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.

Glenn Hughes Reschedules Tour

Voice of Rock Glenn Hughes had to cancel his UK tour at the last minute to be treated for an illness that – while not life threatening – had to be dealt with immediately in order for it to not becoming serious. The vocalist and bass player is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to continue his Glenn ...

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Flight Brigade Chased by Wolves

Indie rock band Flight Brigade released their debut album Our Friends Our Enemies back in 2016 and have since released a number of singles. The latest addition to that list is ‘Tinderbox’, and out now. ‘Tinderbox’ is taken from their brand new studio long player Chased by Wolves that will be released on Rebel Cinema Records via Wixen Music Publishing come Friday 13th September.  The band then follow ...

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Brian Downey Returns to Camden Underworld

Due to popular demand Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous will return to the Camden Underworld on Thursday 7th November. Downey put the band together in 2013 following Thin Lizzy’s reunion tour, and him subsequently declining to join Black Star Riders. “It just didn’t feel right for me,” he said. Instead, he opted to stay in Ireland where he gathered Brian Grace (best known ...

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Kill or be kind declares Samantha Fish!

Hot off her UK tour, Guitarist and singer Samantha Fish has announced the release of her latest album Kill Or Be Kind for worldwide release. It will be released on Friday 30th August 2019 through Rounder Records. It features songs featured during her tour, including ‘Watch It Die’ and ‘Love Letters’ that were recently released as a two-song single. ‘Watch ...

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Samantha Fish Live: 11th May 2109, O2 Academy, Birmingham.

Curse of Lono produce music for driving alone at night down long country roads. Not depressing, more melancholy and thoughtful. Its roots driven, with a dash of the blues though more dark folk with an 80s pop quality also somewhere in its foundation. Picture Echo & The Bunny Men meets The Waterboys with Richard Thompson filling in on guitar. A ...

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Sari Schorr Returns UK October

New York singer Sari Schorr who wowed UK audiences last year with appearances as special guest to King King, alongside her own own club dates, returns this October. This time she will be special guest on the nationwide wide tour by the unlikely musical alliance that is Robin Trower, Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown, who will be playing support of their ...

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Sweet Xmas 2019 Tour

Following their sold-out Still Got the Rock European Tour legendary 70s rock band Sweet will be causing a ballroom blitz up and down the country on a nationwide tour running from 28th November until 21st December. With over 55 million records sold worldwide, 34 number 1 hits worldwide, Sweet, lead by lead guitarist Andy Scott, continue to tour and perform ...

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New Roses Headline London Borderline

German rock act The New Roses will be back on UK shores later this year when they play the London Borderline on Thursday 28th November as part of their Nothing But Wild Tour. The last several years  have been intensive ones with them having played over 300 club and festivals shows across Europe, played their first show in the USA as of last November and appearing The Kiss ...

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Ana Popović & Ben Poole: Sunday 5th May 2019, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

The Deaf Institute is small but full this Bank Holiday Sunday and it’s an early start too. A guitar squeals out as fingers race furiously along its fretboard prior to the gutsy stroking of chords as Ben Poole tells us he can’t ‘Take It No More’. Heartbreak and life’s weariness are sighed out in whisper down the mic, add his ...

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Wille & The Bandits – Four Million Days

Following the success of their recent UK tour, Wille & The Bandits released ‘Four Million Days’ the third radio track from their latest album Paths. Telling the tale of a man’s journey as an adopted child searching for his real parents it is both haunting and strangely empowering.  Front man Wille Edwards’s lap steel solo imbuing it with the ethereal ...

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