Martin Barre Band – Live At The Wildey (2CD Set)

Get Ready To Rock review: This 2-CD live package is a great reminder of the 50th anniversary tour dates played out by guitarist Martin Barre in 2019.  It’s pretty much the same running order as the studio album originally sold on tour and subsequently released also by SFM with the duplication of four live tracks.  […]

The Pat McManus Band – Full Service Resumed

Get Ready To Rock review: Pat McManus is the genial Irishman who since the late 1970s has been ploughing that very rich furrow of Irish traditional music fused to classic rock, first with the highly regarded Mama’s Boys, then with ambient art rockers Celtus, and more recently as a solo artist.  His albums are always […]

Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971-2021 (3CD Set)

Louder Sound review: UK prog rockers Stackridge are to celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of a new three CD box set. Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971-2021 will be released through Angel Air records on October 1. The 51-track selection is a celebration of 50 years featuring a collection of Stackridge’s favourite tracks… Continue reading…

Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971-2021 (3CD Set)

Music News review: There is a strain of English – and it is very English, not Welsh or Scottish – music that I would best describe as Charming Whimsy. On the face of it, light and almost inconsequential but that is loaded with subtleties and hidden depths. Artists such as Kevin Ayers, Robyn Hitchcock, Vivian […]

Larry Coryell – Last Swing with Ireland

Jazz Views review: This album is the very last studio session by the great American guitarist and recorded at “The Hellfire Studios” in Dublin during May 2016. Born Lorenz Albert Van De Linder The Third in Galveston Texas on 2nd April 1943, he passed away on February 9th 2017 in New York City. Larry Coryell […]

Larry Coryell – Last Swing with Ireland

Jazziz review: As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock — perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some — Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books… Continue reading…

Greenslade And Thomas – G&T

The Midlands Rock review: To say that Dave Greenslade (Colosseum) and Dave Thomas (Blonde On Blonde) changed the face of popular music would be something of an understatement. You could write a couple of hefty tomes filled with their musical exploits so I won’t waste your time outlining all their achievements but needless to say […]

Martin Barre Band – Live At The Wildey (2CD Set)

The Midlands Rock review: A member of Jethro Tull from 1968 to 2012 Martin Barre and his unique guitar playing helped guide that band to unbelievable heights and unprecedented chart success. After the dissolution of Jethro Tull, Martin has continued to perform live, most notably with the Martin Barre Band to celebrate the music of […]