Tag Archives: Black Stone Cherry

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

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Album review: KRIS BARRAS – The Divine And Dirty

Kris Barras - The Devine And Dirty

Provogue [Release date 23.03.18] If there’s a dichotomy at the heart of  ’The Divine And Dirty’ – Kris Barras’s debut album for Provogue – it’s probably a reference to his first hand knowledge of what to takes to make it. … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM ECKERLSEY BAND – The Second Album

Adam Eckersley Band - The Second Album

Universal Australia [Release date 15.08.15] Although released some 18 months ago, this album seems to be getting a more belated push in Europe. The Adam Eckersley Band infuse harmony laden country rock with a southern rock feel in well crafted … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 5 December 2016

The Best of 2016

To say Black Stone Cherry deliver the kind of impassioned Southern tinged classic rock that their fans demand, is to grossly underestimate the versatility of a remarkable performance and the strength of their songs. Tonight they lyrically bare their soul … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 24 July 2016 (Day 2)

Thunder - RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR - Mote Park, Maidstone, 24 July 2016

If the Day 2 line up was less immediately eye-catching and mouth-watering than Saturday, there was still so much to anticipate. I made straight for the Blues tent where a good crowd received Pat McManus enthusiastically. I’d been a fan … Continue reading

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Album review: PLANET OF ZEUS – Loyal To The Pack

No prizes for guessing that Planet of Zeus hail from Greece and, having reviewed a couple of rather ear-catching things from that neck of the woods recently, it might just be time to go bar-hopping and check out the live … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STONE CHERRY, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 4 February 2016

Gig review: CARNIVAL OF MADNESS (BLACK STONE CHERRY, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM) - SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 4 February 2016

‘The Carnival of Madness’, a well known USA touring concept which brings together three or four like-minded bands from the newer generation, was making a first trip to these shores, but the personnel involved were in very familiar circumstances.  Black … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOONDANCE JAM, Walker, Minnesota, USA, 16-18 July 2015

MOONDANCE JAM, Walker, Minnesota, USA, 16-18 July 2015

I’ve been hooked on Moondance Jam ever since first arriving in this unspoiled part of the Minnesota countryside with its woods and lakes in 2009. The Jam plays host to a hedonistic four days of holiday relaxation and partying for … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

5am. Not the most rock ‘n’ roll of hours to rise on a Friday morning but when you have a 311 mile journey to the spiritual home of all things metal these sacrifices have to be made. What I do … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STONE CHERRY – The Hydro, Glasgow, 26 October 2014

Black Stone Cherry – The Hydro, Glasgow, 26 October 2014

It was curiosity that led me to this gig as so far Black Stone Cherry are a band who have left me underwhelmed. I have only seen them live once before and that was a small acoustic session a couple … Continue reading

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Album Review : HALIWEL – From The Inside

        Self Release  (Release date – out now) Haliwel are a fivesome from Madison, Wisconsin and From The Inside is their first, self-produced album. The band created everything themselves, art work, website, videos, etc. Haliwel play hard … Continue reading

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Gig Review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1 – Donington Park,14 June 2013

First a quick recap of last year’s Download festival, mud, mud and more mud, oh and some cracking rock music. After the mudfest of last year even the hardiest of rock fans must have thought twice before shelling out for … Continue reading

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