Tag Archives: Toby Jepson

Album review: CITY OF THIEVES – Beast Reality

CITY OF THIEVES - Beast Reality

Frontiers [Release date 12.10.18] City Of Thieves (who evolved out of Four Wheel Drive), are one of Frontiers much touted ‘new breed’ of up and coming rock & metal bands. Fair play to Frontiers as they try and find the next set … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON – Barrowlands, Glasgow,18 October 2018

SAXON - Barrowlands, Glasgow,18 October 2018

Saxon, as Biff reminded us during tonight’s show, are rapidly approaching their 40th anniversary. With this in mind the band would be forgiven if they decided to slow down a bit and started taking things a bit easier. However, on tonight’s … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero: ROB TOWN

Rob Town of Stampede Press and Lightning In A Bottle, which was recently formed with former Little Angels and current Wayward Sons singer Toby Jepson, gives us some insight on working in the music business and his days in Panic … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Donington Park, 8-10 June 2018

It was 30 years ago that I attended Donington for the first time for a Monsters of Rock festival (as it then was) that was summed up by the contemporary Kerrang! headline ‘The Triumph and the Tragedy’. A record crowd … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, 30 September 2017

INGLORIOUS - Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, 30 September 2017

A rainy South Wales valley in autumn can be a bleak miserable place but today a special double bill rolled into town and brightened up the weekend, the first date of a national tour. The venue – Pontypridd Muni(cipal) Arts … Continue reading

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Gig review: UFO – Dorking Halls, 14 September 2017

 UFO - Dorking Halls, 14 September 2017

UFO’s long career has in recent times been taking them down the road less travelled. It’s nearly three years now since a Central London date, but after last year’s show in St Albans, capital based fans like me now made … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 29 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 29 July 2017

I awoke in the hotel with lovely Kent sunshine streaming through the window, however the forecast for later in the day was looking grim and I did pass Noah on his way to B&Q for nails and some MDF. No … Continue reading

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Gig review: TOSELAND – 100 Club, London, 8 October 2014

Toseland - 100 Club, London, 8 October 2014

You could construct a whole musical Room 101 of top class sportsmen who unwisely thought their talents would translate to the music business – from Hoddle and Waddle to Pat Cash and John McEnroe. However former World Superbikes champion James … Continue reading

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Gig review: HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL – Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent 4/5/6 July 2014

Hop Farm Festival, 4-6 July 2014

The Hop Farm Music Festival 2014 is a reconfigured broad based festival. While previous years included Neil Young, Dylan and The Eagles, the new promoters focused on striking a musical balance that pleased more than it alienated.  The result was … Continue reading

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Album review: TOSELAND – Renegade

Toseland - Renegade

52 Music (release date – out now) The opening track to this album could well sum up James Toseland’s career to date, a double Superbike world champion and now a blossoming music career, ‘Life Is Beautiful’ right enough. This album … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with THE ANSWER

 Singer Cormac Neeson gives the latest on the new Answer album ‘New Horizon’ ahead of their upcoming European tour dates… 1. What are you currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans etc.) – I’m just back from a promo trip to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ANSWER – New Horizon

Napalm Records www.theanswer.ie Amazingly this is the band’s fourth album and an important one as they have seemingly peaked fanbase wise here in the UK playing at mostly modest sized venues. They have had the helping hand of AC/DC’s management … Continue reading

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