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Party Time With Black Lace In Tenerife

April 16th, 2019|

It’s party time all year round for British group Black Lace, entertaining holiday makers on the Canarian island of Tenerife. Colin Gibb and Gordon King have been resident here for a number of years, performing Black Lace’s brand of party hits, including Agadoo and Superman, in the hotels and bars around the popular resorts [...]

Dave Berry: Life On The Road With The Solid Silver 60s Show

April 5th, 2019|

The Solid Silver 60s Show is back on the road again for, what the promoters are suggesting, may be the last time! Ever popular, the Solid Silver 60s Show has been showcasing the classic 60s hits, performed by the original artists, for over 30 years. And talk of the ‘good old days’ of touring [...]

Album Review: Marvin Gaye – ‘You’re The Man’

March 22nd, 2019|

The great lost album, a treasure unearthed (UCM/Island, out Friday 29 March 2019) Thirty five years on from his untimely death, Marvin Gaye still stands as one of the all time greats. To celebrate what would have been his 80th birthday, on 2nd April, UMC/Island will release his never-issued 1972 Tamla Motown album, You’re [...]

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge To Tour In April

March 1st, 2019|

Moody Blues bass guitarist John Lodge makes a welcome return to the UK for a short series of concert dates in April with his 10,000 Light Years Tour. John’s home city of Birmingham will also recognise his contribution to the city’s musical heritage when he receives a star on the city’s Walk of Stars [...]

Reelin’ In The Years, Steely Dan, Steve Winwood

February 26th, 2019|

Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, 23 February How’s that for a tasty line-up? A rare visit to these shores for one of America’s classic 70s bands with support from British rock-royalty, it doesn’t get much better than this! Just a brief visit. though, for Steely Dan - Birmingham is the third of four UK dates [...]

Album Review: Evi Vine – ‘Black Light White Dark’

February 18th, 2019|

(Solemn Wave Records, out Fri 22 February 2019) Over the years, some of the albums that have come to mean the most to me are those that failed to move me on first hearing. Sometimes it there is something deeper that only shows itself after a number of plays. I have to admit that [...]

Album Review: Beast In Black – ‘From Hell With Love’

February 12th, 2019|

A homage to the eighties, memorable melodies and hooks (Nuclear Blast Records, out Fri 8 February 2019) Finnish band Beast In Black have released their second album From Hell With Love, a homage to the eighties, so loved by Anton Kabanen – the founder and driving inspiration behind Beast In Black. From Hell With [...]

Album Review: Holiday Ghosts – ‘West Bay Playroom’

February 9th, 2019|

Capturing that live recording energy (PNKSLM Recordings, out Fri 15 February 2019) With 2017’s promising self-titled debut album safely tucked under their collective belt, Falmouth four-piece Holiday Ghosts have upped the ante on their new release. West Bay Playroom is a breath of fresh West Country air with all the excitement and vitality that [...]

Steam Loco 45596 Bahamas Returns To The Mainline

February 5th, 2019|

Preserved London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class locomotive Bahamas has returned to it’s home at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire following a 6-year restoration programme. The loco, in it’s British Railway Brunswick Green livery, and carrying it’s BR number of 45596 will also return to hauling steam special charters [...]

Album Review: Joe Jackson – ‘Fool’

January 30th, 2019|

The jester looking sharp! (earMUSIC, out Fri 18 January 2019)   Joe Jackson’s 20th studio album Fool finds him at his best, presenting a theme of comedy and tragedy, and how they connect in our lives, in an eclectic range of musical styles. Stylish and sophisticated - one expects no less from Jackson - [...]