18 December – top rock album, live and breakthough act 2016

The Darkness - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 24 July 2016

The results of Get Ready to ROCK!’s popular poll for ‘Best of 2016′ will be announced on Sunday 18 December at 22:00 GMT in a special show on the website’s dedicated radio station. At the end of November the website … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! launches popular poll for top rock album and live act of 2016

BAD COMPANY - Manchester Arena, 24 October 2016

Popular review website Get Ready to ROCK! has launched a popular poll so that readers and listeners can vote for their favourite album, live act and breakthrough act of 2016. Since 2003 the website (www.getreadytorock.com) has published the reviewers’ selections … Continue reading

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News: Melodic rockers VEGA and classic rockers BAD COMPANY named in Best of 2016 poll

VEGA - Islington Academy, London, 30 May 2016

Melodic rockers Vega (Top Album) and classic rockers Bad Company (Top Live Act) have been named in Get Ready to ROCK!’s end of year reviewer poll. Vega, who play a series of headlining dates in the UK from 30 November … Continue reading

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The Best of 2016: top albums, top live acts – the reviewers’ choice

The Best of 2016 - sponsored by earMUSIC

The Best of 2016: Popular Poll Between 5-16 December we invite readers and listeners to vote for their own favourites and also add their own personal choice. Voters can also opt-in to a Prize Draw to win a selection of … Continue reading

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News: Traffic Jam man DAVE MASON is featured in radio special (27 November 2016)

Dave Mason

Dave Mason, founder member of the legendary psychedelic/prog rockers Traffic, is featured in a one hour radio special on Sunday 27 November 2016. Dave chats to the award-winning Pete Feenstra in his weekly Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Best of 2016 announced Monday 28 November – top albums, live acts

Thunder - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

On Monday 28 November, Get Ready to ROCK! announces their Best Of 2016 selections for Top Albums and Top Live Acts. Since 2003 the popular rock website has published an end of year round-up reflecting the reviews published throughout the … Continue reading

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News: DAN REED (Dan Reed Network) swings at golf club – Lymm Golf Club, 3 December 2016

DAN REED NETWORK - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2016

In a rare UK trio performance, Dan Reed will be playing a gig at the Lymm Golf Club, Cheshire on Saturday 3 December. This will round off a year when he and the Dan Reed Network (DRN) released their first … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (September-November 2016)

The Best of 2016

Albums of the Month (2016) September 2016 KISSIN’ DYNAMITE Generation Goodbye (AFM Records) …well played, well produced with well written, extremely catchy (but a little quirky) tunes…These guys don’t seem to know how to write a bad song! Kissin’ Dynamite … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (May-August 2016)

The Best of 2016

Albums of the Month (2016) Every month we publish our Newsletter which signposts latest additions to the website(s) and flagging up forthcoming tours and gigs.  We also include a selection of the month’s best albums, based on GRTR! reviewer ratings. … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (February-April 2016)

The Best of 2016

Albums of the Month (2016) Every month we publish our Newsletter which signposts latest additions to the website(s) and flagging up forthcoming tours and gigs.  We also include a selection of the month’s best albums, based on GRTR! reviewer ratings. … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2017)

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 18/7/2017 AVENGED SEVENFOLD + VOLBEAT + A DAY TO REMEMBER Tue July 18 2017 – GILFORD New Hampshire – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At … Continue reading

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