Tag Archives: Robert Plant

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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Album review: GERRY JABLONSKI AND THE ELECTRIC BAND – Live At The Blue Note

GERRY JABLONSKI AND THE ELECTRIC BAND – Live At The Blue Note

GJB Records [Release date 23.07.18] If ‘Live At The Blue Note’ evokes a Manhattan jazz club then the opening track  ‘Sherry Dee’, from Gerry Jablonski And The Electric Band second live album in 2 years, quickly suggest otherwise. It’s a … Continue reading

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Gig review: BEARDED THEORY, Catton Park, Derbyshire, 24-27 May 2018

BEARDED THEORY 24-27 May 2018

Thursday 24 May Thursday morning and the weekend was finally here.  Bearded Theory was finally here.  So, giddy as a kitten in a box of tinsel we loaded up and hit the road. The sun shone brighter as we drew … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – British Blues Explosion Live

JOE BONAMASSA – British Blues Explosion Live

Provogue [Release date 18.05.18] ‘British Blues Explosion Live’ is the latest conceptual vehicle for the prodigiously talented Joe Bonamassa and his constant search for a meaningful context with which to keep the blues alive. Playing to a seated outdoor crowd … Continue reading

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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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Interview: Bearded Theory Festival (Rich Bryan)

Bearded Theory Festival 2016

Hollie Latham writes… Held at Catton Hall at the end of May each year, (2018 dates are 24 – 27 May) Bearded Theory music festival is a favourite and summer must do for so many people, myself included.  The full … Continue reading

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Gig review: LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS – London Palladium, 19 April 2017

Tribute bands often divide music fans as some see them as poor imitations of the original acts, however as time takes its toll on many musicians and bands, tribute acts keep the music of these classic bands alive and well. … Continue reading

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News: DEBORAH BONHAM plays 100 Club, London – 20 January 2017

Deborah Bonham, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

In this hour special David Randall chatted to Deborah Bonham about her music and influences.  (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 April 2015). Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Featured Artist Deborah Bonham plays London’s 100 Club (Oxford … Continue reading

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Gig review: SARI & THE ENGINE ROOM – Surya, London, 7 December 2015

SARI & THE ENGINE ROOM – Surya, London, 7 December 2015

New York vocalist Sari Schorr has the effortless range and sense of drama to give any song real purpose and tonight she connects with her showcase crowd as if delivering a personal message face to face. And it’s her unabashed … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL DES BARRES – The Key to the Universe

        FOD [Release date 05.04.15] Michael Des Barres is a descendant of a 13th century French knight and the son of the 25th Marquis Des Barres, who blew his fortune on opium and ended up behind bars. … Continue reading

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News: SLASH, GINGER WILDHEART, MOONSPELL – Monday 30 March 2015

Genesis release ‘Genesis: 1983–1998’ vinyl box set on May 11th on Universal. Room Experience (who feature Pink Cream 69′s vocalist David Readman) release their self-titled album on Melodic Rock Records on May 22nd. Slash releases ‘Live at the Roxy 25.9.14′ … Continue reading

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News: ANATHEMA, ROBERT PLANT, STEVE HOWE – Monday 2 February 2015

Anathema

Steve Howe releases a best of collection entitled ‘Anthology’ on March 10th. He tours the UK in April (see Upcoming). Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) has released his solo ‘Reflections In A Rear View Mirror‘ via his own website. The Sword enter … Continue reading

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Book review: BOB HENRIT – Banging On!

Bob Henrit - Banging On!

Bank House Books (2014) Bob Henrit’s ‘Banging On’ is the opposite of the usual sex, drugs, rock and roll and oblivion confessionals. It’s a lightly humorous recollection of his role in the drift of pop toward rock and beyond, but … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT PLANT – Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar

Robert Plant - Lullaby and...The Ceasless Roar

East West [Release date 08.09.14] Sometimes an album leaves your jaw dropped, with words incapable of doing it justice.  Such is Robert Plant’s latest offering. While Jimmy Page continues to yearn for days of yore, Plant continues to look for … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROBERT PLANT – iTunes Festival, The Roundhouse, Camden, 8 September 2014

Over the last few years Plant seems to have assumed an eloquent elder statesman position within rock ‘n’ roll’s tiered galleries. The Robert Plant who fronted his Sensational Space Shifters tonight was a solidly assured, eclectically endowed, and mildly curious … Continue reading

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Album review: SWEETKISS MOMMA – A Reckoning Is Coming

SWEETKISS MOMMA – A Reckoning Is Coming

Self Release [Release date 01.03.14] The Tacoma based Sweetkiss Momma defy all expectations by being a Washington state based, 70’s influenced, self sufficient, southern influenced roots rock outfit. Musically schooled in a church background and rooted in gospel, they’ve stepped … Continue reading

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Album review: CALIFORNIA BREED – California Breed

California Breed

Pete Feenstra chats to Glenn Hughes, 1 April 2014 Frontiers Records [Release date 19.05.14] You could be forgiven for dismissing this three generational band as ‘old wine in new bottles’, but that would be to the underestimate bigger picture that … Continue reading

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Album review: DEBORAH BONHAM – Spirit

Deborah Bonham - Spirit

Deborah Bonham, track by track, May 2014 (Part 1 10:43, Part 2 11:43) Spectra [Release date 28.04.14] Being part of the Bonham dynasty is both a blessing and a curse for Deborah Bonham. Stripped of her family tree, she would … Continue reading

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Book review: Led Zeppelin Then As It Was – At Knebworth 1979

Led Zeppelin Then As It Was - At Knebworth 1979

(Fully revised & updated version) Tight But Loose Publishing www.tightbutloose.co.uk An updated version of the book chronicling Led Zeppelin’s two Knebworth gigs in August 1979 (the original book was published on the concert’s 30th anniversary in 2009). It was a … Continue reading

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News: Final Led Zeppelin UK gigs at Knebworth chronicled as never before in new book…

Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979 (Tight But Loose Publishing) – Written and compiled by Dave Lewis In August 1979, thousands of fans came to pay homage to Led Zeppelin as they performed what would be … Continue reading

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