Tag Archives: blues rock

Gig review: THE CINELLI BROTHERS- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 16 September 2021

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One of the advantages of being an active gig goer is picking up recommendations from like minded ‘gig buddies’ of new acts to discover. One such that were being raved about prior to the pandemic were blues band The Cinelli … Continue reading

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Gig review: CONNOR SELBY BAND- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 26 August 2021

CONNOR SELBY BAND- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 26 August 2021

Essex-based Connor Selby is a name to watch in the blues world: he was awarded young artist of the year two years running in the UK blues awards, and even came to the attention of the Who’s management and opened … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIVESAYS – Not What I Bargained For

THE LIVESAYS – Not What I Bargained For

www.thelivesaysmusic.com [Release date 03.09.21] The Livesays – singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, drummer Howard Goldberg, bassist Jorge Laplume, Victor “Cuqui” Berrios on Hammond B-3 organ, Tim Murphy on piano – are back with their second album in two years. During the pandemic … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTOP MOJO – Blacktop Mojo

BLACKTOP MOJO

Self-released [Release date 13.08.21] Blacktop Mojo are a new name to this reviewer, however, the band have been around since 2012 and this is their fourth album. Blacktop Mojo consists if Matt James (vocals), Ryan Kiefer (guitar), Chuck Wepfer (guitar), … Continue reading

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Album review: CHANTEL McGREGOR – Shed Sessions Volume One & Two

CHANTEL McGREGOR - Shed Sessions Volume One

www.chantelmcgregor.com [Release date 12.07.21] Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3.  In Chantel McGregor’s case, parts 1 and 2 aka Shed Sessions.  Gather together the fish tank, an acoustic guitar and a tame keyboard player (Jamie Brooks) and you have a … Continue reading

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Album review: LEE AARON – Radio On!

LEE AARON - Radio On!

In this exclusive interview edit, containing non-broadcast material, Lee Aaron chats about her “return” to a hard rock format in 2016. The full interview, first broadcast 1 August 2021,  includes a selection of tracks from her earliest albums to the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MURRAY McLAUCHLAN, SEAN CHAMBERS, MARK GERMINO

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Hourglass

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Hourglass True North Records [Release date 09.07.21] Folk and country artist Murray McLauchlin has been recording and touring since the early 70’s. In his native Canada he is an eleven-time Juno award winning artist, received the Order of … Continue reading

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Album review: STEFAN BERGGREN – These Are The Times

STEFAN BERGGREN – These Are The Times

Grandjam Production [Release date 04.06.21] Stefan Berggren (Snakes in Paradise, Company of Snakes, Berggren Kerslake Band) is back with his latest solo album, following on from 2016’s ‘Strangers In A Strangeland’. Stefan Berggren (vocals, guitars, keyboards) is joined by fellow … Continue reading

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Gig review: PAPA GEORGE AND VAL COWELL- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 28 May 2021

PAPA GEORGE AND VAL COWELL- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 28 May 2021

A return to normality for gigging is a long way off, just witness the continuing cancellation or postponements of shows into 2022. However at least lockdown has lifted enough for a few socially distanced shows to resume. Last autumn I … Continue reading

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Gig review: JIM KIRKPATRICK- The Cavern, Raynes Park, London, 20 May 2021

JIM KIRKPATRICK- The Cavern, Raynes Park, London, 20 May 2021

If 2020 was a desert for live music, the road out of lockdown in 2021 has been an even longer and gloomier slog. Down in South West London, Cavern owner Noel Nevin has been fighting the good fight to stay … Continue reading

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Quick plays: PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE, UNTIL THE SUN, CIRCUS MIND

VARIOUS - Still Wish You Were Here

VARIOUS Still Wish You Were Here (Cleopatra Records) [Release date 28.05.21] Continuing the theme of “what do rock stars do in Lockdown?”, in this example Cleopatra’s A&R supremo John Lappen has opened his contact book.  Unlike many of these offerings … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BADFINGER, CACTUS

BADFINGER No Matter What Revisiting The Hits

BADFINGER No Matter What Revisiting The Hits  Cleopatra Records [Release date 02.04.21] Badfinger were one of our greatest pop rock bands with a criminally short life-span, not least due to the sad demise of the band’s two main movers and … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIANA CARGNELUTTI – Aur

