Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2

Tonight, the blues was never going to be sitting in the Middle of The Road the music was going to fizz with energy and the crowded venue was ready to welcome Eric Gales and his band to their first visit to the U.K. and the West Midlands. As we waited for the venue to open, the difference tonight was every bag was searched a solemn reminder that going to a live music event is now overshadowed by the horrific bombing in Manchester arena just over a week ago. As many commented, this was good to see.

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2Before the main act of the night the Tom Walker Trio set the musical Barometer to high raising the temperature with a stylish and far too short set. With a new E.P. Into Space joining, as Tom said their other older CD, there was a good selection of the blues sound the band creates. This was Blues-Rock punctuated by funky rhythms from Deano on Bass; combined with artful drumming of Nate Barr creating the perfect musical landscape for Tom Walker to build with his guitar and vocals. The blues were at times swampy with great slide guitar as we Cross The Border with the trio off the new E.P. Blues is about timing and feel and this is a trio that has it in triplicate. Closing with a re-working of John Henry; from deep in American Folklore and early music covered by many and Tom made it his own tonight. Only, complaint I have, we wanted the impossible to hear more of Tom Walker Trio whilst at the same time we were impatient for the main act.

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2Short break, time to catch with friends and connect with new ones as people had traveled far what an opportunity to hear Eric Gales and his band tonight. With a fanfare and smile Eric strode on to the stage with his signature guitar held aloft.  Starting the show with Silence for Manchester he commented that this was his first visit to the U.K. and genuinely  overwhelmed by the crowds turning out for him and how scary it was arriving on the night the bomb went off. Like everyone he was still clearly affected by the senseless slaughter.  Tonight, was about his music and we want to hear that guitar burn up the venue with his distillation of blues with funk, jazz and so much more as he connected with the audience through his music. The band tonight was more than a bedrock for his guitar to fly from they added another dimension with a wildness and stupendous musicianship this is freeform blues drenched in feeling and raw heartfelt emotions. Joining Eric on stage tonight were a double helping of percussive tones with drummer Nick Hayes and Eric’s wife LaDonna Gales and the energetic, deeply talented bassist Cody Wright.

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2The set was a skillful display of tracks from the past, his current superb album Middle Of The Road and covers given the Gale treatment blowing a breath of fresh air though every arrangement he delivered. With Change In Me – which Eric announced as track 2 introducing us to the album; this is more than a melody and lyrics, the number celebrates the rebirth of Eric Gales. His emergence from a dark place of addiction; now his focus is his guitar and the music he creates bringing smiles and joy to the audience tonight. Boogie Man, the Freddie King classic was then given it’s Robin 2 debut; this is music that is hot, and full of electric energy taking us on a journey that fills our ears and gladden the heart.  The musicianship was stupendous as the guitar wept and joined the emotional outpouring of high-octane delights. We heard Buddy Guy, and got to know the man behind the six-strings. At one point Eric left the stage allowing Cody and Nick to have centre stage. The magic fingers of Cody made the bass buzz with tonal textures it was a music driven sculpturing of notes.  Then it was the turn of Eric for a solo built around Blue Oyster Cult’s, Don’t Fear The Reaper, this was an impactive solo, with the prism of notes creating a rainbow of tones and sounds; spellbinding.  The delivery of Swamp another instrumental and eleventh track from the album Middle of the Road; was a whirling dervish of tambourine from LaDonna and the music flowed in a heady free-form blues extravaganza. Wow! Finishing off with Catfish Blues and then the encore this was a night of musicianship, innovative blues. There is definitely nothing Middle of The Road or standard about any of the music played by Eric and the band tonight. This is excitement, hope and joy distilled into a night that was hot and will be a highlight of 2017 that is for sure.

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If you missed out on seeing Eric Gales this time; he is planning to be back possibly as early as October this year. In th emeantime his latest album Middle Of The Road out on Mascot Label Group available HERE

Never Middle of The Road Eric Gales Plays Robin 2

Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunters

Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky HeadhuntersBad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunters Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunterson their October  UK Tour

Following their recent UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they will support the Kentucky Headhunters on their October 2017 On Safari UK Tour.

