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News: earMUSIC release high quality vinyl reissues of classic albums – win copies! (October 2019)

earMUSIC Classics

earMUSIC/Edel have announced the first phase of their high quality vinyl-led Classics range. The first batch of releases – available as lavishly presented, limited edition 180g. virgin vinyl – will be released 25 October and include The Who (‘Live At … Continue reading

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Gig review: ZZ TOP, Jimmy Barnes – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 12 July 2019

ZZ TOP, Jimmy Barnes- SSE Arena, Wembley, 12 July 2019

Here’s one for the music section of Guinness World Records – which band has had the longest continuous existence with the same line up?  When I put this puzzle to friends ahead of this sole UK date marking ZZ Top’s … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLY VENABLE – Texas Honey

Ally Venable - Texas Honey

Ruf Records [Release date 22.03.19] Ruf Records has long established its niche in the contemporary blues market with a roster of up and coming talent that reflects the best of the global blues scene. From Aynsley Lister, Ian Parker, Erja … Continue reading

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Album review: KEITH HOWE – That’s The Vibe

Keith Howe - That

Pete Feenstra chatted to Keith Howe for his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast on 21 April 2019 and featuring tracks from the album ‘That’s The Vibe’. Self release [Release date 31.01.19] Former Blacktop Deluxe leader Keith … Continue reading

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Album review: ROADHOUSE – 25 Years And Counting

Roadhouse - 25 years And Counting

Self release [Release date 04.01.19] There can be few independently run bands that have made it to their 25th anniversary with consistently good new material, but Roadhouse is no ordinary band. Originally a roots-rock and Americana outfit with Southern rock … Continue reading

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Album review: MONSTER TRUCK – True Rockers

MONSTER TRUCK – True Rockers

In this hour special first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman, playing tracks from the album ‘True Rockers’. Mascot Records [Release date 14.09.18] 18 months after their breakthrough album ‘Sittin’ … Continue reading

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Book review: THE MEANEY OF LIFE – Sean Meaney

Sean Meaney - The Meaney Of Life

Cunas Music & Publishing – 329 pages paperback [Publication date: 28.07.2017] ‘The Meaney of Life’ is an autobiographical journey though the life and times of a proud Irishman Sean Meaney. He’s a passionate music fan who rises above what the … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Californisoul

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Californisoul

Provogue [Release date 20.10.17] The all star Supersonic Blues Machine’s second album ‘Californisoul’ isn’t so much a concept as a feel and attitude, as revealed by the album title. It’s all there in the sparkling interplay on a subtle melange … Continue reading

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DVD review: JEFF BECK – Live At The Hollywood Bowl

JEFF BECK - Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Eagle Vision [Release date 06.10.17] Also available: CD/DVD, Bluray When I saw Jeff Beck in Birmingham in 2014 I was somewhat underwhelmed.  In spite of an audience of a certain age hanging on every note the performance came across as … Continue reading

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Album review: UFO – The Salentino Cuts

UFO - The Salentino Cuts

Cleopatra Records [Release date 29.09.17] Originally formed in 1969, British rock legends have been rocking for nearly 50 years. With a brief hiatus or two, UFO have released 21 studio albums and some classic live sets along the way. This … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 3 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 30 July 2017

RAMBLIN

After the deluge on Saturday the forecast for the Sunday was looking a lot brighter and judging by the size of the crowd in the arena the sun had enticed a few extra bodies along for another top day of … Continue reading

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Album review: ZZ TOP – Cinco: The First Five LPs

ZZ TOP - Cinco: The First Five LPs

Warners [Release date 09.06.17] One of the greatest blues rock and boogie exponents, this Texan trio have become as famous for their beards (except for the drummer called Beard – now THAT’s irony) as for their music. 70s tracks like … Continue reading

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News: Ramblin’ Man Fair announce more acts and headliners

Extreme - Manchester Academy, 5 July 2014

Following the second successful year in 2016, the two-day Ramblin’ Man Fair returns 29-30 July. In addition to the main stage there is the Prog In The Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage Blues and Grooverider Stage. Headliners already announced include … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY HOEY – Dust & Bones

Gary Hoey - Dust & Bones

Provogue [Release date 29.07.16] ‘Dust & Bones’ is guitarist Gary Hoey’s 20th album, 12 of which are instrumental. It’s all  you might expect from a rock-into-blues guitarist who has made his name by re-invigorating favourite 70’s rock songs with metal … Continue reading

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Album review: GERRY JABLONSKI AND THE ELECTRIC BAND – Trouble With The Blues

GERRY JABLONSKI AND THE ELECTRIC BAND – Trouble With The Blues

GJB [Release date 21.04.15] Anybody who has heard Gerry Jablonski’s  ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ , the opening cut from their last ‘Twist Of Fate’ album will know the high standards the Scottish band set themselves. ‘Trouble With The Blues’ is … Continue reading

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Gig review: A Week in Rock on the Riviera‏ – SLASH, ZZ TOP (5-9 July 2015)

Now, I know most of you are thinking that life on the French Riviera doesn’t suck, and in some ways, you’d be right. But if you’re a rock and blues junkie, this place is a cultural wasteland where some apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

What a difference three months touring makes. Last February the 2015 Blues Caravan/Girls With Guitars made a splash at the Skegness Rock & Blues Festival, but only got about 45 minutes to show what they can do. A few months … Continue reading

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News: RINGO STARR, MONSTER TRUCK, ZZ TOP – 10 February 2015

Monster Truck - Hammerfest, Pwllheli, Wales, 15 March 2014

Monster Truck will support Nickelback on their UK autumn dates. Status Quo have added a date at the Royal Albert Hall on April 30th to their existing April acoustic tour. ZZ TOP + THUNDER Wed June 24th Wembley Arena ZZ … Continue reading

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Album review: VARGAS BLUES BAND – From The Dark

Vargas Blues Band - Into The Darkness

Off Yer Rocka [Release date 27.10.14] It’s 23 years since Javier Vargas first announced himself to European blues audiences. In the interim, the Spanish rock blues guitarist has established himself a Latino blues crossover artist who has also prospered in … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD MAGNOLIA MARIACHIS – Boogie Indians

The Wild Magnolia Mariachis - Boogie Indians

NotNowMom! [Released 13.06.14] With a name like The Wild Magnolia Mariachis, you suspect this isn’t going to be anything less than a stomping party record. And so it proves, as the 9 piece band rock their way through old school … Continue reading

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