Tag Archives: Harry Hess

Album review: FIRST SIGNAL- Line of Fire

FIRST SIGNAL- Line of Fire

Release Date 17.05.19 First Signal was conceived some years back as a vehicle to reunite Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess with the pure melodic rock style that arguably began and ended with the Canadians’ debut album, before they diversified into … Continue reading

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Quick plays: NITRATE, HOWARD JONES

NITRATE - Open Wide

NITRATE Open Wide AOR Heaven [Release date 21.06.19] Hot on the heels of last year’s enjoyable debut album ‘Real World’, Nitrate are back with album number two. The core duo of Nick Hogg (bass, guitars, keyboards) and Midnite City’s Rob … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GREGORY PORTER, DYED IN BLUE, KIRSTY MERRYN, JOE HENRY

GREGORY PORTER - Nat King Cole & Me

GREGORY PORTER Nat King Cole & Me Decca/Blue Note [Release date 27.10.17] Gregory Porter has shot to fame from his jazz background to become a major name in the jazz and soul world. On his latest release he pays homage … Continue reading

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Album review: NEWMAN – Aerial

NEWMAN - Aerial

AOR Heaven [Release date 22.09.17] Album number eleven by Newman, the band formed around Steve Newman. Once again he has teamed up with drummer Rob McEwen (who has played on the last nine Newman albums), plus the album also features long … Continue reading

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Album review: HAREM SCAREM – United

HAREM SCAREM - United

Frontiers [Release date 12.05.17] This is Harem Scarem’s second album since reuniting back in 2013 – three if you count their re-recording of their classic ‘Mood Swings’ album they did to get back their ownership of the songs. Original members … Continue reading

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Album review: FIRST SIGNAL- One Step Over The Line

FIRST SIGNAL- One Step Over The Line

Frontiers Records [Release Date 03.06.16] Even by the standards of the production line mentality that bedevils the melodic rock genre,  First Signal’s second album may appear to risk a lack of cohesion. The one survivor from the team that created … Continue reading

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Album review: VEGA – Who We Are

The Best of 2016 - Melodic Rock

Frontiers [Release Date 13.05.16] Standard bearers for a new breed of melodic rock that marries the big hooks of the genre’s heyday with more contemporary arrangements and production, Vega have stood the test of time, this being their fourth album … Continue reading

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Album review: HAREM SCAREM -Thirteen

Harem Scarem - Thirteen

Frontiers Records [Release Date 05.12.14] While never quite crossing over into mainstream success, few bands are talked of in such hushed tones in melodic rock circles as Harem Scarem. Having split in 2008 but reformed last year and included three … Continue reading

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Album review: WICKED SENSATION – Adrenaline Rush

Wicked Sensation - Adrenaline Rush

AOR Heaven [Released 28.11.14] New album “Adrenaline Rush” is the first to find ex-Accept/Bangalore Choir vocalist David Reece at the helm and with it Wicked Sensation have released an album jam packed with melodic greatness – guitarist and chief songwriter … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGELICA – Thrive

Angelica - Thrive

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Murder of My Sweet front woman Angelica Rylin has moved away from their symphonic metal sound for her debut solo release – Thrive is another one of Frontier’s all-star melodic rock records. Angelica has brought fellow band members … Continue reading

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