Tag Archives: Ian Hunter

Gig review: MOTT THE HOOPLE 74 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 26 April 2019

MOTT THE HOOPLE 74 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 26 April 2019

A Mott the Hoople reunion, which some said would never happen, has now done so three times. A decade ago the five members of their classic early seventies line-up reformed for a series of shows at Hammersmith which were emotional … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMIE WILLIAMS & THE ROOTS COLLECTIVE – Diff’rent Gravy

JAMIE WILLIAMS & THE ROOTS COLLECTIVE - Diff

3Ms Music [Release date 20.04.18] What’s in a name?  Well, Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective is a suitably titled, all encompassing name for a band that is rooted in 60’s British R&B – minimalist production with evocative vocals – … Continue reading

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Album review: DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ – My ReGeneration/The Further Adventures Of

DOWN

Frontiers [Release date 01.12.17] The Down ‘N’ Outz were formed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, when he was asked to be involved in the Mott The Hoople reunion shows in 2009. For this he was backed by Quireboys’ members Paul Guerin … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTSIDERS UK – Everything’s Gone Vintage

The Outsiders UK - Everything

Planet Records UK [Release date 24.06.16] The Outsiders UK hail from Lancashire. They are a reformed band who after a 15 year hiatus take great delight in mining some of the best musical of influences of the early 70s’s. Originally … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND – Fingers Crossed

IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND - Fingers Crossed

[Release Date 16.09.16] The loss of so many of rock’s greats in 2016 reminds us that we should cherish those still left from the golden generation, particularly those who still have something to say. Ian Hunter falls into this category, … Continue reading

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Rising Stars interview: THE REBELLES

The Rebelles is formed of Tracie Hunter, Elizabeth Westwood and Phoebe White, and ahead of their debut album they have released a single of the Mott the Hoople classic ‘All The Young Dudes’. Over the band for more on the … Continue reading

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News: The Rebelles announce a cover of All The Young Dudes

THE REBELLES release their take on ‘All The Young Dudes’, featuring Ian Hunter, on 18th March, via Turtle Recordings. The Rebelles is the sound of three stunning vocal talents paying tribute to the songs that inspire them.  Formed of Tracie … Continue reading

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Album review : THE SIDNEY GREEN STREET BAND – The Sidney Green Street Band

The Sidney Green Street Band

Self release [Release date 03.07.14] The Sidney Green Street Band is a decent New Jersey based, bar room band with a fine musical pedigree. The band comprises top notch muso’s with a CV that includes Ian Hunter, John Cale, Gary … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTT THE HOOPLE – Live 2013

Mott The Hoople - Live 2013

Concert Live 2-CD/DVD [Release date: 20.05.14] www.concertlive.co.uk Back in 2009 Mott The Hoople got back together for five dates at the Hammersmith Apollo.  It was a resounding success but when  I chatted to founder member Verden Allen in early 2013 … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOTT THE HOOPLE – London O2 Arena,18 November 2013

Mott The Hoople - London O2 Arena, 18 November 2013

After a successful reunion tour back in 2009 Mott The Hoople where they only played in London, they were back for a UK tour culminating at the O2 Arena which had a very good turnout especially as it was a … Continue reading

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DVD review: QUEEN + – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

Eagle Rock Staged back on April 20th 1992 this was a the all star tribute concert held in honour of Freddie Mercury who had died the previous November as well as raising awareness of AIDS and funds for Mercury Phoenix … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL – Birmingham Live With Orchestra & Choir

Comeuppance   [Release Date: 14.10.13] The commercial potential of pop or rock music is largely determined by a time, a place and a context. This was never more so than with the ego posturing of Steve Harley (and Cockney Rebel), … Continue reading

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Ian Hunter’s new solo album out September 4th

Mott The Hoople’s Ian Hunter reveals 20th studio album; When I’m President Proper Records September 4th As leader of ‘70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one … Continue reading

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