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Album review: FEDERAL CHARM – Passenger

FEDERAL CHARM – Passenger

Wire Sound Records [Release date 14.09.18] Federal Charm’s fourth album finds them with a significant line-up change featuring new singer Tom Guyer and drummer Josh Zahler. Lead guitarist Paul Bowe and solid bassist LD Morawski continue to be part of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIRTY THRILLS, STEELHEART, SHAKRA

DIRTY THRILLS - Heavy Living

DIRTY THRILLS Heavy Living Frontiers [Release date 15.09.17] Despite their name Dirty Thrills are not a sleaze rock band, instead they draw from the musical well of 60′s/70′s rock giants Led Zep and Bad Company, to produce a big, hard … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL, Ebbw Vale, 30 July 2017 (Part Two)

British Lion - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL, Ebbw Vale, 30 July 2017

Mud and music – what more can a hardened rock fan ask for?  Sunshine? Well it was in short supply again today.  Cars had been marooned in the muddy field but it wasn’t going to deter the faithful… The Texas … Continue reading

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Gig review: BROKEN WITT REBELS/BAD TOUCH – The Borderline, London, 8 April 2017

BROKEN WITT REBELS - The Borderline, London, 8 April 2017

While the ‘Roadstars’ strapline may be a tad presumptuous for two bands who are still learning their craft, there’s no denying the capacity crowd’s enthusiasm for a double bill aimed at two related, but slightly different markets. Norwich’s Bad Touch … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK SABBATH – 02 Arena, London, 31 January 2017

Black Sabbath - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Gloomy, doom-laden and portentous. And that was just the weather at North Greenwich station. A busker was smashing out ‘War Pigs’ in the ticket hall on his Gibson SG. Quite a crowd of gig-goers had gathered and he finished with … Continue reading

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News: Ramblin’ Man Fair announce more acts and headliners

Extreme - Manchester Academy, 5 July 2014

Following the second successful year in 2016, the two-day Ramblin’ Man Fair returns 29-30 July. In addition to the main stage there is the Prog In The Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage Blues and Grooverider Stage. Headliners already announced include … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 June 2016

DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

My last visit to Donington was back in 1988 when – as ‘Monsters Of Rock’ – it also featured Megadeth and headlined by Iron Maiden. I never really embraced the three day event and with not enough bands of interest … Continue reading

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Gig review: PLANET ROCKSTOCK – Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4-6 December 2015

FM - Planet Rockstock - Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4 December 2015

Friday 4 December This is the third year for the Planet Rock annual festival and the second year at Porthcawl. I thought last year’s line-up would take some beating and, although thinking 2015 was a weak bill by comparison, I … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 26 July 2015

Marillion - RAMBLIN

Photo by Paul Rodgers With a weather forecast that had Noah on standby, hammer in hand, our intrepid trio of Andy Nathan, Yiannis Stefanis and Paul Rodgers returned to Mote Park for day two of the Ramblin’ Man Festival and … Continue reading

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Gig review: RIVAL SONS – O2 Academy, Leeds, 28 March 2015

RIVAL SONS - O2 Academy, Leeds, 28 March 2015

Barely four months ago we were in Manchester witnessing an amazing gig from Rival Sons as they set out on a mini tour for the release of their new album ‘The Great Western Valkyrie’, the tour itself had to be … Continue reading

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Gig review: RIVAL SONS – The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

RIVAL SONS - The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

Rival Sons: are these guys the new Kings of Cool?  They certainly put an essence of style back into rock music and show that it’s not all battered denim and leather as they stroll onto the stage suited and booted … Continue reading

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Album review: PHILIP SAYCE – Influence

Philip Sayce - Influence

Provogue [Release date 25.08.14] ‘Influence’ is a curious but enjoyable album that finds guitar slinger Philip Sayce in tandem with busy producer Dave Cobb searching out different musical directions. By busy, I mean Cobb is an in demand producer (Rival … Continue reading

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Album review: ROSCO LEVEE AND THE SOUTHERN SLIDE – Get It While You Can

Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide

Red Train Records Records [Release date 27.01.14] ‘Get It While You Can’ wrestles with the common problem of a Brit band trying to sound authentic on material that evokes the deep south with some shit kicking roots rock. Rosco leads … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GRAVELTONES – Don’t Wait Down

Lagoon Dog Records [Release Date: 21.10.13] There’s a lot to be said for being in the right place at the right time and The Graveltones are knocking on the door at a time when their balls to wall bombast will … Continue reading

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Gig Review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 3 – Donington Park, 16 June 2013

When the alarm went off on Sunday morning it was a struggle to drag myself out of bed. After two days of rocking I was suffering from a bad case of metal fatigue (sorry!) but soon rallied at the thought … Continue reading

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Gig review: RIVAL SONS, THE GRAVELTONES, Leeds Met, 15 April 2013

Rival Sons - Leeds Met, 15 April 2013

We have been waiting for tonight’s gig for a while now.  Yes the Rivals Sons are headlining and are one of my current favourite bands but this is also the first chance to see The Graveltones as since being introduced … Continue reading

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