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Album review: MARY STOKES BAND featuring SARAH MICHELLE – Comin’ Home

Mary Stokes band - Comin Home

Self release [Release date 03.12.20] Mary Stokes Band’s ‘Comin’ Home’ is for the most part a live off the floor ‘warts and all’ album culled from 2 rehearsals with a couple of additional studio cuts. Mary Stokes is an enduring … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Power Cut

THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Power Cut

Website [Release date 26.03.21] The Outlaw Orchestra, who love southern rock, blues and country, via their hometown of Southampton, follow up last year’s enjoyable ‘Pantomime Villains’ with this mini-album. As singer/guitarist Dave Roux explains “When we’re not on the road, … Continue reading

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Album review: VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Back In The Saddle

VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Back In The Saddle

Pete Feenstra chatted to Steve “Bertie” Burton for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in July 2019.    Self release [Release date 01.06.20] Vincent Flatts Final Drive’s ‘Back In The Saddle’ is a barn burner of an album. You flick the … Continue reading

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Album review: KAT PEARSON – My Roots

KAT PEARSON – My Roots

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kat Pearson on Sunday 14 March for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Tone Trade Records [Release date 06.01.20] Kat Pearson is a London based, West Coast American roots-rock singer with a blues heart. Unlike many of … Continue reading

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Album review: GHALIA VOLT – One Woman Band

Ghalia Volt - One Woman Band

Ruf Records [Release date 29.01.21] ‘One Woman Band’ is much more than it says on the tin. Ghalia Volt is a force of nature, who lets nothing stand in her way to fulfilling her musical vision. You’ll either buy into … Continue reading

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Album review: SLAMMIN GLADYS – Two

SLAMMIN-GLADYS-Two

JIB Machine Records [release date 12.02.21] In a reversal of conventional wisdom, Slammin Gladys have gone for the “2 years to write our first album”, and “20 years to write the second” approach. Proteges of Jani (Warrant) Lane, they recorded … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM DOUGLAS – Better Angels

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Sonnet Music [release date 05.02.21] I first heard Adam Douglas about five or so years ago singing ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ a la Sam Cooke / Otis Redding on a TV game show. Now that’s some song to tackle, … Continue reading

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News: QUEEN, SABATON, ANGEL, RAMMSTEIN (March 2021)

Rammstein - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Rammstein (pictured) have been working on a new studio album during the current lockdown. No news as yet on a release date, title, etc. Alice Cooper has already announced plans for his next album. It will be recorded by his … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGGIE E ROGERS – No Going Back

Maggie E Rogers - No Going Back

Self release [Release date 09.03.21] Maggie E Rogers’ ‘No Going Back’ is both a pleasant surprise and absolute delight. It’s a surprise simply because it’s a vast improvement on her previous album in terms of material, performance, and above all … Continue reading

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Album review: ELECTRIC BLUES MATES – Electric Blues Mates

Electric Blues Mates

Timezone [Release date 18.12.20] Given the recent number of lockdown and remotely recorded albums, ‘Electric Blues Mates’ is by no means a unique project.  But when it comes down to the spirit of cooperation, focus, intensity and sheer exuberance, this … 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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News: CHEAP TRICK, FM, LEAGUE OF LIGHTS (February 2021)

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

Cheap Trick release their new album ‘In Another World’ on April 9 via BMG. Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate release their second album ‘Relentless’ on April 9 via Frontiers. FM release a double live album ‘Tough It Out Live’ on … 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: CATFISH – Exile – Live In Lockdown

Catfish - Exile Live In Lockdown

Self release [Release date 01.12.20] With their first gig in 5 months, with no rehearsals, a new drummer in Kev Hickman and just their own frisson to feed the adrenalin for a live stream, Catfish join the ranks of bands … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AUTUMN’S CHILD, ALABAMA SLIM, LONELY THE BRAVE

AUTUMN’S CHILD - Angel’s Gate

AUTUMN’S CHILD Angel’s Gate AOR Heaven [Release date 26.02.21] Mikael Erlandsson used to release albums like clockwork (every January) with Last Autumn’s Dream and now his new band Autumn’s Child are back with album number two, a year after the … Continue reading

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Album review: HENRIK FREISCHLADER – Missing Pieces

Henrik Freischlader - Missing Pieces

Cable Car Records [Release date 04.12.20] Henrik Freischlader returns with ‘Missing Pieces’ another exquisitely woven blues album full of restrained playing, whispered sprechgesang and deep blues. The album title could almost refer to his own artistry, which though full of musical … Continue reading

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News: FOO FIGHTERS, RAINBREAKERS, KISS, JOHN SYKES (January 2021)

HEART – O2 Apollo, Manchester, 30 June 2016

Foo Fighters have released a new song ‘No Son Of Mine’ taken from their upcoming album ‘Medicine at Midnight’, out February 5 on Roswell Records/Columbia Records. John Sykes (ex-Blue Murder, Whitesnake) released a new song ‘Dawning Of A Brand New … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK VENNIS & A DIFFERENT PLACE – Fighting On All Fronts

MARK VENNIS & A DIFFERENT PLACE – Fighting On All Fronts

Cadiz Music [Release date 27.11.20] Moviehouse MD and modern day renaissance man, Mark Vennis, fresh from producing acclaimed documentary, Rebel Dread, has just released his third album, Fighting On All Fronts. It’s an album Vennis recorded primarily with long time … Continue reading

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EP review: HM JOHNSEN – Serenity

HM JOHNSEN - Serenity

EP link [Release date 27.11.20] Norwegian singer songwriter HM Johnsen certainly has an interesting backstory as his 2017 debut album ‘Chased’ was funded by a small community in western Norway, which allowed the album to be mastered at Abbey Road. … Continue reading

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News – NEAL SCHON, HEART, MAGNUM, THE DARKNESS (December 2020)

Journey’s Neal Schon (pictured) releases his new album ‘Universe’ this month. Dream Theater have started work on their new album. In the meantime they have released a seasonal medly ‘The Holiday Spirit Carries On’, available for download at dreamtheaterofficial.bandcamp.com Magnum … Continue reading

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Album review: RICH YOUNG – Nonsense of the Heart

RICH YOUNG - Nonsense of the Heart

North Star Music [04.09.20] We often miss the big picture whilst staring directly at one aspect. In that way we may see a particularly bright colour whilst failing to notice the multitude of hues that also make up the rest … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN BROWN – Six Strings And A Dream

Kevin Brown - 6 Strings And A Dream

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kevin Brown for his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 6 December 2020. Doodah Records [Release date 18.11.20] Kevin Brown’s ‘Strings and A Dream’ is a reminder that somewhere in between the avalanche of PR … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM WARNING – Different Horizons

Storm Warning - Different Horizons

Pete Feenstra chatted to Storm Warning’s frontman Stuart Maxwell in January 2021, playing tracks from the album ‘Different Horizons’. Lightnin’ Fingers  [Release date 06.11.20] Different Horizons is that rare thing, a finely honed mature album by a heritage rock- band, full … Continue reading

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