Tag Archives: melodic rock

Album review: SOLEIL MOON – Warrior

SOLEIL MOON - Warrior

Frontiers [Release date 09.08.19] Soleil Moon formed as a collaboration between singer Larry King (Michael Thompson Band) and keyboardist John Blasucci (Dennis De Young) back in 1999 and have released two albums to date, both of which any self-respecting AOR … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: DONNIE VIE – Beautiful Days

DONNIE VIE - Beautful Things

Deko Music [Release date 07.06.19] Former Enuff Z’Nuff vocalist Donnie Vie returns with a new album, his first in four years and a treat as it looked that after his last album, ‘The White Album’, he wasn’t overly keen on … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: PHIL LANZON – 48 Seconds

PHIL LANZON - 48 Seconds

Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK [Release date 02.08.19] Hot on the heels of last year’s ‘If You Think I’m Crazy’ Uriah Heep’s keyboards player Phil Lanzon is back with another solo album, which again sees him working with producer Simon … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Album review: THE REMBRANDTS – Via Satellite

THE REMBRANDTS - Via Satellite

Blue Elan Records [Release date 23.08.19] The Rembrandts – Danny Wilde and Phil Solem – return with their first new album in eighteen years. Forever known to many for the hit ‘I’ll Be There For You’ from the US TV … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: JIMI ANDERSON GROUP, HOLLOW HAZE, HUMBLE PIE

JIMI ANDERSON GROUP - I Belong

JIMI ANDERSON GROUP I Belong AOR Heaven [Release date 30.08.19] Second album from the Jimi Anderson Group, which sees singer Jimi Anderson working again with producers/musicians Sandy Jones and Greame Duffin, plus guitarist David Cuthbert. There is nothing on here … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: STRANDED – New Dawn

STRANDED - New Dawn

Escape Music [Release date 19.07.19] Stranded are the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Lewis Nitikman, who was in Stonebolt and on this album he is joined by fellow ex-Stonebolt member guitarist Ray Roper. On vocals is Troy Reid (check out his singing … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: H.E.A.T. – Live at Sweden Rock Festival

H.E.A.T.- Live at Sweden Rock Festival

Release Date 26.07.19 It’s not that long since H.E.A.T. released a live album recorded at London’s own Highbury Garage, but this release serves two purposes. One is to showcase the standard bearers of the younger breed of melodic rockers on … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: DAVE BICKLER – Darklight

DAVE BICKLER - Darklight

Deko Music [Release date 19.04.19] Amazingly this is the debut solo album from former Survivor vocalist Dave Bickler, most famous for the voice on that band’s classic anthem ‘Eye Of The Tiger’. A solo album has long been rumoured and … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – Live In Tokyo 2017

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - Live In Tokyo 2017

Frontiers [Release date 12.07.19] Vocalist Graham Bonnet has been busy of late, both solo and with his early 80s band the resurrected Alcatrazz. Studio, live and archive, and each one essential listening. With bands like The Marbles, Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: MARK BAKER – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

MARK BAKER - The Future Ain

MelodicRock Records [Release date 26.07.19] The name Mark Baker may not be immediately recognizable to many, but he is the man behind the classic Signal ‘Loud & Clear’ album as well as many other songs for the likes of .38 … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: BON JOVI – Wembley Stadium, London, 21 June 2019

BON JOVI - Wembley Stadium, London, 21 June 2019

For many years Bon Jovi were the kings of the stadium show in the UK and on their frequent visits to these shores I would even attend more than one show on the tour. This high profile also seemed  to … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book review: GENESIS – Every Album, Every Song (On Track) by Stuart Macfarlane

GENESIS – Every Album, Every Song (On Track) by Stuart Macfarlane

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 5.07.19] For those wishing to find out more about the prog rockers who went pop, this is a useful summary following the band’s progress from shaky beginnings in 1969 to their final studio album ‘Calling All … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, BOOK REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July 2019 – September 2019

HEATHER FINDLAY - Wild White Horses

Compiled by Jason Ritchie January – March 2019 April – June 2019 July 1st DAVID GELN EISLEY (ex-GUFFRIA, DIRTY WHITE BOY) ‘Tattered, Torn & Worn’ GANDALF’S FIST ‘The Clockwork Prologue’ (double LP) MAGENTA ‘Home’ (500 copy limited edition re-issue) THE … Continue reading

Posted in Album News, NEWS, Upcoming (Tours & Releases) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS – Pattern-Seeking Animals

PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS - Pattern-Seeking Animals

Inside Out [Release date 05.07.19] Pattern-Seeking Animals maybe a new band, however its members have a long and shared history as it features John Boegehold, who started the idea of this band and writes and works with Spock’s Beard. Joining … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, All Posts, INTERVIEWS, Interviews/10 Questions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: TOTO – Royal Chelsea Hospital, London, 13 June 2019

TOTO- Royal Chelsea Hospital, London, 13 June 2019

In the ever more crowded gigging season, a fresh trend over the last few years has been for London’s finest historic settings to be used for concerts. Following in the footsteps of Hampton Court and Greenwich is now a short … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: STYX – London Palladium, 4 June 2019

STYX- London Palladium, 4 June 2019

It’s been eight long years since Styx last crossed the pond and on that occasion they opened a three way battle of the AOR behemoths with Foreigner and Journey, and for many observers stole the show. This belated return was … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Albums of the Month (April 2019 – June 2019)

Erja Lyytinen - Another World

Albums of the Month 2019: April-June January-March 2019 ERJA LYYTINEN Another World (Tuohi Records) [Release Date 26.04.19] From the tension building intensity and a harmony guitar break of ‘Hard As Stone’ to the gently paced ‘Without You’, with its angst … Continue reading

Posted in Albums of the Month, All Posts, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: ROYAL REPUBLIC, ROB MORATTI, FINE SOFT DAY, TRAGIK

ROYAL REPUBLIC - Club Majesty

ROYAL REPUBLIC Club Majesty Nuclear Blast [Release date 31.05.19] Royal Republic are on the up and up with their mix of rock, dance, disco, funk, rock n roll – heck they will put in any style of music into their … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Albums of the Month (January 2019 – March 2019)

Steve Hackett - At The Edge Of Light

Albums of the Month 2019: January – March April-June 2019 STEVE HACKETT At The Edge Of Light (Inside Out) [Release date 25.01.19] In his long and distinguished career at the forefront of everything that’s good about progressive rock, Steve Hackett … Continue reading

Posted in Albums of the Month, All Posts, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment