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Planet Rock are delighted to announce the launch of Planet Rock Magazine – a brand new extension of the radio station Where Rock Lives.

          First edition out 12th May

                             For more information check out the link HERE

 

 


Aaron Keylock Festivals Plus Headlines The Black Heart 4th April


 

anet Rockstock returns to Trecco Bay, South Wales from
1st – 3rd December 2017!

Fifth annual rock ‘n’ roll weekender, once again bringing Planet Rock, live music and the Rockstock family together for one hell of a good time. If you’ve come along before, you’ll know how special it is. If not, you’ll hopefully have already decided you don’t want to miss out again. Expect great live bands, a friendly atmosphere truly befitting the rock community and loads of entertainment, all hosted by Planet Rock.

Three levels of on-site accommodation packages are available: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Those booking Gold tickets will once again get an extra night of live music and accommodation on Thursday 30th November, plus a free Planet Rockstock t-shirt. Following last year’s sell-out event, tickets are expected to go very quickly, so if you want to come… don’t delay!

TICKETS FOR PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2017 ARE ON-SALE RIGHT NOW – BUY TICKETS HERE! 

Watch this space for band announcements in due course…

RSVP to the Planet Rockstock 2017 Facebook Event Page to stay up-to-date.

Rockstock is a Bluesdoodles favourite!

Check – out 2016 review HERE & 2015 Review HERE


Eric Gales On Tour in

More details and links for tickets follow the link HERE


 

Iconic US-rockers Cheap Trick have announced a special three date UK tour, with the band visiting London, Manchester and Bristol in June 2017.

Planet Rock 48-hour presale to the tour, which kicks off at Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Wednesday 22nd March.

Tickets on Sale from 24th March 2017

Tickets HERE – MyTicket or SeeTickets

The Illinois quartet, who originally formed in 1973, will delight fans with their huge back catalogue of rock classics, including hits ‘Surrender’, ‘I Want You To Want Me’, ‘Dream Police’ and ‘The Flame’. The tour comes on the back of their most recent 2016 album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, their 17th studio release and first for 7 years, which includes the single When I Wake Up Tomorrow


 

CHUCK BERRY – A STATEMENT FROM HIS FAMILY

Since Chuck’s passing on Saturday, the Berry family has received many inquiries from friends, fans and media about the status of his forthcoming album CHUCK, which was originally announced on his 90th birthday, 18th October 2016.

Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.

For months now plans have been in place, and preparations have been made with our friends at Dualtone Records, to reveal further details and music from the album this week. As a tribute to Chuck Berry, and with gratitude to his fans around the world, we will be following through on those plans in the coming days.

The Chuck Berry Family

 


Sneaky Preview and Video
Thea Gilmore The Counterweight

Video track – Sounds Good To me and more about the album out 2nd June on Cooking Vinyl

Video – HERE


 

For Oh Susanna 2017 Equals
New Album New Tour Dates

Video  A Girl in Teen City & Tour Dates

HERE

 


Alex Francis  released his new soulful pop single ‘Make Believe’ that’s come ahead of his upcoming UK and European tour dates with pop legend Melanie C.

Alex will be hitting the road in April with her after providing guest vocals for her track ‘Hold On’. The tour includes seven UK dates, and his debut EP is coming later this year, following collaborative sessions in Nashville, Belfast and London throughout 2016.


Find out more about Brent Cobb’s debut album UK Tour dates and more HERE


Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sean Rowe, who releases his new album ‘New Lore’ through Anti- on 7th April, has unveiled the video to new song ‘Newton’s Cradle’. “When I was writing the lyrics of the song I kept thinking about the Newton’s cradle… you know, that toy that you set off and it reacts back and forth.  And it reminded me of a relationship, of fighting, of that feeling when you just keep setting each other off, making each other crazy and all you want to do is walk away. When we shot the video I wanted to show that feeling you feel in an argument like the whole world is coming down around you and you feel like you’re losing your mind a bit.  We had a lot of fun with the masks and props and the different settings. I wanted to do something different, and we nailed that.”

 Watch Newton’s cradle below…

 

SEAN ROWE
‘NEWTON’S CRADLE’ VIDEO UNVEILED
LIVE IN LONDON – ST. PANCRAS OLD CHURCH 26th MAY
NEW ALBUM ‘NEW LORE’ OUT 7 APRIL ON ANTI-RECORDS

Pre-Order – HERE
iTunes – HERE
Amazon – HERE


 

Little Hurricane New Album Same Sun Same Moon Listen To The Single NOW

LITTLE HURRICANE UNVEIL STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR ‘OTL’

FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM ‘SAME SUN SAME MOON’ OUT APRIL 14TH VIA MASCOT RECORDS/MASCOT LABEL GROUP.

