Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Usher Hall Edinburgh 18/04/17 Apr20

Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Usher Hall Edinburgh 18...

Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Usher Hall Edinburgh 18/04/17  It’s been 4 years since Blues/Rock superstar Joe Bonamassa last played in Scotland’s capital, but he’s been far from idle in that time. Without a doubt one of the hardest working men in music, he tours relentlessly, yet somehow finds time to participate in a myriad of other projects: From backing soul singers such as Beth Hart and Mahalia Barnes to his funk/rock supergroup Rock Candy Funk Party, he’s even had a recent studio reunion with Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherninian and Jason Bonham to record Black Country Communion 4 – which is certainly one of the most anticipated rock releases...

Welcome to HRH Blues. Apr20

Welcome to HRH Blues.

  Welcome to HRH Blues. Once again the HRH team have managed to get together some of the biggest names on the blues circuit worldwide and this year was extra special, there was going to be a second stage and even more bands to see for the loyal royalty fans and media people. Day 1 We kicked off with Dani Wilde with her collection of blues country and gospel tunes which got the early crowd clapping along and straight away everyone knew this was going to be one special festival. Next up were The Billy Walton band, a five piece from New Jersey complete with a jumping jiving saxophonist and a trumpet player and right from the start you...

Bigfoot @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Apr18

Bigfoot @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow

  Bigfoot @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Shock City Productions do it again, 3 cracking bands for a tenner meant that in a busy night for gigs in Glasgow this was definitely the best value for your money by a long shot. The night kicked off with local boys Anchor Lane who are probably the busiest band in Glasgow at the moment. They have been racking up the home town gigs and unlike the first time I saw them live they are now well known to the regular gig goers present tonight. Each gig sees this already tight unit impress me more and their confidence is growing in leaps and bounds. They burst into “ Twenty Sixteen” which is one of the...

The Alibi Single: “N...

  The Alibi Single: “No Solution” Release date: 7th April 2017 UK Dates Hailing from Dartford, The Alibi take inspiration from their bleak surroundings and write about what they describe as a black and white town under a sky of colours. A place that influences the industrial soundprint...

The Qurieboys play The Diamond Rock Club Apr13

The Qurieboys play The Diamond Rock Club

LIVE REVIEW: Too Much Of A Good Thing? Not when The Qurieboys play The Diamond Rock Club AUDIENCE drunk, band half-cut, PA booming out – all boxes ticked for The Quireboys playing the Diamond Rock Club – ‘This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll’ and this was rock ‘n’ rill in its finest, glorious excess. There is always a sense of occasion when Spike and co play, and the camaraderie between the band and the audience is no forced shenanigan, but is rather an intimacy that comes not from excessive adoration, but from a forged friendship rather than over familiarity. Getting the party started were the Last Great...

Review – Sleepmakeswaves  The Gov, Adelaide Apr13

Review – Sleepmakeswaves The Gov, Adelaide

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LIVE REVIEW: Thunder push through the time barrier to deliver smooth rock excellence Apr10

LIVE REVIEW: Thunder push through the time barrier...

LIVE REVIEW: Thunder push through the time barrier to deliver smooth rock excellence FOR some time Thunder have been the go to band for AOR music, with a back catalogue that stirs many a heart of those that recall their halcyon days of the band ass chart masters. And, they are still churning out albums chock full of songs with their trademark sound. Before Thunder took the stage on Friday (March 31st) there was the small matter of local heroes Trucker Diablo. However, whoever in their wisdom thought it was a good idea to open the doors as late as 8pm and then have the Big Truck start at 8:15 seems to have missed a trick. That meant that...

MISH TO RELEASE NEW ...

MISH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “ENTHEOGEN” APRIL 21, LAUNCH SHOW IN SYDNEY Mish are a band that set expectations and immediately set about destroying them with a crushing and beautiful focus that will spellbind the listener. Today they announce the release of their brand new album...

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate @ Audio, Glasgow Apr05

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate @ Audio, Glasgow

  Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate @ Audio, Glasgow It has been a while since Jizzy Pearl has played Glasgow due to all manner of reasons with tonight’s bass player stealing them away to Edinburgh every tour(no hard feelings, honest…grrrrr). For that reason alone this one was pencilled in my diary as soon as it was confirmed. It has been far too long since I have seen the Stoopdist band(man) in the world, yes, I have been looking forward to this one. It seems that the venue tonight is a time machine, Love/Hate go way back in my history but the support is a little slice of KOK(sorry, I just could not resist that one). Knock Out Kaine were...

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room @ Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow Apr01

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room @ Cottiers Thea...

    Sari Schorr & The Engine Room @ Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow Cottiers Theatre had the privilege of being the first venue in Scotland to host the blues queen Sari Schorr and like a hurricane this force of nature blew us away. Before we got around to this amazing singer and her seriously talented band we had local lads Catfish Blues set the blues mood in style. They are a no frills, down to earth and serious blues band. Their set is full of all original songs and they go from lazy swaggering on the likes of “ Bright Lights, Big City”, a song that oozes soul to the likes of “Broken Down and Beat” which sounds like early Led Zep...

“For The Gold&...

Brooke Moriber Releases New Single “For The Gold” ft. Sky Katz Multi-Talented Singer/Songwriter/Broadway & TV Actress Set to Debut New Track In Collaboration with 12 Year Old Rapper and “America’s Got Talent” Season 11 Star March, 2017 (New York, NY) – Following her recent...

Silver Dust take Europe with tour

You might recall the name Silver Dust after Jace Media’s coverage of their debut tour with Finnish monster rockers Lordi in November where they filled the role of support band with outstanding panache; and again in January, when I attended their homecoming concert in Tavannes, Switzerland. If you do recall the name, you might also recall my advice – which was to check out this up-and-coming band before they became too hot to handle. Well, that time is nigh, my friends. Only four months since the tour with Lordi, Silver Dust announced on March 28th that they have now signed a distribution deal with Soulfood Music to release their 2016...

BAD TOUCH BWR EVENT Mar31

BAD TOUCH BWR EVENT

  Roadstars tour with Bad Touch/Broken Witt Rebels @ 02 ABC, Glasgow Roadstars have done it again with this brilliant co headliner of Bad Touch and Broken Witt Rebels. These are two of the best upcoming band in the UK and putting them together was a slice of genius and sheer joy for those who attended. The openers tonight were Bad Touch which ties in perfectly for me as I have only ever seen them open proceedings in the past, it is kind of a comfortable place for me to see them. Support or not I have seen them give headliners a serious run for their money every time. The one good thing about tonight is no matter where they were playing...

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow Mar21

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow It has been two years since I last saw Mike play due to the gig in Glasgow last year being cancelled at the last minute. The last time I saw him it was just around the corner in The Classic Grand and I saw just Mike, an acoustic guitar and some funny stories about lycra. To say I was looking forward to a full electric set is an understatement. When you go and see Mike live you always know you are in for a good show but tonight I think I may have seen the best performance I have witnessed from him in a long line of gigs and a number of bands going all the way back to 1991. That is not down to just Mike as the...

Devilskin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow Mar21

Devilskin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow

  Devilskin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow Scotland has had to wait a long time for this one, as the rest of the UK enjoyed the bands last tour Glasgow only managed to see about 4 songs due to vocalist Jennie being seriously ill and having to leave the stage in Glasgow and cancel the show in Edinburgh. It was a tough one for me but when you saw the look on the bands face those nights you knew just how gutted they were and they brought that frustration with them and delivered an unbelievable show that left most of the punters speechless. If tonight was about anything it was about energy and not just the headliners as every band on this...

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