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.
Bad Touch and Broken Witt Rebels

Roadstars 2017 – Bad Touch and Broken Witt Rebels

Following this winter’s successful triple-billed Planet Rock sponsored Roadstars tour featuring Simo, Aaron Lock and Federal Charm, the baton is being picked up by Bad Touch and Broken Witt Rebels to tear through the UK on a 13 date tour this coming spring. Following the release of their five track EP Georgia Pines and assorted singles all gaining radio airplay, ...

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Jethro Tull String Quartet – Ring Out These Bells

Following on from the recently released ‘Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song)’, Jethro Tull The String Quartet featuring Ian Anderson, John O’Hara and The Caruducci Quartet have a second seasonal offering out in the form of ‘Ring Out These Bells’, an adaptation of the Jethro Tull single ‘Ring Out, Solstice Bells’. “’Ring Out These Bells’ was written for the Songs From ...

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Red Tide Rising – Mad World

Having just completed touring the USA with Drowning Pool, Denver modern metal merchants Red Tide Rising have released a reinterpreted version of the Tears for Fears classic ‘Mad World’ (also made popular by Gary Jules), that can be downloaded from iTunes. ‘Mad World’ became a set highlight after breaking out into it during a set when playing it while on tour ...

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Jethro Tull Go Classical

Jethro Tull The String Quartets is an album of classic Jethro Tull songs by Ian Anderson, arranged for classical string quartet to be released on 24th March 2017 by BMG. Former Jethro Tull members Anderson and keyboard player John O’Hara had been discussing the prospect of a specially conceived album of such material, and when they saw The Carducci Quartet at the London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO St ...

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Beth Hart Royal Albert Hall Due… In 2018!

Following her recent sold-out UK tour, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart and her band are planning well into the future with The Royal Albert Hall booked for Friday on Friday 4th May 2018. Tickets for the prestigious venue are already on sale and can be booked direct at the Royal Albert Hall  plus the 24-hour box office: 0844 871 8819 and If you’re wondering what to ...

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Glenn Hughes – Resonate

Review: Glenn Hughes – Resonate

They’d have us believe Resonate is one of the heaviest solo albums Glenn Hughes has produced.  If we mean heavy as in metal, that lies with Addiction. If we mean heavy as in the hippy vernacular, okay, I’ll go with the flow. To be sure, there’s plenty of sturm und drang going on between the grooves, and mainly from that ...

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Martin Turner

Martin Turner To Play Argus In Full

Martin Turner co-founder of Wishbone Ash has announced that he will play the band’s seminal album Argus in full on the last night of his current UK tour, at the Y Theatre in Leicester on 10th December. The third album to be released by the band Argus was named Album of the Year in 1972 by the weekly music paper ...

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Vangelis – Deluxe 13 Box Set Due

Academy Award winning composer Vangelis, famed for his film scores for movies such Chariots of Fire and Bladerunner, alongside hit singles with Yes vocalist Jon Anderson, and formerly of the Greek progressive rock band Aphrodite’s Child featuring vocalist Demis Roussos, has a new deluxe 13 disc box set due out from Universal in the new year on February 3rd, titled ...

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Glenn Hughes by Georgina Cates

Glenn Hughes Reschedules Tour for 2017

Following eleventh hour cancellations for Glenn Hughes’ winter tour resulting from special guests Living Color’s pulling out, the former Deep Purple vocalist/bass player has announced new dates for both the UK and mainland Europe for January and February 2017, with Stone Broken now the opening act. “My team have been hard at work to make this happen, so my band ...

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Aaron Keylock  – All The Right Moves

Teenage guitarist Aaron Keylock has released a new single ‘All The Right Moves’ that is currently being streamed on YouTube. A chorus-hooked rocker shaking the blues with a tip of the hat to the late Johnny Winter, those guys in Lynard Skynard, and dare –we-say-it Ted Nugent with its guitar sounds’ ringing bite, ‘All The Right Moves’ features on Keylock’s upcoming debut album Cut ...

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