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Gig review: KANSAS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 17 July 2014

Kansas were back after a nine year gap since their last London date and this was always going to be a special gig as Steve Walsh had announced a couple of weeks earlier that he was leaving the band after … Continue reading

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Gig review: HALL AND OATES – Hammersmith Apollo, 11 July 2014

At a sold out Apollo it was a chance to witness musical legends Daryl Hall and John Oates, the most successful duo in US chart history, even surpassing the Everly Brothers. They can still draw a crowd (all the UK … Continue reading

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Gig review: POLYPHONIC SPREE Clapham Grand, Friday 6th June 2014

First time at the Clapham Grand, a regal Victorian theatre that was refurbished back in 2010 (although the carpets have that student union feel underfoot) and has seen legends like Charlie Chaplin grace its stage. Impressive venue and a good … Continue reading

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Gig review: COCO MONTOYA – Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 22 May 2014

COCO MONTOYA – Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, 22 May 2014

  There are great blues players and then there is Coco Montoya. He’s a purveyor of a historic blues lineage that stretches back to his formative years with Albert Collins, but he transforms it into his own exciting blues hybrid, … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE YOUNG FOLK – Surya, King’s Cross, London,15 May 2014

It’s amazing the gig venues you keep discovering in London as I had never heard of the Surya before and it has a whole host of gigs put on by the promoters Glasswerks. A dinky little venue with a bar … Continue reading

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Gig review: METAL ALLIANCE 2014 – Tremont Music Hall, North Carolina

I hate my Birthday. Hate it with a deep passion. It has nothing to do with getting older. I really couldn’t care less about my age. It’s just a number. I hate it mostly because I link my Birthday with … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON – Tivoli, Buckley, 11 February 2014

Saxon - Tivoli, Buckley, 11 February 2014

35 years on since their album debut and the mighty Saxon return to their roots.  The “Tiv” was a regular watering hole for bands in the eighties and it seems that life has come full circle.  A series of club … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, 4 January 2014‏

The first time that I saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra live, it turned out to be one of the musical highlights of the year for me. The year was 2011, the venue exactly the same as tonight (note: then called The Hammersmith … Continue reading

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Gig review: POWER WOLF London Underworld Friday 27th September 2013

To the Underworld and another night when they cram four bands into a tight time frame. I wish they would stop this, yes its great to give bands some exposure but it means fewer songs for the headliner. Majesty were … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAWKWIND, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 24 August 2013

A very full and enthusiastic crowd tonight, possibly larger than usual as the band are playing the whole of their classic ‘Warrior On The Edge Of Time’ album, in sequence and recently re-issued on Cherry Red Records. I have seen … Continue reading

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Gig review: Cambridge Folk Festival, 25-28 July 2013

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Friday 26th July It almost comes as a surprise reaching the festival site as it is right on the outskirts of Cambridge’s sprawling suburbs and the festival is in a lovely, green setting. It must be … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE MOODY BLUES, London O2 Arena, 21 June 2013

The Moody Blues, London O2 Arena, 21 June 2013

First time seeing a rock concert at the O2 (my previous trip was to see my daughter performing as part of the massed choirs in Voice In A Million) and it’s an impressive venue, with a sound better than Wembley … Continue reading

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Gig Review: MICHAEL SCHENKER – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 31 May 2013

Interview edit: Michael Schenker, 5 December 2012 Michael talks about ‘Temple Of Rock’ and future plans First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 9 December 2012 (An extended, podcast version of this interview is available here) In a … Continue reading

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Gig review: WANG CHUNG – Bush Hall, London, 25 May 2013

Wang Chung were playing their first UK gig in 25 years and also reuniting with long-standing drummer Darren Costin. Nice touch before the gig saw the band’s two main members Jack Hues and Nick Feldman chatting and having photos taken … Continue reading

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LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY Gig Review

Vexillum, photo by John Adams

Support Acts: Freedom Call, Orden Ogan & Vexillum. O2 Islington Academy, Monday 12 November 2012 Photos by John Adams Yiannis Stefanis reports: Attending a Monday night gig is becoming a real struggle as the years go by but there were … Continue reading

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BELLOWHEAD gig review Roundhouse London

BELLOWHEAD + MAMA ROSIN Roundhouse, London Wednesday 7th November 2012 I was excited to see my first Bellowhead concert having discovered their wonderful brand of folk music a few years ago. A suitable venue as well, as the Roundhouse is … Continue reading

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WALTER TROUT BAND – gig review

The Jazz Café, Camden, Tuesday 16th October 2012 Armed with a chunky new blues platter, Walter Trout has completely overhauled his live show since last year’s shows. Incredibly, ‘Blues for the Modern Daze’ is Mr Trout’s 21st solo album. It’s … Continue reading

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