Tag Archives: AOR

Dan Reed Network photos by Martin Tierney

Dan Reed Network + Vega, The Robin 2, 12th March

Most sensible people stay in on a Sunday night. Me I’m out on the town about to catch two bands whose work I’m not overly familiar with. In the case of Vega, I know them only by reputation: melodic/AOR band, four albums in the can with regular support slots up and down the country. While the venue hasn’t filled out ...

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Tequila Mockingbyrd

Hard Rock Hell AOR Highlights: Thursday

It’s not an enviable task having to open up a festival, but Tequila Mockingbyrd makes it look effortless. The Melbourne-born trio recently relocated to the UK and are on the cusp of releasing their debut in Europe – their Australian fanbase has already been treated to it – and they are out to prove a point, and make sure that ...

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Review: Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

15 albums down the road, a tinkling piano over the Celtic heartbeat that is ‘With This Heart’  acts as overture to The Prelude Implicit, the first studio album Kansas have released in sixteen years. Despite expressions of love and devotion expressed there’s an underlying melancholy to it. Such thoughts are case aside immediately after as adventurous optimism takes shape musically ...

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Dan Reed Network

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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John Taglieri - True Believer

Review: John Taglieri – True Believer EP

New Jersey born John Taglieri was raised on everything from The Beatles to Black Sabbath. He made his debut with the full length Leap of Faith, and has issued 14 records over a 15 year independent career, topping the Amazon charts and hitting Billboard’s with rock, pop and country records. True Believer is a six track EP that finds him ...

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Downes Braide Association photo

Geoff Downes and Chris Braide… Surburban Ghosts!

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut  Pictures of You, keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide (This Oceanic Feeling) have come together for the second chapter of their joint venture as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), with Suburban Ghosts to be released on 6th November through Cherry Red Records. Suburban Ghosts was inspired by both of their ...

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Review: Revolution Saints – Revolution Saints

Maybe it was because I’d been reading too many detective novels, but there was something that didn’t feel quite right about the revelation of a super group going under the name Revolution Saints. The first we heard about them was that guitarist Doug Aldrich had left a fat pay cheque with Whitesnake to form the band. But that got back-peddled, and ...

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TOTO XIV – First Studio Album in Ten Years!

TOTO XIV will be released in the UK on 23rd March through Frontiers Music Srl, following a mainland European release and prior to it becoming available worldwide in various formats including a deluxe “making of” documentary DVD and expanded books, on CD, and as 2 album vinyl editions etc TOTO XIV is the band’s first album of new material since ...

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If we’re to believe the press spiel, TOTO XIV is the album that guitarist Steve Lukather, keyboard players David Paich and Steve Porcaro, and bass player David Hungate (returning to the fold, and one of several four stringers featured on the record) consider the one they should have followed their worldwide vinyl hit TOTO IV with. If that’s the unmitigated ...

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Review: H.E.A.T. – Live In London

From over the PA comes a movie voice-over quote so old it has barely escaped the silent era, but it’s entirely fitting for these youths: “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” Jona Tee’s keyboards ...

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