Tag Archives: Nazareth

Album review: ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

Facebook Guitarist Zal Cleminson found fame in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) during the 70s, where his guitar playing and mime-makeup blew many a mind. Many other projects along the way, including a reformed SAHB (with vocalist Max Maxwell), … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 3)

Chantel McGregor - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 3)

Day 3 – Sunday As the final day started we wouldn’t have been surprised to see Bobby Kimball sliding out of the curtains reminiscing about his appearance on Toto IV but … instead Chantel McGregor got the juices flowing with … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, 19-22 January 2018

Nazareth - Giants of Rock 2018

I’ve enjoyed various Butlins music weekends over the years but 2018 will be the first where I’ve done two such weekends on the trot. My Butlins blow-out started off with the Rock & Blues weekend in Skegness – with just … Continue reading

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Gig review: NAZARETH – 229 Club, London, 13 October 2017

NAZARETH - 229 Club, London, 13 October 2017

When their seventies hit making days in the UK ended, Nazareth seemed to concentrate on less fickle foreign markets, and opportunities for more recent fans like me to see them in the UK seemed few and far between. Yet in … Continue reading

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Book review: TOM RUSSELL – The Godfather of Rock by Martin Kielty

Published by Beard Books Tom Russell will be a familiar name to many, he has been a leading figure in the Scottish rock scene for many years and has broadcast on radio across the UK on occasion. It is in … Continue reading

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Album review: DARIO MOLLO’S CROSSBONES – Rock The Cradle

DARIO MOLLO

Frontiers [Release date 02.12.16] Italian guitarist Dario Mollo, who started his career in 1981 with the everlasting Crossbones, has re-established his musical career with the band on his new album ‘Rock the Cradle’. Mollo, who has worked with Tony Martin … Continue reading

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Interview: THE DARKER MY HORIZON

Here we catch-up with the Darker My Horizon who released their second album, ‘No Superhero’ this summer and have been out touring including supporting legendary rockers Nazareth. Over to the band’s Paul Stead… Have you been pleased with the reaction … Continue reading

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Gig review: NAZARETH – Under The Bridge, London, 17 July 2016

NAZARETH - Under The Bridge, London, 17 July 2016

Gigs by Nazareth in the UK –certainly in London – used to be as rare as rocking horse dung with the veteran Scots finding the European and world markets more receptive to their enduring charms. However this nightclub, tucked away … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

MICHAEL SCHENKER - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

For the past two years Butlins’ Giants Of Rock and has lived up to that name with ease and has been host to some of the finest rock bands around and this, the third year, it seems to have hit … Continue reading

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News: RODNEY MATTHEWS exhibition runs until 24 February – Wells, Somerset

Rodney Matthews

GRTR! photographer Simon Dunkerley recently attended the private viewing of ‘IONAWR’, the new exhibition featuring the work of fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Before the times of digital download and live music streaming the thrill of a new album release meant … Continue reading

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DVD review: NAZARETH- No Means of Escape

Eagle Entertainment (Release Date 23.10.15) This is one DVD that I fully expected to end up on the proverbial cutting room floor. 12 months ago I attended the filming of a special Nazareth live show at Metropolis Studios in front … Continue reading

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Gig review: NAZARETH – Brooklyn Bowl, London, 2 September 2015

NAZARETH - Brooklyn Bowl, London, 2 September 2015

The health-induced retirement of singer Dan McCafferty has created a king sized headache for veteran Scottish rockers Nazareth. It is not uncommon for bands of their vintage to plough on without several key members, but it is particularly difficult for … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 1 – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 25 July 2015

STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 1 - Ebbw Vale, S.Wales, 25 July 2015

Steelhouse is celebrating its fifth anniversary and I am proud to say I was there at the inaugral event on a cold and rainy windswept mountain … not a lot has changed weatherwise since then. In fairness to the Steelhouse … Continue reading

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News: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL, NAZARETH, ENSLAVED – 15 February 2015

Blues Pills - The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

The Rockingham festival in Nottingham (23rd-25th October) has announced the first artists appearing: Gotthard, Dan Reed Network, Robby Valentine, Stan Bush,the Electric Boys, Vega, Santa Cruz The Ramblin’ Man fair have added Seasick Steve, The Temperance Movement, The Quireboys, Blues … Continue reading

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News: NAZARETH, SONISPHERE, EUROPE – Sunday 19 January 2015

Riverside’s new album will be called, ‘Love, Fear And The Time Machine’ with an August/September release on Inside Out. Soundgarden’s Chris Connell has started work on a new album, as have Metallica who have been posting pictures of them online … Continue reading

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Gig review: NAZARETH – Metropolis Studios, London, 14 November 2014

Nazareth - Metropolis Studios, London, 14 November 2014

A new chapter in Nazareth’s long history was captured for posterity at this very special gig. They used Metropolis, one of London’s top studios in a converted power station in Chiswick, to record a live DVD in front of an … Continue reading

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Interview: NAZARETH – Metropolis Studios, London, 14 November 2014

Nazareth - Metropolis Studios, London, 14 November 2014

Pete and Lee Agnew with artist Rodney Matthews Andy Nathan took time out to chat to founder member Pete Agnew, vocalist Linton Osborn and guitarist Jimmy Murrison prior to the band’s DVD recording at Metropolis Studios in front of an … Continue reading

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Album review: MANNY CHARLTON – Sharp/Sharp Reloaded

Manny Charlton - Sharp/Sharp Reloaded

(2-CD) Angel Air Records [Release date 01.09.14] Original Nazareth guitarist (and oft songwriter and producer) Manny was instrumental in Nazareth’s sound and success throughout the 70s and 80s. His bluesy guitar augmented McCafferty’s gravelly vocals perfectly. Since he left the … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Rock ‘N’ Roll Telephone

Nazareth - Rock

In this interview extract, Dan McCafferty talks about stopping touring and the new album (3:21) The feature version of the interview will be broadcast on Sunday 22 June at 13:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Union Square Music … Continue reading

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