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Gig review: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL – Rock City, Nottingham, 23-25 October 2015

Santa Cruz - Rockingham Festival, Nottingham, 23-25 October 2015

Ten great years of melodic rock festivals at Nottingham’s Rock City seemed to have come to an emotional end with the final ever Firefest last year. However just 12 months on with the Rock City organisation having taken on the … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena, 25 October 2015

JOE BONAMASSA - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena, 25 October 2015

During his relatively short career – compared to his peers BB King, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton – Joe Bonamassa has become known for his relentless work ethic of touring and album releases and continues to keep blues music alive … Continue reading

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Gig review: NORDIC GIANTS – Contemporary, Nottingham, 8 May 2015

NORDIC GIANTS - Contemporary, Nottingham, 8 May 2015

It’s not often nowadays that you go to a gig and witness something so strikingly powerful that you are drawn into, and feel like part of, the performance, The Nordic Giants have done that tonight as they blend the visuals … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOiL, American Head Charge – Rock City, Nottingham, 1 November 2014

SOIL - Rock City, Nottingham, 1 November 2014

Another early start due to the trend of running club nights after the gig – but that didn’t seem to bother the crowd already queued up the road for tonight’s gig. Headliners SOiL had toured earlier in the year supporting … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREFEST – Nottingham Rock City, 24-26 October 2014 (Day 3)

Axxis - Firefest, Nottingham Rock City, 26 October 2014

DAY 3 -  DANGER DANGER, AUTOGRAPH, CONEY HATCH, BROTHER FIRETRIBE, TOUCH, GUILD OF AGES, AXXIS The final day of ‘the final fling’ began with a slightly left field choice of veteran German rockers Axxis, and yet they blew the cobwebs … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREFEST – Nottingham Rock City, 24-26 October 2014 (Day 2)

Rage Of Angels -  Firefest - Nottingham Rock City, 25 October 2014

DAY 2 – FIREHOUSE, BLACK N BLUE, PRETTY MAIDS, BABYLON AD, BOULEVARD, FROM THE FIRE, RAGE OF ANGELS Day 2 also began with home grown talent in Rage Of Angels, formed by Ged Rylands who was playing guitar rather than … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREFEST – Nottingham Rock City, 24-26 October 2014 (Day 1)

Pretty Maids - Firefest, Nottingham Rock City, 25 October 2014

GRTR!’s resident Melodic Rock/AOR expert Andy Nathan has been covering Firefest for us right from the start.  Andy’s informed report and Simon Dunkerley’s inspired photos celebrate ‘The Final Fling’ as the festival bows out in style… The announcement last year … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEVIN TOWNSEND – Rock City, Nottingham, 3 July 2014

Devin Townsend - Rock City, Nottingham, 3 July 2014

Rock City tonight hosts the first of two warm up gigs for the Devin Townsend Project before his appearance at Sonisphere this Sunday on the main stage, as he stated on stage ‘to go from months of mixing in the … Continue reading

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Gig review: NICK OLIVERI – Rock City, Nottingham, 9 June 2014

NICK OLIVERI - Rock City, Nottingham, 9 June 2014

Well it been quite a while since I have seen Nick Oliveri live, last time was back in 2001 when QOTSA were still mere pups in the music scene and Nick was known for occasionally appearing on stage wearing nothing … Continue reading

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Gig review: CARAVAN – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 13 April 2014

Caravan - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 13 April 2014

Tonight the Rescue Rooms are playing host to Caravan, a name synonymous with the early British Prog/Canterbury music scene, I’m sure one of the founding members Pye Hastings won’t mind me reminding him that this is their 46th year and … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON, Nottingham Rock City, 20 April 2013

Saxon - Nottingham Rock City, 20 April 2013

First a rant, tonight’s gig followed the current trend to start gigs earlier and earlier so they can tag on a club night after. This means that people finishing work at normal times miss out or have to make arrangements … Continue reading

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Gig review: IL NINO, SACRED MOTHER TONGUE, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 4 April 2013

Il Nino, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 4 April 2013

It beckoned to be a good night, the advertised line up was very strong and the venue was a good one for the crowd.  However it soon became apparent that the lineup had changed but no notification of this was … Continue reading

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