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.
No Sinner

Old Habits Die Hard – No Sinner Are Back!

No Sinner, the Canadian powerhouse rock ‘n’ blues band from Vancouver, release their highly anticipated new album Old Habits Die Hard on 20th May through Provogue Records. Having caused quite a stir when they toured Europe in support of their debut album Boo Hoo Hoo, when vocalist, Colleen Rennison, whose surname is “No Sinner” spelt backwards) turned heads with her ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation

Review: Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation

‘This Train’ comes bristling down the tracks with a ballsy hard-on. Mr Bonamassa in mighty fine form with roaring vocals that are so good they have you second guessing  it’s not Roger Daltrey delivering a new Wilko Johnson collaboration in what’s essentially a hard bopping rockabilly number with an old school rock ’n’ roll guitar solo pitched from the high ...

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georgia pine

Review: Broken Witt Rebels – Georgia Pine EP

Looking like extras from the Peaky Blinders TV show, Broken Witt Rebels pose nonchalantly in the publicity photos currently doing the rounds to promote their forthcoming tour and new five track EP. It gives the impression of a pre-World War I boy-band rather than a contemporary rock outfit to me, but let’s hear what they have to say for themselves musically. ...

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Vicky Hamilton

Guns N Roses’ ex- manager releases book revealing untold stories

Appetite for Dysfunction: A Cautionary Tale is an all-access pass into the early days of Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Mötley Crüe and the debaucherous ‘80s Sunset Strip… And rock manager Vicky Hamilton reveals in a uncensored tell-all book. At 22, Vicky Hamilton left her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and arrived on the Sunset Strip as a wide-eyed blonde with an ear ...

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Live Review: Inglorious, The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Review by Paul Birch, photos by Martin Tierney I’ve seen Ali Clinton live a number of times, in various bands, and usually fronting rock trios. A talented youth, the influences of Rory Gallagher and to a lesser degree Jimmy Page were always evident in his fiery blues rock playing. Tonight he’s covering broader terrain, travelling in pastures trod by Virgil ...

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Rick Wakeman, Solihull Arts Complex, Thursday 11th February 2016

“Am I looking through rose-tinted glasses, or are we the youngest people here?” whispered my better half looking out among the greying flock being herded to their seats. Not quite, thought I when young singer/songwriter Prash Gor bounced on stage with his battered acoustic guitar. The Leicester lad then proceeds to sing around half a dozen songs, a number about ...

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The Mute Gods - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Review: The Mute Gods – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Early progressive rock abandoned its psychedelic birth-mother in search of musical adventurism. That the worlds of fantasy and science fiction were going through a new redefining phase too back then meant many bands drew lyrical inspiration from such works. Stretching out, exploring new worlds, looking to discover. In reality we’ve still only got as far as the moon here in ...

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Naked Six

Catch Naked Six

York based indie/rock/psychedelic band Naked Six are beginning to establish their name to a wider fan base. Having brought out three singles, they are now due to play London as part of the Camden Chaos event, and playing at Proud Camden on Thursday 18th February. Featuring Seb Byford on vocals and guitar, Caleb Quaye on bass and Tom Witts on drums, Naked Six were reently ...

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The Iron Maidens

About Your Date with The Iron Maidens…

World famous tribute band The Iron Maidens have had to change venue for their debut UK show. The concert will now take place at the O2 Islington Academy on 14th April. As previously reported at RAMzine, the all-female band who have been together since 2001 were due to play the 02 Shepherd’s Bush but the venue has been closed as ...

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The Enid

The Enid complete Prog Trilogy

Seminal prog act The Enid release their new album Dust  on 1st April – This is the third in a trilogy that started with 2010’s Jouney’s End and was followed by 2012’s Invicta. Dust is the band’s 14th studio record and released on the band’s own Operation Seraphim label. It features the following tracks are as follows: ‘Born in the ...

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