New to GRTR! (and Highlights)

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Listen in to ‘New to GRTR!’ every Sunday 21:00 GMT (repeat: Tuesday 16:00 Thursday 21:00) for latest additions to our playlist.

Latest Show: Sunday 19 March 2017

>> On average we add about 300 new tracks to the playlist each week.  Our weekly showcases include a representative sample and also give a flavour of the range of music played on the station

KRIS GIETKOWSKI While Growing My Hair (Fruits de Mer)
MAPLERUN Give It To You (indie)
TOKYO MOTOR FIST Don’t Let Me Go (Frontiers)
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Love Is Not A Game (Inakustik)
PAUL MENEL AND THE ESSENTIALS Crash And Burn (Indie)
THE SHARPEEZ Golden Tears (indie)
MARTY MANOUS The Night Is Calling (Lucky Street Music)
NO VACATION Mind Fields (Topshelf)
KILL FOR EDEN Woke Up Alone (indie)
THE WEEKS Gold Don’t Rust (indie)
WHEN ICARUS FALLS The Lighthouse (Czar Of Bullets)
AMORPHIS The Wanderer (Nuclear Blast)
BATTLE BEAST Beyond The Burning Skies (Nuclear Blast)

>>  Every 1-2 weeks we select albums and tracks for more frequent airplay. These can be new releases or reissues.

How do we make our selection?  We use feedback from presenters and reviewers, and their opinions at www.getreadytorock.com

The aim is to signpost new artists where possible but not always the most obvious track or single and/or albums/artists worthy of further investigation.

Power Plays w/c 20 March 2017

THE WEEKS Gold Don’t Rust (Lightning Rod Records)
VANESSA COLLIER Cry Out (Ruf Records)
KOBRA & THE LOTUS You Don’t Know (Napalm Records)
INVIDIA Feed The Fire (SPV)
AS LIONS One By One (Better Noise)

Featured Albums w/c 20 March 2017 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Can’t Go Home (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 KXM Scatterbrain (Ratpak)
14:00-16:00 MADISON VIOLET The Knight Sessions (Big Lake Music)

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News: Jethro Tull’s IAN ANDERSON – new album and radio interview (March 2017)

Jethro Tull

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ian Anderson and featured tracks from the new album, for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 12 March 2017. Album review Nearly 50 years after the debut album from Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is set … Continue reading

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News: BLUE OCTOBER – UK dates and radio interview (February 2017)

Blue October

David Randall chatted to Blue October mainman Justin Furstenfeld on the eve of their UK visit.  This special feature includes tracks from several albums including ‘Home’  (59:40) First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 26 February 2017. Blue October … Continue reading

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News: New website for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio launches 10 February

New website for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio launches 10 February

Friday 10 February sees the launch of an exciting new website for the internet-based radio station Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The station was launched in late-2008 as an audible companion to the popular reviews-based website www.getreadytorock.com The station has … 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: 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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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: SIMON KIRKE talks Bad Company, Free and a new solo album (Interview – 30 October 2016)

Simon Kirke - Bad Company

Photo: Steve Goudie Bad Company, and one-time Free, drummer Simon Kirke releases a solo album ‘All Because Of You’ in early 2017.  Simon describes it as a collection of 11 songs from all periods of his life. He’s just completed … Continue reading

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News: VOODOO VEGAS new album and radio feature (30 October 2016)

Voodoo Vegas - Freak Show Candy Floss

In this special feature, Voodoo Vegas frontman Lawrence Case introduces several tracks from the album ‘Freak Show Candy Floss’. (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 30 October 2016 as part of ‘New to GRTR!’) Bournemouth-based Voodoo Vegas … Continue reading

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News: GLENN HUGHES – New album and radio interview (October 2016)

Glenn Hughes

GRTR!’s David Randall caught up with Glenn recently to chat about the album and his music, playing tracks from ‘Resonate’ and other career highlights.  This special feature was first broadcast on Sunday 30 October at 22:00 GMT in the first … Continue reading

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News: An Evening For JACK – Jack Bruce Celebration – London, 25 October 2016

An Evening For JACK - A Celebration of the Life & Music of Jack Bruce, London, 25 October 2016

Pete Feenstra chatted to Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. First broadcast 23 October 2016. Bassist/singer/songwriter Jack Bruce is the subject of a special celebratory evening at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, … Continue reading

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News: BETH HART – New album and radio interview (October 2016)

BETH HART, The Barbican, London, 8 May 2015

Pete Feenstra chatted to Beth Hart for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, first broadcast 16 October 2016.  This hour special includes tracks from the album ‘Fire On The Floor’. Photo by John Bull/Rockrpix Grammy-nominated Beth Hart … Continue reading

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News: LARRY MILLER Benefit Gig – The Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 5 November 2016

Larry Miller

Blues/rock guitarist Larry Miller suffered a stroke in August 2015 and is still recovering.  Sadly he has been unable to play guitar since this time.  To raise funds and speed his full recovery, fellow musicians and fans have organised a … Continue reading

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News: MARILLION – new album, tour dates and Steve Rothery interview (September 2016)

Marillion, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

This hour special was broadcast in the first hour of David Randall’s  weekly show ‘Assume The Position’ on Sunday 18 September at 22:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information Marillion release their latest album on 23 September … Continue reading

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News: ROBBIE RANSOM EP and In Session (September 2016)

Robbie Ransom

With a debut album lined up for autumn release, singer songwriter Robbie Ransom plays an exclusive live session for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio as part of the station’s ongoing ‘In Session’ series. Robbie’s debut EP – ‘Rocks In My … Continue reading

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News: JUDIE TZUKE – Tour dates and radio interview (September 2016)

JUDIE TZUKE - The Met, Bury, 12 November 2015

David Randall first chatted to Judie Tzuke in April 2010. His latest interview formed part of a two-hour special broadcast on 4 September 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Part 2 is also available via our Mixcloud page. More … Continue reading

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News: SARI SCHORR – Album, UK Tour, Interview (August 2016)

Sari Schorr

New York-based singer songwriter Sari Schorr releases her debut album via Manhaton Records on 2 September.  Sari plays the Colne R&B Festival on 29 August followed by extensive UK tour dates. ‘A Force Of Nature’ is produced by blues veteran … Continue reading

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