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.

Broken Witt Rebels Hit the Road

In what’s been a tremendous year for Broken Witt Rebels, not least their recently winning the Best Rock Act award at London’s Unsigned Music Awards, 2017 looks set to continue with more of the same. Despite recent news of King King’s Winter UK tour being rescheduled for health reasons, Broken Witt Rebels will continue to support them on the remaining ...

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King King Reschedule UK Tour

King King have been forced to cancel a number of their November UK tour dates, rescheduling for the new year, resulting from a vocal cord condition suffered by lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, News of King King having to reschedule comes just as their live album King King Live went to #1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Rock Chart, and just as the radio ...

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Review: Aynsley Lister – Eyes Wide Open

Looking like a young Ben Affleck cradling his guitar as it were a baby on publicity shots, you can see why Aynsley Lister would appeal to the opposite sex. The choice of painted covers for his latest album, Eyes Wide Open widens this allure further; brushing aside vanity to intimate he’s interested in those aesthetically finer things in life with ...

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Glenn Hughes Knows How to… Let it Shine!

Glenn Hughes has released his second single ‘Let It Shine’ on YouTube, taken from his forthcoming album Resonate released on Friday 4th November by Frontiers Music Srl. Featuring Hughes on vocals and bass with his regular band of Soren Andersen (guitar) and Pontus Enborg (drums), plus new keyboard player Lachy Doley, ‘Let It Shine’ follows on his first single, previously previewed at Ramzine, ‘Heavy’.  With the Resonate album’s release date set to ...

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Beth Hart embarks on UK tour

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart released her latest album Fire On The Floor earlier this month and will appearing with her band in the UK in November to take in a seven date national tour. “Sultry blues, jazzy influences, rocking tunes and touching ballads” are what you can expect from a lady whose back catalogue has been eclectic and found ...

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Martin Turner hits the road this November

Martin Turner co-founder of Wishbone Ash hits the road for a 19 date UK winter tour in support of his latest album, Written in the Stars Tour. “We had such a great reception from audiences at our recent Written in the Stars shows in the UK, Poland and Germany; we can’t wait to return to UK stages next month,” said the ...

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Broken Witt Rebels unleash video for ‘Georgia Pine’

Broken Witt Rebels continue their rise in popularity, being nominated as Best Live Act and Best Rock Act for this year’s Unsigned Music Awards and have just released an official video for their new single ‘Georgia Pine’. The Birmingham rock and blues band invited fans to star in the ‘Georgia Pine’ video by submitting their own photos and video clips. The video itself was shot on ...

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Federal Charm’s Silhouette

Stockport-based blue rock band Federal Charm have a new single out, ‘Silhouette’taken from their Across The Divide album (available from Wire Sound). ‘Silhouette’ will released as a stand-alone digital single on 11th November but is available as a streamed video on Youtube right now. The band have premiered the single to celebrate the forthcoming Roadstars tour where Federal Charm will be going out across the UK with ...

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Hackett Celebrates Wind & Wuthering’s 40th Anniversary

2017 may find former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett busier than ever. With a new album scheduled for release and a 15 date UK Spring tour due there will also be the matter of Wind & Wuthering, the last studio album Hackett played on before leaving to go solo, reaching its 40th anniversary. The tour will be Hackett’s first UK dates ...

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Barclay James Harvest UK Tour

Following hugely successful tours of Germany, France & Switzerland earlier this year, alongside a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival’s Acoustic Stage, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest will undertaking a six date UK tour this November.  Celebrating 50 years since the progressive rock band formed back in Oldham, back in 1966, the concerts will feature the band performing classic Barclay James Harvest ...

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