Tag Archives: Solo

Album review: OVERLAND – Scandalous

OVERLAND - Scandalous

Escape Music [Release date 18.09.20] FM vocalist Steve Overland returns with a new album, aided by Tommy Denander, along with Brian Anthony (bass, piano, Hammond) and drummer Brian Tichy (Foreigner, Whitesnake, Dead Daisies et al). The album’s contrasting styles can … Continue reading

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Album review: ROACHFORD – Twice In A Lifetime

ROACHFORD - Twice In A Lifetime

BMG [Release date 11.09.20] Anyone who can stay the distance in the fickle UK music business deserves considerable recognition and with 32 years under his belt, Andrew Roachford MBE is due his flowers. Originally operating as a band, “Roachford” achieved … Continue reading

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Album review: JIM KIRKPATRICK – Ballad of a Prodigal Son

JIM KIRKPATRICK – Ballad of a Prodigal Son

Pete Feenstra chatted to Jim Kirkpatrick for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio playing tracks from the new album.  First broadcast 20 September 2020. US One Records [Release date 04.09.20] Whilst fellow FM member and vocalist Steve Overland channels his soul … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN NORUM – Total Control, Face The Truth, Another Destination (reissues)

JOHN NORUM - Total Control

Rock Candy Records Remasters [Release date 07.08.20] It’s always about timing, isn’t it? John Norum left Europe on the cusp of the band’s breakthrough in 1986. He was legally obliged to fulfil a 3 album contract with the label. These … Continue reading

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Album review: ALAN HULL – Alright On The Night (Live At Clifton Poly 1975)

ALAN HULL - Alright On The Night (Live At Clifton Poly 1975)

Singsong Music [Release date 18.05.20] This digital reissue from Singsong Music features an Alan Hull solo concert, originally recorded for Radio Trent at Nottingham’s Clifton Poly on 17th November 1975. It has been mastered from the original tapes and sounds … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

CHEDX [Release date 14.08.20] Jack Bessant is a solo singer-songwriter and the bassist in platinum selling rock band Reef. For Jack this album is something of a catharsis, confronting an intensely personal subject that has been buried deep. “I had … Continue reading

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Album review: RAMOS – My Many Sides

RAMOS – My Many Sides

Frontiers [Release date 07.08.20] If you’re expecting the polished melodic rock sound of Hugo, Journey or The Storm, then look away now. The clue is in the title. There’s not many sides of Josh Ramos on display here, and the … Continue reading

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Album review: TOBY JEPSON & THE TRUTH – Ignorance Is Bliss

TOBY JEPSON & THE TRUTH – Ignorance is Bliss

Website [Release date 13.07.20] Toby Jepson is a national treasure and one of the finest musicians, songwriters and producers in the country. From his time fronting Little Angels, his successful solo career, stints with Fastway, Gun and Dio Disciples through … Continue reading

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Album review: NICK D’VIRGILIO – Invisible

NDV - Invisible

English Electric Recordings [Release date 22.05.20] NDV is Nick D’Virgilio, the current drummer in Big Big Train, having also played in Spock’s Beard, Genesis and been musical director for Cirque de Soliel. This is the second solo album from Nick D’Virgilio … Continue reading

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Single review: JAMES REYNE – Toon Town Lullaby

JAMES REYNE – Toon Town Lullaby

Bloodline Records [Release date 08.06.20] First single from his forthcoming “Toon Town Lullaby” album (his 12th, due out 12 July). ‘Toon Town Lullaby’ confirms that Reyne has reached the ‘mature balladeer’ stage in his long career. The distinctive, powerful voice … Continue reading

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Gig review: TOBY JEPSON – Online, Thursday April 23 2020

Toby Jepson

In these strange and unsettling times one part of the music we love that has been hit hard is that of live music. Currently venues are closed and artists are off the road, many tours and gigs have been postponed … Continue reading

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Album review: RAY ALDER – What the Water Want

RAY ALDER – What the Water Want

Inside Out [Release date 18.10.19] It takes a lot of guts to step out from the safety an established band but Fates Warning frontman Ray Alder has produced an album of extraordinary depth and passion in this, his debut solo … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL CAMPBELL – Old Lions Still Roar

PHIL CAMPBELL - Old Lions Still Roar

Nuclear Blast [Release date 25.10.19] Since the end of Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee has found a home with the Scorpions and guitarist Phil Campbell has been forging ahead with his band the Bastard Sons. Now Campbell has decided to release … Continue reading

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Book review: Where’s My Guitar? by BERNIE MARSDEN

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4th Estate [Publication date 28.11.19] Previously self-published by Bernie as a limited release via a Pledge campaign in early 2017 under the title ‘Where’s My Guitar?: On the Tour Bus with the Snakeman’, the book now gets a full publication … Continue reading

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Gig review: DANNY VAUGHN – Eleven, Stoke, 29 August 2019

Eleven has been going a couple of years now and although it is a converted warehouse, it has that rock club/gig venue vibe that suggests it has been here a lot longer. Excellent sound on the night too, plus a … Continue reading

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Album review: JONES – Carver’s Law

JONES - Carver

Bandcamp [Release date 12.07.19] Jones is Trevor Jones, principle songwriter with the critically acclaimed duo Miracle Mile, the other half of this duo being arranger and musical partner Marcus Cliffe. Jones has released four solo albums to date, with ‘Carver’s … Continue reading

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Album review: DANNY VAUGHN – Myths, Legends & Lies

DANNY VAUGHN - Myths, Legends & Lies

Self-release [Release date 14.06.19] It has been eleven years since Danny Vaughn’s last solo outing, although this one was delayed by issues caused by Pledge Music going into administration. Luckily Danny Vaughn has a loyal fan following meaning this album … Continue reading

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Album review: TIM STAFFELL – aMIGO

TIM STAFFELL - aMIGO

Moscodisc  [Release date 12.07.19] Tim Staffell’s 2006 solo album ‘aMIGO’ gets a timely re-issue, given the ongoing success of the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film, plus Tim Staffell released his latest solo album ‘Two Late’ last year (the title a nod to … Continue reading

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Album review: STING – My Songs

STING - My Songs

A&M Island [Release date 24.05.19] Longevity can be both a blessing and a curse. Music industry economics are such that a tour is more successful with an album behind it and if that album isn’t of new material, a compilation … Continue reading

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Album review: MATT PEARCE AND THE MUTINY – Gotta Get Home

MATT PEARCE AND THE MUTINY – Gotta Get Home

Pete Feenstra chatted to Matt Pearce for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in September 2018.  This hour special features tracks from ‘Gotta Get Home’ Mutinear Records [Release date 03.05.19] Voodoo Six axeman, Matt Pearce releases his first solo project with … Continue reading

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