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.

King King & Rhino’s Revenge Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 18th January 2018

Rhino’s Revenge bounce on stage and proceed to spend the next thirty minutes or so keeping us entertained with a brand of British rock packed with lyrical innuendo, working class social commentary, and some beefy meat and potato compositions played with flair, consummate showmanship and passion; starting with the mod moves of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues’ dipping straight into the ...

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Dizzy Reed – This Don’t Look Like Vegas

Guns N’ Roses keyboard player, Dizzy Reed, has dropped the lead single, ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’, from his forthcoming solo debut album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy that will be available digitally worldwide, and CD and purple vinyl in Australia as of 16th February through Golden Robot Records. ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’ was written by Reed, Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The ...

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Dead City Ruins – Bones

Dead City Ruins have released a video for their new single ‘Bones’. It is taken from their forthcoming new album, Never Say Die, due for release on 13th April through AFM Records. Dead City Ruins feature Jake Wiffen on vocals, Tommy Cain and Sean Blanchard on guitars, Matthew Berg on bass and Nick Trajanovski at the drums. The nucleus of the ...

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – The Secret

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop is the group whose members would go on to form progressive rock giants Yes. There are three principle things to take into account when considering the band however. The first is that when Mabel Greer’s Toyshop existed progressive rock did not exist per se but was percolating in the heady mix that was the London underground music ...

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Evil Scarecrow – Lost In Antartarctica Tour

Evil Scarecrow have announced extensive touring for late 2018 right through until 2019. This comes ahead of their Lost In Antartarctica album, due from Dead Box Records scheduled for release later this year. Tour dates for the first part of the year are as follows: Saturday 6th January 2018, Yardbirds, Grimsby Saturday 17th February 2018 – HRH Metal, Birmingham Saturday 12th ...

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Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion – Wanderlust

Following their recent smash shows in Wolverhampton and London, Black Country Communion have released a music video for ‘Wanderlust’, taken from their recently released studio album BCCIV. The release follows rave reviews for their exclusive European shows in the UK.    

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Rockin For The Children 2018

The eighth and final ever Rockin For Children Festival will take place over the weekend of 5 – 6th May this year at The Maze in Nottingham. WDFD Records, Noize Level Critical (NLC) and Orange amplifiers are sponsoring the event. “With nearly £20,000 raised for Child Abuse and Children with Autism we hope that barrier will be broken and we ...

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Dan Patlansky – Perfection Kills

The pursuit of perfection can be dangerous. Not only can it stiffle creativity it can eradicate the natural beauty that’s already there in favour of a pre-fabricated reality. A sign for our times, the fashion of our modern disposability clique where we reinvent our values to suit our mood.  Dan Patlansky claims the concept behind his brand new album, Perfection ...

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Dan Patlansky Announces Mollie Marriott as Special Guest

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, has announced Mollie Marriott will be appearing as special guest on his upcoming March 2018 UK tour that dovetails with the release of his new studio album Perfection Kills. As previously reported at Ramzine, Perfection Kills is due for release on Friday 2nd February 2018. Patlansky has also released an official music video ...

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Samantha Fish – Belle of The West

Samantha Fish flew into the UK at the tail end of last year and played some blistering blues rock with a terrific live band. She also found time to slot in a few songs from what is her brand new album, Belle Of The West. It couldn’t be more different, country and Cajun blues, a little bluegrass, acoustics and mandolins, ...

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