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Album review: ROY BUCHANAN – My Babe

ROY BUCHANAN - My Babe

Angel Air Records [Release date 17.08.18] It wasn’t until the mid-1980s – and a series of albums for the Alligator label – that Roy Buchanan really found his calling on album: fiery, blues rock.  Back in the 1970s when he … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – Caerphilly Castle, Wales, 14 July 2018

THUNDER - Caerphilly Castle, Wales, 14 July 2018

When someone mentions Thunder in Wales it is more often than not followed by a downpour, it is Wales after all.  However in the current hot weather boom there was no sign of the wet stuff, and thankfully this Thunder … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MOB RULES, MIKE VASS

MOB RULES Beast Reborn SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 24.08.18] Mob Rules have been around for awhile now and although never reaching the heights of popularity of some fellow power metal bands, they have built a large and loyal following. Their latest album … Continue reading

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Album review: ALASCA – Plea For Peace

ALASCA - Plea For Peace

ALASCA Plea For Peace Good Deeds Music [Release date 03.08.18] Endorsed by both Bob Harris and Jan Akkerman, AlascA have to be something special, right? Well, the indie folk three piece – Frank Bond (songwriter, guitar, bass and vocals), Ferdinand … Continue reading

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Gig review: CORNBURY FESTIVAL – The Great Tew Estate, Oxfordhire, 14 July, 2018

CORNBURY FESTIVAL - July, 2018

After 14 years and appearances by some of the world’s biggest names in music the Cornbury Music Festival held its ‘last ever’ showcase of music and performances in July last year. However, barely three months after many fans asked for it … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE RED GOES BLACK, FISCHER’S FLICKER

THE RED GOES BLACK Fire

THE RED GOES BLACK Fire Hold On Music [Release date 27.04.18] The fact this is proclaimed as a ‘nouvel’ album, and that the accompanying Press Release is in French, is a pretty good indication that The Red Goes Black are … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Cut And Run

CBO - Cut And Run

CBO Music UK [Release date: 13.05.18] It’s rare you come across a top class big band blues outfit with real pedigree when the front man is relatively speaking unknown, Stoke On Trent’s bass playing, vocalist Chris Bevington didn’t front a … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KATE GEE BAND – Legacy

Kate Gee Band - Legacy

Tigga Records [Release date: 01.11.17] ‘Legacy’ has a profound meaning for vocalist Kate Gee and her band who saw their original producer Mike Dolan die half way through a project that took 5 years. And while Kate Gee’s ethereal phrasing … Continue reading

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News: CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL – First Aid Kit and Patti Smith headline (2-5 August 2018)

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 27-30 July 2017

On Sunday 15 July, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Folk Festival playing several tracks from some of the artists appearing at this year’s event (14:11) One of the longest established folk … Continue reading

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Album review: GLAS – Blue

Glas - Blue

The Last Music company [Release date 30.03.18] South Wales band Glas describe themselves as a: “blues rock n’ roll roots band”, which is a handy ‘catch all’ banner with which they explore their naturally eclectic style. Glas is that rare … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough

Nuclear Blast [Release date 29.06.18] The Night Flight Orchestra return with their new album following hot on the heels of last year’s AOR-tastic ’Amber Galactic’. Any doubts that they maybe running low on catchy songs is soon dispelled by the immense … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CHINAWHITE, CALM FOR THE RESTLESS, DAMIEN O’KANE & RON BLOCK

CHINAWHITE Different

CHINAWHITE Different Rockcompany [Release date 14.06.18] Chinawhite have been around for a while and feature in their ranks Peter Cox of Forest Field, Phil Vincent on vocals and Praying Mantis drummer Hans in’t Zandt. Overall it is a mix of prog … Continue reading

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Album review: THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE – The Shape Of Blues To Come

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE -  The Shape Of Blues To Come

Provogue [Release date 20.07.18] ‘The Shape Of Blues To Come’ is a conceptual titled album that pushes the blues envelope into unexpected directions The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a head-on collision between metal (Shannon larkin and Tony Rombola from Godsmack)and … Continue reading

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Album review: ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

Facebook Guitarist Zal Cleminson found fame in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) during the 70s, where his guitar playing and mime-makeup blew many a mind. Many other projects along the way, including a reformed SAHB (with vocalist Max Maxwell), … Continue reading

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Album review: TWELFTH NIGHT – Fact And Fiction

TWELFTH NIGHT - Fact And Fiction

F2 Music/Festival [Release date 11.06.18] Twelfth Night were one of the bands to emerge in the early to mid-80′s boom in prog rock that was spearheaded by Fish-era Marillion. ‘Fact And Fiction’ was originally released back in 1982, Twelfth Night’s first proper … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BUTCHER AXIS – Stare At The Sun

JON BUTCHER AXIS - Stare At The Sun

Escape Music [Release date 25.05.18] The second Jon Butcher Axis album, originally released in 1984, gets a first time release on CD by Escape Music, following on from the self-titled album released earlier this year. Joining Jon Butcher on the album … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ALARM – Equals

THE ALARM - Equals

The Twenty First Century Recording Company [Release date 29.06.18] The Alarm return with their first new album since 2010′s ‘Direct Action’, although there was an album entitled ‘Blood Red’ which came out last year and features a few songs on … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL – Day 1 – O2, London, 16 June 2018

The Scorpions - STONE FREE FESTIVAL, O2, London, 16 June 2018

Photo: Andy Nathan The Stone Free festival once again took over the O2 in London for a weekend of metal, prog and some of the best live whistling ever heard! Andy Nathan and Dave Atkinson were there to capture all … Continue reading

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Quick plays – LUCERO, ORIONS BELTE, FRED MIKA, JOHN BUTLER

LUCERO Among the Ghosts

LUCERO Among the Ghosts Thirty Tigers [Release date 03.08.18] Alt rock/country outfit Lucero have been going for twenty years and Among The Ghosts is their ninth studio album, co-produced by Matt Ross-Spang, who has produced the Drive-By Truckers amongst others. … Continue reading

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Album review: TNT – XIII

Frontiers [Release date 08.06.18] With vocalist Tony Harnell leaving TNT again last year, TNT’s latest album ‘XIII’ sees a new vocalist join the band, Baol Bardot Bulsara. Bassist Ove Husemoen is a relative newcomer as well having joined the band in … Continue reading

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