Tag Archives: Gary Moore

Album review: BIG WOLF BAND – A Rebel’s Story

BIG WOLF BAND – A Rebel

Big Wolf Records [Release date 15.5.17] In this age of instant downloads, there’s something reassuring about a Brummy blues-rock band with well crafted songs, deep grooves, tight arrangements and inspired playing fuelled by plenty of passion. Big Wolf Band come … Continue reading

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Album review: RIK EMMETT & RESolution 9 – RES9

Rik Emmett - RES9

Provogue [Release date 11.11.16] Rik Emmett’s RESolution 9 is a beacon of quality on a sometimes bewilderingly fragmented rock landscape. Emmett’s 26 year solo career reflects the fact that he’s a gifted songwriter with something meaningful to say. When he … Continue reading

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Album review: ADRIAN GALYSH – Into The Blue

Adrian Galysh - Into The Blue

Adrian Galysh [Release date 25.05.16] Having thrown everything at his disposal into his previous prog influenced album ‘Tone Poet’, West coast guitarist Adrian Galysh’s new ‘Into The Blue’ is a return to rock blues basics, except he’s got Kaycee Clanton … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE SUMMERS – Rainmakin’

Steve Summers - Rainmakin

Casket Music [Release date 22.04.16] Steve Summer is a veteran studio guitarist with an enduring love for the niche British rock/blues market. ‘Rainmakin’ is strong on riffs, bursting solos, well crafted material and exuberantly played covers, that will appeal to … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN PATLANSKY – Introvertigo

DAN PATLANSKY – Introvertigo

Caroline International P&D [Release date 06.05.16] Dan Patlansky tell us ‘Introvertigo’ is a concept album, but you’d have to delve into an urban dictionary to discover that the title means: “The dizzy feeling an introvert gets when he or she … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDREAS VOCKRODT – Adventures In Foggyland

ANDREAS VOCKRODT - Adventures In Foggyland

7music (Membran) [Release date 13.03.15] From his opening shred on ‘21 is Only Half The Truth’, through several shifting rhythm patterns,  an ever present melodic undertow and the gnawing riff conclusion of  ‘Transition To Reality’, its obvious that German guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN DOIRON – Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud This Thing Gets

DAN DOIRON - Stand Back I Don

Dan Doiron [Release Date 14.05.15] Every once in a while you stumble across a blues album that makes you wonder why you hadn’t come across the artist before. And with a title like ‘Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud … Continue reading

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Album review: GREG LAKE – London ’81

GREG LAKE - London

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.08.15] Now here’s an interesting find from the back pages of Greg Lake’s illustrious career.  Recorded in 1981 with Gary Moore on guitar it is more than just a curios.  Two years after ELP split, … Continue reading

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Gig review: PAT MCMANUS BAND – The Rock Den, Hatfield, 28 March 2015

It takes a brave man to promote live gigs in the current climate with so many other demands on people’s time, and particularly so within commuting distance of the bright lights of London and its established scene. So hats off … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

JOE BONAMASSA – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Provogue [Released 23.03.15] The mission statement for this project comes right at the beginning of the credits under the ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’ banner, which is also the name of Joe Bonamassa’s charitable blues foundation for keeping music alive in … Continue reading

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Album review: KRIS POHLMANN – Taylor Road

CD Baby [Released 16.01.15] Kris Pohlmann is an English guitarist who has established himself in Germany and Holland. He’s made his name with over ten years of roadwork and a couple of albums, which culminated in a spectacular year in … Continue reading

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Album review: LARRY MILLER – Soldier Of The Line

Larry Miller - Soldier of the Line

Big Guitar [Release date 24.11.14] ‘Soldier Of The Line’ is an aptly titled, song driven album that taps into the unbroken spirit of Larry Miller. His unrelenting roadwork, scuffed scratch plate, broken strings and relationship songs are the nuts and … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY MOORE – Live At Bush Hall 2007

Gary Moore - Live At Bush Hall 2007

Eagle Records [Release date 22.09.14] One of my big regrets in recent years is not quite managing to interview the great Gary Moore.  There was an opportunity when he toured in September 2009 but I wasn’t persistent and then he … Continue reading

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Album review: DON AIREY – Keyed Up

Don Airey - Keyed Up

Interview edit: Don Airey 19 January 2014 The full interview will be broadcast on Sunday 2 February at 18:00 Mascot  [Release date 17.02.14] Virtuoso and legendary keyboard player (and all round nice guy) Don has played with pretty much everyone … Continue reading

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Album Review: HENRIK FREISCHLADER – Night Train To Budapest

Cable Car Records– [Release Date: 29.11.13] ‘Night Train To Budapest’ places the emphasis squarely on Henrik’s fast maturing song writing, his love of wholesome grooves and array of aching guitar tones. He’s a one man crusade – he plays all … Continue reading

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Album review: HENRIK FREISCHLADER BAND – Live In Concerts

Cable Car [Release date: 28.10.13] It says something for Henrik Freischlader’s ability to captivate and enthral us with his guitar led, groove laden blues-rock that he is confident enough to release a live 4 CD box set. He’s already released … Continue reading

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Album review: LARRY MILLER – Live & Outlawed

Big Guitar Records [Release date 03.06.13] No more heroes any more? Not quite. Hendrix, SRV, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore may all have departed but as Larry’s millennium album title suggests, he’s very much a ‘Man On A Mission.’ He’s … Continue reading

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Album review: FRANCESCO MARRAS – Black Sheep

Francesco Marras

Independent Screaming Shadows guitarist Francesco Marras’s debut solo album has enough dazzling shredding and a sense of spontaneity to gives it crossover appeal to Vai, Malmsteen and Satriani fans. But you sense that the triumvirate’s collective musical palette has already … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Albert Hall, London, 30 March 2013

Having spent the best part of a year planning this four-gig, four-set and four-band career retrospective, Joe Bonamassa was entitled to look a little weary after completing his London residency, performed to a grand total of 14,000 people. Given tonight’s … Continue reading

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