This marks the second time that Bad Touch will tour the UK supporting The Kentucky Headhunters (they first toured with them in the UK in July 2016). Both bands got on so well last time, they decided to do it again.

Says Richard Young, the guitarist and vocalist for the Kentucky Headhunters – “We first met Bad Touch when they were chosen as our support act after my son John Fred’s young band, Black Stone Cherry, convinced us to do our first-ever UK tour in 2016. In a mere week of touring, the Headhunter’s and Bad Touch became like a band of brothers. There is a certain charm and charisma between the two bands that transcends to the fans of both bands, on stage and off. We’re proud to announce their return for this year’s October UK dates. Simply put, it wouldn’t be the same without them.”

Truth Be Told: Bluesdoodles said – The trio of tracks are triumphant but the question can they maintain the momentum interest and rawness that is chiseled and shaped into a rock classic Truth Be Told.  I will let you into the secret Yes, they can and definitely do on the bands sophomore album. Every one of the dozen tracks on the album brings its own link in the musical ride around a fairground of musical pleasures to explore. Read the rest of the review HERE

Grammy award-winners, the Kentucky Headhunters, according to the RIAA, have sold over 11 million albums worldwide, will perform tracks from their latest album On Safari. Rich in southern rock, the Headhunters’ new album tips the hat to family and the southern way of life in the USA.

The Kentucky Headhunters Invite The U.K. On Safari, with Bad Touch in October.

Bluesdoodles loved the album “On Safari, is a jukebox of sounds that never crash and burn, they all fit into the album” Why the Album title On Safari? The music is taken from the inspiration gained on their first time trip overseas. Pushed out of their comfort zone by Richard’s son John Fred Young they traveled to Europe. The result is music that sparkles with the excitement of traveling and being On Safari. Band members/brothers Richard and Fred Young poignantly lost their father just three days before heading into the studio to record the album, which they have dedicated in his memory.  Read what else we said HERE

Bad Touch’s album Truth Be Told, recorded at Mwnci Studios in Wales, features the single 99%, remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey.

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS ‘ON SAFARI’ OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR – WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BAD TOUCH

TICKETS: See Tickets, Alt Tickets & Ticket Web
Bilston, Robin 2                                                Monday 2 October
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms                       Tuesday 3 October
Sheffield, Local Authority                            Thursday 5 October
Norwich, Waterfront                                     Friday 6 October
London, Boston Music Rooms                    Saturday 7 October
Manchester, Club Academy                        Sunday 8 October
Newcastle, Cluny                                            Monday 9 October
Glasgow, O2 ABC2                                           Tuesday 10 October

 

Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunters

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour

The UK tour dates includes Gateshead Sage (Nov 7), Cambridge Corn Exchange (Nov 9), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Nov 10), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Nov 12), Bristol Colston Hall (May Nov 14), London Royal Festival Hall (Nov 15), and Birmingham Symphony Hall (Nov 20). Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or The Gig Cartel  and Dan Patlansky  

Two of Bluesdoodles Favourite guitarist with 10 paws albums from 2016.

Pick of the Albums Reviewed - 2016: July - Sept 2016Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Wild 

We said: There is a ferocity in the delivery that makes this an album where you want to hear the music live, the tempo and a sense of purpose that has a wildness in its sense of freedom. Joanne Shaw Taylor’s mighty potential has been unleashed and set free resulting in a ride of musical delights that is compelling and Wild.

