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Album review: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 29 November 2016

KING KING - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 29 November 2016

In an even more crowded than ever November gig schedule, it was still important to find time for this enticing double bill of two up and coming bands, both offering a fresh take on blues-influenced rock. If 2015 was when … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL – Newark Castle, 11 September 2016

NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL – Newark Castle, 11 September 2016

In this two-hour special Pete Feenstra plays some of those acts appearing at the 2016 Newark Blues Festival and some of the award-winners.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 13 September 2016. It’s one of those days in … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 24 July 2016 (Day 2)

Thunder - RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR - Mote Park, Maidstone, 24 July 2016

If the Day 2 line up was less immediately eye-catching and mouth-watering than Saturday, there was still so much to anticipate. I made straight for the Blues tent where a good crowd received Pat McManus enthusiastically. I’d been a fan … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING/Dan Patlansky – Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

KING KING - Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

Tonight Manchester Club Academy played host to a great night of blues rock as King King kicked off their ‘Reaching For The Light’ tour which sees the band – led by the formidable Alan Nimmo – take their latest album … Continue reading

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News: KING KING/Dan Patlansky UK tour starts 12 May 2016

KING KING - Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Award-winning blues rock band King King start their nationwide 8-date UK tour at the Manchester Academy on Thursday May 12. Special guest on all dates is South African Blues rock guitarist/singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky. GRTR! blues-rock expert Pete … Continue reading

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News: Early festivals set scene for summer – BEARDED THEORY and ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL of Britain

Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014

Multi award-winning family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory have announced that the festival has completely sold out of tickets in every category. Tickets are no longer available through any physical or online outlet, and organisers are urging anyone without a ticket not … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER, KING KING, TERRORVISION – Wembley Arena, 20 February 2016

THUNDER - Wembley Arena, 20 February 2016

Once seen as the cheeky Londoners reliably entertaining loyal crowds in theatre sized venues or livening up a festival crowd halfway up the bill, since returning for a third time a couple of years ago Thunder have hit a purple patch in their career. ‘Wonder Days’ was a … Continue reading

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News: BEST OF 2015 rock radio special on Sunday 27 December

FM - Planet Rockstock - Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4 December 2015

On Sunday 27 December, at 22:00 GMT David Randall presents a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring the Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer choices for ‘Best of 2015′.  The show will also reflect the popular vote that … Continue reading

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Gig review: GUN – Barrowlands, Glasgow, 18 December 2015

GUN – Barrowlands, Glasgow, 18 December 2015

The last Friday before Christmas is traditionally party night in Glasgow and what better night out than in the company of two of Scotland’s finest bands namely Gun and King King. It was good to see a healthy audience in … Continue reading

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News: Readers and listeners vote for their favourite albums and live acts – Best of 2015

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Every year the reviewers at Get Ready to ROCK! choose their Top Albums and Live Acts.  Their selection covers a range of genres from rock to blues and progressive and reflects the musical spread of the well-respected website. The reviewers … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING – Islington Academy, London, 11 November 2015

KING KING - Islington Academy, London, 11 November 2015

It takes time to be an overnight sensation but King King, and singer guitarist Alan Nimmo in particular, have enjoyed a spectacular rise to fame recently.  Having paid his dues for a long time with the Nimmo Brothers and now … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING – Jazz Cafe, London, 6 May 2015

KING KING - Jazz Cafe, London, 6 May 2015

These are good times for King King. The band sits at the top of the blues charts with ‘Reaching For The Light’ and this official album launch comes right in the middle of a hugely successful tour. They’ve sharpened their … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Reaching For The Light

KING KING - Reaching For The Light

Manhaton [Release date 04.05.15] Four years after their debut album, King King have outgrown their original mould to such a extent that the album title is more a reality than an aspiration. ‘Reaching For The Light’ reflects a band that … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING – The Globe, Cardiff, 8 March 2015

King King - The Globe, Cardiff, 8 March 2015

A Sunday night can be a tricky one for any gig but thankfully  the fans came out in their droves for an almost full house at The Globe in what I can only describe as a masterclass in musicianship.  This … Continue reading

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Album review: NEVER THE BRIDE – Jealousy

Never The Bride - Jealousy

Lock Stock And Barrel [Release date 29.12.14] Never The Bride are back with their most accessible album ever, the hard hitting but musically slick ‘Jealousy’. The band tells us it’s ‘A Tribute to Transatlantic Rock and Blues Pioneers’, and its … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Standing In The Shadows

        Manhaton Records [Release date 25.03.13] The award winning King King’s second album isn’t so much a problematical second album as a honing of their style, a polishing of their craft and a confident step towards a … Continue reading

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