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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 3)

Chantel McGregor - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 3)

Day 3 – Sunday As the final day started we wouldn’t have been surprised to see Bobby Kimball sliding out of the curtains reminiscing about his appearance on Toto IV but … instead Chantel McGregor got the juices flowing with … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 2)

John Verity - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 2)

Day 2 – Saturday John Verity opened up shop on a damp Saturday with a thoughtful blues rock set, not overplaying his own solo material (new album: Blue To My Soul) and treating us to some familiar standards including ‘Cocaine’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 1)

FM - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26 January 2018 (Day 1)

News during the week that Wetherspoons had taken steak off their menu may not have been of great interest until we learn that Butlins also get their meat from the same source that is currently “under investigation”.  The loss of … Continue reading

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News: First big UK rock festivals of 2017 – GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES and GIANTS OF ROCK (January 2017)

STEVE HARLEY - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 8 January, David Randall previewed the Butlins Big Weekends: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and Giants Of Rock Two major rock events get 2017 underway in … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

MICHAEL SCHENKER - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

For the past two years Butlins’ Giants Of Rock and has lived up to that name with ease and has been host to some of the finest rock bands around and this, the third year, it seems to have hit … Continue reading

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News: RODNEY MATTHEWS exhibition runs until 24 February – Wells, Somerset

Rodney Matthews

GRTR! photographer Simon Dunkerley recently attended the private viewing of ‘IONAWR’, the new exhibition featuring the work of fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Before the times of digital download and live music streaming the thrill of a new album release meant … Continue reading

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News: GIANTS OF ROCK – Minehead, UK, 6-8 February 2015

Giants Of Rock - Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Following the outstanding response from both guests and artists alike, GIANTS OF ROCK now sits proudly alongside The Great British Folk, Great British Alternative and Great British Rock & Blues Festivals – part of Butlins’ massively-successful and growing reputation for … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOLTAR SPEAKS – Save As I Save

Zoltar Speaks - Save As I Save

Self-release ( Release date 14.04.14) This is the debut album from Somerset based Zoltar Speaks who are named after the fortune telling machine encountered by Tom Hanks in the 80’s film ‘Big’. Featuring the vocals of Louise Body, the band … Continue reading

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