Our full review can be found HERE

 

Dan Patlansky In Conversation Touring 2017 and Beyond

Dan Patlansky’s Introvertigo

We said:  Introvertigo with its carefully crafted lyrics that blend urbane wit and honest observation, this is blues pertinent to today’s lifestyles, not so much whiskey and women more the corruption of power and social interaction. Ten tracks there are no fillers

Our full review can be found HERE

In the studio they are outstanding, live they take Blues-Rock to another level the shows are going to be a sparkling manipulation of the guitar. Joanne Shaw Taylor’s special guest  according to Music News “On record Dan Patlansky is quite superb but on stage, with a capacity crowd in his pocket from the off, he takes it to another level.”

 

Do not delay reserve you seat at shows that will heat up the coldest Winter Night

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAN PATLANSKY
TICKETS – 

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898

BOOK ONLINE – The Gig Cartel or Dan Patlansky

 Gateshead, The Sage – Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tickets: £30, £27.30, £25.10, £21.80
Venue Box Office: 0191 443 4661 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: The Sage  or The Gig Cartel

Cambridge, Corn Exchange – Thursday 9th November 2017

Venue Box Office: 01223 357 851 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Corn Exchange or  The Gig Cartel

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall – Friday 10th November 2017

 Venue Box Office: 0161 907 9000 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Bridgewater Hall or The Gig Cartel

Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall – Sunday 12th November 2017

Tickets: £27.50, £25.00, £23.50, £20.00
Venue Box Office: 0141 353 8000 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall,  or The Gig Cartel

Bristol, Colston Hall – Tuesday 14th November 2017

Tickets: £21.50 to £29.56 incl. booking fee
Venue Box Office: 0117 203 4040 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Bristol Colston Hall or The Gig Cartel

London, Royal Festival Hall – Friday 15th November 2017

Tickets: £20 – £29.50 plus booking fee
Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Royal Festival Hall  or The Gig Cartel

Birmingham, Symphony Hall – Monday 20th November 2017

Tickets: £23 – £30.50 inc. booking fee
Venue Box Office: 0121 780 3333 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Birmingham Symphony Hall or The Gig Cartel

As we said when we recently heard Dan play live in Cardiff he is – “Majestic, scintillating jaw-dropping good.”

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour
Photo Credit Edyta Kzesak

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall Cardiff

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall Cardiff

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall Cardiff

 

 

Tonight the last Friday of April the packed St David’s Hall was treated to a programme of two halves. A musical programme of two movements. The first Prog Rock modern, progressive and pertinent as Steve Hackett unveiled live numbers from his stunning album The Night Siren and dipping onto four of his many solo albums.  The second helping on this musical palette of delights was a revisiting of Genesis, the majority drawn from Wind and Wuthering celebrating forty years since its release.

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall CardiffFor two hours, reality suspended as St David’s Hall was bathed in the multi-instrumental tones and textures created by Steve Hackett and the musicians that surround him. With an array of wind instruments including flute, penny whistle and soprano sax, keys, and a mixture of electronic wizardry, Rob Townsend; behind him surrounded by keys Roger King; the rhythm section of Gary O’Toole behind a sparkling shield of cymbals and bassist Nick Beggs with fretless and twin-necked instruments; and joining the stage for the second half vocalist Nad Sylvan.

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall CardiffWith a discography full of depth and interest the night started with a dip into his third solo album Spectral Mornings and Every Day with the soprano sax adding brightness and colour we knew this wasn’t going to be an everyday performance we were in for something special. Gently easing us in with the familiar we were soon hearing the new album, the dramatic instrumental El Niňo so early on a number that was going to be one of the many highlights of the evening.  The music from the instruments was woven in to a sonic technicolour coat of shape and form, prog rock that enthralled, informs and takes you deep within yourself. Three other tracks from the Night Siren were incorporated into the first set, as he stepped back into the past The Steppes fitted seamlessly into the collection with its Eastern feel.

