Tag Archives: Family

Gig review: FAMILY FAREWELL SHOW – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 18 December 2016

Advertised as ‘Ladies & Gentleman…Last Orders Please’ this may or may not be Family’s last hurrah, but on the off chance that it is, the band plays with discipline, craft, nuanced restraint, humour and plenty of conviction. The 7 piece … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Focus - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

The Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Show – 24 February 2015 (Giants of Rock Special) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Pete Feenstra presents a weekly Rock & Blues Show, every Tuesday at 19:00 GMT on Get Ready … Continue reading

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News: GIANTS OF ROCK – Minehead, UK, 6-8 February 2015

Giants Of Rock - Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Following the outstanding response from both guests and artists alike, GIANTS OF ROCK now sits proudly alongside The Great British Folk, Great British Alternative and Great British Rock & Blues Festivals – part of Butlins’ massively-successful and growing reputation for … Continue reading

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News: Family man ROGER CHAPMAN chats about his new album Peaceology, 16 November 2014

Roger Chapman, photo by Mark Hughes

Photo: Mark Hughes Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 17 November, 19:00 GMT Roger Chapman is perhaps best-known as the frontman of Family, a staple on the touring circuit in the early 1970s and who had several hit singles.  The … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROGER CHAPMAN & THE SHORTLIST– Under The Bridge, London, 10 September 2014

ROGER CHAPMAN & THE SHORTLIST– Under The Bridge, London, 10 September 2014

It’s hard to remember a time when Roger Chapman looked happier than tonight. He seems positively relaxed and beaming in front of a twenty foot illuminated banner bearing his name, He compliments his band members and then extends his appreciation … Continue reading

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Album review: STREETWALKERS – Live At Rockpalast

Streetwalkers - Live At Rockpalast

Repertoire [Release date 24.01.14] ‘Streetwalkers – Live At Rockpalast’ is a CD & DVD audio-visual diary of the origins of a great live band. Originally called Chapman -Whitney Streetwalkers, the first Rockpalast concert shot in Koln on 25 March 1975 is … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2013 – rock albums and live acts as selected by reviewers, readers and listeners

Deep Purple - Manchester O2 Apollo, 12 October 2013

The Top Albums of 2013 (as selected by our readers and listeners) 1.  DEEP PURPLE Now What?! 2.  THE ANSWER New Horizon 3.  ALTER BRIDGE The Fortress 4.  BLACK STAR RIDERS All Hell Breaks Loose 5.  MOTORHEAD Aftershock 6.  SOUND … Continue reading

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Album review: SOT – Kind of Saltz

SOT - Kind Of Saltz

Soltanic Sounds [Available now] ‘Kind of Saltz’ appears to have been released some time ago but has just popped again in my pile of CD’s be reviewed.  It’s a wide ranging and engaging album, best described as 70’s jazz-rock fusion, … Continue reading

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Album review: FUGHU – Human – The Tales & Human – The Facts

Fughu [Release date 2013] Argentinean prog-metal band Fughu don’t do things by halves. Apart from releasing two separate albums as a double album, their complex music also wraps itself round two nightmarish librettos, the full drama of which is emoted … Continue reading

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Gig review: FAMILY – Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 2 February 2013

Family - London, 2 February 2013

Not just a reunion, more a polishing of the Family’s silver, ‘An Evening With Family’ proved what all die-hard fans always knew, Family made some timeless music. And if the underlying question to this two night stand at the Shepherds … Continue reading

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