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 by Rob_Blackham

King King – Exile & GraceTour

King King have announced their biggest UK tour to date, with a series of high profile concerts, including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 18th October. The tour supports the release of the band’s eagerly anticipated fourth studio album Exile & Grace, due Friday 6th October. Recorded at Superfly Studios, it is the band’s first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning Reaching For The Light and features the new single ‘(She Don’t) ...

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Dr. John Cooper Clarke. Photo by Gerald Jenkins

John Cooper Clarke Joins Wilko Johnson Royal Albert Hall Celebrations

Poet, movie star, rock star, TV & radio presenter, comedian, and social & cultural commentator, John Cooper Clarke his to be Wilko Johnson’s special guest when the former Dr Feelgood guitarist celebrates his 30th anniversary concert and 70th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September, as previously reported at Ramzine. As relevant and vibrant as when he first shot to prominence back ...

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Beth Hart photo by Liz Aiken

Exclusive Beth Hart Solo shows in Beautiful Settings

Having wowed audiences last year with her critically acclaimed Fire On The Floor tour, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart will be returning to the UK later this year to perform three exclusive solo concerts in what that will be in somewhat unusual but decidedly  beautiful settings. The concerts will take place in Leeds Town Hall (Monday 30th October), The Forum, Bath (Wednesday 1st November) and Coventry Cathedral (Friday 3rd November). ...

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Bad Touch photo by Rob Blackham

Bad Touch Tour with Special Guest Mollie Marriott

Having just completed a sell-out UK tour supporting King King, their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, and the recent announcement of their October 2017 tour with The Kentucky Headhunters, Bad Touch have now announced their own headline tour this coming November with Mollie Marriott appearing as special guest. “We’re excited to be taking to the road in November with Mollie,” says Bad Touch’s lead ...

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Erja by Nicki Vinall

Erja Lyytinen – Stolen Hearts September 2017 UK Tour

Award-winning Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter, Erja Lyytinen has announced that she will return to the UK for more dates this September as part her Stolen Hearts tour. Her Stolen Hearts album has received a strong critical response. It was mixed by, and vocals recorded by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones, Bad Company, Marillion, Peter Frampton). Tickets priced at only £12.50 can ...

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Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols announces UK tour

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols has been making a name for himself on UK shores in recent times, touring in support to the likes of Zakk Wylde, Glenn Hughes and Walter Trout as well as headlining his own club dates and he’ll be back again this June to July, coinciding with the release of new single and video release via Listenable ...

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Noddy Holder Stitched

Exhibition With A Musical Thread

Birmingham’s  Midlands Arts Centre (otherwise known as the MAC) will host an exhibition by Hunt Emerson and The Walsall Silver Threads throughout June. No, not a group but those visiting will see stars from on the Midlands music scene depicted among the work featured. Emerson, an internationally renowned cartoonist whose work has been featured in the NME, Viz and countless ...

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Kentucky Headhunters

Kentucky Headhunters & Bad Touch announce UK tour

Grammy award-winners, The Kentucky Headhunters, will be touring the UK this October in support of their latest album On Safari with Bad Touch riding shotgun as support. According to the RIAA, The Kentucky Headhunters have sold over 11 million albums of their particular brand of southern rock worldwide but did not tour the UK until July 2016. Support on that tour were Bad Touch, and ...

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Tour Announcement

Taylor & Patlansky Tour Together

Blues rock sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor goes out on tour again this November with another artist making a name for himself, Dan Patlansky, as special guest. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office (0844 478 0898) or you can book online at: thegigcartel.com Gateshead, The Sage   Tuesday 7 November Cambridge, Corn Exchange   Thursday 9 November Manchester, Bridgewater Hall   Friday 10 November Glasgow, ...

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Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen – An Honest Man

A big man with a big voice, Canada’s Matt Andersen has been attracting attention globally, gathering awards along the way. The blues, gospel, classic rock and heartfelt folk roots take their turn in his music, as those catching him live in concert will find out when he tours the UK and mainland Europe to promote his new album, Honest Man. ...

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