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Gig review: SQUEEZE – Royal Albert Hall, London, 6 November 2017

Squeeze - BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

Nearly 40 years after emerging as one of the best bands from that burst of creativity known at the time as the New Wave,  Squeeze are not content with the easy option coasting on the Rewind-style nostalgia circuit. Instead the … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON BAND – Royal Albert Hall, London, 26 September 2017

WILKO JOHNSON BAND – Royal Albert Hall, London, 26 September 2017

The Royal Albert Hall, with its storied boxes, swivel chairs and cavernous auditorium wouldn’t be the most obvious choice for a Wilko Johnson gig. Then again, this is no ordinary gig. Wilko is celebrating his 70th birthday, coinciding with the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BOOTLEG BEATLES – Royal Albert Hall, 1 June 2017

BOOTLEG BEATLES - Royal Albert Hall, 1 June 2017

The Bootleg Beatles were performing tonight with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums of all time, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The sold out Royal Albert Hall providing … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Albert Hall, London, 20 April 2017

 JOE BONAMASSA - Royal Albert Hall, London, 20 April 2017

The hardest working blues rocker in the business was returning to the iconic RAH for the first time since 2014, in support of last year’s ‘Blues of Desperation’ album. He had elected for a very basic stage set up. One … Continue reading

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Gig review: SQUEEZE – Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 October 2015

Squeeze - London, 12 December 2012

The Royal Albert Hall always makes any gig feel that little bit extra special with its grand exterior and interior. First up was a young four piece Millions. They were okay, typical indie rock fare and like newer bands they … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEAD BELLY FEST – Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Lead Belly Fest, Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Photo: John Bull Rockrpix www.rockrpix.com As George Harrison once said: “No Lead Belly, no Lonnie Donegan. Therefore no Lead Belly, no Beatles.”  Van Morrison later generalized the point when he said: “Lead Belly was not an influence, he was the influence.  If it … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN PAICE’S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM 2012

IAN PAICE

earMUSIC [Released 09.03.15] (CD/DVD) The Sunflower Jam was started back in 2006 by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and sister-in-law to the late Jon Lord, as a charity event to raise funds for holistic and non-toxic … Continue reading

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News: PAUL RODGERS – Royal Sessions live at the Royal Albert Hall, 3 November 2014

PAUL RODGERS BRINGS “THE ROYAL SESSIONS LIVE” TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL on 3rd NOVEMBER 2014 Growing up listening to such artists as Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding would have a profound effect on PAUL RODGERS.  From his … Continue reading

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Album review: SUEDE – Royal Albert Hall, 24 March 2010

Edsel Records [12.05.14] CD/DVD This is a rather special live recording on two counts, first it was one of the annual gigs at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust and secondly Suede were asked to reform especially … Continue reading

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Gig review: BELLOWHEAD – Royal Albert Hall, London, 20 April 2014

Amazing to think Bellowhead have been going for ten years now as they chose the regal surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate their tenth birthday and bless them they invited all of their fans along. It was a … Continue reading

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Gig Review: CHRIS REA – Bluesfest, Royal Albert Hall, 31 October 2013

For my money, Chris Rea is a legend. So this won’t be the most objective review I’ve ever penned. I was a fan of his sometimes off-beat pop/soft rock gems of the ‘80’s like ‘Stainsby Girls’, ‘On The Beach’ and … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Albert Hall, London, 30 March 2013

Having spent the best part of a year planning this four-gig, four-set and four-band career retrospective, Joe Bonamassa was entitled to look a little weary after completing his London residency, performed to a grand total of 14,000 people. Given tonight’s … Continue reading

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B.B. KING – LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2011

Release date: 30TH APRIL 2012 (CD/DVD/BluRay) UMC On 28 June 2011, the “King of the Blues” B.B. King played to an adoring sold-out crowd at London’s spectacular Royal Albert Hall. It was another unforgettable night in the career of one … Continue reading

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