 

The light show throughout added a sense of drama as the swirling patterns fell across the stage then up through the tiers that form the many faceted auditorium of St David’s Hall. As we stepped into The Skeleton Gallery the music live reinforcing the power of Steve Hackett’s latest recording and then to the album’s opening track Behind The Smoke. With a political comment about Brexit, an audience divided Steve reminded us that his lineage included Polish refugees. He sang the lyrics that explore the despair of the displaced and how borders contain. Whilst the music crossed all boundaries finding a common coming together through the power of the musical note tonight in Cardiff.  This emotional masterpiece should be the earworm that dictates our walk through life and how we meet and greet strangers from a different place. Last visit to the album is Serpentine, dedicated to his father and gentler times. Inspired by his father selling paintings in Hyde Park, London.  Closing out the set with Rise Again and Shadow Of The Hierophant; with Nick Beggs sitting on the floor using his bass pedals creating a spellbinding atmosphere. We had been on a voyage as acolytes and the feet of superb musicians who deliver prog rock that is mesmerizing, entertaining and often beautiful music, that cascades and falls away leaving a thoughtful phrase or question.

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall Cardiff

 

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall CardiffThe Second set, was much anticipated with the Cardiff crowd looking forward to old favourites and hearing Wind & Wuthering tracks live once again.  Opening with Eleventh Earl of Mar we were once again introduced to the vocals of Nad Sylvan. They are a beguiling mix of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins yet never pale imitations Nad brings his own sonic quality and vocal interpretations to every number. The cheer for One For the Vine, when announced was loud and very happy. Cardiff prog rockers were delighted. Then the atmosphere changed as we were treated to an Acoustic Noodle, Steve on stage with acoustic guitar joined by the band at the end a quiet interlude, with classical guitar playing, hints of flamenco and a moment of reflection. The quiet was broken with Blood on the Rooftops, and with Inside Out written by Phil Collins, an early lyric that was left off the final cut of Wind And Wuthering; a Cinderella song quipped Hackett, included tonight as it fits in with the rest. Closing out the set that highlighted the power of Genesis was Musical Box, a wonderful atmospheric number, Nad, using the tambourine to great effect as he added drama to the lyrics. Tonight was a great nostalgic set of Genesis classics.

 

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall Cardiff​St David’s Hall was resplendent in the glow of Prog Rock from Steve Hackett and his band of musicians, we had been bathed in lights of every hue and taken on a journey through the power of lyrics and the complexities of multi-instruments exploring the notes of the octaves. The sound was superb, the audience attentive and as one rose as The Musical Box faded. The encore the perfect Genesis titled number Los Endos. This must not be the end, Steve Hackett and his Progressive Rock is welcome back in town anytime. For me I enjoyed the reminiscent quality of the Genesis numbers, they are familiar and safe, BUT the new solo numbers have an edge and intimacy they are modernity looking forward not back.

The tour continues check out dates and venues HERE A musical journey to be enjoyed and definitely not missed!

The Night Siren Steve Hackett Charms St David’s Hall Cardiff

 

Michael Schenker Live Four Special UK Dates November 2017

Michael Schenker Live Four Special UK Dates November 2017
Photo Credit Emili Muraki

“MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST”
NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR

 

Michael  Schenker announces four UK concerts in November for his “Michael Schenker Fest” Tour that will reunite the original three M.S.G. vocalists, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, plus MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums).

Michael will be bringing his spectacular show of live Rock to London; Sheffield; Manchester and Hull.

Tickets for the Hull 12 noon on Friday 17th March (today).

Tickets for the London, Sheffield and Manchester shows goes on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday 20th March, but O2 Priority customers can take advantage of the pre-sale which starts at 12 noon on Friday 17th March (today).

