Tag Archives: melodic rock

Album review: PETER H. NILSSON – Little American Dream

AOR Heaven [Release date 29.03.19] Swedish guitar player Peter H Nilsson has been in the music business for many years in different bands in and extensive touring in his native Sweden. He hooked-up with singer Chris Biano (a Nashville based … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING/Sari Schorr – Manchester Academy, 15 February 2019

KING KING - Manchester Academy, 15 February 2019

Is it really 10 years?  King King’s progress over the last decade has been fully chronicled by Get Ready to ROCK! from their tentative blues rock debut album in 2011 to the more mainstream rocking ‘Exile & Grace’.  And, in … Continue reading

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Album review: STATE OF SALAZAR- Superhero

Release Date 07.12.18 Its four years since State of Salazar released their debut album, and also became the opening band at the very first Frontiers Rock Festival in Italy (to my frustration I was stuck en route waiting for non-existent … Continue reading

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Album review: PALACE – Binary Music

Frontiers [Release Date 07.12.18] Alongside a fast rising reputation as contributing songwriter and guitarist to a number of melodic rock releases, Michael Palace has a career of his own. 2016’s ‘Master of the Universe’ was an impressive debut but for … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 25-27 January 2019

Zal Cleminson - GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 25-27 January 2019

Three more days of rock, roll and roast pork and “last man standing” is becoming an ever more recurring theme. “Last man” might mean, literally, the last remaining member of a particular touring band or maybe a sole representative plying … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MIKAEL ERLANDSSON, SLUG COMPARISON

MIKAEL ERLANDSSON Capricorn Six

MIKAEL ERLANDSSON Capricorn Six AOR Heaven [Release date 22.02.19] This is the sixth solo album from vocalist/keyboards player Mikael Erlandsson, who may be more familiar to fans of melodic rock as the frontman of Last Autumn’s Dream, who have released … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – Mama Said Rock Is Dead

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 08.02.19] Bouncy anthemic keyboards, smooth melodic riffs and catchy sing-along choruses John Diva & The Rockets of Love celebrate and take their cues from that mid-80s era of rock when the likes of Van Halen, Whitesnake (the … Continue reading

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Album review: CRANSTON – II

CRANSTON – II

Rock Company [Release date 20.11.18] Cranston is vocalist Phil Vincent (the man who never seems to be out of a recording studio!), melodic rock legend Paul Sabu and B.F. D’Ercole (whose own self-titled band Phil Vincent sings for – told … Continue reading

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Quick plays – MONTANA, DEER TICK, JOHNNY GIOELI

MONTANA Change In The Weather Angel Air [Release date 18.01.19] Montana formed out of the Mission Mountain Wood Band (M2WB), when that band broke-up in 1981. ‘Change In The Weather’ was the debut album under the Montana name and featured … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIL’S HAND featuring SLAMER/FREEMAN – s/t

Frontiers Music [Release date: 07.12.18] Mike Slamer has been a respected rock session musician, writer and producer for decades, although his profile is still relatively low. He is perhaps best known for forming bands with Kansas members, firstly Steve Walsh … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGIC DANCE – New Eyes

Frontiers Music [release date: 07.12.18] Prime driver for this melodic rock/AOR outfit is Jon Siejka who created Magic Dance as a solo project in 2012. ‘New Eyes’ follows an earlier album ‘Vanishings’ and is the first output since the band … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Live At The Symphony Hall

MAGNUM - Live At The Symphony Hall

SPV [Release date 18.01.19] Magnum started 2018 in shaky form when we saw them at Giants Of Rock.  With great expectations that we’d hear a smidgeon of the new album, they appeared for a few songs and disappeared due to … Continue reading

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News: A Year in ROCK! 2018 – photographed and reviewed by Get Ready to ROCK!

Bearded Theory - Blossoms

Each year during the festive period Get Ready to ROCK! publishes a selection of photographs reflecting their gig reviews during the previous twelve months. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “Once again the review team have shown their eclectic tastes with … Continue reading

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Album review: TIM MORSE – Tim Morse III

TIM MORSE III

Cymbalick Music [Release date 5.10.18] As you might guess from the title, this is the third solo album from Tim Morse, a keyboard /guitarist from California. My initial reaction on hearing the opening refrains of ‘Wake Up’, was ‘Yes’.  And … Continue reading

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Album review: PHENOMENA – reissues

PHENOMENA

Explore Rights Management Ltd [Release date 09.11.18] www.phenomenaproject.co.uk Phenomena was a concept developed by Tom Galley with brother Mel who had featured in Whitesnake and had previously worked with Glenn Hughes in Trapeze..  It brought together various rock alumni including … Continue reading

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Album review: NORDIC UNION- Second Coming

Release Date 9.11.18 Erik Martensson has maintained a work rate in 2018 that would put the Stalinist-era miner Stakhanov to shame.  His own band Eclipse had a quieter year but on top of his significant participation in the W.E.T. and … Continue reading

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Album review: TEN- Illuminati

Release Date 9.11.18 Ten were standard bearers of the then underground melodic rock scene in the nineties and have recovered after a lean spell to resume a prolific recording schedule- this being their sixth album in this decade alone. Singer … Continue reading

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Album review: CREYE – s/t

CREYE

Release Date 12.10.18 It is a sign of the march of time that former new kids on the of Scandinavian melodic rock block are  now being succeeded by a third wave of impossibly young bands, and alongside the likes of … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January 2019 – March 2019

STEVE HACKETT - Under The Edge Of The Sun

Compiled by Jason Ritchie 2019 January 1st FATES WARNING ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’ 4th LEGION OF THE DAMNED ‘Slaves of the Shadow Realm’ Napalm Records 11th BRING ME THE HORIZON ‘Amo’ SOILWORK ‘The Arrival Of Verkligheten’ Nuclear Blast TAKING BACK … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2019)

Blue Oyster Cult - HARD ROCK HELL, Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Your tour not listed? Contact us! Updated 19/02/2019   2019 FESTIVALS HRH AOR Thursday 14th-Sunday 17th March Haven Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli UFO + … Continue reading

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