Tag Archives: blues rock

News: The Best of 2018 – Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer top albums and live acts of the year

The Best of 2018

The Get Ready to ROCK! end of year ‘Best of’ fully reflects the reviewers’ and the website’s eclectic tastes.  Their reviews are amongst the most highly visible and authoritative on the web. From Monday 3 December, in the run-up to … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2018 – December 2018)

Uriah Heep

Albums of the Month 2018 January – March 2018 April – June 2018 July – September 2018 URIAH HEEP Living The Dream (Frontiers) “…to their credit ‘Living The Dream’ remains wholly relevant to any rock audience, young or old. On … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (July 2018 – September 2018)

Sari Schorr

Albums of the Month 2018 January 2018 – March 2018 April 2018 – June 2018 October 2018 – December 2018 SARI SCHORR Never Say Never (Manhaton) “…an album that goes a long way to establishing her own niche…this album does … Continue reading

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Album review: COLIN JAMES – Miles To Go

Colin James - Miles To Go

True North Records [Release date 21.09.18] Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James recently reflected that : “Blues is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.” And while there’s no doubting the veracity of … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Tattooed On My Brain

NAZARETH - Tattooed On My Brain

Frontiers [Release date 12.10.18] Scottish classic rock legends Nazareth celebrate their 50th anniversary with their 24th studio album, their first without original vocalist Dan McCafferty. The new line-up, featuring new singer Carl Sentence (ex Don Airey, Krokus, many others), guitarist … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SNAKES IN PARADISE, BILLY IDOL, THE JOY FORMIDABLE

SNAKES IN PARADISE Step Into The Light

SNAKES IN PARADISE Step Into The Light Frontiers [Release date 14.09.18] Sweden’s Snakes in Paradise have released latest album “Step Into The Light”, a melodic affair that will no doubt please fans of hook and melody. The band themselves have … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Loud & Proud Box Set

NAZARETH - Loud & Proud Box Set

BMG (2LP, 2 double LP, 3*7”, 32 CD) [Release date 28.09.18] Scottish rock legends Nazareth celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, and issue a new album to boot, with their new line-up. It’s a few years since any reissue campaign, and … Continue reading

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Gig review: KRIS BARRAS BAND – 100 Club, London, 24 September 2018

KRIS BARRAS BAND – 100 Club, London, 24 September 2018

The support slot on this tour has featured a few different acts and the London show provided an opportunity for blues trio the Matt Edwards Band. We arrived mid-set and the delta-blues drawl of Matt’s vocals and gritty guitar playing … Continue reading

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Gig review: BIG BOY BLOATER/Jack J. Hutchinson – The Blackheart, London, Camden 20 September 2018

BIG BOY BLOATER - The Blackheart, London, Camden 20 September 2018

If there was something incongruous about finding Big Boy Bloater & The Limits and in a dark biker pub in Camden,  it’s nothing that bothers Bloater and his powerhouse trio, who revel in a typically boisterous show built from the … Continue reading

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Album review: BOB DAISLEY AND FRIENDS – Moore Blues For Gary – A Tribute to Gary Moore

BOB DAISLEY AND FRIENDS - Moore Blues For Gary

earMUSIC [Release date 26.10.18] The main thing to glean from this album is that no-one did it quite like Gary Moore.  He left us way ahead of his time in February 2011 after a long and sometimes under-rated journey first … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL (Planet Rock Stage) – Olympia, London, 9 August 2018

Broken Witt Rebels - GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL - Olympia, London, 9 August 2018

While musical entertainment has been supplied for many years at the Great British Beer Festival, it has tended to be a bit ‘end of the pier’, whether it be oompah bands or covers acts. However this year the penny finally … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BEN KUNDER, STONE THE CROWS (Best of)

BEN KUNDER - Better Human

BEN KUNDER Better Human Comino Music [Release date 28.08.18] Toronto singer songwriter’s Ben Kunder’s 2015 debut Golden might have been ‘critically acclaimed’ but that doesn’t appear to have translated to a great deal of public interest if the lack of … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE RED KINGS – Callous

 LITTLE RED KINGS - Callous

Bandcamp [Release date 12.04.18] Little Red Kings, hailing from Norwich, have been around since 2011 and thanks to a fellow music fan on Facebook I was made aware of them. Glad they did as I have been missing a treat on this band! … Continue reading

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Album review: ROSE TATTOO – Blood Brothers

ROSE TATTOO - Blood Brother

Golden Robot Records [Release date 18.05.18] When it comes to good Aussie heads down, blues based rock n roll, played with a sense of urgency there are only three bands that come immediately to mind. AC/DC, Cold Chisel and Rose … Continue reading

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Quick plays: PAUL RODGERS, ATOMIC ROOSTER

PAUL RODGERS - Free Spirit

PAUL RODGERS – Free Spirit Quarto Valley Records [Release date 29.06.18] This account of Paul Rodgers revisiting his Free-form past was recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 2017 . It was the culmination of his UK tour where … Continue reading

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Gig review: PAT MCMANUS BAND – Half Moon, Putney, London, 18 April 2018

PAT MCMANUS BAND - Half Moon, Putney, London, 18 April 2018

One of the most welcome developments of recent years has been the return of Pat McManus to the rock environment. The brothers in Mama’s Boys were one of the great bands that nearly made it big before drummer Tommy’s sad … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN GEORGE – Rogue Angels

Angel Air Music [Release date 18.05.18] Robin George is back with a new album and one which he plays all the instruments, bar his long time associate Charlie Morgan (Elton John) on drums. He is also sticking with Angel Air … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – Forum, Kentish Town, London, 9 March 2018

The Temperance Movement - Manchester Academy, 23 April 2014

There was a buzz about this gig. On the back of their third album smashing in to the actual charts at Number 6 and in the middle of a well-received tour, there was a sense that things were happening for … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE BROKEN – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 24 February 2018

STONE BROKEN - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 24 February 2018

One of the healthiest factors in the current music scene is that, alongside long-established and recently reformed names, a whole new generation of classic rock bands are coming through and growing in popularity. Indeed one of the fastest-growing Facebook groups … Continue reading

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Album review: STRAY – Fire & Glass (The Pye Recordings 1975-1976)

STRAY - Fire & Glass (The Pye Recordings 1975-1976)

Esoteric [Release date: 24.11.17] Regulars on the 70s’ gigging circuit in the UK, Stray harnessed consistently strong and varied repertoire with colourful performances supporting the likes of Black Sabbath and Ten Years After. But they were also signed to indie … Continue reading

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