Featuring the original MSG vocalists, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin Macauley and MSG musicians, Steve Mann (guitar & keys); Chris Glenn (Bass); Ted Mckenna (drums)

If you have ever heard Michael Schenker play live these are dates not to be missed. The opportunity to hear live in a UK Venue his latest Fest, recorded in Tokyo a superb boxed set, however good is not the same as being in the concert Hall with the musicians.  Read what Bluesdoodles said about the recording HERE

SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON – THURS 2nd NOVEMBER 2017
12 noon Friday 17th March 2017 O2 Priority Pre-Sale  HERE
General Sale 10:00 am on Monday 20th March 2017  HERE

ACADEMY SHEFFIELD – FRI 3rd NOVEMBER 2017
12 noon Friday 17th March 2017 O2 Priority Pre-Sale HERE
General Sale 10:00 am on Monday 20th March 2017  HERE

O2 RITZ, MANCHESTER – SAT 4th NOVEMBER 2017 
O2 Priority Pre-Sale HERE
General Sale 10:00 am on Monday 20th March 2017  HERE

HULL CITY HALL – SUN 5th NOVEMBER 2017
General Sale 12:00 noon on Friday 17th March 2017 HERE

Michael Schenker says, “It’s a miracle that after all these years, a tour like this will take place with the original band members of “M.S.G.”. Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable.”

Continues Schenker, “It’s an amazing feeling to have all of my M.S.G. Family from the ’80’s performing together and especially with Graham Bonnet, who I never got to play any concerts after our Assault Attack album that was originally released in 1982. Fortunately, being able to have the participation of original M.S.G. members including Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) being part of it, and to perform with Robin McAuley and Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards) again as well, is pretty awesome.”

Michael Schenker Live Four Special UK Dates November 2017

 

More background information HERE

Michael Schenker Live Four Special UK Dates November 2017

The Magpie Salute Play Under The Bridge April 2017

The Magpie Salute Play Under The Bridge April 2017
Credit: Shervin Lainez

The Magpie Salute Play
Under The Bridge April 2017

 

 

DEBUT UK SHOWS

FEATURING ALUMNI FROM
THE BLACK CROWES
RICH ROBINSON, MARC FORD
SVEN PIPIEN, CHARITY WHITE
AND FRIENDS

UNDER THE BRIDGE, LONDON
APRIL 12th – 15th

*** FOURTH SHOW ADDED***
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

 

Presale tickets to the April 15th show will be available tomorrow Thursday 9th February at 10am through the band’s official website and Under The Bridge using the code SALUTELONDON. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday 10th at 10am and will be available through Eventim.

Saluting Magpies a quirky British tradition. Why salute the Magpie, to ward off bad luck. This si because spying a single magpie is an omen of bad fortune. Respect the Magpie and the bird won’t pass on the misfortune to you.

The traditional poem we all learn in the playground about Magpies starts with One for Sorrow. ending with Ten for a Bird, you must not miss …

Bluesdoodles says Ten for a Band – not any band but The Magpie Salute with its ten members one definitely not to miss..

APRIL
Wed 12th – Under The Bridge SOLD OUT
Thurs 13th – Under The Bridge
Fri 14th – Under The Bridge
Saturday 15th – Under The Bridge
Tickets are available through Eventim.

The opening night sold-out within minutes of the tickets going on sale and with only a few left for the Thursday and Friday shows, a fourth show has now been added. The back-to-back four date run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York earlier this month.

 

Full Band Lineup
Rich Robinson – guitar, vocals
Marc Ford – guitar, vocals
John Hogg – vocals, percussion
Sven Pipien – bass, backing vocals
Joe Magistro – drums
Matt Slocum – keys
Nico Bereciartua – guitar
Charity White – backing vocals
Adrien Reju – backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen – backing vocals

 

Touring The Answer Brings Solas In This Land

Touring The Answer Brings Solas In This Land

Touring The Answer Brings
Solas In This Land

 

Listen then check out the dates and catch The Answer live.

