PHOTOGRAPHS: SHEFFIELD: Chris Walkden, LONDON: Graeme Stroud The eighth installment of the ongoing HRH Prog festival came in an intriguing format: the same identical weekend line-up simultaneously in two cities, London and Sheffield, but with the days reversed, so that the Saturday line-up in London played on Sunday in Sheffield, and vice versa. That's a..
Danny Bryant has been a stalwart on the European blues scene for over 15 years, having carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way – he’s now played over 2000 shows around the world and now has a sizeable and loyal fan base. He’s been hailed as a “National Blues Treasure” by Planet Rock and..
Another storming gig went down at the Red Lion on my home patch tonight, starting with excellent Norwich rockers Little Red Kings, who are neither Kings nor red as far as I could see, and mostly not all that little either. First highlight of the night was their melodic pop rocker These Days, with its..
This is my other review from earlier in the year that got "lost" in the sad demise of the Classic Rock Society. But seeing as Inglorious are just about to start out on a new Autumn tour, billed as "the places they didn't get to visit last time", I thought it helpful to give a..
It felt like a cathartic goodbye to both the band members for at least another year and to the much loved venue, sadly, forever. A truly unique and emotional night was in store for all attendees of The Citadel in St Helens on June 14th 2019. This gig was special for a number of reasons...
Complex arrangements and heavy beats make it prog-metal indeed, but front man Danny Estrin’s one-sided hairy mane and bright white jacket give it a decidedly 1980s glam-pop edge... Shattered Skies A three-band evening in Great Portland Street was kicked off by Shattered Skies, a hard-hitting Anglo-Irish combo whose power rock is difficult to pigeonhole –..
Tonight was an occasion. A life-affirming, shared occasion between band and audience. And it will not be easily forgotten. Over the past few years, since first playing at the Citadel with the Classic Rock Society, it’s fair to say that Mostly Autumn have fallen in love with the venue, immediately including it as a ‘must-play’..
The quality of tonight’s three-band lineup can be judged by the fact that popular up-and-coming metal rockers Gorilla Riot, with their penchant for complex, driving, backing riffs, were bottom of the bill. The Red Lion in my home town has been a hard rock venue for as long as I can remember, but as the..
3 September 2019 There is something to be said about a sold out Rock City show. Tonight, the crowd is as diverse as a fun fair and there is a hint of excitement in the air - it appears that celebrating 25 years of Skunk Anansie is definitely worth dusting off the dancing shoes for...
With the demise of the Classic Rock Society having been announced only a couple of months earlier, June brought with it the closure of both the wonderful old Citadel venue and also the last ever CRS shows. This one was the first of those gigs, and if ever the time was ripe for a good..