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.

Jared James Nichols reveals video for ‘Don’t you Try’ plus UK tour

Wisconsin rock guitar-gunslinger Jared James Nichols who made a strong live impression as support act on Glenn Hughes’s last UK tour and is currently touring Europe supporting Zakk Wylde is looking to put in some hard graft over in the UK this year. Ranging from an appearance at this year’s Stone Free Festival to his own headline tour through June ...

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Broken Witt Rebels release new track ‘Guns’

Birmingham’s breakout indie blues & rock band Broken Witt Rebels have a new single ‘Guns’ taken from their Georgia Pine EP, due for release on 17th June. While their hometown has its inner city problems, the lines “Born and raised where Guns are made, they burn bright like a cigarette” are not a comment on gangland culture, but the fact ...

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Free Bonamassa Show at Liverpool’s Cavern

Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is said to be at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, on Monday June 27th, he will perform a free “invitation only” concert at the legendary Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, as a thank you to all the fans that helped his career grow from playing small clubs to sold-out arena tours worldwide. Billed as ...

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Steve Hackett’s The Charisma Years (1975-1983)

After the success of 2015 CD Box set Premonition revisiting the early days of his solo career, Steve Hackett goes back to Memory Lane vintage style, with a vinyl collection of his first six albums on the Charisma label. The Charisma Years (1975-1983) featuring eight LPs and a 12” EP and is due out on May 27th.  It will include ...

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New Ray Wilson Solo Album Due

Stiltskin frontman and ex-Genesis lead singer Ray Wilson has announced the release of his fifth solo studio album Song For A Friend, dedicated to his much missed friend James Lewis who passed away in 2015.  The record will be available on June 3rd and has been described by the singer/songwriter as “a collection of musical short stories”. It will be ...

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Steve Hackett – Live in Liverpool

Groundbreaking prog guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of his acclaimed Acolyte To Wolflight With Genesis Revisited Tour as a 2CD/2DVD deluxe package and stand-a-lone Blu-Ray and, after three London concert videos, he chose the Liverpool date for the recording. The Total Experience Live In Liverpool that will be released on 24th June. “When Inside Out told me that ...

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Albany Down – New Album & UK Tour

British rock band Albany Down will be releasing their third studio album The Outer Reach on Friday 10th June 2016 through AD Recordings Ltd, and it will be available on CD, 180 gram vinyl and digitally. London-based Albany Down are a contemporary rock band with influences ranging from classic acts like Led Zeppelin and Thunder to modern bands such as The Black Keys and Clutch, the ...

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King King kick-off UK tour

Award-winning blues rock band King King kick-off a nationwide tour at Manchester Academy on Thursday 12th May. The tour is an association with Planet Rock, with whom the band have scored two recent radio hit singles in ‘Crazy’ and ‘Hurricane’ and could well follow it with a third, the recently released radio mix of ‘Rush Hour’ all taken from their last ...

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Trevor Horn to re-join Yes live

Producer Trevor Horn has confirmed that he will be making a rare guest appearance with Yes for their London show at the Royal Albert Hall on 10th May. Trevor will also join Yes on stage in Oxford on the 9th; this will be the first opportunity to see Yes live with Horn since the original Drama tour 36 years ago. ...

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Dan Reed Network Launch Video for new single Divided

The Dan Reed Network are back and they have just released an official music video for their new single ‘Divided’,  the first single taken from their brand new album Fight Another Day that’s due for release on Frontiers Music Srl on Friday 3rdJune. Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with an infectious mixture of hard rock, funk and ...

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