Tag Archives: Rory Gallagher

Album review: VANJA SKY – Bad Penny

VANJA SKY – Bad Penny

Ruf Records [Release date 23.02.18] ‘Bad Penny’ is a 12 track rock-blues album on which the young Croatian guitarist Vanja Sky impressively crafts her own style. She’s a song driven artist with a locker full of licks who moulds the … Continue reading

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Book review: THE MEANEY OF LIFE – Sean Meaney

Sean Meaney - The Meaney Of Life

Cunas Music & Publishing – 329 pages paperback [Publication date: 28.07.2017] ‘The Meaney of Life’ is an autobiographical journey though the life and times of a proud Irishman Sean Meaney. He’s a passionate music fan who rises above what the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SHARPEEZ – Live At The Tuesday Night Music Club

The Sharpeez - Live

Self release [Release date 24.03.17] There’s something reassuring about The Sharpeez brand of retro rhythm & blues that steadfastly refuses to be cowered the industry re-branding of the term r&b. From the band’s high energy, rhythm guitar driven approach, the … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL KATON – Ror’ Outta Hell

MICHAEL KATON – Ror

Michael Katon chatted to Pete Feenstra about the album ‘Ror’ Outta Hell’ for “The Pete Feenstra Feature”, first broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 26 February More information Sunhair Music [Release date 06.02.17] ‘Ror’ Outta Hell’  is Michael … Continue reading

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Album review: AARON KEYLOCK – Cut Against The Grain

Aaron Keylock - Cut Against The Grain

Provogue [Release date 20.01.17] This is a good time to be Aaron Keylock. He’s an impossibly young veteran of the rock/blues genre, who has graduated through the ranks old school style, while dipping into blues, indie and rock along the … Continue reading

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Gig review: 2016 ROADSTARS – 02 ACADEMY, Islington, London, 7 December 2016

Federal Charm – 02 ACADEMY, Islington, London, 7 December 2016

The 2016 Roadstars triumvirate is a triumph of musical hunger and passion over cultural and musical diversity. Mancunian powerhouse Federal Charm have a punk like fervour that taps into classic rock sensibilities with an occasional bluesy undertow. Aaron Keylock is … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – I Can Destroy

PAUL GILBERT – I Can Destroy

In the Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 8 May 2016 at 20:00 GMT, Pete chatted to Paul Gilbert, with tracks from the album ‘I Can Destroy’. More information earMUSIC [Release date 27.05.15] Paul Gilbert is … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAAL – Chapter 1V

Graal - Chapter IV

Code 7 – Jolly Roger [Release date 25.05.15] It ten years since the Italian prog rock band Graal’s debuted with ‘Realm Of Fantasy’ and ‘Chapter 1v’ finds them honing their craft in a genre hopping mode while revelling in instrumental virtuosity. … Continue reading

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Album review: ROB TOGNONI – Birra For Lirra

ROB TOGNONI – Birra For Lirra

Blues Boulevard [Release date 27.11.15] Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni’s website suggests that his three elemental musical concepts are power, passion and presence.  And while ‘Birra for Lirra’ undoubtedly embodies all three alongside his consistently good guitar playing, his material lacks … Continue reading

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DVD review: TASTE – What’s Going On – Live At The Isle Of Wight

TASTE - What

In this exclusive interview edit (17:49) Rory Gallagher’s brother and custodian of his legacy, Donal, tells David Randall about Taste’s tour with Eric Clapton/Blind Faith in the USA in 1969 and Rory’s growing frustration with tour/label management.  Donal also talks … Continue reading

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Album review: GREG LAKE – London ’81

GREG LAKE - London

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.08.15] Now here’s an interesting find from the back pages of Greg Lake’s illustrious career.  Recorded in 1981 with Gary Moore on guitar it is more than just a curios.  Two years after ELP split, … Continue reading

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Gig review: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE, LA BASTARD, GRYS GRYS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 5 Aug 2015

Henry

There’s nothing quite like standing in the middle of a big French festival crowd while Welsh duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe light the fuse with an incendiary show that transforms a sense of anticipation into the second coming. Sandwiched between the … Continue reading

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News: SPOCK’S BEARD, QUEENSRYCHE, RORY GALLAGHER – Thursday 2 July 2015

Rory Gallagher

Queensryche will release their new album in October. AC/DC have added their music to streaming music services including Spotify and Apple. Spock’s Beard release their new album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ on Aug 21st on Inside Out. Sony have won a … Continue reading

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Gig review: BAND OF FRIENDS feat. Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher) – Robin 2, Wolverhampton, 24 April 2015

BAND OF FRIENDS - Robin 2, Wolverhampton, 24 April 2015

This is an edit from an interview in November 2014 when Gerry McAvoy chatted to David Randall and chose some of his favourite tracks for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:51) More information For 20 years Gerry McAvoy rode shotgun … Continue reading

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News: BAND OF FRIENDS featuring Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher) hit the road 15 April – 2 May 2015

Band of Friends - The Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

This is an edit from an interview in November 2014 when Gerry McAvoy chose some of his favourite tracks for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:51) More information Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Band Of Friends, the band featuring long-time Rory Gallagher … Continue reading

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Gig review: PAT MCMANUS BAND – The Rock Den, Hatfield, 28 March 2015

It takes a brave man to promote live gigs in the current climate with so many other demands on people’s time, and particularly so within commuting distance of the bright lights of London and its established scene. So hats off … Continue reading

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DVD review: PAUL RODGERS, RORY GALLAGHER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (Special Editions)

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow, Live At Montreux 1994, Live At Wembley

Eagle Rock [Release date 13.10.14] This series of special editions from Eagle Rock bring together a bundle of three DVDs by an artist and at a special price.  A great way of catching up if you missed them first time … Continue reading

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Album review : A.C.MYLES – Reconsider Me

A.C. Myles - Reconsider Me

Daf [Release date 31.05.14] ‘Reconsider Me’ is a gloriously retro, soulful and at times funky, rock-blues crossover album with 7 carefully chosen covers and 4 originals, all glued together by A.C.’s vocal tour-de-force which gives him his signature sound. ‘Reconsider … Continue reading

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News: Interviews on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 9 November – GERRY McAVOY (Rory Gallagher) and CARL DIXON (Coney Hatch)

Gerry McAvoy, photo by Noel Buckley

Photo: Noel Buckley Gerry McAvoy picks his favourite tracks Long-serving Rory Gallagher bass player Gerry McAvoy chooses the music in the ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ sequence on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 9 November at 17:00 GMT. … Continue reading

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Album review: RORY GALLAGHER – Irish Tour ’74 (Box set)

RORY GALLAGHER - Irish Tour

Gerry McAvoy – Rory Gallagher’s long-serving bass player – chats about the Irish Tour ’74, Rory in the studio, and the impact on his own musicality (9:34) This is an outtake from a forthcoming hour special on Get Ready to … Continue reading

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