Unlike the traditional sound of The Answer, ‘In This Land’ has a more contemporary stripped-down folk sound utilising acoustic guitars, mandolins and layered harmonies. It sees the band rediscover their roots and is a paean to the greats of their Northern Irish culture referencing influences such as Van Morrison, Alex Higgins and Rory Gallagher. To coincide with the strong links to home, the track will be released on March 17th – St Patrick’s day.
Says singer Cormac Neeson, “The song is about growing up in Northern Ireland and the sense of cultural identity that such an upbringing spawns. It’s a very colourful and wonderful place, at times contradictory, at times tragic but always unique and oh so memorable. It’s something we’re all very proud of; our little land has been responsible for its fair share of heroes, criminals and stars!”
The single taken from their latest album Solas, which came out late last year and received rave reviews. Team Rock referred to the album as “…an unmistakable, quantum leap forward.  Bluesdoodles loved the album who we reviewed last year check out what we said HERE

Touring The Answer Brings Solas In This LandUK TOUR DATES

Feb 24th – Belfast, Limelight
Feb 25th – Dublin, Academy 2 
Feb 26th – Dorset, Winters End Festival (Headliners)
Feb 28th – Bristol, Fleece & Firkin
Mar 1st – Cardiff, Globe
Mar 2nd – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Mar 3rd – Manchester, Band On The Wall
Mar 4th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Glenn Hughes UK Tour follows Resonate Album Success

Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

 

Glenn Hughes UK Tour follows Resonate Album SuccessGlenn Hughes UK Tour follows Resonate Album Success

Glenn Hughes is pleased to announce his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.   Tickets will go on sale to the general public from

Tickets  can be booked online from MyTicket and SeeTickets 

Special guests on all UK shows will be Stone Broken.

 

Says Glenn, “I’m thrilled to be coming over to tour the UK and Europe this month and February. My band will now be a four piece. On guitar is Søren Andersen, on drums Pontus Engborg, and on keyboards Jay Boe. Song selections will be a mix from my new album Resonate, and from my well of historic songs through the decades. This tour is all about ROCK and what it means to us all, including my band, and to my fans and friends. Let’s get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I’m in. Let’s go! See you down the front!”

GLENN HUGHES – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017 UK TOUR

Support Act Stone Broken

Tickets on sale to the general public from Friday 25th November

from myticket.co.uk, www.seetickets.com

Friday 20 January   The Riverside, Newcastle
Book Online: MyTicket or SeeTickets
Saturday 21 January    Islington Assembly Hall, London
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Monday 23 January     The Robin 2, Bilston
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Tuesday 24 January  The Garage, Glasgow
Book Online: MyTicket or Ticketmaster or TicketsScotland
Thursday 26 January   Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Friday 27 January  O2 Academy 2, Manchester
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Sunday 29 January      Sub 89, Reading
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Monday 30 January  The Junction, Cambridge
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Wednesday 1 February  The Church, Leeds
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Thursday 2 February   The Fleece, Bristol
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Glenn Hughes Back On Tour 2017

 

Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer.

Glenn Hughes was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line-up of Deep Purple. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of Deep Purple were in attendance to receive the honor.

Glenn’s 12th studio album, and his first album in eight years, Resonate was released on 4th November 2016 to great critical acclaim and hit #6 in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.

 

“My personal connection with my fans while on tour and via the socials networks, daily, is an honour.” – Glenn Hughes

 

New Year New Bands to see at The Globe

New Year New Bands to see at The GlobeNew Year New Bands to see at The GlobeNew Year New Bands to see at The Globe

King King with support from
Broken Witt Rebels

 

Cardiff! Your New Year resolution should include checking out the acts playing at venues across town. Go see bands that you may not have heard of but once you have you will want to again and again. Start your musical voyage of discovery at The Globe, Albany Road on Friday 13th.  Considered unlucky by some, but for everyone who walks into the venue will leave feeling lucky. Why? You will have heard music that will rock your socks off. Full of melodies, guitar licks and vocals that leave ear-worms of delight. Friday 13th sees King King and Broken Witt Rebels hit the town with rock full of soul and blues licks and a large dollop of charisma and star shine.

