Tag Archives: The Poodles

Gig review: HAIR METAL HEAVEN – Welly Club and City Hall, Hull, 25-27 August 2017

Sebastian Bach - HAIR METAL HEAVEN - Hull, 25-27 August 2017

If eyebrows were raised at Hull’s designation as European City of Culture 2017, the news that a major rock festival in Hair Metal Heaven was taking place there was an even more unexpected story. The Humberside port city may have … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL – Nottingham Trent University Students Union, 21-23 October 2016

ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL, Nottingham, 21-23 October 2016

Last year, a new festival, Rockingham, took on the unenviable mantle of filling the void left by Firefest, which for a decade had delighted melodic rock fans by bringing a series of cult melodic rock acts, many reforming after years … Continue reading

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Gig review: HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, 13 March 2015 (Day 1)

Dare - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, 13 March 2015

After an early start and a four and a half hour drive, I arrived at Hard Rock Hell  and was immediately struck by how well organised the event was.  The site was immaculate and the staff were friendly and helpful. … Continue reading

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News: THE POODLES, CROPREDY, WATCHET FESTIVAL – Tuesday 27 January 2015

Fairport Convention, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

The Poodles release their new album, ‘Devil In The Details’, in Japan in late March. No other release dates as yet. A new Starbreaker (Tony Harnell & Magnus Karlsson) album is due next year on Frontiers. More information Listen in … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREFEST – Nottingham Rock City, 24-26 October 2014 (Day 1)

Pretty Maids - Firefest, Nottingham Rock City, 25 October 2014

GRTR!’s resident Melodic Rock/AOR expert Andy Nathan has been covering Firefest for us right from the start.  Andy’s informed report and Simon Dunkerley’s inspired photos celebrate ‘The Final Fling’ as the festival bows out in style… The announcement last year … Continue reading

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Album review: MISS BEHAVIOUR – Double Agent

Miss Behaviour - Double Agent

AOR Heaven [Released 01.09.14] Miss Behaviour have been going since 2004 and their last album, ‘Last Woman Standing’ won rave reviews. They were well in to writing this new album when a tragic accident saw the untimely passing of their … Continue reading

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Album review: LOVE UNDER COVER – Into The Night

Escape Music www.escape-music.com The second album from this band follows on quickly from their highly rated debut ‘Set The Night On Fire’. The band features amongst it’s talented line-up vocalist Mikael Erlandsson (Last Autumn’s Dream/Salute)  and multi-instrumentalist Mikael Carlsson, with … Continue reading

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Album review: THE POODLES – Tour De Force

Frontiers www.frontiers.it With fifth album “Tour De Force” The Poodles have come up with another quality slab of polished, melodic Euro rock. From the album’s ultimate highlight “Kings &Fools” to bonus track “En För Alla För En” (an almost Eurovision … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIO, AVANTASIA, DAVID BOWIE, BRYAN FERRY, TASTE, THE POODLES, STRYPER

DIO - Dream Evil

Nick van der Meulen gives us a round-up of some key new releases… DIO – Dream Evil Deluxe Edition (Universal) Originally released in 1987, this was my real introduction to Dio.  It was harsh, yet romantic and I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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JAKOB SAMUEL – PastPresent

 Sony Entertainment Sweden Jakob Samuel burst onto the international rock scene with The Poodles fifteen years ago and the band hasn’t looked back.  The Swede has recorded his first solo album, “PastPresent”, a curveball from the Scandi rock norm… The … Continue reading

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Tainted Nation news

UK’s modern hard rock band “TAINTED NATION“ have sign a worldwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK N GROWL MANAGEMENT. TAINTED NATION are: Pete Newdeck – Vocals (Eden’s Curse, Grim Reaper, Killers, Steve Grimmett), Pontus Egberg – Bass (The Poodles, Lions … Continue reading

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