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Album review: THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND – Live At The Nassau Coliseum, May 4 1979

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Live At The Nassau Coliseum, May 4 1979

Floating World Singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist Charlie Daniels, who sadly left us last year, was a pioneer in that he brought together country, blues, bluegrass, rhythm’n’blues and southern rock. A kind of centre point, it’s not until you listen … Continue reading

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

The Rainbreakers - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness, 22-24 January 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: RONAN FURLONG – The King Of Leaves

Ronan Furlong - The King Of Leaves

Thoroughbred Music [Release date 20.11.20] Ronan Furlong’s ‘The King Of Leaves’ is an essential jagged-edged, genre bending, Celtic tinged roots rocking album of the highest order. It’s shot through with unrelenting intensity, yet understated swagger. And there’s enough musical diversity, … Continue reading

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News: UK Rock and Music FESTIVALS in 2021

Bearded Theory Festival

Compiled by Jason Ritchie All dates are subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.   Please check artist and venue websites for latest information. Your festival not listed? Contact us! 2021 Tour Dates (UK and Ireland) 2021 Tour Dates (Europe, USA, ROW) You can see … 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: GRYPHON – Get Out Of My Father’s Car!

GRYPHON - Get Out Of My Father's Car!

Talking Elephant/Gryphon [Release date 20.11.20] Gryphon will always occupy a small but significant place in my musical heritage.  Coinciding with my interest in (and performance of) early music, in the early 1970s they became a cross-genre novelty act.  And with … 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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EP review: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – Here We Come A-Caroling

Blackmore's Night

Edel/EarMUSIC [Release date 04.12.20] Blackmore’s Night have been around since 1997, founded by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night to stage their mutual love for traditional medieval and folk-rock music. This seasonal EP is released ahead of the band’s next album … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK VICKNESS – Interconnected

MARK VICKNESS - Interconnected

www.markvickness.com [Release date 15.09.20] Mark Vickness is a classically trained guitarist but has also worked in jazz and fusion genres.  He freely mixes world flavours with classical/acoustic/rock.  On ‘Interconnected’ he is joined by some talented collaborators such as the Grammy … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN SIMPSON – Home Recordings

MARTIN SIMPSON – Home Recordings

Topic Records [Release date 13.11.20] Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one but the first lockdown put paid to all that. Unable to play to audiences (he can average over 100 gigs a year) or go … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM’S CURSE – What The Ancients Knew About Us

ADAM’S CURSE - What The Ancients Knew About Us

Bad Reputation [Release date 10.11.20] Adam’s Curse is a new band formed by ex-Glyder guitarist, singer and songwriter Bat Kinane. Glyder released five albums in the noughties and toured around Europe sharing stages with the likes of Metallica, Thin Lizzy … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA

THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA

Swiss band The Beauty Of Gemina have just released their second UK single ‘A Night Like This’ , taken from their forthcoming album ‘Skeleton Dreams’. Frontman Michael Sele tells us more about the band and their music… Can you describe … Continue reading

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Album review: JENNY STURGEON – The Living Mountain

JENNY STURGEON – The Living Mountain

Hudson Records [Release date 16.10.20] For Scottish singer-songwriter Jenny Sturgeon the environment, ecology and the elements are an essential part of ‘The Living Mountain’, her second solo album. She has been nominated for Composer of the Year at the 2018 … Continue reading

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Album review: PADRAIG JACK – Making Sand

PADRAIG JACK – Making Sand

Website [Release date 25.09.20] Padraig Jack writes and sings in Gaelic and English, being born and raised 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland on the Aran Islands. Padraig has won second prize at the Pan Celtic National Song … Continue reading

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News – AC/DC, BILL BAILEY, INGLORIOUS, FLOGGING MOLLY (October 2020)

AC/DC (pictured above) have been teasing new activity via their website and UK press adverts. They have now confirmed that vocalist Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd are officially back in AC/DC, joining Angus and Stevie Young. A … Continue reading

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Album review: MATTY JAMES CASSIDY – Old Souls

MATTY JAMES CASSIDY - Old Souls

Cargo Records [Release date 28.08.20] I do love a record that you cannot pigeon-hole to one musical genre, especially one that has a rich tapestry of influences in there too, and that is exactly what Matty James Cassidy has managed … Continue reading

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Album review: FORNDOM – Fapir

FORNDOM – Fapir

Nordvis Produktion [Release date 03.04.20] A new genre has been created: Viking Chill-out and Forndom is the King. Skillfully mixing the best of Icelandic bands like Sigur Ros along with traditional Scandinavian folk, this Swedish artist brings a stunning world … Continue reading

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Album review: JACKIE MCAULEY– The Cherryvale Files

Jackie McAulay - The Cherryvale Files

Red Button Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘The Cherryvale’ Files is Jackie McAuley’s first album for about 4 years and though it’s an introspective aggregation of songs rather than a full-blown album, it’s been worth the wait. The former Them, Belfast … Continue reading

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Single reviews: CONSTANT FOLLOWER, ARCADIAN TEMPLE

CONSTANT FOLLOWER - Set Aside Some Time

CONSTANT FOLLOWER – Set Aside Some Time Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you’ll stumble across a band that will truly make your heart swell and your life better. Constant Follower are one such band. Changing greys to multi coloured pastel … Continue reading

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News – KING CRIMSON, NEIL YOUNG, ULTRAVOX (September 2020)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

King Crimson release a 26-disc set, ‘The Complete 1969 Recordings’, through Panegyric on October 23. It features a brand new Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson of the band’s 1969 debut album ‘In The Court of the Crimson King’, and includes … Continue reading

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