Author: Richard Proctor

Former reviewer in the CRS "Rock Society" magazine. Formative music years were the 70's, from psychedelia, folk-rock, blues-rock, heavy rock, punkdom, New Wave through to Indie. I love pretty much all rock music, .... I just don't do soul and disco! ?

Newton Faulkner announces Sam Richardson as special guest on September/October UK Tour

NEWTON FAULKNER"FEELS LIKE HOME" SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2022 UK TOURWITH SPECIAL GUEST SAM RICHARDSON *******INCLUDES VIP TICKETS – SOUNDCHECK & MEET AND GREET GUITAR ACADEMY TICKETS – GUITAR WORKSHOP WITH NEWTON TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM WWW.THEGIGCARTEL.COMWWW.NEWTONFAULKNER.COM  Stripping his songs back to their purest form. Newton will be out there solo, just him, his acoustic guitars, and his voice.Newton Faulkner has..

Brave Rival – Life’s Machine

Brave Rival are a new quintet hailing from Portsmouth who were recently nominated for “Best Emerging Blues Artist Of The Year” at the UK Blues Awards 2022. I'm guessing they've been together since 2019, and they're so much more than "just Blues" (my parentheses), playing a wide-ranging mix of bluesy, soulful yet full-on classic rock that will appeal to..

Pershagen – Hilma (Lovely Records)

Pershagen are a Swedish quartet that has just signed to Lövely Records, and released their third studio album Hilma at the end of April. They have a signature sound that is defined by strong cinematic songs, where colourful instrumental rock mixes psychedelic rock with indie, grunge and alternative rock - they were once described by..

Laura Evans confirmed as special guest on Robert Jon & The Wreck’s May 2022 UK Tour

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROMwww.alttickets.com | www.gigantic.com Robert Jon & The Wreck are very pleased to announce Welsh vocalist and singer songwriter Laura Evans as their special guest on their 12-date May UK Tour which runs from May 9–20th.Tickets are available from www.alttickets.com/robert-jon-the-wreck-tickets and www.gigantic.com/robert-jon-the-wreck-tickets.The May 2022 UK tour follows Robert Jon & The Wreck's triumphant September 2021 UK tour where the band sold out five..

Joanne Shaw Taylor announces “Blues From The Heart Live” album

JOANNE SHAW TAYLORNEW LIVE ALBUM"BLUES FROM THE HEART LIVE" Joanna plays guitar! JST with some other guys! Fresh from her recent six-date UK tour, KTBA Records is pleased to announce worldwide release of Joanne Shaw Taylor's album "Blues From The Heart Live" on June 10, 2022. The live performance will be available as a CD/DVD and CD/Blu-Ray package and includes a collectible 24-page CD booklet...

KAIPA – Urskog (InsideOut Music)

Calling all 70's prog fans! Legendary Swedish progressive folk-fusion-rock band KAIPA are celebrating the release of their 14th studio album Urksog, out now. It really is a classic prog creation in every sense, lots of touches of so many bands from the 70's to start with, particularly ELP to my mind, albeit with a fresh, contemporary..

The Damn Truth Announce October 2022 UK Tour

THE DAMN TRUTHOCTOBER 2022 UK TOURTICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022FROM WWW.THEGIGCARTEL.COM + SUPPORTING KING KING* SUPPORTING PLANET ROCK'S ROCKTOBER NEW SINGLE "LOOK INNOCENT"RELEASED FRIDAY 6 MAY 2022 The Damn Truth:  Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). "The Damn Truth's 'This Is Who We Are Now' single is a powerful statement with a..

DEREK SHERINIAN shares new single “The Vortex” from upcoming album

World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, has shared the title track from his new album 'Vortex' which is due out on July 1st, 2022 on InsideOutMusic. Returning alongside Sherinian is legendary drummer Simon Phillips, who once again co-wrote and co-produced the..

Brave Rival announce new single and music video “Heart Attack” from debut album “Life’s Machine”

NEW SINGLE " HEART ATTACK"RELEASED FRIDAY 22 APRIL 2022PRE-SAVE THE NEW SINGLEWATCH THE MUSIC VIDEOTAKEN FROM THE DEBUT ALBUM "LIFE'S MACHINE"RELEASED FRIDAY 6 MAY 2022PRE-ORDER ALBUM | PRE-SAVE ALBUM TOUR STARTS IN MAY 2022 - SEE BELOW Life's Machine is the stunning debut album from Portsmouth-based five-piece rock, blues, and soul band Brave Rival featuring the hypnotic lead vocals of Lindsey Bonnick and Chloe Josephine. photo courtesy..

John Clay – Rusty Guitar (Stunted Records)

He's a fairly quiet, self-effacing chap, is John Clay. I know of him through Stunted Records, having reviewed a couple of their releases over the last year or so. John and Jill Clay formed Stunted Records in 2002, a small independent set-up that aims to nurture and foster new talent in a caring manner -..