UK Show:
May 2 2017London, UKBorderline


Iron Maiden Putting Tickets In The Right Hands

Iron Maiden Putting Tickets In The Right Hands

 (AT THE RIGHT PRICE!)

IRON MAIDEN’S STANCE AGAINST EXPLOITATIVE TICKETING PROVES A HUGE SUCCESS AS THEY CHAMPION THEIR FANS WITH A SERIES OF ANTI-TOUT INITIATIVES FOR THEIR UK ARENA TOUR

LISTINGS ON SECONDARY SITES ARE DOWN BY OVER 95%

Read More Here

 


 

Going to be a Monster tour read more HERE


 

 

 


 

Brighten your day with OLSSON Pop taking you back to the parties of the nineties with the new single ‘One In A Million’ from the Swedish dance-pop stalwart OLSSON. It leads with a bright 90s inspired garage house beat, reminiscent of the likes of Disclosure, before breaking into a danceable indie-pop swagger similar to LCD Soundsystem or Hot Chip.

A tasty pop helping before the debut album release later in 2017 Get Your Dancing Shoes ON!

Listen to OLSSON –  Spotify HERE or Soundcloud HERE

OLSSON is a prolific songwriter and has worked with the likes of Charli XCX, SeeB, Jacob Banks and more.


Eric Gales Studio Album Middle Of The RoadLegendary guitarist Eric Gales announces new studio album  ‘Middle Of The Road’

Out 24th February via Mascot Label Group/Provogue – 
Pre-Order Link
“One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” Joe Bonamassa
“He is absolutely incredible” Carlos Santana
“How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” Dave Navarro
“This guy could be the best player on Earth” Mark Tremonti

 Check out the brand new lyric video for Boogie Man


May sound like Shakespeare but is an Indie-pop act.

 


Bluesdoodles sends our congratulations to the winners.

 Every Competitor had a journey to arrive at the competition in Memphis 2017.

UK was delighted to be represented for the first time with Kaz Hawkins Band selected at The UK Blues Challenge at The Robin 2, – hosted by UKBlues Federation 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW PORTALS

STEREO
DEBUT EP ANNOUNCED
RELEASED MARCH 10th

Listen below to New Portals single Stereo

 

 

Opening with crisp synths and a hushed vocal, Stereo looks back on the blossoming first steps of young love. Enlisting broken hip-hop beats, experimental electronics and their irresistible indie charm, New Portals take their first steps into 2017 bigger and bolder than ever before. New Portals with their own distinctive Synth-led Pop.


 

Line-ups – CAugust Bank Holiday Weekend Go To Colne For The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festivalamping what is fresh, new and exciting about Colne 2017

Read all about it HERE

 


January Album reviews

Check out what we said by clicking the album cover now:-

Midnight Call of the Blues with Fran McGillivray Band Who Will I Turn To Now asks Husky Tones with Attitude Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado Says Change My Game People We Become Sings Inspiration Jo Harman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Canadian alt-rock outfit Bleeker have released the brand new stripped back 2017 mix of their single ‘Highway’, taken from their brand new album Erase You, due for UK release on February 10th via Five Seven Music.

‘Highway’ now holds the #1 spot on the Canadian Active Rock Charts, and was featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best Tracks of 2016’ and Spotify’s ‘Best of 2016 Rock This’, while reaching over 2 million streams.

With debut album Erase You set for release in the UK, Britain will soon be falling for Bleeker’s mischievous charm, sexy swagger and red-hot rock’n’roll tunes too.


 

 

Skegness Solid Live Music More Blues than Rock in 2017

Review of Great British Rock & Blues Festival,
Butlins Skegness – HERE

 

 


Matt Andersen Touring May 2017

 

Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017

Check out what Bluesdoodles said about Matt Andersen plus details of the tour. Notes on Matt’s current album Honest Man and more –

HERE


Sari Schorr Force of Nature returns in 2017

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room Back Touring the UK March – May 2017 and the promise of an exciting album following up on 2016 success of  A Force of Nature. Check out dates and venues HERE