New Year New Bands to see at The GlobeThis is not the first or last trip to Cardiff for King King, they always delight with the swirl of Alan Nimmo’s kilt amidst the cascade of Hammond keys and a rhythm section that lays down the beat. King King’s first-ever live album King King – Live was recently voted #1 at Blues Rock Review’s  “ Top 5 Best Live Albums of 2016” polls. The live album triumph follows King King’s recent win of five awards at the British Blues Awards including Best Male Vocal (Alan Nimmo), Best Bass Player (Lindsay Coulson), Best Song (Rush Hour), Best Album (Reaching for the Light) and Best Songwriter.  October 2016 saw the release of King King’s first live album “King King Live” which hit the No.1 spot in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Chart. This is music you want to be part of the listening experience.

First time in Cardiff, the young exuberant band from the Midlands Broken Witt Rebels are building on the success of debut EP Georgia Pine with the two singles gaining airplay on Planet Rock. This Feeling said “One of the best new live bands in the country, it’s a matter of time before they explode onto the big stages.”  Winning the Best Rock Act at the first unsigned Music Awards putting the quartet on the must see live road map of 2017.

Get your tickets and do not miss out on the chance to buy vinyl copies of music you will want to take home with you.

Friday 13th 19.30 The Globe, Cardiff 

 Buy your tickets HERE.

 

All images copyright and photo credit Laurence Harvey

Fight Another Day with Dan Reed Network UK 2017

Fight Another Day with Dan Reed Network UK 2017

Dan Reed Network embark on their Fight Another Day UK tour on Wednesday 1st March at the Level 3 Club in Swindon. Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is VEGA.

 

Fight Another Day with Dan Reed Network UK 2017Frontiers Music Srl released Dan Reed Network’s latest studio album “Fight Another Day” on Friday June 3rd, 2016. The album marked a significant and anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980’s.

Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their compelling mix of musical styles ranging from hard rock, funk and soul.

To coincide with their UK & European tour, Dan Reed Network talk about the concept behind music video for their sublime and exhilarating new single, ‘Champion’

“Champion deals with the concept that we are what we eat, not just our physical health but our soul’s well-being,” says Dan Reed. “It’s about surrounding ourselves with people that feed our dreams, support and push us to be more creative, more alive, and to enjoy the ride.”

“The video portrays the intensity in the eyes of people from every walk of life. Having the band performing in front of the rear projected screens was to immerse those of us who wrote and will be performing this song live to visually state we all live in this bubble of light where every person we meet brings new insights, lessons, strength, and if we’re lucky, wisdom.”

DAN REED NETWORK – LINE-UP

Dan Reed – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
Brion James – Vocals, Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars,
Synth Programming, Drum Programming
Dan Pred – Drums, Percussion, Videographer
Melvin Brannon II – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
Rob Daiker – Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming

 

FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
MARCH 2017 UK TOUR

Book Online HERE 

Wednesday 1st March 2017
Level 3 Club, Swindon

Friday 3rd March 2017
Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Saturday 4th March 2017
Live Rooms, Chester

Sunday 5th March 2017
The Globe, Cardiff

Tuesday 7th March 2017
The Cluny, Newcastle

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Oran Mor, Glasgow

Friday 10th March 2017
100 Club, London

Saturday 11th March 2017
Local Authority, Sheffield

Sunday 12th March 2017
The Robin 2, Bilston

Tuesday 14th March 2017
Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Wednesday 15th March 2017
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

With support from VEGA 

Fight Another Day with Dan Reed Network UK 2017

Fight Another Day “The stars aligned perfectly to have it all come together and make this album, and to have Derek Shulman, who originally signed DRN to Polygram in 1987, once again being in our lives as our co-manager and A&R man, brings us full circle.”

“As for the sound and approach of the album the band and I thought it would be a great experiment and interesting challenge to revisit what endeared the band to so many back in the day and deliver a rock record with funk and soul elements, strong melodies, but this time around incorporate even edgier lyrics while not losing sight that this release needed to be uplifting, infectious, and most of all, powerful when performed live. The title Fight Another Day represents the fact that after 25 years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago, and battle once more!”

The band looks forward to the world’s response to this new labour of love and this testament to the bonds of friendship and musical chemistry!

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