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Quick plays: MARTIN SIMPSON, RIVERDOGS, HIRSH GARDNER

MARTIN SIMPSON Trails & Tribulations Topic Records [Release date 01.09.17] Trails & Tribulations’ is Martin Simpson’s twentieth album in a career spanning over 40 years. As he says the album “is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR –Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

The Ramblin’ Man Fair is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. It is situated in Mote Park right in the centre of Maidstone in Kent, it is a bit bizarre passing a children’s playpark … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – The Sessions

JOE LYNN TURNER - The Sessions

This is the first part of the three-part Joe Lynn Turner special broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in March 2016.  (Part 2 is also available at Mixcloud with a link to Part 3) Joe Lynn Turner is a … 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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Album review: LAST IN LINE – Heavy Crown

LAST IN LINE - Heavy Crown

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 19.02.16] How poignant that, as I write this review, it is just hours since the news broke that bass player Jimmy Bain has died. A member of Rainbow, Thin Lizzy and a pivotal part of Dio, … Continue reading

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Album review: DEF LEPPARD – Viva Hysteria!

Def Leppard - Viva Hysteria

Frontiers (2CD/DVD) www.frontiers.it One of Britain’s best and hardest working rock bands, Def Leppard have always been at the melodic end despite growing up with the NWoBHM scene. After the classic third album ‘Pyromania’ (which went diamond in the USA), the … Continue reading

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Gig review: LAST IN LINE – Islington Academy, 1 August 2013

LAST IN LINE + SWEET SAVAGE + DENDERA A two thirds full Islington Academy to see the surviving members of the classic Dio line-up from the early/mid-80’s, no mean feat as August is never a great month for gigs outside … Continue reading

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