ELIANA CARGNELUTTI - Aur

www.elianacargnelutti.com [Release date 07.05.21] When we saw Eliana at Giants Of Rock in January 2020 we would never have guessed that in the space of a few weeks live music famine would ensue.  She apparently had breezed in last minute … Continue reading

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Album review: FLESH & BLOOD – Blues For Daze (remaster w/ 2 bonus)

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Bad Reputation France [Release date 05.03.21] Something of a Melodic Rock Supergroup, Flesh & Blood was put together in the early nineties by Touch/Drive She Said’s talented songwriter and producer, Mark Mangold. Tyketto’s Danny Vaughn and Al (TSO/Savatage) Pitrelli were … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (January 2021 – March 2021)

Albums of the Month (January-March 2021)

THUNDER All the Right Noises (BMG) Thunder fans will love this album as it touches all the band’s key strengths – memorable songs, party rockers, ballads, lyrics to make you think and above all, well-crafted hard rock tunes. An Album … Continue reading

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Album review: SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen)

SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen)

BMG [Release date 26.03.21] What have rock stars been doing in Lockdown?  Streaming, recycling back catalogue, a bit of gardening, maybe even new material.  And some have joined forces with others.  Strength in numbers, or something. Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDER – All The Right Noises

THUNDER – All The Right Noises

BMG [Release date 12.03.21] Thunder have been on something of a purple patch album wise since 2015’s ‘Wonder Days’ and that form continues on this, their thirteenth studio album (if you include 2019’s acoustic led ‘Please Remain Seated’). They have … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE – The Blues Album

WHITESNAKE – The Blues Album

Rhino [Release date 19.02.21] There’s always been a huge swathe of older fans who believe that Whitesnake were at their peak some forty years ago, the bluesy hard rock of the ‘classic’ line-up unbeatable and everything since the world conquering … Continue reading

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Quick plays: IVY GOLD, BLACK PISTOL FIRE

IVY GOLD - Six Dusty Winds

IVY GOLD Six Dusty Winds A1 Records/Golden Ivy Records [Release date 12.03.21] Ivy Gold is built around singer Manou and guitarist Sebastian Eder (Avalon). Rounding out Ivy Gold are drummer Tal Bergman (Joe Bonamassa, Billy Idol, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds, … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLY VENABLE – Heart Of Fire

ALLY VENABLE - Heart Of Fire

Ruf Records [Release date 26.02.21 ] I chatted to Ally when she toured with Blues Caravan in the autumn of 2019 when it was evident she was a sassy, talented performer from Texas.  And very young!  This gig was a … Continue reading

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Album review: ZED MITCHELL – Route 69

ZED MITCHELL - Route 69

Pete Feenstra chatted to Zed Mitchell for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in January 2021 and playing tracks from ‘Route 69′. Timezone Records [Release date 15.12.20] Zed Mitchell may only be known to his loyal coterie of blues aficionados but, … Continue reading

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Album review: HUMBLE PIE – The Atlanta Years

HUMBLE PIE - The Atlanta Years

Store For Music [Release date 11.12.20] Steve Marriott is best remembered in the UK as the front man for the Small Faces . Also rememberd by many as Britain’s best blue eyed soul singer, and not least for his songwriting … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2020 – December 2020)

Album review: FISH – Weltschmerz

  FISH – Weltschmerz (Fish Music) …this is a rich, accessible, profound album invested with heaps of integrity, passion and insight. ‘Weltschmerz’ stands as the best album of Fish’s solo career, and easily amongst the best of the year by anyone… … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2020 – Get Ready to ROCK! reviewers choose their Top Albums of the Year

AC/DC - Power Up

2020 has been a horrendous year for live music,  silenced by the coronavirus pandemic.  With live music off the agenda, there has been no shortage of album/EP releases, so this year our reviewers have concentrated on selecting their Top Albums, … Continue reading

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Album Review: KING KING – Maverick

KING KING – Maverick

Channel 9 Music [Release date 06.11.20] With a second lockdown, miserable British weather and little sign of something vaguely resembling normality returning any time soon a new King King album is probably just the antidote we need. Driving rhythms, fat … Continue reading

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