Tag Archives: Steve Hogarth

Gig review: MARILLION – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 4 November 2019

MARILLION - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 4 November 2019

Rightly acknowledged as one of the bands at the forefront of crowdfunding, I’m beginning to think Marillion should also be given credit as pioneers in recycling. Because whilst I’ve been a fan since Fish jumped ship 30 years ago, I … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Live In Glasgow/Brave Live (reissues)

MARILLION - Live In Glasgow

earMUSIC [Release date 01.03.19] Almost 25 years separates the final two releases in this series of ten limited and numbered Marillion live albums. Recorded in 1989, Live In Glasgow captures the band at the very beginning of the Steve Hogarth … Continue reading

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Gig review: TREVOR HORN – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 31 July 2019

TREVOR HORN BAND - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 31 July 2019

It may be somewhat exaggerated to say that Trevor Horn single-handedly created the soundtrack to the eighties.  What is certain – as this concert demonstrated – he was associated with key artists and albums from that decade. This gig was … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – All One Tonight – Live at the Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD/Bluray)

Album review: MARILLION - All One Tonight - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Racket Records [Release date: 06.04.18] The 64th release (count ‘em) on Marillion’s own Racket Records label is a live recording of their Royal Albert Hall gig last October. Despite the prolific rate at which they produce concert material, the band … Continue reading

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Album review: GLEB KOLYADIN – s/t

Gleb Kolyadin

KScope [Release date 23.02.18] Gleb Kolyadin is one half of the highy-rated (and award-winning) Russian progsters iamthemorning.  This, his first solo album, reveals his inspirations no more so than on the breezy opener ‘Insight’, ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Echo Sigh Strand’.  These … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Holidays In Eden Live/Size Matters (reissues)

MARILLION - Holidays In Eden Live/Size Matters (reissues)

earMUSIC [Release date 19.01.18] Curious ‘mainstream’ releases for these two double CD sets, that fans will know were originally released on the band’s own Racket Records label (in fact, Size Matters is still currently available, albeit with a different sleeve), … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

MARILLION - Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

Ok, so I did say the new album would be a grower when reviewing it last August! Don’t lynch me, it’s just that I do like the more straight-ahead romantic side of Marillion which is a little obscured on the … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Marbles In The Park

MARILLION - Marbles In The Park

earMUSIC [Release date 20.01.17] 2-CD/DVD/Bluray Available on 2xCD, DVD, and Blu Ray formats, Marbles In The Park – the centrepiece of the 2015 Marillion weekend convention at Center Parcs, Port Zelande, in The Netherlands – is a curious release. Not … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 28 November 2016

Marillion - Manchester Academy, 28 November 2016

Promoting their latest opus F E A R, this Marillion gig came sadly just too late to receive my ‘gig of the year’ nomination in the GRTR! Best of 2016 reviewers’ poll. Marillion are in the somewhat unique position amongst … Continue reading

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Album review: HOW WE LIVE – Dry Land (Steve Hogarth)

HOW WE LIVE - Dry Land (Steve Hogarth)

David Randall chatted to Steve Hogarth about his career in July 2014.  In this hour special, tracks include How We Live and Marillion, plus Steve’s solo work. Esoteric [Release date 26.08.16] ‘How We Live’ is an important part of the … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – FEAR

The Best of 2016

This hour special was broadcast in the first hour of David Randall’s weekly show ‘Assume The Position’ on Sunday 18 September at 22:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information earMUSIC [Release date 23.09.16] Is it really nearly … Continue reading

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Album Review: LONELY ROBOT – Please Come Home

LONELY ROBOT - Please Come Home

Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 23.02.15] Lonely Robot is the new project from producer, guitarist and vocalist John Mitchell (Kino/It Bites/Frost*/Arena). He is backed by a rhythm section of Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett/Kajagoogoo) on bass and Craig Blundell on drums, with … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 11 December 2014

MARILLION – The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 11 December 2014

I do love December – my birthday is in it, for a start, and those of some of my closest friends, there is Christmas and then there is that annual fixture of enjoying Marillion in their natural element – on … Continue reading

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Book review: STEVE HOGARTH – The Invisible Man – Diaries 1998-2014 (Volume 2)

Steve Hogarth - The Invisible Man - Diaries 1998-2014

The Songwriters – Steve Hogarth (Marillion) – Interview and Feature (8 July 2014) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Miwk Publishing [Publication Date 09.11.14] www.miwk.com Part two of Steve Hogarth’s diaries takes up the story in 1998 and … Continue reading

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News: CHANTEL McGREGOR, STEVE HOGARTH and JOHN ILLSLEY radio features on Sunday 5 October

Chantel McGregor - Cambridge Rock Festival

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Special features on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio On Sunday 5 October, in The Pete Feenstra Feature, CHANTEL McGREGOR chats to Pete about her forthcoming album and about her career to date. (19:00 GMT) Chantel released her … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – October 2014 Highlights

Steve Hackett

October 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Photo: Simon Dunkerley Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Signposting upcoming and established blues/rock artists … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – August 2014 highlights

Pete Feenstra and Coco Montoya

August 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Photo: Mark Hughes/MHP Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Pete signposts upcoming and established artists … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HOGARTH of MARILLION chats about his recently published diaries

Steve Hogarth of Marillion

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday  13 July, 22:00 GMT Sunday 3 August, 16:00 GMT repeat Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth has recently published the first volume of his diaries, covering the years 1991-1997.  This was a fascinating period in Steve’s … Continue reading

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Book review: STEVE HOGARTH – The Invisible Man – Diaries 1991-1997

Steve Hogarth - The Invisible Man - Diaries 1991-1997

Steve Hogarth chats about the Diaries. (13:36)  The full version of this interview featured in ‘Assume The Position’, Sunday 13 July at 22:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The full feature is now available on the Volume 2 … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – A Sunday Night Above The Rain

Marillion - A Sunday Night Above The Rain

earMUSIC [Release date 30.06.14] Available in 2-CD, 2 DVD and Bluray formats, A Sunday Night Above The Rain finds our intrepid heroes at a love fest.  That is, at one of the band’s bi-annual Marillion Weekends.  On this occasion, during … Continue reading

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