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.

Laurence Jones – New Single, Album & Tour

With several major awards under his belt and over 50,000 albums sold across four albums, 25 year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones has been lauded as “one to watch” by all corners of the music industry. Now he’s asking punters to ‘Give Me Your Time’ with his new single and video, taken from his forthcoming 2018 album ...

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Steve Hackett – Eleventh Earl of Mar Video

Steve Hackett has released a new video featuring ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’ taken from his forthcoming new DVD Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham. ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’ originally appeared on the Genesis hit album Window & Wuthering, Hackett’s last with the band before going onto be a solo artist. Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham will be released by Inside Out ...

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YES 50th Anniversary Celebration Details

Following on from Ramzine’s previous news regarding 50th anniversary celebrations for progressive rock legends Yes, details regarding the Yes Fan Convention have been released. The event will be held on Sunday, 25th March at the London Palladium, coinciding with band’s two shows in the capital over that weekend. It will be attended by attended by both current members of the ...

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The Iron Horses – April Rain

The Iron Horses will release their new single ‘April Rain’ on 8th December through Golden Robot Records. Back in 2015, over In Sydney, Australia singer Duncan Welsh and guitarist Ciaran Loughran began writing songs on a weekly basis; “Over numerous late night, boozy, jam sessions” its been said. Once bassist Peter Holt (Not to be confused with the Climax Blues ...

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Rhino’s Revenge Among King King Special Guests

King King have announced a series of special guests who will be appearing at different venues for their January 2018 UK tour, most notably Rhino’s Revenge. Rhino’s Revenge  is led by Jon Rhino Edwards bass player with Status Quo, and previously the Judy Tzuke Band fame. The will be performing with King King at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on ...

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JW Jones at The Robin 2: 28th November

Four piece support act The Hand & The Flowers make amiable sounds from onstage, ranging from a crunchy blues rock of the early ZZ Top persuasion on opening number ‘One Is The Truth, The other is A Lie’ to more Rory Gallagher styled rifferama on songs like ‘What You Want’ though their soloing is less frenetic. Most interesting are numbers ...

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Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott: Coventry Empire, 25th November 2017

Late opening their doors, the bitter cold we suffered outside isn’t warmed by the reception received within: left confuse waiting in a room with a closed bar before then being directed upstairs. As many among us appear to be here for the first time, it’s unclear if this Fawlty Towers type service is par for the course at the Coventry ...

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Palace Of The King – Its Been A Long Time Coming

Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King have released new single ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’ as a taster to their new album Get Right With Your Maker due out in 2018 through  Golden Robot Records. “Our new single ‘Its Been A Long Time Coming’ was actually the last song we recorded for the new album, said Palace Of The King singer/guitarist Tim Henwood. ...

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American Glutton – Dish Served Cold

American Glutton have just released their new EP Dish Served Cold through From the Ashes Records. Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, American Glutton is a hard rock/ heavy metal band featuring three veteran performers: Raven Cain, a solo artist in his own right as the group’s vocalist, Tommy Harrison, guitarist for Denver rock legends Dogs of Pleasure, and Dani Harrison, who ...

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Joe Bonamassa Confirmed For Hampton Court Palace

Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa has been confirmed to play at the Hampton Court Palace Festival on Tuesday 12th June 2018. This follows what will be several other major appearances from Bonamassa in the UK earlier in the year. This includes the much heralded return of Black Country Communion to live performance, featuring him in the role of ...

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