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.

>> 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

Latest Show: Sunday 5 July 2020
THE NEW BARDOTS Yummy Yummy Yummy (Bongo Boy Records)
ZENITH MOON Gypsy (Golden Robot Records)
THE WINTER PASSING Melt (Big Scary Monsters)
BAND OF HEARTS Broken Wings (indie)
RARITY Leave It Alone (New Damage Records)
JET FUEL CHEMISTRY War (indie)
PHOXJAW Teething (Hassle Records)
MIKE VASS Cold Iron (In The Wake Of Neil Gunn) (indie)
THE RISING I Want You (indie)
COUNCIL Haunts Me (indie)
LONERIVER Bond (indie)
THE FINAL CLAUSE OF TACTICUS War Elephant (indie)
JESSE SMITH The Last Night On Earth (indie)
ECHOBATS Save Me From Loving You (indie)
RAPHY & ADRY Samantha (Timezone Records)

>>  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 6 July 2020 (Mon-Fri)
ZENITH MOON Gypsy (Golden Robot Records)
RARITY Leave It Alone (New Damage Records)
THE RISING I Want You (indie)
MANDOKI SOULMATES Young Rebels (Red Rock Production/Cleopatra)
LA GUNS Well Oiled Machine (Golden Robot Records)

Featured Albums w/c 6 July 2020 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 MANDOKI SOULMATES Living In The Gap (Red Rock Production/ Cleopatra)
12:00-13:00 MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL – We Are The Night (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 BEN REEL The Nashville Calling (B.Reel Records)

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News: JEFFERSON STARSHIP, THE CULT, SKERRYVORE, Y&T (July 2020)

The Cult - Festival D

Jefferson Starship are planning to put out their first album in 12 years, ‘Mother Of The Sun’. Guitarist David Freiberg is the only original member remaining in the group. Skerryvore release ‘Live Across Scotland’ on July 10 to celebrate their … Continue reading

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News: THE QUIREBOYS, AYREON, JOE BONAMASSA, ASH, KORN (June 2020)

JOE BONAMASSA- Royal Albert Hall, London, 25 April 2019

Valentine (the melodic rockers featuring Hugo on vocals), have teased on Facebook that new material is due soon. Joe Bonamassa has released a new song ‘When One Door Opens’. Feature: Gigs of the Millennium Arjen Lucassen has announced the release … Continue reading

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News: UK BLUES AWARDS 2020 – Sunday 17 May – Pete Feenstra is nominated in UK blues broadcaster category

UK Blues Awards 2020 - Sunday 17 May, 18:00 BST (GMT+1)

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra has been voted “UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year”  in the annual UK Blues Awards, sponsored by ‘Blues Matters’. The winners of each category were announced in a special virtual awards stream via the … Continue reading

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News: ALCATRAZZ, IRON MAIDEN, STEVE HOWE, KROKUS (May 2020)

KING KING - Koko, London, 7 February 2019

Alcatrazz release their first new album in over thirty years on July 31. Called ‘Born Innocent’ the line-up features founding members Graham Bonnet, Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea Iron Maiden release ‘The Live Collection’ on June 19, which will feature … Continue reading

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News: Singer songwriter JOSH TAERK plays live for Get Ready to ROCK! (Sunday 5 April, 21:00 BST, GMT+1)

Josh Taerk

Canadian singer songwriter Josh Taerk plays an exclusive live session via Get Ready to ROCK!’s Facebook page on Sunday 5 April at 21:00 BST (GMT+1) Josh was born in Toronto, Canada. He is an official Recording Academy/Grammy Member and his  … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio encourages listener participation during self-isolation (March 2020)

Peter Muir - Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio is inviting listeners to host their own show during extended periods of self-isolation, as a result of the virus pandemic. The radio station broadcasts a wide mix of classic rock music for 18 hours a … Continue reading

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News: FREE FESTIVAL – Upton Blues Festival, Upton On Severn, Worcestershire, 18-21 July 2019

