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Gig review: MARTIN BARRE BAND (50 Years of Jethro Tull) – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral, 2 June 2019

MARTIN BARRE BAND (50 Years of Jethro Tull) – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral, 2 June 2019

The International Guitar Festival Of Great Britain, held annually for many years, has been a showcase for some of the world’s finest players. Sadly, it has lost its focus a little in recent years with acts appearing that have no … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Roads Less Travelled

MARTIN BARRE - Roads Less Travelled

Garage Records [Release date 31.08.18] You always thought with Martin Barre’s post-Tull albums that he was searching for his own niche.  ‘Away With Words’ in 2013 was a largely acoustic mish-mash of Tull covers and originals, ”Order of Play’ (2014) … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN BARRE BAND, ARC, Stockton-on-Tees, 2 November 2017

Martin Barre - Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

Despite a 4am collective jet-lagged wake-up call – no doubt nudged on by their just-closed nine week US tour – the Martin Barre Band opened the first date of a short UK tour with a swift instrumental, followed by crowd … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Back To Steel

Martin Barre - Back To Steel

Assume The Position – Martin Barre Special (20 September 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Garage Records www.martinbarre.com [Release date 18.09.15] Described by Martin Barre as the “most important work in my career as a musician” sets … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN BARRE BAND – Lomax, Liverpool, 6 September 2014

Martin Barre Band - Liverpool, 6 September 2014

On Sunday 28 September, on the eve of the release of ‘Order Of Play’, you can hear Martin Barre chatting about his favourite tracks.  In the second hour of a two-hour special, we’ll be playing some Martin Barre highlights: with … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Away With Words

MARTIN BARRE - Away With Words

Edifying Records [Release date 30.09.13] Perhaps the most constant revolving door of rock is that of Jethro Tull, and all the more intriguing for the recent  ‘loss’ of Martin Lancelot Barre.  For several centuries, it seems, Ian Anderson’s right hand … Continue reading

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