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Book review: JIM McCARTY with DAVE THOMPSON – Nobody Told Me: My Life With The Yardbirds, Renaissance and Other Stories

JIM McCARTY with DAVE THOMPSON – Nobody Told Me: My Life With The Yardbirds, Renaissance and Other Stories

http://www.jamesmccarty.com/ 305 pages paperback ISBN 978-0-244-96650-8 [Publication date: May 2018] ‘Nobody Told Me’ is a suitably titled autobiography that documents the life and times of Jim McCarty, The Yardbirds founder member, drummer and rock and roll hall of fame inductee. … Continue reading

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News: Curiouser and Curiouser – The Return of Medieval Prog Rockers Gryphon (August 2016) and Radio Interview

Gryphon

This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 31 July.  Co-founder and guitarist Graeme Taylor chats about the band and selects some of his favourite tracks – both from Gryphon and from those artists who have … Continue reading

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Album review: CONNIE LUSH BAND – Renaissance

CONNIE LUSH BAND – Renaissance

Boom Recordings [Release date 15.04.16] ‘Renaissance’ is easily Connie Lush’s best album as she embraces a new sophistication with strong songs, an intuitive production and subtle band support, all of which is illuminated the clarity of John Astley’s mastering. When … Continue reading

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News: RENAISSANCE & CURVED AIR – Pioneers of Symphonic/Art Prog tour together in April 2016

Renaissance

ANNIE HASLAM of RENAISSANCE (59:15) David Randall chats to Annie about prog rockers Renaissance Also available in several parts here Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of … Continue reading

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News: Readers and listeners vote for their favourite albums and live acts – Best of 2015

Thunder

Every year the reviewers at Get Ready to ROCK! choose their Top Albums and Live Acts.  Their selection covers a range of genres from rock to blues and progressive and reflects the musical spread of the well-respected website. The reviewers … Continue reading

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Gig review: RENAISSANCE – The Citadel, St.Helens, 24 April 2015

RENAISSANCE - The Stables, Wavendon, 14 April 2015

If this short and sweet tour was bookended by a couple of false starts, it demonstrated the  easy charm of the bandleader.  “Is there anyone here from Bolton?” she enquired as she marked time.  “Is there anyone who went to … Continue reading

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Gig review: RENAISSANCE – The Stables, Wavendon, 14 April 2015

RENAISSANCE - The Citadel, St.Helens, 24 April 2015

You can take the girl out of Bolton, but you can’t take Bolton out of the girl. Stage sound issues and residual deafness in one ear might detract some artists on the first night of a comeback tour of the … Continue reading

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News: Prog Rockers Renaissance return with UK tour in April

Renaissance in concert

Annie Haslam chats to David Randall about Renaissance and the forthcoming tour.  This is an un-broadcast extract from a longer interview that will form the basis of an hour special on Sunday 29 March at 22:00 on Get Ready to … Continue reading

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