Tag Archives: Wilko Johnson

Album review: WILKO JOHNSON – I Keep it to Myself – The Best Of Wilko Johnson

Chess [Release date: 10.03.17] A new Wilko Johnson best of. What’s not to like? Well, despite the strength of the material, even a die-hard fan such as myself might legitimately ask whether this new collection adds anything significant to the … Continue reading

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News: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire 26-29 August 2016 – win tickets!

Willie And The Bandits - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 July, David Randall previewed some of the acts appearing at this year’s Great British R&B Festival. (10:39) The 27th Great British R&B Festival takes place Bank Holiday … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 2 – O2 Arena, London, 19 June 2016

Rick Wakeman - STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 2 - O2 Arena, London, 19 June 2016

While the first day of the debut Stone Free festival had an eclectic mix of bands, the second was far more coherent with the theme of progressive rock both in the main arena and the Indigo.  Combined with an older … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON – The Forum, London, 23 April 2016

Wilko Johnson

Support came from the prodigiously talented Joanne Shaw Taylor, who commands a sufficient following of her own to headline decent sized venues. As such, it was no surprise that the Forum was pretty rammed for her set. Nor that she … Continue reading

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Album review: BRUCE FOXTON – Smash The Clock

BRUCE FOXTON - Smash The Clock

Pledge Music [20.05.16] I have to admit to not being a Jam aficionado, or of Paul Weller for that matter.  Like everyone I’m familiar with the Jam hits, and have dabbled in some of Weller’s solo releases, and while there’s … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON

THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON

Cadiz Music [Release date 21.12.15] This is a work of bizarre genius. What was presumably conceived by film and music director Julien Temple as an epitaph for Wilko Johnson has turned out to be an uplifting story of life-affirmation. Not … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

What does music during the Christmas season mean to you? For the more traditional minded it may be a carol service. For others the sounds of numerous banal seasonal pop tunes (that means you, McCartney) piped incessantly through high streets … Continue reading

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Gig review: Cambridge Folk Festival, 30 July-2 August 2015

Cambridge Folk Festival, 30 July-2 August 2015

Any festival with a continuous run of 51 years must be doing something right! Over that time the acts have constantly been of the highest quality and offered a diverse and eclectic mix of music from all corners of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 26 April 2015

You could be forgiven for thinking that nothing has changed. Wilko is touring relentlessly, just like he always did. He’s currently two months into a year-long jaunt entitled ‘Still Kickin’ – the comeback tour. That’s ‘comeback’ in the Lazarus sense … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON – Ritz, Manchester, 18 March 2015

Wilko Johnson, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

For the second time in as many years I have the pleasure of watching a show by Wilko Johnson, by now I’m sure everyone knows of his incredible journey in the past two years which has taken him from being … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM, HINDER, BEN FOLDS – Thursday 26 February 2015

Magnum - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Magnum release ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden – Live 2014′ on May 11th on SPV. New singles and albums will be released globally on Fridays from this summer. Currently new albums are released in the UK on Monday, Tuesday in … Continue reading

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News: T’PAU, FURYON, THE TUBES – Sunday 25 January 2015

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T’Pau release their new album, ‘Pleasure & Pain’ on 2nd February through Right Track Records/Universal Records. Fall Out Boy debuted at number 2 in the UK album charts this week with their new album, ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’. Enter Shikari debuted … Continue reading

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News: GILLAN, WILKO JOHNSON, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – Wednesday 21 January 2015

Bernie Torme - Hard Rock Hell, November 2013

A Gillan box set is released on March 16th on Demon. The CD set features the original UK albums, along with 4 LP picture discs. Sleevenotes are written by Joe Geesin and include new interviews with Bernie Torme and Mick … Continue reading

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Gig review: MORELAND & ARBUCKLE – The Beaverwood Club, Chisehurst, 24 June 2014

MORELAND & ARBUCKLE – The Beaverwood Club, Chisehurst, 24 June 2014

Moreland & Arbuckle aren’t like any other blues band. The term Roots Rock hardly encapsulates the breadth of their music. They are a power trio with a difference, comprising harp, drum and guitar, with Aaron Moreland providing the bass lines … Continue reading

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Album review: WILKO JOHNSON – The Best Of Wilko Johnson

The Best Of Wilko Johnson

Cadiz Records – [Release Date 14.04.14 ] And suddenly everything is Wilko, from Julian Temple’s documentary film and a live DVD and doc, to an autobiography, several high profile ‘farewell’ shows and now this definitive double album. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STATUS QUO – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 9 April 2014

Status Quo

This is the second night of a two night stint in Glasgow by the Frantic Four and the denim clad Quo Army are once again out in force. After the one-off reunion tour in 2013 proved to be such a … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 7- 9 February 2014

Giants Of Rock - 7-9 February 2014

Floods, rain, rock music, more rain, howling wind, storms, seagulls, climactic guitar solos, wigs, trannies, vestal virgins, tarts, vicars, hot dogs, oceans of beer and more rain. It could only be Butlins Giants of Rock! Although the Giants of Rock didn’t … Continue reading

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Gig review: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness 24-27 January 2014

Jefferson Starship

Listen in to Pete Feenstra on Sunday 9 February at 19:00 for a Skegness Special More information The 18th Great British Rock & Blues Festival was a triumph of familiarity and enthusiasm over logistics. Many of the capacity crowd were … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, 24 January 2014

Wilko Johnson, The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, 24 January 2014

Originally only planned for two nights to celebrate the Forum’s 21st birthday, Wilko Johnson added a third night due to the other two shows being sold out so quickly. Roger Daltrey once sang that he hoped to die before he … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2013 – rock albums and live acts as selected by reviewers, readers and listeners

Deep Purple - Manchester O2 Apollo, 12 October 2013

The Top Albums of 2013 (as selected by our readers and listeners) 1.  DEEP PURPLE Now What?! 2.  THE ANSWER New Horizon 3.  ALTER BRIDGE The Fortress 4.  BLACK STAR RIDERS All Hell Breaks Loose 5.  MOTORHEAD Aftershock 6.  SOUND … Continue reading

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