Tag Archives: Neil Murray

Gig review: JACK BRUCE: SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE – Tribute Concert Screening – The Curzon, London, 14 May 2018

JACK BRUCE: SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE

Introduced by Scottish DJ Edith Bowman who later anchors a Q&A session, the Kyla Simone Bruce directed ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ is an aptly titled film. It represents the triumph of the collective spirit over potential adversity, as the musicians … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

Progressively Snakecharmer are leaving behind their origins, celebrating old-school Whitesnake, in the same way Black Star Riders are laying aside the ghost of Thin Lizzy. Four years after the release of their excellent self-titled and self-penned album, this was my … Continue reading

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Album review: JON LORD – Reissues (Gemini Suite/Before I Forget)

JON LORD - Gemini Suite

Gemini Suite [Release date 09.12.16] Before I Forget [Release date 27.01.17] It is perhaps sometimes overlooked, but Jon Lord left a quiet legacy of solo albums even though for most of his career he laboured in the gargantuan shadow of … Continue reading

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Album review: EMPIRE – Hypnotica (+3)

Pride & Joy Music [Release date 24.02.17] Pride & Joy Music are set to re-release Empire’s four albums throughout 2017 and start off with the band’s debut album ‘Hypnotica’, originally released back in 2001. Empire were formed by guitarist Rolf Munkes (Majesty/Razorback/Crematory) … Continue reading

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Album review: HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS – Capture The Sun

HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS - Capture The Sun

Deadline/Cleopatra [Release date 07.10.16] French multi-instrumentalist Steph Honde released a debut album in 2014 with Paul D’ianno and Vinny Appice in the ranks and ‘Capture The Sun’ continues the tradition.  Albums that feature a roster of name artists – legends … Continue reading

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Album review: BONEYARD DOG – Bluesbound Train

AOR Heaven [Release date 25.11.16] Boneyard Dog maybe a new band but they have an impressive pedigree (no more dog puns honest!), in that the core duo of singer Rob Mancini (Hotwire/Crush) and guitarist Davy Kerrigan, are joined by drummer … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

None of us knew it at the time, but Snakecharmer’s winter tour, including this London date, proved to be Micky Moody’s farewell to the band, leaving them in a state of flux. On the night however it was a night … Continue reading

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Book review: Sail Away Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage by Martin Popoff

Sail Away: Whitesnake

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk Martin Popoff has written a few books in his time, this is his 45th, and this one covers Whitesnake up to and including their hair metal years. The author has some interesting insight from recent interviews with … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE – Live In ’84 Back To The Bone

Whitesnake - Back To The Bone

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Released 07.11.14] Here’s a song for ya. 1984 was a good year for British rock music – and is surely epitomised by Whitesnake’s Slide It In. OK, I’m biased, possibly, but Slide It In is by far my … 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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Album review: SPACE ELEVATOR – S/t plus interview with the Duchess

DY Music www.spaceelevatoronline.com  [Released March 2014] Debut album by a band formed by guitarist David Young, who plays in the West End musical ‘We Will Rock You’ house band along with female vocalist called the Duchess. The band is completed … Continue reading

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Album review: REUBEN ARCHER’S PERSONAL SIN

Reuben  Archer

Toxic Arrow [Release date 19.08.13] Reuben Archer has been around the block enough times to know every doorhole, boozer and bookie by heart. The current (and previous) vocalist with hard rockers Stampede is also fronting up the Paul Raymond Project … Continue reading

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Gig Review: SNAKECHARMER, Islington Assembly Hall, 23 February 2013

Snakecharmer - London, 23 February 2013

Here’s a turn up for the books. When Snakecharmer first formed as Monsters of British Rock there was some cynicism at the latest version of ex- Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray once again reliving the days of what … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER Interview – January 2013

Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer release their self-titled debut album through Frontiers this month. The band’s line-up includes former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray,  vocalist Chris Ousey (Heartland) and Ozzy/Headspace keyboards player Adam Wakeman. The line-up is completed by Magnum/Thunder drummer Harry … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER – Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer

(Frontiers Records) Release date 21.01.13 It’s unusual when a ‘superband’ is greater than its constituent parts.  But, if anything, Micky Moody and Neil Murray have created a wonderful vehicle – at last – for Chris Ousey (Heartland, Virginia Wolf ).  His … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER sign to Frontiers

SNAKECHARMER   Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of British Hard Rock supergroup SNAKECHARMER   Formed by original Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray, along with Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash, Tina Turner), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam … Continue reading

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