Tag Archives: The Amorettes

Gig review: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL- Nottingham Trent University Student Union, 20-22 October 2017

Loverboy -  ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL, 20-22 October 2017

Though this was the third year of Rockingham Festival , the natural successor to the much loved Firefest in its autumnal Nottingham position, it really felt as if the Festival came of age. Having settled on a format that works … Continue reading

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Album review: THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

[Release date 16.06.17] This is exactly what happens when testosterone bleeds across gender boundaries – three gal-rockers from Edinburgh, cunningly calling themselves The Amorettes – a cutesy name which suggests a motown-era backing group type deal….which they definitely ain’t !! … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTERSTORM FESTIVAL – Concert Hall, Troon, 25/26 November 2016

Troon

The town of Troon is better known for its championship links golf course rather than as a hub for all things rock, but one man with a vision, Iain McCaig, is set to change all that. Going by the old … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 June 2016

DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

My last visit to Donington was back in 1988 when – as ‘Monsters Of Rock’ – it also featured Megadeth and headlined by Iron Maiden. I never really embraced the three day event and with not enough bands of interest … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TREATMENT – Islington O2 Academy, London,13 May 2016

THE TREATMENT - Islington Academy, London,13 May 2016

David Randall caught up with The Treatment’s Mitchel Emms after the first night of the current tour.  In this exclusive feature Mitch describes his own musical development against the background of a difficult music industry and the rising force that … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOS FESTIVAL – Radcliffe Civic, Manchester, 17-19 July 2015

SOS FESTIVAL - Radcliffe Civic, Manchester, 17-19 July 2015

It’s that time of year when the Civic Hall, Radcliffe gets its roof well and truly raised as the hordes of rockers and metal-heads gather for the annual SOS festival. Organized by Rocksector Records it showcases not only their own … Continue reading

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News: SOS Festival, Radcliffe, near Manchester, 17-19 July 2015 (Metal and Rock)

Skarlett Riot

This preview of the SOS Festival was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 12 July as part of ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall (21:20) The 8th SOS Festival takes place 17-19 July at Radcliffe Civic … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

EUROPE - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

I am still not convinced that two- or three-way bills are the best way forward for some of our premier bands.  The last time I saw Europe was a three-way with FM and Foreigner and notwithstanding poor sound (for the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is awash with gigs of all shapes and sizes but one tour which has been hotly anticipated since it was announced is the co-headline tour with Black Star Riders and Europe.  Two dates were announced … Continue reading

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Gig review: PLANET ROCKSTOCK – Porthcawl, 7 December 2014 (Day 3: Magnum, The Answer)

Magnum - Planet Rockstock, Porthcawl, 7 December 2014

Jagermeister Second Stage Fireroad have the task of opening the Jagermeister stage on the Sunday, and having just come back from America where they played with Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Simpleman Cruise, getting this crowd going should be no problem. … Continue reading

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