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Album review: ELIZA NEALS – 10,000 Feet Below

Eliza Neals - 10,000 Feet Below

E-H Records LLC [Release date 17.02.17] Eliza Neals’ brand of rock-blues shifts from hard edged noir narratives to emotive,  heartfelt and spontaneous moments that you might call blues expressionism. It’s an album full of hard hitting colourful lyrics, unique phrasing … Continue reading

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Album review: GOLDRAY – Rising

Akashic/Cargo Records [release date 05.05.17] This new-ish three-piece comprises ex-Reef guitarist Kenwyn House, Leah Rasmussen on vocals and Geoff Laurens on bass. ‘Rising’ is their first full length album following a self titled debut mini LP released in 2014. At … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE – He Saw It Comin’

[Release date 27.01.17] Having really liked Great White’s last album “Elation” I was somewhat wary of hearing former frontman Jack Russell’s version of the band and their new album “He Saw It Comin’”.  I shouldn’t have been- the record finds Russell … Continue reading

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Album review: JETHRO TULL – The String Quartets (Ian Anderson)

JETHRO TULL - The String Quartets

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ian Anderson for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and played tracks from the new album.  First broadcast 12 March 2017. BMG Rights Management [Release date 24.03.17] ‘Jethro Tull: The String Quartets’ is … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTER’S END FESTIVAL – Poole, 24-26 February 2017

WINTER

With the resounding success of sister event Rockstock, Planet Rock seized on the idea to stage another event this time in the south of England in Poole, a somewhat neglected area for touring rock bands.   I think it is safe … Continue reading

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Album review: CATFISH – Broken Man

Catfish - Broken Man

CD Baby [Release date 29.01.17] Catfish’s ‘Broken Man’ is a good example of the high standard of contemporary British blues-rock. Their 10 track album features 9 impressive self penned tracks, shot through with enough feel and spark to satisfy all … Continue reading

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Album review: STEPHEN PEARCY – Smash

Frontiers [Release date 27.01.17] “Smash” is the latest solo album from Stephen Pearcy and it really is hard not to draw comparison with Ratt as the band’s frontman is really back at his best here. The 13 track album opens … Continue reading

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Album review – GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS – Live At Rockpalast – Dortmund 1980

MIG Music [release date – 24.02.17] George Thorogood live is akin to a tornado hitting your town, fast, furious and guaranteed to lay waste to all before him. This package was recorded for posterity back when he and The Destroyers … Continue reading

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Album review: PAT TRAVERS – Live At Rockpalast – Cologne 1976

MIG Music [Release date – 24.02.17] This album package is one of a number of releases from MIG Records (Made In Germany in case you were wondering!) which feature old recordings from Rockpalast. They have recorded many gigs across Germany … Continue reading

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Album review: ASIA – Symfonia

ASIA - Symfonia

Frontiers [Release date 24.02.17] Normally you’d think “not another live Asia album” as there have been a fair few to date, however this one is tinged with sadness with the sad passing of John Wetton shortly before the release of … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROD STEWART – 02 Arena, London, 27 February 2017

ROD STEWART- 02 Arena, London, 27 February 2017

The death of so many stars in 2016 – from Bowie and Prince to Rick Parfitt and George Michael – makes it all the more imperative that we catch the greats of rock and pop while we still can. One … Continue reading

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EP review: ELASEA – Lesson Learnt (plus interview)

ELASEA - Lesson Learnt

ELASEA Lesson Learnt www.facebook.com/elaseauk [Release date 17.03.17] Second EP from Elasea and since their debut EP they have added keys/synths to their sound. This EP is produced by John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/Frost*/Arena), so you know the sound will be spot … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE HURRICANE – Same Sun Same Moon

Little Hurricanes - Same Sun Same Moon

Mascot [Release date 14.04.17] Little Hurricane feature Anthony ‘Tone’ Catalano on guitar and vocals and Celeste ‘CC’ Spina on drums. ‘Same Sun, Same Moon’ is a contemporary take on “dirty blues” (think The White Stripes meets The Black Keys),  but the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MIKE + THE MECHANICS – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 15 March 2017

MIKE + THE MECHANICS - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 15 March 2017

With only two tracks from the album featured in the set, the Word Of Mouth Tour 2017 billing – to celebrate that album’s 25th anniversary last year, turned out to be something of a misnomer. But, let’s be honest, the … Continue reading

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EP review: FRAGILE THINGS, THOSE WHO KNEW

Fragile Things - Broken Sun

FRAGILE THINGS Broken Sun www.fragilethingsoffical.com Release date [17.02.17] Hailing from Milton Keynes, this four piece band consist of Richie Hevanz (vocals), Mark Hanlon (guitars), Steve Lathwell (bass) and Hugo Bowman (drums). Vocalist Richie Hevanz you may recall from Heaven’s Basement, … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

The set list of tonight’s show spoke volumes about how Black Star Riders have developed over the last few years. The fact that it only contained one Thin Lizzy number shows that BSR have now thrown off the ‘band formally … Continue reading

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Quick plays: VEXINE, SIREN’S SKY, NARYAN, THE VIOLET HOUR, THIRD LOVE

VEXINE Little Sin

VEXINE Little Sin [Release date 30.04.16] Female fronted blues based rock bands are becoming increasingly ‘in vogue’, but Richmond, Virginia, based 4-piece Vexine have hooked a left at the crossroads and are taking the genre across country. A seasoned bunch … Continue reading

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Album review: EZIO – Daylight Moon

EZIO - Daylight Moon

Jazzhaus [Release date 18.11.16] From Cambridge, with eight studio albums, and four live albums to their name since 1990, Ezio have built up something of a cult following over their 26 year career (both in the UK and Europe), without … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE DARKER MY HORIZON – The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell, 11 March 2017

The Darker My Horizon

The Acoustic Couch is a new live music venue in Bracknell, which it has to be said isn’t the easiest to find tucked away under a car park in a back street. Still once inside it is a fair sized … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMMY HAGAR – This Is Sammy Hagar

SAMMY HAGAR – This Is Sammy Hagar

Mailboat/Membran [Release date 17.03.17] Subtitled ‘Volume One’, this collection collates Sammy Hagar’s solo output from 1999’s ‘Red Voodoo’ through to 2005’s ‘Livin’ It Up’. For fans/collectors there are two new songs plus an outtake mix of ‘Shag’. His band throughout … Continue reading

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