Wille And The Bandits - Giants of Rock, Minehead, January 2017

In this hour special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Pete Feenstra previews some of the artists appearing at this year’s Upton Blues Festival, including Big Boy Bloater, Kyla Brox, Wily Bo Walker, Rainbreakers and Danny Bryant.  For reviews/interviews of … Continue reading

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News: MICHAEL ARMSTRONG showcases superior pop rock – The Water Rats, London, Tuesday 2 July 2019

Michael Armstrong

David Randall previewed the London show and ‘Periscope’ on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 23 June. (4:06) After a 2-year hiatus and following the release of his highly-acclaimed second album #LookingForTheWorld, Michael Armstrong returns to the stage and … Continue reading

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News: ZAL CLEMINSON SIN’DOGS – UK tour dates including summer festivals

ZAL CLEMINSON - Giants Of Rock 2019

In this exclusive edit Zal chats about Sin’Dogs and festival plans in 2019.  The full interview is broadcast on Sunday 17 March at 18:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:28) Full interview Legendary guitarist with The Sensational Alex … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM OF MADNESS – Classic Magnum dates in March and radio special

Mark Stanway

In this extended, exclusive edit Mark Stanway chats about Magnum and Kingdom of Madness (15:45)  A two-part special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2019 prior to the tour (see news item for details) The band … Continue reading

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News: GIANTS OF ROCK – Skid Row, Roger Chapman, and many more head for Minehead (25-28 January 2019)

Martin Barre - Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

David Randall previews two bands appearing at the Butlins Big Weekends in January.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 30 December. (11:17) More information 2019′s Giants Of Rock takes place at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, 25-28 January. … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT – orchestral tour, box set, radio interview

Prog-meister Steve Hackett tours with a 41 piece orchestra in October, plus there is the release of a 6-CD/2-DVD box set covering the years 1984-2006. Steve’s orchestral tour stems from a one-off performance in March 2017 in the USA.  He’ll … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrates 10 years (September 2018)

Peter Ross, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

A month long promotion highlights the station’s 10 year interview archive As part of the station’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio will be replaying a selection of interviews gathered since 2008.  Most tie in with the artists’ … Continue reading

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News: 10cc UK Tour – GRAHAM GOULDMAN album and radio interview (August 2018)

10cc - Liverpool, 6 December 2013

On Sunday 12 August at 18:00 GMT Graham Gouldman chatted about his career in a one hour special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. (Thursday 16 August, 22:00 repeat) In this exclusive edit using non-broadcast material Graham chats about his … Continue reading

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News: GRAHAM BONNET – new album and UK tour (August 2018)

Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet releases a new studio album in July followed by a UK tour in August. ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ is the second album by the Graham Bonnet Band and follows ‘The Book’ (2016). The Graham Bonnet Band features … Continue reading

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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

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News: FM – new album and Steve Overland interview (March 2018)

Steve Overland - FM

On Sunday 4 March in the first hour of his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall chatted to FM’s Steve Overland and played tracks from ‘Atomic Generation’. In this exclusive edit, Steve chats about career highlights … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! announce Best of 2017 – top albums, live acts

Pop rock revivalists Cats In Space and their second album ‘Scarecrow’ has been selected as Top Album of 2017 by popular music website Get Ready to ROCK!  Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie wrote “Cats In Space have succeeded in taking their … Continue reading

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News: MOLLIE MARRIOTT – radio interview, new album and tour dates (November 2017)

Mollie Marriott

In this exclusive edit, Mollie Marriott chats to David Randall about the music business, the lead-in to her new album, and the current touring musical ‘All Or Nothing’ for which she provided vocal coaching.  (10:27) The full version of their … Continue reading

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News: JETHRO TULL UK tour in April 2018 plus radio interview (September 2017)

IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) - The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

In this exclusive edit, Ian Anderson tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra about the tour plans for 2018.  (6:10) The full version of this interview can be found here Ian Anderson celebrates 50 years since Jethro Tull graced the … Continue reading

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