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.

Beth Hart embarks on UK tour

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart released her latest album Fire On The Floor earlier this month and will appearing with her band in the UK in November to take in a seven date national tour. “Sultry blues, jazzy influences, rocking tunes and touching ballads” are what you can expect from a lady whose back catalogue has been eclectic and found ...

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Martin Turner hits the road this November

Martin Turner co-founder of Wishbone Ash hits the road for a 19 date UK winter tour in support of his latest album, Written in the Stars Tour. “We had such a great reception from audiences at our recent Written in the Stars shows in the UK, Poland and Germany; we can’t wait to return to UK stages next month,” said the ...

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Broken Witt Rebels unleash video for ‘Georgia Pine’

Broken Witt Rebels continue their rise in popularity, being nominated as Best Live Act and Best Rock Act for this year’s Unsigned Music Awards and have just released an official video for their new single ‘Georgia Pine’. The Birmingham rock and blues band invited fans to star in the ‘Georgia Pine’ video by submitting their own photos and video clips. The video itself was shot on ...

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Federal Charm’s Silhouette

Stockport-based blue rock band Federal Charm have a new single out, ‘Silhouette’taken from their Across The Divide album (available from Wire Sound). ‘Silhouette’ will released as a stand-alone digital single on 11th November but is available as a streamed video on Youtube right now. The band have premiered the single to celebrate the forthcoming Roadstars tour where Federal Charm will be going out across the UK with ...

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Hackett Celebrates Wind & Wuthering’s 40th Anniversary

2017 may find former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett busier than ever. With a new album scheduled for release and a 15 date UK Spring tour due there will also be the matter of Wind & Wuthering, the last studio album Hackett played on before leaving to go solo, reaching its 40th anniversary. The tour will be Hackett’s first UK dates ...

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Barclay James Harvest UK Tour

Following hugely successful tours of Germany, France & Switzerland earlier this year, alongside a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival’s Acoustic Stage, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest will undertaking a six date UK tour this November.  Celebrating 50 years since the progressive rock band formed back in Oldham, back in 1966, the concerts will feature the band performing classic Barclay James Harvest ...

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Dan Reed Network – March 2017 UK Tour

 Following the success of the Dan Reed Network’s Fight Another Day, released this June, the band are gearing up for a nationwide 11 date UK tour for March 2017. “Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin’ up the funk hard core and meeting all those who ...

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Bad Touch announce a tour and album details

Norfolk five-piece Bad Touch  have a busy winter ahead. Fresh from supporting the Kentucky Headhunters on their sell-out UK tour, they will embark on a UK co-headline tour with Australian rock band Massive as of 19th November, follow it with their second studio album Truth Be Told being released on 2nd December, and have just released ‘99%’ a single taken from the ...

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Review: King King – King King Live

“Hey, hey – You came!” calls out Alan Nimmo in mock surprise amidst a whooping crowd as guitars tune up and drums bash down in a veritable  musical car crash before the rolling down the highway rock groove of ‘Lose Control’ sets in and hooks the audience. More laid back, old school blues in the Bobby ‘Blues’ Bland style follows ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Live At The Greek Theatre

In ancient times kings established their hegemony by claiming that their divine right to rule came direct from their ancestors, the gods. By the middle ages, detailed family trees were being outlined to establish pecking orders as a rationale to explain why some duke or other was going off to kill his cousin and take his rightful place on a ...

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