Tag Archives: Mark Stanway

Gig review: KINGDOM OF MADNESS (Classic Magnum) – The Tivoli, Buckley, 1 March 2019

KINGDOM OF MADNESS (Classic Magnum) - The Tivoli, Buckley, 1 March 2019

Mark Stanway chatted to David Randall for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2019 about his career including Magnum, Grand Slam and Kingdom of Madness.  This two-part special includes many Magnum favourites. Part 2 Our first big musical disappointment … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM OF MADNESS – Classic Magnum dates in March and radio special

Mark Stanway

In this extended, exclusive edit Mark Stanway chats about Magnum and Kingdom of Madness (15:45)  A two-part special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2019 prior to the tour (see news item for details) The band … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL – Butlins, Skegness, 18 – 20 January 2019

GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL – Butlins, Skegness, 18-20 January 2019

Butlins in Skegness opened its doors to the holidaying masses back in 1936 and since then it has been serving up summertime fun and thrills as Billy Butlin intended. But during the cold winter months the site is mostly deserted, … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – The Valley Of Tears – The Ballads

MAGNUM - The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads

On Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December 2016 at 22:00 GMT David Randall presented a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, chatting to Bob Catley and with tracks from the new album. More information SPV [Release date 06.01.17] In … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM – UK tour starts 11 May, Radio Specials replayed

Magnum 2016

Melodic hard rockers Magnum start the UK leg of their European tour on 11 May in Southampton. The band released their latest studio album – ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’ in February and Get Ready to ROCK! described it as “fresh, … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies

MAGNUM - Sacred Blood, Divine Lies

SPV [Release date 26.02.16] Tony Clarkin must surely receive a public award for services to consistent songwriting.  Since the mid-1970s he has been the main architect of Magnum’s wider and enduring success.  And on this – the band’s 19th studio … Continue reading

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Gig review: SPIKE’S FREE HOUSE – The Borderline, London, 7 June 2015

SPIKE

Quireboys singer Spike is on a mission to bring the work of one of his big influences, gravel voiced Scottish singer Frankie Miller, to a wider audience, much in the same way that Joe Elliott has championed Ian Hunter and … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2015

Magnum - Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2016

Magnum are magnificent.  But they do need a gentle kick up their collective jacksy. They are as frustrating as they are brilliant, and they fail to do justice to their unique musical legacy. This outrageous statement – from a long-term … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 11 July 2014

Raw Glory - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 11 July 2014

Much like the lovingly recrafted Islington Assembly Hall where this gig took place, Snakecharmer are an example of how to reimagine a vintage classic and create something new. The classic rock ‘supergroup’, boasting respected alumni from the likes of Whitesnake, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: RAINBOWS ARE FREE, ROBIN GEORGE, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, SALIVA, AMANDA RHEAUME

Rainbows Are Free - Waves Across The Ocean

RAINBOWS ARE FREE – Waves Ahead Of The Ocean www.rainbowsarefree.com [Released 04.08.14] This is the second album by Oklahoma based rockers Rainbows Are Free and if you like Stoner rock and big Sabbath riffs you will love this album. Even … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – Islington Town Hall, 4 May 2014

Magnum - Islington Academy, London, 4 May 2014

Turning to item 5.1 on the agenda…oh wait, sorry thought I was in a council meeting given tonight’s venue. The hall features a rather grand stage with stalls (complete with springing floor) and a small circle. A new venue to … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

Magnum - The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

With an unexplained delayed start it was a little like being back in the seventies.  A crowd that snaked around the block and a cool nip that knived them.  The support – or perhaps more accurately on this occasion “warm … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM Album Launch, Robin 2, Bilston, 25 March 2014

Magnum Album Launch - 25 March 2014

Interview with Tony Clarkin of Magnum, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 2 March 2014 (3:23) There is a longer extract of this interview together with the album review here 250+ eager fans awaited the launch and their … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Escape From The Shadow Garden

Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden

Interview with Tony Clarkin of Magnum, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 2 March 2014 (12:31) SPV [Release date 24.03.14] It is fair to say that with Magnum you will probably never get a naff album.  Tony Clarkin’s … Continue reading

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Gig Review: MAGNUM/TRILLIUM, Islington Academy, 29 November 2012

Trillium, photo by Noel Buckley

A packed out Islington Academy were here to see Magnum in the band’s 40th year, although Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin can trace their musical roots back to the late 60’s Brumbeat era. First up we had Trillium fronted by … Continue reading

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GWYN ASHTON – Radiogram

Fab Tone Records (Released 22nd October) Gwyn Ashton has been steadily building a reputation for himself as part of the upsurge of interest in blues rock and his last album ‘Two-Man Blues Army’ received a five star review on GRTR! … Continue reading

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MAGNUM – On The 13th Day

Magnum - On the 13th Day

SPV (Release date: 24.09.12] Magnum celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and return with a new album, their sixth since reforming back in 2002. Quick mention to the limited edition digi pack as this adds bonus live songs and alternate … Continue reading

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