Tag Archives: blues rock

Gig review: LEE AARON – Camden Underworld, London, 16 July 2017

LEE AARON - Camden Underworld, London, 16 July 2017

In the testosterone-heavy rock  climate of the 1980’s, women performers who held sex appeal for metal-loving youngsters were few on the ground. It was therefore unsurprising that  the petite Canadian rocker Lee Aaron’s picture in Kerrang’s ‘Ladykillers’ feature must have … Continue reading

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Album review: SNAKECHARMER – Second Skin

SNAKECHARMER - Second Skin

Frontiers Records [Release Date 12.05.17] If their 2013 debut album of original compositions was an unexpected  twist for a band that started out paying homage to vintage Whitesnake with two former members, Snakecharmer’s follow up is perhaps even more of … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

Progressively Snakecharmer are leaving behind their origins, celebrating old-school Whitesnake, in the same way Black Star Riders are laying aside the ghost of Thin Lizzy. Four years after the release of their excellent self-titled and self-penned album, this was my … Continue reading

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News: PAUL RODGERS captures the Spirit of Free on tour in May 2017

PAUL RODGERS - Manchester Apollo, 8 May 2017

In April 2011 David Randall chatted to Paul Rodgers for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio’s “Heroes” series. In this exclusive edit, Paul chats about Paul Kossoff, the formation of Free and the hit single ‘All Right Now’.  (11:23) Paul Rodgers … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April-June 2017

Danko Jones - Wild Cat

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 30.05.17 March 3rd RICHARD BARBIERI ‘Planets + Persona’ Kscope BLAZE BAYLEY ‘Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)’ BLINK ‘A Map of rhe Universe’ (re-issue) Garage Records BROTHER FIRETRIBE ‘Sunbound’ DANKO JONES ‘Wild Cat’ AFM … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN BIBI – No More A Secret

Robin Bibi - No More A Secret

Ashwood Records [Release date 08.07.16] For a musician with a stellar CV and a solid back catalogue, it come as something of a surprise to realise that this is Robins Bibi’s first set of original songs. ‘No More A Secret’ … Continue reading

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Album review: ASH WILSON – Broken Machine

ASH WILSON - Broken Machine

Wilson Brothers Music [Release date 21.04.17] There’s nothing ‘broken’ about this debut from Lincolnshire based singer-songwriter/ blues guitarist Ash Wilson.  One of a growing band of a new blues generation, with brother Phil not only contributing drums and percussion, but … Continue reading

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EP review: PROWESS, BACKBONE CAST

PROWESS - Headfirst

BACKBONE CAST Power Within Ourselves EP Scandinavian blues rock anyone? Based around the Hannah’s soulful vocals and Hata Salmi’s evocative guitar work, with the sound filled out by Jony Oittinen (drums), Sami Vataja (bass) and Jani Kemppinen (Hammond and piano), … Continue reading

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Album review: WILLE AND THE BANDITS – Steal

WILLIE AND THE BANDITS - Steal

Jigsaw [Release date 20.01.17] With three self-released albums to their name, hardworking three piece Wille And The Bandits have built a reputation way beyond their Cornish roots, with extensive touring, including with the likes of Deep Purple, Quo, and Bonamassa … 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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Album review: JODY GRIND – Reissues

JODY GRIND - One Step On

Esoteric [Release date 25.11.16] Some readers may remember a motley band of musicians who  – back in the late seventies – masqueraded under that sometimes irksome banner “supergroup”, Hinkley’s Heroes.  At various times they included Mel Collins, John Halsey and … 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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Gig review: KING KING – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 29 November 2016

KING KING - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 29 November 2016

In an even more crowded than ever November gig schedule, it was still important to find time for this enticing double bill of two up and coming bands, both offering a fresh take on blues-influenced rock. If 2015 was when … 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: 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: 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: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2017)

Blackberry Smoke, O2 Islington Academy, London, 28 February 2014

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 17/07/17 FESTIVALS Chagstock festival Fri 21/Sat 22 July Soul II Soul + the Dub Pistols + more TBA The Ramblin’ Man Fair 29th/30th July Mote … 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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