Tag Archives: Toseland

Gig review: SKID ROW/NIGHT RANGER – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 12 March 2018

SKID ROW - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 12 March 2018

Co-headline tours make business sense,  especially when the bands concerned have flown over from the USA: in Skid Row’s case this double header was part of an extensive UK tour, with Night Ranger’s  briefer stop over focused around a headline … 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: WINTER’S END FESTIVAL – Poole, 24-26 February 2017

WINTER

With the resounding success of sister event Rockstock, Planet Rock seized on the idea to stage another event this time in the south of England in Poole, a somewhat neglected area for touring rock bands.   I think it is safe … 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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News: WINTERSTORM – Troon rocks in November with FM, Ricky Warwick, Last In Line and more

Winterstorm - Troon, Scotland, November 2016

On Sunday 21 August, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Winterstorm event playing tracks by some of the artists appearing including Tygers of Pan Tang and FM.  (20:09) Troon’s only real rock … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 24 July 2016 (Day 2)

The Darkness - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 24 July 2016

After the success of the previous day and coupled with great weather, arriving on site on the Sunday morning to damp and drizzly conditions soon brought us back down to earth with a bump. Sunday’s line up for myself was … Continue reading

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Gig review: TOSELAND, Borderline, London – 22 March 2016

Toseland -  Borderline, London, 22 March 2016

With the release of a second album ‘Cradle The Rage’, former motorcycle world champion James Toseland has surely laid to rest any suggestions his musical career might be a gimmick, certainly on the evidence of what seemed  to be a … Continue reading

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Album review: TOSELAND – Cradle The Rage

TOSELAND - Cradle The Rage

52 Music [Release date 11.03.16] Second album from the band Toseland, the band fronted by James Toseland, who switched bikes for the stage and music. The band’s debut album, Renegade’ gained favourable reviews including our own David Wilson who gave … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 25 July 2015

Scorpions - Ramblin

Photo: Paul Rodgers Another summer and yet another new festival joins the ranks of the many. This one however had the classic rock fraternity foaming at the mouth with a line up which comprised some of the biggest names in … 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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News: Europe frontman JOEY TEMPEST interview and STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL preview

Europe - Steelhouse Festival, 19-20 July 2014

Highlights of our Steelhouse Festival promo including Joey Tempest of Europe interview, first broadcast on 6 July 2014  (29:21).  The full version can be heard on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Monday 7 July and Friday 11 July, 22:00 GMT. … 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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Gig review: TOSELAND/Chrome Molly, Islington Academy 2, 11 December 2013

Rock and speed (on wheels, that is) are natural bedfellows, from heavy metal’s long association with motorbikes to the guitar dabblings of Formula 1 figures like Damon Hill and Eddie Jordan.  To be a success in both fields is as … Continue reading

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