Author Archives: Paul H Birch

RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.
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Joe Bonamassa – Friday 16th March, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Lights go down a harmonica howls loud and an old blues number makes out like its speeding down a train track as from my vantage point I see Joe Bonamassa and his band, led by torches, walk a small flight of stairs and take up their positions on stage. Across the raised backline drummer Anton Fig on drums is shouldered ...

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Palace of the King – Get Right With The Maker

Palace of the King  have just released ‘I Am the Storm’, their second single from their new album Get Right With The Maker due out on 23rd March through Golden Robot Records. The full track listing for  Get Right With The Maker has now been revealed as ‘I Am The Storm’, ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’, ‘Sold Me Down the River’, ‘A Dog ...

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Nothing But Trouble With The Lazys

The long wait is over (for those outside of Canada) with the release of The Lazys’ latest single, ‘Nothing But Trouble’ to the rest of the world. It is taken from their new album, Tropical Hazards, that will be available as of 4th May on digital, CD and vinyl. ‘Nothing But Trouble’ is currently at #13 in the charts and rising. It ...

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The Lockhearts – Americana Doom Fuzz

The Lockhearts release their full length album Americana Doom Fuzz worldwide as of 13th April. Fronted by Tim Meaco (vocals/guitar), with Jameel Majam (bass), Samuel Sheumack (guitar) and Steve “Woodie” Woodward (drums), The Lockhearts formed in Sydney’s inner west over a shared love of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and, apparently, hot sauce. Taking up an 18 month residency at Sydney’s Brighton Up ...

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Martin Turner – The Vintage Years Spring Tour

Former Wishbone Ash vocalist and bass player Martin Turner returns to the tour the UK with his solo band this Spring. It has been announced that following last year’s sold-out shows where they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety, they will follow suit performing 1974’s iconic There’s the Rub album in full. There’s the Rub marked ...

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Laurence Jones – The Truth

Four albums in, 50,000 albums sold, several awards under his belt, guest slots supporting acts as diverse as Status Quo, Van Morrison, Joe Bonamassa and Jools Holland… Before hearing a single note you get the impression mainstream attention awaits young “one to watch” blues rock guitarist Laurence Jones. If that’s his goal, or his management’s dream, then with this, his ...

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Saxon – Record Store Day Release & Tour Dates

British heavy metal heroes Saxon will release a limited edition of ‘Princess Of The Night’ as part of Record Store Day 2018 on 21st April. First released as a single back in 1981, ‘Princess Of The Night’  appeared on the Denim And Leather album and remains a firm fan favourite, being the song by Saxon most played song on Spotify. The ...

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Laurence Jones – What Would You Do

With his new album album The Truth due for release on Friday 9th March 2018, Laurence Jones has released ‘What Would You Do’, the second single taken from it in advance of its release. There is also an official lyric video for ‘What Would You Do’ that you can watch here below at Ramzine. With over 50,000 albums sold and several major awards under his ...

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British Blues Explosion Live with Joe Bonamassa

Just a few days into his current UK tour and Grammy –nominated blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa has announced the release of British Blues Explosion Live featuring songs made famous by that holy trinity of British rock guitarists (and former Yardbirds) Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, among others. British Blues Explosion Live  will be available from Friday 18th May on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray & 3LP ...

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J.B.O Release Deutsche Vita

On 30th March J.B.O. release their new album Deutsche Vita. The German comedy metal act have sold records on their millions, received two Gold discs, and with hits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland been featured on national TV stations while putting in festival performances and countless shows throughout Europe. Featuring Vito C. (vocals/guitar), Hannes ‘G.Laber’ Holzmann (vocals/guitar), Ralph Bach (bass) ...

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