Tag Archives: classic rock

Rory Gallagher The Check Shirt Wizard

Live on stage, and caught in the moment, there have been few whose virtuoso guitar playing has been as inspired as the late Rory Gallagher’s.  The bestselling Live! In Europe, Irish Tour ’74 and Stage Struck released during his lifetime attest to this fact. However, following on from the highly successful Blues album, Chess/UMC is about to release Check Shirt ...

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Syteria’s Reflection

Blending classic rock stylings with a punk fuzz, great tunes with heart and feel, and bucket loads of passion, come Syteria with their new album Reflection, out on 21st February, through Syteria Records/Cargo Distribution. Formed by Jackie ‘Jax’ Chambers, lead guitarist with Girlschool, the Yorkshire based band also feature siblings  Julia Vocal (on Lead vocals, naturally) and Pablo Calvo (Drums), plus recent ...

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Bad Boys Make You Eat Dust

Former Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson has a new band going by the name of Kings Of Dust who will be releasing their debut album this March through Shock Records/Vanity Music Group. Chaisson whose earlier career saw him play with Steeler, and in his time played with guitarists such as Pat Travers, Craig Erickson and Jake E Lee in both Badlands ...

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Malone Sibun – Come Together

Imagine that when the original The Jeff Beck Group imploded Rod and Ronnie didn’t team up with The Small Faces but the main man himself along with Rod’s replacement Bobby Tench did instead. This version of The Faces would keep the blues rock/psychedelic-proto hard rock and soul from the original JBG while the melodies and good time singalong hearts-on-their-sleeves soul ...

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Samantha Fish – Kill Or Be Kind

Will the real Samantha Fish please stand up? On previous recording we’ve had country rock, Mississippi blues, songs that rock out and lingering love ballads.Live she can be a tour de force (Ignore those i-Phone Youtube videos, they don’t do her justice), she’s got a voice that can roar like a female version of a young Robert Plant to something ...

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Wille & The Bandits Return with New Line-up in 2020

Wille & The Bandits return in 2020 with a brand-new line up, expanding their sound as they move from a trio to a four piece. The band will now feature a Hammond organ player, a second guitar as well as 3-way vocal harmonies when they tour afresh. Vocalist and guitarist Wille Edwards continues to lead the roast with the addition ...

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The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River

The sons of the south drink deep from their roots but sail gently on beyond them in what constitutes a full-length studio recording of Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Oakley, aided and abetted in their deeds by those worked alongside their parents. Distinguishing what each of the two main members, bring to the table is easy in terms of ...

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Bad Touch Spring UK Tour

Following their signing with ITB, Norwich five-piece rock band Bad Touch has gone into their studio record to record their fourth album but during the interim announced dates for a new UK tour to take place next March/April. The 12-date tour opens in their hometown and travels the length and breadth of Great Britain. Special guests will be Cannock’s Piston ...

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H.E.A.T is on for UK Melodic Mini-Tour

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T will play three exclusive UK shows next May. The tour will be quite a celebration with special support supplied by British rock bands Vega and Collateral, alongside award winning Scottish band Mason Hill. The tour will see H.E.A.T promoting their newly released H.E.A.T II – Available as CD digipak, on vinyl and digitally here. In a ...

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Glenn Hughes, 29th November, O2 Institute, Birmingham

Dead Sea Skulls are what we used to call a power trio: guitar, bass and drums. Where this particular combination differs is that it has all three members up front and the drummer standing as he plays a reduced size kit and supplies the main vocals. They come from Walsall, and I’m not sure if a large part of this ...

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