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.

Live Video Premiere for Stop The Messin’ – New Dan Patlansky Single

On April 27 th South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky played The Rivonia Barnyard Theatre in Johannesburg as the final date on his homeland tour. While there camera footage captured a performance of his new single ‘Stop The Messin’ that is also now available as a live video. ‘Stop The Messin’ is taken from his new Introvertigo album, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves that spawned rock radio ...

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The Fifth reveal new video for ‘No Going Home’

The Fifth have been referred to as “The mid-Atlantic region’s best kept secret,” and well they might for they have only just released the single ‘No Going Home’  – Their first new music in over seven years! Having got together in the eastern North Carolina area back in 2001, The quintet released three albums and an EP,  scored a radio ...

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Tangerine Dream launch documentary campaign

A documentary about Tangerine Dream, one the foremost exponents of what came to fall under the term krautrock, has been in development since 2014; prior to founder member Edgar Froese’s passing in 2015. Since then the project has evolved with plans for it to become a full-length feature. To achieve this, Tangerine Dream have started a Kickstarter campaign to acquire ...

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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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